Maybe you saved this home on Zillow or saved it to your favorites on the Realtor.com app and forgot to come back and study it. But this 1955-built midcentury modern home on Sylvania Drive in East Dallas deserves another look because since we last featured it as Inwood National Bank’s Home of the Week three months ago, the price has come down a cool $26,000. $26K! That’s a lot of capital freed up to make this uber-cool midcentury listing by RE/MAX DFW Associates agent Jenny Capritta all your own.

This 2,753-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two baths on more than a quarter-acre in the Lake Gardens area of White Rock Lake, a neighborhood full of tall trees, winding streets with hilly topography, and an outstanding collection of original and renovated Midcentury Modern homes. As our executive editor Joanna England pointed out, this particular property offers something of a blank slate for those not afraid of taking a home to the studs and remaking it into a showplace. All the MCM pedigree is there with dramatic vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows bringing the outside in, which helps show off the period-traditional low pitched roofline.

While it’s obvious that this Midcentury Modern has had several renovations that have expanded the footprint, let’s take a look at before and after staging photos to get a better idea of how this home flows. (more…)

This week’s Inwood National Bank home of the week is an adorable midcentury-built home in Lochwood near White Rock Lake. Listing agent Jenny Capritta of REMAX DFW Associates has newly listed 11805 Donore Lane in Dallas for $389,000. Let’s take a look inside.

The three-bedroom, two-bath home with 1,929 square feet is nestled on a large corner lot with a rolling slope that puts the home on a pedestal. White brick and orange painted shutters and porch balisters are the surprising pops of color that remind you this home was built in 1960, when you would have found an orange couch and an avocado green refrigerator inside. However, the interior of this home has been updated with modern, open style that still feels germaine to the home and not like a stark contemporary interior that you’d forget you’re in a 60s-era home.

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Spring Branch Drive in White Rock Valley is one of those streets that buyers often ask their agents about, so when one of those homes goes on the market, it’s an opportunity, says White Rock Lake area expert agent Jenny Capritta, a RE/MAX DFW Associates Realtor. Her listing, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week, is a perfect example of what White Rock Valley has to offer and is an opportunity to purchase a home with great bones that you can make your own.

First off, the location is outstanding. This 1962-built home is nestled in a coveted neighborhood with mature trees, great Richardson ISD schools, and access to the White Rock Creek Trail and White Rock Lake. White Rock Valley is also home to White Rock Stables, a 14-acre full care horse stable near Flag Pole Hill.

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Jog out your front door and decide whether you want to make it a short run through the shaded trail in Lake Highlands Park steps away, or make it a longer run several blocks away with views of White Rock Lake at your side. Those are the types of decisions you’ll make with this week’s Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

Jenny Capritta of RE/MAX DFW Associates just listed 833 Sylvania Drive, a beautifully-renovated midcentury home on a quarter-acre in Eastwood near White Rock Lake. Check, check, and check, right? Check on the price too, listed at $525,000 for a 2,307 square-foot-home in a prime location.

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When Midcentury Modern homes hit the market, they often get snapped up so quickly that our heads spin. So if you’re desperate to get a Midcentury Modern home with plenty of room for renovations and updates, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is your opportunity to get it while it’s hot — and affordable!

This listing from Jenny Capritta is in the nexus of East Dallas’ treasured enclave of Midcentury Modern architecture. The Lake Gardens area of East Dallas’ White Rock Lake neighborhoods has tall trees, winding streets with hilly topography, and an outstanding collection of original and renovated Midcentury Modern homes.

This particular property offers something of a blank slate for those not afraid of taking a home to the studs and remaking it into a showplace. 

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Still obsessed as ever with Chip and Jojo? Need your fix of farmhouse chic? Ready to live inside an award-winning Dallas ISD attendance zone? This adorable cottage from RE/MAX DFW Associates Realtor Jenny Capritta located inside the Mockingbird Elementary attendance zone, which is within the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, is absolutely perfect. 

Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is just what buyers are looking for, says Capritta.

“Buyers today are not looking for actual fixer-uppers,” she said. “They are looking for a modernized remodel that is move-in ready.”

But if you’re thinking this cutie is a standard flip, think again. 

“This quality renovation was not done by flippers, but homeowners who spared no expense or overlooked the slightest detail,” Capritta said.

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The funky counterpart of larger and grander Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills, is one of my favorite neighborhoods in East Dallas. Why? Because besides amazing location, this neighborhood has natural beauty and personality.

First, Little Forest Hills has the absolute CUTEST Fourth of July parade, which attracts bicycles and strollers with streamers and flags, plus the many Radio Flyer wagons with pups astride. Plus, this neighborhood is within bicycling distance of East Dallas’ worst-kept secret: The Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3108 pool. And finally, both neighborhoods feed into Dallas ISD’s Alex Sanger Preparatory, which earned several distinctions.

So it’s no surprise that these two East Dallas enclaves have experienced growing popularity in the past decade, with more an more people paying top dollar for lots and custom builders. Though, this beautiful Tudor was built just six years ago, there are homes built more than 70 years back still standing. But what if you could have a new build without all of the effort? That’s what our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week offers. 

“This quality craftsman Tudor home was built in 2013 by the current owner,” said listing agent Jenny Capritta of RE/MAX DFW Associates.  “All new quality custom homes start with the foundation. This engineer-designed slab was created for maximum stability by drilling 47 piers to shale — some 20 to 30 feet.”

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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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