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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I’m not going to bury the lede. This week’s Saturday Six Hundred is brought to you by rooftop patios. Two of them. However, I will make you wait until after the jump to see them, so stick around. There’s also a completely fabulous saltwater swimming pool and yet another patio (this one’s a regular, on-the-ground type) – and that’s just the start to this entertainer’s paradise in Dallas’ Lake Highlands neighborhood.

Perfected for modern living and hosting, 10310 Lakemere Drive is a sleek, stylish contemporary,listed by Deanna Hall with Keller Williams for $679,000. The 3309 square-foot home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, and endless updates.

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Merriman Park Estates

Our Saturday Six Hundred, at 6903 Sedgwick Drive in Merriman Park Estates, is built around a tree, and there’s something magical about it. It’s almost as if the tree imparts a protective spirit over the home. Think about it for a moment — the builder made sure the tree survived. He had a heart for it. Instead of taking the easy way out and uprooting it, he constructed his home with respect for the tree. You don’t see that happen often. (more…)

Kessler Park Tudor

If you’re in the market for a Kessler Park Tudor with a backyard that has no less than five areas for entertaining, stop reading and call Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listing agent Jenni Stolarski immediately. This is one hot property, and mark my words — it will be pending by next week.

It’s always a challenge to bring you move-in ready properties, especially under a million dollars. And when we find them, they go fast.

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Oak Lawn Townhome
Our Saturday Six Hundred at 4010 Lemmon Tree Place is a stylish and sophisticated Oak Lawn townhome. Anyone moving from an urban center like San Francisco or New York is going to feel right at home here.

Oak Lawn has long been a hip, friendly, eclectic neighborhood. Walk Score gives it an incredible 93, meaning you don’t need a car for daily errands. It’s also flat, so easy to bike everywhere, and there is nearby public transportation — a city-lover’s dream! If you have kids, one of the best middle schools in Dallas, The William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted, is six minutes away. (more…)

university manor midcentury

Atomic era homes are in high demand in Dallas. And what’s not to love? Clean lines, great indoor-outdoor connection, and open designs concepts make for appealing spaces.

Today’s Saturday Six Hundred is a split-level University Manor midcentury modern with enticing architecture and a lush greenbelt setting: the private backyard backs up to the White Rock Trail. The home at 7310 Walling Ln. in East Dallas has another thing going for it: multiple price reductions, totaling $160K off the original listing price.

You get a lot for your money with this property. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,178 square feet on two stories, built in 1958. Located near Northwest Highway and West Lawther Drive, it’s just a hop, skip, and jump from the north shores of White Rock Lake.

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Hollywood Heights Tudor 522-monte-vista-dr-dallas-tx-1-MLS-2
As I drove down the street last week, my jaw dropped, and I grabbed the cell phone to call Dallas City Center Realtor Britt Lopez. I was stunned because this gorgeous, two-story Hollywood Heights Tudor at 522 Monte Vista has only had two owners since I moved here 27 years ago. It was both sad and exciting to see the “Coming Soon” sign — sad to lose great neighbors, but so exciting to see what the present owners have done to this 1934 beauty.

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