Tuesday Two Hundred: This Too Cute Take on Traditional is Cozy, Bright, and Very Welcoming!

I think this might be our first home on CandysDirt.com from Ridgewood Park, an East Dallas neighborhood just south of Lovers Lane and east of Abrams Road. It’s not too far south of Northwest Highway in a little alcove tucked away from too much traffic. In a word: Love.

This house, 6515 Ridgemont Drive marketed by Lindy Mahoney of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, is traditional to a “T.” Now, traditionals aren’t often my bag, and I prefer uncluttered spaces, lots of windows, lots of light, and minimal furniture (all of this, of course, you wouldn’t be able to tell if you looked inside my home right now. I blame the toddler.)

This one, however, is so cute that it makes me squeal! It feels so much like a perfectly curated dollhouse right down to the wing-back chairs and cozy den. And at $279,000 you get what you pay for with updates, location, and charm.

Some parts of this home are perfectly modern, though. Take the kitchen, for instance. While the cabinets are gleaming white and the blue-and-white backsplash tile is a country traditional hallmark, everything feels new and fresh, especially the stainless steel appliances and the custom dishwasher front. I love the marble counters, which add an unexpected elegance to the room.

There are three bedrooms, two baths, and absolutely no brass fixtures in sight. While this  1,568-square-foot was built in 1955, everything feels completely updated and move-in ready. This home would be perfect for newlyweds, and it’s in an area that is very accessible for commuters, too!

The backyard is spacious, and there’s a good-sized patio. The only negative about this home is, in my opinion, the detached garage, which would be a pain in the rear during inclement weather.

What do you think about this house?

10 Comment

  • I love this house. I sent it to a couple of clients the day it came out in MLS.

  • I love this house. I sent it to a couple of clients the day it came out in MLS.

  • The neighborhood is Ridgewood Park, not Ridgemont Park.

    It’s a great neighborhood- lots of young couples and young families with some original owner empty nesters mixed in. Homes selling VERY quickly this year. Very safe and quiet – no “cut through” traffic at all!

  • The neighborhood is Ridgewood Park, not Ridgemont Park.

    It’s a great neighborhood- lots of young couples and young families with some original owner empty nesters mixed in. Homes selling VERY quickly this year. Very safe and quiet – no “cut through” traffic at all!

  • I agree the detached garage would be a royal pain, not only from a inclement weather angle but a security angle. Otherwise it's a really nice place.

  • I agree the detached garage would be a royal pain, not only from a inclement weather angle but a security angle. Otherwise it's a really nice place.

  • I’ve lived with detached garages all my life and never thought of them as a security issue. If anything it’s safer if you leave a car running or have a garage fire. Besides, this is a very safe area. I should know as I own a home there which has been in my family for 60 years.

    This is an excellent location: minutes to SMU, NorthPark, Central Market, Lower Greenvile, “Downtown” Lakewood and White Rock Lake practically in your back yard (go down Fisher underneath Mockingbird – no busy streets or traffic lights). Easy access to Central Expressway, Northwest Highway and three DART rail stations. The Katy Trail is being extended along Trammel Drive.

  • I’ve lived with detached garages all my life and never thought of them as a security issue. If anything it’s safer if you leave a car running or have a garage fire. Besides, this is a very safe area. I should know as I own a home there which has been in my family for 60 years.

    This is an excellent location: minutes to SMU, NorthPark, Central Market, Lower Greenvile, “Downtown” Lakewood and White Rock Lake practically in your back yard (go down Fisher underneath Mockingbird – no busy streets or traffic lights). Easy access to Central Expressway, Northwest Highway and three DART rail stations. The Katy Trail is being extended along Trammel Drive.

  • Well, it still is because no neighborhood is ever "safe". I'm a Mom and I'm always thinking about safety. Plus, I wouldn't like having to run in and out in the rain carrying groceries, kids and all that goes with them. Sorry, the only way I'll do a detached garage is if it's less than 4 ft away with a covered walkway like we had when I lived in Houston growing up.

  • Well, it still is because no neighborhood is ever "safe". I'm a Mom and I'm always thinking about safety. Plus, I wouldn't like having to run in and out in the rain carrying groceries, kids and all that goes with them. Sorry, the only way I'll do a detached garage is if it's less than 4 ft away with a covered walkway like we had when I lived in Houston growing up.