Tamra Torres of the Shelly Seltzer Group at Ebby Halliday has listed 10421 Solta Drive for $425,000.

Attention Old Lake Highlands house hunters! Let your search for the perfect retro remodel be no more. We’ve locked onto a stylish 1950s gem that’s turning heads, and you’ll want to take a look! The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom home is light, and bright, and sized just right with 1,602 square feet of newly refurbished interior space. And it’s one of the area’s longstanding husband-and-wife duos – Patrick and Jeanna McIntyre of New Creation Group – that brought this Old Lake Highlands gem back to life!

“My husband and I are the owners and sellers, and the ones who rehabbed this house. We have been restoring and selling homes in East Dallas for 17 years … long before ‘flipping’ became vogue,” says Jeanna. “Since, we have lived all over East Dallas, our passion is to buy and remodel classic 1950 – 60s homes to preserve the character and maintain property values through renovation and revitalization. We do top-quality renovations to attract good, responsible homeowners to the neighborhood. We are experienced contractors that do top-quality work, we go over and above on design and finish-out, we are respectful to neighbors and the people we hire, and we are committed to continue helping East Dallas to thrive!”

Tamra Torres of the Shelly Seltzer Group at Ebby Halliday is listing the property for $425,000, making it the perfect Friday Four Hundred! In fact, Torres has successfully sold over 20 properties for the McIntyres and soon will add this Old Lake Highlands beauty to her list!

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If nothing else, this house was the first I saw of eight that did not have taxidermy on the walls. My, are folks around here dedicated to the display of dead animals! Might I suggest that, in addition to de-cluttering your space, it might be a good idea to remove anything deceased before engaging in professional photography? That includes anything nefarious you’ve got going on in the attic or crawl space, too. It just makes for good business.

Fortunately, this Lake Highlands Estates renovation comes taxidermy-free, and delights as a fantastic renovation that boasts a great kitchen and a retreat-like master suite, among other attractive features. With three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms in 3,174 square feet, 10315 Van Dyke Drive is listed by Barbara Arredondo with Clay Stapp and Co. for $705,000.

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Some renovations just try too hard. They layer on trend after trend until the overall feel is generic and unmemorable.

Not the case with our Thursday Three Hundred at 10316 Longmeadow Dr. in Lake Highlands. This 1958 traditional had good bones and the owners kept the character, adding stylish updates that enhance the overall feel and function without overwhelming. 

This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,470 square feet on one story, and it was just listed last week. Let’s take a peek before it goes under contract. 

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Hexter Elementary

They say location sells a house, and that’s certainly true. But for families, schools often come in a close second. Our Thursday Three Hundred offers a big selling feature in addition to its cute-as-a-button looks and great neighborhood: it is in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, a beloved institution in the area.  

Located at 609 Brookhurst Dr., this updated home is near North Bucker Boulevard and Peavy Road in East Dallas’ Lake Highlands area. Renovations create an elegant feel in its 1,502 square feet, built in 1955 and updated to feel current and stylish. It has three bedrooms, two bedrooms, swimming pool, and covered patio. 

There’s an open house this Sunday, June 11, from 2-5 p.m. How about a sneak peek? 

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L Streets

The L Streets are a hot area of East Dallas, part of the Lake Highlands community and located 11 miles northeast of downtown. The L Streets are close to White Rock Lake and the area is full of arching shade trees and super cute houses. There’s a reason real estate here flies on and off the market so fast. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred, located at 9221 Leaside Dr., has so much personality going for it and it’s only been listed for three days. There’s nothing cookie cutter about it, with a flawless marriage of vintage charms and modern updates. The abundance of storage is particularly impressive in this house, which has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, two living areas, and 1,460 square feet on one story, built in 1956. 

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Lake Highlands Estates home

One of the coveted neighborhoods in Lake Highlands Estates is the L Streets. Our Thursday Three Hundred at 8932 Lockhaven Dr. is in this prime area, built in 1954 and in pristine condition.

Sitting on a corner lot with a circular drive, this curb appeal cutie looks marvelous with its curb appeal — mature pecan trees really seal the deal. Inside, it’s updates galore, creating a modern look with lots of buyer “wants.”

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,401 square feet on one story. Let’s take a look!

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Lake Highland Estates

If you’re looking for an East Dallas midcentury with tons of curb appeal and a cute interior, then our Tuesday Two Hundred hits all the right notes.

Located at 214 Leda Dr., this curb appeal cutie is in Lake Highland Estates, near Easton Road and Northwest Highway (not to be confused with Lake Highlands Estates, further north). The owners have started updates, so there’s still room for buyers to put their own stamp on the place, but it’s totally livable now. Think hardwood floors, renovated master bath, new low-E windows, fresh paint, covered patio, ceiling fans, decorative lighting, sprinkler system, and a large custom utility room.

This 1953 ranch has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,259 square feet on one story. It has a nice backyard, great for families. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, which scores a “9” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

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Okay, here we go again: photos from the Real Estate Crypt. Here is another moderately priced home, $325,00. And here is not just another amateur photography job BUT! we have glowing cameos of the cat litter box that shouts THIS HOUSE WILL PROBABLY SMELL OF CAT PEE! We have a close up of the mail box, one of the most important rooms in the house. We have an open toilet with a wooden seat, a crammed kitchen, and oh yes: we have lovely exterior brick. All in Lake Highlands (cough cough) Estates.

655 Peavy brick wall

People, I do not want to be mean. I am sure this house has challenges, to put it mildly. It is begging for major surgery. But in a digital world, don’t you want to at least put on a little bit of lipstick? 

“Great spot on Peavy across from Hexter Elementary. Backyard is full of greenery with enclosed chicken coop. Add some updating and youlove love to make this your home.” Updating? Try a blow torch. I don’t know if there are good bones to this house because I cannot see them, only a brick wall and a concrete drive. Oh yes and one newish HVAC unit. I only know there is almost a quarter of an acre, three bedrooms, two baths, and a little over 1100 square feet where people are currently really living apparently.

Oh yes, and how can I forget? A really nice mailbox.

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Nice wire hanging down the house, nicer weeds

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