1511 Seevers D

It’s not news that real estate in North Oak Cliff is hot, hot, hot, especially Kessler Park, Bishop Arts, and Winnetka Heights.

But there’s an up-and-coming neighborhood east of Interstate 35E and a half mile south of the Dallas Zoo that is darling and much less publicized: Beckley Club Estates. This community of about 150 houses, described as “a quiet haven of winding, tree-shaded streets, one-lane bridges, and gently sloping hills” is home to the newly listed property at 1511 Seevers Avenue.

This 2-2 Craftsman-traditional hybrid was built in 1935 and renovated this year by owner and listing agent Greg Hutchinson at Ebby Halliday Realtors. The main house is 1,259 square feet, with a 400-square-foot finished basement, and 250-square-foot guesthouse with full bath and kitchenette. Its list price is $260,000. (more…)

4907 Deloache front drive

Coming on the heels of our story last week about 4307 Armstrong Parkway, and the tragic tear down of the Donnally’s stately southern mansion, here is a home that gives a very lucky buyer a chance to redeem and bask in the beauty of the past. For this we go north to the finest nethers of Preston Hollow, to DeLoache. The street is named after prominent Preston Hollow developer, the colorful Ira Pleasant DeLoache.

4307 Armstrong Parkway exterior

Befittingly, DeLoache is probably the most coveted, dreamed-about, drooled over celebrity street in Preston Hollow. In THEE Preston Hollow — the honeypot. Oh yes there is Park Lane — but go too far east on Park and yucky yuck, someone will knock on your car window and try to sell you drugs. There’s Hollow Way and Hathaway, pretty but too short, too few big names. DeLoache is like the marquee of top Dallas names. It’s the street where Mark Cuban lives as well as John Carona, Bill & Skye Brewer, Jim & Julie Turner, Caroline Wyly, Annette Simmons and oh how can I forget — the $37.5 million dollar estate of Lisa Baron Blue. In fact, David Haemisegger and Nancy Nasher live on DeLoach, right across the street. Here’s an off-market listing that just screams Southern Living on the most luscious 1.6 plus acre lots I have seen in eons. A manicured Kennedy-esque lawn plus white columns!

What can I say? My very first boyfriend, Angus, lived in a house with white columns and they have caught my heart ever since. White columns are my Rosebud. (more…)