6938-casa-loma-ave-dallas-tx-1-MLS-1Some things never go out of style, and we count the quaint brick cottages of East Dallas on that list. This one in the Lakewood-area enclave of Gastonwood is a perfect example. Red brick, classic black shutters, and tidy traditional architecture is a dream from the curb.


GetMedia-1The East Dallas housing market is booming. Builders lay in wait for anything resembling a tear down, and existing homes are being renovated at a dizzying pace. It’s extremely hard to nab an original house that’s been beautifully updated, but we’ve found one for you at 6813 Clayton.

It’s an adorable 2,244-square-foot traditional Gastonwood Tudor that is truly move-in ready. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home listed by Beth Borman of Dave Perry-Miller was built in 1918 and has the coveted signature features of the era, including a graceful arched entry and gorgeous leaded glass windows.


Dallas Weekend Open Houses

The stunning University Park Tudor at 3325 Rankin St. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

The Internet is a beautiful thing when it comes to house hunting. But there’s no substitute for stepping foot in a home and seeing what it has to offer. That’s why we love open houses, and our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column was created to bring you an insider’s take on properties you don’t want to miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $389,999 to $1.025 million, and the selection is truly outstanding. You’ll find a range of properties, from a super-rare Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse-style home, to an Alger Park cottage that feels like a treehouse in the woods. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week.



Photos: Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography

Fresh to the market! This little cottage is going to make one house hunter very, very happy. In fact, according to listing agent Amy Messer with the Paradise Slaughter Group, this cutie has made the sellers happy for as long as they’ve owned the home. But it’s a job relocation that they just can’t pass up that has them listing this adorable home. Jump to see inside and find out more about this sweet home in Gastonwood that JUST HIT MLS TODAY!

Let the feeding frenzy begin!


6843 Coronado Front

OK, so technically, this house is $100 shy of $300,000, but we’ll overlook that this Thursday because 6843 Coronado Ave. has an absolute stunner of a saltwater pool for this price range, and considering our climate, we all need to start preparing for summer’s sweltering temperatures.

6843 Coronado Living

Built in 1946, this charmer in Lakewood Hills has three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, two living areas, and did I mention the saltwater pool in the backyard? Oh yeah, THERE’S A SALTWATER POOL IN THE BACKYARD.

6843 Coronado Backyard

The saltwater pool, which was designed by Riverbend Sandler, pretty much sells this house for me. It’s super cute on the inside with excellent neutral paint and great art on the walls. I love that some of the original features were kept intact such as the chair rail in the dining room and the arched passage way. There’s 1,328 square feet inside this home, which is enough room for a family of three, but I’d want a second full bath if I had two kids. Still, it’s a great value at $299,900, especially considering that it’s in the Lakewood Elementary and Woodrow Wilson High School attendance zone.

6843 Coronado Dining

The kitchen could use a few upgrades — I’d put in stainless appliances and fixtures when installing a new countertop. And I can’t really tell from this angle the size of the kitchen, but it doesn’t look big enough to have a breakfast area. You’ll have to request a showing to find that out.

6843 Coronado Kitchen

The master is pretty standard as far as size goes, but I love the view it has — you know, THE SALTWATER POOL (I think I’m losing my voice from all this virtual shouting!). The den, which appears to be a late add-on to the back of the house, also has excellent views of the backyard.

6843 Coronado Den

Now, the full bath — the only full bath in this home — is really kind of cramped. There is no way two adults could get ready at the same time in this tiny bathroom, so don’t even try imagining it. But, depending on what’s on the other side of those two bathroom walls, you could make this into a much more family friendly bathroom.

6843 Coronado Bath

To close, I leave you with another view of the SALTWATER POOL. Ugh. I die.

6843 Coronado Pool