Live in the L Streets with this Stylish, Renovated Home with Mature Shade Trees

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The L Streets are a hot area of East Dallas, part of the Lake Highlands community and located 11 miles northeast of downtown. The L Streets are close to White Rock Lake and the area is full of arching shade trees and super cute houses. There’s a reason real estate here flies on and off the market so fast. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred, located at 9221 Leaside Dr., has so much personality going for it and it’s only been listed for three days. There’s nothing cookie cutter about it, with a flawless marriage of vintage charms and modern updates. The abundance of storage is particularly impressive in this house, which has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, two living areas, and 1,460 square feet on one story, built in 1956. 

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The 1,050 homes in the L Streets are bounded by Walnut Hill Lane, Plano Road, Ferndale Road, and Northwest Highway. This home is closest to Walnut Hill and Plano Road, close to Norbuck Park and Flag Pole Hill at the north point of White Rock Lake. 

Fresh landscaping, two huge trees, and freshly painted red shutters create charmed curb appeal. Inside, the vibe continues with a contemporary gray palette and hardwood floors that extend through the living and dining rooms and two of the bedrooms. Lots of windows and recessed lights keep that rooms light. Bonus: they’re all new low-E windows, which will keep energy bills low. 

The renovations of this house have not altered the original floorplan, which creates intimate spaces like the formal dining room. That area is a happy surprise with a white painted brick fireplace, sparkly modern chandelier, and wood paneling painted an on-trend medium gray. They’ve staged the house well to show off form and function — it’s totally clutter-free, too. 

The renovated eat-in kitchen is on point with granite countertops, new white cabinets, a goose-neck faucet, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. 

The master bedroom has plenty of closet storage with two full closets. The other two bedrooms are good-sized, too. The full bathroom is an original, with funky and fun vintage tile. The half bath is updated with marble tile and modern accents. 

The backyard looks like a relaxing space, with another huge shade tree, a privacy fence, cement patio, and plenty of grassy green space for kids or four-legged kids. There’s also a detached two-car garage. 

This home was listed May 22 by Carrie Hill with Nathan Grace Real Estate for $342,500.

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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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