These three North Dallas homes are worth seeing in person! Each offer three different price points and something for every type of buyer.

Magnificent Modern With A View

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Kerry Walton with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has listed 3314 Hawthorne Avenue for $435,000. Open House, Sunday, April 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Feast your eyes on the former private residence of presidential portrait painter, Alexander B. Clayton. This refined Park Place townhome is now on the market and listed by Kerry Walton with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $435,000. And there is more than one reason to fall head over heels for this Perry Heights gem.

Presidential Panache

“For anyone who appreciates presidential trivia,” Walton says, “Clayton once used the full-floor master suite as his artist studio. The giveaway is the wall of windows he added that now offer treetop views. His portrait of Richard M. Nixon was installed rather unceremoniously in the White House in 1981, according to an article written by the iconic White House news reporter Helen Thomas.”

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Does this Tudor look a little familiar? Perhaps it does if you’ve ever perused the pages of the July 1922 Dallas Morning News. That’s where it first appeared, beckoning homebuyers to Perry Heights for this “Home Beautiful” and “Electrical Paradise.” The history alone merits status as this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. However, as Keller Williams Urban listing agent Sam Saladino can attest, the home’s charm will make your heart skip a beat!

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I sorted through at least a dozen homes before I landed on this week’s Saturday Seven Hundred treasure. The drive-up is so charming. But it was the first interior shot that made me say, “Oh, yes. This is a goodie.” It came as not a bit of a surprise that this 1925 Tudor was completely rebuilt from its foundation by an architect. There’s just something about the way the spaces are laid out and the use of light that made it obvious someone with know-how got their hands on this Perry Heights home.

The top-down renovation delivers a combination of contemporary appeal and historic charm with admirable deftness. With three living spaces, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms in in 2,141 square feet, 4411 N Hall Street is listed with Virginia Cook’s Nancy Martinez for $749,000. Join us after the jump for a bonus space that will not disappoint.

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4503 Vandelia

While this home may not have bank buildings and high rises on either side, it does remind me a lot of the little gingerbread Victorian from the movie “Up” in that it feels like a sweet little oasis in a bustling, busy party of the city. With an expansive yard and a very central location, you might think that you’d have to pay quite a bit for a sweet little cottage near Lemmon Avenue and Cedar Springs, just near the Tollway in Perry Heights.

But would you believe that this adorable home is actually priced under $400K? It’s true! Jump to find out more!

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lovefield southwest plane landing

Love Field is surrounded by some of the best and priciest neighborhoods in Dallas. Flanked by Mockingbird Lane, Lemmon Avenue, and Denton Drive, this airport has always gotten the stink-eye from neighboring property owners who feel entitled to some peace and quiet.

There’s Bluffview, Perry Heights, Greenway Parks, and Oak Lawn and Uptown to the south. But with the Wright Amendment set to be fully repealed in less than a year, well, it could get a lot noisier. If homeowners felt air traffic was tough to bear before, could the increased fly-bys from Love Field departures and arrivals affect property values?

Maybe not, says Allie Beth Allman VP Tim Schutze.

“I am not seeing any negative changes in buyers comments and have not seen any change in values,” Schutze said via email. “I believe more people have become — and are becoming — more tuned to the urban setting and all that comes with that, such as traffic noise, congestion, etc.”

I think it’s an interesting perspective, and one we often overlook, that the urban environment often isn’t quiet, and can be quite noisy. As Dallas increases in urban density, of course you’re going to get more noise. More neighbors = more activity, which in turn = more noise. That’s not a bad thing, though, because with increased density you get more amenities and a more walk-able neighborhood.

Schutze echoes that philosophy, saying that homebuyers who are looking to move inside Insterstate 635 “feel that the benefits of a close-in location far outweighs any perceived issues with air traffic and vehicle noise.”

What do you think?

Just because you put your home on the market doesn’t mean you should stop going all out for the holidays, am I right? So I love that the owners of this week’s Monday Morning Millionaire, 4434 Rawlins, traced the front of their flowerbeds outside their Perry Heights Georgian with twinkly lights and boughs tied in wreaths.

This house is beautiful all on its own, but with this great Christmas light treatment, it’s just gorgeous!

Did you take some photos of amazing Christmas lights this year? Send them in and we’ll post them here on CandysDirt.com!

I know it looks petite and unassuming from the front, but inside 4423 N. Hall St. is a spacious, elegant home with a huge garage loft, too!

When most people are looking for a home, income property doesn’t often cross into their radar. You’re looking for someplace to live, right? Not someplace for you to live and another spot to rent out to someone. This home, though, in Perry Heights, is the best of both worlds.

With more than 3,000 square feet, this Tudor (That’s right! Another Tudor! TUDOR, TUDOR, TUDOR!) marketed by Christine McKenny of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates has room to spare and doesn’t feel cloistered. The living spaces are gorgeous, too, and really showcase the wonderful details that have been maintained in this 1927 home even though it’s been fully updated.

You get beautiful built-ins and a gorgeous fireplace in the living room, which feels almost like a completely separate part of the house it’s so intimate!

The kitchen and den, that’s the real showstopper in this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home. Of course, you get stainless and beautiful custom cabinets. It’s the eat-in breakfast bar that sits opposite of the den that makes the whole room feel open and relaxed, like a great place for the family to hang out and cook dinner.

The master bedroom, which is quite sizable, has a very cute bathroom. The double vanity, which is just perfect, sits between the tub and the standing shower, which has a peek-a-boo window where, if you’re taking a shower and your husband is sitting on the pot, you could totally have a conversation! (This has to be a bonus, right?)

The upstairs has even more built-ins on the landing, and three bedrooms, one of which would make a great office for a work-at-home professional.

Now, you’re wondering where the income property is, right? It’s above the garage, remember? It’s a studio-type loft with its own full bath, and it would be great for a UT Southwestern resident or perhaps an SMU graduate student. It’s a great location for a renter, too, with Uptown and Oak Lawn just a few blocks away.

Renting a little apartment like that will definitely help with the $575,000 mortgage, which still seems like a deal to me!

Do you have a listing that has income potential? We want to see it!