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Some of the most lush and secluded properties in Dallas can be found in Oak Cliff, where there are rolling hills and lots of green places.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a truly one-of-a-kind property at 3320 S. Ravinia Dr., near W. Keist Boulevard and S. Westmoreland Road in Kiestwood. This contemporary home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,636 square feet on four stories/five levels, built in 1985.

It feels like a treehouse with the unusual floor plan and an almost tropical backyard with a custom swimming pool and beautifully landscaped yard. Both bedrooms are designed as master suites, and the home has lots of luxe extras, from mahogany floors and open staircases, to a wine cellar and granite and marble throughout. The icing on the cake is a balcony off the fifth-floor master that overlooks the gorgeous backyard.

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oak lawn heightsNestled on the west side of Dallas’ vibrant Oak Lawn area is a delightful enclave of cottages and Tudor-revival homes in the area’s  Oak Lawn Heights neighborhood. This is the largest single-family neighborhood in Oak Lawn, and it was developed in the 1920s.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 5114 Bradford Dr. is a 1935 Tudor with 1,674 square feet, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. It has many hallmarks of the Tudor revival style, from its stucco exterior with half-round arches to a steeply pitched, asymmetrical roofline.

It was listed Feb. 8 by Ryan Booth with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $349,900. There’s an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, this Sunday, Feb. 14. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to fall in love with this Oak Lawn Heights Tudor.

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dallas open house roundup

The home at 3808 Townsend Dr. is one of four we’re featuring in our weekly open house roundup.

The weekend approaches, with lots of open houses in the Dallas area. We’ve found five stand-outs for our weekly round up of open houses, ranging from a Royal Park contemporary to a Hollywood/Santa Monica Tudor. They range in price from $275K to $767,700.

Let us know if you’re planning on visiting any and what you think!

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stevens park village homes for sale

Stevens Park Village is one of North Oak Cliff’s most picturesque neighborhoods, situated at the northernmost past of the area. First developed between 1939 and 1941, the neighborhood has arching shade trees, wide medians, friendly parks, awesome views of downtown Dallas, and tons of charming homes.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 2318 W. Colorado Blvd. is one of the neighborhood originals, built in 1940 with 1,922 square feet, three bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.

It was listed Dec. 29 by Callan Harrison with Allie Beth Allman and Associates for $365K, and reduced yesterday to $359,000. Let’s take a look inside!

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East Kessler Park is one of Dallas’ storied neighborhoods, established in 1937 by developer Roy Eastus and the Stemmons Family. It has one of the most eclectic blends of architecture in the city, from late 1930′s Austin stone homes and ranchettes, to midcentury modern homes and ultra modern masterpieces.

The neighborhood is just lovely, with rolling hills, arching shade trees, and meandering creeks, and it’s just a few miles from downtown Dallas.

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Our Thursday Three Hundred, at 1407 Eastus Dr. near Sylvan and Colorado, is a 1952 cottage with midcentury charm and a welcoming feel.

It’s a 2-2 with 1,598 square feet, listed Jan. 16 by Jim Walsh with Allie Beth Allman & Assoc. for $390,000, or $243 per square foot. This is right on par with neighborhood comps, nine of which range from $211 to $266 per square foot. Let’s take a look inside!

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3544 Ainsworth AOur smokin’ real estate market has inspired many people to buy dumpy houses, make them beautiful, and sell them for a tidy profit to buyers eager for move-in properties with all the bells and whistles.

Many of these renovations are beautifully executed—take our Thursday Three Hundred, a cottage in Northwest Dallas’ Sparkman Club Estates. As you’ll see from the “before” photos later in this post, this place was the pits.

3544 Ainsworth bNow, the home at 3544 Ainsworth Dr. feel spacious and modern with an open floorplan, refinished hardwoods, refaced stone fireplace, luxe kitchen, and a big master bedroom with a spa-like ensuite bathroom. It’s a 4-3 with 2,061 square feet, built in 1956, located near Royal and Marsh lanes in a desired neighborhood.

So why has this house been sitting on the market for 127 days? Is this flip flopping? Let’s take a look!

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lake highlands estates home

All photos: MetroplexHD

Editor’s note: This post was originally published Sept. 24, 2015, and features the incredible design work of Summer Riggins. You can read the profile we later wrote on her here.

Some home renovations go halfway, updating a few spots here and there. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is not that kind of reno.

The owners of the home at 561 Classen Dr. have gone all in, updating and improving the place from stem to stern, and the results are marvelous. It has the clean, finished feel and amenities of a new, custom-build house, with the vintage charm and personality that befits its Lake Highlands Estates location in East Dallas.561 classen exterior beforeOriginally built in 1952, the house was showing its age before—the exterior “before” photo above and several other “before” photos throughout this post give you an idea.

Now, it’s a turnkey property, almost unrecognizable from before, with beautiful details and improvements. You’ll find custom soft-close wood cabinets; a modern, elegant kitchen; recessed lighting; chic light fixtures; a luxe bathroom, low E windows, a new roof, new gutters, new exterior A/C unit, foam insulation in the attic; landscaping, and exterior paint.

With 1,170 square feet, three bedrooms, and one bathroom, it’s a small footprint, and the reno maximizes the space. There’s an open house this Sunday from 2-4 p.m., if you want to check it out yourself after seeing these photos.

Barbara Arredondo with Clay Stapp + Co. recently listed it for $325,000, or $278 per square foot. Nine recent neighborhood comps range from $204,000 to $308,500, or $161 to $229 per square foot. So is this house ambitiously priced? Perhaps. But that’s not without reason. The professional renovations make it one-of-a-kind.

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Davilla Drive Estates homeNatural light is the best accessory in any home, and our Thursday Three Hundred has it in abundance.

Located at 3983 Gaspar Dr., near Midway Road and West Northwest Highway, this Davilla Drive Estates house is a 4-2 with 1,699 square feet. Skylights in the kitchen and living room bring in abundant amounts of sunshine, as do the many windows throughout the space.

This house has been a rental since 2012, and the current tenants have a lease for $2,300 per month through February 29, 2016. This home presents an opportunity to buy an income property, or make it your own space in just over two months.

Built in 1951, this home is full of new updates and refreshed original features, like refinished hardwood floors, granite countertops in the kitchen and master bathroom, fresh interior and exterior paint in a neutral palette, new exterior doors, a wood-burning fireplace, and a covered porch across the back of the house.

This home was listed Dec. 19 by Michael Lorra with Barclay Real Estate Group for $399,000.

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