By Abigail Kuch Reynolds
Guest Contributor

During last week’s Dallas City Council meeting, council members unanimously shot down a proposal for temporary shelters spread throughout the city in recreation centers as a temporary solution to the city’s critically growing number of homeless. In lieu of that proposal, members of the Council turned their attention to a possible full-time proposal in one location in District 7: the shuttered Timberlawn Behavioral Health System.

Timberlawn’s unsuitability as the permanent location for a homeless shelter can be argued from at least half a dozen angles. The City Council’s attention on it has left many of the surrounding area residents, such as myself, baffled at the suggestion and fearful of its serious ramifications for the area we’ve invested in as our home.

Timberlawn, a former behavioral health center, is the oldest private psychiatric facility in the state and boasts architectural beauty in a building that is more than 100 years old. These characteristics may make the main building eligible to be recognized as a historic landmark in the state of Texas. Timberlawn maintains 20 acres of sprawling landscape lined with mature trees, whose shade and dignity contribute to the elegance of the property.

The iconic landmark formerly provided private health services for those necessitating in-patient care and sits south of I-30 within Dallas city limits, minutes from the bustle of downtown Dallas. But it is nestled within a thriving residential community formally referred to as “Buckner Terrace.” The neighborhood is composed of a heterogeneous group of residents whose pride and investment in their neighborhood can be exhibited in their ability to unite in protest of a potential homeless shelter. Close to 1000 signatures on an online petition to City Council garnered in less than a week. This petition, I may note, has never been formally canvassed in-person, but is the result of viral sharing on Social Media, spreading like virtual wildfire throughout our small community.

As residents of Buckner Terrace, we represent the gentrification component in an evolving city and changing landscape of Dallas, which maintains its position as a booming metropolitan area with a stable and prosperous economic job market. It’s a location many of us chose to move to from out of state for the promise of affordable housing and a stable, cohesive community.

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Just 5 miles east of downtown Dallas, the established neighborhood of Buckner Terrace offers a central location, larger lots, and most houses over 2,000 square feet. But the best part is the price tags: you can easily find a renovated house in the $300s and a fixer upper for even less. All of this adds up for big appeal and the sales there show it. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 5223 Elkridge Dr. is a lovely example of what’s happening in Buckner Terrace. Located near Samuell Boulevard and North Jim Miller Road, it offers quick access to Interstate 30 and LBJ Freeway. 

The house itself is updated for a more contemporary, open feel with clean lines and natural light, while balancing its 1960’s charm. 

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,243 square feet on one story, built in 1969. There’s an open house this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Want a sneak peek?

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Big Bucker Terrace Renovation Hits It Out of the Park | CandysDirt.com

If you love a big, bold renovation, then this Buckner Terrace beauty will your new favorite thing with its open spaces, fresh style, and beautiful finishes. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred, located at 5111 Ashbrook Rd., hits it out of the park with a remodel by Eligra LLC. They’ve taken a ranch-style house and completely opened it up, adding custom cabinetry, sexy tile, two islands in the kitchen, and a high-end vibe that’s sure to sell this place fast. 

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two dining areas, and 1,944 square feet on one story, built in 1966. There’s an open house this Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. 

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Barton-Graham Strike Again with Beautiful and Bold Buckner Terrace Renovation | CandysDirt.com

We’ve been following the remarkable work of a dynamic design and real estate duo making their mark in East Dallas. Today, we’re looking at their latest project in Buckner Terrace. 

Casey Barton and Raymond Graham are the talent behind the renovated house at 3214 Sharpview Ln. This pair have been at it for several years, turning dumpy dives into delightful digs with function, flow, and fabulous style. (If you want to see what we’ve featured before, check out this house, this house, and this house.) 

“This is our third flip on the 3200 block of Sharpview, so one of our biggest challenges we faced was making it look different from the house we flipped directly across the street,” said Graham. “We definitely have a look that brands us [with elements like] painted brick, a reflective address plaque, a pop of color on the front door, midcentury elements, geometric shapes, and mixed chrome and gold throughout the house.” 

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred offers those things plus an open floorplan, original refinished and new solid oak hardwoods, and a huge master suite with a to-die-for closet — and that’s just the beginning. The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 1,950 square feet on one story, built in 1965. 

There’s an open house this Sunday, March 25, from 2-4 p.m. Would you like to look around beforehand?

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Splurge vs. Steal: Over 3000 Square Feet in Dallas for Under Half a Million Bucks | CandysDirt.com

If living large is part of your American dream, then homeownership needs to come with a lot of space. But every square foot costs more money, and houses over 3,000 square feet are more often found in the luxury property category in North Texas. 

But not always. In today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve discovered two Dallas houses with over 3,000 square feet, each listed for under half a million dollars. One is far north, the other deep east. Both offer ample room (after room) to spread out and stretch your legs. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Gorgeously Remodeled Buckner Terrace Home with Magazine Good Looks | CandysDirt.com

If you’re looking to find an East Dallas address but have been priced out of popular neighborhoods like Lakewood Little Forest Hills, then we have the house for you. 

In this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a gorgeously remodeled Buckner Terrace home at 2814 Sharpview Ln. Priced just under $300K, this home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,788 square feet, built in 1962. Located north of Interstate 30 near Jim Miller Road, White Rock Lake is a six-minute drive away and downtown Dallas a 10-minute one. And the convenient location is just the beginning.

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Buckner Terrace House for Sale | CandysDirt.com

Buckner Terrace is an East Dallas neighborhood on the rise, with tons of the homes being renovated into highly livable and stylish spaces. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred, located at 5838 Elm Lawn St., shines as an example of this trend. The owners opened up the floorplan in the common living areas and added a lot of desirable amenities, especially in the renovated kitchen. 

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,885 square feet on one story, built in 1963.

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Remodeled Buckner Terrace Home

Buckner Terrace is one of the few East Dallas neighborhoods where you can find a real bargain, like our Tuesday Two Hundred. This house, at 6020 N. Jim Miller Rd., was built in 1964 and is renovated to look fresh and totally on-trend. From the gray-and-white color palette to light hardwood floors, it looks marvelous throughout.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,884 square feet, built in 1964. Let’s check out this appealing space before a lucky person swoops in and buys it.

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