Oak Park Estates Midcentury Ranch Offers Big Spaces for Just Over $300K | CandysDirt.com

When a home renovation is done right, it looks like a million bucks. That’s the case with a 1956 Oak Park Estates we’ve found, just over 7 miles from downtown Dallas and close to Kiest Park. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1605 Watervaliet Dr. is professionally remodeled with an open floorplan in the common areas, upgraded electrical and plumbing, and new insulation in the attic.  

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,085 square feet on one story, built in 1956. 

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Before and After: From Dark and Outdated to Darling in Oak Cliff | CandysDirt.com

We love a great before and after in real estate and there’s a home in Oak Cliff’s Oak Park Estates that fits the bill. It has gone from dumpy to darling with a recent renovation that created an open floorplan. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1529 Briarcrest Dr. sits on a corner lot of almost a third of an acre with lovely mature trees, a 2017 roof, and a location that is walking distance to Kiest Park. This home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two dining areas, and 2,055 square feet on one story, built in 1961.

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There’s something so satisfying about a big house renovation with before-and-after photos, and we’ve found on in Lake Highlands’ L Streets. The flippers took a dated house and worked some magic to create a home with an open floorplan and clean look.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is at 9659 Leaside Dr., near Walnut Hill Lane and Plano Road. 

“The vision behind this house was to open up the walls — we love open floorplans — and we completely updated everything we touched,” said Kenneth Huggins, a Realtor with Skyline Realty who also mentors families on how to flip houses, including this one, through the family-owned Huggins Family Real Estate. “The L streets are very popular in Lake Highlands and we wanted to create something to be completely up to date [here].” 

This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, a sunroom, and 2,312 square feet on one story, built in 1959. Jump to see some of the pre-renovation photos! 

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Find Fab Style in this South Dallas Renovated Spanish-style House | CandysDirt.com

If you want to discover an up-and-coming neighborhood in South Dallas, cast your eyes toward Woodland Canyon near the Dallas Executive Airport. We’ve found a fabulous renovated Spanish-style house that’s big on style and priced right. The before-and-after pics show just how big of a transformation this house underwent. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred is located at 960 Glen Oaks Blvd., professionally renovated and ready for the spotlight, on an oversized creek lot with a large backyard. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,232 square feet on one story, built in 1971 and sitting on 0.42 acres. Let’s take a look! 

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10226 Eastwood Dr.

This 1952-built, post-war ranch in Casa View Haven’s Eastwood Park recently received a refresh from an investor. The neighborhood is known for its quaint one-story homes and mature trees.

(Full disclosure: This home is in my neighborhood, Casa View Haven, where I have lived for almost 11 years.) 

Casa View Haven, when I moved here in 2007, had a large proportion of renter-occupied homes, with about half of the owner-occupied post-war ranches housing nice, quiet folks that most likely qualified for AARP memberships. Though I wouldn’t call us urban pioneers or early adopters of this enclave in Far East Dallas, we’ve been here long enough to see the tide turn. In fact, on Eastwood Drive, where our Thursday Three Hundred is located, we’ve seen four flips in the past 18 months. 

The thing is, 10226 Eastwood Dr. is listed for a record-breaking $310,000 — a new high for the neighborhood. We’ve seen several flips in Casa View Haven recently, but this is the first from Jared Childs of Cornerstone Realty. Many houses in this neighborhood have three bedrooms and one bathroom, and a few have additions on the back of the structure or garage conversions. This home is one of the larger three-bedroom, two-bath houses in the neighborhood, clocking in at 1,740 square feet with a den added on to the rear of the house.  

That might be part of the reason why this particular home is priced above $300K, but despite the lofty price, it’s still on the market at $170 per square foot.

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We love a Prairie-style Craftsman and the historic Winnetka Heights neighborhood in North Oak Cliff is full of them! 

We’ve found one for our Thursday Three Hundred at 409 S. Rosemont Ave. has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,125 square feet on two stories, built in 1923. It has lots of light, a front porch that stretches the width of the house, and beautiful hardwood floors. Rare for a home of this era: it has a 624-square-foot detached two-car garage, added in 2012. Let’s take a look before it flies off the market! 

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Totally Move-in Ready: Even the Furniture Is for Sale in this Midway Hollow Home | CandysDirt.com

Talk about move-in ready! We’ve found a stylish, reimagined Northwest Dallas home where even the furniture is for sale. You could buy this baby and be totally set up for a new life in a great neighborhood. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 3764 Davila Dr. has been renovated from the ground up with an open floorplan, sleek finishes, and big spaces. This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,030 square feet on two stories, built in 1951.

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This Forest Oaks midcentury has a lot going for it — especially for families.

Situated between Ferguson Road and Creekwood Drive and bounded on the southwest by St. Francis, Forest Oaks is an less-than-memorable enclave of midcentury ranches and two-story homes set into a modest hillside. It could be easily forgettable to most people, as it’s not as big as nearby Claremont and not as flashy as Forest Hills, but the homes still prove to be an outstanding value as East Dallas becomes more and more popular to young families.

And there’s a lot to love at 2104 Forest Oaks Drive, especially if you have kids.

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