Shortly after the completion of Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas, a house appeared to overlook the rolling fairways with downtown Dallas as a backdrop. 

Built by premier Dallas developer Dines and Kraft in 1924, the house at 2203 Cambria Blvd. in the Lakewood Conservation District offers incredible estate living and it is our Inwood Home of the Week. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,849 square feet on two stories, as well as a small basement and walk-up attic space on 0.44 acres. There’s even a guest house in back. 

“When you look at these homes built in the 1920s, you have to understand what you are getting — they have so much more to offer than most of the new construction on the market because you simply cannot build this sort of quality today as it’s not cost effective,” said Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging who helped prepare the home for sale. “So to be able to purchase a flawlessly maintained home from the ’20s, my goodness, everyone who wants a home in Lakewood should be beating down the door!” 

Tasteful and era-appropriate updates delight throughout the house, which was on the Lakewood Home Tour a few years ago. It’s sure to please homebuyers looking for a property with character and high-end features. Bonus for families: this house is in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary.

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Lower Greenville CraftsmanBefore the construction of North Central Expressway in 1950, Greenville Avenue one of four major roads leading into Dallas, and was the main route to northern cities like Richardson, McKinney, and Plano. It used to be called “Richardson Pike” or “Richardson Road,” and was the main route into Dallas from the Texarkana.

The neighborhood of Lower Greenville runs adjacent to Greenville Avenue south of Mercedes Avenue and north of Belmont Avenue. Many of its houses were built in the 1920s when Greenville Avenue was a big thoroughfare, like our Thursday Three Hundred, located at 5739 Morningside Ave.Lower Greenville CraftsmanThis Lower Greenville Craftsman bungalow was constructed in 1925, and is a beautiful example of the Arts and Crafts style, from a wide front porch with thick square columns and its low-pitched, gabled roof, to numerous windows, original fireplace, and arched doorway.

You can walk to the Granada Theater from this house and all sorts of other fun restaurants, boutiques, and live music venues on Lower Greenville. It’s also close to the 9-acre Tietze Park, which has a swimming pool, a sandstone picnic pavilion, lighted baseball field, tennis court, basketball court, a second ball field, playground, and more than 75 mature oak and live oak trees, cedars, and a few “kneeling” bois d’arc trees.

This house has two bedrooms, one bathroom, 1,512 square feet, and is newly listed by David Bush at David Bush Realtors for $399,000.

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Photo: Shoot2Sell

Photo: Shoot2Sell

If you want an architect that is going to design and build an exceptional home, one that is designed to emulate the pinnacle of historic style, you can’t do much better than Jeff Fairey and Vintage Contemporaries. Fairey, a builder who doesn’t compromise on design and materials, is known for his Vintage Place development — a group of amazing spec homes inside Lakewood built to feel as if they’d always been there. And here is a rare opportunity to own a Vintage Contemporaries masterpiece: A Clifford D. Hutsell-esque Spanish Eclectic at 3624 Vintage Place. This incredible home is a masterful melding of modern amenities and historic styling. Listed with David Bush of David Bush Realtors, you can own this beauty for less than $1 million. (more…)

524 Northlake Front

There are some really, really adorable cottages in Old Lake Highlands, which is actually much closer to White Rock Lake than many of the areas under the “Lake Highlands” moniker. This area is just east of Peavy, and some of the homes actually have lake views (and some of the lots with lake views will soon be home to sky-high modern shipping container homes such as PV14 that will most certainly have lake views).

524 Northlake Formal Living

This home, while it doesn’t have lake views, it is still so adorable from the curb that you can’t help but want to check it out inside. It’s a fantastic little thing, 524 Northlake, with several updates and a really lovely lot. It’s inside the Hexter Elementary attendance area, a sought-after blue-ribbon campus.

524 Northlake Dining

With three bedrooms and three baths, three living areas and a wonderful patio, this traditional home is built to accommodate a busy family that appreciates the finer things. It has more than 2,900 square feet, too, and is listed by David Bush for $475,000.

While the living areas are cozy with plenty of light, you’ll really fall in love with the modern, updated kitchen. Honestly, the big selling point for me, outside of those lovely custom maple cabinets, are the Miele appliances. Miele double ovens, including a steam oven and a warmer, as well as a built-in cappuccino machine (OH MY GOODNESS YES!), huge stainless steel refrigerator and a fantastic built-in gas cooktop, well, I’d spend all day and evening in this kitchen. You couldn’t make me leave!

524 Northlake Kitchen

The master bedroom is a healthy size at 16x 14, which is not huge but you could still fit a king size bed in there. I am a little bummed with how few windows it has, though. Perhaps adding a skylight like the one in the kitchen would help its rather dark feel.

524 Northlake Master

There are three bathrooms, and one is updated with a double-sink vanity, fresh tile in the tub surround, and a modern storage cabinet for all of your linens.

524 Northlake Master Bath

In the backyard you’ll find a sweet, easy-to-mow little lawn and a lovely concrete patio with brick firepit. It’s a great spot to spend some family time this spring — just let the kids run wild, or maybe even have a game of catch. Bring on the sun!

524 Northlake Backyard 524 Northlake Patio