When people think “East Dallas,” the neighborhoods that usually spring to mind are big names, like Lakewood, Forest Hills, Swiss Avenue, and Junius Heights.
But a little further east and south of White Rock lake is the hidden jewel of Buckner Terrace, where prices are more affordable than many other East Dallas neighborhoods. The homes there are mostly one-and two-story ranches, with lots of interior space, large lots, and mature oak, magnolia, and pecan trees. From many of the streets in Buckner Terrace, you can catch a peek of the downtown Dallas skyline—it’s only five miles away.
Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred hasn’t hit the market yet—it lists Thursday—so we’re getting an exclusive first look at the renovated beauty at 5727 Marview Ln., in the Everglade Park area of Buckner Terrace, near Jim Miller Road and Samuell Boulevard.
This traditional 1970’s ranch has taken on a new modern look with a comfortable and fluid floorplan, warm and welcoming color palette, and meticulous attention to what many of today’s buyers want: natural materials, clean lines, and timeless finishes. It is steeped in natural light, and the soft whites and grays can be seen throughout the 2,258 square feet of living space.
The owner is an architect and artist and has implemented his vision into the redesign of the house to bring it into living with a modern, funky style (and if you love something you see, take note. All the furnishings in this home are all for sale, including the art).
It will be listed Thursday for $249,900 by Mark Manley of Virginia Cook, Realtors, a longtime resident of the neighborhood himself. Get your offers ready!
Manley brought this house to our attention, and his enthusiasm for the neighborhood is clear. He’s a 14-year resident of the area (he grew up there and moved back!), and says you can’t buy homes like this at this price point anywhere else in Dallas.
“I am seeing a lot of new residents move in, young families and professionals, and homes are being renovated right and left,” Manley said. “We have a very strong neighborhood association and lot of involvement by neighbors and city officials. People walk their dogs around the elementary school and everyone greets you with a smile and a wave.”
As you enter this home, there’s an entry flooded with daylight from the traditional French-style front door and textured glass side lights. The entry opens to the formal living and dining rooms on the left with recessed lighting and views of the front lawn through the floor-to-ceiling bow window. Those gorgeous bamboo floors run throughout the house, except bathrooms, where there is marble. The family room offers a large, bright area, with a cool stacked stone fireplace and newly installed recessed lighting. There is a glass slider that opens to a covered patio and extends the indoor living space to the outdoors. The kitchen received a full renovation, with quartz countertops, new cabinets in a fashionable gray shade, a white subway tile backsplash, and new stainless steel appliances. Overall, this 70’s-style kitchen has been totally reimagined and has been integrated into the family room with the open island-style bar and second dining space/breakfast area, large enough for hosting a casual dinner party.
Just off the kitchen is a full-size utility room, which has hookups for a washer and dryer, and functions as a half bathroom, too. Leading to the garage is a mudroom bench, perfect for hanging a dog leash and coats or storing shoes.
The three bedrooms and two full bathrooms (and a powder room) are a delight. Totally renovated and spa-like.
The master suite offers his and her walk-in closets and a second slider to the covered patio. The private master bath has marble flooring, dual sinks, and a large, glass-enclosed tile-and-marble shower.
There are two additional bedrooms that share an updated Jack-and-Jill bathroom with marble floors and tub/shower combination and single vanity. Adjacent to the kitchen is the fourth bedroom, which can be used as a home office and offers two closets for additional storage. Like so many of the homes in Buckner Terrace, the yard is spacious with lots of green space, and a small patio for relaxing.
The proximity of this family-friendly neighborhood to popular spots in the city, such as downtown Dallas, Uptown, White Rock Lake, and the Dallas Arboretum, is made simple by using major thoroughfares, such Interstate 30 and Interstate 635 and the nearby DART station.
We’re thrilled to be able to get a sneak peek at this totally renovated and beautifully staged (by Think Twice Design) Buckner Terrace home. How many days do you think it will be on the market before it gets an offer?