8566 Sweetwater a

One home feature that tops the list time and again with buyers is an open floorplan.

The renovated ranch at 8566 Sweetwater Dr. offers this buyer favorite in its 2,295 square feet — the living and dining areas and kitchen all have a spacious, open feel and the line of sight is nearly unobstructed.

This is a 4-3 with built in 1961 in the Claremont neighborhood, one of the Lake and Garden District’s heavily treed areas. This ranch is close to White Rock Lake, Casa Linda Plaza Shopping Center, Tenison Park Golf Course, Dallas Arboretum, and Lakewood Country Club. It’s definitely got location going for it.

It was listed May 16 by Shannon Stupay with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Penfed Realty Texas for $365,000.

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3615 Waldorf b

Our Thursday Three Hundred is cute from top to bottom, a stylish package for just over $300K.

Located at 3615 Waldorf Dr., near Royal and Marsh lanes, this is a 3-2 with 1,825 square feet, built in 1956. It has been beautifully maintained, and tastefully renovated to feel modern.

It was listed April 16 by Rockie Marvel with Keller Williams Central for $335,000.

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North Hill Estates

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a delight, a Midcentury home in East Dallas’ North Hill Estates that shows off the power of a great renovation.

Locate near East Lovers Lane and Skillman Street, the ranch-style house at 6108 Town Hill Ln. is a 3-2 with 1,754 square feet, built in 1956. Its floorplan is opened up to create a modern living space, and updates inside and out make it highly desirable. The curb appeal alone could sell this place!

It was listed Feb. 26 by Michael Wong with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $385,000.

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east dallas midcentury

Ready for some atomic-era allure? Check out our Tuesday Two Hundred at 936 Peavy Rd.

This East Dallas Midcentury is in the Lake Gardens neighborhood, near East Lake Highlands Drive. It’s a three bedroom with one full bath and one half, and 1,110 square feet, built in 1956.

The exterior is all about Midcentury charm—look at that roofline and covered carport! The interior is tastefully renovated and reflects buyer interests, like hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a contemporary kitchen, and modern bathrooms.

It is listed by Jay Robbins with Robbins Real Estate Group for $250,000.

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3544 Ainsworth AOur smokin’ real estate market has inspired many people to buy dumpy houses, make them beautiful, and sell them for a tidy profit to buyers eager for move-in properties with all the bells and whistles.

Many of these renovations are beautifully executed—take our Thursday Three Hundred, a cottage in Northwest Dallas’ Sparkman Club Estates. As you’ll see from the “before” photos later in this post, this place was the pits.

3544 Ainsworth bNow, the home at 3544 Ainsworth Dr. feel spacious and modern with an open floorplan, refinished hardwoods, refaced stone fireplace, luxe kitchen, and a big master bedroom with a spa-like ensuite bathroom. It’s a 4-3 with 2,061 square feet, built in 1956, located near Royal and Marsh lanes in a desired neighborhood.

So why has this house been sitting on the market for 127 days? Is this flip flopping? Let’s take a look!

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claremont home for saleOne of East Dallas’ quaint neighborhoods has a cute midcentury home that’s just gone on the market.

The house at 8335 Banquo Dr. in Claremont is 1,511 square feet of 1959 charms and new renovations, like a a redesigned open floorplan with modern amenities. It’s a 2-2 with hardwood floors, fresh paint, refinished hardwoods, recessed lights, and a totally new kitchen and bathrooms. claremont home for saleClaremont is one of the older, more established neighborhoods in East Dallas with about 600 homes, located southeast of White Rock Lake and north of Interstate 30. The area is full of one-story ranch-style brick homes and cottages, built largely from the late 1950s to early 1960s. They have an active neighborhood association, and lots of community pride. It’s a great part of Dallas.

This Claremont home was listed Dec. 22 by Edwina Dye with Ebby Halliday for $265,900.

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northwest dallas homeNorthwest Dallas is full of family-friendly neighborhoods where buyers can get a lot of home for their money.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 3462 Flair Dr. is in one of these areas, Park Forest. This is a late-1950s neighborhood in Northwest Dallas, bounded by Forest Lane on the north, Northaven on the south, Marsh Lane on the east, and Cromwell on the west. With mature trees, wide lawn, and Midcentury Modern homes, Park Forest is a charming place to call home.

Our home today is a 3-3 with 2,342 square feet, built in 1959, and located near Forest and Marsh lanes. It is across the street from DeGolyer Elementary School and Webb Chapel Park, and close to the Dallas North Tollway, which gives easy access to downtown, Uptown, Frisco, and other areas of DFW.
northwest dallas homeThis is a recently updated one-story home with handscraped wood floors, an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings with wood beams, a custom fire place, and updated chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a gas cooktop.

This home was listed Dec. 4 by Johnny Mowad with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $350,000.

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6231 Berryhill ATwo words seem to be on the lips of almost all prospective homebuyers as they browse from listing to listing, no matter the price range: open floorplan.

Chopped up rooms and awkward spaces get a big thumbs down in today’s market. Those considering a renovation with a future sale in mind are wise to put their dollars into interior spaces that are light, bright, and flow easily from one area to the next.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred offers just that. The 1959 ranchette at 6231 Berryhill St., near Abrams Road and E. Northwest Highway, is 1,596 square feet of open sight lines and airy rooms. Located in East Dallas’ fast-appreciating Merriman Park neighborhood, this 3-2 was recently remodeled to created that coveted open floorplan for buyers.

This house was listed Nov. 2 by Chuck Briant with Real Estate Marketing Association for $335,000, or $210 per square foot. Looking at nine neighborhood comps, this house is tied with the highest price-per-square-foot, which range from $153 to $209 (average: $180; median: $183). The renovations play a big part in that asking price: it’s a turn-key property with a cohesive, elegant look and feel.

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