Our Splurge: Justin Croft with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas has listed 1419 Haines Avenue for $690,000.

Here’s what’s new and notable in North Oak Cliff! Two treasures, both equally stunning and ideally situated, with price points under $700,000. The only question is which will you choose? Our Splurge vs. Steal this week, features a magnificent modern and a corner-lot restoration that are definitely worth a look. Tell us which one is your favorite in the comments.

Splurge: Magnificent Modern With Balcony In East Kessler Park For $690K 

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Back at the turn of the millennium, the City of Dallas adopted our time-of-day watering restrictions in an effort to curb the incredible amount of water that irrigates Dallas lawns and landscapes. Since 2001, through education and smart watering restrictions, Dallas has conserved 398 billion gallons of water, cutting gallons per capita per day consumption by 30 percent. However, there’s still room for improvement, and the 25th annual City of Dallas Water Utilities Water Wise Landscape Tour is just the kind of inspiration we need to make better choices for our homes and Dallas’ future. 

Conserving water by smart landscaping has come a long day since the era of gravel, yucca, and cactus. Not all water-wise landscapes have to look like a desert! Do you have a landscape that looks incredible without requiring a big gulp of water when the temperatures climb? Have you installed rainwater recapture systems to keep your grass green without draining Lake Lavon? Want to show it off? Find out how to submit your home for the 25th annual Water Wise Landscape Tour now. The deadline to submit is Aug. 9!

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MCM in Keistwood

For this week’s Thursday 300, we’ve got a 1958-built Arch B. Swank-designed midcentury modern gem at 3454 S. Franklin Street in Keistwood that’s listed by Diane Sherman of David Griffin & Company for only $392,000. Now typically, we do the heavy lifting in describing a home’s features and indiscernible qualities, but Diane gave us such a venerable wealth of knowledge about this amazing MCM in Keistwood that we’ll give you the scoop in her words. (more…)

Andrea Pittman with Modtown Realty has listed 2341 Douglas Avenue for $555,000.

Haven’t you heard? The Maple District is rapidly growing! If you’re in the market for a home in the heart of Dallas in the mid to low $500s, now is a great time to check out our Friday Five Hundred in the Maple District.

This fantastic three-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom duplex came to us with a tip from Andrea Pittman of Modtown Realty. “This is by far one of the greatest products out there for new construction,” she says.

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For the longest time, the neighborhoods surrounding CityPlace were all one- and two-story bungalows and cottages, some of which had been rental properties for so long that the neglect from absentee landlords became irreversible. And as the demand for modern, urban living has increased along the US 75 corridor, this neighborhood — now dubbed East Village — has experienced a significant architectural renaissance with modern townhomes going up at a record pace. 

One such example is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This fabulous East Village townhome marketed by David Griffin & Company Realtor Don Neilson gives you a fabulous and bright two-story floor plan with sleek and chic modern industrial finishes that are a boon for frequent entertainers, empty nesters, and those who crave privacy.

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Contemporary architecture takes on beautiful proportions in a sleek Shore Crest Terrace home built in 2016. This nearly new house feels spacious and expansive with soaring ceilings and spaces filled with natural light.

Our Inwood Home of the Week at 8618 Glencrest Ln. has a strong connection between indoors and outdoors through walls of glass, as well as a flexible floorplan in the truest sense of the word. This naturally lends to the entertaining possibilities with multiple seating areas inside and fabulous options in back. 

Located near Lemmon Avenue and West Lovers Lane, this home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, three living areas, and 4,002 square feet on two stories, built in 2016. 

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Yesterday, prowling the Fort Worth beat from Edward’s Ranch to Rivercrest, I found several enticing listings before landing in front of 2324 Mistletoe Drive in Mistletoe Heights — the hands-down winner for this week’s Fort Worth Friday. Often, in the back of my mind, when looking at a property there is a “could I live here?” fantasy.  This midcentury modern is so seductive that my answer would be a resounding “yes.” And I wasn’t alone in my admiration, because the house was on the market for all of five days. The current status is “active pending” but that needn’t prevent us from taking a look. Indulge Magazine thought the 1946 build unique enough to merit a feature in 2012.

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Own a Piece of Oak Cliff History with Colorful Beckley Club Spanish-style Home | CandysDirt.com

On the east side of Interstate 35 a few miles south of downtown Dallas is a hidden gem neighborhood in Oak Cliff with major appeal and affordable houses, Beckley Club Estates. We’ve found a property there with historic appeal married with updated charms. It’s unlike anything else on the market now in North Texas.

Located at 1506 Seevers Ave., this colorful and unusual house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,531 square feet on one story, built in 1926. It offers the opportunity to own a piece of history with modern appeal: A major remodel in 2014 updated electrical, HVAC, windows, and insulation, for instance. It also has incredible backyard space with creek access and a wood deck overlooking the treetops. Let’s take a look at our Tuesday Two Hundred.  

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