North CliffWhen you ask Realtors to pitch their listings, it becomes hard to pick which one to feature — and that’s a great problem to have. This week’s Tuesday Two Hundred is in North Cliff and is a great example of how you can mix well-cared-for vintage aspects of your historic home with new, thoughtful updates.

Tucked into the North Cliff Conservation District in North Oak Cliff, 2736 Ivandell Ave. is a Minimal Traditional Bungalow built in 1947. Priced right at $250,000, the three-bedroom, two-bath home is just shy of three miles from Bishop Arts.

Outside, the curb appeal is in the charming brickwork and the large treed lot. “The brick style is unique and is reportedly called ‘bread and butter,’” said listing agent Katrina Whatley with Ultima Real Estate. (more…)

Midcentury RanchTucked back behind Forest Lane, Marsh Lane, and Webb Chapel Road is an enclave of Midcentury Ranch homes, homes to families from the late 1950s to today — and they’re still some of the most affordable homes in North Dallas.

Built by Fox & Jacobs, the L-shaped Accent and Flair homes of the 1960s are present in several neighborhoods in North Dallas, especially along Marsh Lane (full disclosure, this writer lives in one, and her family is only the second family to live in the home since it was built in 1961).

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ElmwoodAs property values climb in Dallas, the $200,000 range is often considered the sweet spot now for first-time buyers — and we found a perfect perch in Elmwood for this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred.

But it’s not just a perfect location (more on that in a minute) that sets this two-bedroom, one-bath home apart from the other starters out there — it’s also been updated extensively.

“What makes this house so special is its charm and character,” listing agent Brian Davis with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s said of 2042 Rugged Drive. “From the moment you drive up, the color of the shutters and front door, the white picket railing on the front porch, the covered sitting area, and the views of the greenbelt draw you in.

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Webb RoyalWe’ve written about the Webb Royal neighborhood before — the perfect choice for young families that find themselves priced out of popular Sparkman Club and Midway Hollow. And we found a great example of what makes Webb Royal so great in our Tuesday Two Hundred this week — an adorable traditional built in 1955, but recently updated throughout.

And bonus — it’s in a community that hosts neighborhood parties and chili cookoffs, with a walkability and safeness that makes it a great place for family-friendly holiday activities like trick-or-treating, too.

In fact, when we set out to write about the neighborhood, one resident went door-to-door to talk to his neighbors about why they loved the neighborhood, helping us paint a picture of a community that is a grand mix of longtime homeowners and new families, all enjoying the numerous nearby amenities and the quiet charm of their neighborhood.

“Whenever my friends say they’re looking for a new home, I encourage them to look in our neighborhood because it’s one of the few spots you can still find a great deal in an up and coming neighborhood,” resident Jeff Reburn said at the time. “It’s one of the few neighborhoods in Northwest Dallas you can find a great home for between $200,000 and $400,000, depending on size and how updated it is.”

“There are nice homes on tree-lined streets with friendly neighbors,” Bill Adams said. “We picked the neighborhood before we picked the house so that speaks volumes to the personality of the neighborhood.”

The home on 10732 Channel Drive is listed by Laura Suarez with Century 21 Alicia Trevino, Realtors, and is 1,913 square feet of family-friendly space, including four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. (more…)

East DallasIt’s not often you find an East Dallas home with four bedrooms and two baths for less than $250,000, which is why Lauri Ann Hanson with Dave-Perry Miller InTown knew to alert us that she had what she calls “a unicorn.”

And that unicorn, which is located on 11336 Quail Run St., was a perfect candidate for this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, priced perfectly for a first-time buyer or an investor.

“Not only is this Highland Meadows cutie packed with charm and all the curb appeal, but it’s difficult to find four-bed, two-bath within the bubble for just $249,900!” Hanson said. (more…)

As home prices continue to rise, flippers are moving deeper into East Dallas and working their magic on properties that could use a fresh look. 

That’s the case with the midcentury at 2327 Klondike Dr. It is remodeled by a former vice president of design at HKS Architects in Dallas and not only looks hip, but also has a new roof, R-38 attic insulation, water heater, low-E windows, 14-SEER heating and air conditioning system, and three-ton condensing unit outside. 

“This is approximately his tenth house in 75228 in four years — he is always a trailblazer and does impeccable work,” said listing agent Shannon Metcalf with Pinnacle Realty Advisors. “[This house] had been in the previous owner’s family for decades before it went on the market last May [and it] was in particularly rough shape cosmetically, but it had good bones and a good vibe, so he took it from there.”

Located near Oates Drive and Ferguson Road, our Tuesday Two Hundred is just over three miles from the eastern shores of White Rock Lake, situated between Bishop Lynch High School and Eastfield College in the Cloverdale neighborhood. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,331 square feet on one story, built in 1955. 

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In the hilly, scenic neighborhood of Wynnewood, we’ve found a open-floorplan home with sleek style and big renovations.

Many of the houses more than 350 homes there are quite affordable and have attracted the attention of flippers, like our Tuesday Two Hundred at 2454 Garapan Dr. Both exterior and interior are totally updated, including a new roof, insulation, electrical wiring, windows, water heater, security system, and HVAC condenser and furnace.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,512 square feet on one story, built in 1946. 

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Deep in the heart of Oak Cliff, there’s an Elmwood brick cottage with sweet style, big updates, and a friendly price tag. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred, at 1918 Newport Ave., has many of the upgrades you’d expect to find in new construction, but all the personality and charms of its era. Plus, it is only three miles from Bishop Arts, seven miles to downtown Dallas, and walking distance to a DART light rail station. 

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 1,522 square feet on one story, built in 1951. Let’s take a look.

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