University Manor is one of those neighborhoods you stumble across and think to yourself, “Why has no one figured this out yet?” Well, I’m letting the cat out of the bag. This is one of the best places to buy a home in East Dallas. Tucked off of Northwest highway just before you get to White Rock Lake, it’s filled with 1950’s and ’60’s homes in a price range that will make your heart go pitter patter. What’s even more exciting is the mid-century moderns that are being revitalized in this area. Take this little gem I found at 7236 Edgerton. Drew Jenkins and Keith Smay of HC Alpha LLC have transformed this house into a 21st century classic.
The moment you enter this home you’re enveloped into the central living space.
“Stand on the living room side of the kitchen island and look around.” Jenkins said. “This one view is so interesting because it includes the living room ceiling beam, a column at the edge of the kitchen, cool trapezoidal gable windows near the ceiling, the dark modern cabinets, the window above the kitchen sink, the granite counter tops, the backsplash, the stainless steel appliances, and the elegant pendant light over the sink. So many pleasing-to-the eye details come together in such a nice way in that one view.”
He’s right. The house simply exhales effortless style.
Jenkins and Smay are driven by the win-win of their remodels. “ The neighbors of the house win because a vacant eye-sore dragging down their property values becomes a beautiful house that boosts those values.” Jenkins said. “The buyers win because they get a completely renovated, like-new home in an established neighborhood.”
Jenkins has his finger on the first time buyer’s pulse. “We’re finding buyers today are turning away from just-built subdivisions in the suburbs and looking for in-town properties, especially near White Rock Lake.”
In the 1950’s, people began turning away from traditional designs to clean lines and modern styles.
“We’re seeing a similar movement today,” Jenkins said. Movement is the word. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath hits MLS tomorrow at $329,000 I don’t expect it to be around for long!