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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723 Woolsey Front

 

If you think you can’t afford North Oak Cliff, think again. There are still tons of great values, wonderful homes that were built to last, and some exceptionally stylish and eye-catching architecture. Take this lovely 1954 Dilbeck-inspired ranch at 723 Woolsey for example. Lovely brick and a fabulous low-slung roof, with pillars and timber and huge windows galore.

723 Woolsey Living 2

Inside you’ll find some fresh renovations that, while they up the sparkle factor of this 1,900-square-foot ranch, they still keep the home true to period. You’ll love all the windows, that’s for sure, and the gorgeous wood-burning fireplace in the main living area is a treat. This two-bedroom, two-bath home is very well-preserved, but the updated kitchen is an absolute dream. It’s a brand new listing marketed by David Griffin & Co. Realtor Lisa Kleypas for $269,000.

723 Woolsey Kitchen

With fresh cabinets and granite counters, new hardware and a beautiful brick floor, this is a kitchen for entertaining. Stainless steel appliances and glass upper cabinets make this 60-year-old property feel modern and ready for anything. And if you love excellent uses of color, then you’ll adore the paint in this home. Just enough green to stand out, but not too much to overpower — that’s what I’d call these sagey walls in the galley. Definitely a great ethereal shade that keeps the brick floor from feeling too heavy.

723 Woolsey Sunroom

Just outside the kitchen is a lovely rough-timber-sided sunroom with a stone floor that is great for a breakfast nook or even an additional living area. Two huge French doors lead to the back porch, which is spacious and overlooks the huge backyard with mature trees.

723 Woolsey Master 723 Woolsey Second Bath

Now, the master is sizable and features the same lovely refinished hardwood floors you’ll notice throughout the home. You’ll appreciate the lovely closet doors that have just the right amount of visual impact without overpowering the design. My only qualm is that, from this picture you can’t see much of the master bathroom. The hall bath has the original tile — a gorgeous two-tone teal color scheme with beautiful honeycomb flooring — but I’d love a closer look at the master bath.

723 Woolsey Backyard

Still, there’s plenty more to love about this home. If you’re a fan of porches, this home has two of them — one in front and one in the back, both of them open to the gorgeous scenery you’ll find in Wynnewood.