Splurge vs. Steal: Two Sweet Spots in Lake Highlands' Laurel Valley | CandysDirt.com

If you’re looking for a Lake Highlands address with over 2,000 square feet, the Laurel Valley neighborhood is a good bet. Located near Walnut Hill Lane and Audelia Road, it’s close to the north shores of White Rock Lake and offers easy access to Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. 

We’ve found two lovely Laurel Valley houses for today’s Splurge vs. Steal. Both were built in the early 1960s, beautifully updated, and move-in ready. Which one do you like best? 

(more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Lakewood Homes with Great Curb Appeal | CandysDirt.com

The neighborhoods near White Rock Lake are in high demand, and Lakewood is some of the most desirable dirt in Dallas. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Lakewood houses with that sweet East Dallas location. Big bonus for buyers: both are in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary. Which one is your favorite? 

(more…)

One of the great neighborhoods of East Dallas is Forest Hills, a hidden gem bordering the east side of White Rock Lake, walking distance to the arboretum and a ten-minute drive from downtown.

Our Splurge vs. Steal is located here, to houses in this elegant, quiet, tree-shaded community. Which one is your favorite? 

(more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Bent Tree Homes on the Same Street | CandysDirt.com

Far North Dallas offers a lot of desirable areas, high-end neighborhoods, and real estate options for homebuyers. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re headed to Bent Tree in Far North Dallas. This desirable neighborhood has two houses for sale next door to each other. They’re both luxury houses, each with a lot to offer. Like so many other homes in the area, these have a lot of square footage —  3,770 and 4,350 — and space for a family. Let’s take a look. 

 

(more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Modern Farmhouse Homes with High-end Finishes, Luxe Details | CandysDirt.com

The modern farmhouse look is a huge trend nationwide and it’s showing up in beautiful form all around Dallas. 

The North Texas take on modern farmhouse marries a contemporary-transitional design aesthetic with cozy natural elements to create a fresh, clean-lined, cozy feel. Think white or cream-colored exterior, front porch, standing seam metal roof, open floorplan, warm wood accents, sliding doors, and a back porch or patio. 

The two houses we’re featuring in today’s Splurge vs. Steal have all these elements and more — they’re excellent examples of the trend done Dallas-style. They’re in different well-known neighborhoods, but the vibes are similar. Which one is your favorite? 

 

(more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Homes Zoned for Lakewood Elementary School | CandysDirt.com

As beleaguered as Dallas ISD can seem, there are standout schools that draw people to buy in their attendance zones. Today, we’ve found at two houses zoned for Lakewood Elementary, a coveted school in DISD, for our Splurge vs. Steal. Both East Dallas houses are family friendly and move-in ready. 

 

(more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Melshire Estates Houses | CandysDirt.com

You’ve got to love a neighborhood with the motto, “A community where neighbors are friends and friends are family.” 

That’s what you’ll find in Melshire Estates, a wonderful area inside the 635 loop, just east of the Dallas North Tollway. That’s where our Splurge vs. Steal houses are located today. One is high-end new construction (with a matching price tag) and the other, a complete renovation of a 1967 one-story. Which one is your favorite? 

 

(more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Walnut Hill Park Beauties | CandysDirt.com

Northwest Dallas is full of neighborhoods in transition, with custom homebuilders creating incredible new builds among the more traditional midcentury ranch-style homes. It creates an interesting dynamic. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at just such a neighborhood, Walnut Hill Park, near Royal and Marsh lanes. Prices of houses for sale in Walnut Hill Park currently range from $475,000 to $1.635 million, a huge range. You’ll find huge diversity in styles. So let’s take a look at a high-low comparison of what’s available in Walnut Hill Park. 

(more…)