When Warren Farmer purchased this 1958 Oak Park Estates ranch from a friend, he already had a vision in mind. The home, which had some issues hiding beneath the flooring and walls, turned out to be a project that was ripe for a full-on transformation. 

“This was kind of my pet project,” Farmer said of 1532 Trailridge Drive. “In several places, we took it down to the studs. There was some water damage that happened over the years, and we repaired all of it. It’s mostly new.”

The results have earned this beautiful remodeled ranch in one of our favorite areas of Oak Cliff the title of High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Not only is the home gorgeous inside and out, but it’s also located in a prime area of Oak Park Estates, which enjoys wonderful topography and access to Five Mile Creek.

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After several months of extensive renovations, the timeless home at 3808 Cedarbrush Drive is now complete and ready for the right buyer. Designed by Demo Dallas’ Jessica Koltun and renovated by TK Homes, it is sure to attract plenty of attention.

“We wanted to make the home more what buyers in the area are looking for,” Koltun said.

Originally built in 1968, the home has been completely gutted and remodeled. Its layout was also reconfigured to add additional space. The now 2,900-square-foot home features five bedrooms and four baths. The impressive living room has a vaulted ceiling, large fireplace, and a bonus room to the side separated by a barn-style door.

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5444 Springmeadow Drive is a beautifully remodeled home that has tons of great features and an award-winning chicken coop in the backyard.

Seriously, how many homes in Russwood Acres can claim to have award-winning chicken coops? We know of only one, and it’s a listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Lori Kircher.

This home was completely remodeled and expanded by builder Jim Kienast for a designer. There’s tons of great fixtures and built-ins, a really fun mix of rustic and contemporary elements … and did we mention the fresh eggs?

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David Griffin Realtor Janelle Alcantara wants to make something Swarovski crystal clear: This Forest Knoll Estates home is not a fix and flip like you see on HGTV. According to Alcantara, it’s a complete rebuild of a house, making the results virtually new construction. 

“The house was redesigned, moving the kitchen to a new location,” she said. “On a slab foundation, this is something that most builders would not even consider. However, this builder has a vision.”

That vision has earned this home at 4057 Hockaday the title of High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Alcantara said she’d be remiss if she didn’t note that the rising tide that is lifting the real estate ships across Dallas-Fort Worth has reached Forest Knoll Estates. 

“There is a $1.9 million house almost complete next door to 4057 Hockaday, and a $1.9 million house directly behind it. There are two new builds starting this month within a stone’s throw from 4057 Hockaday. Now is the time to buy — when the momentum of new construction has taken hold, but the home prices are still affordable,” Alcantara said. “And, if you don’t think that $950,000 is affordable, call Lisa Peters to find out how new loan programs make this kind of purchase a reality.”

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GetMedia-1When we came across this 1955 ranch reborn as a Hill Country modern, we were intrigued. It takes a savvy, experienced contractor to remodel a home to this level of sophistication. Guess who whipped 7242 Midbury Drive, into shape?

The Realtor.

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4050 Valley Ridge Front

Have you noticed some areas of Dallas getting a bit more expensive? We’re talking about Little Forest Hills, Lake Highlands, Kings Highway, and now Midway Hollow. These aren’t terribly huge homes, and yet they’re going for $500K-plus. Why? Because opportunity is knocking, and investors are flipping homes in key areas with high-end finishes and well-thought-out upgrades.

A really prime example of this trend is 4050 Valley Ridge in Midway Hollow’s Glenridge Estates. Jump to see what I mean.

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11666 Saxon Front

A couple of weekends ago a friend messaged me on Facebook, curious about this home on Saxon in Northeast Dallas’ Lochwood neighborhood. The home was once a bland 1950s ranch, not unlike a lot of the homogenous homes in the neighborhood, she said. But it appeared to have been gutted by a very savvy person, and has been on the market for a couple of months.

So, of course I had to look inside and see just what this seller has done, and let me tell you, they got some great advice when finishing out this house. Jump to see the interiors!

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4135 Lively Front

There are not enough exclamation points in the world for this home. Seriously, this is one of those listings where I am just gushing all over the place. I spotted it on a random Realtor’s Facebook page, and I knew that I had to feature this listing. At first glance, I was overwhelmed by the photos, which really pick out all of the fantastic details and upgrades that these sellers have put in. I was like this:

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Jump for all of the photos of this incredibly stylish listing, but be prepared to fall in love!

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