Cool Modern vs. Trusty Traditional In East Dallas

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How does a home in Vickery Place or Old East Dallas sound? We found two fantastic homes in idyllic neighborhoods for you to consider in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Both have architectural interest, updated interiors, and lush lawns, but their price points are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Modern Splurge or Traditional Steal? Be sure to tell us your pick in the comments.

Splurge: Modern Stunner With Backyard Deck In East Dallas

If you’ve been on the hunt for a newly upgraded modern, this is it! According to the listing, it’s a Lutron Smart Home with all the extras, including full automation with Alexa, Google, Siri, and Apple Smart Home Plus. It does all the thinking for you folks. 

And the three-bedroom, three-bathroom Vickery Place gem was taken to the studs in 2019 for  a full makeover packed with sleek designer details. First, set your eyes on the gourmet kitchen. It has striking custom cabinets, a huge built-in fridge, and a beautiful waterfall island to serve up dinner in style. 

There are Low-E windows streaming tons of natural light and the home’s modern fixtures are like a work of art.

Hang out in the living room by the fireplace or head to the master for a spa-quality experience. All baths are dripping in quartz and designer stone tiles.

Outdoors, there’s a fantastic deck and grassy lawn with flowerbeds for summer entertaining. So much yes!  

Mark Bouchard with Mersaes Real Estate has listed 5251 Bonita Avenue for $699,950.

Steal: Timeless Traditional With Fresh Interiors And A Lush Lawn

Now, if you are more of a Craftsman fan but have your sights set on East Dallas, our steal may be the one for you! It is a lovely historic home, but with plenty of tasteful updates for modern-day. And how about that gorgeous blue exterior! 

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom beauty has a covered front porch to welcome guests and an elongated foyer to set the tone. Once inside, period accents abound. This includes original hardwood floors, stained glass windows, and formal dining with a fireplace that stuns.

You’ll love the airy floorplan with 11-foot ceilings, and the granite custom kitchen is fit for a chef. It comes outfitted with a gas cooktop, breakfast bar, spacious pantry, and a fun chalkboard wall with exposed brick.

For those who work from home, there is a great home office with large windows too. And there’s even more to love upstairs, like a bonus room with a bath and closet.

The whole family will love the mature trees and fenced backyard with huge patio and storage shed. Is that a DIY projector screen we spot for movies under the stars? This one has so much potential! 

Crystal Gonzalez with Compass has listed 4725 Reiger Avenue for $430,000.

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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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