East Dallas real estate can be pricey. Neighborhoods like Lakewood and Forest Hills almost never have homes in the $200K price range. But Claremont Park, an established East Dallas neighborhood with winding creeks, arching shade trees, and close proximity to White Rock Lake, is often quite affordable.
Our Tuesday Two Hundred is located at 8331 Cabrera Dr. in the heart of Claremont Park, near Ferguson Road and Lakeland Drive. It’s newly listed and priced to sell, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,674 square feet, built in 1959.
Its pink-brick exterior gives a hint of the style found inside — this home has been beautifully maintained and updated to offer some big buyer “wants.” The overall feel is welcoming, comfortable, and stylish.
Walking across the threshold, you’ve got to love the front living area — light and bright, crisp and modern, relaxed and comfortable. Looking up, there’s a circular swirl pattern in the ceiling texture; I’ve only ever seen it in midcentury houses and it’s rare. Lovely. Those refinished hardwood floors flow beautifully through all the rooms except second living area, kitchen, and bathrooms.
Just past this area is the formal dining room, which leads directly to the kitchen. The cooktop is new and there are stainless steel appliances. The counters are dated, and that’s a cosmetic fix new owners can make if they want. This is an eat-in room, with space for a kitchen table.
Off the kitchen is a large second living area, a spacious room with new carpeting and access to the backyard. The current homeowners have used a contemporary bookshelf to divide the space and create a home office. Clever.
Off this family room is the hallway leading to the three bedrooms. They are painted in soothing colors and have those hardwoods, as well as the awesome ceiling texture. (Who would think such a small detail could add so much sophistication to a house?) The bathrooms are vintage chic; one has original pink tile and the other, black-and-white.
In the backyard, you’ll find some grassy green space, a concrete patio and two-car garage, and mature trees.
This home was listed May 24 by Catherine Levatino with Nathan Grace Real Estate for $274,900.