Quintessential East Dallas Tudor Is an Instant Classic With Income Potential

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Lakewood Heights is one of my very favorite neighborhoods for two reasons: One is that there is block after block of adorable cottages in a wonderful palette of classic colors; and the second is that the neighborhood is just close enough to Greenville Avenue and Downtown to be accessible, but the streets are narrow and the trees are mature, making it feel much more private.

Our Friday Four Hundred really speaks to me on that level. I mean, who can resist such a cute, robin’s egg blue Tudor? 

“We see why you love this home, because it had our hearts from the moment we walked through the front door!” said Lauri Ann Hanson, one half of the Dwell Partners duo. “This classic double-peak 1922 Tudor has captivated all who have viewed it since it hit the market.”

And as you’d expect, this adorable home at 6204 Belmont Ave. listed at $499,900, is already under contract. But that doesn’t mean we can’t admire it, or that it’s all said and done for this home. As you know, nothing’s certain until the ink dries at closing! Let’s take a closer look.

“With the amount of very costly new builds going up in the area it’s so refreshing to see a classic home with modern finishes steal the show in less than 48 hours,” notes Aimee Schreiner, Dwell Partners’ other dynamic agent. What’s also refreshing is that beautiful green leather chesterfield in the living room. “You don’t see that too often,” I told Hanson and Schreiner. Talk about stealing the show!

Lauri Ann Hanson and Aimee Schreiner are the two dynamic Nathan Grace agents that make up Dwell Partners Realty.

“Thanks so much for the compliment on the décor! Lauri Ann and I staged this one ourselves as a part of the comprehensive listing package we offer our sellers,” Schreiner replied. “We used some existing furnishings to highlight the sellers’ unique style while bringing in additional adornments and statement pieces for the ideal wow factor blend. There’s nothing like giving a fresh spin to a classic home in an effort to set it apart from the rest of the Dallas real estate buzz.”

The staging and photography really shows off the spaces inside this tidy 1,812-square-foot one-story, and the three-bedroom, two-bathroom floor plan really makes the most of the available space. There are two dining areas — one formal and a spot in the kitchen — and tons of great details, including French doors through the dining and kitchen that keep the feeling of the interiors light and and open. 

“It is modern and stylish while maintaining its original charm — seamlessly blending the old with the new while keeping original period details such as the brick fireplace, rich hardwoods, quintessential beveled-diamond windows, glass doorknobs, French doors, spacious rooms, butcher block countertops, and today’s soft color palette … all while located on a very popular street in Lakewood Heights,” said Hanson.

“Another unique feature of the home is the newly renovated sparkling master suite bath – the light and bright finish outs feature double vanities, Carrara marble, double shower heads, and classic checker board tiling,” Schreiner said. We do have to say that we’re impressed with the size of the master, considering the cozy nature of the Tudor floor plan. And getting two vanities and a full-size, frameless-glass shower in there is a miracle.

The second bath has an adorable vintage-style tile theme.

“Oh, and did we mention the fully updated back house, perfect for a home office, au pair, mother-in-law suite, or additional rental income?” Schreiner asked. “It is separately fenced with its own parking and has all been recently updated, with new flooring, a bathroom remodel, roof, appliances.” 

Well, that pretty much seals it. You can live in a great, central neighborhood, with a great Dallas ISD elementary school (the soon-to-be-renamed Robert E. Lee Elementary), and have the rental income from a back house to help provide affordable housing while also give you a little additional scratch. What a clever marketing idea! It just speaks to the savvy agents, we think.

“Aimee and I started out as individual agents with Nathan Grace Real Estate and just over a year ago decided to combine our ambitions and fresh approach to real estate as we joined forces to become the Dwell Partners Realty team,” says Hanson. “Together we’ve been able to offer our clients a level of service that is nothing short of handholding, from start to finish, with unique marketing, social media presence, personal staging (like seen in the photos of this property), and a of course little counseling from time to time.”

And they’ve done a great job of it. We can’t wait to see what’s next!



Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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