Tuesday Two Hundred: Eastwood House is Totally Remodeled with High-End Features

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For today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re venturing to the East Dallas neighborhood of Eastwood. The house at 8917 Sweetwater Dr. just hit the market last week and is simply lovely, from its well-imagined floorplan and thoughtful details like built-ins, to totally renovated kitchen and bathrooms and towering shade trees on the lot.

This 1962 ranch was just listed last week and went under contract within days—one look inside and you’ll see why. The neighborhood is also a big selling point: Eastwood is minutes southeast of White Rock Lake, near the Claremont area. (There’s a better-known neighborhood nearby also called Eastwood, which is roughly bounded by East Lake Highlands, Peavy, Garland Road, and Easton. Not that same area as this one.)

This Eastwood house is close to St. Francis Park, Lakeland Hills Park, Ferguson Park, and Casa Linda Park, and two miles from the Dallas Arboretum and the east shore of White Rock Lake.

It’s a three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house with 1,986 square feet, listed by Patricia Sterling at The Michael Group Real Estate for $265,000.

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I love the curb appeal of this house, with the green grass, painted brick and a new roof installed this month, along with beautiful shade trees. But for the love of man, get that metal security gate off the front door. Nothing screams, “You’re in Scarytown!” like bars over a door, and in the case of this neighborhood, it’s not true.

Eastwood RanchEastwood Ranch Eastwood Ranch Eastwood Ranch Eastwood RanchTo the right of entryway is the large formal living/dining room. They’ve made a bold move, with the deep gray on the walls, and it looks modern, especially with the hardwood floors, sparkly chandelier, and chic furniture. They’ve staged the entire house well to emphasize entertaining possibilities, as well as cozy areas for relaxation.
Eastwood Ranch Eastwood Ranch 8917 Sweetwater JThe second living area has a large woodburning fireplace, painted beams on the ceiling, recessed lights, and lots of original built-ins. The sliding glass door leads to the backyard, and the doors in the room are to the entryway and the kitchen.

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The kitchen is a total reno, and it feels spacious and stylish, with custom cabinets with brushed nickel hardware and under-counter lights that shine on the Caesarstone quartz countertops. The stainless steel appliances are by Bosch (oven, cooktop, and dishwasher), and the stone backsplash looks adds to the contemporary look. The natural stone tile floor visually connects the kitchen to the breakfast area, with its built-ins and new light.

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The master bedroom is 14-by-14 with walk-in closets, recessed lights, and ceiling fan. The bathroom is another big reno, with glass tiles, Corian countertops, and new hardware and lights.

Eastwood house8917 Sweetwater UEastwood house8917 Sweetwater VThe other two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of them a powder room) are freshly painted and updated.

8917 Sweetwater W 8917 Sweetwater XThe backyard makes me happy, with all those trees and grass for kids or pets. The patio has space for a table and grill, and the nearby two-car garage has a new door, installed this month.

The owners of this Eastwood house made smart renovation choices and staged it beautifully, which undoubtedly helped with the quick contract—buyers respond to a beautifully presented space, and there’s no doubt this fits that description.



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 CandysDirt.com.

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  1. mmJoanna England says

    So cute! I love the backsplash in the kitchen and the master bedroom is adorable. The guest bedroom, though, feels a little claustrophobic with that dark ceiling. What do you think about that?


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