stone Tudor

Open House alert for this 1930s stone Tudor: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2605 Maple Springs Blvd.

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Whether you call it a tri-level or a split-level, mid-century fans will love this luxuriously-finished piece of history from 1968 with everything you want in 2019. This four-bedroom, three-bath home at 1554 Russell Glen Lane is this week’s featured Thursday Three Hundred with a list price of $385,000.

Check out this hard-to-find split level at an Open House from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10

Located in well-established Highland Oaks in South Dallas, this 2,876-square-foot home is a deep-set corner lot situated on a .63-acre lot. Just look at the long, down-sloping walkway to the front door! Plus, talk about a scenic part of town with a great location: 15 minutes to downtown and 10 minutes to Bishop Arts District and Trinity Groves.

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PeavyThose windows. Those beautiful, enormous windows that give you a glimpse inside this mid-century gem and look out to this beautiful Old Lake Highlands neighborhood of 50s- and 60s-built homes. For this week’s Thursday Three Hundred, we check out this move-in ready mid-century home at 936 Peavy Road in the shadow of White Rock Lake at E. Lake Highlands Drive and Loop 12.

Huge new picture windows and stained wood columns make this 1956-built home stand out from the rest. Hardwood floors and fresh new paint are the first updates you see as you walk into this 1,348-square-foot home.

The living room flows seamlessly into casual dining and the kitchen that features stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, built-in microwave, stove/oven, and dishwasher. Granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, and new cabinets make this kitchen feel brand new.

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This is the part of Lake Highlands that people forget about. It’s my part of Lake Highlands located outside 635 that’s so close to Richardson, these Dallas residents go to RISD schools like I did. So naturally I’m partial to this four-bedroom, three-bath at 9722 Burleson Drive near Abrams Road and LBJ Freeway. It’s listed by Bruce Yamini of Northpoint Real Estate for $364,900. Actually it’s one of several beautifully-updated homes in this part of Lake Highlands near Chimney Hill. Now I’ve personally seen a couple of lime green doors around here, but this is the first teal blue door I’ve seen. It seems bold colors are back!

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Open house alert: This charmer will be open 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

You’ll love living in picturesque Old Lake Highlands in this updated mid-century home, just steps from the Dixon Branch Greenbelt Park and White Rock Lake. This three-bedroom at 9515 Peninsula Drive, which is listed for $330,000, comes to us from “Getting the Dirt” Facebook group member Catherine Blevens.

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KesslerWhen flipping through listings this week, we had to take a minute after landing on this East Kessler cottage — it was just that adorable.

Built in 1938 on a hillside, the current owners of 1311 Cedar Hill Ave. have kept this home impeccably maintained, and have updated it without sacrificing the character.

It’s also blocks from Bishop Arts, with access to plenty of parks, and is an easy commute to downtown Dallas.
It also sits in the highly-sought out Rosemont Elementary attendance zone, as well as Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy (which met state standards with five distinctions), and Sunset High (which met state standards and earned four distinctions).

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Kidd Springs HeightsIf your New Year’s resolutions included becoming more active, our first Thursday Three Hundred of 2019 is a Kidd Springs Heights charmer perfectly situated to get you there.

And when you account for the fact that it’s also in the coveted zone for Rosemont Elementary, this home at 815 N. Tyler St. just gets better.

Realtor April Allen with Anthony Long Realty said the adorable home is also ideally situated for anyone looking to adopt (or even maintain) a more active lifestyle, too.

“It’s a great starter home for someone looking to get into this neighborhood —  it’s just a 15-minute walk to the Bishop Arts District, the Kessler Theatre, and and the Stevens Park golf course, and across the street from Kidd Springs Park,” she said. (more…)

Elmwood

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

During World War II, the Elmwood house at 1420 Brunner Ave. in Oak Cliff was a refuge for British pilots here for training. The Royal Air Force was getting creamed by the Germans and needed help, which was available here.

The first of the training schools was created in Terrell, about 1.5 hours east, and many flyboys made their way to Dallas on the weekends. A few of them ended up at their home-away-from-home, the Craig house on Brunner Avenue, where a little girl, Paula, lived with her folks.

“The boys were so fond of little Paula that they gifted her with a RAF patch, one Mrs. Craig sewed on the sleeve of Paula’s dance costume — a miniature U.S. Army uniform,” said Gayla Brooks, who wrote about the house in 2009. “Between the ages of 4 and 7, the little dancer wore the costume when she performed at war bond rallies.”

This storied property is our Thursday Three Hundred today, and Paula, all grown up now, is a Montessori teacher who continues to live in the neighborhood. The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,806 square feet on two stories, built in 1940.

The home is of considerable size by Elmwood standards, and it has a genuinely spacious lot of almost one-third of an acre.

“It manages to roll in the new —Bertazzoni gas range, a light color palette, and tons of natural light — with the original — crystal doorknobs, hardwood floors, original built-ins throughout — and has a large finished-out attic that would be perfect for a bedroom,” said Emily Ruth Cannon with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, who has listed the house with Jennifer Stolarski.

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