Splurge vs. Steal: Two Ridgewood Park Beauties Worth A Look

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Our Steal: Simone Jeanes of Virginia Cook Realtors has listed 6414 Dunstan Lane for $445,000.

East Dallas has lots to offer, and that includes the neighborhood of Ridgewood Park. Bound by Abrams Road to the west, Lovers Lane to the north, Fisher Road to the east, and the Ridgewood Trail to the south, this small enclave packs a mighty punch, offering quick access to White Rock Lake and major Dallas thoroughfares, as well as fantastic home values. One look at these two beauties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll see Ridgewood Park is worth a look.

Which one is more “you,” the Trammel Drive splurge or the Dilbeck-inspired steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

Splurge: Contemporary Nestled On Trammel Drive With Upgrades Galore For $699K

Our Splurge: Matt Mitchell of Gilchrist & Company has listed 6538 Trammel Drive for $699,000.

Known simply as the Pecan House on Trammel, this super-high-performance home was constructed with structurally insulated panels and according to the listing, is “much stronger than stick built, as well as more energy efficient.”

In addition to its contemporary, angular roof and stone exterior, the four-bedroom, four-full-bathroom home affords a long list of smart home features and modern upgrades. This includes operable casement windows, security cameras, and more.

The real kicker is that this newly built home backs to the Ridgewood Trail for some of the best hiking and biking around. Not only will you live minutes from all things Dallas, but you’ll own a super cute new build in a tight-knit neighborhood to boot.

And the price can’t be beat! Clocking in at a cool $699,000 for 2,900 square feet of elegant living and entertaining, you’re getting more bang for your buck. We love the layout and light and bright interiors, which are perfect for a fresh start as we enter the New Year.

Highlights include a spacious open floor plan, well-appointed gourmet kitchen, spa-like baths, and a huge fenced backyard. Plus there is an upper level terrace overlooking it all. What are you waiting for? This splurge won’t last long.

Matt Mitchell of Gilchrist & Company has listed 6538 Trammel Drive for $699,000.

Steal: Dilbeck Inspired Midcentury Modern Full Of Charm For $445K


So you want a Dilbeck (aka a home designed by Charles Dilbeck, one of Dallas’ most famous and prolific architects) but your budget doesn’t quite cut it. Why not give this Dilbeck inspired Midcentury Modern a whirl? It features similar vibe but for a fraction of the price. In fact, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home still retains much of its 1953 character.

We think you’ll love the floor-to-ceiling windows streaming a ton of natural light, plus the wall of built-in bookcases and wood-burning fireplace in the gracious living space.

The home also affords a fabulous screened-in porch that is just to die for! Think lazy afternoons sipping tea and watching the sun set, or indoor-outdoor get-togethers amidst the private landscaped backyard.

Back inside we also adore the classic white kitchen with gas stove and ample counter space, plus a charming dining area nearby.

Oh and let’s not forget the spacious master offering travertine counters with double sinks in the bath. There is also mention of a large walk-in master closet, but you’ll have to schedule a showing to see for yourself. Main level living never looked so good!

Simone Jeanes of Virginia Cook Realtors has listed 6414 Dunstan Lane for $445,000.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

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