Hillview Drive

Here’s a beautiful, 3,195-square-foot home in the highly-rated Grapevine-Colleyville ISD for under $500,000 — perfect for a busy family that is looking for something centrally located in the Metroplex (for those packed youth sports schedules) and commuter friendly (for frequent travelers who find themselves at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport most Sunday afternoons and Friday nights.)

This Grapevine home at 2905 Hillview Drive is a four-bedroom, three-bath beauty built in 2000 and listed by Laurie Wall of the Wall Team Realty Associates. Located in the High Oaks Estates neighborhood, this house is less than a mile from all three of its zoned schools, Heritage Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and Colleyville Heritage High School.

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Kessler Cottage

North Oak Cliff is one of Dallas’ oldest established neighborhoods and it’s full of community gems, from multiple annual festivals and historic districts to family friendly outdoor areas and a streetcar system newly revived earlier this month.

Its diversity of architecture is one of its most appealing aspects for those who live there—the range of styles and eras makes for distinct, memorable neighborhoods with a range of options for homeowners.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a West Kessler cottage at at 638 Tenna Loma Ct.—the neighborhood is bounded by Stevens Park Golf Course on the north, Davis Street on the south, Hampton Road on the west, and the Twelve Hills Nature Center to the east.

West Kessler is one of North Oak Cliff’s marvelous neighborhoods, home to about 150 households. You’ll find lots of late-1930s Tudor cottages, as well as newer Austin stone-and-brick houses in traditional and ranch styles.

kessler cottage

One of many stained glass insets throughout this West Kessler cottage, located in the entryway.

This 1941 Tenna Loma cottage has 1,381 square feet with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It harmoniously marries vintage charm, like original light fixtures and stained glass insets, with modern updates, like stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen.

It is listed by Ged Dipprey at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and recently reduced $6,000 to $279,000.

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North Dallas Ranch

All photos: Shoot2Sell

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is a whole lot of house for $399,000.

The 1967 ranch at 7823 Roundrock Dr. has 2,789 square feet, five bedrooms, and three full baths with multiple updates throughout, including new paint and carpet in 2015. The backyard has a pleasant covered patio with high ceilings, a fan, and flagstone floor. The saltwater pool and landscaping add to the appeal.

This drive-up darling is well-maintained on a corner lot, with cream-colored brick and black shudders, an original ironwork pillar on the front porch, an open front lawn with mature trees, and the entire property has an in-ground sprinkler system.

North Dallas Ranch

This house is located near Coit and Belt Line roads in North Dallas, zoned for the well-regarded Spring Creek Elementary School in Richardson ISD. This elementary earned a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10.

It is newly listed by Jackie Asbury at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Texas Realty.

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This cute home was built in 2001, looks brand new, and is just under 3000 square feet (2974). Three bedrooms, two and a half baths. The floor plan is smooth, rooms spacious and what does every buyer want? Repeat after me: high ceilings! HIGH CEILINGS! Downstairs floors are hardwood, upstairs carpeted to muffle pitter-patter. You can entertain like royalty in the open formal dining, kitchen and breakfast area, or utilize a cute side yard with a flagstone patio. All bedrooms up, including the master, and bedroom three has an additional bonus space that could be used for a study,work out space or nursery. Best of all, of course, is the location: Walkability plus as you are minutes from Greenville Avenue. I am particularly fond of the gleaming white kitchen with granite counters and stainless. Price? A smidgen over $400,000 at $419,000. Listed with April McGowan at Keller Williams.

Now April, about those Palm trees…

I feel like a proud parent. I watched this home being built in 2008. Now 4327 Bluffview Blvd. is all grown up and ready for — I cannot believe this — a second family. How fast they grow, or rather, go! This is one of Kim Schlegel Whitman’s stunningly smooth contemporaries she was designing and building with hubby Justin across town until, well, until the economy came to a screeching halt. (Was talking to a builder tonight, he called himself and the handful of builders in this town still hammering “Survivors.”) First of all, we are in Bluffview, probably the most sought-after neighborhood in Dallas, super agent Becky Frey tells me. The empty nesters are flocking to Bluffview like a Birkin sale, shedding those larger homes and lots. This home has a .35 acre lot loaded with trees on a great block. Four bedrooms, three and a half baths, 4482 square feet, perfectly sized. Downstairs master suite has a huge flagstone patio and covered porch.

There is also a dramatic 50 foot plus great room with 12 foot ceilings enclosed by a whole wall of glass — get out the Windex! Also upstairs game room and a covered porch. Reduced from $1,299,000 to $1,195,000 and listed with Bill Griffin. Love love love this house. Want it. I’m in LOVE!