Get Cozy in This Updated Lochwood Dallas Traditional with Bonus Room

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Lots of buyers aren’t looking for a fixer-upper in their next home—they want move-in ready with style. Our Tuesday Two Hundred fits that description perfectly.

The updated Traditional at 11207 Sinclair Ave. near Garland and Jupiter roads has a list of updates that goes on and on, from an open floorplan and recessed lighting, to a modern kitchen and refinished original hardwood floors.

This is a 3-1 with an additional half bathroom and 1,293 square feet, built in 1955. It’s located in the Lake and Garden District’s Lochwood neighborhood, one of the most lovely areas of East Dallas. It’s within walking distance of Lochwood Park, a 12.3 acre-park with baseball field and basketball court, pavilion with picnic tables, playground, swimming pool, tennis court, and trails.

It was listed May 13 by Meg Skinner with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $247,000. There is a broker open house tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon.

lochwood dallas lochwood dallasHere’s how the neighborhood association describes the area:

The Lochwood area is well-known for its lush greenbelts, large, mature trees, vast wildlife and its close proximity to White Rock Lake, which is the recreational focal point of east Dallas. The neighborhood itself has many wooded areas, lots of hiking trails and many creeks. Several homes in Lochwood were built along and have unobstructed views of the greenbelts surrounding the creeks and trails.

The nearby White Rock Lake area offers an array of recreational activities, including a 10 mile jogging and biking trail, a kayak rental facility on the northeast shore, two sailboat clubs, picnic tables and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Lochwood also has a city park in the neighborhood that has two tennis courts, a basketball court, picnic tables, baseball diamond and a newly-constructed children’s playground. The lush greenbelts are a favorite among pet owners in the neighborhood, and many of the greenbelts also have wooded trails. The Lochwood area offers an array of recreational and community activities that are hard to find in many of the Dallas suburbs.

Some of the updates in this home include:

  • Air conditioner and furnace replaced in 2012
  • New water heater in 2013
  • New roof, front door, and open floorplan in 2014
  • New board-on-board cedar fence in 2015
  • Refinished original hardwood floors, popcorn ceiling removal, LED nightlight GFCI outlets, dimmer switches, fresh paint throughout, and professional landscaping

The kitchen is a big reno, with refaced cabinets with new pulls, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, cabinet pantry with slide shelves, new faucet, reverse osmosis filtration drinking water system, breakfast bar, and new tile floor.

There’s a 17-by-14 bonus room (238 square feet) not in square footage. You’ll also find a laundry room with cabinets, bathrooms with marble floors and updates, and a large grassy backyard with covered patio, new board-on-board cedar fence, and storage building. Green features include a gas furnace, gas water heater, ceiling fans, programmable thermostat, storm doors, and storm windows.

This home is listed at $190 per square foot. Nine area comps range from $128 to $198 (average: $133; median: $141), so it is ambitiously priced. But this house is turn-key and beautifully done, a real plus for buyers who don’t have any DIY ambitions for updating their new homes themselves. It is newly listed, so we’ll watch what happens. Buyers and an offer (or lack of one) will tell us what people think of its price. Leave us a comment with your thoughts.

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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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