All eyes are on Elmwood, it seems, as investors make big waves in this historic Oak Cliff neighborhood. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 2210 Melbourne Ave. is an example of a flip done right in Elmwood, with sleek style and attention to every detail. The renovation is by Eligra LLC, a husband-and-wife team of Michael and Victoria Jones, and we’ve admired their work before

In this house, they’ve opened up the floorplan with clean lines of sight and a long list of updates. Those include a new 30-year roof, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, low-E windows, water heater, Elfa closet systems, and new insulation in interior walls, exterior walls, and in the attic.

This kind of attention to detail and quality of improvements is normal for renovation by the couple, said listing agent Adam Murphy with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. 

“Every single flip is extraordinary and they pay incredible attention to detail, like moving the wall back six inches to put in a full-size refrigerator and giving homebuyers a big binder with every single manual and thing they’ve done, from a light fixture to a garage door opener,” Murphy said. “There’s not something comparable on the market in Oak Cliff that is in this price range.”

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,644 square feet on one story, built in 1952. There’s an open house Friday from 5-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m.. Want a sneak peek?

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One of the goals of midcentury architecture was to foster a sense of connection between indoor living spaces and the outside. One 1962 Oak Cliff house achieves that beautifully through thoughtful design and offers enviable views.  

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 808 Wood River Rd. is perfectly perched on an oversized lot with tons of large windows, a loft area with views, and multiple access points to the front and backyard spaces. 

This home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half baths, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,647 square feet on two stories, built in 1962 and sitting on 0.33 acres, with multiple mature pecan trees and landscaping. 

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Just eight miles from downtown Dallas and a few minutes from Bishop Arts, a newly listed Kiestwood property impresses with its warm, spacious interior, potential for acreage, and great location in an established neighborhood. 

The house at 3224 S. Ravinia Dr. sits on just over a quarter acre and the property backs to additional 1.75 acres that’s also for sale. It’s walking distance to Oak Cliff Nature Preserve and Kiest Park, so outdoor life is a big part of this property, too, which has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,688 square feet on two stories, built in 1962. 

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Every week, we pound the pavement and scour the open houses that impress. 

This is our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. This week, our houses range in price from $299,900 to $1.499 million. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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During World War II, the Elmwood house at 1420 Brunner Ave. in Oak Cliff was a refuge for British pilots here for training. The Royal Air Force was getting creamed by the Germans and needed help, which was available here. 

The first of the training schools was created in Terrell, about 1.5 hours east, and many flyboys made their way to Dallas on the weekends. A few of them ended up at their home-away-from-home, the Craig house on Brunner Avenue, where a little girl, Paula, lived with her folks. 

“The boys were so fond of little Paula that they gifted her with a RAF patch, one Mrs. Craig sewed on the sleeve of Paula’s dance costume — a miniature U.S. Army uniform,” said Gayla Brooks, who wrote about the house in 2009. “Between the ages of 4 and 7, the little dancer wore the costume when she performed at war bond rallies.” 

This storied property is our Thursday Three Hundred today, and Paula, all grown up now, is a Montessori teacher who continues to live in the neighborhood. The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,806 square feet on two stories, built in 1940.

The home is of considerable size by Elmwood standards, and it has a genuinely spacious lot of almost one-third of an acre.

“It manages to roll in the new —Bertazzoni gas range, a light color palette, and tons of natural light — with the original — crystal doorknobs, hardwood floors, original built-ins throughout — and has a large finished-out attic that would be perfect for a bedroom,” said Emily Ruth Cannon with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, who has listed the house with Jennifer Stolarski.

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We never miss an opportunity to appreciate the gorgeous real estate on the market in North Texas. We bring you the CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week so you can, too.

Every Thursday, we pick fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $340,000 to $1.95 million. 

 

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Visit the Weekend Open Houses for these Three Historic Dallas Homes | CandysDirt.com

Dallas is a newer city and what we call “historic” is practically a new build in many parts of the world. But nonetheless, we love our historic homes with their character and style. 

For today’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week, we’re looking at three Craftsman-style homes from the late 1920. They houses range in price from $446,000 to $795,000. Which ones will you visit? 

 

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In Oak Cliff’s Elmwood neighborhood, you can live a life of high style in the incredible abode of an interior designer. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1814 Lansford Ave. sits on a creek front lot on nearly a quarter acre near Wright Street and South Edgefield Avenue. City owned property beyond the survey line makes it feel like a private park in back. Inside, you’ll find an open entertaining area and beautiful hardwood floors with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,782 square feet on two stories, sitting on 0.234 acres. 

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