In a lot of the more gentrified neighborhoods throughout North Oak Cliff, finding a deal is getting harder and harder. Many of the homes in decent shape throughout Winnetka Heights, Kings Highway, Kessler Plaza, and Ravinia Heights have been bought up and fixed up, and sometimes even flipped by folks with the know-how to do so. And of course, because of the sought-after neighborhoods in which these gorgeous homes rest, well, there’s a price to go along with that address.
Let’s do some comparison shopping, shall we?
Let’s say you’re looking for a four-bedroom, three-bath home in Northeast Dallas, something in the greater Lake Highlands area. In the $275,000 range you’ve got some options, but the most similar ones would be 10211 Longmeadow in the L-Streets area and 11710 Farrar in Lochwood.
Tuesday Two Hundred, Romance Week Edition: Cozy And Sweet on Velasco, This Cottage is For Lovers of Lakewood
What a cute little dollhouse this cottage is! Truly, romantic properties aren’t always huge bathtubs and gigantic kitchens with wine chillers. They can be sweet and warm, just like a good chick flick or not unlike fondue.
How I love this home! Seriously, how could you not love this Prairie-style one-story in Vickery Park just from the curb. I bet people hit the brakes when passing 5226 Richard Ave. all the time, just to slow down and admire shutters, bright white porch, and the rich “Stiffkey Blue” exterior paint on the broad wood siding. This is the only blue Valentine I’d ever want!
There’s a subtle line with traditional decor that you don’t want to cross. Often what starts out as a great traditional formal living room sometimes veers into the over-done swag curtain abyss. Luckily, this gorgeous West Plano home inside Ridgeview Ranch Estates is on the tasteful side of traditional.
This adorable one-and-a-half-story Little Forest Hills Cottage was on the market a few months back and had a ton of potential, but it looked like a lot of work for the small two-bedroom, one-bath footprint. So I can understand how an investor might want to come in and do a few upgrades to the property, or if the owners changed their minds and decided to fix it up and sell it at a premium.
Tuesday Two Hundred: Back on Market, This Winnetka Heights Prairie Home Has Updates With Tons of Space
We’re constantly on the lookout for great deals all over Dallas, and sometimes we find them where we least expect. Take this gorgeous Prairie-style two-story in Winnetka Heights for example. This neighborhood is so heavily sought-after, we thought for the longest time you couldn’t find a good-sized family home for under $300,000 in this historic district.
There is so much going for this incredible loft. Inside Coombs Bridge Condos at 2401 S. Ervay, it has a laundry list of likable qualities that I’ll just go ahead and tick off for you, dear readers.
Tuesday Two Hundred: Stunning Midcentury Modern on Eustis With Updates And an Absolutely Unique Fireplace
Its Dec. 31, 2013 and technically, it’s still the “Year of the Midcentury Modern,” as I dubbed it yesterday. No better way to go out than to feature another great mid-mod on Eustis, an East Dallas street known for its midcentury architecture.
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.