Light, bright, and everything right! Take a minute to check out this Ikon-built modern in Old East Dallas. With a price tag just under $600,000, it’s the ultimate Friday Five Hundred! The three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom beauty offers 2,373 square feet of living and entertaining. But it’s not your average new build.

Ikon Modern Shines With Upgrades

If you aren’t familiar with Ikon Residential, they are a boutique development and construction company with an interesting backstory. 

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East DallasAll over Dallas, you can still find adorable Midcentury cottages in the $200,000 to $400,000 range — but generally, it’s a mixed bag as to how move-in ready they are. Not so much with this East Dallas charmer we found for this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred.

And if the curb appeal and updated interiors weren’t enough, it’s also a great find because of its location — you can walk to Larry G. Smith Elementary, a school that got a B grade from the Texas Education Agency’s A-F rankings, and met standard with two distinctions. You’re also in the Bryan Adams High School feeder pattern.

There’s also something a little unusual about this Midcentury Cottage: It has a true master. So many of the original homes from this timeframe are three-bedroom, one-bath homes, so finding a home from this era with one is indeed a find. (more…)

David Weekly never looked so good! 

Design aficionado and former Real Estate agent Abigail Reynolds transformed an East Dallas “dark and dreary,” in Buckner Terrace to a “fresh and airy” that would generate love in any part of town. And her work proves that a good design eye and talent can transform even the most plain of Janes — in this case, a budget minded David Weekly home — into a world of clean living with color.

When asked to describe her home, a certified David Weekly green – build in a coveted gated neighborhood adjacent to downtown and White Rock Lake, Reynolds says one word comes to mind: color.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of color pops and love to incorporate color accents into designing a space that is fun and beautiful. I draw a lot of energy from our years in Palm Springs and Los Angeles, but this house was something else color wise,” says Reynolds. “Something else! It had no cohesion to the color choices and needed a complete design overhaul.”

Before: Calling Mother Earth

She knew just the person up for the job: herself.

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Mark your calendars! We have three stellar Northeast Dallas Open Houses coming up that you can’t afford to miss. The best part? These Open House picks are all under $725,000, ideally located, and impeccably designed.

Exquisite Caruth Meadows Ranch

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It’s hard for me to believe how increasingly popular Far East Dallas has become. When my husband and I bought our home in Casa View back in 2007, the area was mostly rentals and a few families scattered here and there, with a lot of homes falling behind on repairs due to elderly neighbors. In many cases, the homes we were shown by our agent fit into one of two categories: they were either complete single-owner time capsules with faded wallpaper and pock-marked Formica countertops or they were overly worn rentals with a random amalgamation of hodge-podge “updates.”

In today’s market, Far East Dallas is shining bright, with some great houses that have received love and attention over the past decade, and with many more areas farther east looking more and more attractive. That’s my impression of our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week. This Spanish Revival-style Ranch is in move-in ready shape, complete with a garage conversion and two shaded patios in the backyard. 

“The home is in immaculate condition and has a great layout,” said listing agent and broker Delia Sifuentes. And it’s priced perfectly for a family, too!

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Our Splurge: Karmel Garcia with Meyer Group Real Estate has listed 6005 Bryan Parkway for $699,000.

Looking for the next big thing in East Dallas? We found it. From our Swiss Avenue Historic District Splurge to an Old East Dallas Multi-Unit Steal, these beauties are worth a look. Both offer a rare chance to live, work, and play in sought-after East Dallas, but with price points and lifestyles that are miles apart. Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments.

Splurge: Jaw-Dropping 1920s Swiss Historic District Home In Heart Of East Dallas For $699K


Jaw-dropping is an understatement when it comes to this home’s impeccable remodel. And we have to admit, it was the richly appointed kitchen that caught our eye. Open shelving, sleek quartz counters, brass hardware, and dark cabinetry are on-trend. We love the abundance of natural light streaming through French doors to the patio.

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Jason Castro has listed 10111 Champa Drive for $519,000. Open House Show with live music by CASTRO this Saturday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is the East Dallas home you’ve been waiting for! And we have all the deets thanks to listing agent and American Idol wunderkind Jason Castro. Yes, real estate has the musician singing a different tune, and his latest listing is generating a buzz all its own. The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom charmer just hit the market for $519,000 and comes chock full of upgrades. These include tastefully updated baths, new plumbing, and a lush backyard that’s ideal for entertaining.

Don’t Miss The Open House Show

CASTRO pictured here with brothers front and center, Jason Castro right, Michael Castro left.

The best part? Castro Property Group is throwing the first of a new event series at the home this Saturday and it is guaranteed to be an inaugural “Open House Show” unlike any you’ve ever seen before. There will be free food, drinks, and wait for it … an acoustic performance by CASTRO under the cafe lights in the backyard!!!

The Open House will kick off Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10111 Champa Drive in Old Lake Highlands. A standard open house sans live music will take place Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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For this week’s Thursday Three Hundred, we’re in the Woodbridge neighborhood in northeast Dallas for a beautiful 1980-built four-bedroom, three-bath contemporary home listed by Brian Weast of Keller Williams Rockwall. This 2,831-square-foot home located at 12132 Larchgate Drive is listed for $335,000, a pretty tidy savings since it was first listed at $380,000 and great value for other similarly-sized and located homes in the neighborhood.

Tile floors greet you as you walk into this spacious and open floor plan that features vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the family room that’s flanked by two large picture windows. You’ve even got a place for your keys and the mail as you first walk in the door! (more…)