Established in the early 1950s, Alger Park is a small East Dallas neighborhood with big appeal, just minutes from the eastern shores of White Rock Lake. We’ve found a remodeled midcentury house there that impresses with its sleek style and designer aesthetic. 

“What’s really nice is the light and the open feel it has to it,” said listing agent Eve Holder with Keller Williams Realty Dallas Preston Road. “There’s also a midcentury flair, which is so appealing to buyers of all ages.” 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 9739 Cloister Dr. is located in Alger Park on a quiet street near Peavy and Garland roads. Curb appeal is just the beginning — inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, oversized windows, an open floorplan, and custom touches. The low-E windows and roof are new, too. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,141 square feet on one story, built in 1950. 

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Splurge vs Steal: Two Lovely Lochwood Houses, Reduced in Asking Price | CandysDirt.com

We love East Dallas and Lochwood in particular, one of the most lush, treed neighborhoods. The connection to nature is a big deal here, with greenbelts, creek, park, and close proximity to White Rock Lake. 

For today’s Splurge vs Steal, we’ve headed there to look at two Lochwood houses for sale. As it turns out, both have seen recent reductions in asking price. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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GetMediaCraftsman homes are a distinctly American style. Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, architects in California at the turn of the century, are credited as being instrumental in creating the look we associate with the Craftsman bungalow. The low-pitched, gabled roofs are well suited to warm climates, so it’s not surprising that once people started seeing this new look in magazines it transitioned quickly from California to Texas.

From 1905 through the 1920s, the Craftsman bungalow became the most popular style of small house in America. Lucky for us, Dallas still has plenty of these homes, many beautifully restored like our Friday Four Hundred at 5823 Richmond Avenue, listed by Eve Holder of Keller Williams for $450,000. (more…)