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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5539 Montrose Dr. Greenway ParksBuying a house is a lot like online dating. You see the profile, the gorgeous photos and then you meet. That’s when you find out if that profile is really too good to be true. Your first date with this midcentury modern beauty at 5539 Montrose Drive will prove the profile doesn’t lie — it’s going to be love at first sight because it looks even better in person than it does in the photos. But get to it fast because at the open house yesterday, there was a steady stream of admirers, all with the look of love in their eyes.

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11159 Russwood Front

The size and shape of a lot can greatly influence the look and feel of a home. Sometimes a sprawling home on a large lot is nothing short of nirvana, but to transplant that same home to one of the miniscule footprints in University Park? Well, that’s heresy. This gorgeous 1969 contemporary, which has clerestory windows and a low-pitched roof feels so much like a mid-century modern, but has the large rooms and languorous floorplan of the ranch homes for which this area of Preston Hollow is known. The lot is an astonishing 177 feet wide, and totals .57 of an acre. The setback is dramatic, and the landscaping and mature trees make it feel very private.

And the backyard? Well, it’s a great spot for families to run free without a care in the world. This is a home that is easy to fall in love with, and once you fall in love with a home, you don’t want to take any chances with financing. When you’re ready to put a bid in on this High Caliber Home of the Week, talk to Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans, a consummate professional who works hard for her clients.

Jump to see more of this gorgeous abode!

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You know how much we love HGTV here at CandysDirt.com. We’re tuned in pretty much ALL THE TIME. Are there any other channels?

So when we got a little ring from Maribeth Peters about a cool new East Dallas home from a former HGTV Design Star contestant, our ears perked up and we were champing at the bit!

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Boy, did Maribeth deliver! This adorable 1970s traditional in highly sought-after Merriman Park Estates was completely re-done by Season Four Design Star contestant Jany Lee. An interior designer and world traveler, Lee faced off against Antonio Ballatore as the only Dallas resident from more than 8,700 applicants nationwide.

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We love Jany’s style, which features global influences and organic shapes with touches of glamour. You’ll see the hallmarks of her exceptional taste all over 7210 Winedale Drive, which was stripped down and built back up in amazing fashion. With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and more than 2,400 square feet, this is a family home with all of the features you want. It’s listed for $399,000, but we suspect that someone will snatch this up for upwards of that.

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We love the natural materials and muted color palette Jany used in this incredible home, which has travertine tile, natural hardwood floors, Carrera marble counters, recessed lighting throughout, and smooth contemporary walls and ceilings (goodbye popcorn texture!). Heck, this home is so move-in ready you should try to negotiate some of Jany’s incredible furnishings and just put your stuff in storage or on consignment. Yes, that’s how much we love what Jany has done with this home!

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The master suite, though, is where Jany’s style really shines. Tons of glamour and romance, with great color and texture, too. With his-and-hers closets, a tray ceiling, and tons of light, it’s beautiful and definitely worthy of being called a retreat.

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The master bath is amazing, and if you don’t fall in love with it you better just check your pulse! Check out that amazing chandelier! And you’ll just die when you see the claw-foot tub and that fantastic vintage-style chrome fixture. The marble really ups the luxury factor, too. And that shower is just gigantic! No wonder this home was so popular on the Lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA home tour back in 2011.

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Not only is this home gorgeous, but it’s a great investment thanks to the schools, says Maribeth.

“This Merriman Park Estates house is centrally located in Lake Highlands at Walnut Hill and Abrams in super-popular Richardson ISD and is attached to an excellent elementary school, Merriman Park Elementary, which is just a block away,” Maribeth said. “So the homes offers all the benefits of RISD but is just 5 minutes down Walnut Hill to Central/75. Families are flocking to this area due to the schools and it is also a great area for empty nesters since many homes are one stories, centrally located and have been beautifully updated.”

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Sounds perfect to me! See the video from the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate to hear what Jany has to say about her personal retreat!

7210_Winedale_Exterior

You know how much we love HGTV here at CandysDirt.com. We’re tuned in pretty much ALL THE TIME. Are there any other channels?

So when we got a little ring from Maribeth Peters about a cool new East Dallas home from a former HGTV Design Star contestant, our ears perked up and we were champing at the bit!

7210_Winedale_Study

Boy, did Maribeth deliver! This adorable 1970s traditional in highly sought-after Merriman Park Estates was completely re-done by Season Four Design Star contestant Jany Lee. An interior designer and world traveler, Lee faced off against Antonio Ballatore as the only Dallas resident from more than 8,700 applicants nationwide.

7210_Winedale_Living_Room

We love Jany’s style, which features global influences and organic shapes with touches of glamour. You’ll see the hallmarks of her exceptional taste all over 7210 Winedale Drive, which was stripped down and built back up in amazing fashion. With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and more than 2,400 square feet, this is a family home with all of the features you want. It’s listed for $399,000, but we suspect that someone will snatch this up for upwards of that.

7210_Winedale_Open_Floor_Plan

We love the natural materials and muted color palette Jany used in this incredible home, which has travertine tile, natural hardwood floors, Carrera marble counters, recessed lighting throughout, and smooth contemporary walls and ceilings (goodbye popcorn texture!). Heck, this home is so move-in ready you should try to negotiate some of Jany’s incredible furnishings and just put your stuff in storage or on consignment. Yes, that’s how much we love what Jany has done with this home!

7210_Winedale_Kitchen_1

The master suite, though, is where Jany’s style really shines. Tons of glamour and romance, with great color and texture, too. With his-and-hers closets, a tray ceiling, and tons of light, it’s beautiful and definitely worthy of being called a retreat.

7210_Winedale_Master_Bedroom

The master bath is amazing, and if you don’t fall in love with it you better just check your pulse! Check out that amazing chandelier! And you’ll just die when you see the claw-foot tub and that fantastic vintage-style chrome fixture. The marble really ups the luxury factor, too. And that shower is just gigantic! No wonder this home was so popular on the Lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA home tour back in 2011.

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Not only is this home gorgeous, but it’s a great investment thanks to the schools, says Maribeth.

“This Merriman Park Estates house is centrally located in Lake Highlands at Walnut Hill and Abrams in super-popular Richardson ISD and is attached to an excellent elementary school, Merriman Park Elementary, which is just a block away,” Maribeth said. “So the homes offers all the benefits of RISD but is just 5 minutes down Walnut Hill to Central/75. Families are flocking to this area due to the schools and it is also a great area for empty nesters since many homes are one stories, centrally located and have been beautifully updated.”

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Sounds perfect to me! See the video from the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate to hear what Jany has to say about her personal retreat!

Maribeth Peters of Allie Beth Allman & Associates sent in this week’s Friday Five Hundred, a Hip Pocket listing in Greenway Crest.

“It is so hard to find a pretty two-story traditional home in Area 25 and at a reasonable price under $600,000 with an amazing Master Suite,” Peters said. If you know someone who’s on the lookout for just such a home, you better hurry because this home could hit MLS this weekend.

The house, which is a 3/3 with four living areas, clocks in at 3,249 square feet. The master suite, which has its own living area, is a whopping 500 square feet. That’s about the size of my first apartment in Uptown!

The kitchen doesn’t disappoint, with cool curvy counters and high-end everything. I can imagine the most impressive home chefs feeling comfortable in this gorgeous gourmet kitchen. And the apron sink? I’m in love!

Right now the price is $589,900 but with a little haggling, who knows what you can get this gem of a house for!

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