Heights Park

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a rare four bedroom, two-story home in Richardson’s Heights Park. With tasteful updated and lots of style, it has a lot to offer the buyer looking for over 2,000 square feet close to Dallas.

Located at 621 Winchester Dr. near West Arapaho Road and North Floyd Road, this house offers beautiful hardwoods, new Pella windows throughout, new roof, new chimney cap, new Hardie siding, fresh exterior paint, a renovated kitchen, renovated bathrooms, custom closets, and lots of storage.

This house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, and 2,108 square feet, built in 1964.

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north dallas

If a move-in ready, totally updated house with almost 2,000 square feet is on your wishlist, look no further than our Thursday Three Hundred.

Located at 13409 Purple Sage Rd. near Alpha and Coit roads in North Dallas, this house is about two miles north of LBJ with easy access, so getting to the Tollway or Central Expressway is a snap. It’s also zoned for Richardson ISD, which appeals to many families (as will the big backyard).

Kitchen and master bathroom rank high on this property, which has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, two living areas, and 1,997 square feet on one story, built in 1967.

Curb appeal is another nice touch, and this house has a big shade tree, freshly painted shutters, and a welcoming front porch. Let’s look inside.

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Sunset Hill home for sale | CandysDirt.com

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a darling renovated house in North Oak Cliff’s Sunset Hill neighborhood. We’ve fallen for it big time.

Located at 423 S. Waverly Dr. near W. 12th Street and S. Rosemont Avenue, it is cute as a button, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,640 square feet on one story, built in 1920. It offers historic charms, married flawlessly with modern upgrades.

The renovations include a new roof, new kitchen, custom wet bar, custom fireplace, tankless water heater, and an upgraded master suite with dual vanities, granite, and tile. They’ve turned this house from blah to beautiful.

This property is brand new on the market, and priced to sell, so let’s take a look before someone swoops in and makes an offer.

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2421 Springhill a

It’s the time of year when we look back on our accomplishments and discoveries for 2016. This Thursday Three Hundred, published March 17, was a favorite of both readers and the author! Enjoy this flashback.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is the home of entrepreneur Rachel O’Connor and her young family. O’Connor is the founder and owner of Party Made Pretty, and she creates all kinds of paper decorations, garlands, and banners.

Rachel O’Connor and family

Rachel O’Connor and family hate to leave their Casa Linda cottage, but her home-based business is booming and she needs a big studio

Party Made Pretty booming—she’s now filling more than 400 orders a month and her home-based business is busting at the seams. So she, her husband, 18-month-old daughter, and adorable, chubby dog need to move somewhere with a larger dedicated studio space.

Which brings us to their awesome house at 2421 Springhill Dr. near Ferguson Road and Lakeland Drive in East Dallas’ Casa Linda Forest. It would be hard to leave this place, a 3-2 with 2,220 square feet—large for the neighborhood, up on a hill with mature trees and a cute cottage feel.

O’Connor has worked magic with the interior—this is a 1959 home that has vintage charm, but feels modern and livable. The open floorplan makes the front rooms flow into one enormous, welcoming space.

“We changed almost every room in the house in one way or another— the way it was originally set up, we could see the potential for entertaining, but had a tiny galley kitchen,” O’Connor said. “We gutted the kitchen and opened it up and made it one big entertaining area. [Our renos were] centered around common living spaces.”

The backyard is big with a nice patio off the kitchen with a hot tub, and previous owners converted the garage into a bonus room. (This could be a negative for people who want a garage, but it sure makes for more space!)

It was listed March 7 by Kevin Caskey with Dallas City Center Realtors $348,500.

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Greenville Wood Home for Sale | CandysDirt.com

Sunrooms are not particularly common features in North Texas homes. I suppose the oppressive summer heat makes people think they’re not useful, but we have many months of the year when a sunroom is perfectly delightful. That’s particularly true if the sunroom has a hot tub in it, like the one at our Thursday Three Hundred.

Located at 9064 Stone Creek Pl. in Lake Highlands, this home has that sunroom and quite a bit more. Think German Poggenpohl cabinets and Miele appliances in the kitchen, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylight, and lots of space.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,433 square feet on one story, built in 1982.

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North Stonewall Terrace

We’ve found a completely adorable, carefully renovated East Dallas Tudor for our Thursday Three Hundred and you’re going to be inspired.

Located at 5814 Palm Ln. in North Stonewall Terrace near East Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue, this cottage has all the personality and character of a Tudor built in 1945. But it also has myriad updates making it more functional, safe, and energy efficient. Think all new electrical, new attic furnace, new water heater, new low-E windows, and new plumbing in the kitchen and bathroom.

“The seller is a designer and when she bought the home, it was not in tip top shape but she had a vision,” said listing agent Brittney Warren with Roger Healy and Associates. “She’s put her hands on everything in the home, done it with care, and you can tell.”

This home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,470 square feet on one story. Bonus: it’s in the Stonewall Jackson Elementary attendance zone, which earns a “10” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

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West Kessler Heights Austin Stone Home | CandysDirt.com

There seems to be a new trend in real estate photography, and that’s shooting a property more like an interior design magazine. It creates a romantic, beautiful view of a home, with lots of close-ups of the pretty staging details.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is the recipient of this style of photography, and the results are lovely. Located at 714 N. Hampton Rd., this Austin stone traditional sits pretty on an elevated lot in North Oak Cliff’s West Kessler Heights. Built in 1941, it retains classic architectural details of the era, like original hardwoods and arched doorways, married with more modern updates, like a renovated kitchen.

Located near W. Davis Street and N. Hampton Road, this home has three bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and 1,765 square feet on two stories with mature landscaping and charmed curb appeal (seriously, look at that house! Don’t you want to see more?). Let’s get started.

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University Terrace Home for Sale | CandysDirt.com

Located just a few minutes from the northern shores of White Rock Lake, our Thursday Three Hundred offers a fabulous East Dallas location, coupled with recent updates that make the property shine.

The 1956 ranch at 7220 Haverford Rd. features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,840 square feet on one story. Outdoor living features large in the list of pros of this property. They’ve created a backyard oasis with covered deck, eight-foot privacy fence, and mature landscaping, including big shade trees.

This property was just listed Tuesday, so let’s take a look before someone snatches it up!

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