Adorable Lakewood Cottage Has Charm to Spare, Guest Quarters in Back

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The M-Streets in Lakewood is a highly coveted neighborhood, with charming architecture, tree-lined streets, and a fantastic close-to-everything location.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred at 6335 Malcolm Dr. is everything you’d hope for in an M-Streets house, with darling curb appeal, a cozy interior with hardwoods, and a right-sized backyard with a deck. This 1940s traditional is located in the Wilshire Heights neighborhood near Abrams Road and E. Mockingbird Lane and is listed by Robin Norcross with Nathan Grace Real Estate for $389,000 (lowered $10,000 this week).

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It is not a large house, at 1,246 square feet, but the interior layout makes good use of the space and, as Norcross pointed out to me, several of the neighboring houses have second-story additions built on, which is a possibility for this house, as well. I personally think the smaller footprint is an appealing aspect of this Lakewood cottage, especially when you consider the guest quarters in back (a full bedroom and bathroom).

Another big draw for this house is its elementary school: it is zoned for Stonewall Jackson in Dallas ISD, which has a GreatSchools Rating of 10, the highest-possible score.

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This 2-2 was built in 1948 and has a pier-and-beam foundation, a good choice with Dallas’ expanding-and-contracting soil. The house also has energy-saving double-pane windows and a radiant barrier.

After coming into this cottage from the front porch, the entry is directly into the living room, which measures 21-by-13, a beautiful space with hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a gas fireplace, ceiling fan, and lots of natural light. They’ve staged the entire house well, and it has an open feel. Love that paint color and crown molding, too.

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The living room leads to the dining room, an inviting space that measures 13-by-12. Nice chandelier.

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From the dining room, you walk into the kitchen, an updated space with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile floor, and lots of storage.

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The master and second bedrooms have carpeting and ceiling fans. The master measures 14-by-12 and its bathroom has a linen closet and medicine cabinet, and is updated with a a new dark-wood vanity with granite top.

The second bedroom measures 14-by-11 and its bathroom is has an awesomely vintage feel with those mint-green tiles, original sink, and ceramic tile dishes as part of the tiling. Love it. So much personality.

6335 Malcolm 6335 Malcolm6335 MalcolmThe guest quarters in back measures 12-by-10 with an additional bathroom. This space could obviously be a guest room, but also could serve as a craft room, man cave, or yoga room. It has a window-unit AC and stained concrete floors.

The bathroom isn’t much to write home about, looking dated and bare, but it’s clean and in good shape.

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The backyard, however, definitely earns high praise with its wood deck, manageable green space, and detached two-car garage. I would appreciate that doggie door, too.

What do you think o this adorable Lakewood cottage? Norcross says they might receive an offer this afternoon, so if you’re interested, act fast! And let us know what you think of this house in the comments.



Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for

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