Lake Gardens Cottage Shows Off Charms

Lake Gardens homeNestled in East Dallas near Peavy Road and E. Lake Highland Drive is a cute cottage with tons of curb appeal and interior updates. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a 2-2 with 1,316 square feet and an open floorplan that makes the most of the space.

The home at 10115 Gateway Ln. was built in 1955, and in addition to being beautifully maintained, has been renovated to include tons of amenities, like a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, a Jenn-Air gas range, breakfast bar, and walk-in pantry.

It was listed Oct. 22 by Patricia Tafoya Valenzuela with Century 21 Judge Fite Co. for $289,900.

Lake Gardens home10115 Gateway ALake Gardens home Lake Gardens home Lake Gardens home10115 Gateway M It’s not often that the MLS listing includes photos of the street. You can see from the photo above, this street merits some love—look at those arching shade trees. Totally charming and friendly.

The open floorplan is a big selling point for this East Dallas cottage. The front door opens directly onto the living and dining rooms, and you get a glimpse of the updated kitchen and fireplace. The light-colored hardwood floors run throughout the house, except the bathrooms, and are in great condition. Recessed lights are a new addition, and a smart choice.

All windows in the house are now low-E, and there’s a tankless water heater. These are big money-saving features that will cut the costs to heat and cool this house. Lake Gardens homeLake Gardens homeLake Gardens homeLake Gardens home Lake Gardens home Lake Gardens home 10115 Gateway L Moving into the kitchen area, there’s a large stone fireplace and built-in bookshelves/cabinets. The kitchen and breakfast rooms are surprisingly large. It feels bright and open in there.

The kitchen is a total renovation, with new everything. It has stainless steel appliances, including a Jenn-Air gas range, new cabinets and hardware, Corian countertops, a stone backsplash, new fixtures, and tons of storage. There’s also a breakfast bar and walk-in pantry.
10115 Gateway P10115 Gateway N 10115 Gateway OLake Gardens homeThe master bedroom is 14-by-14, with a walk-in closet and linen closet. Its bathroom offers lots of storage, with new cabinets. and has a few updates. The second bedroom is 13-by-11, and has big windows that make it bright. The second bathroom is clean and updated with a pedestal sink, mirror, and a small cabinet above the toilet. 10115 Gateway R 10115 Gateway S 10115 Gateway T 10115 Gateway U 10115 Gateway VThe big backyard is a family-friendly zone, with lots of space for kids and pets. There’s a large wood deck, and a pergola, for relaxation and entertainment. Mature trees shade the yard, and add to the appeal. What a great yard.

This house just went on the market last week, and at $220 per square foot, is on the high end of neighborhood comps (nine comps range from $162 to $222 per square foot). But renovations and updates make this house a move-in ready property with lots of character and charm. I’d bet it goes under contract quickly.