While the home that Dallas City Center Realtor Tony Nuncio is sponsoring for the Heritage Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour is far from old, he won’t hold that against it. An Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (now Heritage Oak Cliff) member since 2007, a founding member of the Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association, and now a proud resident of the Kings Highway Conservation District, Nuncio has long been dedicated to the area. 

In fact, he and his partner of 21 years, Terrance Nichols, opened their remodeled 1920s bungalow for the 2015 home tour — a sacrifice on the altar of neighborhood fundraising that all home tour participants know too well. Though we are in love with his adorable house, this year, Nuncio is proud to sponsor the gorgeous, modern take on the glass house at 804 Kessler Woods Trail. Trust — there will be no stone throwing coming from us, as we’re completely in awe with not only the house itself, but with the views. 

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1545 W. Colorado Blvd. is a stunning Hutsell-designed home with beautiful curves and tons of history.

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has always had a mouthful of a name, which was even more cumbersome as an acronym — OOCCL. But that’s all in the past now, as the organization seeks to focus on the area’s heritage — Heritage Oak Cliff, to be exact.

This year’s historic home tour will show off the architectural diversity of Oak Cliff on Oct. 21 and 22, from noon to 6 p.m. both days. Tickets can be purchased through the website (which is still ooccl.org for now) as well as  Kessler Baking Studio, Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumbs (315 S Hampton, 6333 Mockingbird, 522 Preston Royal Center, and 633 W. Wheatland in Duncanville).

Read on to preview this year’s tour homes, which includes the impeccably restored Hutsell-designed mansion perched on a hill at 1545 W. Colorado Blvd.

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Darling Dells District Home | CandysDirt.com

Our Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to the the heart of Oak Cliff’s Dells District to a darling abode just listed Friday. 

The house at 3327 Ivandell Ave. offers the opportunity to buy in this up-and-coming neighborhood before prices go through the roof. It’s an upgraded home with a lot of personality and two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,305 square feet, built in 1946. 

“The character of the houses is what is so unique to the area,” said listing agent Kristina Anderson with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “It’s got hardwoods, the footprint is great, it’s cozy, and you have the culture of the whole area — this is a fantastic house.”

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Sunset Hill

Finding a large home in the under-$400K price range can be a challenge in Dallas. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred solves the problem with over 2,600 square feet and a great Oak Cliff location.

The home at 1516 S. Oak Cliff Blvd. in Sunset Hill has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,657 square feet on two stories, built in 1950. It was taken to the studs for a total reimagination. Now it offers an open concept living-dining-kitchen area with a large fourth bedroom upstairs that can be used as a mother-in-law suite or split into two bedrooms. Let’s check it out.

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El Tivoli Place

North Oak Cliff is full of storied neighborhoods like El Tivoli Place. This well-established area features winding streets, hilly terrain, creeks and greenbelts, and arching shade trees. Its charmed brick homes, serene setting, proximity to downtown, and affordable real estate make it appealing to buyers.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 2711 El Tivoli Dr. is a 1945 gem, only minutes from Bishop Arts. It is recently updated with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,227 square feet on one story. This house is gorgeous, from its new exterior hardscaping and fresh paint, to energy efficient updates and a total wow factor throughout.

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Stevens Park Village

Graceful, stylish living claims its space as our Thursday Three Hundred, a 1941 stone cottage in North Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Village.

Sitting on an elevated lot, the property at 2311 Lawndale Dr. is one of the original houses in the area. It retains an authentic feel of that era with its architectural details and some vintage features. But the owners’ recent renovations brought it up to date and created the kind of features that make buyers speed-dial their Realtor. Think marble hexagon tile in the guest bathroom, rich cabinetry in the kitchen (and plenty of it), and refinished original hardwoods.

“There’s a very nice layout and for the size of the house, you’re getting a lot of openness,” said listing agent Ged Dipprey with Dave Perry-Miller Intown. “There’s great flow from living to dining room with an original arch that opens into the kitchen.”

The marriage between original and updated is flawless in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage. Its 1,544 square feet are indeed well appointed and create the perception of much more space.

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christmas gifts

Stumped for last-minute gift ideas for someone on Santa’s nice list? Why not consider a membership or donation to a North Texas nonprofit in their name? It’s a thoughtful alternative to yet another gift that might sit unused or unappreciated.

Here are a few of our favorites related to Dallas history, preservation, housing, and architecture.

 

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Oak Cliff Annex Craftsman

There’s something about a Craftsman house that’s just so endearing. Simple, elegant lines; big, framed out windows ; decorative trim; and a welcoming front porch are just some of the elements that woo buyers.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a classic Craftsman at 730 N. Montclair Ave. Built in 1923, it is lovingly maintained and recently updated in a few key area, like the kitchen and bathrooms, to make it more appealing to modern buyers.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,560 square feet on one story in the Oak Cliff Annex neighborhood, near West Davis and North Tyler streets. It’s a real gem that just hit the market Oct. 20. Let’s take a look before it goes under contract.

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