Just eight miles from downtown Dallas and a few minutes from Bishop Arts, a newly listed Kiestwood property impresses with its warm, spacious interior, potential for acreage, and great location in an established neighborhood. 

The house at 3224 S. Ravinia Dr. sits on just over a quarter acre and the property backs to additional 1.75 acres that’s also for sale. It’s walking distance to Oak Cliff Nature Preserve and Kiest Park, so outdoor life is a big part of this property, too, which has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,688 square feet on two stories, built in 1962. 

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Every week, we pound the pavement and scour the open houses that impress. 

This is our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. This week, our houses range in price from $299,900 to $1.499 million. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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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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We never miss an opportunity to appreciate the gorgeous real estate on the market in North Texas. We bring you the CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week so you can, too.

Every Thursday, we pick fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $340,000 to $1.95 million. 

 

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In Oak Cliff’s Elmwood neighborhood, you can live a life of high style in the incredible abode of an interior designer. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1814 Lansford Ave. sits on a creek front lot on nearly a quarter acre near Wright Street and South Edgefield Avenue. City owned property beyond the survey line makes it feel like a private park in back. Inside, you’ll find an open entertaining area and beautiful hardwood floors with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,782 square feet on two stories, sitting on 0.234 acres. 

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Cochran Heights is a wonderfully central Dallas neighborhood, walking distance to all the pleasures of the Knox-Henderson area with quick access to Central Expressway, making it minutes from downtown Dallas. Development started in the 1940s and many older homes are being renovated for maximum enjoyment. 

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two houses in Cochran Heights that description. Which one is your favorite?

 

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Texas Modern
Just when we think we have seen it all, along comes this unbelievable Preston Hollow Texas modern at 11422 East Ricks Circle.

Candy and I were lucky enough to see this gorgeous 6,069-square-foot home in person last Thursday night. Although it was hard, we managed to stay off the zip line, but only because this home has so many bells and whistles we ran out of time for a mid-air tour of the backyard. (more…)

Prestonwood Creek Contemporary on Large Lot Tops Our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The weather may be scorching, but the real estate market in North Texas is hotter. That’s one reason we bring you a look at the most interesting properties every Thursday with our open house roundup.  We pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $389,000 to $1.295 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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