4111 Gilbert Avenue #211 Front

For someone moving to Dallas from a more densely populated city, our reliance on cars can be baffling at first. They’ll move to somewhere in East Dallas or Oak Cliff and realize that they’re going to spend 30 minutes in the car just to get to work downtown. POPPYCOCK. Why do that when you can get an adorable flat right in uptown for less than $300,000?

This is a super-cute contemporary condo right off of Gilbert, and it’s ready and waiting for a new urban-minded owner. Not only is it recently built, but this location is totally walkable! If you like what you see, call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to get pre-approved and ready to put in an offer! An adorable condo like this one doesn’t come around often, especially at this price, so don’t wait — call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.

Jump to see inside this fab flat, listed by David Griffin Realtor Courtney Tauriac.

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810 W. 12th Front

Talk about curb appeal, right? This cute home is in the neighborhood surrounding the Bishop Arts District in North Oak Cliff, which is formally called the Dallas Land & Loan. Here’s how it came about, according to the historians at the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League:

In 1887, Thomas Marsalis and his partner John Armstrong bought 2,000 acres on the western banks of the Trinity River. The land was platted as Dallas Land and Loan Additions #1, #2, and #3. Business was brisk as a number of three-storied Queen Anne homes went up on the lots. The area was emerging as an elite suburb of Dallas, and Marsalis’ vision of Oak Cliff grew increasingly more elaborate. He promoted the bluffs as a health spa and educational mecca. Several hundred Victorian homes were built, and by 1890 the population swelled to 2,500. Dallas Land and Loan was the actual residential development of an envisioned, fully- incorporated city of Oak Cliff.

The Depression of 1893 ended Marsalis’ dream. Land sales plummeted; he was forced to sell, and died penniless in New York City two years later. Land and Loan had sporadic building activity through the 1930s. Most of the homes erected were Victorian or Prairie bungalows. Following World War 11, many of the three-story homes were being cut up into apartments. By the 1970s, few original single-family homes remained, having suffered demolition for newer development.

This particular home was built in 1920, but was only recently remodeled. And as luck would have it, it just went under contract. If you don’t want to miss out on a home like this beautiful bungalow, get pre-approved by the best in the business and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today. She’ll make sure you’re ready to put in your highest and best when it’s love at first sight.

Jump to see the surprisingly modern interiors of this lovely, historic North Oak Cliff home.

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You walk right into 10225 Betty Jane Lane in North Dallas’ Walnut Woods, sit right down, and baby let your hair hang down. (The Rooftop Singers, 1963.)

This house is so very vintage 70s I am having childhood deja vu just from the photos! You know how you always revert to childish ways when you are around your parents, even if you are like, say, a grown professional (man) and they are like 85? Same thing happens when you walk into a home that LOOKS like your childhood home! Where are my culottes? (more…)

1125 Canterbury Drive
Normally our High Caliber Home of the Week is a sleek, modern design, but there’s something absolutely irresistible about this Kessler Park home designed by the great Charles Dilbeck that we absolutely had to feature it.
The woodwork, the masonry, the gorgeous fireplaces and unique spaces, winding paths and romantic bedrooms — all of these things come together to make this home a truly high-caliber listing. Of course, this home is already pending, but when you’re in love with a home like this one and you don’t want to take any chances with financing, call Lisa Peters with Caliber Home Loans to make the pre-approval process a snap.
Jump to see more photos of this distinctive, high-caliber home!

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On an almost half-acre hillside lot near White Rock Lake sits this beauty. With both a wrap-around porch and balcony, from which you can take in views of Dallas’ crown jewel, plus the gorgeous Craftsman-style architecture and fantastic location inside the Emerald Isle neighborhood, you’re going to be floored when we tell you what this phenomenal lake house and home, our Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week, is priced at.

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618 N. Brookside Home of the Week

I have driven down this street, Brookside, off LaVista, so many times on my way to Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica where my daughter now lives. Every time I marvel at how pretty Brookside is, and how the homes on one side all back up to the Lakewood Country Club. What a perfect place to live — walking distance to Lakewood Shopping Center, Whole Foods, and of course a whole country club golf course in your back-yard.

Then, eureka, a month ago, I see this gorgeous, neat as a pin and spiffy Tudor revival that has a for sale sign in front on the country club side! It is listed by John and Debbie Brosius, Allie Beth Allman & Associates, Debbie being John’s wife, and John being the super star agent who brought a buyer to my home years ago. Then I look this house up and — quick someone hide my checkbook!

618 Brookside is now under one million dollars!

618 N. Brookside Entry 618 N. Brookside Living618 N. Brookside Dining 618 N. Brookside Kitchen 618 Brookside KIT3618 N. Brookside DenBuilt in 1928,  the 3486 square foot home is perched on a bit of a hill, not a climb, enough to poise it majestically. Landscaping is luscious and mature on a third-acre lot(.38) and the home has been beautifully updated inside with classical touches: the walls and ceilings are still thickly textured plaster, and yes, those are original stained glass windows. There are beautiful moldings, arched windows, nooks, crannies, hardwoods, leaded glass doors, slate floors, an original  Potter Ironworks stair rail, and a rookwood pottery fireplace. You get four bedrooms, three and a half baths, formals, , secluded master with sitting room, spa bath with bidet, sunroom, an outdoor pergola with a beautiful grill built into a round, stone island structure, a roman swimming pool and detached garage with 600 square feet of guest quarters over.

618 N. Brookside Master 618 N. Brookside Master Bath 618 N. Brookside PoolhousePlease note that subtracting the guest quarters square footage leaves the home at 2886 square feet — essentially  a three bedroom, two and a half bath house with a rear guest quarters. But really, who needs more?

John and Debbie have it listed for $985,000. Was listed a year ago for $975,000, you know, different market. Then it went back on July 5 at $1,025,000. I’d say we are getting closer to perfection… and my checkbook…  and a loan from Inwood Mortgage right now!618 Brookside grill 618 Brookside guest house618 N. Brookside Backyard 618 N. Brookside Patio

8547 Santa Clara Front

When you fall in love with a home, sometimes that love turns into a vision. And when you add to your family, but you’re still in love with your home, that turns into a renovation. I’m guessing that’s what happened with 8547 Santa Clara, a lovely Mediterranean remodel that was built in 1950 and completely gutted in 2005 to add a spacious second floor.

This is such a lovely home, and the sellers have done a bang-up job with the renovation, which features vaulted ceilings with exposed beams in the family room, a gorgeous kitchen with modern-feeling details, hand-scraped hardwoods throughout the first floor, and a huge master suite.

There are three living rooms, one of which is upstairs for the kids to enjoy their super-loud video games. And there’s a fabulous backyard with a pergola and fireplace, as well as a built-in grilling area.

It’s in Forest Hills, too, which puts you right next to White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, and lovely treed streets on which you can walk you dogs. It’s listed by Ebby Halliday Realtor Christopher Miller for $885,000.

Look like your dream home? Contact the helpful loan officers at Inwood National Bank and Inwood Mortgage to get the ball rolling on financing this amazing home that is truly move-in ready.

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