Huge Reno on Cottonwood Heights Home in Richardson Takes It from Drab to Fab | CandysDirt.com

For our Friday Four Hundred, we’re heading two miles north of the LBJ loop to a Richardson neighborhood with some fast-appreciating property prices.

The Cottonwood Heights home at 1431 Lamp Post Ln. hit the market in May, a luxe finish-out on a traditional Dutch colonial revival. This house is modern and gorgeous — they’ve taken a blah house and made it absolutely beautiful inside. Its asking price of $484,800 might seem high for this area, but in fact three nearby houses with similar amenities sold recently for $450K, $519,900, and $525K. So maybe not.  

This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,808 square feet on two stories, built in 1964. 

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12634 High Meadow

Northwest Dallas is one of the rapidly appreciating and changing areas in North Texas. Meadow Park is one of its many neighborhoods where buyer can find larger homes for an affordable price. This neighborhood is inside the LBJ loop and close to the Dallas North Tollway, making downtown just a 20 minute drive away.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 12634 High Meadow Dr. is near Forest and Marsh lanes. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,075 square feet on one story, built in 1966. Its atomic-era stylings are immaculately maintained and tasteful, and it sits on a large lot on a quiet street.

The current owners have renovated extensively, adding maple hardwoods, kitchen tile floors, fresh paint, new lighting, and brand new bathrooms.

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A house built in the 1950s can be a wonderful thing. This is especially true when the owners have maintained the home’s vintage charm, but updated it with modern amenities.

This is the case our Tuesday Two Hundred at 10812 Wyatt St., a lovely Lochwood ranch with a long list of recent updates, but a definite sense of its 1958 construction date. In 2014, the house got new HVAC, water heater, dishwasher, kitchen cabinets, recycled glass countertops, disposal, kitchen sink and faucet, kitchen porcelain floor, bathroom tile and fixtures, Whirlpool bathtub in the full bath, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. (Try saying all that in one breath!)

This home has three bedrooms, one full bath, one half bath, and 1,236 square feet. It was listed June 29 by Tara Westbrook with Tara Westbrook Real Estate for $275,000.

 

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One home feature that tops the list time and again with buyers is an open floorplan.

The renovated ranch at 8566 Sweetwater Dr. offers this buyer favorite in its 2,295 square feet — the living and dining areas and kitchen all have a spacious, open feel and the line of sight is nearly unobstructed.

This is a 4-3 with built in 1961 in the Claremont neighborhood, one of the Lake and Garden District’s heavily treed areas. This ranch is close to White Rock Lake, Casa Linda Plaza Shopping Center, Tenison Park Golf Course, Dallas Arboretum, and Lakewood Country Club. It’s definitely got location going for it.

It was listed May 16 by Shannon Stupay with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Penfed Realty Texas for $365,000.

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Lots of buyers aren’t looking for a fixer-upper in their next home—they want move-in ready with style. Our Tuesday Two Hundred fits that description perfectly.

The updated Traditional at 11207 Sinclair Ave. near Garland and Jupiter roads has a list of updates that goes on and on, from an open floorplan and recessed lighting, to a modern kitchen and refinished original hardwood floors.

This is a 3-1 with an additional half bathroom and 1,293 square feet, built in 1955. It’s located in the Lake and Garden District’s Lochwood neighborhood, one of the most lovely areas of East Dallas. It’s within walking distance of Lochwood Park, a 12.3 acre-park with baseball field and basketball court, pavilion with picnic tables, playground, swimming pool, tennis court, and trails.

It was listed May 13 by Meg Skinner with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $247,000. There is a broker open house tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon.

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claremont home for saleOne of East Dallas’ quaint neighborhoods has a cute midcentury home that’s just gone on the market.

The house at 8335 Banquo Dr. in Claremont is 1,511 square feet of 1959 charms and new renovations, like a a redesigned open floorplan with modern amenities. It’s a 2-2 with hardwood floors, fresh paint, refinished hardwoods, recessed lights, and a totally new kitchen and bathrooms. claremont home for saleClaremont is one of the older, more established neighborhoods in East Dallas with about 600 homes, located southeast of White Rock Lake and north of Interstate 30. The area is full of one-story ranch-style brick homes and cottages, built largely from the late 1950s to early 1960s. They have an active neighborhood association, and lots of community pride. It’s a great part of Dallas.

This Claremont home was listed Dec. 22 by Edwina Dye with Ebby Halliday for $265,900.

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All photos: MetroplexHD

Editor’s note: This post was originally published Sept. 24, 2015, and features the incredible design work of Summer Riggins. You can read the profile we later wrote on her here.

Some home renovations go halfway, updating a few spots here and there. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is not that kind of reno.

The owners of the home at 561 Classen Dr. have gone all in, updating and improving the place from stem to stern, and the results are marvelous. It has the clean, finished feel and amenities of a new, custom-build house, with the vintage charm and personality that befits its Lake Highlands Estates location in East Dallas.561 classen exterior beforeOriginally built in 1952, the house was showing its age before—the exterior “before” photo above and several other “before” photos throughout this post give you an idea.

Now, it’s a turnkey property, almost unrecognizable from before, with beautiful details and improvements. You’ll find custom soft-close wood cabinets; a modern, elegant kitchen; recessed lighting; chic light fixtures; a luxe bathroom, low E windows, a new roof, new gutters, new exterior A/C unit, foam insulation in the attic; landscaping, and exterior paint.

With 1,170 square feet, three bedrooms, and one bathroom, it’s a small footprint, and the reno maximizes the space. There’s an open house this Sunday from 2-4 p.m., if you want to check it out yourself after seeing these photos.

Barbara Arredondo with Clay Stapp + Co. recently listed it for $325,000, or $278 per square foot. Nine recent neighborhood comps range from $204,000 to $308,500, or $161 to $229 per square foot. So is this house ambitiously priced? Perhaps. But that’s not without reason. The professional renovations make it one-of-a-kind.

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Editor’s note: This piece originally ran March 24, 2015, and highlights the gorgeous work of Barton-Graham Home & Design Firm. We subsequently wrote a profile of them here and featured another renovation of theirs here.

If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s ranch at 5823 Canterview Dr.

Located near N. Jim Miller Road and Interstate 30 in the Buckner Terrace neighborhood, this 3-3 underwent massive changes during the past six months. When Raymond E. Graham and Casey Barton bought it, the property had been vacant for five years and was a total wreck—they called it “the zombie house.” The duo have been renovating and selling houses together for eight years and own the company, Barton-Graham Home&Design Firm.

Graham and Barton are both general contractors and interior decorators and they didn’t miss an inch in this reno. Their efforts paid off: This house went on the market March 13 and was under contract three days later, for the highest price-per-square-foot in the area. It is listed by Graham at William Davis Realty for $290,000.

The duo showed me some “before” pictures of this house and they are scary! It makes me appreciate their work all the more.

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