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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Just eight miles from downtown Dallas and a few minutes from Bishop Arts, a newly listed Kiestwood property impresses with its warm, spacious interior, potential for acreage, and great location in an established neighborhood. 

The house at 3224 S. Ravinia Dr. sits on just over a quarter acre and the property backs to additional 1.75 acres that’s also for sale. It’s walking distance to Oak Cliff Nature Preserve and Kiest Park, so outdoor life is a big part of this property, too, which has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,688 square feet on two stories, built in 1962. 

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Southwood Estates

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a gorgeous remodel in North Oak Cliff with designer touches everywhere. It’s white, white, and more white, both outside and in.

Located at 2842 Bonnywood Ln., this home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,062 square feet on one story, built in 1956. It’s in Southwood Estates neighborhood, near W. Kiest Boulevard and S. Hampton Road.

The renovations of this property are truly impressive: this is a buyer’s dream, with an open floorplan, dark hardwood floors, a high-end kitchen, and more.

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3320 S Ravinia f

Some of the most lush and secluded properties in Dallas can be found in Oak Cliff, where there are rolling hills and lots of green places.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a truly one-of-a-kind property at 3320 S. Ravinia Dr., near W. Keist Boulevard and S. Westmoreland Road in Kiestwood. This contemporary home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,636 square feet on four stories/five levels, built in 1985.

It feels like a treehouse with the unusual floor plan and an almost tropical backyard with a custom swimming pool and beautifully landscaped yard. Both bedrooms are designed as master suites, and the home has lots of luxe extras, from mahogany floors and open staircases, to a wine cellar and granite and marble throughout. The icing on the cake is a balcony off the fifth-floor master that overlooks the gorgeous backyard.

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This hidden gem of a neighborhood in North Oak Cliff is becoming more and more popular it seems, with deals under $300K becoming as rare as the buffalo tenderloin at Fearings. That doesn’t mean there aren’t several great properties in Kiestwood, a fantastic nabe with tons of character and the kind of close-knit community you crave.

This particular home at 2848 Woodmere is on a huge corner lot and has pretty much everything you could possibly desire. Lush landscaping, tons of entertaining space, a koi pond, a pool, a lanai and a deck, plus a studio/workroom as well as a 2-car garage … The home seems to be just an endless amount of space!

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If there ever was a deal on a beautiful Midcentury Modern, 3212 Mapleleaf Circle is it, folks. For just $325,000 you can not only own this gorgeous modern home with beautiful architectural details, but you can live in Oak Cliff, an area that is appreciating head and shoulders above most of Dallas.

 

Now, when you’re looking at the interiors, just imagine them without the decor and with a fresh coat of paint. I was kind of put off by the large leather chesterfields and bird cages, but they won’t be there when you move in, dear reader. All that will be left are the floors, walls, the huge windows and that beautiful kitchen with the stainless steel appliances.

This three/three with gameroom is a great spot for a family, or a crowd of entertainers. There is so much natural light, too, that it would be a great home to show off an art collection. And the backyard does anything but disappoint. A huge patio plus a pool? For just $325K? Amazing!