Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | October 19, 2017

Explore Oak Cliff This Weekend

Explore Oak Cliff This Weekend

Once its own city, Oak Cliff is one of Dallas’ oldest established neighborhoods, comprising 34 smaller neighborhoods that each have their own distinct characteristics.

Just south of the Trinity River, Oak Cliff is fast becoming known for its trendy areas, such as the Bishop Arts District. Its residents also take pride in maintaining and restoring the historic homes and buildings that have made the area so beloved now.

This weekend, experience the history and the brand new at the 2017 Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour, hosted by Heritage Oak Cliff (formerly called Old Oak Cliff Conservation League). This year’s tour spans well-known areas, such as Kessler Park and Cedar Oaks, and travels into never-before featured neighborhoods, such as Forest Highlands.

Tickets are $15 for seniors, $20 for adults and can be purchased online at the Heritage Oak Cliff website. Additional ticket locations can be found at the website.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate teams Hewitt and Habgood Group and The Foster Team are returning sponsors of the home tour, which funds neighborhood improvement projects in Oak Cliff.

“I do a lot of my business in Oak Cliff, and it’s my way of giving back — by supporting an organization that showcases the good people are doing to houses in Oak Cliff,” says Anne Foster of The Foster Team. Foster is also the 2017 executive vice president for Heritage Oak Cliff.

 

Explore Oak Cliff This Weekend

Foster is sponsoring the tour’s first home at 806 S. Storey St. in Forest Highlands.

Explore Oak Cliff This Weekend

Sitting on a 2-acre lot, the 1,850-square-foot home designed by modern architect Lukas Petrash sits adjacent to the Dallas Zoo. From the home’s spacious rear deck, Foster says you can see the zoo’s new Simmons Hippo Outpost habitat. The roar of lions across the creek can also be heard from the home, she says.

The owners helped build the home, wanting to show that modern, sleek design can be accomplished on more affordable terms, Foster says.

The Hewitt Habgood Group sponsor the tour’s eighth home at 1011 Kessler Pkwy. in East Kessler Park.

Explore Oak Cliff This Weekend

Contrasting Foster’s South Storey house, 1011 Kessler is a remodeled, 80-year-old Austin-stone home built in 1938. Its 1930s charm welcomes you the moment you step foot onto the porch with its copper roof and stained-glass windows leading into the inlaid stone entryway.

 The four-bedroom home sits among an estate surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills, making it feel like an oasis in the city, says Steve Habgood of the Hewitt Habgood Group.

 “This home is less than a mile from downtown Dallas, but you’d think you’re 50 miles outside of the city,” Habgood says. “East Kessler Park has some of the city’s only rolling hills and meandering boulevards. The estate has larger lots, so you don’t feel like you’re on top of your neighbors. And the backyard is a really beautiful escape.”

Explore Oak Cliff This Weekend

Learn more about the tour and see the rest of the featured homes at Heritage Oak Cliff.

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