6015 Bryan Parkway

This beautiful historic home at 6015 Bryan Pkwy. just hit the market. It’s located inside the Swiss Avenue Historic District, one of the many beautiful Old East Dallas neighborhoods.

Even being a long-time Dallas resident, you might not be familiar with the official lines of Old East Dallas, unless perhaps looking at homes in the area. Looking at the neighborhood’s past is like a fascinating history lesson! Four adjacent, amazing historic neighborhoods are all part of Old East DallasSwiss Avenue Historic District, Peak’s Suburban Addition, Munger Place, and Junius Heights.

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The Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, one of the gems of living in Oak Cliff.          Canine Model: Big Turkey

Oak Cliff covers about one third of Dallas, with a lot of variety throughout. You’re probably familiar with the small craftsman homes around Bishop Arts, the historic homesteads of Winnetka Heights, and the eclectic estates of the Kessler neighborhoods. A little further west near Hampton and south of Jefferson you’ll find many neighborhoods like the North Cliff Conservation District: adorable homes with classic architectural details and three key amenities close by.

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Contemporary Home, 5343 Wenonah Dr., Dallas, Texas

Photos: Sean Gallagher

Greenway Parks is a distinctive Dallas neighborhood, to say the least. It’s included in The National Register of Historic Places, has received The Neighborhood Achievement Award from Preservation Dallas and was chosen as one of Texas’ 25 Best Places by the Texas Society of Architects. That’s some pedigree. It’s also nestled between Bluffview and the Park Cities, minutes from Love Field and the Southwestern Medical District: location, location, location.

It was designed in 1927 by David R. Williams, in the English tradition of having a “common-green,” a green space for use by the neighborhood community. This was a novel concept for Americans in the 1920’s, so you can say Greenway Parks was setting the pace back then and has continued to do so throughout history. Architects of note, like O’Neill Ford and Howard Meyer, have designed significant homes in the neighborhood, it’s zoned as a Conservation District and the HOA ensures not only is your home protected but you will also have a lot of fun if you can find a home for sale. And we did, on one of the largest lots in Greenway Parks.

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dallas open houses sunday

The home at 5343 Wenonah Dr. is one of five featured this week in our open-house roundup.

Our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column rounds up five fantastic open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time).

This week, we’ve picked five properties that range in price from $379K to $1.725 million. You’ll find everything from a stately Munger Place Craftsman with both historic details and modern updates, to a sleek Preston Square Townhome with a contemporary look. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Photos: Shoot2Sell

One of the most beautiful Tudor homes in Lakewood just hit the market Friday. If you’ve ever lusted after one of these gorgeous original houses, this is a rare opportunity to own a grand 1927 beauty that has all the classic elements intact. Nancy Johnson of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates has listed 6907 Lakewood Blvd. for $1,699,900. The three-bedroom, two-full-bath-and-one-half-bath home has 3,449 square feet and it’s chock full of charm at every turn. (more…)

510 Cordova AOver in the East Dallas neighborhood of Hollywood Heights, a Tudor just went on the market three days ago and it’s a beaut.

With 1,536 square feet, three bedrooms, and two full baths, our Thursday Three Hundred at 510 Cordova St. is surprisingly large for its era. It was built in 1927, but offers a lot of space, as well as a two-car garage, and backyard.

This house is beautifully maintained: the exterior alone tells you many people have loved this home through the years and taken good care of it, from the handsome brickwork and hardwood floors, to an original fireplace and some stained glass features. 510 Cordova St.The neighborhood is situated to the northwest of East Grand Avenue and Tennison Park Golf Course, part of the Hollywood/Santa Monica Conservation District, one of the first in Dallas. The district protects the area’s historic homes. As such, owners are required to fill out a Conservation District Work Review Form from the City of Dallas before doing any exterior remodeling, repair, or improvements to their homes. This is crucial to keep in mind if you buy in a conservation district. The fines are no joke.

Walking through Hollywood Heights makes for a wonderful afternoon, with many other Tudors like this built before World War II. The house is equidistant from Lindsley Park, with its baseball field, basketball court, pavilion, picnic tables, and playground, and Randall Park, with a baseball and softball fields, basketball court, soccer field, tennis court, picnic tables, and trails.

Being in East Dallas, it is also close to White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, Lakewood, and all the other charms of the area.

It is listed by Ken Lampton of RE/MAX DFW Associates for $390,000. There’s an open house on Sunday from 1-3 p.m., so be sure to check it out and tell us what you think!

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314 S. Motclair Front

Well, crud. I’ve fallen in love again. Only this time I know it’s not going to work out. It’s like when you’re single and you see that really cute guy in the gym/grocery store/bank and, while the attraction is there, you play out the relationship in your head and you see it ending with a breakup text and one too martinis the next weekend with your girlfriends.

That’s my love affair with this super cute Craftsman bungalow at 314 S. Montclair, a two-bedroom, one-bath Arts & Crafts bungalow in the beautiful Winnetka Heights Historic Conservation District.

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HomeTour2014

Today we’re going to test your knowledge of the Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica Neighborhood for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Hollywood Heights Home tour.

This year’s tour is a great route, touching on several major streets and showcasing some amazing Tudor and traditional homes, for which this conservation district is known. Hollywood/Santa Monica is an amazing neighborhood, and has a lot of cherished history.

To win these tickets, you’ll have to answer all three of these questions correctly. Email your entries to jo@candysdirt.com by the end of the day Friday. We’ll announce our winner on Monday, so stay tuned! For the questions, jump!

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