There are so many reasons to love Casa Linda Estates, but one of the primary reasons this East Dallas enclave catches eyes is the large lot size. Want more room to roam for you and your family? This Casa Linda Estates listing from RE/MAX DFW Associates Realtor Jenny Capritta sits on more than a half acre and has an incredible price tag for that much land. Truly, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a great value with tons of quirky character that will win you over fast!

Of course, there’s a lot to love about 9418 Hermosa Drive. “The front elevation, with a turret entrance with forged iron door, is attractive to buyers,” Capritta said of the listing. We have to agree! But inside, a smart renovation of this 1941-built Austin Stone Tudor makes it even more attractive.


Don't Miss These Open Houses, Including a Casa Linda Estates Craftsman |

Have you marked you calendars for some fabulous Dallas open houses this weekend? We’ve got your guide right here! 

Every week, we bring you the Open Houses of the Week with our pick of the three open houses you shouldn’t miss! This week, our houses range in price from $319K to $1.199 million, including an unexpected and brand new Casa Linda Estates Craftsman. 


As an East Dallas dweller, I’ve always loved Casa Linda Estates. It’s a neighborhood full of great houses — from one-story stone cottages to more ornate Spanish-style homes — the diversity in architecture, huge lots, and friendly people make it a fun place to live. Truly, there’s only one gripe I have about this place, and that’s the complete lack of sidewalks. It makes it somewhat challenging for families who have little ones who enjoy walking to Casa Linda Park, which is a popular place for neighbors to gather.

Other than that, this is a splendid enclave, full of mature trees and well-maintained homes. This particular house at 9711 Redondo Dr. is a perfect example, and if the owners weren’t expecting a third child, they wouldn’t be selling this adorable three-bedroom, two-bath stone cottage. But they’re not going far, as they’re planning to build their dream house on San Saba, right next to Casa Linda Park, making the jaunts to the playground with three little ones easier than ever. 


Fabulous Dallas Open Houses Includes Casa Linda Estates Charmer |

The Casa Linda charmer at 1545 El Campo Dr. is one of our three featured open houses this week.

Love East Dallas’ Casa Linda neighborhood? Then take some time to appreciate our Open Houses of the Week roundup today. A Casa Linda charmer tops the three houses we’re featuring, which range in price from $624,900 to $1.515 million.

The other two are pretty fabulous, too. They include a lovely Lakewood contemporary with over 5,000 square feet and a totally renovated Schreiber Manor home with an elegant finish-out. Ready, set, go! 


Splurge vs Steal: Take Your Pick in East Dallas' Casa Linda Estates |

The Casa Linda Estates home at 9307 Redondo Dr. is our “splurge” in this week’s Splurge vs Steal column.

This is the first of a new occasional column here on, Splurge vs Steal. We’ll be looking at homes that offer something in common, but have a big difference in their asking price.  

Casa Linda Estates sits on the northeast shores of White Rock Lake, offering close proximity to one of the city’s biggest natural assets. The neighborhood has about 450 homes, most of them built during the 1940s and 1950s. With large lots, big trees, and community pride, this area is popular among East Dallas house hunters. 

Today, we’re looking at two Casa Linda Estates homes, one a splurge and the other a steal. Both offer a terrific location near each other and sit on larger parcels of land. But their prices are miles apart. Let’s take a look! 


1223 Selva Front

If you were to buy 1223 Selva Drive, you’d get a house, sure, but I can’t guarantee you’d want to live in it.

What I can guarantee is that if you bought 1223 Selva, which is on the market for $199,950, you will get a gorgeous lot in one of the best neighborhoods in Dallas.

Casa Linda Estates is one of those Dallas neighborhoods that is most definitely the best of both worlds. You get large lots and close shopping, you’re within walking distance of White Rock Lake, you get great parks and recreation, tons of hiking and bike trails all within 20 minutes of downtown Dallas — 15 if you take the Interstate.

1223 Selva Side

This lot, which is just under a half acre, would be perfect for a custom home. Imagine something that’s in tune with the trees and the landscape, something that fits easily with the existing homes in the neighborhood, but has modern touches and upscale finishes. Of course, any one of our Candy’s Dirt-approved builders could construct a masterpiece here!

1223 Selva Back

And with this much space, you could put in an amazing garden! Can you imagine? I think this lot is perfect to experiment with native plants, and maybe a pool, too!

I wonder, though, how much it would cost to tear this 1,477-square-foot home down. Any ideas? Ballpark figures?

I love finding a great house in my neck of the woods. This Casa Linda Estates house just hit the market and it is perfect. I bet this three-bedroom, two-bath house at 9815 Redondo will go fast, too. It’s marketed at $349,900 by Ebby agent Brian Parker.

This house, built in 1945, is completely remodeled and feels very sleek and new on the inside and out. There are three living areas, and two of them have fireplaces that will keep this 2,000-square-foot one-story feeling cozy.

Everything inside this house has had a fresh coat of bright white paint, which will really set off a budding art collection or your family portraits. In fact, this is a great house for an active family considering that it’s less than a mile from White Rock Lake and super close to Casa Linda Shopping Center, which will soon have its very own Torchys Tacos.

The kitchen is so pretty, and I especially like the rectangular mosaic tile on the backsplash, which looks pretty keen with the dark cabinets and stainless appliances. The flooring, which appears to be a sand-colored Marmoleum, is very attractive.

The bedrooms and baths, well, they’re typical. I do love the gray paint in the master, but the master bath, with it’s white on white cabinets and counters and outdated faucets does nothing for me.

The den, though, that’s where I could see myself spending a lot of time. I love the mosaic hearth on the curved fireplace. It’s such a great detail. The bright white wood paneling is gorgeous, too, and looks really amazing with the painted white exposed beam ceiling.

Now, if you’ve been living in close quarters in Lakewood, the M Streets, Little Forest Hills, or pretty much anywhere in east dallas where the lots between privacy fences feel like the closing-in walls of the trash compactor in the Death Star’s detention block, then you’ll love this sprawling backyard. There is room to play catch, to play lawn darts, or whatever backyard activity you prefer. You can spread out on more than half an acre. And the decomposed granite patio area is perfect for entertaining. You’ll finally have room to breathe!

Ash CreekJeremiah Hobbs with United Realty shared his latest Ash Creek Estates listing recently, and we immediately asked for more details. The 14-year-old Modern has been on the market a little more than a week, and between the gorgeous lot, the beautiful home, and the Casa Linda amenities, it’s a home that is attracting a lot of attention.

It’s rare, Hobbs said, that a home such as 562 Ash Creek Drive comes available in the area, which is adjacent to Casa Linda. And this home has so much going for it, with enough unique features that someone is going to want to snap up in a hurry.

For instance, he said, “the unique design.”

“It includes a 30-foot-long koi pond that flows through the house,” he said. “Large glass windows provide an abundance of natural light and tranquil views.” (more…)