Modern Splurge Vs. Traditional Steal In Casa Linda and Little Forest Hills

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This week we take you to the Casa Linda Estates and Little Forest Hills area, where a modern new build and traditional cottage are the highlights of our Splurge vs. Steal. There are lots of details to love in both, but their price points and styles are miles apart. Which one catches your eye, the Little Forest Hills Splurge or the Casa Linda Estates Steal?

Splurge: Little Forest Hills New Build On Large Corner Lot For $619K 

Light and bright, and everything right! This new build shines with designer touches, a sleek gourmet kitchen, and ample spaces to entertain. The three-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom home affords 1,751 square feet and sits on a large 0.29-acre lot. What makes it really stand out is the attention to detail. Large windows, spa-like baths, a huge fenced backyard. Here you’ll have no shortage of spaces to chill and grill or unwind with a glass of wine. Effortless indoor-outdoor entertaining throughout! Another bonus? It’s wired with an electric car connection. Plus, you can bike to White Rock Lake or pop into nearby Casa Linda Plaza for a bite. Hip, trendy, and chock full of upgrades. What more could you want?

Jacob Moss with Modtown Realty has listed 8703 San Leandro Drive for $619,000.

Steal: Casa Linda Estates Cottage Designed By Stoneleigh Hotel Architect F.J. Woerner For $499K

Time to take a left turn to this completely different, yet equally inviting offering in Casa Linda Estates! The charming three-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom home sits on a large, 0.35-acre lot, made for nature lovers! A huge deck and stone pathway adds curb appeal the front. Towering trees and mature green space are perfect for a green thumb. Inside your cozy cottage awaits! Gorgeous picture windows, unique architectural accents, and an updated granite kitchen are among the highlights. We love the large open sunroom with statement bookcases. It brings the outdoors in yet remains private. Beds and baths are surprisingly spacious, plus there is a lovely piano room and a fantastic back patio. Create your own oasis with this F.J. Woerner-designed gem.

Philip Hobson with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has listed 1408 San Saba Drive for $499,000.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications in Boulder, Colorado, a bespoke content services firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a luxury 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

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