North DallasTucked back off of Preston Road, we found a North Dallas traditional that’s been completely remodeled from the studs up — and not one, but TWO kitchens, all for $765,000.

The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home located at 12504 Sunlight Dr. sits on an oversized corner lot. Outside, it’s got curb appeal for days and mature trees.

Inside, an open floor plan boasts hand-scraped wood floors in the common areas and two kitchens. A stunning gourmet kitchen does the main duty for family meals, with its large island, quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances, and large pantry, and overlooks a dining area and living room warmed by a sleek fireplace.

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Established in the early 1950s, Alger Park is a small East Dallas neighborhood with big appeal, just minutes from the eastern shores of White Rock Lake. We’ve found a remodeled midcentury house there that impresses with its sleek style and designer aesthetic. 

“What’s really nice is the light and the open feel it has to it,” said listing agent Eve Holder with Keller Williams Realty Dallas Preston Road. “There’s also a midcentury flair, which is so appealing to buyers of all ages.” 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 9739 Cloister Dr. is located in Alger Park on a quiet street near Peavy and Garland roads. Curb appeal is just the beginning — inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, oversized windows, an open floorplan, and custom touches. The low-E windows and roof are new, too. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,141 square feet on one story, built in 1950. 

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Are you ready for our Dallas open houses roundup? We’ve found three sweet properties that show off some of the best residential real estate on the market now. 

This is the CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. This week, our houses range in price from $449K to $868,850. Will you visit them? 

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2823 Reedcroft Drive, Farmers Branch, TX is currently listed by Jeffrey Neal of Keller Williams Realty Dallas Preston Road for $529,000. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

If you’re anything like me, you read Candy’s recent article “The Best Kept Real Estate Secret in North Texas: Farmers Branch” and wondered if there’s a home in the area for you. Well this week’s Friday Five Hundred just might fit the bill. It’s a 1966 ranch ideally nestled in Farmers Branch along Malon Creek, currently listed for $529,000 by Jeffrey Neal of Keller Williams Realty Dallas.

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Get Cozy in this Hampton Hills Cottage, Minutes from Bishop Arts | CandysDirt.com

Just minutes from the Bishop Arts District, find a cozy cottage in Hampton Hills with custom updates and a sweet, modern vibe. 

The home at 1618 Hollywood Ave. is our Tuesday Two Hundred and it makes the most of a modest footprint, featuring original refinished hardwood floors and tons of windows for plenty of natural light. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,260 square feet on one story, built in 1950. 

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royal haven

This three-bedroom, three-bath ranch in Royal Haven is a great option for home buyers finding themselves priced out of Sparkman Club and Midway Hollow.

As home buyers begin to get priced out of Midway Hollow and Sparkman Club Estates, they are starting to look to other nearby neighborhoods, where investors are starting to snap up lots and renovate, but the price tags are still affordable.

This week’s Thursday Three Hundred is in the Royal Haven neighborhood, which is bordered in part by Webb Chapel Road, Forest Lane, and Royal Lane in Northwest Dallas.

It’s a neighborhood where you can still get the square footage and the family neighborhood you want, but at an affordable $300,000 range.  (more…)

Get in Early on this Northwest Dallas Neighborhood with Stunning New Build | CandysDirt.com

Back in the early 2000s, the M Streets were an up-and-coming part of Dallas. You could build a house and get in on the ground floor of what is now one of the hottest areas of the city. 

One of the new “it” neighborhoods is in Northwest Dallas near Walnut Hill and Midway, Midway Hollow. The location is convenient to the city’s best private schools and neighborhoods with easy access to highways, making it a snap to get around. 

I’ve totally fallen for a brand new custom house there with one of the best finish-outs I’ve seen, at 9941 Coppedge Ln. Designed and built by 3939 Urban Homes, this transitional home is stunning, the work of owners Eldad Block and Vanessa Gavalya. This local duo totally “gets” the modern buyer and their aesthetic reflects that. 

“Eldad Block, whose family owns Big D Lumber in Richardson, knows how to build — they have seen thousands of homes built, and what’s behind the walls truly matters for him,” Gavalya said. “The entire house is wrapped in 7/16-inch OSB with one-inch radiant/water resistant foam, as well as a Tyvek house wrap over the house sheathing for extra protection.”

This home has six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, study, game room, media room, and 4,975 square feet on two stories. There’s an open house on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Would you like a sneak peek? 

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Swiss Avenue Prairie Craftsman

The Swiss Avenue Prairie Craftsman at 4807 Swiss Ave. won a 2008 Preservation Dallas Restoration Award and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Is there any style of house as fetching as a Prairie Craftsman? We’ve found a stunning one in historic Peak’s Addition in Old East Dallas, and she’s a beauty. This winner of the 2008 Preservation Dallas Restoration Award leads the way in our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $327K to $725. You’ll find a range of properties that are all memorable, from a renovated Forest Meadows contemporary in Lake Highlands (with the coolest kitchen island!) to a Hockaday Manor home with an elegant finish-out and architectural interest in every room. Let’s go!

 

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