Knox-Henderson Townhome

So, you’re on the fence about downsizing. You’ve gotten used to living with the space around you as it was when the kids were still at home (although it’s a little more organized and a lot less sticky now). But maybe you’re not ready to live in a high-rise, or maybe the idea of a patio home in the suburbs isn’t your thing. 

For those who want to pare down a bit without losing easy access to their favorite Dallas-area amenities, this townhome near Knox-Henderson — our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week — is the perfect solution.

“This property gives an owner the ability to enjoy urban living in the heart of Dallas without sacrificing on square footage or garage space, with two private yards and three patios at an attractive price,” notes Rustin Smith, listing agent for 2627 N. Garrett Ave. “Dallas is at your fingertips, whether you want to walk to the restaurants and shops of Knox-Henderson, take a short drive downtown, or bike the Katy Trail. Being a few blocks from North Central Expressway makes accessing all the city has to offer easy and quick.”

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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.

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As far as Dallas suburbs go, Rowlett doesn’t get enough good press. I mean, who doesn’t want to live out by Lake Ray Hubbard, with great schools and a wonderful, neighborly feel? Plus, you can get a lot for your money in Rowlett, as you can see from our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week. 

This listing from Compass agent Bobbie Jo Glover is a fantastic one-story in the lakeside community of Mariner Park, which is perfectly situated within minutes of the President George Bush Turnpike, Interstate 30, and plenty of shopping. Plus, the community amenities of Mariner Park are great — there’s a community pool for those hot summer days. This budget-friendly listing definitely shows what tremendous value you can get in Rowlett

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Driving around Inwood Road Estates, the one thing you’ll notice of the homes that line the streets of this neighborhood is how great they all look from the curb. It’s like lot upon lot of pageant winners, with groomed hedges and lawns and beautiful facades that front the meandering streets. It’s also close to the Dallas North Tollway and Forest Lane without feeling like it’s right on top of a major roadway. And while there are so many great homes in this neighborhood, this listing from Ebby Halliday Realtors agent Chris Hickman stands out.

Located on Del Roy Drive, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a looker from the curb. But it’s also surprisingly fully featured and versatile inside. 

“This home is great for today’s buyers and has a great open floorplan with the master bedroom downstairs, plus a large additional guest suite down which is great for multi-generational families,” Hickman noted of this French Country custom build at 5614 Del Roy Drive. It’s solid to the core and has so much more inside, too!

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Twenty windows — that’s how much natural light you can soak in if you end up unable to resist this incredible urban townhome. Apparently, some lucky buyer out there felt the same way and just snatched up this listing repped by Compass agent Mohammed Jaber. It’s not difficult to see why, as this week’s Inwood National Bank Home of the Week has near-universal appeal for pretty much half of homebuyers in Dallas.

“The townhouse appeals to today’s buyer because of its open and ‘loft-like’ floor plan,” Jaber notes about this end-unit townhome — an absolute bargain. “It’s especially attractive to the younger professional buyer who wants to be in a large open space.”

 

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The big mistake that a lot of sellers make when updating a property for the market is taking it all too far. Sure, I love a good open floor plan, but can we admit that not all homes should have them?

A fantastic example of updating without sacrificing a home’s character is this adorable updated ranch in Melshire Estates. These homes have such great bones, fantastic lots, and family-friendly floor plans that it’s sad to see them remodeled into oblivion. Our Inwood National Bank home of the week, however, has benefited from updates that put a fresh face on this Melshire Estates ranch without gutting it of all character.

Following the ideal of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” this listing from Mohammed Jaber and Michelle Hopson of Compass Dallas feels dreamy and bright without being sterile. 

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When looking at townhomes, one of the big pluses over a condo unit is outdoor space. However, those staircases in two- and three-story townhomes often mean sacrificing storage space. However, that’s not so with our Inwood Home of the Week, a Turtle Creek brownstone with tons of thoughtful built-ins and plenty of spots to stash your stuff.

Plus, the location can’t be beat, says Compass listing agent Mohammed Jaber of 3701 Routh St. Unit A.

“Location, location, location!” he gushed. “This unit has proximity to the Katy Trail, Turtle Creek, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.”

Of course, for a lot of people, moving into a townhome often means a smaller footprint. Where do you store all of your things once you’ve downsized? In this listing’s case, wherever you want. That’s the exceptional value you can find in our Inwood Home of the Week presented by Inwood National Bank.

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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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