1001 Turner Ave Front

Though it sat unchanged and rather unremarkable for years, 1001 Turner Avenue never lost its vintage charm. It just needed a skilled person with a vision to bring it back to its splendor. Built in 1925, this two-story traditional in the sought-after Kessler Highlands neighborhood has so much personality and character. Now it really shines, thanks to a buyer with great sense and vision.

The transformation from hodge-podge to sleek and beautiful has earned it the title of High Caliber Home of the Week, that’s for sure. If you have your heart set on this home, I sadly report that it’s already under contract, though it wouldn’t hurt if you went ahead and called Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans to get pre-approved and ready to put in your highest and best offer should the deal fall through.

Jump to see what this home looked like before its stylish transformation!


811 Turner Front

We haven’t ventured south of the Trinity in a while. Let’s fix that with our Thursday Three Hundred today, a cute cottage on Turner Avenue with tons of updates and plenty of room to spread out.

811 Turner Living

Yes, Oak Cliff is becoming quite a competitive market these days, and it’s hard to find a home under $300K that is move-in ready. This Kidd Springs home has brand new windows, updated interiors, and is very accommodating with more than 3,000 square feet inside. Yes, 811 Turner Avenue is a lovely old house with a very modern interior.

811 Turner Dining

Another great feature is the four-bedroom, three-bath spread in this house — almost completely unheard of for a home built in 1920. It feels bright and modern inside, with beautiful oak floors that are au naturel. We see a lot of dark stained floors, but this, my friends, is just breathtaking.

811 Turner kit

Bathrooms are updated, too, and the master has a frameless shower door and some ceramic tile in a very beigey beige. No risk taken there. Still, I won’t hold that against this home, which has some great lighting and a really cool kitchen.

811 Turner Gameroom 811 Turner Deck 811 Turner Backyard

Add to that the great neighborhood and proximity to downtown Dallas and you have a clear-cut winner for a great family home in Oak Cliff. And while this home has an almost 10,000 square foot lot, the price of this home — a recently reduced $399,000 — still seems a little optimistic.

What do you think?

I think Tudors are growing on me. It wasn’t too long ago that I got hives just looking at the walled-in rooms and steep-pitched roofs. It all seemed so confined. Now, however, it all feels so cozy. The brick exteriors, the stained glass accent windows, and the lovely archways are all alluring to me, as is 1049 Turner Ave.

While traditional decor isn’t my thing, I love just about everything about this Kessler Highlands home, which is on the market for $349,900. It clocks in at a not-too-small 1,777 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. This home was built in 1925, so don’t be shocked if there’s a deficit of closet space. The parts of this home that have been renovated were done with resale in mind, too.

A perfect example of this is the kitchen, with the custom vent hood coated in mosaic tile, the backsplash with a pot filler mounted above a Wolf range. It’s a thoughtfully designed kitchen, too, with cabinetry that harmonizes with the wood floor. The glass cabinet doors are perfect to show off china, and hang over a modest-but-functional spice rack. And boy is there plenty of storage!

The master bedroom, while not exactly small, feels a little cramped. I think that’s more a symptom of the owner’s furniture and paint choice rather than the actual size of the room.

The master bath, well, it has A LOT of tile. This can either be an asset or a little overwhelming in the space. I guess that’s up to the prospective buyer. I feel, though, that this bathroom is a bit of a missed opportunity. Wouldn’t it be the perfect candidate for a claw-foot tub? I think so!

The backyard is supremely private, as it’s one of the only ones in the neighborhood with a brick fence. You also have an outdoor fireplace, too, which only ups the cozy factor. This is a particularly friendly neighborhood, too, so expect to have friends to sit around the fire with!

So, what’s your opinion? Are Tudors claustrophobic or cozy?