When the Margritzes moved to their Oak Cliff home, they thought it would be forever.

When Sandy Margritz left Little Rock, Arkansas, to move to Fort Worth to join her soon-to-be husband, Josh, she left a world behind. Not just the Ozarks and canopied treetops and mountains, she left an entire profession, too. She was an environmental scientist that traveled around after natural disasters to test water and soil and make sure it was safe for the locals and relief workers. She said, “I don’t know if this is interesting or not…” Hello? Of course, it is and what came next was just as fascinating.

She and her husband realized they both couldn’t travel like crazy – someone needed to call Texas home – so Sandy raised her hand. “I was a little burned out on travel, but I didn’t really have a clue what I wanted to do.” Then she told her husband, “Well, I really liked getting married, maybe I’ll do something with weddings?” She got a job with Boxwood Hospitality and that was that. Until it wasn’t.

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Best Craftsman Evaaah! That’s how Ged Dipprey brought this Winnetka Heights gem to our attention. And the Dave Perry-Miller agent is right. This three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom listing is the perfect Friday Five Hundred, offering an exceptional location and high design at a reasonable price.

“Frankly, this house is a gift listing,” says Dipprey. “Not to devalue my services, but let’s be real: Doesn’t this house sell itself? New everything and taken to the studs in 2015, I can’t think of a single design element that I don’t love!” 

Of course, the proof is in the pudding. And upon further inspection, we can see why Ged is so excited.

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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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We got word from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Ged Dipprey that a well-known West Kessler midcentury modern was about to hit the market, but nothing prepared us for how stunning this home is. I know we say this quite often when it comes to homes we profile, but this midcentury ranch at 900 Bison Trail really is an entertainer’s dream!

Dipprey says that this listing is incredible because it combines a coveted location with high-end design and incomparable amenities, including a few unexpected features. Of course, we’ll show you all the delicious photos of this amazing midcentury modern in West Kessler, but if you want to see it for yourself, up close and in person, Dipprey is hosting an open house at 900 Bison Trail on Sunday, July 29, from 2-4 p.m.

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Hold on to your cocoa, folks, this listing is hot, hot, hot! Located just one mile from Dallas’ trendy Bishop Arts Districtyes you read that right – sits this gorgeous, three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty that has been extensively restored and priced to sell!

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To love a bungalow in North Oak Cliff‘s Winnetka Heights Historic Conservation District is to accept imperfections. But not every bungalow requires a full-on restoration, and not every homeowner is up to the task. 

This home at 315 N. Clinton, says listing agent Ged Dipprey, was a whole different ball of wax. When it was purchased, the front porch had been enclosed and made into an additional living area. But for the seller, that just wouldn’t do.

“Restored to original splendor at great expense, the expansive front porch boasts pine flooring and reestablishes the integrity of the Craftsman form,” Dipprey said, adding that the home now fits better into the fabric of the neighborhood. Sure, it sacrificed some square footage, but to those who love Arts & Crafts architecture, it’s totally worth it.

From the curb, it’s absolutely perfect. Inside, it only gets better.

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This East Kessler charmer reduced me to giddiness. Avoiding the temptation to over-modernize, its owners have created a lovely balance between the home’s original charm and contemporary conveniences. And it’s a great size for the area at 2,613 square feet.

The walk-up is just lovely. The wide porch makes me hope that it’s just one of many in a neighborhood full of front-porch neighbors who spend temperate evenings out there waving to dog walkers and kids on bikes. Sigh. Leave me to my imagination!

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch situated on a lush hilltop, 1623 Oak Knoll Street is listed by Ged Dipprey of Dave Perry-Miller In Town for $740,000.

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Our Thursday Three Hundred caught our eye with its handsome curb appeal. From the wraparound, welcoming porch to the charmed built-ins, this Winnetka Heights Craftsman has the classic good looks that make buyers swoon. 

Located at 119 N Willomet Ave., this home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,558 square feet on one story, built in 1926.

“For the price and location this home packs a punch,” said listing agent Ged Dipprey. “Add to the equation the master has a walk-in closet and ensuite bath and I’m confident buyers will see how this one is a knock-out.” 

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