vintage charm

Enjoy the Charms of This L Streets Home in Lake Highlands with Cute Spaces, Styling

By Leah Shafer / December 8, 2015 / 2 Comments

The L Streets are a charming part of Lake Highlands, an area with about 1,050 single-family homes from the mid-1950s and later. It is so named because most street names begin with the letter L, like our Tuesday Two Hundred at 8521 Lockhaven Dr. The L Streets are roughly bounded by Walnut Hill Lane, Plano Road, […]

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Original Architectural Details Run Throughout this Kessler Plaza Charmer

By Leah Shafer / December 1, 2015 / 2 Comments

Kessler Plaza is the southernmost “Kessler” neighborhood in North Oak Cliff. This lovely area offers homes in a broad range of architectural styles, from eclectic Tudor and colonial revival to 1950’s ranches. Development began here in the late 1930s, and the wide, curving streets, arching shade trees, and big green yards give the area an amicable, happy feel. […]

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Original Metal Geneva Cabinets In This East Dallas Midcentury Are Part of Vintage Charm

By Leah Shafer / November 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

During 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 […]

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Modern Updates to Adorable Santa Monica Home Keep Its Cottage Feel, Vintage Charm

By Leah Shafer / October 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Some of the best pre-sale renovations owners can do on older homes is to make sure they have things today’s buyers value: more than one bathroom; an updated kitchen with new fixtures and appliances; an open floorplan; and a fresh, updated look everywhere. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred at 7014 Vivian Ave. is located in East Dallas’ Santa Monica neighborhood. Built […]

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Casa Linda Home Shows Off Cute Style, Goes Under Contract in Two Days

By Leah Shafer / October 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

Casa Linda is one of East Dallas’ treasured neighborhoods. The houses in this area are generally on half-acre and larger lots, almost all built in the 1940s and 1950s, just east and south of White Rock Lake. You’ll find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, lots of mature shade trees, winding roads, and close proximity to the Dallas Arboretum and the historic […]

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Got Weekend Plans? Make Sure to Stop By These 5 Fabulous DFW Open Houses

By Leah Shafer / October 15, 2015 / 1 Comment

Open houses are a weekend tradition, and with a glorious weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday (highs in the low 80s, lows in the mid-50s!), it’s a stellar opportunity to get out and about. By our count, there are around 50 listed open houses on realtor.com just in Dallas and nearby suburbs. We’ve picked five to feature here, based on […]

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