North Hill Estates

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a delight, a Midcentury home in East Dallas’ North Hill Estates that shows off the power of a great renovation.

Locate near East Lovers Lane and Skillman Street, the ranch-style house at 6108 Town Hill Ln. is a 3-2 with 1,754 square feet, built in 1956. Its floorplan is opened up to create a modern living space, and updates inside and out make it highly desirable. The curb appeal alone could sell this place!

It was listed Feb. 26 by Michael Wong with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $385,000.

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university terrace

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a lovely University Terrace cottage, built in 1955 and meticulously maintained and updated.

Located at 7320 Lehigh Dr., this home is a 3-2 with 1,464 square feet, situated in the Lakewood Elementary attendance zone, rated a “10” out of 10 by GreatSchools.org.

university terrace

University Terrace is a fabulous East Dallas neighborhood with about 3,550 residents, established in 1954, next to White Rock Lake and about an eight-minute drive from downtown Dallas. According to the University Terrace Neighborhood Association, the area is surrounded by a collection of old-fashioned neighborhoods, generally developed from the early 20th century to the 1950s.

This cottage was listed Feb. 19 by Janis Wells with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International for $374,000.

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Glenridge Estates Midcentury

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to Walnut Hill and Marsh lanes in Northwest Dallas, where homeowners have transformed a 1,132-square-foot cottage built in 1951 into an appealing, fresh space that stands out in the neighborhood.

The Glenridge Estates property at 3930 Beechwood Ln. in Midway Hollow makes good use of its footprint, with two bedrooms, two living rooms, and an open floorplan in the common areas.

Glenridge Estates Midcentury

The exterior is transformed with natural stone and wood siding, painted a fetching blue color, and the freshly poured driveway has a crushed stone center in a deep charcoal color that corresponds with the garage door.

This home has a few features that are often considered less desirable in the North Texas market, like only one bathroom, a one-car garage, and a modest footprint. But the renovation has included lots of bells and whistles that may help potential homebuyers overlook them: handscraped hardwood floors; granite countertops, soft-close drawers, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; and a good-sized backyard with mature trees and a covered barbecue area with a stone bench and stone counter with built-in grill.

This Glenridge Estates cottage was listed Jan. 14 by Richard Guilliams with Luxe Estates Realty for $279,900.

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9427 Arborhill AThe Forest Meadows neighborhood at the north end of Lake Highlands is growing in popularity. Its winding, tree-lined streets are lined with homes from the 1960s and 1970s with big, green lawns. The area feels like a friendly place.

Almost all of the land that today comprises Forest Meadow was purchased by pioneer settlers from Kentucky in 1849. It was farmland for many years and in the late 1960s, development began.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is located at 9427 Arborhill Dr., near Forest Lane and Abrams Road. Built in 1970, this home has 2,595 square feet, four bedrooms, and three full bathrooms.lake highlands cottageAlthough Forest Meadows is part of Dallas, it falls within Richardson ISD. The area is also close to the Forest Lane DART Rail Station, and Harry S. Moss Park, which gives access to the White Rock Creek Trail.

This home was recently renovated with lots of stylish features, like a master bathroom with dual sinks, new fixtures, a walk-in shower, and a walk-in closet.

This house is listed by Larry Jeffery with Keller Williams Central for $349,900, reduced Nov. 5 from $359,000.

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Lake Highlands EstatesHappy Thanksgiving! Before you begin your holiday feasting, feast your eyes on our Thursday Three Hundred, a cul-de-sac cutie in Lake Highlands Estates.

The home at 9723 Lanward Cir., near Walnut Hill Lane and Plano Road, is a 4-2 with 1,934 square feet, built in 1960. It’s been recently renovated with lots of bells and whistles, including big kitchen and bathroom renovations. Lake Highlands EstatesThis home is zoned for Wallace Elementary, which earns a 7 out of 10 from GreatSchools.org. This is a big selling point for families looking in this area.

It was listed Nov. 12 by Kerry Slaughter with Paradise Slaughter Real Estate for $375,000, reduced on the 20th to $365,000.

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State Thomas condo

Proximity to downtown Dallas is one of the big selling features of the condo at 3110 Thomas Ave., today’s Tuesday Two Hundred.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is all about urban living.

Located in the State Thomas district in Uptown, apartment 102 at 3110 Thomas Ave. is a corner unit with two stories on the first floor of 588 Lofts of Dallas. It has funky loft features, like exposed brick, polished concrete floors, and two stories of commercial class looking out to the courtyard. The owner of this unit also has access to the building’s community amenities: an outdoor lap pool, rooftop lounge with great views, a courtyard with patio furniture, fitness room, and secure parking with assigned spaces. Full use of community amenities are all covered by the monthly HOA fees of $214, which also includes blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, maintenance of common areas, and management fees.

This condo is a one bedroom with 1.5 bathrooms with 1,073 square feet. It was listed yesterday by Brian Franklin with Fathom Realty for $289,900.

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6231 Berryhill ATwo words seem to be on the lips of almost all prospective homebuyers as they browse from listing to listing, no matter the price range: open floorplan.

Chopped up rooms and awkward spaces get a big thumbs down in today’s market. Those considering a renovation with a future sale in mind are wise to put their dollars into interior spaces that are light, bright, and flow easily from one area to the next.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred offers just that. The 1959 ranchette at 6231 Berryhill St., near Abrams Road and E. Northwest Highway, is 1,596 square feet of open sight lines and airy rooms. Located in East Dallas’ fast-appreciating Merriman Park neighborhood, this 3-2 was recently remodeled to created that coveted open floorplan for buyers.

This house was listed Nov. 2 by Chuck Briant with Real Estate Marketing Association for $335,000, or $210 per square foot. Looking at nine neighborhood comps, this house is tied with the highest price-per-square-foot, which range from $153 to $209 (average: $180; median: $183). The renovations play a big part in that asking price: it’s a turn-key property with a cohesive, elegant look and feel.

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This stunning $1.6-million home is one of five houses featured this week in our weekly open house roundup.

The stunning $1.6-million home at 3826 Medallion Ln. is one of five featured in our weekly open house roundup.

True love doesn’t always show up on a first date, but at these five Dallas-area open houses this weekend, you might feel cupid’s (real estate) bow.

We’re visiting neighborhoods from Lakewood Estates to West Dallas’ Walnut Hill Highlands, to East Kessler and North Dallas. The prices range from $364,900 to $1.64 million. We hope you make time to visit some of these open houses or others you discover—by our count, there are around 180 in Dallas alone! Leave us a comment with your weekend open house discoveries.

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