Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us just north of White Rock Lake in Lakewood to 7325 Rutgers Drive. This fantastic East Dallas neighborhood is full of other handsome midcentury houses like this one, but few are priced as competitively: With a recent price reduction, it is now listed for $299,900, or $185 per square foot. Nearby comps have been averaging almost $200 per square foot.

Built in 1960 and recently updated, this brick house is a 3-2 with 1,617 square feet sitting on 0.178 acres with lovely, mature trees. Located within walking distance of the new playground and splash park at Ridgewood-Belcher Rec Center, this University Terrace property is in the Lakewood Elementary, Long Middle, and Woodrow Wilson High School zones. Nearby private schools include Zion Lutheran, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary, and Dallas Academy. The neighborhood has a Fourth of July parade and a Halloween party for local kids. Needless to say, the area draws many families.


That’s it, TWO tickets for anyone who can tell me in what year J.J. Long School, pictured here, was built. So much on tap in Lakewood this weekend, you cannot miss Eddie Maestri’s modern farmhouse on Coronado, a spectacular mid century-modern influenced new build on Lake Circle, or a historic Spanish-style Hutsell home right Lakewood Boulevard with an original fresco above the fireplace that was recently restored. This house was almost destroyed by a fire and essentially rebuilt, but retains many of its original features. Now here’s a street I plan to live on before I die: Bob O’ Link, just LOVE that name, and check out a  charming ranch-style home on Bob O’Link. Scuttlebutt: the owner of Times Ten Cellars and Blow hair salon bought it last year from the former personal secretary and close friend of Mary Kay, who had lived there for four decades. The new owner has created a fascinating fountain of wine bottles in the garden, which is essentially an outdoor living room, as interesting as the house itself!

A wine bottle fountain in the garden… I should so move to Lakewood!