Little Forest Hills

Love Little Forest Hills? Then you’ll love this listing from Travelstead Property Group of Dallas City Center Realtors. They’ve got a great listing for this week’s Saturday Seven Hundred at 8934 San Leandro near Casa Linda, a three bedroom, two and half-bath for $799,000. (more…)

This week we take you to the Casa Linda Estates and Little Forest Hills area, where a modern new build and traditional cottage are the highlights of our Splurge vs. Steal. There are lots of details to love in both, but their price points and styles are miles apart. Which one catches your eye, the Little Forest Hills Splurge or the Casa Linda Estates Steal?

Splurge: Little Forest Hills New Build On Large Corner Lot For $619K 

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More and more homes in the Casa Linda Estates area have been torn down, with towering two-story houses filling lots where rambling stone ranches once stood. That’s happening all over Dallas’ close-in neighborhoods, some may note. However, it’s laudable to see a builder come in and expand a home in a way that adds a fresh face to it without taking over the large lots for which Casa Linda Estates is known. 
 
That’s what makes this gorgeous rebuild from Tivoli Construction our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Taking an already great home with sturdy bones in a great neighborhood with a fabulous location and transforming it into a stylish, modern house fit for family life is no small task, said listing agent David Collier of David Griffin & Company Realtors.
 
Right from the spacious front deck, which wraps the front of this updated midcentury ranch at 1540 San Saba, you can tell that this rebuild is something completely different. Not only was the interior completely redesigned, but there are so many wonderful touches outside the home, cementing its status as a High Caliber Home. Spoiler alert: It’s priced under $1 million, too!

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1429 Foxgrove Circle is currently listed by Ashton Cherry with Vibrant Real Estate for $539,900.

Now this is what we call a masterclass renovation! Located on a prime 0.25-acre lot in the Casa Linda area sits this exceptionally renovated Dallas home, ideally positioned near White Rock Lake just steps to White Rock Montessori School. From its high-end finishes to its gorgeous outdoor oasis, this four-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom charmer will have you at hello. Take a look and see what makes this Crestview East remodel a real showstopper.

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Casa Linda Plaza, the oldest shopping center in Dallas, is treasured by its neighboring residential enclaves. When the center’s owner announced a plan to remove five mature cedar elms as part of the center’s remodel, neighbors balked. (Photo Courtesy of Edens)

Built in 1946, Casa Linda Plaza ranks as the oldest shopping center in Dallas. It encompasses three of the four corners of Garland Road and Buckner Blvd., and serves the surrounding neighborhoods, which include Casa Linda, Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills, Emerald Isle, and so on. And if there’s one thing that’s sure to set off this committed coterie of conservationists who favor these ‘hoods, it’s trees. Specifically, the removal of trees. And when Edens, the corporation that owns Casa Linda Plaza unveiled a plan to remove five mature cedar elms from the walkway opposite Natural Grocers, let’s just say that it was not a popular decision. 

However, thanks to the measured response from District 9 Dallas City Council member Mark Clayton, not only are residents getting a more robust and shady canopy, they’re also in discussions to bring back a neighborhood tradition — the Casa Linda Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

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Special philanthropic event at this stunning property Friday evening!

When buyers walk into a home, they are focused, naturally, on everything the eye can see. That’s why design and photography is so important when marketing a home. 

But increasingly, as this bout with Atmos Energy in some Dallas neighborhoods has taught us, the focus needs to be on the things we cannot see with the naked eye: upgraded components such as electrical wiring, new switches, roof shingles, insulation, HVAC, sub flooring and of course, pipes inside, pipes outside.

9606 Losa in Casa Linda Estates Lake and Garden District fits the bill of perfection more than most “pretty picture” homes you see. The builder has years of experience remodeling homes, knows what works, knows that in the end, quality work is not just where you see it, but where you don’t, that makes a house rock solid.

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Don't Be Cruel to a House that's Blue (You Won't Want No Other Home) | CandysDirt.com

If your heart is yearning for a fabulous real estate find in this new year, we’ve found an affordable blue beauty deep in the heart of East Dallas. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred, located at 10208 San Lorenzo Dr., sits pretty with a new facade color — cobalt blue — and some other appealing updates inside and out. This Casa View Oaks house has three bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,430 square feet on one story, built in 1953.

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Casa Linda is one of those neighborhoods that offer the best of both worlds. Homes sit on over a half acre with large mature trees. The lack of curbs makes you feel as if you are out in the country. However, it’s only eight miles from downtown and eight minutes from the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake. There are about 450 homes in the neighborhood and our Inwood House of the Week, at 1418 Bella Vista, is definitely a one-of-a-kind casa grande! Homes of this size don’t come along every day, especially on over an acre of land. (more…)