Kessler Square is one of our favorite areas of North Oak Cliff, and if you drive down the shaded avenues, draped with hanging boughs from the beautiful, old trees in this arboreal enclave, you’ll see why. The homes are so adorable, many of which have been updated in a loving manner, preserving the character of the neighborhood by keeping the vintage façades intact. 

Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a listing from Compass Dallas Summit Group Realtor Mohammed Jaber that is the perfect example of what Kessler Square has to offer. This adorable Kessler Square Tudor, complete with leaded glass and beautiful brick, is an absolute classic.

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Still obsessed as ever with Chip and Jojo? Need your fix of farmhouse chic? Ready to live inside an award-winning Dallas ISD attendance zone? This adorable cottage from RE/MAX DFW Associates Realtor Jenny Capritta located inside the Mockingbird Elementary attendance zone, which is within the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, is absolutely perfect. 

Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is just what buyers are looking for, says Capritta.

“Buyers today are not looking for actual fixer-uppers,” she said. “They are looking for a modernized remodel that is move-in ready.”

But if you’re thinking this cutie is a standard flip, think again. 

“This quality renovation was not done by flippers, but homeowners who spared no expense or overlooked the slightest detail,” Capritta said.

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This North Oak Cliff California contemporary won’t make you choose between spaces made to entertain and a place to retreat!

When someone describes a home as “a retreat,” my mind automatically imagines a spa day. However, most homes are not at all like a trip to the spa. But this Oak Cliff California-style contemporary actually does feel like a trip to the spa, which is why it’s earned the title of Inwood National Bank Home of the Week. 

As an added bonus, this home is perfect for any party you can dream up, says listing agent George W. Hawkins II of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. 

“With the spacious open floor plan, it’s an entertainers dream,” Hawkins said. ” Plus, it has a master retreat that is separate from your guest wing.”

If that doesn’t say “relaxing retreat,” you might need to check your thesaurus. 

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Some homes are great for the infrequent summer soireé, and other homes have everything you need for hosting during the holiday season. But from our experience, the home that easily entertains crowds no matter the season is rare. Even rarer is the home that can do it all despite the weather priced under $1 million. But that’s exactly what our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week offers — easy entertaining year-round.

 “This home has been updated throughout and has a floor plan that is perfect for entertaining,” says Compass agent Michelle Hopson. Her Summit Group is listing this updated ranch in Underwood Estates for such a great price that your jaw will drop, as this home is absolutely stuffed to the gills with great finishes and fixtures.

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As Dallas dirt becomes more and more pricey, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of our close-in suburbs for good deals you just can’t ignore. One such suburb is Mesquite, which is proving to be one of the next big areas primed for investors. 

And this listing from Bobbie Jo Glover of Compass’ Summit Group is a shining example of a move-in ready Mesquite ranch that is not only affordable but is close to great shopping and within an easy commute to Dallas. For those looking high and low for a close-in home that won’t break the bank, set your sights on our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

Not only is this Hearthstone Manor ranch adorable, but it shows that you don’t have to head to the pricey suburbs up north to get a great house for an amazing price. 

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When you think about what makes a house a home, what are some details that come to mind? Homes are so much more than four walls and a roof, especially when it comes to the everyday life of a family. Thoughtful touches, grand spaces, and awe-inspiring rooms are the backdrop to our memories, and smart, creative design can make or break them. So when we ran across this inspiring Preston Hollow transitional, we couldn’t contain ourselves.

Not only is this beautiful Preston Hollow transitional — our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week — a brand new build, but its stunning spaces feature the deft hand of award-winning designer Traci Connell, notes Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Lisa Marcus Schlachter. Reason enough to fall in love at first sight, and we know you (and your future guests) will!

We love Traci Connell because she took an unusual path to a successful career in interior design and has made a name for herself in a very competitive industry.

Plus, she has an eye for pattern and color that creates unusual, eye-catching spaces that offer so many “wow” moments!

The foyer in this Preston Hollow transitional has designer touches from the ceiling to the floor thanks to Traci Connell.

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the Preserve

One of my favorite things about Allen is how truly well-designed the town is. And one of our favorite developments, The Preserve, has some of the best builders, too! We were so lucky to stumble upon this great listing from Michelle Hopson, a Compass Dallas agent. 

“The Preserve is a small luxury community of only about 100 homes — there is a pond, and hike and bike trails,” Hopson said. “It is a very different feel than being in one of the larger communities.” 

So we’re obviously thrilled to feature this gorgeous Ashton Woods home on an oversized lot, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week. It’s gorgeous and has tons of storage!

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The funky counterpart of larger and grander Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills, is one of my favorite neighborhoods in East Dallas. Why? Because besides amazing location, this neighborhood has natural beauty and personality.

First, Little Forest Hills has the absolute CUTEST Fourth of July parade, which attracts bicycles and strollers with streamers and flags, plus the many Radio Flyer wagons with pups astride. Plus, this neighborhood is within bicycling distance of East Dallas’ worst-kept secret: The Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3108 pool. And finally, both neighborhoods feed into Dallas ISD’s Alex Sanger Preparatory, which earned several distinctions.

So it’s no surprise that these two East Dallas enclaves have experienced growing popularity in the past decade, with more an more people paying top dollar for lots and custom builders. Though, this beautiful Tudor was built just six years ago, there are homes built more than 70 years back still standing. But what if you could have a new build without all of the effort? That’s what our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week offers. 

“This quality craftsman Tudor home was built in 2013 by the current owner,” said listing agent Jenny Capritta of RE/MAX DFW Associates.  “All new quality custom homes start with the foundation. This engineer-designed slab was created for maximum stability by drilling 47 piers to shale — some 20 to 30 feet.”

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