Color can be a beautiful thing. We’re often told to repaint our homes to a neutral palette when selling to appeal to as many buyers as possible. But some sellers buck that trend and keep the varied hues in their house. The results can be memorable.
Our Thursday Three Hundred will color you happy with its navy blue living room, sage green kitchen, bright bedrooms, and stripes on some walls and ceilings. It even has vintage lavender tiles in one bathroom.
Located at 9847 Shoreview Rd. in Lake Highlands’ Lake Ridge Estates, this property exudes personality and style with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,704 square feet on one story, built in 1958. No one who visits this house will get it mixed up in their memory with another.
Of course, there are lots of other selling features, like hardwood floors in the common areas and bedrooms, slate tile in the kitchen, an updated kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops, recent HVAC replacement, and a fantastic location near Northwest Highway and Audelia Road. It’s a hop, skip, and jump from the north shores of White Rock Lake and Flag Pole Hill. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, which earns a “9” out of 10 from greatschools.org.
In DFW, the real estate community is a tight-knit group, and I’ve got the scoop on a big move from one of the movers and shakers.
Ebby Halliday Realtor Dennis Hammett is moving from the Lakewood/Lake Highlands office to Ebby’s Little White House this week! He’s making this strategic move to establish a stronger presence on the west side of 75, starting Jan. 16.
“In order to be more competitive in the luxury markets west of Central Expressway, I have made the decision to make this move,” Hammett said. “This decision was not easy for me and has been filled with a range of emotions because the Lakewood/Lake Highlands family and staff has been the pillar of my success and there are no words to express my appreciation.”
Said Keith Newman, sales manager of Ebby’s Little White House: “We welcome Dennis to the Little White House. He has a proven track record of success that will serve him well as he continues to provide exceptional sales experiences to his valued clients.”
If you remember, Hammett was the 2014 “Rookie of the Year” at Ebby, a well-deserved accolade for a rising star. He’s made his mark in the East Dallas market: Dennis has been named the 2015 Lakewood/Lake Highlands No. 1 Top Producer, a 2016 Lakewood Top Producer, and both 2015 and 2016 D Magazine Best Realtor and Top Producer. All this in his first four years in the real estate business! Can you say natural talent?
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.
Creekside living on a beautiful lot usually comes at a hefty price. But our Tuesday Two Hundred is a budget-friendly find with a secluded feel.
Located at 10930 Listi Dr. in Lake Highlands, this home offers great outdoor living options, with a wraparound deck and a quiet, peaceful setting. The interior features open living and dining areas, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, hardwood floors, and a downstairs master.
This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,629 square feet on two stories, built in 1980. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Wallace Elementary, a family favorite in East Dallas.
This home was just listed Saturday, so let’s take a look before it gets snatched up!
If you’re looking for an East Dallas midcentury with tons of curb appeal and a cute interior, then our Tuesday Two Hundred hits all the right notes.
Located at 214 Leda Dr., this curb appeal cutie is in Lake Highland Estates, near Easton Road and Northwest Highway (not to be confused with Lake Highlands Estates, further north). The owners have started updates, so there’s still room for buyers to put their own stamp on the place, but it’s totally livable now. Think hardwood floors, renovated master bath, new low-E windows, fresh paint, covered patio, ceiling fans, decorative lighting, sprinkler system, and a large custom utility room.
This 1953 ranch has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,259 square feet on one story. It has a nice backyard, great for families. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, which scores a “9” out of 10 from greatschools.org.
After a round of norovirus bludgeoned our house, I am finally able to come back to my original story about White Rock Trail Elementary – or rather, the proposed site for it.
In my previous two stories, I talked to a representative of “We Have a Voice,” Lake Highlands neighbors who are heading the opposition to the site, and to a representative from Richardson Independent Schools. You can read the first story here. The follow up is here.
Next, I reached out to Nathan Jacks, of “We Need a School,” the Lake Highlands neighbors that are for the proposed site, for his take on the situation.
I emailed Jacks questions, and he responded. In the interest of complete transparency, my questions and his responses verbatim are below.
The love for Lake Highlands runs deep. It’s commonplace to find people that grew up there, moved away to begin careers then moved back as soon as they could to raise their families. Richardson ISD is also a big draw, with fierce school loyalty in every part of Lake Highlands. It has the perks of a suburb without really being one because it’s close to everything.
If you long for the TV series version of a neighborhood, where you are actual friends with your neighbors, the kids really run out to play after school, and people are engaged and active in the community, this Lake Highlands custom home is move-in ready!
Donald Wright with the Wrighthouse Group at Gilchrist & Company Real Estate just listed, this gorgeous two-story home at 9778 Spring Branch Drive for $1.12 million.