Davis St looking west to N. Zang Blvd. from the CVS sidewalk.

If it’s been a few months since you last drove through the Davis/Zang intersection near the Bishop Arts District, you likely wouldn’t recognize where you are now. Buildings five stories tall are going up on three of the four corners, and a new CVS stands where El Corazón was. Melba St., on the other side of the district, is beginning to feel like the State Thomas neighborhood of Uptown: mid-rise apartments and town homes on all sides with a small historic home here or there.

Not only are the streets torn up from increasing utility sizes to accommodate the growth and reconstructing complete streets, but there are about 20 large-scale residential and commercial projects currently under construction in North Oak Cliff, totaling more than a quarter of a billion dollars of investment and adding more than 1,200 units.

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You’ve probably heard us fawn over this spectacular development of modern, sustainable architecture in Oak Cliff called Kessler Woods. It’s an enclave full of gorgeous homes designed and built by a who’s who of modern architecture and construction. The materials selections are amazing, as is the landscaping and views from the immense panes of glass covering these beautiful homes. It reminds us a lot of Urban Reserve in the northern reaches of Lake Highlands.  
 
Our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is special, though, even among its exceptional neighbors.  Constructed in 2005 as the residence of Kessler Woods’ own developer, Matt Holley, 2203 Kessler Woods Court was a commission for notable Dallas architect Patrick Hammers. He was tasked with designing a spectacular modern home with three stories of soaring glass that offer panoramic views from just about every room in the home. 
 
“The home has often been referred to as ‘The Terrace House’ as it offers three terraces, one for each floor,” says David Griffin & Company listing agent Courtney Tauriac. “These outdoor spaces offer a unique experience specific to their location.”
 
One of the unique experiences is the views of downtown Dallas’ iconic skyline.

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Oak Cliff cottageOak Cliff is undergoing a real estate renaissance the likes of which we have never seen before. Sales are happening at an astonishing rate. Investors are flipping houses in neighborhoods where only a few years ago finding a home under $100,000 was easy. This is not the case any longer, not by a long shot. Take this adorable Oak Cliff cottage at 2234 Carnes Street, in the L.O. Daniel neighborhood, as evidence. (more…)

There are a lot of neighborhoods in North Texas that have rather euphemistic names, using terms like “hills,” “bluffs,” and “ranch” that are a stretch worthy of an Olympic gymnast. However, Oak Cliff is truly an area filled with both oak trees and rambling cliffs of stone throughout, and some of the most interesting houses are set into its varying topography with aplomb.
 
One such example is this listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Courtney Tauriac.  It’s a gorgeous Austin Stone traditional in East Kessler that, while rather unassuming from the curb, packs a punch inside and in the backyard. It’s an obvious choice for this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. Though it’s a beautiful house, what really makes it unique is the large lot, Tauriac says.
 
“Finding a third acre lot in Kessler Park is a rarity in itself,” she notes, “but to have a pool, outdoor wet bar with large pergola seating area, large yard, and two-car garage all for under $900,000? This home is such a gem!”
 
We agree!

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Oak CliffFor the second week in a row, we’ve been able to find a home for less than $100,000 in Dallas that isn’t, you know, euphemistically cozy.

This week’s offering is in Oak Cliff. At 1,609 square feet, three bedrooms, and two baths, this home at 6828 Shadymeadow Dr. is newly listed — as in, hasn’t even been up for more than 24 hours, fresh-on-the-market. (more…)

Last week’s Oak Cliff MLS tour was a hot one. There were several great homes, but two very discerning agents reached out to me regarding one that stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. Both agents were enamored with the kitchen of 1321 Canterbury Court in Kessler Park, and for a really good reason.

And the kitchen alone is reason enough to name this listing from David Griffin & Co. Realtor Courtney Tauriac as our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. As luck would have it, this beautiful 1937-built home is already under contract, but if you fall in love with it (Spoiler alert: You probably will!), get in touch with Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to get pre-qualified so you can put in a backup offer on this deliciously updated historic property in one of Dallas’ most sought-after neighborhoods!

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2849 Claudette Avenue is currently listed for $549,900 by Hans Stroble of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas.

Now here’s a Friday Five Hundred you don’t want to miss! Situated minutes from the Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, and downtown Dallas sits this three-bedroom, two-bath charmer that definitely lives up to the hype. With a 1,584-square-foot interior bursting with curated designer details modeled after European minimalism and trendy boutique hotels, you’ll want to get a jump on this one.

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Kessler Park Colonial
This Kessler Park colonial is precisely the sort of home people dream of finding when they decide to move to the rolling hills of Oak Cliff. It embodies all of the original 1935 New England charms but has undergone an extensive remodel, which means no work for you!

Featured on the Oak Cliff Home Tour, it’s clear 1006 Lausanne Avenue has been not only well-loved for over 80 years, but also beautifully maintained and continually and carefully updated.

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