Five years ago, Dallas City Center realtor Dani Hanna got a call to sell an Old Lake Highlands midcentury modern home at 816 Creekridge Drive. A couple had kept this 2,088-square-foot house as a rental, and it was in bad shape.
East Dallas is a mecca for those who love vintage homes. Our Friday Five Hundred is a charming Lakewood Hills Tudor at 6910 Casa Loma Ave. Built in 1925, it has all of the essential ingredients. From the characteristics that define Tudors, to the modern updates that today’s buyers need, this 2,044-square-foot home has it all.
Lakewood is one of those neighborhoods that offers that small-town, know-your-neighbors experience. Finding a house here, however, is not always easy. Finding one under a million, that’s move- ready, is even harder.
But we’ve done it! Our Friday Five Hundred, at 6926 Kenwood Ave., is a sophisticated Lakewood midcentury home that has been beautifully remodeled. Stephanie Pinkston and Margie Harris with Allie Beth Allman have it listed for $599,000. (more…)
When 6907 Sperry in Caruth Terrace was built back in 1964, one of the biggest decisions a homeowner had to make was the tile and fixture color schemes in the bathrooms. There were no master retreats, no vessel sinks, and no vast oceans of marble. You got seafoam, baby blue, or the ignominious pink tile in most cases. Other popular choices were mint green, gray, and white. But these bathrooms, with their half-tile walls and tile counter tops with color-matched sinks are growing rarer as the cult of Carrara proselytizes the liturgy of white on white on white.
So it’s a real treat to see a midcentury ranch with not one, not but two intact vintage bathrooms!
I may not be a huge fan of traditional architecture, but I do love a Mansard roof. I also love well-planned pops of color, which is what initially drew me to 5711 Orchid Lane in Preston Park. That teal front door spoke to me, and I had to show this home to you, too. But, worry not, dear reader — there’s even more to love about our Friday Five Hundred inside!
Sure, the single-family detached market is super hot, but nothing says our market is scorching like a townhome going from active to pending in eight days. That’s exactly what happened at 3220 Oliver Ave. — a very rare end-unit two-story condo near Knox Street listed by Dallas City Center Realtor Randy Elms.
Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s an absolutely gorgeous soft contemporary inside!
We’re going to get picky today. Our Friday Five Hundred at 6105 Glennox Lane, is a fantastic family home and according to the Dallas Central Appraisal District, this East Lovers Lane traditional is in, well, the East Lovers Lane subdivision. So, don’t let the University Meadows street signs fool you, or the fact Ridgewood Park is only two streets away.
All any of this means is that you are set if you buy this house, because this is one of those areas that is darned hard to beat, but wait — there’s more!
[Editor’s Note: It’s that time of year that we look back at some of the most popular real estate stories on the blog, and among our regular Friday featured properties, this fabulous Disney streets midcentury modern Karen Eubank wrote about in March got the most shares. Enjoy, and Happy New Year to you, our readers!]
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to buy we go!
Head to the very center of the Disney streets neighborhood in Midway Hills and you’ll find this sweet 1957 midcentury modern home at 11136 Dwarfs Circle. We’re pretty sure this one would have Snow White seriously considering ditching the castle. She’ll probably bring the prince with her, though.
After hitting the market only 11 days ago, it was already under option, which is not surprising considering the lightening speed at which Richard Graziano of Allie Beth Allman sells houses. This 2,414-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom gem is a bargain at $550,000 because every single thing you would think to do to it, has already been done — and done extremely well.