6938-casa-loma-ave-dallas-tx-1-MLS-1Some things never go out of style, and we count the quaint brick cottages of East Dallas on that list. This one in the Lakewood-area enclave of Gastonwood is a perfect example. Red brick, classic black shutters, and tidy traditional architecture is a dream from the curb.

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816 Monte Vista front

Hollywood Heights is known for its quaint Tudors and traditionals. The whole neighborhood is full of head-turning American interpretations of classical architectural styles, but there’s something to be said for an understated traditional.

And as it turns out, there’s one such traditional available in the neighborhood, listed by East Dallas Real Estate‘s own Britt Lopez. Though many homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1920s and 30s, this home was constructed in 1956 with a Post War traditional floor plan.

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4625 Cole building Ext

Townhomes are growing more and more popular in Dallas, as more larger, older homes are scraped and subdivided into blocks of three-story townhomes.

This community, located just off of Knox and Cole, features a contemporary facade and really beautiful interiors. And at $415,000, this lovely townhome is perfect for those who want a walkable, urban location with access to great shopping and restaurants with a reasonable price tag.

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9927 Lenel Place car port

I think we can all agree that not every remodeled midcentury home is a success. For certain, some well-intentioned homeowners and even some rather haphazard flippers have ruined some of the fabulous midcentury moderns and post-war traditionals. This Midway Hollow home, however, was brought up to date in a way that is sensitive to the architecture and style of the home.

And in a neighborhood as hot as Midway Hollow, I totally understand that 9927 Lenel Place, marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agent Lou Alpert, probably won’t stick around on the market for much longer, even though it’s only two days on MLS!

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622 Mayrant Front

Wynnewood North is one of my favorite Oak Cliff neighborhoods, probably because it reminds me so much of East Dallas. Midcentury homes on large grassy lots lining quiet streets shaded by mature trees inhabited by kind, interesting people … who doesn’t want that?

And this home, a brand new listing from Melissa O’Brien with the Bleeker O’Brien Group at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a stunning example of a cool remodel that really speaks to the neighborhood.

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914 Cordova extIf living in the South of France is not an option for you, we’ve found the next best thing. Our Friday Four Hundred is a truly stunning Hollywood Heights Tudor cottage, at 914 Cordova, that will make you think you’ve slipped into a designers Provencal farmhouse the moment you cross the threshold.

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2220 Canton St. 102 Ext

The historic loft building at 2220 Canton is one of those keystone Farmers Market buildings that’s almost immediately recognizable as you drive toward the center of Downtown Dallas. Just past Good Latimer and near enough to Chavez that you’ll never really go hungry, this building is perfectly situated for those who want to be close to Deep Ellum and within shouting distance of the Central Business District.

It’s truly one of our favorite loft buildings, but we have yet to take a closer look at it from a ground-level perspective. Until today!

Unit 102 inside 2220 Canton just went on the market, and this beautiful loft has a spacious floor plan that is perfect for someone looking for a live/work space in a walkable neighborhood within a great building with stellar amenities.

2220 Canton St. 102 Rooftop Pool

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6522 Royal Lane Front

A few years ago, there were great deals to be had all through the Preston Hollow and North Dallas area. Small single-story homes were being bought by builders for flipping or scraping, and the results were both incredible and horrifying.

Now, there are still new builds popping up left and right, but the pace isn’t as frenetic and teardowns are often giving way to thoughtful flips with smart upgrades.

And then, on some rare occasions, you can find homes that were untouched by the come-and-go parade of remodelers and contractors, and it is a trip to see them on the market. This one on Royal Lane near Hillcrest is a fabulous example of a great home that has wonderful original cabinetry with a large, grassy backyard — and it’s a value!

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