bryan place

Back in my single days, I loved living in East Dallas. Everything about that part of the city appealed to me, from the proximity to White Rock Lake to the beer biscuits at Barbec’s.

The last place I lived before meeting my husband was one of my favorites, a townhome in Old East Dallas’ Bryan Place, near North Munger Boulevard and Live Oak Street. I worked in downtown Dallas and played in East Dallas, and this townhome made it easy to get everywhere I wanted to go. It is totally walkable, just a short jaunt to Trader Joe’s or restaurants on Lower Greenville. I walked my dog around the neighborhood and marveled at one person’s massive fig tree, visited with other dog owners, and felt completely at home and safe.

The owner, Meredith Moore, is getting married herself and has made some beautiful renovations to my former pad at 5505 Live Oak St. Unit 115, which is our Tuesday Two Hundred. It still has the welcoming red front door, which makes the Bryan Village Condos stand out as you drive down Live Oak Street, but the interior is reimagined. While its address says “Live Oak,” the townhome is actually located on the backside of the U-shaped complex, on Hubert Street, and it’s quiet inside.

“This was my first house I ever bought and I love the crap out of it — I’ve owned it for 10 years and watched the whole neighborhood change,” Moore said. “I would sell this to a friend because we did that kind of a job [with renovations].”

This townhome has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 962 square feet on two stories, built in 1982. Let me give you a tour of a place I loved dearly.

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Bryan Place

Hip urban living has a stylish home in the Caddo Street Townhomes and our Thursday Three Hundred.

The just-listed corner unit at 1429 Caddo St. Apt. G is located in Bryan Place, a part of Old East Dallas and minutes from downtown Dallas — you could walk to work from this townhome, near Live Oak Street and N. Haskell Avenue.

A colorful, industrial exterior in a gated community leads to a loft-style interior with soaring ceilings, great natural light from windows on three sides, and designer touches throughout. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,808 square feet on three stories, built in 2004. There’s an open house this Sunday, March 12, from 2-4 p.m. Let’s get a preview.

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Bud Oglesby Townhome in the Heart of Oak Lawn | CandysDirt.com

Bud Oglesby’s architectural work is a Dallas treasure, and we have lots of it. Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a Oglesby-designed townhome in the heart of the Oak Lawn neighborhood.

Located at 2727 Hood St. Apt. 107, this townhome is a midcentury modern masterpiece, built in 1964 and extensively updated in a way that adds to the character of the era’s architecture and adds the kind of modern amenities buyers love. And it’s well under $300K, so don’t expect this one to stay on the market long.

The design is contemporary, with an open living and dining room, a dreamy kitchen, and gorgeous bathrooms. This unit has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 972 square feet on two stories. Let’s take a look!

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munger place

Using most standards from around the world, Dallas homes aren’t very old at all. Sure, you’ll find the occasional 1920’s property, but rarely anything older. Not so with today’s Thursday Three Hundred, a slice of Dallas history as the site of the original Piggly Wiggly store, built in 1916. It is also rumored to have been a speakeasy during the Prohibition era.

Located at 315 N. Collett Ave. this is a rare townhome in Munger Place, both architecturally and historically significant. It offers a distinctly loft-like vibe inside. Think 12-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork and rafters, and exposed brick with custom texture on the walls.

This property is full of stories, and not just its own: the reclaimed maple hardwood floors were recovered from the former gym at the Hockaday School. Pretty cool.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,249 square feet on one story, this is a spacious townhome with luxe extras, like three-zone wiring for total house sound, including the front patio and courtyard.

This is such an unusual, storied property, located near N. Munger Boulevard and Columbia Avenue, just minutes from downtown Dallas — let’s take a look.

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3308 Throckmorton Front

There’s a lot to love about townhomes, especially when they’re in a prime location like Cedar Springs. You get your own garage space, perfect for storing your car and bike and maybe even a scooter, as well as plenty of outdoor living areas. But there’s a sticking point for me that has long been a turnoff to townhomes and condos: homeowners associations.

After reading Jon Anderson’s many columns on the issues, I’ve decided that HOAs just aren’t for me. Unfortunately, that means most townhomes and condos are also not for me. However, there is one great property that is in a fantastic location — right near Cedar Springs and Douglas Avenue — that is completely HOA free and ready for your personal touches!

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Uptown townhomeToday’s Thursday Three Hundred sits in the heart of Uptown, within eyesight of Cole Park and walking distance to West Village just three blocks away.

The Uptown townhome at 4110 McKinney Ave. No. 4 feels fresh and polished. It is listed by David Maez at Vivo Realty for $369,900, with voluntary HOA fees of only $200 per quarter. That seems like an excellent deal for such a killer location and a property that’s only ten years old. Uptown townhomeThis townhome is 2,175 square feet on four stories, including a large game room on the fourth story. The floorplan is open and includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one powder room, and a two-car garage.

You’ll find lots of sweet amenities in this place, from granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen to handscraped hardwood floods in the living room and kitchen. The palette and decor is pretty neutral, so it will be easy for new owners to add their own touches.

Let’s check out this newly listed property and see what it’s got to offer buyers.

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The Villas at Garrett Avenue

An artist rendering of a dining room/kitchen area in a townhome at The Villas at Garrett Avenue, a new David Weekley development located in Knox-Henderson. All renderings: David Weekley Homes

One of Dallas’ hottest neighborhoods is getting a new, upscale townhome development.

Houston-based David Weekley Homes is building The Villas at Garrett Avenue in Knox-Henderson, with 22 townhomes at built-out and three available floorplans. The first closing slated for August and prices will start at $399,000.

Knox-Henderson is a highly desirable part in Dallas, and for good reason. Situated on both sides of Central Expressway and only a few miles from downtown, getting where you want to go is a snap. The neighborhood has great walkability, with boutique shopping, home furnishing stores, loads of restaurants (including Kent Rathbun’s always amazing Abacus), relaxed bars, and other retail. Knox-Henderson is located right next to Highland Park and a short distance from Mockingbird Station, Northpark Mall, and White Rock Lake.

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4620 Lester

One of the benefits of living in a condo or townhome is little or no yardwork and someone else to take care of common areas.

But that comes at a price, in the form of HOA fees, which can be crazy expensive (last week’s Tuesday Two Hundred’s HOA fees rang in at a hefty $1,053 per month, although they did include all utilities).

For those who don’t care to drop the equivalent of a couple of car payments each month on HOA fees, today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is for you. The townhome at 4620 Lester Dr., listed by Jeffrey A. Updike with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $269,000, has HOA fees of just $55 per month. That’s one of the lowest I’ve seen, and it includes all common area maintenance.

4620 Lester B

Built in 2007, this property is one of the Hawthorne Street Townhomes, a gated community located near the intersection of Wycliffe and Maple avenues, close to the Medical District, Dallas North Tollway, and Oak Lawn entertainment venues.

It’s a 2-2 with 1,978 square feet on three stories with vaulted ceilings in the living room and master bedroom and an open-concept floorplan. My eyes don’t know whether to look up at the high ceilings, or down at those pristine, wide-plank hardwood floors. Wow.

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