Splurge vs Steal: Cozy Cottage Style in Dallas

Bigger may be better in some people’s books, but we love cozy cottage style that invites intimacy and conversation. These kinds of properties can be found in neighborhoods all over Dallas. 

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two houses that fit that description perfectly. Which one is your favorite? 


If you want new construction with the charms of an older house, look at the newly listed 5251 Monticello Ave. Built in 2017, it has Tudor stylings and four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, an office, and 3,531 square feet on two stories, just a few blocks from Katy Trail and four blocks from Lower Greenville and its dining and entertainment options. 

Inside, find a modern open floorplan, hardwoods, recessed lights, three fireplaces, and outdoor living. The kitchen offers white Shaker-style cabinets, quartz island, marble backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and double oven. An oversized downstairs master suite features Carrera Marble throughout the bathroom and a walk-in closet. Upstairs, you’ll find three secondary bedrooms, a media-playroom, and laundry area. Above the garage, there is 342 square feet of unfinished flex space. Bonus for families: this house is in the attendance zone for the coveted Stonewall Jackson Elementary School. 

This home was listed July 19 by Karen Cuskey with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — Lakewood / NE Dallas for $949,999



Head over to 6421 Highgate Ln. in East Dallas’ Ridgewood Park to find a newly listed 1953 house with lots of appeal and great outdoor living. This house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 1,576 square feet on one story. 

Mature trees and landscaping greet and the covered front porch is slate. This home offers hardwood floors, crown molding, plantation shutters, new light fixtures in bathroom, and a gas fireplace with brick surround flanked by built-ins in living room. The updated kitchen has granite countertops, white painted cabinets, breakfast nook, wine rack, and an electric range plumbed for gas. Hardwoods extend to the bedrooms. The landscaped backyard is ideal for entertaining with a board-on-board privacy fence, sprinkler system, and a flagstone and concrete patio, as well as a detached two-car garage.

This cottage style house was listed July 9 by Lisa Johnson with Ebby Halliday — Frisco for $445,000.