This North Dallas home is ready for summer! With a crystal blue pool, patio, game room, and bright open floor plan, our Friday Four Hundred aims to please. And it’s ideally located too. It sits in a family-friendly North Dallas neighborhood with desirable Plano schools.

“The property at 18616 Gibbons Drive is a pristine home with lots of light and is fresh, clean and very tastefully updated,” says listing agent Christie Cannon of Keller Williams. “At just under $450,000 this home is a great price for all it offers and it’s location! The private backyard has a fabulous pool and covered patio. As well as a well-designed, fully useable, concrete patio/side yard. It’s perfect for storing pool equipment.”

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Kerry Walton with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has listed 3314 Hawthorne Avenue for $435,000. Open House, Sunday, April 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Feast your eyes on the former private residence of presidential portrait painter, Alexander B. Clayton. This refined Park Place townhome is now on the market and listed by Kerry Walton with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $435,000. And there is more than one reason to fall head over heels for this Perry Heights gem.

Presidential Panache

“For anyone who appreciates presidential trivia,” Walton says, “Clayton once used the full-floor master suite as his artist studio. The giveaway is the wall of windows he added that now offer treetop views. His portrait of Richard M. Nixon was installed rather unceremoniously in the White House in 1981, according to an article written by the iconic White House news reporter Helen Thomas.”

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It’s our Friday Four Hundred, folks, and we’ve found a beauty! Few homes in East Dallas offer all this for the price. This week, we are dishing the dirt on 4307 Cabell Drive. The two-bedroom, two-full-bathroom condo was built in 2001, but has all the amenities of new construction, plus a gracious open floor plan to boot.

East Village Address

According to listing agent, Christina Alty with Dallas City Center Realtors, “It is located in the up-and-coming East Village neighborhood and has a number of updates that give it the modern feel without the cost of a newly built home. This is unique because it has truly been remodeled and updated in every way, from the paint to the floors, to kitchen, to the bathrooms, and beyond. Every surface has been touched and in a good way. The owner made smart design choices that she not only loves but also the general population loves,” says Alty. (more…)

Our Steal: Jack Harrell with Keller Williams Realty Dallas Preston Road has listed 10355 Cary Back Circle for $440,000.

House hunters, take note! Have you considered Northwest Dallas in your home search?

With close proximity to Love Field and the bustling Medical District, it’s a great spot for families and executives alike. Here we showcase two fantastic Northwest Dallas offerings that bring the wow-factor in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. The best part? They just hit the market, so you can get a jump on making your move before the masses strike.

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Tamra Torres of the Shelly Seltzer Group at Ebby Halliday has listed 10421 Solta Drive for $425,000.

Attention Old Lake Highlands house hunters! Let your search for the perfect retro remodel be no more. We’ve locked onto a stylish 1950s gem that’s turning heads, and you’ll want to take a look! The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom home is light, and bright, and sized just right with 1,602 square feet of newly refurbished interior space. And it’s one of the area’s longstanding husband-and-wife duos – Patrick and Jeanna McIntyre of New Creation Group – that brought this Old Lake Highlands gem back to life!

“My husband and I are the owners and sellers, and the ones who rehabbed this house. We have been restoring and selling homes in East Dallas for 17 years … long before ‘flipping’ became vogue,” says Jeanna. “Since, we have lived all over East Dallas, our passion is to buy and remodel classic 1950 – 60s homes to preserve the character and maintain property values through renovation and revitalization. We do top-quality renovations to attract good, responsible homeowners to the neighborhood. We are experienced contractors that do top-quality work, we go over and above on design and finish-out, we are respectful to neighbors and the people we hire, and we are committed to continue helping East Dallas to thrive!”

Tamra Torres of the Shelly Seltzer Group at Ebby Halliday is listing the property for $425,000, making it the perfect Friday Four Hundred! In fact, Torres has successfully sold over 20 properties for the McIntyres and soon will add this Old Lake Highlands beauty to her list!

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Vance Wampler of Real Estate Reformation has listed 828 Melba Street for $455,000. (Photos: Scott Endersby/Endersby Photography)

You won’t believe what you get for the price in this updated Bishop Arts beauty! We spoke to the owner Daniel Alvarado, an agent at Real Estate Reformation, who rehabbed the home himself. He tells us: “This home is perfect for the first-time or experienced home buyer looking for that Bishop Arts experience!”

The three-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom home in a fantastic Oak Cliff area is turning heads for its meticulous renovation, location, and unbeatable price. It just hit the market for $455,000!

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DeCarla Anderson of Dave Perry-Miller InTown has listed 902 N. Edgefield Avenue for $417,000.

Treat yourself to the joys of home ownership this season with a darling Craftsman in the heart of North Oak Cliff. Imagine the twinkling lights next year when this one is yours! The three-bedroom, two-bathroom charmer comes complete with 1,375 square feet on a lushly landscaped lot, and it even has a red door.

Lots Of Craftsman Charm

Looks like we are on a Craftsman kick this month, and our Friday Four Hundred is the epitome of Craftsman charm! Situated on a corner lot in the Kings Highway Conservation District, it affords a prime spot near Kessler Park. The front porch with classic swing caught our eye. And the interior is just as cute!

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Debbie Sherrington with Dave Perry-Miller Park Cities has listed 5103 Bradford Drive for $468,000.

With so many original details and thoughtful updates for modern-day, this 1940s cottage is all you need to get in the spirit this holiday season. And we could not be more excited to share it! The three-bedroom, two-full-bath charmer is the ultimate Friday Four Hundred, offering picturesque drive-up and an ideal location in the Medical District area. Take a closer look, but beware, this cottage cutie is hard to resist.

From its sizable 7,797-square-foot lot with mature magnolia trees, to its cherry red door, towering chimney, and front porch pergola, we are finding it hard to peel our eyes away from this timeless beauty.

“The house is perfect for someone who needs to be close to the Medical District, Downtown, Uptown, Design District, or Love Field,” says listing agent Debbie Sherrington of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Park Cities. “The size is right for many buyer types because of the two living areas, open floor plan, and great backyard. It has all the cottage charm with updates based on modern living needs.”

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