3215 South Franklin Street — Circa 1955

If you long for a quiet, idyllic, Leave it to Beaver-style neighborhood, check out Kiestwood in Oak Cliff. Between hilly tree-lined streets, shaded front yards, and Midcentury upper-middle-class homes, you’ll expect to see Wally, the Beaver, and Eddie Haskell stroll down the sidewalk at any minute.

Built from 1950 to 1965 during the post-war building boom in North Texas, the neighborhood’s original subdivisions – Kiestwood Estates and Southwood Estates – were ideal for executives and managers in the nearby defense industry as well as downtown professionals who sought convenient access to the central business district.

3454 South Franklin Street — Circa 1958

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Custom Landscaping Is Just the Beginning at this Kiestwood Estates Renovation | CandysDirt.com

One of the largest concentrations of intact midcentury houses in Dallas can be found in an Oak Cliff neighborhood many people have never heard of, Kiestwood Estates. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 2529 Woodmere Dr. is a 1955 ranch-style midcentury in this wonderful part of the city, set among rolling hills and wooded lots. Custom landscaping and an amazing drive-up is just the beginning in this home, which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 1,860 square feet on one story. There is an open house this Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2-4 p.m. Would you like a sneak peek?

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kiestwood estates

Oak Cliff is a Dallas area with a rich history, and some of the most storied neighborhoods in the city. Keistwood Estates is one of them, with gently rolling hills and mature shade trees. The more than 400 homes in the area represent the largest, intact concentration of midcentury ranch style houses in Dallas.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred, at 3306 S. Franklin St., offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,875 square feet on one story, built in 1955. This is a recent remodel with a fresh, updated feel, featuring one-inch oak hardwoods throughout, fresh paint, and lots of updates. Low-E windows, attic insulation, and a tankless water heater provide important energy efficient details for this home.

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