Lake Highlands North Home for Sale |

Happy Thanksgiving! Take some time after your pie, but before your nap, to enjoy our Thursday Three Hundred. This 1960 renovated ranch, located in Lake Highlands North, is updated, fresh, and move-in ready.

Located at 10230 Estate Ln., this house is loved and it shows, from the hand-scraped hardwoods throughout and recessed lighting, to the revamped floorplan, now open with clear lines of sight in the common living areas. It has the character you’d expect in a house of this era, married beautifully with more modern updates that appeal to buyers.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,880 square feet on one story.


10309 Lake Gardens ADuring World War II, America ramped up its steel production to make weapons, build ships, and fuel the effort overseas. Once the war was over, we had tremendous capacity, and it had to go somewhere. Enter the big cars of the 1950s, huge appliances, and home construction (coming out of the war, there were around six million people who needed housing).

Metal kitchen cabinets were en vogue during the 50s for this very reason. But very few homes built in that era still have the original pieces—most have been torn out in renovations over the years.

But in today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 10309 Lake Gardens Dr., original Geneva metal cabinets stand pristine in the kitchen. They match the vintage charm and other Midcentury features of this 1952 bungalow in East Dallas.

This house is a 3-1 with 1,140 square feet, and several additional living spaces with both front and back sunrooms, perfect for outdoor dining. East Dallas MidcenturyThe neighborhood is absolutely wonderful, with a canopy of mature trees over the street, just two miles from White Rock Lake, and one mile to Casa Linda Plaza.

It was listed Nov. 2 by Trisha Moore with Keller Williams Lake Cities for $285,000. There’s a broker open house tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon. Let’s take a look inside.



5135 Vanderbilt FrontSome homes are beautiful, and some homes are charming. The homes that are my favorites, though, are the cute ones. They are the ones that somehow manage to be both beautiful and charming at the same time. They have little details that make you gasp in delight. They are they homes you picture your furniture in.

5135 Vanderbilt Sunroom

Marketed by Nancy Johnson of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, this Greenland Hills Tudor at 5135 Vanderbilt is so cute, and I am imagining my furniture inside this house as I type this. I’m thinking that I’ll put some bright Adirondack chairs with some cozy cushions and foot rests in the sunroom, perhaps with a chaise lounge, so I can soak up some warm sunshine while I read a good book, or catch up on a few real estate blogs.

5135 Vanderbilt Living

I know that this two-bedroom, two-bath home will accomodate most of my things. It has an ample 1,416 square feet — enough room if we toss out half of my husband’s baseball memorabilia and most of his Star Wars action figures. It wouldn’t be hard to do considering how often I fantasize about it (kidding, dear!). It’s listed for $349,900.

5135 Vanderbilt Dining

There’s plenty of room for a family of three, or perhaps even newlyweds who want to be close to shopping, restaurants, and within 10 minutes of downtown. Greenland Hills is adjacent to the M Streets, which is a well-established neighborhood where well-maintained homes hold their value.

5135 Vanderbilt Kitchen

Now there’s really only one thing I would change about this house, and that’s the tile in the kitchen and breakfast area. When you’re renovating a space, you have to be careful about making your choices too personal. Now, if you don’t plan on being buried somewhere on the property, I would say that green 12-inch tile would be a less-than-stellar choice. Still, it doesn’t put me off from the house as a whole.

5135 Vanderbilt Master

I do like the size of the bedrooms, and I can definitely appreciate the windows and the renovated bathrooms. Tudors tend to have non-existent storage, so I am glad to hear that there is some solid closet space in this home. Bathrooms also tend to be small in Tudors, but at least the master bath has a large shower to make those mornings feel a little less cramped.

5135 Vanderbilt Master Bath

The backyard is a great spot for entertaining. Tons of lush grass that leads to a fabulous deck will have your guests asking for another Guiness, because there’s no way they’re leaving your backyard for Greenville Avenue this St. Patrick’s Day — it’s where the party’s at!

5135 Vanderbilt Backyard