115 S. Tyler Front

This neo-classical building at 115 S. Tyler Street once supplied electricity to North Oak Cliff.

By Katrina Whatley
Special Contributor

Dallas is fortunate to have plethora of housing styles. You want something by a contemporary architect? We have many innovative, world-class examples. Want a charming 1920s Tudor or a Craftsman bungalow? We have several neighborhoods with beautiful offerings — both large and small — from Swiss Avenue to Elmwood. Midcentury modern lover? Cha-ching! Dallas has many exciting neighborhoods that are strictly thus!

Each home is always unique in its own right, and you will find many options for your preferred style in our fair city. However, CandysDirt.com takes you to a place so unique that there are only four examples in all of Dallas. Four. That’s right: one, two, three, four.

Realtor Randall Simpson is offering the only historical Dallas Power and Light building for sale at this time for a cool $1.6 million. The building, designed by Lang & Witchell, originally powered rail cars in Dallas. Jump for a peek inside!

115 S. Tyler Entry


1406 Bella Vista Front

Casa Linda Estates is a fabulous neighborhood. Huge lots, tons of mature trees, totally walkable, close to White Rock Lake, and a really close and connected neighborhood association make this an ideal place to put down roots. And although Casa Linda Estates straddles Buckner Boulevard, some lots still feel amazingly private. That’s what I like best about this really amazing artist compound for sale.

Located at 1406 Bella Vista Dr., this home was remodeled and updated by its owner, a carpenter and furniture designer named Stefan Crane. As you can expect, the cabinetry and woodworking in this home is just amazing — truly works of art in their own right. This house also features a huge studio in the backyard that is room enough for an artist or entrepreneur who might currently be renting space for their tools.

1606 Bella Vista Studio

The home has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and more than 2,000 square feet, while the studio in the backyard is a 3,000-square-foot open floor plan with one full bath as well as plumbing roughed in for a kitchen and additional bath. The seller suggests that this could actually become a separate living space, too, perhaps for visitors or even live-in grandparents.

1406 Bella Vista Kitchen

The house was taken to the studs and built back up in 2008, so everything is completely remodeled. It is just gorgeous, and can suit many different furniture styles. I can’t help but imagine this home being bought by another artist or art lover! And if you think it costs an arm and a leg to have this much space as well as a 1.17-acre lot, think again! The owner is looking to move, and quickly, so it’s priced at just $530,000. What a steal!

1406 Bella Vista Living

Seriously, I can’t imagine this home being on the market for too much longer. If you’re looking to purchase a unique and incredible home, well, this is it. However, if you’ve just fallen in love with some of the furniture in these photos, well, it’s for sale, too.

Think this is the artist compound of your dreams? Email 1406bellavista@att.net.