Splurge vs Steal: Two Houses in Wynnewood North | CandysDirt.com

The Wynnewood North neighborhood in Oak Cliff is a gem with so much to offer buyers, including convenient access to downtown Dallas. 

With around 350 houses, the community is north of the Wynnewood Village Shopping Center and used to be farmland until 1913 ,when all 820 acres were purchased for future development.

Today, it is a thriving, family-friendly area with lot of trees, hills, and a scenic look. This week’s Splurge vs Steal looks at two houses in Wynnewood North. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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classic Colonial Revival
It’s so nice to see historic homes take on a new life. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a classic Colonial Revival at 4501 Lorraine Ave. that has had a total facelift, and it’s gorgeous.
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Elmwood is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Oak Cliff, where cottages are being renovated and flipped by investors. 

Our Splurge vs Steal takes us there today, and both houses have been reduced in price. Which one is your favorite?

 

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East Kessler Park TraditionalWhen I came across this charming East Kessler Park traditional home at 1518 Oak Knoll St., I did a double take. It checked every box I could think of for our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week, great location, sizable home, character, updated, a pool, and look at that yard! There are 12 trees over 100 years old that canopy the lot, with nine of them in the front yard. Where else in Dallas do you get that? Nowhere!

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Find an Incredible Urban Oasis with this 2-acre Bluffview Estate | CandysDirt.com

Sitting on 2.32 acres with mature trees, manicured landscaping, and a creek, one Bluffview estate is truly exceptional and the only property like it on the market now. 

The privately gated, French-style house at 4222 Cochran Chapel Rd. was designed by Richard Drummond Davis and built in 1996 by Breckinridge Nixon Homes and Clay Snelling. With its heavily treed lot, it feels like an urban oasis, yet it’s minutes from Northwest Highway and just 8 miles from downtown Dallas. 

“There are only 26 houses on this cul-de-sac street, each with acreage, so it is truly exclusive with almost no traffic,” said listing agent Dan Rhodes with the Rhodes Group at Compass. “At the end of the street is a park as well as the Bachman Branch creek, which runs through the neighborhood from Bachman Lake.” 

Inside, you’ll find spacious formals, a downstairs master suite, walls of windows, an oversized game room, and multiple patios, including a rooftop terrace. All in all, this home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 8,227 square feet on two stories. 

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If you think it’s hard to sell a house in Dallas in the summer, you are wrong. I hear that refrain all day long, and it’s simply not true. Not if you have a house to sell like this completely reinvented Devonshire Cottage at 5635 Southwestern Boulevard. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a perfect example of what buyers are looking for today, and that may surprise you. (more…)

Preston Hollow ContemporaryLet’s talk house reinvention. Every few years, homes have to be reinvented, especially when you pass the $2 million mark, and particularly if you want to sell them. This week I scrolled through a number of dated, boring, multimillion-dollar listings and knew you would be as disinterested as I was.

We all want to see something worth seeing! This modern lovely at 6607 Desco Drive has such a new personality that I did not even recognize it, and we’ve written about it at least twice over the past few years. But of course, what we all love about real estate is reinvention, and this Preston Hollow contemporary has finally, I think, found its long-term look. (more…)

Hill Haven Midcentury Modern

We’ve loved this Hill Haven Midcentury Modern at 11316 Valleydale Drive for a long time. The architectural screen block wall is the first clue that something special is about to unfold behind that turquoise blue front door of our Inwood Home of the Week!

Former owner Alex Eskenasy of Eskenasy Ferguson Architecture had a great deal to do with what makes this home special.

“The house had an existing architectural vocabulary that I used,” Eskenasy explained. “It already had all the components, the quirky midcentury modern details like the breeze block wall, and the connections between beams and columns expressed throughout different porches. I wanted to take the original architecture, embellish it, and expand the house.”

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