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The Natural Grocers at Casa Linda Plaza was once home to a three-screen theater, one of the first to be integrated into a shopping center back in 1945. It closed in 1999, much to the chagrin of the neighborhood. 

East Dallas keeps on truckin’ up the list of the most popular parts of the city, and its neighborhood Casa Linda is no different. If you haven’t been around this little area of the land for awhile, you may be surprised at the growth and increasing coolness.

Fairly recently, the Casa Linda area has acquired new bars, restaurants, and shops. Goodfriend Package (an extension of the big guys across the street), 20 Feet Seafood Joint, Steel City Pops, and Savor Patisserie (for macaroons) are among the newbies.   (more…)

Buckner Terrace Ranch | CandysDirt.com

If you are looking to buy in East Dallas and your budget is under $300K, the pickings are slim in most areas.

That’s one reason Buckner Terrace is an up-and-coming neighborhood, and a hidden gem. Minutes from White Rock Lake and close to downtown Dallas, this area is chock full of cute houses in the $200K range, many of them remodeled and ready for move-in.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a great example of what I’m talking about. The house at 8448 Bellingham Dr. is a top-to-bottom renovation, built in 1956 and reimagined to be fresh and stylish. It now offers an open floorplan, laminate floors, new carpet, custom cabinetry, a fireplace, new low-E windows, new doors, and a beautiful, modern kitchen.

This home has three bedrooms, two living areas, two bathrooms, and 1,758 square feet on one story.

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1015 Erin Drive

What could be better than growing up in a home you love, and years later returning to that family house as the owner? There’s a lot of satisfaction in coming full circle.

Gary McDonnell grew up in the close-knit neighborhood of Lake Park Estates in this 1950 ranch at 1015 Erin Drive. In 2001 he and his designer wife, Belinda, remodeled the family home into a Texas regional contemporary.

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Buckner Terrace Beauty is a Must-See | CandysDirt.comBuckner Terrace is one of the few East Dallas neighborhoods where you can find a gorgeous house for under $300K. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is proof of that.

Located at 2656 Dorrington Dr., this open-concept contemporary home is a recent renovation that gets it totally right. The clean lines and distinct interior will immediately catch your eye, especially the modern kitchen.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,872 square feet on one story, built in 1964. It just hit the market, so let’s take a look before a lucky buyer snatches it up.

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9333 Biscayne Boulevard

Bold and beautiful with all the hallmarks of a classic modernism. The sculpture is by Laura Walters.

Something’s happening in the Peninsula neighborhood, near the shores of White Rock Lake. Cutting edge modernism is slowly casting this area in an exciting new light. Location is everything, so it’s inevitable that new construction would begin popping up here. The area is rife with empty-nesters who have fled the Park Cities and North Dallas for smaller lots, sleeker homes, and the chance to spend every night walking by the water. (more…)

6787 Lakefair CircleIf only there were a house that suited both traditional taste and a more modern aesthetic …

Guess what? We’ve found it— a stunning Lakewood transitional.

Emily Ray-Porter with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has just listed 6787 Lakefair Circle for $1.199 million, and it’s sure to please anyone looking for the best of both style worlds in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Dallas.

Lakewood is one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, known for its great public and private schools and incredible sense of community. It’s minutes from White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. Great location and a great family home? Score! (more…)

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When we first spotted this two-story southern traditional near White Rock Lake, we thought it must be one of those adorable original vacation lake cottages from the 1920s that had been beautifully remodeled. Well, we were wrong — it’s only 11 years old!

Built in 2005, the 3,733-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is at 9259 Peninsula, in the heart of the Peninsula neighborhood. This is where the movers and shakers of early Dallas built their lake cottages. Remember, back in 1927, White Rock Lake was far, far away.

There is an eclectic mix of only 280 homes in the neighborhood. Some of the original cottages remain but more and more you see brand new builds by notable local architects like Cliff Welch and Chase Corker. What we love about this one is that it truly pays homage to those original lake cottages.

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The general perception about Lakewood is that you need to have a million or more to move into the neighborhood. And for that million you’ll get a historic mansion or a huge newly constructed modern home. Our Saturday Six Hundred is a Lakewood midcentury modern, at 7158 Wildgrove Avenue, that proves you can get into the neighborhood for well under a million— and in high style. (more…)