Splurge vs. Steal: Two Houses in Midway Hollow

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The newly updated ranch at 4130 Walnut Hill Ln. is our Midway Hollow splurge this week.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

Midway Hollow is one of the fast-changing and transitioning areas in northwest Dallas. With about 2,600 houses built in the 1950s and 1960s, Midway Hollow is also attracting a lot of new construction. The boundaries Midway Road, Walnut Hill Lane, Marsh Lane, and Northwest Highway. With proximity to Love Field, the Tollway, and LBJ, it’s easy to get where you want to go from Midway Hollow.

Our Splurge vs. Steal today looks at two original neighborhood homes, each zoned for excellent elementary schools. The splurge is a ranch-style home, the steal more of a cottage. They’re both pretty fab. Let’s take a look.

 

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The newly updated ranch at 4130 Walnut Hill Ln. is on the north side of Midway Hollow, sitting on a  0.431-acre lot. 
This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,774 square feet on two stories, built in 1960. This home is zoned for Walnut Hill Elementary, which earns a 9 out of 10 from greatschools.org.

Both living areas are anchored by fireplaces and flanked with built-in bookshelves and cabinets. The kitchen is big with new dark wood cabinets in a Shaker style, contemporary tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The home has new HVAC units for both stories. Downstairs is a master bedroom and study and three bedrooms upstairs. The backyard is oversized with beautiful shade trees, a covered patio, landscaping, and privacy fence. 

This home was listed Aug. 6 by Amie Parsons with Texas Urban Living Realty for $499,000.

 

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The home at 3743 Dunhaven Rd. is on the west side of Midway Hollow, almost to Marsh Lane, and about halfway between Walnut Hill Lane and Northwest Highway. Built in 1951, it has been recently renovated and looks super cute now with a cottage feel and updated spaces. It has three bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,386 square feet on one story. Bonus: It is zoned for Withers Elementary, which is ranked 8 out of 10 by greatschools.org.

Although the footprint is modest, this home makes the most of its size with an open floorplan in the common areas. The renovated kitchen opens to the living and dining areas, and the flow looks good with hardwood floors. That kitchen is sweet with a central island and breakfast bar, counter-to-ceiling subway tile, white Shaker-style cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Hardwoods are in the bedrooms, and the bathroom is updated with penny tile on the floor. The backyard has a large tree, privacy fence, concrete slab for a grill, and lots of grassy green space. 

This home was listed July 21 by Della Cummins with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — Dallas/Park Cities for $324K, reduced to $300,000.

 

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 CandysDirt.com.

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