LakewoodYes, yes, it’s been a minute since the Fourth of July, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out this Lakewood beauty with perfect views of the Lakewood Country Club — and its annual Independence Day fireworks display.

Sitting on a large treed lot at 6519 Gaston Avenue, the Colonial Revival is an easy walk to a lot of Lakewood amenities, including the country club.

Built in 1940, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home is airy and cheerful, with wood flooring throughout. An eat-in kitchen boasts Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, fan fish-scale tile backsplash, crisp white cabinetry, and an island with seating that provides extra spots when the dining room table might be a little full. (more…)

Warren Sibley of Dave Perry Miller has a great Lakewood listing at 6923 Coronado Avenue, a four-bedroom, three and half-bath for $669,000 that’s just in time for a summer move to Lakewood Elementary’s fabulous neighborhood.  (more…)

golf courseThe argument over whether life is better inside the 635 loop or outside has adamant advocates on either side. But this week’s Splurge vs. Steal showcases golf course adjacent homes, and what you can get if you go a smidgen outside the loop.

Both of our Splurge vs. Steal homes this week are near golf courses — one Lakewood Country Club, the other Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. What can you get near a golf course, yet close to all the amenities city living offers? Look and see. (more…)


My love of historic houses runs deep. It’s barely surpassed by my love of dark chocolate and great wine. Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is one of my all-time favorites, and it has quite a history.

In 2003 The Parks Estate, a historic Spanish Mission-style home at 6220 Worth Avenue, hit the Preservation Dallas list of endangered properties. My heart skipped a beat. I live nearby, and this house is not just a stately home, it’s an East Dallas icon. The Parks Estate has had many incarnations, including a stint on HGTV’s House Hunters several years ago. It’s finally for sale again. If I could buy it, I would.

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Swiss Avenue Historic District

The Swiss Avenue Historic District offers an eclectic mix of the finest residential design styles you can find anywhere in Dallas. Large, gorgeous, meticulously maintained homes grace every tree-lined street. It’s not often you discover a newer build in the area that offers all the modern amenities, but also maintains the historic look and feel of the grand homes built in the last century. It’s even harder to find one for sale, but we have! Our Saturday Six Hundred is in the Swiss Avenue Historic District, on Bryan Parkway, and offers the best of both worlds. (more…)

 

Tremont IHOTW

Nestled into a grove of mature trees on a double lot in the Parks Estates section of East Dallas lies a stunning Tudor treasure at 6347 Tremont Street. Built in 1927 by Dines & Kraft, it overlooks the Lakewood Country Club and is absolute perfection. David Bush has the two-story, four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bath Tudor listed for $1.65 million.

“One of the great things about this home is that it’s a mid ‘20s Tudor with all the original architecture, and a downstairs master,” Bush said. “That’s almost impossible to find.”

The house underwent two remodels over the years. The transition between the original home and additions are seamless.

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6426 Westlake Front

What a fantastic home that really typifies “move in-ready” for me! For a home to be move in-ready, it has to:

  • Have immaculate neutral paint and fresh baseboards and trim,
  • Have gorgeous floors that are in tip-top shape,
  • And have a kitchen that is ready to plug-in and go!

This home, a 1937 traditional cottage, has all of these things, as well as some fantastic light fixtures and beautiful living areas. There are three bedrooms, two full baths, an updated kitchen, and more than 1,800 square feet, making this home at 6426 Westlake a perfect, cozy family property. This home, located inside Lakewood’s Country Club Estates, is listed with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realtor Karla Trusler for $515,000.

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Hollywood-Santa Monica is definitely in my top-10 Dallas neighborhoods list! This East Dallas hideaway is littered with adorable homes on picturesque streets with great neighbors. Here’s a great opportunity to own a cute little Tudor with an outstanding backyard for just $262,500.

Marketed by the insanely talented husband-and-wife team of Bryan and Amanda Crawford, 6927 Patricia Ave. is a fabulous little Tudor stuffed to the gills with charm. It’s a two-bedroom, one-bath home on a short, quiet street just a couple of blocks from the Santa Fe Trail and Lakewood Country Club. It’s a great location that is accessible and private with great shopping and great schools (Lakewood Elementary and Woodrow Wilson High School).

There are just a few updates I would suggest, including a little TLC to the kitchen and bathroom. Otherwise this house is just adorable! I love the Murphy bed in the guest bedroom. You never see those anymore! So much classier than the ubiquitous futon.

What really pops my cork is the backyard. I love the fence and the multi-level deck, as well as the organic raised beds. You can enjoy the scenery and grow your own herbs and veggies! There’s a great front porch, too, which will be perfect for sipping a beverage and visiting with your new neighbors in this historic conservation district.