S. Edgefield HCHOTW

If you’ve been ogling over those cute tiny homes that are popping up everywhere, but you’re not sure if a life on wheels or in the boonies for you, this listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Bart Thrasher shows that you can live itty bitty in the city.

Bart, who lives in Winnetka Heights with his wife, Karen, and son, Henry, knows a thing or two about good construction. Bart is a contractor and Karen is an incredibly talented architect, and with all that know-how between them they founded Thrasherworks, a boutique architecture and design firm based right in North Oak Cliff. And in Bart’s opinion, this property is perfect for those who believe in the gospel of minimalism and the zen of tidying up.

No wonder this unique Craftsman in Winnetka Heights is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. While this listing is in contingency (the buyers are waiting to sell their current home), it doesn’t hurt to be prepared should it go back on the market. Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to get your pre-approval in line so you can put your highest and best offer in on this tiny home should you get a second chance!

342 S. Edgefield Front Porch

The front porch of 342 S. Edgefield has a hidden secret …

Jump to see the brilliant open floor plan and excellent storage inside this adorable Winnetka Heights Craftsman cottage!

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penthouse turtle creek condoThe prestige of a Turtle Creek address is well earned at 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt 1621. This penthouse-level two-story condo has views of Lee Park and Turtle Creek from the balcony, and it looks like a model: totally chic and perfectly staged.

This is a 1-1 with an additional half bathroom, 917 square feet, built in 1998. It has numerous recent updates and luxe amenities, from artist-designed tile on the balcony to a custom backsplash in the kitchen and a glass art deco panel in the entry the owner believes was in a 1930’s hotel owned by Trammell Crow.

This beauty, our Tuesday Two Hundred, was listed April 7 by Jack Carter with David Griffin & Company for $247,500. Monthly HOA fee are $495.

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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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oak lawn heightsNestled on the west side of Dallas’ vibrant Oak Lawn area is a delightful enclave of cottages and Tudor-revival homes in the area’s  Oak Lawn Heights neighborhood. This is the largest single-family neighborhood in Oak Lawn, and it was developed in the 1920s.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 5114 Bradford Dr. is a 1935 Tudor with 1,674 square feet, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. It has many hallmarks of the Tudor revival style, from its stucco exterior with half-round arches to a steeply pitched, asymmetrical roofline.

It was listed Feb. 8 by Ryan Booth with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $349,900. There’s an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, this Sunday, Feb. 14. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to fall in love with this Oak Lawn Heights Tudor.

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2819 W 9th A

North Oak Cliff is a treasure trove of architecturally significant homes. Charles Dilbeck is one notable name in Dallas architecture, and from 1932 to 1970, he designed more than 600 houses in the city, recognizable for their welcoming presence, rough-hewn architecture, and romantic details, like turrets, balconies, multiple chimneys and decorative brickwork, according to Preservation Dallas.

Several of his homes are in North Oak Cliff’s L.O. Daniel neighborhood. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is just west of this area, at 2819 W. 9th St., near Davis and Westmoreland, near Beverly Hills. This home is not a Dilbeck, but parts of it echo his style, a 1950’s 2-1 with 1,419 square feet, sitting on 0.33 acres of land on Coombs Creek.

It was listed Jan. 21 by Jenni Stolarski with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International for $209,000. Let’s take a look inside and see what makes it special.

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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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lake highlands estates home

All photos: MetroplexHD

Editor’s note: This post was originally published Sept. 24, 2015, and features the incredible design work of Summer Riggins. You can read the profile we later wrote on her here.

Some home renovations go halfway, updating a few spots here and there. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is not that kind of reno.

The owners of the home at 561 Classen Dr. have gone all in, updating and improving the place from stem to stern, and the results are marvelous. It has the clean, finished feel and amenities of a new, custom-build house, with the vintage charm and personality that befits its Lake Highlands Estates location in East Dallas.561 classen exterior beforeOriginally built in 1952, the house was showing its age before—the exterior “before” photo above and several other “before” photos throughout this post give you an idea.

Now, it’s a turnkey property, almost unrecognizable from before, with beautiful details and improvements. You’ll find custom soft-close wood cabinets; a modern, elegant kitchen; recessed lighting; chic light fixtures; a luxe bathroom, low E windows, a new roof, new gutters, new exterior A/C unit, foam insulation in the attic; landscaping, and exterior paint.

With 1,170 square feet, three bedrooms, and one bathroom, it’s a small footprint, and the reno maximizes the space. There’s an open house this Sunday from 2-4 p.m., if you want to check it out yourself after seeing these photos.

Barbara Arredondo with Clay Stapp + Co. recently listed it for $325,000, or $278 per square foot. Nine recent neighborhood comps range from $204,000 to $308,500, or $161 to $229 per square foot. So is this house ambitiously priced? Perhaps. But that’s not without reason. The professional renovations make it one-of-a-kind.

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