Caruth Terrace is an East Dallas neighborhood on the rise. Houses there tend to go under contract fast, and some of the midcentury homes there are getting flipped or torn down for new builds.
Situated west of White Rock Lake, Caruth Terrace is bounded by Skillman Street on the west, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail Blue Line on the north, Abrams Road on the east, and Mockingbird Lane on the south. Talk about a great location.
Today’s Splurge vs. Steal features two Caruth Terrace homes. One is brand new, one is remodeled, both are appealing for their own reason. Which is your favorite?
SPLURGE: NEWLY BUILT URBAN FARMHOUSE WITH LUXE FINISH-OUT
The house that used to stand at 6322 Sudbury Dr. was a small, 1950 traditional with only one bathroom. This new house, just completed and built by Woldt Homes, offers a charmed urban farmhouse design with open concept living and 10-foot ceilings. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, an office, and 3,416 square feet on two stories and sits on a heavily treed lot.
The first floor features white oak hardwood floors, tons of windows, and a wood-burning fireplace. The eat-in kitchen has a large island with contemporary pendant lights, quartz countertops, fun backsplash, Shaker-style cabinets, farm sink, and stainless steel professional grade appliances. All bedrooms have walk-in closets and the large first-floor master has a lovely ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub, oversized frameless glass shower, and dual sinks. On the second floor, find a large game room and three additional bedrooms. Green features of the house include 12-inch attic insulation, double pane windows, and tankless water heater. In back, there’s a covered patio, plenty of grassy green space, mature trees, and a privacy fence.
This home was listed Jan. 18 by Terry Woldt with Woldt Homes for $998,300.
STEAL: UPDATED COTTAGE WITH UNEXPECTED AMENITIES
The cottage at 4335 Skillman St. is thoroughly updated with comfortable amenities and an open floorplan — it was taken to the studs for a complete reimagination. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,922 square feet on one story, built in 1957.
The design of this home makes the most of its modest footprint. The living room at the front of the house is anchored by a contemporary stone fireplace and shares a space with the living room and hardwood floors flow everywhere except the bathrooms. The kitchen is a total reno with white Shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops, marble backsplash, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The master bath looks like it belongs in a much more expensive home with a contemporary soaker tub, frameless glass shower, dual sinks, marble floors, quartz countertops, and a walk-in closet. Other features include new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, a two-car garage, and wood deck.
This home was listed Jan. 12 by Angela Vo with Keys 2 It All for $450,000.