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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Deep in the heart of Oak Cliff, there’s an Elmwood brick cottage with sweet style, big updates, and a friendly price tag. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred, at 1918 Newport Ave., has many of the upgrades you’d expect to find in new construction, but all the personality and charms of its era. Plus, it is only three miles from Bishop Arts, seven miles to downtown Dallas, and walking distance to a DART light rail station. 

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 1,522 square feet on one story, built in 1951. Let’s take a look.

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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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Elmwood is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Oak Cliff, where cottages are being renovated and flipped by investors. 

Our Splurge vs Steal takes us there today, and both houses have been reduced in price. Which one is your favorite?

 

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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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We love the sweet cottage style in a renovated North Oak Cliff house built in 1939 and reimagined with a darling aesthetic.

Located in the Elmwood neighborhood, the house at 1619 Melbourne Ave. offers updates galore, from new windows and updated electrical and plumbing to an on-trend kitchen that looks like it jumped off the pages of a design magazine. 

Despite its modest size — 1,352 square feet — this house has tons of function and flow with three bedrooms and one bathroom. 

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Live Tiny in this Cute Elmwood Cottage, Priced to Sell | CandysDirt.com

Tiny living never looked so cute as in the Elmwood cottage at 1918 Wilbur St. in Oak Cliff. This charmed home features refinished hardwood floors, fresh interior paint, a completely updated kitchen, built-ins, and sweet curb appeal. 

This home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 943 square feet on one story, built in 1950. Let’s take a look at our Tuesday Two Hundred

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Elmwood cottage

A friend of mine is looking to buy a house in the under-$300K range in Dallas and it is proving to be incredibly difficult and frustrating. In her experience, homes in that range go under contract lightning fast and almost always for over asking price. Sometimes there’s even a cash offer as competition.

I’ve had the same realization writing this Tuesday Two Hundred column for the last few years. I’ll find a property over the weekend and by Monday, it’s got an active open contract. The prettier the place, the bigger the interest.

So I’m predicting huge activity around today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 1603 Homewood Pl. The midcentury design elements and cute curb appeal of this Elmwood cottage will have buyers speed-dialing their Realtor for a showing. From the red brick and turquoise front door to the light-filled and renovated interior, it hits all the “must haves” and a lot of the “would be nice,” too.

This home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,236 square feet on one story, built in 1954. Let’s take a look!

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