Our Steal: Simone Jeanes of Virginia Cook Realtors has listed 6414 Dunstan Lane for $445,000.

East Dallas has lots to offer, and that includes the neighborhood of Ridgewood Park. Bound by Abrams Road to the west, Lovers Lane to the north, Fisher Road to the east, and the Ridgewood Trail to the south, this small enclave packs a mighty punch, offering quick access to White Rock Lake and major Dallas thoroughfares, as well as fantastic home values. One look at these two beauties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll see Ridgewood Park is worth a look.

Which one is more “you,” the Trammel Drive splurge or the Dilbeck-inspired steal? We would love to hear in the comments.


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The White Rock North home at 10136 Robin Hill Ln. is sophisticated and stylish, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you the CandysDirt.com Open House Roundup. It’s your insider view into that weekend’s open houses and the ones you shouldn’t miss.

This week, we’re looking at a marvelous contemporary new construction in White Rock North, a State Thomas condo, a cute cottage near Bishop Arts, and more. They range in price from $340K to $799,900.


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When this gorgeous French Eclectic Tudor at 6640 Avalon hit my inbox, I was sure it was a new build. The lines are much cleaner than you see on homes from the 1920’s, and it’s absolutely pristine. Then I looked closer. Those windows are original and you don’t see façade embellishments like these on new builds. My curiosity was piqued and I began to dig in and research.

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Before: Hard to believe this is the same house.

This is actually an original 1926 house built by George E. Dolph as his personal home. Dolph also constructed Munger Place Baptist Church.  A little over a year ago, the house was purchased by two very smart investors, Steven Riskey and Bart Fassino. They brought in a dream team — builders, Parc Chateau Homes, designer Leslie Pemberton, one of our favorite architects, Eddie Maestri — and got to work.