BEFORE AND AFTER: Hip Bungalow Minutes from White Rock Lake Offers Funky Style

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As home prices continue to rise, flippers are moving deeper into East Dallas and working their magic on properties that could use a fresh look.

That’s the case with the midcentury at 2327 Klondike Dr. It is remodeled by a former vice president of design at HKS Architects in Dallas and not only looks hip, but also has a new roof, R-38 attic insulation, water heater, low-E windows, 14-SEER heating and air conditioning system, and three-ton condensing unit outside.

“This is approximately his tenth house in 75228 in four years — he is always a trailblazer and does impeccable work,” said listing agent Shannon Metcalf with Pinnacle Realty Advisors. “[This house] had been in the previous owner’s family for decades before it went on the market last May [and it] was in particularly rough shape cosmetically, but it had good bones and a good vibe, so he took it from there.”

Located near Oates Drive and Ferguson Road, our Tuesday Two Hundred is just over three miles from the eastern shores of White Rock Lake, situated between Bishop Lynch High School and Eastfield College in the Cloverdale neighborhood. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,331 square feet on one story, built in 1955.

Check out the “before” pictures above and see how far this property has come in just under four months. Let’s start with that curb appeal: it was plain Jane and unassuming before. Now, it this house turns heads with fresh landscaping, and new exterior paint on the brick and trim. Bold choices!

By converting the one-car garage into living space, the owner added 295 square feet to the floorplan, creating a large family room and laundry room. He also opened up the floorplan in the kitchen, dining, and living areas, which makes it seem even larger than it is. All materials were chosen and systems implemented to create energy efficiency, long-term low maintenance, and timeless design, said Metcalf.

Walk through a new front door and take in the refinished solid white oak hardwood floors, museum-finish walls, and LED recessed lights. The kitchen impresses with new gray Shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops, white subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range.

Hardwoods extend into the bedrooms both bathrooms are renovated with Carrera Marble flooring, large-format tile shower surrounds, glass corner shelves, and accent tile insets. Super stylish.

A new back door leads to the yard and covered patio and a freshly painted storage shed, perfect for entertaining.

This Cloverdale home was listed Oct. 4 for $280,000.



Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for

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