2421 Springhill a

It’s the time of year when we look back on our accomplishments and discoveries for 2016. This Thursday Three Hundred, published March 17, was a favorite of both readers and the author! Enjoy this flashback.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is the home of entrepreneur Rachel O’Connor and her young family. O’Connor is the founder and owner of Party Made Pretty, and she creates all kinds of paper decorations, garlands, and banners.

Rachel O’Connor and family

Rachel O’Connor and family hate to leave their Casa Linda cottage, but her home-based business is booming and she needs a big studio

Party Made Pretty booming—she’s now filling more than 400 orders a month and her home-based business is busting at the seams. So she, her husband, 18-month-old daughter, and adorable, chubby dog need to move somewhere with a larger dedicated studio space.

Which brings us to their awesome house at 2421 Springhill Dr. near Ferguson Road and Lakeland Drive in East Dallas’ Casa Linda Forest. It would be hard to leave this place, a 3-2 with 2,220 square feet—large for the neighborhood, up on a hill with mature trees and a cute cottage feel.

O’Connor has worked magic with the interior—this is a 1959 home that has vintage charm, but feels modern and livable. The open floorplan makes the front rooms flow into one enormous, welcoming space.

“We changed almost every room in the house in one way or another— the way it was originally set up, we could see the potential for entertaining, but had a tiny galley kitchen,” O’Connor said. “We gutted the kitchen and opened it up and made it one big entertaining area. [Our renos were] centered around common living spaces.”

The backyard is big with a nice patio off the kitchen with a hot tub, and previous owners converted the garage into a bonus room. (This could be a negative for people who want a garage, but it sure makes for more space!)

It was listed March 7 by Kevin Caskey with Dallas City Center Realtors $348,500.

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2615 Burlington a

There’s been a lot of attention lately to our North Texas real estate market—it’s one of the hottest in the nation, if not the hottest.

With that growth, prices have increased exponentially. It’s getting pretty hard to find a single family home for under $200K in Dallas. But they do exist! Proof: this cute traditional home in North Oak Cliff at 2615 Burlington Blvd.

Located near W. Claredon Drive and S. Hampton Road in the Crawford Park neighborhood (next to Winnetka Heights), this house has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and 1,175 square feet, built in 1945. Its curb appeal is darling, the interior is updated, and it retains a lot of vintage personality.

Another effect of our market’s popularity is that homes under $200K get snapped up quickly. So let’s take a look before it goes under contract.

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kessler plaza home for sale

It’s tough to resist the charms of a Tudor, and our Tuesday Two Hundred is tempting, priced well under $300K.

This Kessler Plaza charmer, located at 2623 Marvin Ave., was built in 1941 and is one of the cutest homes on the block. It’s got two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,354 square feet full of original details, like built-ins niches, arched doorways, and an original fireplace. There are also plenty of well-conceived updates that will appeal to buyers.

It was listed June 3 by Diane Sherman with David Griffin & Company for $264,900.

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Alger Park homes for saleAlger Park in an East Dallas neighborhood you don’t want to overlook. Heavily treed lots, Midcentury cottages, a sense of community pride, affordable price tags, and close proximity to all of the area’s charms are just some of the reasons houses in this area tend to fly off the market.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 9715 Cloister Dr. is a 3-2 that exemplifies the architectural style and spacious outdoors areas common in the area.

Located just a stone’s throw from White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum, this 1952 cottage charms with well-appointed spaces, and an overall feel of flow and function.

It was listed March 18 by Sandra Breedlove with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $298,500.

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2421 Springhill a

Our Thursday Three Hundred is the home of entrepreneur Rachel O’Connor and her young family. O’Connor is the founder and owner of Party Made Pretty, and she creates all kinds of paper decorations, garlands, and banners.

Rachel O’Connor and family

Rachel O’Connor and family hate to leave their Casa Linda cottage, but her home-based business is booming and she needs a big studio

Party Made Pretty booming—she’s now filling more than 400 orders a month and her home-based business is busting at the seams. So she, her husband, 18-month-old daughter, and adorable, chubby dog need to move somewhere with a larger dedicated studio space.

Which brings us to their awesome house at 2421 Springhill Dr. near Ferguson Road and Lakeland Drive in East Dallas’ Casa Linda Forest. It would be hard to leave this place, a 3-2 with 2,220 square feet—large for the neighborhood, up on a hill with mature trees and a cute cottage feel.

O’Connor has worked magic with the interior—this is a 1959 home that has vintage charm, but feels modern and livable. The open floorplan makes the front rooms flow into one enormous, welcoming space.

“We changed almost every room in the house in one way or another— the way it was originally set up, we could see the potential for entertaining, but had a tiny galley kitchen,” O’Connor said. “We gutted the kitchen and opened it up and made it one big entertaining area. [Our renos were] centered around common living spaces.”

The backyard is big with a nice patio off the kitchen with a hot tub, and previous owners converted the garage into a bonus room. (This could be a negative for people who want a garage, but it sure makes for more space!)

It was listed March 7 by Kevin Caskey with Dallas City Center Realtors $348,500.

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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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lake highlands estates home for sale

Our Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to Lake Highlands Estates, a cute 1955 cottage at 10655 Longmeadow Dr.

This 3-2 has 1,715 square feet and lots of vintage touches, like well-maintained original bathrooms and beautiful hardwoods. It’s newly on the market, and in a great neighborhood. It’s also in the Lake Highlands Elementary School attendance zone, rated “8” by GreatSchools.org.

It was listed Jan. 28 by Eloise Martin with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $297,000. Let’s take a look inside!

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stevens park village homes for sale

Stevens Park Village is one of North Oak Cliff’s most picturesque neighborhoods, situated at the northernmost past of the area. First developed between 1939 and 1941, the neighborhood has arching shade trees, wide medians, friendly parks, awesome views of downtown Dallas, and tons of charming homes.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 2318 W. Colorado Blvd. is one of the neighborhood originals, built in 1940 with 1,922 square feet, three bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.

It was listed Dec. 29 by Callan Harrison with Allie Beth Allman and Associates for $365K, and reduced yesterday to $359,000. Let’s take a look inside!

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