It’s hard to be a host in summer, especially with the Texas heat bearing down on you. That’s why, more often than not, summer parties are centered around the pool. That is, if you have one.

But it takes more than that — you need a good floor plan with plenty of space between bedrooms and common areas, a capable kitchen, and a good transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Luckily for you, David Griffin & Company’s Sam Claussen has just one such listing located inside the coveted M Streets. It’s an adorable brick-and-stone storybook M Streets Tudor, and it’s the perfect High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans — especially if you like to entertain during the hotter months.

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In Dallas, there are few neighborhoods that are almost universally loved. They are places in which, should a darling home hit the market in your price range, you’d almost assuredly race to put a contract on it. In the pantheon of adorable East Dallas neighborhoods, the M Streets is one such place. These Tudors and traditionals and prairie-style homes, combined with the fantastic location and walkability, are selling points for most of us in love with the neighborhood.

But when key updates make a great home even better? Well, that’s what we see at this Greenland Hills listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Mike Bates, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. It’s a perfect example of how to update a 1926 brick Tudor without covering up all of the delicious character. See for yourself!

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A home in the Greenland Hills Conservation District usually has such strict architectural protections around it that owners aren’t allowed to tear down any existing dwellings. However, the house at 5240 Mercedes Avenue was a rare exception.

Since the existing home didn’t have the same Tudor style as the rest of the neighborhood, it was given the coveted status of being teardown-worthy, which led to the perfect combination of two worlds. Thanks to CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Patten Custom Homes we now have a new-build Tudor that is consistent with the nearby properties and has all the construction amenities of a modern home. Foam encapsulation, security camera wiring, a high-end kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, and a contemporary open-plan layout are just some of the features.

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Splurge vs Steal: Two M-Streets Tudor Houses | CandysDirt.com

In Greenland Hills, we love the sight of a M-Streets Tudors, and the neighborhood doesn’t disappoint. Many appealing options line the streets. 

In today’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two of these houses, each one a delight. Bonus for families: both schools are in the attendance zone for the beloved Stonewall Jackson Elementary. Let’s take a look. 

 

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In the older neighborhoods of Dallas — those with historic charm, mature trees, walkable streets, and close proximity to entertainment — one of the biggest complaints is the size of the homes. More often than not, the compromise for great location and period details is a tight fit for your furniture. As one agent put it, in several historic Dallas neighborhoods, the word “charming” is often exchangeable with “claustrophobic.”

However, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans disproves this theory. It’s a four-bedroom, three-bath Greenland Hills Tudor with three living areas with all those charming details and none of the claustrophobia noted listing agent Rob Elmore of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. It’s completely adorable from the curb, and thanks to clever updates, it carries that warm and inviting disposition inside.

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Open House Sunday, April 29th 3-5pm at 5203 Ridgedale Avenue Dallas, TX currently listed by Lindy Crain with Dave Perry-Miller – Preston Center for $579,000.

This darling Greenland Hills Tudor sits on a landscaped corner lot and affords a bounty of charming features, including a white picket fence! The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom home just hit the market and we cannot stop gushing over every last detail, but if you’re interested you’ll have to act fast! We are told it has already received two offers and had tons of showings since we started writing this article. Read on and you’ll see why.

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5603 Matalee Avenue in Dallas, TX is currently listed for $529,000 by Brenda White and Melissa White Smulyan of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’ International Realty.

When a special tip came in from one of our readers about this fabulous M Streets Colonial cottage, I couldn’t resist giving it the spotlight it deserves. This week’s Friday Five Hundred is situated on a quiet corner lot within walking distance to Greenville Avenue, and if you’re thinking “older home, small closets,” well, think again! (more…)

6223 Monticello Avenue is listed for $532,000 by Judy Sessions and Claire Sessions Bailey of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Within hours of this Monticello beauty hitting the market, I started typing it up for my Friday Five Hundred. The M Streets cutie couldn’t be more darling if it tried! It sits on a coveted block of Monticello Ave with curb appeal for days, and offers a mature lot with landscaped trees and flowerbeds, plus an eye-catching red door for goodness sakes! Classic Southern charm gets me every time. It’s currently listed for $532,000 by Judy Sessions and Claire Sessions Bailey of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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