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Okay, here we go again: photos from the Real Estate Crypt. Here is another moderately priced home, $325,00. And here is not just another amateur photography job BUT! we have glowing cameos of the cat litter box that shouts THIS HOUSE WILL PROBABLY SMELL OF CAT PEE! We have a close up of the mail box, one of the most important rooms in the house. We have an open toilet with a wooden seat, a crammed kitchen, and oh yes: we have lovely exterior brick. All in Lake Highlands (cough cough) Estates.

655 Peavy brick wall

People, I do not want to be mean. I am sure this house has challenges, to put it mildly. It is begging for major surgery. But in a digital world, don’t you want to at least put on a little bit of lipstick? 

“Great spot on Peavy across from Hexter Elementary. Backyard is full of greenery with enclosed chicken coop. Add some updating and youlove love to make this your home.” Updating? Try a blow torch. I don’t know if there are good bones to this house because I cannot see them, only a brick wall and a concrete drive. Oh yes and one newish HVAC unit. I only know there is almost a quarter of an acre, three bedrooms, two baths, and a little over 1100 square feet where people are currently really living apparently.

Oh yes, and how can I forget? A really nice mailbox.

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Nice wire hanging down the house, nicer weeds

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9930 Cloister Front

I was telling my husband about this house at 9930 Cloister last week. We drive by it every single day because it’s at the corner of Cloister and Peavy, a street well-trafficked by anyone who lives on our side of White Rock Lake.

This home is rare bird because while some important updates have been done, the kitchen and hall bath are time warps back to 1956, which was when this cute two-bedroom, two-bath home was built. Pam over at Retro Renovation will adore these two rooms, which have original tile and cabinetry, a big plus for any 1950s aficionado, and the bathroom has the original pink tile and a double-sink vanity.

“Maybe we should buy it?” my husband asked, half joking.

“Well, let’s see if it’s still on the market …” I responded, which caused my husband’s mouth to fall open.

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PV14 Ext

PV14 facing Peavy Road (Photo: M Gooden Design/PV14House.com)

If there’s one thing that the discussion regarding the proposed restaurant at Boy Scout Hill has done it is galvanize a movement to preserve White Rock Lake. I suppose, depending on your viewpoint, this could be both positive and negative, as preservation often means ex-nay on any kind of development (or even re-development, for that matter).

Which brings us to one of the most interesting structures going up around the lake right now, the modern shipping container home on Peavy Road in Old Lake Highlands called PV14. The home, designed by M Gooden Design and constructed by Herman Darden Custom Homes, has sweeping views of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas, thanks to its unique build and rooftop deck. This is definitely one of those homes that will be featured on the White Rock Home Tour when it’s done.

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