If a nicely done renovation makes a property sing a fresh tune, then two talented house flippers have created an entirely new songbook for one Casa View Oaks home built in 1954.   

Casey Barton and Raymond Graham have taken a cramped, outdated house and reimagined every element. 2468 Highwood Dr. is in Dallas’ up-and-coming neighborhoods in deep East Dallas, a few miles from White Rock Lake. Flippers are starting to see the potential here and several houses have undergone transformations. This one stands out with a sleek aesthetic, unexpectedly luxe touches, and on-trend design. 

Barton and Graham enclosed the garage to create a master bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet and reconfigured the rest of the home’s floorplan. This added a bathroom and 275 square feet, making it three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,395 square.

“We tore down the wall between the kitchen and what is now the dining room — what is now the living room used to be a bedroom,” said Barton. “We also added onto the original hardwoods, carrying them throughout the kitchen and master addition.” 

The team will list tomorrow for $295,000 and there’s an open house Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek and a look at some before-and-after photos? 

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Put on Your Running Shoes to Catch this Incredible Casa Linda Estates Remodel | CandysDirt.com

If you want a chance of owning a rare nearly acre creek lot in Casa Linda Estates, better put on your running shoes. We’ve found a gorgeous remodel by Kettering Ideas, LLC, that just hit the market and is sure to get snatched up by a fast bidder. 

The East Dallas house at 9330 Alta Mira Dr. has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,027 square feet, built in 1948 and sitting on 0.8 acres. Represented by Jacqui Bloomquist with Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors, this property is one happy surprise after another with a wonderfully reimagined floorplan, red oak hardwood floors, and a high-end finish out that’s of the moment. 

“Quality, craftsmanship, and amazing attention to detail set Kettering Ideas apart from the competition and [they showcase] the newest styles and trends, and giving the luckiest of buyers the opportunity to own a true gem,” Bloomquist said. “Every home is treated as its own entity, unlike any other remodeler or builder I have ever worked with — this is Kettering’s signature and each home is truly one-of-a-kind.”

 There will be an open house this Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Would you like a sneak peek? 

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Big Bucker Terrace Renovation Hits It Out of the Park | CandysDirt.com

If you love a big, bold renovation, then this Buckner Terrace beauty will your new favorite thing with its open spaces, fresh style, and beautiful finishes. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred, located at 5111 Ashbrook Rd., hits it out of the park with a remodel by Eligra LLC. They’ve taken a ranch-style house and completely opened it up, adding custom cabinetry, sexy tile, two islands in the kitchen, and a high-end vibe that’s sure to sell this place fast. 

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two dining areas, and 1,944 square feet on one story, built in 1966. There’s an open house this Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. 

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What's Hot In and Near Vickery Place? These Two Soon-to-Be-Listed Houses Are It! | CandysDirt.com

Near Knox-Henderson are some of the best neighborhoods in the city and Vickery Place is one of them. This historic area is a residential oasis in the center of the entertainment, restaurant, and shopping districts of nearby areas like Lower Greenville and downtown Dallas. It’s a destination for many buyers looking for the whole package. 

I’ve found two extraordinary houses in the vicinity that are hitting the market today, Tuesday, April 17. Would you like a sneak peek? 

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Chris Black comes across as a no-nonsense kind of guy. Straight-forward and to-the-point, he possesses a calm, level manner. Black is exactly the kind of person you’d put in charge of dismantling your family home. Because when he puts it back together, it’s a vision come to life.

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The old soul Victorian at 4317 Worth St. is Kristen

The old soul Victorian at 4317 Worth St. is Kristen Martin’s third “flip” all of her own in Dallas.

When some people look at an old house in disrepair, all they see are its problems. But for one Dallas Realtor, old Dallas homes are all about possibility, instead.

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Realtor Kristen Martin in front of the Victorian she renovated in Old East Dallas.

Kristen Martin says she’s a kindred soul with old houses, getting to know them, even naming them as she restores, repairs, and renovates them to a state even better than what they were originally.

She’s a Realtor with The Michael Group, and she’s passionate about real estate. But the properties that truly inspire her are the ones she’s buying and flipping.

A few weeks ago, we featured her old soul Victorian flip at 4317 Worth St. in our CandysDirt.com Dallas open house roundup. It is sensational! We had to know more about this woman who can make old houses sing again.

“I go in the houses and just feel them out—[the house on Worth Street] was a mess but I got it flowing well because I talked to the house and it talked back to me,” Martin said. “I have renovated three in the last year and before that, I had done three with other people.”

She wears rose-colored glasses, because all of her flips have been messes when she found them. The Worth Street house, which she purchased in April, was built in 1903 and was a little more than “rough around the edges.” The foundation, plumbing, electric, carpet, and parquet were all bad and needed replacement. The kitchen was a gut. It needed an HVAC. Cosmetically, it wasn’t much to look at, either, with an 80’s vibe going strong.

But Martin saw past all that.

“I had a feeling when I walked into it—the fireplaces and windows and wraparound porch—my jaw dropped,” she said. “I’m ahead of my time in that neighborhood because the area hasn’t made a whole revival. It’s coming back around but throughout the years, everybody has just looked at Swiss Avenue and Junius Heights [nearby].”

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If you appreciate a house with history, character, and serious style, then feast your eyes on our Thursday Three Hundred, which has all in abundance.

The 1924 Elmwood cottage at 1227 Lansford Ave. is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of its vintage charms with modern amenities, creating a stylish farmhouse look for just over $300K. It totally nails to “barnitecture” trend. And like any farmhouse, this house has wonderful outdoor spaces — the front of the home overlooks the Elmwood greenbelt and Cedar Creek, and the backyard has a large entertaining areas and firepit.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,516 square feet, fully reimagined with an decorator’s eye: think hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, shiplap walls and ceilings, and chic barn doors.

It was listed June 24 by Brian Davis with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $319,000.

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Home renovations can be hit or miss. And when they miss, they often fall spectacularly short.

But our Tuesday Two Hundred absolutely shines. It’s one of the most stylish renovated properties on the market today, and it’s a steal at just over $200K.

This Beckley Club Estates limestone Tudor at 1610 Seevers Ave. is a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home with 1,740 square feet, built in 1928. It features reclaimed 1920’s subway tile in the bathroom, a vintage O’Keefe & Merritt gas range in the kitchen, original oak hardwoods throughout, and shiplap wall accents. Absolutely darling!

It was listed June 24 by Reggie Walker with Keller Williams Urban Dallas for $235,000.

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