We have a soft spot for architect Charles Dilbeck, and we have a special affinity for the Greenway Parks neighborhood, so we’re excited to bring you our Inwood House of the Week at 5522 Waneta Drive today. The neighborhood is built in a traditional English manner, with houses surrounding a parkway, which the Brits refer to as a “commons.” One of the best aspects of this is that it affords an architect the opportunity to create two facades, one facing the greenbelt and the other facing the street. This home is a Charles Dilbeck Spanish Colonial Revival, and an excellent example of a double facade house. (more…)

6861 Lakewood Boulevard

Although this is the preferred entrance for family use, it’s actually the service entrance of the home.

The Dines and Kraft Tudor at 6861 Lakewood Boulevard is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved homes in Lakewood — and it’s finally for sale again. It was just listed by Annamari Lannon of Allie Beth Allman for $1.249 million, and that is a great price for a home of this caliber.

Built in 1928, the three-story, 4,160-square-foot home is often referred to by neighbors as “The Ohio House.” Take a look at the first photo, closely. Look to the left, peeking through the leaves of the tree. Let us know in our comments section if you figure out why it’s been given that name! (more…)


Tremont IHOTW

Nestled into a grove of mature trees on a double lot in the Parks Estates section of East Dallas lies a stunning Tudor treasure at 6347 Tremont Street. Built in 1927 by Dines & Kraft, it overlooks the Lakewood Country Club and is absolute perfection. David Bush has the two-story, four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bath Tudor listed for $1.65 million.

“One of the great things about this home is that it’s a mid ‘20s Tudor with all the original architecture, and a downstairs master,” Bush said. “That’s almost impossible to find.”

The house underwent two remodels over the years. The transition between the original home and additions are seamless.


6935 Lakeshore Inwood HOTW

You have heard of Dines & Kraft style homes, yes? They are those rock-solid, sturdy homes with fascinating detail, stained glass and a Tudoresque-feel clustered in what is now known as the Lakewood Conservation District. They were designed by Dines & Kraft in the 1920s and 30s, Dines and Kraft simply being Dallas developers who built exceptionally well-constructed spec homes. Though these were spec homes, they were not assembly line abominations. Talented architects such as Anton Korn designed each home first, lending each a strong architectural brand, design and following.6676 Lakewood Blvd

Take 2627 South Boulevard, built in 1921: a good example of their approach to even a compact residence. 2627 South Boulevard

Now the original Kraft home of Dines & Kraft is on the market with the guy who all but owns Lakewood, Scott Carlson. Seriously, I am going to throw on my Lululemon and go meditate in this house. This one is a unique Dutch Revival of 2719 square feet, set high on a hill in the most beautiful part of Deep Lakewood on a name-dropper street.  Even better, this home is on the market for the first time in over 50 years! Classic architecture, leaded and stained glass, original period bathrooms, thick hardwood floors, beautifully updated kitchen, a slate roof, balconies, and guest house with kitchen and full bath abound in this home. There are four bedrooms total, two and a half baths and one of the full baths is in the guesthouse.

Lakeshore Vintage

One of my favorite details of this period is the glass door knob, and 6935 Lakeshore has both original glass knobs and etched mirrors. Asking price is $895,000. Please note DCAD lists this home in “Poor” condition, interesting noting the updated kitchen, but perhaps because the bathrooms have not been updated. I think they are perfect!

6935 Lakeshore entry 6935 Lakewood Living room 6935 Lakeshore dining room 6935 Lakewood den 6935 Lakeshore office 6935 Lakeshore gladd doorknob 6935 Lakeshore etched mirror 6935 Lakeshore kitchen 1 6935 Lakewood kitchen 2 6935 Lakeshore master 6935 Lakewood bedroom 2 6935 Lakeshore porch BBQ 6935 Lakeshore guest 6935 Lakeshore walk upOpen this Sunday, get ready to meditate your way over to Inwood Mortgage for a mortgage for this pup. Just say “OMMMMMMMM!”