829 N. Montclair

So, you love all the charm of older homes but the idea of all the unending maintenance is a huge bummer for you. I have one word: PREACH. That’s why we left Junius Heights when one thing after another, then another, happened and our dream home turned into a money pit, and guys, I wanted to enjoy living in a house, not a construction zone!

829 N. Montclair Living

So yeah, I have feelings about that. But what if you could enjoy the charm on the outside of a 1940s Tudor home in the adorable Montclair Acres area of North Oak Cliff without having to lift a finger to fix the inside? That’s our Thursday Three Hundred for you! It’s a brand new listing by Oak Cliff’s Hewitt & Habgood group at 829 N. Montclair. It’s listed for $320,000 and is just so perfect inside that you could squeal!

829 N. Montclair Dining

This gorgeous three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,609-square-foot home is perfect for a family with elementary-age kids, as it’s close to Rosemont Elementary School, a rapidly improving campus catering to the 75208 Zip code. Its open floor plan has excellent flow between the beautiful and spacious living area, through the dining area with some of the most perfect transitional pendant lights, to the completely updated kitchen.

829 N. Montclair Kitchen

Boasting granite counters, custom cabinets, glass tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, this kitchen is definitely going to be the center of the home. I love the modern look inside this 74-year-old stunner, which offsets the rustic farm-style table and the gorgeous wood floors. And homes this age usually have zero storage, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that full-sized pantry.

829 N. Montclair Master

I adore the way these homeowners have decorated the master suite. It’s tasteful and understated, but doesn’t lack cool details that speak to the seller’s style. Check out that bedside lamp, which is a repurposed landscape lantern! Genius-level stuff, guys! And don’t you love that mirrored door used as a vanity mirror in the bedroom? So cool.

829 N. Montlcair Master Bath

The master bath is pretty, but kind of boring. Still, it’s renovated and that’s a huge deal when you consider that many homes this age don’t even have a second bath. So yeah, it’s perfect! Dual vanities and a shower/tub combo with what looks like travertine tile. Good stuff!

829 N. Montclair Backyard

The backyard is huge, perfect for a garden (or chickens!) and there’s a privacy fence. That’s a plus, especially considering that it ups the security ante, along with the updated security system inside. You’ll also love the new low-e windows, too.

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1135 Winnetka Front

I love guest cottages! It’s the perfect solution for older kids who come back home from college for winter or summer break and are too used to being independent to have them in close proximity with civilized people.

Oh, don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about!

1135 WInnetka Guest

Seriously, though, they are great for long- and short-term guests, in-laws, and even as studios or offices for work-at-home types. So when someone else sees the value in a guest cottage and chooses to add one to their property, I give them a little virtual pat on the back. That’s exactly what the sellers of 1135 N. Winnetka Ave. deserve.

1135 Winnetka Living

Listed by Robert Kucharski of David Griffin & Co. Realtors, this Kessler Square Tudor is an excellent value at $549,900. There’s 3,182 square feet of living space — not including the 642-square-foot guest house — with three bedrooms and two and a half baths.

1135 Winnetka Dining

This was built in 1924 and renovated to a fantastic level of comfort. Thanks to the steep pitch of the roof, this house has some great little nooks, perfect for raising a munchkin or two. I also love the kitchen, which features Bosch, Thermidor, and Miele appliances along with gorgeous white cabinets.

1135 Winnetka Kitchen

If you even think you might have an inkling about buying this house, you need to move fast: Homes in North Oak Cliff — and Kessler Park, especially —are moving at a record pace, and soon all the updated ones that are priced right will be gone!