Lake Park Estates is such a cool neighborhood, which is why I’m not really shocked to see how much asking prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. This increasingly desirable White Rock Lake enclave offers pretty much everything people move to East Dallas for, notes David Griffin & Company Realtor Lori Ericsson

That’s why we think that this remodeled midcentury ranch in Lake Park Estates is worthy of our High Caliber Home of the Week title, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Not only does it have some impeccably planned additions that make the most of the arboreal environment that puts the “park” in Lake Park Estates, but it’s also another kind of green.


It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and we just can’t believe our luck. Not only were we able to find a truly high-caliber home to feature this week, but this huge house in Cedar Hill is so wonderfully secluded and private, with nature on all sides and a backyard that’s perfect for kids that we couldn’t ignore it. 

What’s not to love about 2424 Amberleaf Court, a listing from David Griffin and Company Realtors agent Lori Ericsson in the Lake Ridge subdivision. It’s such a stellar family home, complete with everything you could want and nothing you don’t — like neighbors! It’s another fantastic High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

“It’s a fun house located in Cedar Hill,” Ericsson said. “It has a family friendly floorplan with dual staircases, master bedroom downstairs, three bedrooms and a fantastic media room upstairs.”

That sounds like the perfect layout for epic family gatherings and slumber parties all year! Want to try your luck? Find out more about this gem after the jump:


There are some homes that, upon seeing them, your shoulders drop and you let out a deep breath.  Aaaaahhhh … That’s exactly what you’ll do upon visiting this gorgeous, secluded-feeling Oak Point farmhouse listed by David Griffin & Company Realtor Lori Ericsson

This picture-perfect abode set on a large, landscaped lot is the perfect High Caliber Home of the Week for people ready to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, but don’t want to feel like they’re out in the boonies. Ready to sign on the dotted line? Our High Caliber Home of the Week is presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, a seasoned mortgage professional that can get you the perfect loan for your dream home. Call her today!

Ready to relax and unwind in your Oak Point haven? 


We’ve already profiled several units inside this converted Farmers Market loft building, which might be the best example of such a building that Dallas has to offer. But this second-floor unit at 2220 Canton, No. 209, might just be my favorite. I love the layout — almost completely open save for a privacy wall blocking the view of the bedroom area from the living area. Everything else is just picture perfect, and the light, with windows that just skim the treetops, is sublime. 

It has all the makings of a High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If this looks to be the lofty urban paradise you’ve always dreamed of, call Lisa today to get the right loan so you can move in and start the new year off right. 

Let’s take a closer look inside this great building and gorgeous unit …


There are a lot of things to love about New York, like the art, the architecture, and the lively streetscapes. While the city that never sleeps is a great place to visit, a lot of us couldn’t imagine living there full time. But what if you could have Big Apple style in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Big D? With this delicious East Dallas modern, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, you absolutely can.

With its clean-lined facade and beautiful glass house aesthetic, this new build from DMOD Homes in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood is a breath of fresh air. Listed by David Griffin & Company Realtor Lori Ericsson, this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, two-story home has tons of New York loft style on a delightfully residential street.


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It seems like every week someone tells us what a fantastic neighborhood Hollywood-Santa Monica is. Cassie, Candy’s wonderful and generous daughter, moved there just last year. Our staging expert Karen Eubank lives there, as does Realtor Britt Lopez. It’s a super hot neighborhood!

Just east of Lakewood you’ll find a well-curated collection of Tudors and traditionals in this conservation district. The rolling topography and funky little homes makes this neighborhood feel more like Austin than Dallas, and the prices have been going up in recent years, too, just like homes in our state’s capital.

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a home for less than $300,000 in Hollywood-Santa Monica, which is why 6939 San Mateo really caught my eye. It’s listed by David Griffin Realtor Lori Ericsson for $319,000 and it is super cute. It has two bedrooms, two baths, and with a few updates, this 1,508-square-foot home could really be amazing. Right now, it is a wonderful property at a fantastic price.

First thing you’ll notice about this home are the architectural details that have been preserved in this 1949-built home. The archway that separates the living and dining rooms is so perfect, and the fireplace, although the wood has been painted, the brick surround has been kept original.

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This home has fresh paint, a new roof, huge windows, plumbing updates, and trendy paint colors throughout. I love the blue-green color in the dining room. But you’ll notice the tired tile on the counters of the kitchen, and I think that would be a good start for the makeover this kitchen needs. I do, however, love the cheerful yellow paint and cute green backsplash.

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The bedrooms are both modest at 13×13 for the master and 12×12 for the second bedroom. The master has lovely subtle paint that really shows off the hardwood floors. The master bath is super cute, too, with dual pedestal sinks and a shower/tub combo.

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What do you think?

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