Fall for the Mid-Mod Vibes of this Casa View Haven Retro Beauty | CandysDirt.com

Deep in the heart of East Dallas, in a family friendly neighborhood, find a California midcentury with a marvelous aesthetic.

Feel the mid-mod vibe at 2361 San Marcus Ave. in Casa View Haven, built in 1953, beautifully maintained, and tastefully updated. The retro re-do, our Tuesday Two Hundred, takes the best of the original features, like awning windows and refinished hardwoods, and adds on-trend styles and colors. 

This home has three bedrooms, one bathrooms, and 1,150 square feet on one story. It is listed by Shelly Seltzer with Ebby Halliday Realtors and located near Gus Thomasson Road and Ferguson Road. Ready to check it out? 


Last, but definitely not least, on our list of Old East Dallas neighborhoods is Junius Heights. The neighborhood is the closest single-family-zoned neighborhood to downtown Dallas.  The area offers an eclectic mix of gorgeous historic architecture, spacious lot sizes, and lovely front porches.  All of the great entertainment districts of Dallas are easily accessible from the neighborhood, without being right in the middle of it all.  Zip codes included within Junius Heights are 75246, 75214, and 75204.

In addition to Junius Heights and the rest of Old East Dallas, the 75214 zip code alone encompasses Hollywood Heights and much of Lakewood, to the west side of White Rock Lake. An abundance of food and drink favorites in the area include establishments such as Cock and Bull, Craft Beer Cellar, The Heights, Meso Maya, and Garden Cafe.

According to the Junius Heights Neighborhood Association, the neighborhood was created in 1906, on what was then the Eastern edge of Dallas. During that time, the area was known by its large columns on Abrams and by the now-defunct Junius Heights streetcar service.


Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us just north of White Rock Lake in Lakewood to 7325 Rutgers Drive. This fantastic East Dallas neighborhood is full of other handsome midcentury houses like this one, but few are priced as competitively: With a recent price reduction, it is now listed for $299,900, or $185 per square foot. Nearby comps have been averaging almost $200 per square foot.

Built in 1960 and recently updated, this brick house is a 3-2 with 1,617 square feet sitting on 0.178 acres with lovely, mature trees. Located within walking distance of the new playground and splash park at Ridgewood-Belcher Rec Center, this University Terrace property is in the Lakewood Elementary, Long Middle, and Woodrow Wilson High School zones. Nearby private schools include Zion Lutheran, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary, and Dallas Academy. The neighborhood has a Fourth of July parade and a Halloween party for local kids. Needless to say, the area draws many families.



809 Newell

Photo: Hollywood/Santa Monica Neighborhood Association

We’re so excited about the upcoming Hollywood/Santa Monica Neighborhood Association home tour, which is scheduled for April 26 and 27, from noon to 5 p.m. The 23rd annual Hollywood Heights Home Tour is a thoughtful, well-organized event that features some of the amazing Tudors and traditionals for which this gorgeous East Dallas enclave is known. Tickets for the tour are $15 and are on sale now!

We’ve already interviewed Realtor Joe Kacynski, whose home inside an amazing renovated duplex at San Mateo and Newell will be on this year’s tour. He had some great insight on the home tour, and what it takes to get ready, but our next interview subject has been preparing for the Hollywood Heights Home Tour for going on 4 years. Tiffany Diederich says that when she and her husband bought the adorable Tudor at 809 Newell, they started the slow process of making it theirs. It wasn’t until this year that she finally acquiesced to the neighborhood’s requests to feature her lovely home on the tour.

You can read more about Diederich and her amazing home, as well as how you can win a pair of tickets to this year’s home tour, after the jump!


I think this might be our first home on CandysDirt.com from Ridgewood Park, an East Dallas neighborhood just south of Lovers Lane and east of Abrams Road. It’s not too far south of Northwest Highway in a little alcove tucked away from too much traffic. In a word: Love.

This house, 6515 Ridgemont Drive marketed by Lindy Mahoney of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, is traditional to a “T.” Now, traditionals aren’t often my bag, and I prefer uncluttered spaces, lots of windows, lots of light, and minimal furniture (all of this, of course, you wouldn’t be able to tell if you looked inside my home right now. I blame the toddler.)

This one, however, is so cute that it makes me squeal! It feels so much like a perfectly curated dollhouse right down to the wing-back chairs and cozy den. And at $279,000 you get what you pay for with updates, location, and charm.

Some parts of this home are perfectly modern, though. Take the kitchen, for instance. While the cabinets are gleaming white and the blue-and-white backsplash tile is a country traditional hallmark, everything feels new and fresh, especially the stainless steel appliances and the custom dishwasher front. I love the marble counters, which add an unexpected elegance to the room.

There are three bedrooms, two baths, and absolutely no brass fixtures in sight. While this  1,568-square-foot was built in 1955, everything feels completely updated and move-in ready. This home would be perfect for newlyweds, and it’s in an area that is very accessible for commuters, too!

The backyard is spacious, and there’s a good-sized patio. The only negative about this home is, in my opinion, the detached garage, which would be a pain in the rear during inclement weather.

What do you think about this house?