The neighborhoods near White Rock Lake are in high demand, and Lakewood is some of the most desirable dirt in Dallas.
In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Lakewood houses with that sweet East Dallas location. Big bonus for buyers: both are in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary. Which one is your favorite?
Splurge: Newer Custom Home with Over 4,500 Square Feet
The stately Lakewood custom home at 6722 Vanderbilt Ave. offers well-appointed spaces throughout its 4,545 square feet, built in 2006 near Gaston Avenue and Abrams Road. From the grand double-height entrance to a study with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases, the rooms impress. This home has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, five living areas, and two dining areas.
Hardwood floors, plantation shutters, custom millwork, high ceilings, and a butler’s pantry with its own refrigerator are just a few of the upgrades here. The central living room is anchored by a fireplace with a two-story surround and a balcony overlooking the area. The eat-in kitchen is open to this room and it features a commercial stove, granite countertops, two islands, breakfast bar for four, pot-filler, and stainless steel appliances. In the master bedroom’s ensuite, find a jetted tub adjacent to its own fireplace. In back, find a covered patio with fireplace, a privacy fence, and grassy green space.
This home was listed Aug. 4, 2017, by Janet Brown with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.175 million.
Steal: Charmed Cottage with Updates on a Quarter Acre
The 1951 house at 6903 Chantilly Ln. is our steal this week and it offers a charmed cottage feel on 0.242 acres, near East Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,396 square feet on one story.
The front living area features a fireplace and has recessed lights and hardwood floors that carry throughout most of the house, including the bedrooms. The living room, dining area, and kitchen are all open as one deep space, which makes the modest space seem larger. In the kitchen, find granite countertops, white cabinets, island, farm sink, white subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The master bath has a contemporary soaker tub as well as a walk-in shower. The property features lots of mature trees and a great big backyard that feels secluded and has a prominent downward slope, as well as a wood deck and covered, screened-in patio.
This home was listed Nov. 20, 2017, by Brian Pienciak with Brinkley Property Group for $569,000.