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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Fort Worth Craftsman

“Go West young man, go West.” That phrase rings true for any young man, woman, couple, or empty nester that wants a great house at an affordable price.

West, in terms of house hunting, means Fort Worth, where you can get a lot of bang for your buck, especially when you need a home under $400,000. Feast your eyes on this flawless Fort Worth Craftsman at 1912 Alston Avenue in the Bellevue Hill Addition of the Fairmount neighborhood. The two-story, fully restored home has a historic designation and is smack in the middle of the hottest up-and-coming neighborhood in Fort Worth. (more…)

Winnetka Heights Bungalow

There’s nothing quite like owning a Craftsman to make you feel like you’re living the charmed life. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a Winnetka Heights bungalow in North Oak Cliff with a wide and welcoming front porch. Located at 414 S. Willomet Ave. near West Jefferson Boulevard and South Polk Street, this house offers a handsome marriage of old and new. For example, original refinished hardwood floors gleam against a newer decorative slate tile fireplace, which fits the vintage aesthetic of this house nicely. 

This bungalow has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,392 square feet on one story, built in 1945. 

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Newly constructed Craftsman home in Arlington Heights

3701 El Campo looks like it was built in the era of Craftsman homes – yet actually built in 2012 (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Discussing an American Craftsman-designed home is perfect for post-Memorial Day musings!

A style influenced from the late 19th and early 20th Century as a rebuttal to the overly-decorative designs of Victorian homes, Craftsman homes have clean, simple lines with uniquely defining features.

As the Industrial Revolution of the 1900s brought rural workers to urban areas, these homes were built to house the suddenly growing middle class.

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Lakewood Heights Craftsman 6334 Velasco 1

We’ve been telling you the Dallas real estate market is hotter than ever. Don’t believe anyone that says it’s slowing down. It’s not.

Our Saturday Eight Hundred is a fantastic Lakewood Heights Craftsman at 6334 Velasco Ave. that proves our point. Scott Carlson and Patrick Bukowitz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listed this three-story, 3,855-square-foot stunner on Friday. It went to contract Monday.

Of course, it is a spectacular home so we’d expect it to move pretty quickly, but this was a lightning-fast sale.

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Oak Cliff Annex Craftsman

There’s something about a Craftsman house that’s just so endearing. Simple, elegant lines; big, framed out windows ; decorative trim; and a welcoming front porch are just some of the elements that woo buyers.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a classic Craftsman at 730 N. Montclair Ave. Built in 1923, it is lovingly maintained and recently updated in a few key area, like the kitchen and bathrooms, to make it more appealing to modern buyers.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,560 square feet on one story in the Oak Cliff Annex neighborhood, near West Davis and North Tyler streets. It’s a real gem that just hit the market Oct. 20. Let’s take a look before it goes under contract.

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Saturday Seven Hundred

Nothing makes us happier than to see a historic home beautifully updated for the benefit of another generation.

This Vickery Place Craftsman at 5639 Richard Avenue, built in 1916, was fully restored and renovated by Brian Gream. Gream has been designing, building, and renovating homes for 15 years, and the Craftsman style is his specialty. He’s particularly adept at preserving original architectural details while updating not only what you can see, but what you can’t see — often the most important aspects of a home. Gream restored, reinvigorated, and reinvented this $724,900 beauty, just listed by Kyle Williams of Williams Real Estate & Construction.

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GetMediaCraftsman homes are a distinctly American style. Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, architects in California at the turn of the century, are credited as being instrumental in creating the look we associate with the Craftsman bungalow. The low-pitched, gabled roofs are well suited to warm climates, so it’s not surprising that once people started seeing this new look in magazines it transitioned quickly from California to Texas.

From 1905 through the 1920s, the Craftsman bungalow became the most popular style of small house in America. Lucky for us, Dallas still has plenty of these homes, many beautifully restored like our Friday Four Hundred at 5823 Richmond Avenue, listed by Eve Holder of Keller Williams for $450,000. (more…)