Charming Cabin Near Deep Ellum & Fair Park

Hey, have you heard? It’s hot outside, which leaves most of us dreaming of cooler climates like the mountains or the beach or anything near water or possibly a glacier.

Unfortunately, that’s not always on the itinerary because of work, commitments, and lack of bags of cash. The good news is, you can still get away and enjoy the cool comforts of someone else’s A/C.

Check out this handful of Airbnbs we handpicked for their unique look, location and again, the opportunity to enjoy cooler temps inside not-your-house.

Charming Cabin Near Deep Ellum and Fair Park

Escape the city in a real live cabin (pictured above). Conveniently located less than a gas tank away in Urbandale in Southeast Dallas.

Why It Made The List: It’s out there, but like near here and Superhost Grady said the cabin is “Crafted from pine felled and hand-planed in Boone, N.C.” New rule: If you use the word “felled,” you’re going to make the list.

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LakewoodKendra Benningfield was admittedly very new to homebuying when she saw her Lakewood townhouse for the first time — but she knew that it had good bones if the right person got ahold of it.

And she knew she was that right person.

“I originally found my place while living in Uptown and realizing I wanted to be in an actual neighborhood/community,” Benningfield recalled. “I was very green when it came to home buying so I just started looking on Trulia.”

“After a few hours of scrolling the map around to see what would pop up, I happened across this amazingly well built Charlestonian townhouse smack dab in the middle of Lakewood.”

But it wasn’t completely love at first sight. However, Benningfield knew she could put her stamp on the interior of the home.

“It was very closed-in when I purchased, but I knew the bones were there,” she said. (more…)

Updated Caruth Terrace

Caruth Terrace has long been a favorite neighborhood for first- and second-time homebuyers who love being near the dining and shopping of Lakewood. Now, you’ll just need to decide if you’re more of a Big Shucks or a Burger House family when you move into this lovely remodeled ranch-style home at 6308 Woodcrest Lane, listed for $600,000 by Michael Brink of Keller Williams Urban Dallas. (But really, you can’t go wrong either way.) (more…)

“This is definitely the gem of Sondra Drive that is nestled in the heart of Lakewood!” gushed Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Matthew Edwards when I asked him about his brand new listing. The home is not only a newer build in one of Dallas’ most sought-after neighborhoods, but it the location is beyond enviable, making it a shoo-in for our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

Of course, Lakewood is teeming with stellar homes of all ages and sizes, but homes on Sondra Drive are particularly sought after because of the private feel of the narrow, tree-lined streets. Plus, you’re so close to everything.

“This property lives wonderfully and has so many great amenities,” Edwards added. “It’s within walking distance to Lakewood Elementary and White Rock Lake!”

It’s true. Sondra Drive has twice the appeal of other Lakewood locations thanks to its proximity to Lakewood Elementary and its distance from the main thoroughfares that traverse the neighborhood. But if you’re a homebody like me, what you’ll really love the backyard, which has a great pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and a tidy lawn that will mean you’ll have plenty of room outside to keep both kids and parents happy no matter the season. No need for KayCee Pool memberships here!

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Tudor Manor House

This historic Tudor manor house in Lakewood is what I refer to as a once-in-a-lifetime home. When you are lucky enough to purchase an architectural wonder like this, you don’t leave. The house has changed hands only three times since being built in 1926. It’s now for sale, and I genuinely envy the lucky person that nabs this beauty. It’s one of my all-time favorite homes.

We’re particularly lucky in Dallas to have incredible residential homes designed by notable architects, yet some still rise above the rest. This Tudor manor house is one of them. It has an unmatched pedigree.
Tudor Manor House

Sir Alfred Bossom designed the house for Arthur Kramer, president of A. Harris and Company, one of the many great department stores of downtown Dallas that is now just a historical footnote. In the 1920s Lakewood was considered the countryside, which is one reason the movers and shakers of the city, such as Stanley Marcus, built homes here.

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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…)

Few homes excite us more than a new build that knocks it out of the park. This one by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Patten Custom Homes does just that. Not only is it outfitted with a bevy of custom touches, but according to the listing, it “goes above and beyond your average new build, starting with the floorplan.” And we couldn’t agree more.

Situated on a generous corner lot in sought-after Lakewood, the four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom home combines Modern Farmhouse styling with the sophistication of a trained eye. Something that is quite obvious the minute you step inside. 

We think it’s beyond what you typically see in a new build for sale,” says Natalie Patten, designer-builder and integral part of the Patten Custom Homes magic. “It’s very much a house of little details and a lot of thought, starting with the floorplan.”

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Our Splurge: Anne Oliver with Allie Beth Allman & Associates has listed 4362 Santa Barbara Drive for $1,099,000.

We never tire of Lakewood homes near White Rock Lake, do you? This week’s Splurge vs. Steal takes us to one of the best areas in Lakewood for a closer look at two fantastic offerings. The best part? Both are on located picturesque Santa Barbara Drive. Which would you choose, the striking contemporary splurge or the modern farmhouse inspired steal?

Splurge: Striking Contemporary Backing To Scenic Trail For $1.099M 

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