Squee! I feel like this custom craftsman-style home at 5848 Prospect Avenue could easily serve as the set for some adorable prime-time TV family. How cute is this house? Cute and smart, apparently! Built in 2011 by JLD Custom Homes, this beauty is Energy Star Certified, with an interior as precious as its drive-up. The location is hard to get over, too. It’s walking-distance to Lower Greenville and just two short miles to White Rock Lake. If you work downtown, that adds up to a pretty painless commute.

Listed by Jan Baldwin with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $679,900, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath stunner features a modern floor plan wrapped up in the ultra-charming exterior of a bygone era. And every inch of its 2,372 square feet feels warm and inviting.

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Now, I know that the curb appeal here comes off as somewhat meh, but I really like the look of this house. The window details, which are obscured by the bright sun, play so beautifully in the interior photography. They’re one of my favorite (albeit minor) features of this updated 1948 traditional at 5703 Anita Street.

Taken down to the studs in a 2016 renovation, the two-story, family-friendly abode provides a bright, fresh interior and a surprisingly romantic backyard. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,584 square feet, it’s listed by Karen Cuskey of Coldwell Banker for $639,000. Check out the spot-on interior and backyard oasis after the jump!

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Let’s see. Should we start with the spot-on design, the great technology, the stellar amenities, or the unbelievable views? Today’s Saturday Six Hundred is an absolute real estate unicorn. This four-level, energy efficient, luxury townhome at 1910 Wickmere Mews offers all of those high-end finishes you’ve come to expect as well as a host of fantastic surprises. Spoiler: it shares amenities with the Belmont Hotel. Lounge by the pool or catch one of the outstanding live music shows all for a criminally low HOA fee of $81 per month. I know, right?

Sundrenched with views to die for, the 2,250-square-foot unit comprises two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Listed by Alex Prins of Coldwell Banker, this gem is going for $649,000. Now, usually I find myself rather unmoved by 3D tours, but this one rates as an exception. Join us after the jump for it and lots, lots more.

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Though I absolutely love the idea of loft living, the biggest turnoff, is the lack of easily accessible green space. But what if you could live in a historic commercial conversion that lived more like a single-family home? That’s what Jenni Stolarski‘s latest Kings Highway listing is, to a tee.

And the isn’t the first time Stolarski has listed this particular property, either. When homeowner Jennifer Waddell was ready to sell this two-bedroom, two-bathroom converted corner market at 805 N. Montclair in the historic Kings Highway Conservation District, her first and only call was to Stolarski. 

Vintage cast iron dragon lights flank the front door of 805 N. Montclair.

Truth be told, I’ve always been intrigued by this property. Back when I was an editor and reporter for Oak Cliff People, I would frequently drive by on my way to PTA functions at nearby Rosemont Elementary and play something of a guessing game with myself regarding this house. “I wonder who would live there? What does it look like inside? What did it used to be?”

Now, with all the answers, I can share with you that anyone who appreciates the rich texture of history could live here, that it is an absolute textural feast for the eyes inside, and that it used to be Moore’s Market for 30 years, after which it was used as a potato chip factory. 

Though many of the commercial aspects of the property have since been lost (sadly, including the potato chips), it still has a working phone booth, tall ceilings, and a few of the original window frames within the interior spaces. Let’s have a look:

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Absolutely striking. Those were the first words out of my mouth when I looked at this gorgeous Preston Hollow renovation. The effect comes, in part, from a really well-conceived and beautifully executed renovation. The other star of the show? Staging. It’s impossible not to imagine your own life fitting in this home, with all those clean, white walls and furniture perfectly proportioned to the space. This one’s not going to linger. Especially if that amazing back deck has anything to say about it.

Today’s Saturday Six Hundred is listed by Kyle Brinkley of Brinkley Property Group for $699,900, and it’s a real catch. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,074 square feet, 4310 Echo Glen Drive is spacious, bright, and so brand-spanking new inside, it completely belies its 1971 construction date. The renovation wrapped up this year. It’s so current and so thorough, it may as well be a new build.  Come take a gander!

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With all the activity going on in Plano and areas beyond, I was curious as to what $600,000 to $700,000 would buy just a bit farther north of our usual hunting grounds.

The answer? A lot.

For the most part, houses in that price range are new-build, custom homes. But even if you’re looking for resale, there’s a bit of inventory available with a lot to offer. Starting with square footage. Compared to homes in Dallas proper in the same price range, buyers can expect to get about 2,000 more square feet for the same investment.

Today’s Saturday Six Hundred is a fantastic example of what you’ll find a bit beyond – big kitchens, vaulted ceilings, open floor plans, bonus spaces, and really great schools. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,426 square feet, 11366 Chimney Rock Trail is listed by Angela Taylor with JP & Associates for $699,000.

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One quick glance through the photos and it’s clear: 7409 Dalewood Lane is the house that just keeps on going. Not only is this lovely ranch style home is completely move-in ready, its spacious, 3,200-square-foot interior offers seemingly endless possibilities for personalization. The drive-up is really something special thanks to the massive trees on the property. Overall, the landscaping could use a little TLC (I spy a few bushes that could use some heavy-handed trimming) but my goodness, those trees! I’m experiencing some arbor envy! Situated on a large corner lot near Dallas’ White Rock Lake, this gem is listed at $679,900 by Beth Arnold with Local Resident Realty.

Naturally, the real appeal of this week’s Saturday Six Hundred lies beyond the front door. Join us after the jump for some truly great, versatile spaces, four bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms, and a master bathroom surprise that will have you sighing.

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It speaks volumes about the state of my own home that I’m deeply attracted to property with killer outdoor living spaces. This post-war traditional in the heart of Midway Hollow may not be much to look at from the front, but just wait for it, folks. The backyard is everything.  And I’m going to make you wait until after the jump for it. You won’t even be mad, it’s just that good. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, 3939 Van Ness Lane is listed by Justin Farmer with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at $615,000.

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