Our Inwood House of the Week at 6941 Lakeshore Drive is a Lakewood Colonial revival-style home that appeals to our sense of nostalgia in a big way. The Colonial style has never lost favor, it’s just been adapted and reinvented every decade to suit changing lifestyle needs and design trends. For instance, this 1952 Colonial Revival features a Craftsman-era entry porch. It just serves to further enhance the all-American flavor and make you feel right at home. (more…)

By Amy Dobson
Special Contributor

A house that makes people instantly take notice has just arrived in the C Streets neighborhood thanks to the team at JNT Developers. It isn’t just the dramatic angles of the exterior or the full-size balcony that catches your eye as you drive by. It’s when you step inside and see an airy floor plan with luxury features nestled in to every corner that you start to gain a full appreciation for how impressive this four-bedroom, five-bath home is. 

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 Open Houses
Don’t forget to fall back this weekend! Set those clocks and you’ll have plenty of time to see all of our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses you shouldn’t miss.

This week our houses range from $238,000 to $1.39 million. Prepare to be amazed!

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Lakewood

One of the best traditions in Lakewood is the Fourth of July parade — an ode to the community, schools, and inside jokes on Facebook (Photos courtesy John and Heather Guild).

By John and Heather Guild
Special Contributors

We moved to Dallas as newly married young professionals and bought our first home together in Oak Lawn; a darling townhome that served us well for many non-parental years.  When we had our son, we wanted more space in a neighborhood where he could grow and thrive with other children.

Dallas is full of these neighborhoods, but for us, Lakewood felt like home. (more…)

food pantries

Food pantries like the one at Woodrow High School help discreetly feed students and their families when times are tough. (Photo courtesy Nancy Wilson)

If you just walked down the halls of Woodrow Wilson High, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell that some students would need the assistance of a food pantry.

But, like far too many students that attend Dallas ISD schools, the only meals some kids at Woodrow got came from the cafeteria. There simply wasn’t food at home. (more…)

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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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Lakewood Homes in the Lovely Country Club Estates | CandysDirt.com

Our splurge at 6612 Lakeshore Dr. has a gorgeous master bath.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of Lakewood’s most lovely neighborhoods is Country Club Estates, a close-knit community with incredible location, memorable architecture, and zoning for the coveted Lakewood Elementary. Our Splurge vs. Steal today looks at two houses on the same street, about a block apart, but almost $350K apart in price. 

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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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