Traditional Gastonwood Tudor is Move-In Ready

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GetMedia-1The East Dallas housing market is booming. Builders lay in wait for anything resembling a tear down, and existing homes are being renovated at a dizzying pace. It’s extremely hard to nab an original house that’s been beautifully updated, but we’ve found one for you at 6813 Clayton.

It’s an adorable 2,244-square-foot traditional Gastonwood Tudor that is truly move-in ready. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home listed by Beth Borman of Dave Perry-Miller was built in 1918 and has the coveted signature features of the era, including a graceful arched entry and gorgeous leaded glass windows.

The curb appeal is perfection, and the presentation of the home could not be better. The sellers did a fantastic job of retaining the period charm while updating it for modern living. The floors have been lightened, which works very well with the pale gray wall colors and white trim. Built-in bookcases that flank the formal living room fireplace are another distinguishing mark of Tudor construction, and this area is a beautiful focal point.

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New divided-light windows and doors add to the charm and create a beautiful flow of light throughout the home. Windows and doors are one of the most important, yet overlooked, updates so we’re thrilled to see this was a priority for the sellers. The galley kitchen is right on target — white with granite countertops. White is absolutely the on-trend color right now. A commercial-grade Viking range ensures a buyer will be ready to throw a move-in dinner party immediately. We’re totally captivated by the bay window seating area as you head out the back door. Can’t you just imagine sipping your coffee and enjoying a few quiet moments of solitude here?

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A large family room — and 25 x 15 is large for these homes — is reached through French doors. It’s a great space for entertaining or just relaxing with the family.

The master bedroom is also a nice size, with enough room for seating or a writing area at one end. If you ever wondered about the power of pale color and light to create a feeling of serenity, this space should alleviate all doubt. Plantation shutters were added to all the bedrooms and the dining room.

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There’s a wonderful patio area for outdoor entertaining and a backyard large enough to add a pool. Really, move-in ready at $579,000 — what more could you ask for? We don’t think this listing will last the weekend.

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Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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