Old Lake HighlandsBeautiful brick and a super fun exterior color palette? Updated throughout, but it also maintains the original charm and character of the house? OH, AND IT FEEDS INTO HEXTER ELEMENTARY? That’s not just a yes, or even a double yes, it’s actually all the yeses.

Let’s take a look at this charming charmer located in Old Lake Highlands. First of all, LOCATION. With Easton you can take Mockingbird and head Downtown or boogie down Northwest Highway to connect with North Central Expressway, I-635, the Dallas North Tollway, and everything else. PLUS White Rock Lake, the Arboretum, and Casa Linda are just around the corner.

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Here are three Eastwood Open Houses you can’t afford to miss! This week we zero in on Eastwood, a neighborhood prized for its serene tree-lined streets and quality education. In fact, its elementary school is one of the best in Dallas-Fort Worth. And the home prices aren’t too shabby either. Case in point: three exceptional offerings all under $600,000.

Which would you choose? Tour them all this weekend, then tell us which your favorite. 

Stunning On Sylvania Drive

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The fun little house at 961 Peavy Road has an amazing backyard that’s so big it feels like it has it’s own ZIP code. Remember when you were a kid and you got to just run around and play ninjas and all sorts of other made-up games? This backyard reminds us of that. Maybe it’s all the room or the fact that it’s covered in dead leaves because fall was the only time it was bearable to be outside, but either way, it’s awesome.

Hey, let’s get this right out of the way before people go to town, THIS HOUSE ISN’T FOR EVERYONE. It’s painted yellow. It’s bright and sunny and different. It’s perfect for a creative that again, wants to run around and play ninja in the backyard.

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Of all the neighborhoods that dot the landscape surrounding White Rock Lake, Eastwood Estates is definitely one of our favorites. It’s also a favorite of Jenny Capritta, a RE/MAX DFW Associates Realtor and White Rock Lake area expert agent.

The reason? “Location, location, location,” she said. And her listing, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week, is a perfect example of what Eastwood Estates has to offer.

First and foremost, buyers will adore the view from the front porch and picture windows of 10411 Sinclair Ave., which is one of a select number of homes that faces a beautifully lush creekside greenbelt, Capritta said.

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The Roman brick ranch at 815 Peavy Road is adorable. It’s a three-bedroom, two-bath home in Old Lake Highlands, feeds into Hexter Elementary, and is White Rock walkable. It also has a long, gated driveway and 10-foot privacy fence. It’s Pleasantville perfect and now is the perfect time to snatch it up – it is exceptionally priced at just $349,990.

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Lake Park Estates is such a cool neighborhood, which is why I’m not really shocked to see how much asking prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. This increasingly desirable White Rock Lake enclave offers pretty much everything people move to East Dallas for, notes David Griffin & Company Realtor Lori Ericsson

That’s why we think that this remodeled midcentury ranch in Lake Park Estates is worthy of our High Caliber Home of the Week title, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Not only does it have some impeccably planned additions that make the most of the arboreal environment that puts the “park” in Lake Park Estates, but it’s also another kind of green.

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HexterHexter Elementary is one of those schools that is consistently asked about when people consider moving to East Dallas. With its robust parental involvement, and the fact that it is a Blue Ribbon school, there’s a lot of reasons to seek it out.

And given that the homes in the area can be some of the more affordable choices in Dallas, falling in that $200,000 range at the low point, it’s easy to see why young families flock there. (more…)

 

White Rock Home Tour

This unique modern home on Loving Avenue in Lakewood is one of the seven incredible homes on the 14th annual White Rock Home Tour. (Photos: Angela Flournoy)

The 14th annual White Rock Home Tour is one for the record books, and CandysDirt.com — the official media sponsor of this year’s tour — is giving you an exclusive first look at the seven incredible modern homes selected for the annual event. Slated for the weekend of April 27-28, tour-goers a close-up look at two Midcentury Modern homes and five new modern homes, each of which offers can’t miss details and design. Discounted early bird tickets are on sale now for $15 each at whiterockhometour.org.  

For the first time in the tour’s history, ticket holders will get a gander at a work-in-progress — specifically, a delicious modern design by architect Cliff Welch in Old Lake Highlands. Patrons will be able to walk through the large home before construction is complete. Welch, as well as builder Clay Robinson, will be on hand to talk about the home. Two of the newer builds on this year’s home tour are designs by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder New Leaf Custom Homes, both of which are located on Forest Trail just behind Flagpole Hill. A sexy design from A. GRUPPO architect Thad Reeves is worth the modest ticket price, too.

“Each of our tour homes offers something unique for our guests,” said White Rock Home Tour chair Alyson Black. We couldn’t agree more! 

New Leaf Custom Homes will have two of their builds on this year’s White Rock Home Tour, both of which are on Forest Trail in the White Rock Valley neighborhood.

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