Live a Charmed Cottage Life in this Renovated House Near McKinney Square | CandysDirt.com

We’ve found sweet cottage style and a coveted address just blocks from McKinney Square, remodeled and move-in ready.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 504 N. Bradley St. is in the McKinney Historic District, a rejuvenated area that draws people from all over that city and DFW. 

“The whole square of downtown is what people come up to see — its the true old downtown, charming atmosphere,” said listing agent Marilyn Iness with Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors. “This area is attracting a lot of millennials and would also make a great vacation rental since there’s not a lot of hotel availability [nearby].” 

The house itself is beautifully redone, yet maintains its character in three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,522 square feet on one story, built in 1950. There’s an open house this Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2-4 p.m. Sneak peek, anyone? 

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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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Catch the Community Spirit at this Newly Listed Home in Sparkman Club | CandysDirt.com

In Northwest Dallas, Sparkman Club stands out as one of the most desirable areas. Formed in the 1950s, its brick houses and manicured lawns provide a backdrop for a real sense community among residents. You can find many of them at the Sparkman Community Club swimming and tennis facility on warmer days, chatting among themselves and creating a small town feel in a great big city. 

This is where our Thursday Three Hundred is located at 3524 Norcross Ln., sitting in the heart of the neighborhood, which is bounded by Webb Chapel, Royal Lane, Marsh Lane, and Merrell Lane.  

This updated home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,719 square feet on one story, built in 1956. Bonus for families: It is in the attendance zone for Everette Lee Degolyer Elementary School, which earns an 8 out of 10 from greatschools.org

There is an open house this Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. How about a sneak peek? 

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Find Fab Style in this South Dallas Renovated Spanish-style House | CandysDirt.com

If you want to discover an up-and-coming neighborhood in South Dallas, cast your eyes toward Woodland Canyon near the Dallas Executive Airport. We’ve found a fabulous renovated Spanish-style house that’s big on style and priced right. The before-and-after pics show just how big of a transformation this house underwent. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred is located at 960 Glen Oaks Blvd., professionally renovated and ready for the spotlight, on an oversized creek lot with a large backyard. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,232 square feet on one story, built in 1971 and sitting on 0.42 acres. Let’s take a look! 

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Totally Move-in Ready: Even the Furniture Is for Sale in this Midway Hollow Home | CandysDirt.com

Talk about move-in ready! We’ve found a stylish, reimagined Northwest Dallas home where even the furniture is for sale. You could buy this baby and be totally set up for a new life in a great neighborhood. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 3764 Davila Dr. has been renovated from the ground up with an open floorplan, sleek finishes, and big spaces. This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,030 square feet on two stories, built in 1951.

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The right renovations have the power to transform a house from dated to darling. We’ve found just such an example in Lake Highlands, where an open floorplan and sleek updates have transformed a 1974 home into real eye candy. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 11029 McCree Rd. hits all the high notes with clean lines, lots of natural light, and long lines of sight that make it seem even bigger than its 1,950 square feet. 

Sitting near near Walnut Hill Lane and Plano Road, this property is zoned for Richardson ISD and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two living areas. 

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This Chapel Downs Traditional Is Updated With Picture-Perfect Style | CandysDirt.com

Thoughtful updates and convenient location set the stage for a fantastic Chapel Downs traditional that offers picture perfect style in Northwest Dallas.  

The house at 3120 Chapel Downs Dr. is our Thursday Three Hundred, made for entertaining with three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,417 square feet on one story, as well as a patio and cute backyard. This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, built in 1962.

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Prepare to be thrilled by a Carrollton house that proves suburban can be both sexy and stylish with its big renovation, sleek finishes, and excellent outdoor space. 

Located near Keller Springs Road and Marsh Lane at 2736 Shadygrove Ln. in Briarwyck Estates, this house is our Thursday Three Hundred with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, a home office, and 2,589 square feet on one story, built in 1983 and sitting on a third of a acre.

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