Though I absolutely love the idea of loft living, the biggest turnoff, is the lack of easily accessible green space. But what if you could live in a historic commercial conversion that lived more like a single-family home? That’s what Jenni Stolarski‘s latest Kings Highway listing is, to a tee.

And the isn’t the first time Stolarski has listed this particular property, either. When homeowner Jennifer Waddell was ready to sell this two-bedroom, two-bathroom converted corner market at 805 N. Montclair in the historic Kings Highway Conservation District, her first and only call was to Stolarski. 

Vintage cast iron dragon lights flank the front door of 805 N. Montclair.

Truth be told, I’ve always been intrigued by this property. Back when I was an editor and reporter for Oak Cliff People, I would frequently drive by on my way to PTA functions at nearby Rosemont Elementary and play something of a guessing game with myself regarding this house. “I wonder who would live there? What does it look like inside? What did it used to be?”

Now, with all the answers, I can share with you that anyone who appreciates the rich texture of history could live here, that it is an absolute textural feast for the eyes inside, and that it used to be Moore’s Market for 30 years, after which it was used as a potato chip factory. 

Though many of the commercial aspects of the property have since been lost (sadly, including the potato chips), it still has a working phone booth, tall ceilings, and a few of the original window frames within the interior spaces. Let’s have a look:

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Find Bluffview Transitional Style In Our Dallas Open Houses Roundup | CandysDirt.com

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties every week. Our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week features 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 $475K to $999,998. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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Homebuyers love midcentury modern residential design and I’ve found a fabulous example in the established Dallas neighborhood of Midway Hills. 

The 1953 house at 10239 Better Dr. was taken to the studs in 2009, redesigned by renowned architect Doug Hildinger. Sitting on 0.37 acres, this property offers big buyer wants, from atomic-era curb appeal and excellent indoor-outdoor flow, to an entertainer’s dream of a backyard, complete with a swimming pool, multiple seating areas, mature trees, and green space. 

This midcentury modern has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,614 square feet on one story. 

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Don't Miss These Open Houses, Including a Casa Linda Estates Craftsman | CandysDirt.com

Have you marked you calendars for some fabulous Dallas open houses this weekend? We’ve got your guide right here! 

Every week, we bring you the CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week with our pick of the three open houses you shouldn’t miss! This week, our houses range in price from $319K to $1.199 million, including an unexpected and brand new Casa Linda Estates Craftsman. 

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Custom Renovated Ranch in Lakewood Elementary Zone Tops Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The Lakeshore Hills renovated ranch at 7115 Shook Ave. is a delight and it’s one of three featured Dallas open houses this week.

It’s a marvelous week for Dallas real estate. There are a bevy of beauties on the market now and we’ve found three top contenders for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post. They range in price from $419,950 to $1.089 million and offer three distinctly different vibes and neighborhoods. You don’t want to miss these.

 

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Indulge Your Love of a Great Craftsman with This Week's Dallas Open Houses Roundup | CandysDirt.com

The contemporary Craftsman at 5457 Vickery Blvd. was actually built in 2015 and is one of three features in our Dallas open houses roundup this week.

We just love a great Craftsman and the Dallas neighborhoods where they reside. For our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column, we’ve indulged our whimsy and included three Dallas Craftsman houses for your viewing pleasure. They range in price from $499K to $1.189 million and one was actually built in 2015 as an East Dallas custom. All three are beautiful with Craftsman-like elements like wide and welcoming front porches; broad, low gabled roofs; and wide-open layout that makes the most of square footage.

 

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Lakewood Custom Contemporary Tops Our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The Lakewood custom contemporary at 6915 Pasadena Ave. is one of our three featured Dallas open houses this week.

It’s Thursday, which means time to plan your weekend open house hopping. If you haven’t already made your list and checked it twice, allow us to recommend three fabulous Dallas open houses in this CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post. 

This week, our houses range in price from $249,999 to $1.19 million. We’ve found a Lakewood custom contemporary with soaring windows, a Casa View Oaks home renovated by two familiar names, and a lovely Glen Cove house just reduced $10K. 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Turtle Creek Condos | CandysDirt.com

Our splurge is apartment 5F at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd. in the Claridge.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

Turtle Creek Boulevard is one of the toniest addresses in Dallas and a fabulous location close to Oak Lawn, Uptown, and downtown. It also offers proximity to multiple parks, Katy Trail, and green spaces along Turtle Creek itself. What’s not to love?

Over the years, developers have built quite a few highrise condo buildings along the boulevard. Our Splurge vs. Steal this week takes a look at two Turtle Creek condos that are only about a block and a half apart, but about $850K apart in list prices.

 

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