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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Investors have their eye on the Casa View neighborhood in East Dallas and one company is making its mark with sleek, elegant interiors that look marvelous. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 2212 Tealford Dr. is an example of the work of KevCo Investments LLC. They flipped another house 1.5 miles from here earlier this year and it sold in five days. This house has a similar aesthetic and we expect to see it fly off the market, too.  

“This was a complete gut and remodel — we took it all the way down [to the studs], opened up the rooms, and gave it modern colors and clean lines,” said listing agent Kevin Vowell with Infinity Residential Real Estate. “It was in bad shape before and we had to have a city inspection to even start.”

It is now better than new, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,156 square feet on one story, built in 1952.

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Houses in the $200,000 range are getting more rare in Dallas and when they exist, are shrinking in size. But there are lovely exceptions around the city. 

We’ve found a house with over 2,000 square feet sitting on 0.33 acres in Northwest Dallas for $299,000, reduced from $335,000 when it was first listed in July. Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3220 Northaven Ct. sits on a cul-de-sac lot with fresh landscaping and recently installed irrigation. The interior is renovated with lots of amenities, including dual masters. 

This home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,061 square feet on one story, built in 1960. Bonus for families: it is in the attendance zone for Degolyer Elementary, which scores an 8 out of 10 from greatschools.org. 

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historicalIt’s not every day that you find a historic home for less than $300,000 that doesn’t need a ton of improvements. But for today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’ve found one that really ups the ante on historical.

How? For one, this 1904 Folk Victorian was home to three Irving mayors. But more importantly, the Howard-Beaufford home, located at 318 S. O’Connor Road, is the oldest still-standing home in Irving.

(Historic photo courtesy Portal to Texas History)

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Head to the Sunset Hill neighborhood in North Oak Cliff and you’ll find an adorable renovated Craftsman with personality and style for miles.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred, located at 1219 S Waverly Dr., is just two miles from the Bishop Arts District and close to downtown Dallas. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,566 square feet on one story, built in 1948 and totally reimagined recently. 

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When you’re a man about town with a penchant for dramatic, luxe style, what kind of space do you design for entertaining and as a showcase for travel acquisitions? 

The answer is at 8526 Baltimore Dr. Apt 202, our Tuesday Two Hundred and the European-style pied-à-terre for a prominent Dallas jewelry designer. He arrived at this location after closing his Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City, seeking a discreet building in Dallas to house his expansive collection of art and antiques, throw fabulous parties, and provide a guest house for visitors.

“He was attracted to the natural flow of the layout, conducive for entertaining with large rooms and a lovely breakfast room or study off the kitchen,” said listing agent Catherine Gravel with Action Realty. “The condo was a blank canvas with great bones and structure in need of a little updating and color.”

It got both in its two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,359 square feet. The space now is a jewel box of rich colors and textures, from dramatic gray walls and and sumptuous ruby drapes to ornate gold-framed mirrors and art. There is nothing like it on the market in North Texas. 

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Many people are saying that $300K is the new $200K in the North Texas market, and they’re correct that it’s getting harder to find a family home in that lower price range. 

That’s part of what makes our Tuesday Two Hundred so unusual. Located in the Kiestwood neighborhood of Oak Cliff, the house at 2832 Ilahe Dr. is a handsome midcentury modern house with classic Roman brick, clean lines, and a split-level design. 

“This is my favorite stretch in the areas, two blocks of hilly terrain, lined with trees, and a cul-de-sac, which is a rarity in the area,” said listing agent Ed Murchison with Virginia Cook, Realtors. “Kiestwood has become such an incredible neighborhood and it’s one of the premier areas if you’re looking for something under $300,000, and it’s even getting hard to find that there.”  

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,188 square feet on two stories, built in 1959.

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If a nicely done renovation makes a property sing a fresh tune, then two talented house flippers have created an entirely new songbook for one Casa View Oaks home built in 1954.   

Casey Barton and Raymond Graham have taken a cramped, outdated house and reimagined every element. 2468 Highwood Dr. is in Dallas’ up-and-coming neighborhoods in deep East Dallas, a few miles from White Rock Lake. Flippers are starting to see the potential here and several houses have undergone transformations. This one stands out with a sleek aesthetic, unexpectedly luxe touches, and on-trend design. 

Barton and Graham enclosed the garage to create a master bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet and reconfigured the rest of the home’s floorplan. This added a bathroom and 275 square feet, making it three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,395 square.

“We tore down the wall between the kitchen and what is now the dining room — what is now the living room used to be a bedroom,” said Barton. “We also added onto the original hardwoods, carrying them throughout the kitchen and master addition.” 

The team will list tomorrow for $295,000 and there’s an open house Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek and a look at some before-and-after photos? 

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