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Oak Lawn Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Turtle Creek Area Neighborhood

Architecture critic David Dillon says, “…the appeal of Oak Lawn has always been its social and cultural diversity. It is funkier and more fluid than the rest of Dallas with pockets of gritty and urban vitality that remind us that Dallas is a real city.” It also has pockets of opulence and historic grandeur adding to its allure. Continue Reading

Victorian Style Home in Oak Lawn

4002 Gilbert Avenue, Dallas, Texas, Oak Lawn
This iconic home in Oak Lawn built in a Victorian style in 1996 was selected by D Magazine in 2019 as one of Dallas’ Ten Most Charming Homes. In 2022, over a half dozen buyers made over full price offers, further confirming the appeal of a well designed home with 10 ft. ceilings, double passageways with pocket doors, and porches that wrap around the home.

4002 Gilbert Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Oak Lawn Real Estate – Sold by Douglas Newby

D Magazine’s 10 Most Charming Homes 2020 included this 1996 meticulously built one-story Victorian style architect-designed home capturing the detail, 11-foot ceilings, wood floors of a historic home, deep pier and beam and quality construction of a new home. Many large windows and sense of openness suggests a more contemporary floor plan. Large apartment over three-car garage provides a guesthouse or a possible source of income. Charming white picket fenced yard and gracious front porch announce this home in the vibrant Oak Lawn district. Here is an opportunity to purchase a home less than replacement cost and enjoy architectural splendor.

If You Desire an Architecturally Significant Home You Will Love, Douglas Newby Invites You to Call or Contact Him


Neighborhoods of Oak Lawn

Golf Grounds Neighborhood

The neighborhood’s eclectic mix of architectural styles including new town homes, condominiums, restored historic homes and new architect designed and modern homes is near the heart of the Oak Lawn area, close to Turtle Creek and Highland Park, but remains quiet and set back from the traffic and noise of these vibrant areas.

Cedar Springs Neighborhood

For years Cedar Springs is what gave Oak Lawn its reputation. Here you will find everything from edgy to elegant. British Architect Sir Alfred Bossom, designed Dallas’ first fashionable residential apartments on Maple Avenue in the 1920s. Sited on 3.5 acres, Maple Terrace, known for its red tile roof, wide verandas and extensive landscaped lawns still connotes luxury.

Oak Lawn Heights Neighborhood

Oak Lawn Heights remains the largest single-family neighborhood in Oak Lawn, which has been increasingly dominated by highrise, retail and office development. This neighborhood of Tudor cottages with steeply pitched roofs and stained glass was developed in the 1920s and annexed into Dallas in 1929.

Perry Heights Neighborhood

E. Gordon Perry, an eccentric and wealthy oilman, developed Perry Heights alongside Craddok Park, very near the site of the springs where Dr. John Cole first founded the community of Cedar Springs. Swiss Avenue style mansions are found in this neighborhood close to but not observed from the commercial district of Lemmon Avenue.


Today’s New Oak Lawn Listings and MLS Status Changes

Acres0.3Sqft.3,180Bed3Bath3Year2007
Acres0.34Sqft.5,474Bed6Bath6Year2023
Acres0.17Sqft.2,353Bed2Bath2Year1924
Acres0.18Sqft.2,824Bed4Bath4Year1932
Acres0.24Sqft.2,850Bed4Bath4Year1953
Acres0.17Sqft.3,531Bed4Bath4Year2022
Acres0.08Sqft.4,864Bed3Bath3Year2003
Acres0.52Sqft.4,652Bed3Bath3Year1926Lot Size150 x 150
Acres0.17Sqft.2,283Bed3Bath3Year2023
Acres0Sqft.2,407Bed3Bath3Year1923Lot Sizeapprox. 50x144

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Dear Doug,

Many thanks for all your extraordinary efforts. You are a superb negotiator.

Barbara Bouyea
Lighting Designer
Oak Lawn Homeowner

Oak Lawn Homes for Sale Previously in MLS – Sold

Acres0.3Sqft.3,180Bed3Bath3Year2007
Acres0.34Sqft.5,474Bed6Bath6Year2023
Acres0.17Sqft.2,353Bed2Bath2Year1924
Acres0.18Sqft.2,824Bed4Bath4Year1932
Acres0.24Sqft.2,850Bed4Bath4Year1953
Acres0.17Sqft.3,531Bed4Bath4Year2022
Acres0.08Sqft.4,864Bed3Bath3Year2003
Acres0.52Sqft.4,652Bed3Bath3Year1926Lot Size150 x 150
Acres0.17Sqft.2,283Bed3Bath3Year2023
Acres0Sqft.2,407Bed3Bath3Year1923Lot Sizeapprox. 50x144

Oak Lawn Neighborhood – Continued

Oak Lawn can be traced back to Dr. John Cole, who in 1843 was building a thriving community north of Dallas called Cedar Springs. It was on the north ridge overlooking the Trinity. In 1850, when Cedar Springs competed with Hoards Ridge on the south of the Trinity and with Dallas for the county seat, it had a distillery, grist and flour mill, and a general store with a pharmacy.

When Cedar Springs lost the election it lost its momentum until 1929 when it was annexed into Dallas. This area now known as Oak Lawn has thrived with a combination of residential and commercial development, including neighborhoods of Tudor cottages, 1920s luxury apartments, historic hotels, off-beat eccentric retail enclaves and a Phillip Johnson designed French eclectic office tower and hotel court. Land use of this area often intermingles residences and businesses adding vitality to the city.