Splurge vs. Steal: Two Renovated Midcentury Modern Houses | CandysDirt.com

One of the most popular housing styles around the country is midcentury modern. Classic features in these houses built between the early 1930s to mid-1960s include open floorplans, clean lines, light-filled spaces,  and a simplicity of style that translates beautifully into 2018. 

Certain Dallas neighborhoods have pockets of these architectural gems; many have been lovingly restored and updated, like the two properties in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. We’re looking at two renovated midcentury modern houses, one in Northwest Dallas and the other in North Dallas’ Janmar neighborhood. Both are so lovely, it’s hard to pick a favorite. So pour a martini, put on some Sinatra, and check out our picks! 

 

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The idea of an income property appeals to lots of real estate buyers. If you’re up for the challenge and responsibility, this investment can generate income and build your net worth more rapidly than a single-family property alone. 

In today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two multi-family buildings in Dallas. Both are priced under a million dollars, which makes them somewhat rare in the market. There are pros and cons to each — which income property would you buy if you had the opportunity? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Historic Craftsman in Dallas with Character and Big Updates | CandysDirt.com

We adore the look of a historic Craftsman and certain neighborhoods in Dallas contain quite a few beautiful examples. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Craftsman houses, one in North Oak Cliff and the other in Old East Dallas. They have the hallmarks of this style of house, including a cozy feel, welcoming front porches with supporting square columns, shingle siding, remarkable handiwork, and a simplicity of design that emphasizes natural elements. What’s not to love? 

American Craftsman houses started showing up around the turn of the last century and made their way to Dallas as early as 1909. Some of the examples are grand, like our splurge; others more modest. Which one of these houses is your favorite? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Inwood Road Estates Homes in Northwest Dallas | CandysDirt.com

An updated home is a thing of beauty when it’s full of thoughtful conveniences and stylish elements. 

That’s the case with the two Inwood Road Estates properties in our Splurge vs. Steal post today. These midcentury-built houses are both hugely renovated and located just a few blocks apart near Forest Lane and Inwood Road. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Caruth Terrace Homes | CandysDirt.com

Caruth Terrace is an East Dallas neighborhood on the rise. Houses there tend to go under contract fast, and some of the midcentury homes there are getting flipped or torn down for new builds. 

Situated west of White Rock Lake, Caruth Terrace is bounded by Skillman Street on the west, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail Blue Line on the north, Abrams Road on the east, and Mockingbird Lane on the south. Talk about a great location. 

Today’s Splurge vs. Steal features two Caruth Terrace homes. One is brand new, one is remodeled, both are appealing for their own reason. Which is your favorite? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Sweet Spots in Lake Highlands' Laurel Valley | CandysDirt.com

If you’re looking for a Lake Highlands address with over 2,000 square feet, the Laurel Valley neighborhood is a good bet. Located near Walnut Hill Lane and Audelia Road, it’s close to the north shores of White Rock Lake and offers easy access to Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. 

We’ve found two lovely Laurel Valley houses for today’s Splurge vs. Steal. Both were built in the early 1960s, beautifully updated, and move-in ready. Which one do you like best? 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Lakewood Homes with Great Curb Appeal | CandysDirt.com

The neighborhoods near White Rock Lake are in high demand, and Lakewood is some of the most desirable dirt in Dallas. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Lakewood houses with that sweet East Dallas location. Big bonus for buyers: both are in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary. Which one is your favorite? 

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One of the great neighborhoods of East Dallas is Forest Hills, a hidden gem bordering the east side of White Rock Lake, walking distance to the arboretum and a ten-minute drive from downtown.

Our Splurge vs. Steal is located here, to houses in this elegant, quiet, tree-shaded community. Which one is your favorite? 

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