lochwood homes for sale

Our Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to the lush Lochwood neighborhood of East Dallas. The home at 11324 Carissa Dr. is near greenbelts, wooded areas, hiking trails, and creeks, and the area has mature trees and is close to White Rock Lake.

This is a 3-2 with 1,300 square feet, built in 1962. The interior offers an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, and Midcentury style. The large and open backyard is lovely with shade trees and a relaxing, new patio.

It was listed March 4 by John Prell with Creekview Realty for $249,000. Let’s peek inside before it goes under contract!

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Old Lake Highlands MidcenturyHome sales in North Texas broke a record last month, with more than 10,500 sold in June, shattering the previous record by 1,000 houses. East Dallas is faring particularly well, with sales up 10 percent from last year, according to the latest sales figures from the MetroTex Association of Realtors.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to a property East of White Rock Lake that helps us understand why homes in the area are selling in 22 days on average. (I’ll bet this one goes under contract even faster than that.)Old Lake Highlands MidcenturyThe Old Lake Highlands midcentury at 703 Kirkwood Dr. is newly listed and sits on a heavily treed corner lot, walking distance from White Rock Lake. It’s a 3-2 with 1,632 square feet, built in 1955 and listed by Jan Chavoya at Ebby Halliday Realtors Frisco for $299,700. (The owners recently updated the electrical panel and security system, too.)

MetroTex reports that the average price now for an East Dallas house is $399,230 (a 19 percent increase over last year), so this is a find at under $300K. Let’s look at the updates and features that make this midcentury house a gem.

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10722 Royal Springs Back

Sometimes I am just so stinking amazed at the cool listings Carrie Hill and Jacy Olson snag. They are working their way up to Brandon Stewart and Scott Carlson territory, I swear. Just goes to show how amazing these agents are!

This midcentury modern in Royal Springs Estates is just epic, too. It has to be the equivalent of a unicorn in Dallas real estate circles, because not only is it an amazing example of midcentury modern architecture, but it has been lovingly remodeled in a way that updates the home without destroying the character that makes these types of houses so highly sought after.

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Every time I talk to my husband about gutting our master bathroom, he groans. Unlike you, dear reader, he doesn’t realize that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses.

This same conversation must’ve happened at 9002 Maguires Bridge Drive, where you’ll find an amazing kitchen for this price range and a master bath with tons of storage and a beautiful shower.

Seriously, I am in love with this kitchen. It all appears to be brand-spanking new with gourmet cooktop and stainless everything. And the island is a great size, too. I love the translucent tile on the backsplash. It’s not too personal, but it’s not the boring white subway tile you seem to see everywhere, either.

Just past the beautiful family room is the master bedroom. First, let’s admire the tray ceiling and the moldings. Gorgeous, right? But we know what you really want to see …

… which is the awesome master bathroom. Check out those double vanities! And the mosaic tile! And the cabinets! OH THE CABINETS!

And of course, there’s that shower. *SWOON!*

According to the listing from Virginia Cook Realtors, the owners spent $200K to renovate this 2,717-square-foot Highlands West traditional. Most of the rest of the house still has a lot of the late 1970s traditional vibe, but it’s super clean.

With it being summer and all, I can’t ignore the backyard. Besides the spacious patio and gigantic lawn, there’s a generous pool with diving board. Basically, it’s party central!

So here’s what you get for your $399,000: A four-bedroom, three-bath home with Richardson ISD schools in one of the most family friendly areas of Dallas. Now that’s value!