You Can Still Find The American Dream In Dallas

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These classic homes remind us of the American Dream. In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, we take you to two Dallas homes with classic lines, welcoming porches, and Old Glory flying proud. Both drum up all the nostalgia of a bygone era and recreate the feel of simpler times. But their price points are over $30,000 apart. It’s a close call in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. Tell us which you like best!

Splurge: Timeless Tudor In Kessler Highlands Embodies The American Dream

This timeless Tudor has it all! It’s great for those who want a charming family home in a quiet neighborhood and the classic touches abound.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom gem is warm and inviting with an open feel and gorgeous wood floors throughout. How about a home office with a stunning trellis-inspired bookshelf for working for home? There are also French doors, a gas log fireplace, and a stunning kitchen with center island.

The chef will love the six-burner gas stove and wine fridge to entertain. And the whole family will love the expansive back deck and lush lawn. An oversized renovated master seals the deal with double sinks and huge glass shower.

A security system, electronic gate, and two-car detached garage round out this terrific Tudor offering. Oh and did we mention the fantastic backyard with pergola and stone patio? Yep, this one’s a keeper!

Anne Foster with Dave Perry-Miller InTown has listed 830 Stewart Drive for $589,900.

Steal: Charming Cottage In Mockingbird Elementary 

For $30,000 less, you could find yourself living in this picture-perfect cottage. It’s zoned for Mockingbird Elementary and has tons of charm.

That all-white exterior is the perfect background for flying those stars and stripes. Plus the lush lawn and greenery adds just the right amount curb appeal. One step inside and you’ll be blown away by the classic elegance of this 1940’s home.

You’ll find elegant archways, French doors to a delightful sun room, a stately living area with fireplace, and so much more. There are gorgeous maple cabinets and granite counters in the kitchen, plus a gas range and stainless steel appliances. The tranquil updated baths add to the sense of calm.

Head outdoors to enjoy the patio and fenced lawn. If you’re looking for the feeling of home, this is it. And since both our picks are under $600,000 in prime Dallas neighborhoods, you might just find yourself living the American Dream sooner than you think.

Jordan Taylor with Unbundle Realty, L.L.C. has listed 6168 Kenwood Avenue for $559,000.


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

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