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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Westwood Park Home for Sale, Reduced $10K | CandysDirt.com

Near West Kiest Boulevard and South Westmoreland Road in Oak Cliff is the established neighborhood of Westwood Park. We found our Tuesday Two Hundred here at 3228 Cedarcroft Ln. This extensive remodel has turned a drab ranch into a fab budget find with lots of space and style. 

Located 6 miles southwest of the Bishop Arts District and 9 miles from downtown Dallas, this home has a list of updates a mile long, from new roof, double pane windows, exterior doors, and fence, to updated plumbing, electric, and recently serviced HVAC. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,090 square feet on one story, built in 1958. 

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Stevens Park Village

Graceful, stylish living claims its space as our Thursday Three Hundred, a 1941 stone cottage in North Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Village.

Sitting on an elevated lot, the property at 2311 Lawndale Dr. is one of the original houses in the area. It retains an authentic feel of that era with its architectural details and some vintage features. But the owners’ recent renovations brought it up to date and created the kind of features that make buyers speed-dial their Realtor. Think marble hexagon tile in the guest bathroom, rich cabinetry in the kitchen (and plenty of it), and refinished original hardwoods.

“There’s a very nice layout and for the size of the house, you’re getting a lot of openness,” said listing agent Ged Dipprey with Dave Perry-Miller Intown. “There’s great flow from living to dining room with an original arch that opens into the kitchen.”

The marriage between original and updated is flawless in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage. Its 1,544 square feet are indeed well appointed and create the perception of much more space.

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3320 S Ravinia f

Some of the most lush and secluded properties in Dallas can be found in Oak Cliff, where there are rolling hills and lots of green places.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a truly one-of-a-kind property at 3320 S. Ravinia Dr., near W. Keist Boulevard and S. Westmoreland Road in Kiestwood. This contemporary home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,636 square feet on four stories/five levels, built in 1985.

It feels like a treehouse with the unusual floor plan and an almost tropical backyard with a custom swimming pool and beautifully landscaped yard. Both bedrooms are designed as master suites, and the home has lots of luxe extras, from mahogany floors and open staircases, to a wine cellar and granite and marble throughout. The icing on the cake is a balcony off the fifth-floor master that overlooks the gorgeous backyard.

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Oak Cliff TudorNorth Oak Cliff is one of the most sought-after areas in the DFW housing market, which makes it hotter than a fur coat in July. Houses regularly go under contract in a matter of days, and prices have increased substantially over the past five years in many of its neighborhoods.

The list of reasons to love North Oak Cliff could be its own blog post, but here are a select few:

  • The huge array of houses, in a variety of architectural styles
  • Unusual topography—actual hills!—and mature trees
  • The kind of neighborhoods where people know the names of the kids two doors down, like Ravinia Heights, West Kessler, and Winnekta Heights
  • Walkable neighborhoods, like Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves
  • An abundance of older homes with character, stories, and distinct looks
  • Proximity to downtown Dallas, Uptown, and other central areas of the city
  • The sense of it being an “up-and-coming” area of Dallas, with charisma and energy

Because so many people have realized the charms of the area, finding a property for under $200K can be a challenge. But there are still neighborhoods in North Oak Cliff where’s that’s possible. Sunset Hill is one of them, where the 2-1 at 2752 Catherine St. is located, near Hampton and 12th Street.

This North Oak Cliff Tudor is 1,263 square feet, updated with a new kitchen, but still retaining wonderful vintage charm, like arched doorways and original light fixtures flanking the fireplace. It is newly listed by Matt Watson with Dallasy.com, LLC for $175,000.

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2757 Ivandell A

With ever-increasing home values in North Oak Cliff, househunters are quick to snatch up a good deal, and the darling Tudor at 2757 Ivandell Ave. is no exception. It’s been on the market for just nine days and is already under contract!

But as a 2-2 with 1,504 square feet for $189,900, and loads of original character and style, I can see why. The house is located in the North Cliff Conservation District, an up-and-coming pocket of woodframe bungalows, Austin stone and brick Tudors, traditional cottages, and ranchettes adjacent to Ravinia Heights. It is listed by Brian Davis at Dave Perry-Miller InTown’s Quadrangle office.

The house is beautifully maintained, with details like original hardwoods, fireplace, and glass doorknobs, and the kitchen alone could kill with cuteness. Newer styles details, like bright pops of lime and mint green on the exterior and retro light fixtures, keep in line with the feel of this 1927 beauty.

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Wonderful Tudor home...

There are pockets of delightful, historic architecture throughout Dallas, and North Oak Cliff is rich with them. One neighborhood, Hampton Hills, was billed as “Oak Cliff’s Ideal Home Place” in ads from the mid 1920s, and is comprised of about 320 craftsman bungalows, Tudor houses, and pre- and post-war cottages, making it one of the most undisturbed areas of original architecture in the city.

Hampton Hills is bounded by Clarendon Drive on the north, Wright Street on the south, Oak Cliff Boulevard on the east, and Hampton Road on the west. For today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a lovely Tudor on a quiet street in the area, 1325 Hollywood Ave. This house at is a 2-2 with 1,313 square feet, built in 1930, and it is listed for $240,000 by Mary Beth Harrison at Keller Williams’ Park Cities office.

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This house was likely built by original neighborhood developer Alf W. Sanders and it’s full of the kind of original details that make me swoon. Take, for instance, the front of the house with its unusual, decorative brickwork and steeply pitched, cross-gabled roof. This style of Tudor revival in Hampton Hills is called English Cottage and it lends a storybook feel to the neighborhood. Jump to read more and see tons of pics!

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2939 Ledbetter Front

I heard from a member of an Oak Cliff power couple that there are no more affordable homes in the Cliff. Poppycock, I say! If you want a fixer-upper in one of the hottest areas in all of Dallas, then look no further than 2939 W. Ledbetter.

2939 Ledbetter Living

Built in 1954, this two-story home is still stuck in a time warp, but has some fantastic Midcentury Modern details that will look at home after an all-out update. There’s a fantastic glass screen, some gorgeous wood floors, and considering the ample size of the home — 2,374 square feet in all — you won’t have to scrimp for space.

2939 Ledbetter Kitchen

There’s plenty to love about this three-bedroom, two-bath home, namely the two-sided fireplace in the living area, and the attached workshop and carport that will fit 6 cars or perhaps a couple of cars and maybe a boat or RV if that’s more your speed. And with two acres all around you, you won’t feel like you’re living in the city.

2939 Ledbetter Upstairs

Even though this home is almost 60 years old, it still feels light and bright. That’s mostly thanks to the copious windows you’ll find in just about ever room. The kitchen will need an overhaul due to it’s small size and claustrophobic cabinetry, but once you’re done there, everything else is really a minor fix.

2939 Ledbetter game room

There’s a game room or living area upstairs that has a huge wall of windows outside which perches a balcony. From there you can see the expansive grounds surrounding the house, giving it a glorious feeling of isolation and privacy.

2939 Ledbetter Balcony

Not only do I love this house and all of its tremendous potential, but for $229,900, this place is a steal!