Kings Highway started as a holding tank of a neighborhood as new Oak Cliff residents waited for their Winnetka Heights homes to be completed. The area has since found a flavor all its own.

Diversity is more than a buzz word in the Kings Highway neighborhood of North Oak Cliff. It’s a way of life that describes the people, the architecture, the vibe, and more than a century of cohesive imagination.

The early days of Kings Highway are reminiscent of a teenager trying to find himself. As the neighborhood that’s now bordered by Stewart Drive, Davis Street, Tyler Street, and Mary Cliff Road transitioned from 19th century cottonfields, it became the temporary home for future Winnetka Heights residents who were awaiting construction of their new homes.

The City of Dallas initially platted the holding-tank area as “Oak Cliff Annex,” and its first structures were apartment buildings constructed around 1910. At the eastern entrance where the trolley stopped, a brick archway provided the gateway to the neighborhood. Though the archway no longer stands, its welcoming message remains.

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DeCarla Anderson of Dave Perry-Miller InTown has listed 902 N. Edgefield Avenue for $417,000.

Treat yourself to the joys of home ownership this season with a darling Craftsman in the heart of North Oak Cliff. Imagine the twinkling lights next year when this one is yours! The three-bedroom, two-bathroom charmer comes complete with 1,375 square feet on a lushly landscaped lot, and it even has a red door.

Lots Of Craftsman Charm

Looks like we are on a Craftsman kick this month, and our Friday Four Hundred is the epitome of Craftsman charm! Situated on a corner lot in the Kings Highway Conservation District, it affords a prime spot near Kessler Park. The front porch with classic swing caught our eye. And the interior is just as cute!

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There are many open houses in North Texas every weekend — so much so that picking the perfect three can be difficult. But somehow we manage and bring you an insider’s look at hot properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss! 

This week, our houses range in price from $399K to $1.349 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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Get out your checkbook, because even if you’re not in the market, today’s Friday Four Hundred will make you want to drop some earnest money and book the movers. This 1921 Craftsman blends historic charm and practical, pretty updates, making it the ultimate in hard-to-resist real estate. Located in the Kings Highway Conservation District of North Oak Cliff, this gorgeous piece of architecture underwent a 2013 renovation that you must see to believe.

New double-paned windows, updated HVAC, and stainless steel appliances bring 932 North Windomere Avenue smartly into the now, while original hardwoods and true Craftsman appeal transport you to another time. Listed by Kurtis Walker of JP & Associates Realtors for $425,000, the home features two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,312 square feet. As a bonus, it’s in walking distance to the Bishop Arts District.

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Paige Morse

Dallas interior designer Paige Morse is selling her Oak Cliff home, which has been featured on Design Sponge, Elle Decor and the book The New Bohemians. All textiles and furnishings are for sale, too.

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Oak Cliff basementBasements in North Texas are about as rare as a cat that likes to swim, but today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is that unusual exception.

The reason you don’t find basements in DFW is because our clay soil moves too much and building one is usually cost prohibitive. But in North Oak Cliff, there are a few. The house at 924 Lausanne Ave. in the Kings Highway Conservation District has a finished basement that adds about 650 square feet to the home, which is 2,144 square feet.

Built in 1921, this house has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a half bath. The current owners bought it in 2013, and love it dearly, but a job offer out-of-state is too good to pass up. So it’s on the market as of Oct. 30, listed for $299,000 by Kay Wood with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

They’ve made a lot of updates, and there are more that could be made—this house has big potential. Additionally, it’s walking distance to restaurants, Stevens Park Golf Course, and the Kessler Theater, so location is prime (and check out the stately million-dollar homes just one street over).

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Kings Highway CraftsmanOne of the most appealing things about North Oak Cliff (in a long list of wonderful, charming things) is that every house is like a snowflake: special and unique. No cookie-cutter, boring real estate here.

So the fact that we’re in the same Kings Highway Conservation District neighborhood for this week’s Thursday Three Hundred as last week’s house might give you a moment of déjà vu, but these North Oak Cliff Craftsman houses each have their own personality and style.

Today’s house is at 906 N. Edgefield Ave., a 3-2 built in 1925 with 1,558 square feet and a master bedroom addition that adds a private retreat and second bathroom to the home.Kings Highway CraftsmanThe house is a half mile west of Kidd Springs Park, with its large spring-fed lake, a swimming pool, softball field, butterfly garden, and a rec center that overlooks the lake. A half mile to the east of the house is the Stevens Park Golf Course, often referred as the “Little Augusta” of North Texas.

The wide, open front porch is a friendly welcome for visitors, and a porch swing promises relaxing family time. This house is newly listed by Ged Dipprey at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $315,000.

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Oak Cliff Craftsman What a treat, to find a house this completely adorable and both beautifully maintained and remodeled. The North Oak Cliff Craftsman at 615 N. Clinton Ave. is the total package: location, curb appeal, personality, function, flow, and price. It’s our Thursday Three Hundred and it’ll knock your socks off.

Built in 1923, this bungalow is newly listed and offers three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and 2,298 square feet on two stories, huge for a home of this era. It’s one of the larger homes of its kind in the area.

Oak Cliff Craftsman

I mentioned the location, right? It’s in the heart of North Oak Cliff near Davis and Polk streets in the Kings Highway Conservation District. From here, you can walk to the Bishop Arts District, Kessler Theater, restaurants, and the Twelve Hills Nature Center, with its butterfly garden and a trail that runs the perimeter of its five acres through flowering native plants and shrubs.

The houses in this area were built primarily in the 1910s and 1920s. The most commonly represented styes are Craftsman, Prairie, Eclectic, and Tudor. It makes for an utterly delightful neighborhood with historic charm and memorable architecture.

The original list price in May was $435,000, reduced twice to its current list price, $385,000 (the listing agent is Melissa Oates with Allie Beth Allman). It’s currently under active open contract, so let’s enjoy a virtual tour before the final deal is closed.

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