Couldn’t you just kiss the sky with this view? Courtney Tauriac of Compass has this week’s listing for the High Caliber Home of the Week, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, a beautifully-designed home perched atop the rocky bluffs of Highgrove at West Kessler Heights, full of garden homes and urban loft-style villa homes in North Oak Cliff.

This three-bedroom, three and half-bath home on Stevens Bluff Lane has 2,260-square feet spread over three stories. The fourth-story outdoor living space has incredible views of the Dallas skyline.

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Some homes have backyard guest quarters for mother in laws, college kids, or kids who never left the nest. But the guest quarters behind this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, was built as a sound-proof recording studio in the early 2000s for its previous musician owner.

You can just imagine the notes of original folk songs would waft out the door of the double-wall guest quarters turned sound studio. Today, it’s an 800+-square-foot detached living quarters with cabana bath, exercise studio, and a spacious guest suite above — a cherry on top of a fantastic 1936-built Kessler Park Conservation District beauty.

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If you love the laid-back vibe of Lakewood but need a little more house than what’s available traditionally, this 4,412-square-foot home on Sondra Drive in Lakewood could be a perfect fit. Matthew Edwards of Dave Perry-Miller Preston Center has the listing selected at this week’s High Caliber Home, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

If you’re a close reader of CandysDirt, you might recognize this five-bedroom, four and half-bath home as one we’ve featured before, but Matthew completely restaged the home and dropped $50k off the price since we last featured it. Even more reason to fall for this house!

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In the 60s, split-level homes were all the rage. Like a ranch style, but stacked. Today’s buyers are harkening back to this style that’s been called “the minivans of the architectural world” and digging the unique midcentury vibe of split-levels that offer some needed separation that open floor plans lack. This week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is an outstanding split-level home in North Oak Cliff listed by Diane and Vinnie Sherman of David Griffin & Company Realtors.

“Timbergrove Circle offers a great mix of ingredients,” says Sherman, who specializes in historic, architecturally-significant homes, and midcentury homes in Oak Cliff. The 1960-built midcentury modern home at 1808 Timbergrove Circle is HUGE with 3,416-square-feet. It’s set on 0.3 acres with three bedrooms, two full baths, and three half-baths. If there are only three bedrooms, where’s all the square footage? In the one, two, three… four living areas. Each one is better than the next.  (more…)

Courtney Tauriac of Compass RE Texas describes her listing at 316 Boonesville Bend in Argyle as the perfect mix of rural country living with suburb convenience. We agree and that’s why this nearly 4,000-square-foot Argyle home on a quarter-acre is this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

“This home backs up to pasture land, which gives you that perfect blend of country and suburban living,” Tauriac says. “In fact when we were there taking photos, you could see horses coming up to the fence and grazing in the pasture.”

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A backyard with a pool and 2,500-square-foot home on Lower Greenville? Yes, it’s possible with this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Phillip Murrell of Compass RE Texas has this 1999-built Tudor-inspired transitional home with four bedrooms, three baths, and 2,532 square feet on a 9,000-square-foot lot that’s walking distance to Blue Goose and Trader Joe’s. It was custom built to fit the beautiful Tudor and Craftsman-style homes along Palo Pinto Avenue.

Inside you’ll find hardwood floors, designer lighting, custom stone fireplace, and subtle color on the walls that make this home feel very soft and comfortable like a pair of your favorite yoga pants (sleek enough to be contemporary and dressed up, but comfortable enough to crawl under the covers with). The large open living area that features built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace flows into casual dining and the kitchen.

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For lovers of natural light, clean lines, urban convenience, and low-maintenance living, this incredible listing from Jarrad Barnes will be exceptionally satisfying.

This Lionel Morrison-designed home perfectly located near the Knox-Henderson area is easily our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

“This low-maintenance half-duplex home was designed for the urban dweller with a lock and leave lifestyle,” says Barnes, and agent at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. “Sophisticated modern is best used to describe the use of clean lines, glass walls and marble finishes found throughout this property.”

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It seems like it was just a short while ago that people would recoil upon hearing someone say that they lived in Oak Cliff. But look at us now. North Oak Cliff has become a magnet for homebuyers, with some areas becoming heavily sought-after for the location’s convenience and its litany of amenities.

But not everyone has it in them to buy an older home that may need some work and attention. Luckily for these folks, there’s a beautiful new build in North Oak Cliff that happens to be only four years old. It’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

“The location is incredible,” says listing agent Phillip Murrell with Compass. This particular 2015-built home is part of the North Oak Cliff development from StoryBuilt (formerly PSW). “It’s adjacent to Kessler Park in the Kings Highway neighborhood.”

Besides being a great-looking home, this location is so perfect because of its proximity to everything everyone loves about North Oak Cliff. You can walk or ride your bike to the Bishop Arts District, Twelve Hills Nature Center, and even hit the links in your free time, Murrell noted. “Vaughan Court is steps from one of the best public golf courses in Dallas — Stevens Park,” he added. 

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