Hewitt & Habgood Group Invites You to See 6 Outstanding Homes Sunday


School doesn’t begin for most Dallas students until Monday, but the city’s home buyers have an opportunity to educate themselves one day earlier. The Hewitt & Habgood Group‘s real estate experts — Kathy Hewitt, Steve Habgood, Brian Bleeker, and Melissa O’Brien — will host an Open House Tour on Sunday, when they’ll be sharing information about a wide range of stunning properties. Each of the following houses will be open from 2 to 4 p.m.

1511 N Clinton

1511 N. Clinton Avenue

The gorgeous Texas Hill Country home at 1511 N. Clinton Avenue was completed earlier this year on a beautiful .33-acre creek lot in Kessler Park. Designed for quality living with all the finest finishes, the one-story home boasts an efficient U-shape design that means the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, and master bedroom all offer views of the wrap-around deck and yard via floor-to-ceiling windows. The four-bedroom home is being offered for $849,000.

4936 Victor Street

4936 Victor Street

Although it was built in 2003, the prairie-style home at 4936 Victor Street blends perfectly with its period neighbors in historic Munger Place. The vast front porch was just made for sipping iced tea, and things only get more charming once you head inside, where you’ll find tall ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, and plantation shutters. Highlights include the eat-in kitchen and a huge master suite with a cozy fireplace. The four-bedroom home is being offered for $650,000.

1302 E Canterbury Court

1302 E. Canterbury Court

Tranquility, style, efficiency, and flexibility — the gracious home at 1302 E. Canterbury Court has it all. Thoughtfully renovated in 2008, its lush landscaping, majestic trees, and backyard koi pond create one of the most serene settings in Kessler Park. You’ll enjoy views of Roberts Forest from the deck of your private balcony in the master suite, which also includes a sitting area, an updated bath, and a walk-in closet. The three-bedroom home is being offered for $555,000.

835 Salmon

835 Salmon Drive

Style and sophistication exude throughout the stunning Tudor at 835 Salmon Drive. Beautifully updated, it boasts a premium kitchen with marble counters, a glass tile backsplash, a butler’s pantry, stainless appliances, and a premium gas range. The backyard oasis is an entertainer’s dream, featuring an expansive patio, an arbor, and a lagoon-style pool with fire and water features. The three-bedroom Kessler Highlands home is being offered for $519,000.

1207 Middlebrook Place

1207 Middlebrook Place

The extensively remodeled townhome at 1207 Middlebrook Place is adjacent to Stevens Park Golf Course. The updates include newly installed hardwood floors, a new front entry, and remodeled baths in each of the three bedroom suites. There are dual master suites downstairs, and the upstairs bedroom offers a large attached living area with custom built-ins. The large yard and patio make this oasis perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The home is being offered for $477,000.

944 N Montclair

944 N. Montclair Avenue

The classic mid-century ranch at 944 N. Montclair Avenue offers serene views of the sunset over Stevens Park Golf Course. Extensively updated in 2015, it features refinished hardwood floors, fresh designer paints, replaced lighting, an added tankless water heater and dishwasher, and new carpeting. A deck was also added off the back living room for relaxed entertaining and dining. The two-bedroom Kessler Park home is being offered for $379,000.

For more information about any of these properties, call 214-752-7070 or visit HewittHabgood.com.

3 City Councilmen Offer Constituents Free Dallas Zoo Admission on Saturday


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We’re not lyin’ about this offer to see lions.

If you live in North Oak Cliff, Downtown, Uptown, or East Dallas, you can enjoy free admission to the Dallas Zoo on Saturday morning, courtesy of your city councilman.

Scott Griggs, Adam Medrano, and Philip Kingston have teamed up to offer this sweet deal to their constituents in District 1, District 2, and District 14, respectively. If you live in one of those districts, you just have to show proof of residency — such as a driver’s license or utility bill — to get into the zoo for free.

Parking will still run you $8, but you could always take DART’s Red Line train to Dallas Zoo Station.

Have Thoughts on Trinity Parkway? Here are Opportunities to Share Them


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The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge traverses the futures site of Trinity Parkway. (Photo: DiAnn L’Roy)

City Hall is inviting Dallas residents to a series of public meetings, where they can provide input on the proposed design of Trinity Parkway. There were some tense moments at the first meeting on Tuesday, but residents had the opportunity for face-to-face conversations with city officials, including Mayor Mike Rawlings.

A few of the meetings are convenient for homeowners in neighborhoods served by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate:

Far North Dallas: 7 to 9 p.m. on May 28 at Parkhill Junior High School, 16500 Shadybank Drive

Downtown: 7 to 9 a.m. on June 2 at the Dallas Regional Chamber, 500 N. Akard Street, and 6 to 8 p.m. on June 23 at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street

Preston Hollow: 6 to 8 p.m. on June 16 at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road

North Oak Cliff: 6 to 8 p.m. on June 22 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Hitt Auditorium, 1441 N. Beckley Avenue

Sales Prices Rose Last Month in Rosemont’s Attendance Zone


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1107 S. Canterbury Court is one of our newest listings in the Rosemont attendance zone.

There has been much news coverage of DISD’s Rosemont schools ever since principal Anna Brining was informed she would be losing her job at semester’s end. In today’s Dallas Morning News, there are two stories about the beloved North Oak Cliff campus. The main story is about research showing that students in dual-language programs, such as Rosemont’s, struggle academically at first but eventually outpace their peers. The secondary story focuses on some of the first students to go through the entire dual-language program, from kindergarten through eighth grade, and they give Rosemont rave reviews.

Homeowners who live in the Rosemont attendance zone will give similar reviews to these statistics from the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. They show that the average and media sales prices were up last month when compared to March 2015 and to April 2014.

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If you’d like to buy a home in North Oak Cliff, we have several available.

Historic Kessler Park Estate Has Been Fabulousy Updated for Modern Living


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The estate at 1136 Turner Avenue in Kessler Park is filled with history. Not only did generations of Oak Cliff children take piano lessons there, it also hosted meetings of Dallas’ first Boy Scouts troop. But in recent years the home has been lovingly restored and updated for modern living. Mike Bates of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is offering the revamped luxury property for $1,199,500.

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The front of the house includes formal living and dining areas, a library with built-in shelving, and a craft room/art studio. Interesting architectural details include Carrara marble on the walls in the formals and a pair of porthole windows with wooden blinds in the grand staircase.

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Just off the kitchen, which features stainless-steel appliances and a charming breakfast area, is a full-size utility room attached to the two-car garage. The first floor is completed by a media room with a two-story entry featuring floor-to-ceiling windows.

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All four bedrooms are on the second floor. The master suite begins with a living area that most buyers will envision as a man cave. It’s connected to the master bedroom, which features a fireplace, by a set of French doors. The master bathroom includes a coffee bar with a refrigerator, and it’s wired so that a flat-screen TV can hang over the jetted tub. The separate dressing room, which can also be accessed via the rear stairwell, features built-in drawers and cabinets, a balcony overlooking the media room, and a patio providing views of the backyard.

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A guest bedroom suite features another private patio with backyard views. The two other bedrooms share a full bathroom, as well as a playroom that has windows on three walls plus a skylight. Thanks to the property’s abundance of gorgeous greenery, this room is akin to an indoor treehouse.

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The fun continues in the unbelievable backyard. With a multi-level patio, a pool complemented by a hot tub and fountain, and a cabana featuring a kitchenette, this yard has hosted its fair share of epic parties with more celebrations sure to come.

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To schedule a private showing, contact Mike Bates at mikebates@daveperrymiller.com or 214-418-3443.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

City Council Decision Paves Way For Oak Cliff Gateway’s Transformation


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Photo: David Herrera, via Flickr’s Creative Commons

Dallas’ City Council has approved a rezoning of the Oak Cliff Gateway, an 850-acre portion of North Oak Cliff. Ten years in the making, the zoning change paves the way for transformation of the land between East Kessler Park and the Trinity River.

If you’re a true policy wonk, you can download this 174-page document on the Oak Cliff Gateway that was part of Wednesday’s council agenda.

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Rosemont Elementary School Parents Shocked by News of Principal’s Firing


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Our company has been a sponsor of iBike Rosemont, an annual fitness initiative for Rosemont students.

Rosemont Elementary School draws students from the most-desirable neighborhoods in North Oak Cliff: Kessler Park, Stevens Park Estates, and Winnetka Heights. The talk of those neighborhoods has to be today’s news that Rosemont principal Anna Brining will lose her job at the end of this semester. Some parents told The Dallas Morning News they’re going to do everything they can to keep Brining at the school, while others said they will be happy to see her go. With so much parental involvement at the school, there’s sure to be more news in the coming weeks.

Oak Cliff to Get More Bike Lanes on Beckley Avenue and Zang Boulevard


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Photo by John Tornow via Flickr’s Creative Commons

You’d be hard pressed to find an area of Dallas where people love bicycles more than North Oak Cliff. So the neighborhood’s residents will be delighted to know that the agenda for Thursday’s City Plan Commission meeting includes the addition of bike lanes to Beckley Avenue between Interstate 30 and Zang Boulevard. The stretch of Zang between Beckley and the Trinity River would also get bike lanes — also known as “a cycle track” or “protected bicycle facility” — under the proposal. The embedded document has more details and illustrations.

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Several Dave Perry-Miller Agents Earn Slots on Oak Cliff’s Top Realtors List


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The Bishop Arts District is one of the many great things about life in Oak Cliff. (Photo by Nathan Vaughn, via Flickr)

Our friends at the Advocate have published their inaugural list of the Top 25 Realtors in Oak Cliff, and no broker has more agents on the list than Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Our honorees, presented in alphabetical order:

• Brian Davis
• Ged Dipprey
• Hewitt & Habgood Group
• Hickman+Weber Group
• Robb Puckett
• Clayton Tompkins
• Dori Warner

The Top 25 list was based on sales statistics reported to the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, a service of the MetroTex Association of Realtors. These statistics reflected 2014 sales in Area 14, which includes all of North Oak Cliff. Realtors were not required to buy an ad to be placed on the list.

Congratulations to all of the honorees! If you’re looking for an agent who specializes in Oak Cliff, you know who to call.

People Who Own Kessler Park Houses May Enjoy Kessler Park Eating House


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The Kessler Salad includes Granny Smith apples, Maytag blue cheese, candied bacon, and sweet-n-spicy pecans.

People who live in North Oak Cliff already enjoy easy access to all of the restaurants in the Bishop Arts District, but now they have a dining-out option that’s even closer to home. The team behind Jonathon’s Oak Cliff has opened the Kessler Park Eating House. Our friends at D Magazine got a sneak peek.