MidcenturyWe have a lot of love for a well-done, realistically priced three-bedroom, one bath home in Dallas, especially if it’s on a great lot. So when we found this adorable Midcentury Cottage for this week’s Weekend One Hundred, we knew we had to share.

See, a good 3/1 on a decent-sized lot with a terrific price point is worth its weight in well, money. You can buy now, and after you’ve built up some quick equity (because hey, it’s Dallas) or save, you’ll have enough to add a second bathroom and nice closet and turn one of those bedrooms into a true master suite.

And our house this week, located at 8232 Rayville Drive, is one of those houses. Three bedrooms, one bath, just over 1,000 square feet, and sits on a 7,841 square foot lot.

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Our Steal: Christina Alty with Dallas City Center Realtorshas listed 2614 N. Henderson Avenue for $509,500.

For those who want a little more for their money, check out this week’s Vickery Place Splurge vs. Steal. With updated interiors and fantastic proximity to Knox Henderson attractions, these homes have what it takes to turn heads, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the stately poolside splurge or the chic condominium steal?

Splurge: Gracious Single-Family Attached Home With Pool For $649K

Our Splurge: Alex Perry with Allie Beth Allman & Associates has listed 5117 Vickery Boulevard for $649,000.

This gorgeous brick traditional is worth a look! The three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom home spans 2,531 square feet and is great for families seeking a lock-and-leave lifestyle.

“This property is perfect for someone who wants to enjoy the benefits that come from being walking distance to the popular Knox Henderson area without being on a busy street,” says listing agent Alex Perry with Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “In addition, there are only so many Single Family Attached/Duplex’s in this area. And as lot and construction prices continue to rise, the price point of homes like this should only continue to appreciate.”

Recently updated, it affords a generous open floor plan with two fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and is in walking distance to Knox Henderson shops and restaurants.

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Find Your Affordable East Dallas Family Home in Linda Heights | CandysDirt.com

If you’re looking for an East Dallas neighborhood with houses under $300,000, the pickings are slim. This is a highly desirable part of the city. 

But in Linda Heights, it’s totally possible, as is the case with our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3215 Ruidosa Ave. This 1960 home is completely reimagined and offers buyers sleek good looks, an open floorplan, and three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,711 square feet on one story. 

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2 Skyline Drive Trophy Club is currently listed for $475,000.

Get out your pocketbooks folks, this one will go fast! Feast your eyes on this impeccably remodeled family home in idyllic Trophy Club, just listed for $475,000, by Mindy Niehaus of Century 21 Nathan Grace Fine Homes & Estates.

Here at CandysDirt.com, we love a good before and after, and this one does not disappoint! Niehaus, who happens to be the original buyer’s agent for the current owners, is helping them sell it now, and put us in touch with the sellers, Brittany and Kemp, to get the story behind the home’s magnificent makeover. Let’s start with a side-by-side comparison, shall we?

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Lake Ridge Estates

Color can be a beautiful thing. We’re often told to repaint our homes to a neutral palette when selling to appeal to as many buyers as possible. But some sellers buck that trend and keep the varied hues in their house. The results can be memorable.

Our Thursday Three Hundred will color you happy with its navy blue living room, sage green kitchen, bright bedrooms, and stripes on some walls and ceilings. It even has vintage lavender tiles in one bathroom.

Located at 9847 Shoreview Rd. in Lake Highlands’ Lake Ridge Estates, this property exudes personality and style with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,704 square feet on one story, built in 1958. No one who visits this house will get it mixed up in their memory with another.

Of course, there are lots of other selling features, like hardwood floors in the common areas and bedrooms, slate tile in the kitchen, an updated kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops, recent HVAC replacement, and a fantastic location near Northwest Highway and Audelia Road. It’s a hop, skip, and jump from the north shores of White Rock Lake and Flag Pole Hill. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, which earns a “9” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

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dallas open houses

The Craftsman at 725 Lowell St. is exquisite, and it’s one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

You would think not too many people are having open houses this weekend, and you’d be correct! But we still managed to find five outstanding properties for our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous Dallas open houses you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $337,680 to $1,349,900. You’ll find a jaw-dropping Junius Heights Craftsman, pictured above, incredible Kessler Park contemporary, and more. Let’s take a look!

 

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6820 Garlinghouse Front

To some buyers, 6820 Garlinghouse looks like too much work. It’s a 1985-built ranch in Far North Dallas that is in original condition, according to Ashli Clements of Minnette Murray Properties, a boutique real estate group under Coldwell banker residential brokerage.

“It has really good bones and the floor plan works well for today’s families,” she said. “It’s totally livable right now. The seller lived in home for four years and didn’t change a thing. The breakfast nook is actually beautiful, with that gorgeous ceiling.”

6820 Garlinghouse Breakfast

But today’s buyers seem to be lacking in vision and inspiration, because at 2,565 square feet, this home is priced just right for the renovation-minded. This four-bedroom, three-bath home inside the Dallas city limits but with Plano ISD schools is being marketed for just $350,000 — a steal! Plus, buyers will receive a $10,000 allowance toward upgrades, making those Pinterest boards you’ve been carefully curating for your dream house even closer to tangible reality.

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little forest hills real estateLittle Forest Hills real estate is a study in whimsy and character, with some of the most eclectic architecture in Dallas among its 1,000 or so houses.

Case-in-point: Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 8907 San Leandro Dr., near Garland Road and Lakeland Drive. This Little Forest Hills cottage is fanciful and fun, from the bright exterior colors and rustic post-and-rail front fencing, to the cheerful and cozy interior and tranquil backyard with extensive organic landscaping and outdoor shower.

The backyard of this Little Forest Hills cottage is filled with century plants and antique roses, pictured here.

The blooms from one of the heirloom rose bushes in the backyard of this Little Forest Hills cottage.

Located on the East side of White Rock Lake, the neighborhood is well-known for arching shade trees, a strong sense of community, and local artists who make their homes in funky houses. Many are modestly sized, like this one, which measures 874 square feet with two bedrooms and one bathroom.

The cottage is newly listed for $230,000 by Scott Kaserman at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, who said there’s been strong interest and a contract might be coming soon. So let’s take a look at this one-of-a-kind listing before it flies off the market.

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