10664 Lakemere u

A few weeks ago, we spotted the adorable L-Streets cottage at 10664 Lakemere Dr. This home impressed us enough to earn a spot in our CandysDirt Open House Roundup. It has been reduced in price since then, making it even more appealing.

This is a 3-2 with 1,628 square feet, plus an additional 632-square-foot bonus space (former garage), built in 1955. It has an updated kitchen and recently updated baths, great outdoor space, and a recently installed barn shed for extra storage.

It’s zoned for Richardson ISD, including the acclaimed Lake Highlands Elementary School, which earns an “8” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

It is listed by Scott Kaserman with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $295,000.

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3028 6th A

Ryan Place is a storied, family-friendly neighborhood three miles south of downtown Fort Worth, located in the Near Southside area.

Established in 1911, Ryan Place today is a thriving neighborhood with an annual Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July parade, back-to-school pool party, “Boo on the Boulevard” celebration, and a candlelight Christmas evening.

With close proximity to downtown and the Medical District, and a vibrant mix of house styles and sizes, Ryan Place is one of Fort Worth’s most desirable neighborhoods.

3028 6th B

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a marvelous example of the kind of historic beauties located in the area. The Ryan Place cottage at 3028 6th Ave. was built in 1946, and has darling curb appeal, with colorful, mature landscaping and a charmingly maintained exterior.

The house has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,234 square feet, with separate guest quarters in the back adding an additional 271 square feet and a second bathroom. It is listed by Cecile Montgomery at Burt Ladner Real Estate for $210,000.

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Why not combine two birds into one feather or whatever that saying is. I saw this house Tuesday and just cannot get it out of my mind. Probably one of the most amazing conversions of a 1950’s ranch I have ever seen! It’s in Midway Hollow, good side of Lenel, and even better for you has just been reduced by ten C-notes. This dream pad is at 3942 Davila, near Midway and Northwest Highway. (Great shops at Midway Hollow and hello, Fernandos!)

It is an 1850 square foot soft-contemporary cottage redesigned and rebuilt from the studs in 2008 by Durham Builders. How do you get soft contemporary out of an orange brick 1951 cottage? You open her up. The open floor plan sports rich finishes of oak, cedar, Austin stone — I kid you not! — quartz, and mosaic tiles. Using a divider, they created a light-filled entry with two storage closets that opens to the fully-equipped stainless steel gourmet kitchen that is so clean, I don’t think the girl who lived there ever much as boiled water, with a walk-in pantry.

Let me tell you, there are about 3 of those in this neighborhood. Nice large living and dining areas with great drum chandeliers, a split bedroom plan places the guest with adjacent bath in the front of the house,  the oversized master bedroom with spa bath (and commode in a separate room, thank you Jesus) in the back. Off this is a little porch that was made into a third child’s bedroom. Off this, a library office nook.

The pergola patio is a sanctuary with views of lushly landscaped yard and new fencing. Three bedrooms, two full baths, and a laundry room, plus one car attached garage. The exterior brick was that orange color so popular in the 1950’s; what the heck do you do with it?  Durham slurried over it with mortar, resulting in a stucco-like look to the exterior walls. Inside everything is new, clean, sleek and beautiful. Clearly a house for sleek, beautiful people who look wonderful 24/7. Just like the house. Asking $349,000 and I’m telling you, February blows in here, this one blows out!