Splurge vs Steal: Two Houses in Wynnewood North | CandysDirt.com

The Wynnewood North neighborhood in Oak Cliff is a gem with so much to offer buyers, including convenient access to downtown Dallas. 

With around 350 houses, the community is north of the Wynnewood Village Shopping Center and used to be farmland until 1913 ,when all 820 acres were purchased for future development.

Today, it is a thriving, family-friendly area with lot of trees, hills, and a scenic look. This week’s Splurge vs Steal looks at two houses in Wynnewood North. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Sitting on 0.35 acres in Wynnewood North, one North Oak Cliff house is turning heads with its big renovations, cute curb appeal, and contemporary aesthetic. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1715 Pratt St. is minutes from Bishop Arts, Downtown, Kiestwood Trails, and Trinity Groves. It is a great find with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 2,050 square feet on one story, built in 1962. 

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Wynnewood North, an Oak Cliff neighborhood originally developed by Angus Wynne Jr., was once a magnet for doctors. That’s how it became known as “Pill Hill” in the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, many of the doctors that called Wynnewood home actually worked with Wynne — the developer who would build Wynnewood Village and Six Flags Over Texas — to design their homes. And you can still see the personal touches of Dr. Jack Harper, a longtime friend of Wynne who served in the Pacific during World War II, in 534 Monssen Drive, this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

While the history of this home and neighborhood is rich and interesting, we love how much attention it’s getting from people who know good homes when they see them. “I find it interesting that a number of Realtors live in Wynnewood North,” says Diane Sherman of David Griffin & Co. “Makes good sense since Realtors understand good value.”

Diane is co-listing this particularly lovely ranch on a corner lot with her son, Vinnie Sherman. “It’s definitely a family affair,” she joked.

And Wynnewood, with its streets named for World War II destroyers, has been home to families for years, and those bonds remain strong. This home on Monssen has a fully updated kitchen, but still retains the original charm in both of its bathrooms and throughout the bright and airy living spaces. There are plenty of windows — some of them are the original steel casement — from which you can see the beautiful mature trees that Dr. Harper himself planted.

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527 S Manus a

Our Thursday Three Hundred, a gorgeous renovation in Wynnewood North, shows the powers of great design in marketing a home just hitting the market. This beauty went under contract in two days!

Located at 527 S. Manus Dr. near West Claredon Drive and South Zang Boulevard in North Oak Cliff, this midcentury ranch was masterfully renovated by Oak Cliff residents Jen and Matt Zafros of CO/co.  to combine contemporary convenience and period character. The bright, open floorplan has updated windows and doors, refinished original hardwoods throughout, a period brick fireplace, and updated master bathroom. The kitchen is the focal point of the home, with incredible farmhouse style and modern conveniences.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,980 square feet on one story, built in 1954.

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Dallas Open Houses | Candy's Dirt

The gorgeous Georgian Revival at 5918 Llano Ave. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a look at five hot North Texas properties with the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. You definitely should mark these on your calendars!

A Georgian Revival in the Belmont Conservation District tops our open house roundup this week. We’ve also got a North Oak Cliff townhome with killer views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck, a custom M-Streets Tudor on block from Tietze Park, and more. Our homes range in price from $458K to $799K.

 

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647 Bizerte Avenue Back Fountain

If you need more proof about why Oak Cliff is poised to be the next scorching hot area in Dallas real estate, I present this midcentury split-level in Wynnewood. This is such a great opportunity for someone who wants to customize a home to their taste with minimal effort involved. It doesn’t hurt that this listing from David Griffin & Company agent Paul Kirkpatrick sits right on a pond with a beautiful fountain. For a lot and view like this in the Park Cities or Preston Hollow, you’d end up paying closer to $800,000 and upwards, and that’s just for the lot. 

But here in Wynnewood, you can score 647 Bizerte Avenue for the bargain price of $485,000. Even more incredible is that this home is priced at almost $10,000 below the DCAD appraisal of $494,230.

647 Bizerte Avenue Front

I expect that Kirkpatrick will get quite a few offers on this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If one of those offers is yours or your clients, contact Lisa Peters today to make sure that you can sail through pre-approval to put in your highest and best offer. From start to close, Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans provides an unequaled level of service and support!

Jump to see what else this 1958 split level has to offer!

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Wynnewood 509 Hoel Drive

The secret is out — Wynnewood North is hot.  Located just south of the Bishop Arts District, and only three miles to downtown, it’s one of the larger neighborhoods of Oak Cliff. In 2012, the Dallas Observer named Wynnewood North the Best Neighborhood in Dallas, and it just keeps getting better.

Wynnewood, you may have guessed, is named after the Wynne family. Yes, that Wynne family — the same genius behind  Six Flags Over Texas. Construction on the self-contained, planned community began in 1946 and was almost complete by the mid 1950s.

Angus G. Wynne Jr. was tasked with creating quality homes, economically, but with individuality. Not a very tall order was it? He succeeded, of course, and those homes are just as solid today, as the day they were built. Families are flocking into these ultra-cool, split-level, mid-century modern homes and our Friday Four Hundred is a perfect example of why they are so appealing  to a new generation of buyers.

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437 Mayrant Front

One of the last hidden gems in North Oak Cliff, Wynnewood North is truly a serene, beautiful neighborhood. It has mature trees, a lovely park and greenbelt, and winding streets. And it’s affordable, too!

Prices in many areas of North Oak Cliff are rising fast, especially those that are close to the Bishop Arts District. But if you’re willing to venture a little further south, past the DART tracks and Clarendon Avenue, you’ll find Wynnewood, a wonderful neighborhood that has a fantastic mix of architectural styles.

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