Mesquite

Hey, here are three fun facts about Mesquite: One that you knew, one you probably didn’t know, and one you definitely didn’t know.

First the obvious fact, State Legislature designated Mesquite as the Rodeo Capital of Texas. A lesser-known fact, Big Town Mall was the first air-conditioned shopping mall in the U.S. And fact three that I guarantee you didn’t know: In the late 1800s, Mesquite was as known for its many outlaws supposedly residing in the area as was its fertile agrarian roots. Prominent outlaw Sam Bass, historically known for his train robberies in Texas, robbed a train in downtown Mesquite, escaping with $152.

What do these three facts have to do with this Suburb Sunday? In this week’s round-up, we found these three homes close to shopping, entertainment, and wide open spaces. (more…)

Georgian Colonial ranch

This iconic, massive Georgian Colonial ranch at 11053 Strayhorn Drive in Country Club Estates, East Dallas, is a real find for you and your Valentine. Lucky heart-shaped duckies, it will be open on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The estate was built in 1969 for George C. McIngvale, a founder of Bishop Lynch High School. And I’m totally serious about this house: I swear there is nothing, nada, anything like this beautiful estate anywhere in Dallas.

McIngvale was a philanthropist, the head of an insurance company.He was also was instrumental in raising the capital to build Bishop Lynch High School, recognized today as one of the finest private schools in Dallas.

“The neighborhood is a hidden gem,” Dave Perry-Miller listing agent Ryan Streiff said. “It’s under the radar, near the Dallas Athletic Club, with not just one, but two golf courses designed by legendary golf champion Jack Nicklaus.”

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Country Club Park Renovated House Looks Better Than New | CandysDirt.com

Nestled in deep East Dallas are some great neighborhoods seeing more interest as prices for Dallas real estate continue their climb. These areas are being revitalized and revamped, one house at a time. 

One of them is Country Club Park and our Tuesday Two Hundred is located there at 10846 Sharondale Dr. This area is near Gus Thomasson Road and Maylee Boulevard, on the southwestern side of the Dallas Athletic Club. 

So what’s the appeal? Affordability, mature trees, cute houses, proximity to LBJ Freeway/Interstate 30, and the short drive or bike ride to White Rock Lake — just 3.9 miles. 

This house is the prettiest on the block, in our opinion, with a total remodel, including new central air and heating system, tankless water heater, electrical, and plumbing, and energy efficient windows, and that’s just the beginning.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,336 square feet on one story, built in 1955. 

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East Dallas Cottage Priced to Sell | CandysDirt.com

Yes, our North Texas market is hotter than a doorknob in hell with prices rising at a fast pace. But there are homes to be found for under $200K, and that’s what the “It’s My Mansion” occasional column is all about.

Today, we’ve discovered a cottage-style house at 3536 Delford Cir., near Shiloh and Ferguson roads in deep East Dallas. This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,070 square feet on two stories, built in 1960. It’s quite cute both inside and out, and the updates have achieved a contemporary vibe with hardwood floors, a fresh-looking color palette, and on-trend design elements, like white subway tile with dark grout in the kitchen and bathroom.

 

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