Lakewood Heights is one of my very favorite neighborhoods for two reasons: One is that there is block after block of adorable cottages in a wonderful palette of classic colors; and the second is that the neighborhood is just close enough to Greenville Avenue and Downtown to be accessible, but the streets are narrow and the trees are mature, making it feel much more private.

Our Friday Four Hundred really speaks to me on that level. I mean, who can resist such a cute, robin’s egg blue Tudor? 

“We see why you love this home, because it had our hearts from the moment we walked through the front door!” said Lauri Ann Hanson, one half of the Dwell Partners duo. “This classic double-peak 1922 Tudor has captivated all who have viewed it since it hit the market.”

And as you’d expect, this adorable home at 6204 Belmont Ave. listed at $499,900, is already under contract. But that doesn’t mean we can’t admire it, or that it’s all said and done for this home. As you know, nothing’s certain until the ink dries at closing! Let’s take a closer look.

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Lakewood Heights Craftsman 6334 Velasco 1

We’ve been telling you the Dallas real estate market is hotter than ever. Don’t believe anyone that says it’s slowing down. It’s not.

Our Saturday Eight Hundred is a fantastic Lakewood Heights Craftsman at 6334 Velasco Ave. that proves our point. Scott Carlson and Patrick Bukowitz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listed this three-story, 3,855-square-foot stunner on Friday. It went to contract Monday.

Of course, it is a spectacular home so we’d expect it to move pretty quickly, but this was a lightning-fast sale.

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dallas open houses

The contemporary at 604 Kessler Reserve Ct. in North Oak Cliff is a stunner, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

There’s no substitute for seeing a house with your own two eyes. Even the best real estate photography or video can’t capture the magic of walking into a property yourself and banging on the pipes, so to speak. So every week, we bring you our insider recommendations for the best five open houses to visit that weekend with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’ve picked five winners. You’ll find a jaw-dropping Texas Hill Country Contemporary in North Oak Cliff’s Kessler Reserve, an updated Lakewood Heights Tudor with original stained glass and its butler’s pantry, and more. They range in price from $309,900 to $1.12 million. Will you be visiting any? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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The restoration of 5628 Miller Ave. in Vickery Place is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with 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 $240K to $945K. You’ll find a range of properties, from an updated ranch in Northwest Dallas’ Les Jardins neighborhood, to a jaw-dropping restoration of a 1921 Prairie-Tudor home in Vickery Park. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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ope house

The contemporary marvel at 2619 Leta Mae Ln. in Farmers Branch is one of five open houses we’re featuring this week.

Now that the holidays are done and spring is around the corner, house hunting is likely to pick up. We’ve picked five open houses this weekend for you, ranging in price from $265K to $995K. Neighborhoods include Bluffview, the M Streets, Hillridge, University Meadows, and a surprise in Farmers Branch. Lots of diversity in the styles and prices—we hope you like it!

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6106 Llano Front IHOTW

Yes, we may have the nation’s first Ebola patient, but we also still have the best housing market in the whole dang world. And the good folks at Inwood National Bank have plucked another one for you to drool over. New construction by M. Christopher Custom Homes at 6106 Llano in Lakewood Heights has a dynamic, open-floor plan that is totally family-centric and located in the Robert E. Lee, Long and Woodrow Wilson schools of DISD. For less than $900,000 you are getting everything plus a great kitchen sink, too: five bedrooms, four full baths, not just one but two powder rooms, three living areas. The home opens to a beautiful foyer and sweeps you right into the family room overlooking the one-fifth acre lot.

Think you need more? After this past week’s storms, when we lost a couple trees and power and are still catching up, I am ready to give away my acreage. Big, wonderful older trees, can vanish fast in 100 mph winds. (more…)

6922 Vivian, Photos: Shoot2Sell

6922 Vivian, Photos: Shoot2Sell

Want to live in a genuine historic home? This beautiful Spanish eclectic in Santa Monica was designed by Charles Dilbeck with his signature style that combined traditional elements, old English accoutrements, and Spanish touches. Completed in 1935 and updated in a way that honors this home’s history, 6922 Vivian is a tremendous property.

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6339 Velasco Front

What a cute little dollhouse this cottage is! Truly, romantic properties aren’t always huge bathtubs and gigantic kitchens with wine chillers. They can be sweet and warm, just like a good chick flick or not unlike fondue.

That’s what I think of when I see this adorable Lakewood Heights cottage at 6339 Velasco. This house is just so sweet, perfect for newlyweds who want a little love nest in a fantastic area. Lakewood Heights is full of a wonderful mix of old and new, some are lovely brand new custom-built homes and homes like this one, a gorgeous 1,390-square-foot home built in 1928. It’s listed by Keller Williams Elite Park Cities agent Joyce Bauert for $230,000.

6339 Velasco Front Porch

With three bedrooms and two baths, this home is a fantastic size for a small family. It’s close to White Rock Lake, and it’s also inside the Lakewood Elementary School attendance area, which feeds into Woodrow Wilson High School.

While the fireplace is purely ornamental, it is an adorable part of the living and dining area, which features walls of bookcases — a turn-on if there ever was one. The kitchen is dated and modest, but that’s part of the appeal of this home, which could be a fantastic fixer-upper or an investment for a couple that finds nothing sexier than putting in a little sweat equity.

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6336 Velasco Kitchen

The master bedroom and bath could use a designer’s touch, but considering the overall scale of the house, it’s a pretty incredible size, giving the new owners plenty of room to build a super sexy master bath with the jetted tub every woman wants.

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The backyard has a great deck and a patch of lawn that is perfect for losing a few hours to daydreams. It really is a wonderful property for newlyweds looking for a love nest. What do you think?

6339 Velasco Backyard