If you’re looking for an East Dallas neighborhood with houses under $300,000, the pickings are slim. This is a highly desirable part of the city.
But in Linda Heights, it’s totally possible, as is the case with our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3215 Ruidosa Ave. This 1960 home is completely reimagined and offers buyers sleek good looks, an open floorplan, and three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,711 square feet on one story.
Linda Heights is a smaller community just east of its larger and better known neighbor Casa View, bounded roughly by Shiloh Road, Ferguson Road, and Featherbrook Drive. The area was first developed in 1954 and features small to midsize houses that are almost all in the $200s — very reasonably priced compared to many other East Dallas neighborhoods.
The house itself is darling with painted brick and rich wood accents wrapping three porch columns and giving the feel of shutters. The landscaping has one mature shrub and the rest…well, it’s a work in progress and an opportunity to personalize the house for the next owner.
Two important behind-the-scenes updates include completed foundation work as well as a new sewer line. Interior updates include elegant touches from top to bottom, like fresh paint, recessed lights, new ceiling fans, and wood laminate flooring that does a decent job of approximating the real deal.
The updates opened up these common areas and the kitchen is the star of the show with beautiful quartz countertops, pearlescent tile backsplash, island, white Shaker-style cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in microwave and contemporary vent hood. This is a much higher-end kitchen than you would normally find in a house at this price point. Big bonus.
The bathrooms are totally remodeled with new vanities, tile, faucets, and fixtures. The master bath, in particular, shines with its oversized walk-in shower with frameless glass enclosure, designer tile, and river rock inset and floor.
In back, a fenced backyard is large enough for entertaining and has a small wood deck.
This Linda Heights home was listed May 3 by Jacob Moss with Modtown Realty for $269,900.