lake highlands homeToday’s Tuesday Two Hundred will leave you amazed that so many high-end amenities and thoughtful details are available in a Lake Highlands home for under $300K.

The house at 10006 Chimney Hill Ln. is located in the Country Forest-Jackson Meadows neighborhood, about as far north as you can go in Lake Highlands before bumping into Richardson. This is outside the LBJ loop, and for some, that’s a deal breaker. But I promise, once you see this house, you won’t care. (And really, it’s fewer than ten minutes to White Rock Lake and  NorthPark Center, minutes away from the Richardson Tech Corridor, and only 15 minutes north of downtown Dallas. Perspective, y’all.)

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The master bathroom is a real stunner, with an unusual center vanity with two sinks, granite counters, and lots of storage. There is also ample closet space, decorative and recessed lighting, a private water closet, and spa-like steam shower.

It’s a 3-3 with 2,619 square feet, built in 1979. Inside, you’ll find everything from handscraped hardwood floors and a kitchen with custom cabinetry, to cedar-paneled vaulted ceilings and a stunning master bathroom.

This stunner is newly listed by Angela Garcia with Keller Williams Realty Arlington for $295,000.


Oak Lawn townhome

These days, it’s pretty common to spot a great listing and watch it go under contract faster than you can say, “Jeeves, fetch me a Realtor!”

So when I spot an Oak Lawn townhome like the one at 3316 Hawthorne Ave. #3316, which has been on the market for 160 days, I have to scratch my head. It looks magazine-worthy, has over 2,000 square feet, and is located in a highly desirable neighborhood. So what gives?

This unit, in the Park Place Townhomes, is 2,025 square feet, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three stories, a custom kitchen, plaster walls, private courtyard, hardwood floors, a private elevator, and oh, so much more. It is listed by Chris Pyle at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $394,900, or $194 per square foot.

Oak Lawn townhome

Looking at the neighborhood comparables, it’s on the high end—others sold for $131, $138, $167, and $184 per square foot. But another unit in the same Park Place Townhomes sold for a dollar more per square foot in December, and it has only 1,149 square feet.

Could it be the school district? This townhome is located in DISD, and nearby comparable properties located in Highland Park ISD sold for $197 to $254 per square foot. But the unit that sold for a dollar more per square foot is also in DISD. So the jury is out on that factor.

Mandatory monthly HOA fees of $1,117 are on the hefty side, and do not appear to include utilities, so that is a potential issue that might be dissuading buyers. But it’s not an unheard-of amount for this area.

Let’s take a look inside and you tell us your opinion on today’s Thursday Three Hundred.


Sometimes when you put a lot of wood in a home, it starts to feel dark and claustrophobic. Too much custom cabinetry, too much dark wood floors, and too much art, and it starts to feel like the walls are closing in.

That’s why 7118 Elmridge is so refreshing! There’s tons of beautiful wood finishes on this Northwood Hills home, but the high ceilings, which, paired with huge windows, brings in  enough light to make it feel cozy and yet spacious.

It doesn’t hurt that the home, marketed by Virginia Cook’s Mayo Redpath for $1.15 million, was built in 2001. It still looks completely new inside, with a gourmet kitchen with tons of built-ins and two dishwashers. The light fixtures are gorgeous, and so is the wood floor, which continues throughout the home.

The living areas are well-appointed, with fireplaces and custom cabinetry that will fit even the largest book collections. The furniture fits the home so well, that, if I were buying it, I’d definitely try to negotiate it!

There’s a big-screen projector in the bonus room upstairs, which is great for sports fans. You have tons of space to entertain, and with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, you have room to overnight some guests.


The master, well, it’s a work of art. The custom vanity has so much space for all of your perfume bottles. And the countertops and tile, well, they’re so beautiful! I love the window next to the jetted tub, too.

Outside, there’s not only a pool to cool off in during our insanely hot summers, but there’s a fire pit where your guests can gather round and stay cozy during the winter. This is truly an entertainer’s house with a great location and an even better price!

Give her one acre and 4200 square feet of living space, where she can go blackberry picking anytime — well, except in winter — or walk-out of the basement right to 230 feet of deep, bold ocean frontage with beautiful rock ledges that enable fishing for mackerel, blues and stripers, just steps from your door! (Fish every night for dinner!) Spacious open floor plan and spectacular panoramic sunset/water views from every room: 2+ bedrooms; 3.5 baths; 17‚Äô windows and 20‚Äô+ ceilings in great/dining room; radiant heat; low-voltage lighting; computer and home theatre wiring. The gourmet kitchen with soapstone counters gets morning and afternoon sun, cherry custom cabinetry and maple staircases, balcony; bamboo, tile and polished concrete floors — makes sweeping the floors seem like being on a boat! Charming stone walls, patio, cottage gardens, birch trees¬† & blackberries galore! 2-story, 2-car garage/shop heated and wired for large tools – maybe we’ll hold this one for Father’s Day!¬† Quiet neighborhood, private drive. Walk to museums, restaurants and the lighthouse. Make this a second home, it may well end up being your ONLY home. Has been reduced to $1,490,000 for premier Maine waterfront… I want to go to sleep at night listening to the surf crashing!