Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | September 19, 2014

2014 Old Oak Cliff Home Tour

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has revealed the 10 houses that will comprise the organization’s 40th annual Fall Home Tour. The event scheduled for October 18 and 19 from noon until 6 pm. The Home Tour will include properties in eight Oak Cliff neighborhoods, including two being represented for the first time: Sunset Hill and Brettonwoods. Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group will represent one of the East Kessler Park homes with the gorgeous mid-century modern residence at 1065 Kessler Parkway.

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The rest of the homes for the 2014 Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour include:

3246 Ravina

3246 S. Ravinia Drive, Kiestwood neighborhood, 1961

922 Edgefield

922 N. Edgefield Ave., Kings Highway, 1944

122 S Waverly

122 S. Waverly Drive, Sunset Hill, 1935

2637 Gladiolus Lane

2637 Gladiolus Drive, Brettonwoods, 1953

2315 Fouts

2315 Fouts Lane, West Kessler, 1950

3936 Lost Creek Dr

3936 Lost Creek Drive, Oak Park Estates, 1972

1606 Oak Knoll

1606 Oak Knoll St., East Kessler Park, 1950

434 Greenbriar

434 W. Greenbriar, East Kessler Park, 2012

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714 S. Manus Drive, Wynnewood North, 1959

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | September 12, 2014

Hewitt & Habgood on Tuttle Talk Radio Show

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Listen in to radio station 660 AM this Sunday, September 14 at 4 pm as Kathy and Steve chat with host Andy Tuttle about important issues and current trends affecting the Intown real estate market and what they predict for the future. The Intown markets are red hot right now and Kathy and Steve discuss some of the issues impacting this market and the benefits of living in their distinctive urban neighborhood.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | September 10, 2014

Two Lake Cliff Park Events: Rock the Cliff 5k & Lake Cliff Centennial Celebration

Come out and Rock the Cliff – Presented by The Advocate

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Get ready to rock and roll dressed in your best 80s, 90s & today’s costumes at this Saturday’s Rock The Cliff 5K! On Saturday, September 13th at 8 am, Rock the Cliff will take over Lake Cliff Park with a jammin’ 5K and 1 mile fun run that runs through the beautiful and historic park.

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The race theme is focused on the growing Dallas music scene, which will be well represented by talented DJs that will play popular music from the decades for the runners as they pass. The race is organized by Bison Giving Back, a non-profit founded by Sunset High School alumni and proceeds will go towards scholarships for Oak Cliff high school students. 5K race awards will be given out to top 10 overall male/female finishers. After the race you can relax and join the headliner DJ.  Sign up today at http://rockthecliff.com/

100 – A Lake Cliff Park Centennial Celebration

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Lake Cliff Park is turning 100 years old, and is planning a Centennial birthday bash to celebrate! On Saturday, Sept 20 from 5-9 pm the park will take you back in time to its rich beginnings. Lake Cliff is a widely-used park that surrounds a 3-acre lake with a walking trail, fountains, playground, and rose garden.

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Lake Cliff Park was originally built as a private Dallas area amusement park with rides, a casino, swimming, and boating on the lake. The park has been a fixture for Oak Cliff residents for many years. “A lot of people have been coming here forever, and when we realized 2014 marked 100 years, we thought we should do something,” said Barbara Barbee, an organizer of the event.

The event is free to all and the celebration will feature a barber shop quartet and four-piece band, an outdoor showing of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” historical exhibit, a period dress competition, food trucks, crafts, and more. Learn more at http://.ooccl.org

 

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | August 18, 2014

Apartments, Condominiums & Retail Planned Along Fort Worth Avenue & Colorado Boulevard

Area redevelopments have been popping up along Fort Worth Avenue and Singleton Boulevard in North Oak Cliff since 2004, and the area of vacant land that sits at Fort Worth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard could soon be turned into apartments, condominiums, and retail.  

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The land, dating back to the 1800’s was once a historic French settlement formally known as La Reunion. In the 1940’s The Colorado Place Apartments were built, but in the early 2000s the apartment community began to deteriorate and the community was torn down in 2009. Plans of redeveloping the area have previously been talked about, but the land has sat empty ever since.

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It’s still in the early stages of planning, but a Houston-based development company, Texas InTown Homes, is looking buy and build on the 20 acres.  Texas InTown Homes, founded in 2003 focuses on building beautiful, environmentally friendly “eco-Hop” designs with impressive energy efficient features and amenities in vibrant urban environments

 According to their website, they have been awarded the prestigious Development of Distinction Award in 2011 by the Urban Land Institute. Texas InTown Homes is headed by Frank Liu and has already built a few series of urban-style townhouses in Dallas area by the Farmers Market, Oak Lawn area, and is working on a project near UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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“There’s a need for more new homes in the area,” Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs said. “In North Oak Cliff, we are seeing a lot of demand for owner-occupied housing, much more than the supply, I am looking for every opportunity possible to bring in more. Oftentimes it’s difficult to find locations in the city, and this is a great opportunity.”

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A major factor in the growth of North Oak Cliff is due to the connection between Dallas and Oak Cliff that the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge provides. It’s exciting to see identity of North Oak Cliff evolve from once industrial area to commercial and residential developments for Dallas to enjoy.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | August 14, 2014

In Demand Homes near Stevens Park Golf Course

Culture Map Dallas featured three of our Kessler Park listings in their Dave Perry-Miller & Associates – Promoted Series: Addresses Style article yesterday.

Golf enthusiasts agree that Stevens Park Golf Course (“Little Augusta,” as it’s known to many locals) is the pride and joy of North Oak Cliff. Renovated in 2011, Stevens Park is considered one of the finest public courses in the state.

Homes located on golf courses are always in demand, which is why Hewitt & Habgood present three of our gorgeous estates within walking distance of Stevens Park Golf Course.

1-1022 N Montclair

Located in Kessler Park, 1022 N. Montclair Ave. is a Tudor situated on a .33-acre rolling-terrain lot. The recently restored home features hardwood floors, medallion ceilings, stained-glass windows, stone and mosaic inlays, and double-brick construction. The five-bedroom home also boasts a wine cellar, dual balconies, foot bridge, pond and fire pit. 

1- 1042 Lausanne

The home at 1042 Lausanne Ave. in Kessler Park is a beautiful Tudor with 15-foot cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace and stained-glass windows. The kitchen features pearl-granite countertops and custom cabinetry. In the backyard, there’s a waterfall pool, spa and bonus guest studio.

1-1133 Lausanne Ave

Down the street is 1133 Lausanne Ave., a remodeled ranch-style home situated on a .32-acre corner lot. The home features cove ceilings, formal living areas with hardwood floors, oversized windows, tiered moldings, and double-sided fireplace bridging the living room and den. The backyard has a recently refinished pool with waterfall.

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Additionally, Dave Perry-Miller Associate Ged Dipprey, has a listing in Stevens Park Estates at 1932 W. Colorado Blvd., a beautiful five-bedroom home that was extensively renovated in 2003. The home features an open floor plan, rich hardwood flooring, large family room, covered patio and expansive backyard with mature trees.

Truly one of our favorite things about living on near a golf course is waking up to a spectacular view of well-manicured lawns every day. Nothing can get better than that.  

Truly the best things about living on a golf course is the ease of getting to the clubhouse within minutes, not to mention waking up to a spectacular view of well-manicured lawns every day. Nothing can get better than that.

For more information on these properties, please contact Hewitt & Habgood  today at 214-752-707 or visit www.hewitthabgood.com for our complete list of homes for sale.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | August 11, 2014

Three New Oak Cliff Restaurants and a Cidery to Check Out, Plus One Coming Soon

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The new Cuban restaurant, C Senor, by Hattie’s owner Tony Alvarez is now open in the Bishop Arts District. It took over the former El Padrino taco stand. The menu is simple consisting of sandwiches, a burger, sides of Cuban rice and beans, fried yucca and plantains, plus espresso and café con leche.

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Potato Flats, Phil Romano’s second incubator restaurant opened in July at Trinity Groves. The menu  is similar to Chipotle in serving style and will feature potatoes, regular or sweet, baked or fried, with a variety of toppings, including vegetables, steak, ground beef, chicken, turkey and seafood.

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Bocce, a family-owned Italian restaurant in the Bishop Arts District is now open for dinner at 4pm. The restaurant, by chef David Rice will feature old-school Italian fare including pasta, lasagna, gnocchi, pizza and sandwiches. PS. it is BYOB. “It’s a real family place,” Bob Rice, David’s father and partner says. They named the place Bocce because the younger Rices are fans of the game, active in the Dallas Bocce League.

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Bishop Cider Co. opened in June serving a full menu of ciders on tap and in bottles. Owner Joel Malone says he is brewing the first batch of the shop’s own cider and that it will be available later this summer. Ciders can be sampled at the cidery and some are available at local restaurants. The shop located in the Bishop Arts District and is closed Monday through Thursday, according to their website “the cider does not make itself,” but is open Friday at 6 pm, Saturday at 2 pm, and Sunday at 12 pm.

Chef Daniele Puelo, a long-time Kessler Park resident, has signed the lease for Bottega Italia, set to open December 2014. This new restaurant will have over 4,500 square-foot interior space and a 2,300 square-foot patio overlooking the Sylvan-Thirty Park. The restaurant will feature a coffee bar, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, 350 wines and local craft beers. Bottega Italia will house a deli-counter and market featuring pastas, olive oils, sauces, vinegars, cheeses, and charcuterie. The market will feature specially prepared dishes and handmade pastas for grab-and-go options.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | July 10, 2014

Ebby Halliday & Dwell with Dignity Team Up to Provide a Home for Women in Need

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Ebby Halliday

Ebby Halliday became a household name in Dallas by selling homes over the past 70 years.Ebby Halliday has worked tirelessly to help shape the real estate industry of our city, along the way they’ve never lost focus on their goal to provide community service in the area.  This determination to provide opportunities and assistance for others goes back to the foundation of the Ebby Halliday Company, which was established on three points of service—to the client, to the industry, and to the community. Ebby Halliday Family of Companies acquired Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, a Dallas leading luxury real estate brand in 2007, and Hewitt & Habgood joined forces under Ebby and Dave Perry-Miller InTown in 2011. The philanthropic principles of Hewitt & Habgood are well-suited to group themselves with the impressive Ebby Halliday name.  Hewitt & Habgood takes initiative and spends time to supporting multiple charities around Dallas and Oak Cliff.

The latest Ebby Halliday project is The Ebby House.  Named in honor of the Dallas the real estate icon herself, the Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have aged beyond foster care’s assistances. The newly renovated building’s purpose is to serve women ages 18-24 by giving them the tools they need to prepare for a successful future.  The Ebby House provides housing for 12-24 months complete with a House Mom for encouragement and wisdom along their transitional journey. Within the intergenerational community, young women receive guidance in many essential life skills including health and wellness, personal finance, communication, computer skills, future education opportunities, career advice, and volunteerism.

The Ebby House, located on the Juliette Fowler Communities

Ebby believes these skills are the hallmarks of an empowered individual for our future.  Ebby Halliday herself is delighted by the opening of The Ebby House, when speaking on the subject she said, “Knowing that The Ebby House will be a place for young girls to reach their potential is just wonderful.”

The Ebby House’s inspiring vision caught the attention of another Dallas charity group, Dwell with Dignity, and they have teamed with the Ebby Halliday Company to help these young women.

In order to make this house a real home, the interior of Ebby House was designed by the talented people at Dwell With Dignity. If you are not familiar with the name, Dwell With Dignity is a non-profit organization of local Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.  Their services focus on providing and installing home goods such as furnishings, art, bedding, kitchen supplies, and even food in the pantry.  Their mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design, one household at a time. Take a peek inside the lovely and colorful rooms.

 

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Family Room

 

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Family Room

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Kitchen

 

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We hope you’ll agree that these girls will have the opportunity to go from girls with dreams to women of vision!

 

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | June 18, 2014

3rd Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival

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Oak Cliff Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, June 19 and runs through Sunday, June 22, honoring both the future and past of filmmaking and celebrating the legacy of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge, (Horse in Motion, 1878)  The 3rd annual festival seeks to showcase the best of independent filmmaking of all stripes from Texas-based filmmakers, as well as the rest of the country and the world. Gaining popularity each year, 2014 will feature 22 full length films and 6 short films. You can order single tickets for $10 or go all in with a VIP badge for $175. No matter what decide, you’ll find your cinema match. Visit oakclifffilmfestival.com for the complete schedule and to purchase your tickets.

The festival will take place in the heart of the burgeoning Jefferson Blvd and the Bishop Art District. Most screenings take place at Texas Theatre. Additional screening locations include Bishop Arts Theatre Center, The Kessler Theatre, Oil and Cotton, The Belmont Hotel and the Jefferson Tower. The event will also highlight restaurants and other popular Oak Cliff sites with additional screenings, panel discussions, and nightly parties. “The Oak Cliff community has been vital to the success of the festival and we look to this year as being a celebration of our neighborhood,” says festival Co-Founder Eric Steele.

While the Oak Cliff Film Festival may seem like just a collection of indie films, it’s eclectic enough to schedule events like a performance from the experimental multimedia band Negativland. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and New Belgium Brewery have teamed up and are leading a bike tour around Oak Cliff that concludes with a free rooftoop screening at the Jefferson Tower.

Not sure about which film to choose, think about volunteering. Volunteering will get you two screening passes per shift and free merchandise. For more information, please contact volunteer@filmoakcliff.com

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | June 10, 2014

Trinity River Revel Festival

 

Trinity River Revel

On Sunday June 15, Trinity River Revel will give festival‐goers their first opportunity to enjoy the new Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and West Dallas Gateway Plaza, the new Trinity Skyline Trail and the redesigned Sylvan Avenue Bridge. The Trinity River Revel Festival is a mostly free, all-day festival for families that will celebrate the opening of the Continental Avenue Bridge and West Dallas Gateway Plaza, as well as the redesigned Sylvan Avenue Bridge. There’s a big party to celebrate and you are invited!

It will also mark the official launch of the Trinity Skyline Trail for walkers, joggers and cyclists. This special event will feature a pop-up driving range from which you can knock earthen balls packed with wildflower seeds into the river basin, a nighttime riverside campfire party organized by RAFT, a riverbed playground featuring activities organized by Big Thought, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, the Dallas Center for Architecture, and other organizations.

Sign up to either walk or run in the Revel 5K (the first timed race on the Trinity Skyline Trail), purchase tickets and dine at the Long Table Gospel Brunch on the new Continental Bridge (featuring cuisine prepared by the city’s top chefs and entertainment provided by five West Dallas gospel groups) or bike in a rolling ribbon cutting ceremony for the new trail, along with many other activities!

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Sign up for these events and learn more at the Trinity River Revel

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | March 24, 2014

Krawl into Kessler this Weekend

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The Kessler Krawl is a KNU social and fundraising event that benefits the organizations ongoing efforts to create community and to maintain the beauty and safety of our neighborhood.
The Krawl is a progressive cocktail party that is held once a year. It started as a small progressive dinner party and grew to become a large progressive cocktail party. The current format is for four to five neighbors to open their homes to guests where drinks and hors d’oeuvres from local Oak Cliff restaurants are served.
The ticket-purchasing “guests” are divided into small core groups of 30 – 50 people and then move from each homes over the course of the evening. At the end of the progressive evening, dessert and coffee are served at a final location, giving everyone a chance to be together.
The Krawl has become so popular because it affords neighbors a chance to see other houses and to mingle socially with neighbors they might not otherwise get a chance to meet. The Kessler Krawl is just one more example of what neighbors can do to enhance our neighborhood and make Kessler Park a unique and beautiful place to live.
The 2014 Kessler Krawl will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. The homes featured in this year’s Krawl will be located in the 1000 & 1100 blocks of N Winnetka and Clinton Ave.
Tickets are limited to 200 people and can be purchased at http://www.kesslerkrawl.eventbright.com.

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