Lakewood Home Tour

Photography courtesy of Jenifer McNeil Baker. The home of architect Clifford Hutsell at 7035 Lakewood Boulevard.

Don’t ask me how they do it. But every year, the team of volunteers behind the Lakewood Home Festival pulls off one of the best events in town. This year is the 43rd, and you will not want to miss it.

The Lakewood Early Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) plays host each year and the tour raises funds for Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School.

Lakewood is known for having some of the most outstanding examples of homes designed by legendary architect Clifford Hutsell. If you don’t know his work, you should. If you do, you will be thrilled that this year’s Lakewood Home Festival features three of his designs, including his original residence. A fourth home showcases how you can successfully create a new home inspired by Hutsell.

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506 Valencia Street, Dallas, Texas is listed by David Bush with David Bush Realtors for $525,000.

It’s Tudor time! This Hollywood Heights Tudor hits all the high notes for us. Nestled in the sought after Lakewood area it affords an updated interior, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and is what listing agent David Bush calls “the quintessential Hollywood Heights 1928 Tudor, complete with all the charm one looks for in this delightful and sought after neighborhood.” With a price tag of $525,000, we are certain this week’s Friday Five Hundred won’t be on the market long. Here are 10 reasons why.

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Shortly after the completion of Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas, a house appeared to overlook the rolling fairways with downtown Dallas as a backdrop. 

Built by premier Dallas developer Dines and Kraft in 1924, the house at 2203 Cambria Blvd. in the Lakewood Conservation District offers incredible estate living and it is our Inwood Home of the Week. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,849 square feet on two stories, as well as a small basement and walk-up attic space on 0.44 acres. There’s even a guest house in back. 

“When you look at these homes built in the 1920s, you have to understand what you are getting — they have so much more to offer than most of the new construction on the market because you simply cannot build this sort of quality today as it’s not cost effective,” said Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging who helped prepare the home for sale. “So to be able to purchase a flawlessly maintained home from the ’20s, my goodness, everyone who wants a home in Lakewood should be beating down the door!” 

Tasteful and era-appropriate updates delight throughout the house, which was on the Lakewood Home Tour a few years ago. It’s sure to please homebuyers looking for a property with character and high-end features. Bonus for families: this house is in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary.

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You could say that JLD Custom Homes were experts at building houses on Tucker Street. They recently completed their sixth home in this little enclave and it just so happens it is the only home available in Lakewood Hills for less than $1 million. The location is superb given that Tucker Street is a cul-de-sac that backs up on to the Santa Fe Trail, so you won’t have any through traffic. Just a peaceful neighborhood in the Lakewood Elementary School attendance area. With four bedrooms, a bonus room, four bathrooms, and a large backyard, this is a perfect addition to the neighborhood. 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Homes Zoned for Lakewood Elementary School | CandysDirt.com

As beleaguered as Dallas ISD can seem, there are standout schools that draw people to buy in their attendance zones. Today, we’ve found at two houses zoned for Lakewood Elementary, a coveted school in DISD, for our Splurge vs. Steal. Both East Dallas houses are family friendly and move-in ready. 

 

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Our Inwood House of the Week at 6827 Lakeshore is a rambler ranch-style house on almost half an acre of land in the heart of Lakewood. Built in 1951, the sellers have done a brilliant job of renovating it while keeping much of the original detail intact.

So many people get these ranch renovations wrong. They go a bit crazy, blow out all the walls, raise the ceilings way too high, and create a cavernous living space that destroys the charm and original architectural intent.

That original rambler ranch design concept was simple. A casual, informal, long profile, rambling home — hence the name rambler — with an open layout, but not so open you can see what every single member of the household is doing at once.

It’s an architectural style unique to America and represents a time when the indoor-outdoor connection became cemented into our expectations of what defines a home. You cannot envision a ranch-style home without evoking images of dad poised over the grill flipping burgers. These homes accounted for nine of every 10 homes built in the 1950s. We’d be surprised if you or a family member has not experienced life in a rambler ranch. If not, here’s your chance!

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Sometimes a home comes to market that offers so much, you really wonder if it might not be a fun gig to take bets on how long it will last on the market. Can we do that here, or is it illegal?

Because I want to place a bet on 7339 La Vista in Lakewood Hills, one of the most sought-after neighborhoods east of Central. The home is a fairly new Tudor, looks like it’s never been lived in, and boasts almost 3,000 square feet on pier and beam (2737) on 0.17 of an acre.

Why am I in such a betting mood?

Because this one won’t last. In fact, it’s open Sunday from two to four p.m.,  says the agent, Allie Beth Allman’s Maribeth Peters. And it’s the best price per square foot in town for an updated four bedroom in Lakewood Elementary!

Why is Lakewood Hills so darn hot?

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Lake Circle IHOTW

Lakewood just keeps getting better.

Not only is it filled with iconic and historic homes, but the new construction we are seeing is simply some of the best in Dallas. Notably, our collective jaws dropped when we spotted 6726 Lake Circle Drive in the very heart of Lakewood. (more…)