rentalYou can’t always find a Dallas rental that is impeccably updated, zoned for great schools, family-friendly, and budget-friendly. But for this week’s Rental of the Week, we feel pretty confident we’ve found that sparkly unicorn.

This three-bedroom, two bath home in Northwest Dallas has 1,904 square feet of living space, and was remodeled in 2017.  (more…)

We fell in love with this adorable Midcentury Cottage in Casa View a few months ago when we wrote about it in our regular Tuesday Two Hundred feature — and now we’re excited to highlight it again as our Rental of the Week.

Casa View is one of the view remaining enclaves in Dallas where you can still find move-in ready homes at a reasonable price point. And this home, which has been completely remodeled, is a great example of that.

This three-bedroom, two bath house has 1,320 square feet of living space, which may sound small on paper to some buyers, but clever remodeling has made the most of the square footage, and it feels much more spacious.

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midway hollow

Sometimes it pays to pay attention to Facebook yard sale groups — because our Rental of the Week today is a Midcentury Bungalow that came straight from one, after its owner let the group know that she was getting ready to list her Midway Hollow rental.

Robin Barrow’s two-bedroom, one bath home is at 3955 Durango Drive, and is a perfect example of what a well-maintained rental can look like, and what a well-maintained post-war home should feel like.

And it should — it was once her own home. Outside, the curb appeal on the brick bungalow gets an assist from mature trees and spruced up flower beds.  (more…)

RichardsonClose to dining, shopping, and an easy commute, this week’s Rental of the Week may be in Dallas, but it’s zoned for Richardson ISD schools.

And did we mention it’s adorable? Because it is adorable. This two bedroom, two bath duplex is actually pretty roomy — so don’t let the word “duplex” throw you off the scent of a great rental.

With 1,600 square feet of space, it’s got two large living areas (and one has a wood-burning fireplace and access to the backyard), which is something you don’t typically find in say, an apartment.  (more…)

kings highway

Photos courtesy Shoot2Sell

Sometimes you just luck into a great rental in North Oak Cliff, and this is one of those times. In a neighborhood Facebook group, Richard Akers told everyone about his newly remodeled duplex with two available units right in the heart of Kings Highway — and we begged him for more details.

The duplex is an upstairs/downstairs property, and now that the dust has settled and been cleared out from the remodel, both units are available for immediate move in, Akers told us.

“The upper unit (1315) has a dramatic stairwell entry — perfect for art!” he said. “Both units have great views of the tree-lined street and backyard.” (more…)

MidwayWe’ve pretty much found a unicorn — a North Dallas rental off of Midway Road for less than $2,000 that is close to several great schools, great grocery shopping, and great dining.

This two-bedroom, one bath home at 4239 Bonham Street has a lot to recommend it. Not only has it retained all of its Midcentury, 1953 period charm (check out all the built-ins scattered throughout the home), but it’s got a great backyard with even more living space. (more…)

Fort WorthFor those that look for character and history when they seek out a place to lay their head, abodes like the loft we found at the Texas & Pacific Lofts in Fort Worth is a great example of what they can find.

The 12-story building, located at 220-221 West Lancaster Avenue, had its first life as the Texas and Pacific Railway Passenger Terminal and corporate offices. Built in 1930 and designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick (who later merged his Fort Worth firm with Sanguinet & Staats), the terminal and offices featured architectural and design details you expect from the 1930s — Zigzag Moderne Art Deco style with marble floors, metal-inlaid ceilings, nickel and brass fixtures, and terrazzo flooring in places as well.

The building fell dormant as travelers left train travel for air and road travel, but by 1978, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and preservationists lobbied in the 1980s to save it from demolition. (more…)

ElmwoodWe’ve written a lot about Elmwood — a great Oak Cliff neighborhood that’s having a bit of a resurgence thanks in part to its proximity to Bishop Arts District and its own small business district.

And despite the popularity of BAD, Elmwood is quite the force in and of itself, with about 1,373 houses and 4,426 residents, making it the most populated single-family home neighborhood in Oak Cliff.

Not ready to buy? That’s quite all right — we’ve found this adorable Elmwood Cottage that has been well-maintained and updated — the ordinary rental it is not. (more…)