In the heart of Richardson, just across Belt Line from Cottonwood Park, there’s a cute little neighborhood filled with ranch-style houses built in the 1950s. Many are well maintained. Most are no frills. Some are nicer than others. And one has a putting green.

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East Dallas RanchRemember when you were a kid and you’d go to visit your grandparents’ and it was always 15 degrees warmer inside, but it was so cozy and quaint and life was just better there? Like those people never had to go to school or work and you thought, “How do I get this gig?” Well, Squirt, you can’t get that gig until you retire, so keep working, nose to the grindstone and all that jazz.

In the meantime, if you want to live in a house like that – cozy and comfortable, with or without the furnace on blast – check out 10633 Cayuga Drive. See? Even the address is quaint. Three and five numbered addresses are the best. Four digits are so lame. JK JK, everything’s great and awesome and we all get a gold star.

It’s really the exterior of 10633 Cayuga Drive that gets you, and immediately kicks off the craving for hard candy from an etched glass dish.

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Updated Caruth Terrace

Caruth Terrace has long been a favorite neighborhood for first- and second-time homebuyers who love being near the dining and shopping of Lakewood. Now, you’ll just need to decide if you’re more of a Big Shucks or a Burger House family when you move into this lovely remodeled ranch-style home at 6308 Woodcrest Lane, listed for $600,000 by Michael Brink of Keller Williams Urban Dallas. (But really, you can’t go wrong either way.) (more…)

Half acre. Heavily treed. Walking distance to downtown McKinney. Recently made the Tuesday Two Hundred cut after a $5,000 price reduction. Why is there a streetlamp in the middle of the walkway which blends with the driveway? Nobody knows, but you know there’s one way to find out – tour the house and ask your agent. TA DA!

But if you need a little more convincing before you book an appointment, let’s talk about this well-cared-for, thoughtfully updated, three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1960s ranch-style house located at 409 N. Morris Street.

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Caruth Hills

Take a Sunday stroll to this Caruth Hills home from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 17, listed by Tonya Peek of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Frisco.

If you’ve been looking to jump into the Caruth Hills neighborhood, this minimal ranch-style home at 7533 Centenary Ave. is a four-bedroom and three-bath gem with 1,976-square-feet to love. Just imagine the possibilities your personal style could have on this lovely home built in 1951.

The gourmet kitchen features glass-front cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances including a double oven, five-burner gas cooktop, and mini wine refrigerator. A breakfast nook isn’t a small nook after all, which overlooks and opens up to the backyard.  (more…)

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we land in Las Colinas — a suburb that’s not actually a city at all, but a master-planned community located in the entirety of Irving. Built in the 70s, it was one of the first planned communities in the country, and for a time, one of the largest in the south. Las Colinas is just perfectly located in the hub of the Metroplex, just 10 minutes away from D/FW International Airport. For your perusal, we’ve picked out some lovely homes in three great neighborhoods in the Las Colinas area. Which do you see yourself in?

Hackberry Estate Five-Bedroom Has Great Curb Appeal

Address: 7319 Bradford Pear Drive, Irving

  • Five bedrooms, four baths
  • 3,850 square feet
  • $499,999

The unique corner-set front door portico is the first thing that jumps out at you as you walk up to this 2000-built home in well-established Hackberry Creek. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including Jenn-Air gas cooktop, electric oven, built-in microwave, and refrigerator, plus freshly-painted cabinets, granite countertops, and a large breakfast area and bar seating that looks onto the family room. Updates to this home include new carpet, tankless water heater, new roof, gutters, Nest thermostat, Ring doorbell, and new washer and dryer.

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