CandysDirt.com executive editor Joanna England, columnist Karen Eubank, founder and publisher Candy Evans, and senior writer Leah Shafer don their sensible shoes to stage the cute Tudor at 307 N. Waverly. (Photos: Shoot2Sell/Thomas Byers)

Special Thanks to Shoot2Sell Architectural Photography, CORT Furniture Rental, and Jenn Matt Thatcher

Two weeks ago, one of my talented staff writers did what she does best — think outside the box and whip up a great editorial twist to one of our regular Tuesday $200k  posts.

You know how we offer up delicious samples of North Texas real estate here on CandysDirt.com, carefully culled AFFORDABLE real estate, virtually every day of the week? There is our signature Monday Morning Millionaire, Tuesday Two Hundred, Thursday Three Hundred, and Friday Four or Five Hundred. Let me not forget our Fort Worth Fridays — Fort Worth has the yummiest homes! And occasionally we do a Saturday Six or Seven Hundred. Of course we also weave editorial-worthy properties and “O” Homes in between those signature basics, along with regular local real estate and design news that affects how we live in North Texas.


From the curb, it’s easy to fall in love with 307 N. Waverly, a North Oak Cliff Tudor that is brimming with potential. Unfortunately, buyers can easily loose sight of that once inside.

We fell in love with 307 N. Waverly Drive. Not sure if it was the bones, the Tudor style, the location (within walking distance of Davis Street, the Kessler Theater, and Bishop Arts), or the detailed brickwork. Maybe it was the brick planter columns alongside the front doorway that reached out like welcoming arms. The North Oak Cliff home in the historic L.O. Daniel neighborhood is a three-bedroom, two-bath home with 1,410 square feet, built in 1924.

From the outside, it was cute as a button. But in our expert opinion, the interior photos left a lot to be desired, and didn’t show off this little angel at her very best.




We are just elated, folks! Candy will have more details when she’s back from the National Association of Real Estate Editors‘ Atlanta conference, but CandysDirt.com was awarded “Best Blog” in the NAREE Journalism Competition yesterday. Cheers!


We are just elated, folks! Candy will have more details when she’s back from the National Association of Real Estate Editors‘ Atlanta conference, but CandysDirt.com was awarded “Best Blog” in the NAREE Journalism Competition yesterday. Cheers!

I’m mixing it up a little this week, mostly because I’ve been inspired. While driving home from White Rock Coffee a few weeks ago with my pal Joanna England, we passed this amazing house on East Lake Highlands. I don’t know if you’ve realized this about me yet, but I kinda dig mid-century modern design, and this place is THE perfect mid-century model without having to pour in all the money of updating an older home.

It’s listed by David Collier at David Griffin and Company Realtors for $550,00. There’s no pictures listed yet, but you can see plans online. Turns out, it was designed by architect extraordinaire Cliff Welch. I went to his website and checked out his design portfolio, and folks, this guy is kind of a badass.

According to Art House Dallas:

“His firm’s focus is modern architecture, concentrating on residential, interiors, and small-scale commercial work. He has been a leading resource and proponent for the restoration and preservation of post-war modernism in Dallas.”

Look at all those clean lines…I’m in heaven!

A Tyler, Texas native, Cliff has local and national design accolades coming out the wazoo. And this is how I know this guy is cool: he also designs tree houses. Cliff, meet your new biggest fan.

Joanna with her son, Cooper.

Meet Joanna England: blogger, writer and brand-spanking-new mom. Get used to seeing her name and byline here on CandysDirt.com, because this gal knows a thingee or two about real estate, is a seasoned blogger and writer (Bubble Life, People Newspapers, Dallas Morning News), and will be contributing to this blog daily. As you know, there are a million real estate stories in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and I cannot cover all of them.

But WE can.

BTW, got a great story real estate story for us to cover? House P? Send it to Joanna at joanna@candysdirt.com. (Just give us a few days to get it running.)

And just so you can feel like you know her a little better…

CD: So Jo, are you a native Dallas gal?

JE: I wish! I’m from the north Houston suburbs, namely a little town called Conroe. It’s sandwiched between Lake Conroe and the San Jacinto river, so you can imagine how humid it is. I do not miss the climate!

CD: What part of town do you live in?

JE: My husband and I fell in love with the White Rock Lake area, and have been calling East Dallas home for about five years now.

CD: What do you love about it?

JE: The lake, of course. We are very outdoorsy people, and we love to walk, jog, and cycle around White Rock Lake. It’s a great place to check out some amazing homes, too!

CD: What’s your dream neighborhood in Dallas? Why?

JE: Definitely the Cloisters. It’s practically on the lake, and has a great mix of architectural styles.

CD: Ideal home and design style (you don’t look like a Mediterranean gal to me…)

JE: You’ve got that right! We lived in Junius Heights for a short time, and I learned so much about Arts and Crafts architecture. Big front porches and clean lines make my heart skip a beat!

CD: If you could buy a second home, where might that be???

JE: Key West, Fla., which is perhaps my favorite place on the planet. Runner up is Estes Park, Colo.