Uptown

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If you love the walkability of the Uptown area, but don’t want to be in the thick of the hustle and bustle, this State Thomas townhome might just do the trick.

Located at 2912 Thomas Ave. and listed by Paige and Curt Elliott with Dave Perry-Miller – Park Cities, this three-story townhome has a generous 3,086 square feet of living space.

“It is walkable to McKinney Avenue and super close to the Nodding Donkey and State+Allen, but it’s located on a private drive off of Thomas,” explained Paige. “It has a huge amount of space, plus walkability, and we have a very motivated seller.”

The home is also an easy walk to Griggs Park, and is a quick drive to downtown on either surface streets or the highway.

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2707 State Street, home of Patricia and Curtis Meadows

I’m about to give you the dirt on this State Thomas treasure. You’ll be waiting to hear how it was built around the turn of the century, updated in the mid fifties and then eighties, right? The State Thomas neighborhood contains the largest collection of Victorian-era homes remaining in Dallas. Known as Freedman’s Town, it was created immediately after Emancipation (as in the Civil War) as a separate settlement adjacent to the town of Dallas — adjacent, but not in it. By the close of Reconstruction in 1874, Freedman’s Town was incorporated into Dallas, bustling with about 500 citizens.

The area is rich with history in a town where you really have to turn up stones to find it. In 1986, State Thomas was established as a Special Purpose District, making it an urban peripheral of downtown Dallas. It was christened Uptown. The area would soon become one of the most bustling urban success stories in the country, loaded with downsizing baby boomers and energetic millennials coming in as fast as they could.

In 1986, not one of their peers was nearby. In fact, they were still opening garage doors in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and North Dallas. But State Thomas was exactly where Curtis and Patricia Meadows wanted to settle for their retirement. (more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two State & Allen Townhomes | CandysDirt.com

Our “splurge” at 2719 State St. offers a rooftop deck with panoramic views of downtown.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of the popular neighborhoods in Uptown is State Thomas, a Dallas Landmark District with a rich history. It began as the first steetcar suburb, later becoming a thriving African American community. But time was not kind to State Thomas and by the 1980s, decaying infrastructure, suburban flight, and lack of investment had taken their toll. 

Through the work of local property owners and the city, State Thomas saw redevelopment begin in the late 1980s. Today, the area thrives with nightlife, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment. Townhomes, apartments, and the largest collection of Victorian-era houses remaining in Dallas create a plethora of living options, none of them inexpensive: this neighborhood is hot and people pay a premium to live here. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, pick your favorite State Thomas townhome from the two we’ve found. They’re both excellent examples of what’s available right now in the neighborhood, both with a brownstone feel. Leave us a comment with your pick! 

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2707 State Street, home of Patricia Meadows

History lovers! Don’t miss this unforgettable tour and reception honoring members of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Dallas Bar Association, Uptown neighbors, and special friends. ‘Old World Charm in Historic State-Thomas,’ hosted by Tom Armstrong, Kyle Crews, Mary Alice Garrison, and Jack Gosnell promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring some unforgettable homes.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in state Thomas neighborhood to see several incredible homes,” said Allie Beth Allman & Associates’ Kyle Crews. The tour includes turn of the 20th Century gems at 2707 Hibernia Street, 2315 Routh Street, and 2309 Boll Street. It kicks off at 2707 State Street, home of Patricia Meadows. Meadows, who is considered to be a ‘neighborhood pioneer,’ will deliver some brief remarks on the “Birth of Uptown.” You won’t want to miss it! (more…)

North Texas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The beautifully remodeled brick Tudor at 930 N. Clinton Ave. in Oak Cliff Annex one of our five featured open houses this week.

The local real estate market is chock full of marvelous properties this week, and we’re here to tell you about the best North Texas open houses with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our homes range from $409K to $745K. You’ll find a range of properties, from a gorgeous, updated Tudor in Oak Cliff Annex (pictured above) to a marvelous Merriman Park reno. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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The White Rock North home at 10136 Robin Hill Ln. is sophisticated and stylish, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you the CandysDirt.com Open House Roundup. It’s your insider view into that weekend’s open houses and the ones you shouldn’t miss.

This week, we’re looking at a marvelous contemporary new construction in White Rock North, a State Thomas condo, a cute cottage near Bishop Arts, and more. They range in price from $340K to $799,900.

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Hibernia 1 extThere is huge hope for historic homes in Dallas!

First of all, it is seldom if ever that one of these historic State-Thomas Victorians comes on the market. For five of them IN A ROW to be available is highly unusual! They are owned by various very bright owners who hung on during thick and thin. And now buyers cannot seem to get them fast enough!

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They are original Victorian two story cottages circa 1890-1930, used as commercial office spaces (hence the photos of the not-so-pretty, real-live-workspaces) but can easily be converted back to real comfy homes, as you can see from the one gussied up here at 2711 Hibernia. The land is just about .16 of an acre, enough for a yard and even a koi pond in one, and the interior square footage ranges from 1300 to 2300 square feet.

“These homes are a joint marketing alliance with our good friend Jack Gosnell, the top retail/commercial broker in Uptown,” says Kyle Crews, who is marketing the properties along with his team, Robin Brock and Mary Alice Garrison. “Jack was instrumental in early days of establishing Uptown as a live-work neighborhood. And he now reps Crescent with the retail leasing of McKinney &Olive.”

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State Thomas condo

Proximity to downtown Dallas is one of the big selling features of the condo at 3110 Thomas Ave., today’s Tuesday Two Hundred.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is all about urban living.

Located in the State Thomas district in Uptown, apartment 102 at 3110 Thomas Ave. is a corner unit with two stories on the first floor of 588 Lofts of Dallas. It has funky loft features, like exposed brick, polished concrete floors, and two stories of commercial class looking out to the courtyard. The owner of this unit also has access to the building’s community amenities: an outdoor lap pool, rooftop lounge with great views, a courtyard with patio furniture, fitness room, and secure parking with assigned spaces. Full use of community amenities are all covered by the monthly HOA fees of $214, which also includes blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, maintenance of common areas, and management fees.

This condo is a one bedroom with 1.5 bathrooms with 1,073 square feet. It was listed yesterday by Brian Franklin with Fathom Realty for $289,900.

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