We love Richardson for its particularly cool mix of midcentury-built homes that have lush, large trees and even larger lots. That’s why it’s a favorite for buyers with an eye for good bones to come in and renovate these well-built homes with modern sensibility. For this Suburb Sunday, we’ve found three great renovated homes in Richardson— one that’s been completely renovated, another that’s on its way, and a third that’s ripe for future reno. Which is more your style?

Address: 409 W. Lookout Drive, Richardson

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 2,248 square feet
  • $485,000
  • Listed by Lynda Piepgras of Compass RE Texas

This 1969-built recently renovated home sits on an incredible quarter-acre lot in the coveted Canyon Creek neighborhood. Bold black doors, ceiling beams, and a black-painted fireplace are hallmarks of local EMRO Homes’ renovation. Knocking out a wall in the kitchen, the new open floor plan flows from living room to two dining areas to kitchen, which features quartz countertops, tiled backsplash, stainless steel farmhouse sink, and breakfast area. (more…)


The three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch located at 705 Nottingham Drive in Richardson is completely updated from top to bottom. Like stickers-still-on-the-windows updated, and even though they did a fantastic job with materials that are price point appropriate, that’s not the best part of this house.

The best part of this house is the location. It’s close to US 75 for an easy commute to Dallas.


Also right along 75 and basically a walk out your front door? Alamo Drafthouse, Cinnaholic, Haystack Burger, Industrial Pizza + Brew, Communion Coworking Space, Coffee Shop and Restaurant and there’s a Monkey King on its way.

Richardson is where you go when it’s time to hit the suburbs, but you’re not ready for “Dallas you” to die.

(more…)

Listing Agent Courtney Parker with Coldwell Banker nailed it when she said the owners of 1605 N. Waterview Drive in Richardson “spared no expense without compromising the Midcentury Modern-style.”

Let’s start with the Roman brick exterior that’s the perfect shade of sandy beige and really lets that era-appropriate turquoise door pop. Landscaping and mulch were recently added and who even cares? We love this house. Look at that little hip roof. Too cute, but wait, there’s more …

(more…)

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.

(more…)

Typically we don’t start a CandysDirt Thursday 300 post talking about a home’s garage, but while the exterior of this soft contemporary at 2418 Valley Forge in Richardson’s Cottonwood Creek Estates caught our eye, the garage got us excited. Hint: I think a Formula 1 fan of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas silver and green could love living here.

(more…)

I know it’s still 1000 degrees, but set your daydreams on cool winter nights in front of this showstopping fireplace at 605 Birch Lane in Richardson’s Richland Park neighborhood. The two-story fireplace in the step-down living room features three panels of 19-foot redwood and stone that soar to the ceiling.

(more…)

Shelly Seltzer of Ebby Halliday 190 Richardson is hosting an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30 for this soft contemporary at 1501 Jennifer Street in Richardson that has soaring ceilings, cool paint tones, and beautiful updates to this 1977-built home. (more…)

Heights ParkA few weeks ago, the boss lady spoke at the Far North Dallas MLS group meeting, and she pretty much immediately emailed staff about a house she just loved in the Heights Park neighborhood in Richardson.

Candy got a quick look-see, she said, of this listing from Dan Washburn (of Washburn Realty), and just knew we needed to tell our readers about it.

And now, it’s on the market (as of this week), and she’s right — you do need to see this re-imagined Midcentury Ranch that Washburn tells us was “lovingly renovated from the studs out.” (more…)