Condos and townhomes are only going to grow in popularity in Lakewood, as more and more aging multifamily structures — including the brick duplexes and fourplexes that line many of the side streets off of Gaston Avenue — are razed. This development, built in 2006 right off of Oram Street, is a great example of a well-maintained condo building with beautiful finish-out and livable, warm spaces. Britt Lopez of Dallas City Center Realtors has listed No. 16 at 6269 Oram Street for $540,000.

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5110-goodwin-ave-dallas-tx-MLS-1

There’s something to be said about keeping to scale with the neighborhood, especially when it’s Vickery Place. This conservation district features lovely Tudors, charming Craftsmans, and classic traditionals that give the neighborhood so much character. And while a lot of homes in this neighborhood have been remodeled, some of them no longer really feel at home in the area. Not 5110 Goodwin, a brand-new listing from Ebby Halliday agent Carolyn Albers Black. While the standing-seam metal roof gives this brick Craftsman home a contemporary edge, everything else about it is an instant classic.

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2421 N. cooper St. Back of house 2

It’s like everyone who owns a rad 70s or 80s contemporary in Arlington is putting their home on the market. OK, at least two of them, including last week’s Friday $500K. I decided to look again at this Midcities home of Texas Rangers Baseball and that football team, and what did I find but another impeccable home with some outstanding details. Again, this might be a home worth moving to Arlington for. Just look at this lush, two-story wall of windows on the back of 2421 Cooper Street. It’s a listing from Ebby Halliday Realtor Linda Magazzine and it’s on the market for all of $565,000!

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4904 Racquet Deck

I might have found the home that could get me to move to Arlington.

Most of the time, the only way you can get me to go west of Oak Cliff is for Texas Rangers baseball. In fact, I was just there for Opening Day on Monday, and I was reminded then of how close it actually is to Dallas. And while many people pooh-pooh Arlington and Grand Prairie, it’s hard to deny the attractiveness of a freshly remodeled 1970s contemporary on a private lake listed for — are you sitting down? – $595,000!

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6311 Kenwood Front

Lakewood is becoming the catch-all neighborhood for much of East Dallas between Skillman and White Rock Lake, but that large area actually contains tons of smaller neighborhoods that each have their own unique character.

Take Wilshire Heights for example. This cute little area is sandwiched between Skillman Street on the west, Mockingbird Lane on the north, Abrams Road on the east, and McCommas on the south. It feeds into Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, but definitely has a more relaxed and friendly feel. It’s a hotspot for teardowns, with builders seeing the appeal of the shady lanes and deep lots.

Still, there are tons of great existing homes in the area, including this super cute Austin stone cottage on Kenwood. Let’s take a closer look!

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Old Lake Highlands Midcentury Modern 816-creekridge-dr-dallas-tx-MLS-1

Five years ago, Dallas City Center realtor Dani Hanna got a call to sell an Old Lake Highlands midcentury modern home at 816 Creekridge Drive. A couple had kept this 2,088-square-foot house as a rental, and it was in bad shape.

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Lakewood Hills Tudor

East Dallas is a mecca for those who love vintage homes. Our Friday Five Hundred is a charming Lakewood Hills Tudor at 6910 Casa Loma Ave. Built in 1925, it has  all of the essential ingredients. From the characteristics that define Tudors, to the modern updates that today’s buyers need, this 2,044-square-foot home has it all.

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Lakewood Mid Century Home 6926 Kenwood 1

Lakewood is one of those neighborhoods that offers that small-town, know-your-neighbors experience. Finding a house here, however, is not always easy. Finding one under a million, that’s move- ready, is even harder.

But we’ve done it! Our Friday Five Hundred, at 6926 Kenwood Ave., is a sophisticated Lakewood midcentury home that has been beautifully remodeled. Stephanie Pinkston and Margie Harris with Allie Beth Allman have it listed for $599,000. (more…)