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North Oak Cliff is where you’ll find great homes, mature trees, and fantastic views that would cost thousands more elsewhere in Dallas. Take this charming midcentury ranch in the West Kessler neighborhood of Stevens Woods. Not only does this high caliber home back up to the recently redone Stevens Park Golf Course, but it also has a gorgeous pool and updates throughout. It’s so well preserved and in a truly beautiful neighborhood, and it just hit the market!

Don’t take your chances with financing on a home like this, and contact Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans to get pre-approval so you can put in a winning bid on this beauty. Deals like this don’t last long in our market, so contact Lisa for your financing needs today.

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411 Montclair front

Sure, Winnetka Heights is one of the pricier neighborhoods in North Oak Cliff, with some of the larger Prairie-style homes going for $400K plus. If that’s a shade too rich for your blood, but you still want a spacious family home you can enjoy for years to come, then you’ll love this adorable traditional at 411 Montclair Ave.

This home is so adorable from the curb that you’ll just swoon when you see it! The bright red door and homey blue siding is so sweet! The arched stoop is just tremendously cute, too. But don’t let this home’s petite exterior fool you. Inside you’ll find three bedrooms, two full baths, and more than 2,100 square feet.

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I think this home is super cute, and definitely stands out among the Arts and Crafts homes and the Prairie Four-squares that are quite prominent in Winnetka Heights. It’s marketed by David Griffin Realtor Crystal Gonzalez for $379,000, and has been on the market for just one week.

There are hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout the first floor, and beautiful period-style light fixtures that fit this 1930s traditional just right! The fireplace is perfect, too, and it, along with the rest of the first floor, sports fresh paint.

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French doors separate the dining and living areas, and between the kitchen and dining room you’ll find a butler’s pantry that is perfect for storing your china collection and all those dishes you’re dying to use for your first dinner party. It eases you into the kitchen, which is completely updated with commercial-grade stainless steel appliances, fresh cabinets, and a breakfast area overlooking the covered rear porch and backyard.

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Upstairs is where you’ll find the master suite, an addition that brings in a huge bedroom with tons of light, a separate seating area, a gigantic closet with tons of built-in cabinets, and a five-piece master bath. Thanks to some thoughtful construction, the pitch of the roof isn’t so severe as to create awkward spaces.

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Outside you’ll find a large, lush backyard and a fantastic little covered porch, but you’ll notice one thing is missing — covered parking or a garage. Sure, there’s a little storage building, but there’s no secure parking. For some people, that’s a deal-breaker, but for those who were planning to bike everywhere in the first place, it’s not a huge problem. Of course, if you wanted to add covered parking in the future, you’ll have to jump through a few hoops because this home is located inside a historic conservation district.

411 Montclair backyard

In all, though, this home is fantastic for someone who is looking for a family place in a great neighborhood in North Oak Cliff! What do you think?

326 Edgefield Front

We’re constantly on the lookout for great deals all over Dallas, and sometimes we find them where we least expect. Take this gorgeous Prairie-style two-story in Winnetka Heights for example. This neighborhood is so heavily sought-after, we thought for the longest time you couldn’t find a good-sized family home for under $300,000 in this historic district.

We’ll be the first to admit we were wrong!

This adorable home, which is back on the market, is at 326 S. Edgefield in North Oak Cliff’s most popular historic conservation district. It’s listed by David Griffin Realtor Diane Sherman for a more-than-reasonable $279,900. This home is spacious, with almost 2,600 square feet in its two-story layout. You get four bedrooms, two and a half baths, formals and a lovely open kitchen that leads to a fenced backyard.

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The only downside I can see to this property is the upstairs carpet and the lack of covered parking. Now, if you’re resourceful, you’ll buy this property and put in a rear-access garage and workshop, one that will have an air-conditioned art studio. In fact, maybe you can get the amazing Winnetka Heights design-build team at ThrasherWorks to come up with an amazing plan that will stand the test of time and look absolutely brilliant, too.

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Tons of details remain in this tastefully updated 1940s home, including the archways that transition from room to room, and the lovely wood floors. Some of the light fixtures feel out of place, but that’s easily fixed. The kitchen has plenty of updates, with bright white cabinets, granite counters, an ample eat-in island, and a five-burner gas range and oven with built-in microwave.

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The master is a decent size, and both full baths are upstairs with the powder room down. It’s no secret that I despise wall-to-wall carpet. I just feel like if I want carpet, I want the option of laying down a rug instead of dealing with a carpet that ages so quickly and attracts allergens. Still, I love the dual closets and the windows.

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The master bath is a vintage-looking remodel with gorgeous tile. Not so crazy about the configuration of the shower, the single pedestal sink, and the ugly frameless mirror, but the bathtub is perfect. I think this simple style should be used more often, that’s for sure.

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The backyard, which you can access through the French doors off the kitchen, is shady thanks to the canopy of trees, but you’ll adore the deck. Otherwise it’s a bit of a project considering how many unruly saplings are popping up. Still, this home is a total value and with the right buyer, would be a fantastic investment!

326 Edgefield Back

One of the reasons I’m not a huge fan of Tudors is that they are notoriously cramped and crowded on the inside, with wall, after wall, after wall separating rooms from one another. I love the way they look on the outside, though, with the high-pitched roofs and the brick exteriors, and there are tons of them in Kessler Highlands.

This one, though, feels very European on the inside with white on white walls and tile and tons of open space. It feels a lot brighter than most Tudors, too, thanks to the huge windows throughout the first floor of this 2,725-square-foot home.

Built in 1928 and fully renovated, 1217 N. Tyler St. is marketed by Susan Melnick of Virginia Cook Realtors for $475,000. Considering the location — the very hot North Oak Cliff area — the size and interior condition, I think that’s a pretty fair price for this home.

I think this house, while a great home for children, is an excellent house for entertaining. The bar, which has some really cool stools, would be a great place to belly up as the host is in the kitchen. The dining room is outstanding, too, as it faces an entire wall of windows.

The master suite is an interesting bird, mostly because it has two full baths. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of such a thing. I guess when the owner was renovating, he wanted to give one full bath a tub and another a shower? I like the idea, and the execution is pretty cool, but I’m not sure it’s a great selling point.

There are a total of four bedrooms and four baths in this home, which is pretty significant for a Tudor. Even more significant is the huge backyard with a gigantic deck. There’s also a fish pond with waterfall in the professionally landscaped, organic outdoor space.

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Here’s a house that makes me just swoon! This Winnetka Heights Craftsman at 200 N. Windomere is totally flirty, especially that master suite!

 

Like most too-cute Oak Cliff homes, this one is marketed by Crystal Gonzalez of David Griffin & Co. Seriously, she seems to get the best listings! This adorable house, which has three bedrooms, two baths, and more than 2,000 square feet, is priced at a recently reduced $334,000. I think that might be the sweet spot for this listing.

This house is fully updated, unlike a lot of homes in Winnetka Heights, which are usually bought as fixer-uppers by young couples and flippers. This house, though, was loved by a woman, which you can see in the fuschia paint in the workout room and the mirrored vanity in the master bath.

The living areas are so fresh and bright, too. I love the fireplace, which, thank goodness, didn’t get the customary coat of white paint that is so prevalent these days! The dining area is beautiful, too, and I love that light fixture!

Now, the kitchen is almost perfect. I love the stainless counter tops, the white cabinets, the stainless appliances, and the skylights, but that just doesn’t seem like enough storage to me. Maybe there’s a gigantic walk-in pantry behind one of the doors, which would definitely help the situation. The tile in the breakfast nook, though, is adorable, as is the full-wall chalkboard.

Upstairs you’ll find the epic master suite. The bedroom feels more like a conservatory with all of those windows! Beautiful! The beadboard ceiling is great, and the chandelier is so glam!

Speaking of glam, check out that master bath! The mirrored tall dresser is beautiful, too. Of course, in a bathroom such as this one you have to have a claw-foot tub. It would look odd without one!

Those who entertain friends frequently will love the back deck. It’s a really great outdoor space that is perfect for a bistro set and a barbecue.

So, what do you think of this house? Is it priced right?

This house, if it could say one word and one word only, it would be “AHHHH-DORABLE.” Just like that. In fact, it would be shouting it, so when you heard it from around the block, you would come jogging through Winnetka Heights until you found 314 N. Clinton, a butter yellow Craftsman with a porch swing just west of Tyler Street.

Once you step inside there is tons more to love. The home was remodeled with consideration for historical details, a renovation that won an award from Preservation Dallas in 2005. That’s really the impression you get when you step through the threshold.

Keep going and things get more and more interesting. Right off the bat you’ll notice the little markings on the blonde hardwood floor. Interesting, right? Well, it’s because the flooring is a recycled basketball court. How awesome is that? Not only is it eco-friendly, but it looks cool and is definitely a conversation starter!

The kitchen has some really great points, like the vent hood, the cute storage shelves, and the range. The rest of it could use a good shake-up. Perhaps extend the counters over to the range, add some more cabinet space, and change out the pendants. Minor fixes, in the scheme of things.

The kitchen opens to the living area, which has a pretty crazy fireplace, and I mean crazy in a very respectful and endearing way. This home, which is 2,016 feet, has two living areas, three bedrooms, and two baths.

It’s priced at $329,000, which I can’t really make a judgment call on. There has been a lot of renovation to this home, but it could still use some work. It’s in a pretty desirable location, though, and in one of the most active historic districts in the city.

I do know that this home has something that is pretty much unheard of in 1930s Craftsman homes: A walk-in closet.

The master bedroom is flanked by the closet and a cute little bathroom with a claw-foot tub. This is the kind of scene I think you would see in a little bed-and-breakfast cottage. At least that’s what it feels like.

This house oozes charm, and it’s sure to find the right buyer soon!

 

This prairie-style home at 402 N. Rosemont Ave. is an incredible value at $359K.

When you buy a home in Winnetka Heights, you’re getting so much more than a building on a piece of land. You’re buying into a very active community that looks out for one another, one that takes pride in its landscape.

One of the four living spaces inside 402 N. Rosemont.

Trust me: Oak Cliff was my beat in my reporting days. Winnetka Heights has an active neighborhood association which is an asset when you buy a home in a historic district.

And with one look at 402 N. Rosemont Ave. marketed by the Hewitt & Habgood group, you’ll have your pen and checkbook out. This prairie home is such a beauty (and a value!), with mature trees all over the lot, a gorgeous front porch made for sipping cold drinks during a hot summer and a cool koi pond in the back, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a sleeping porch perfect for curling up with a good book!

The sleeping porch at 402 N. Rosemont has an excellent view.

Also, this stunner, built in 1912, has one of my favorite features in its master bathroom: A claw-foot cast-iron tub! It’s just begging for you to take a nice long soak and forget about your hard day!

One of my favorite old-timey features is claw-foot tubs!

Another selling feature is the second-story fireplace inside the master bedroom. So cozy!

And while I am not a fan of the cabinets, the kitchen is very clean, with a subway tile backsplash, granite countertops, and an amazing pantry perfect for showing off colorful jars of homemade preserves.

And you get all of this, folks, for $359,000. It’s an incredible price for such a well-maintained, immaculate home inside the popular 75208 Zip code.

Add to that, you’re crazy close to the Bishop Arts District, which is growing by leaps and bounds with new, chef-driven restaurants, popular bars, and fabulous shopping! And all you’ll need to get around is a bicycle! Can’t beat that!