For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we land in Las Colinas — a suburb that’s not actually a city at all, but a master-planned community located in the entirety of Irving. Built in the 70s, it was one of the first planned communities in the country, and for a time, one of the largest in the south. Las Colinas is just perfectly located in the hub of the Metroplex, just 10 minutes away from D/FW International Airport. For your perusal, we’ve picked out some lovely homes in three great neighborhoods in the Las Colinas area. Which do you see yourself in?

Hackberry Estate Five-Bedroom Has Great Curb Appeal

Address: 7319 Bradford Pear Drive, Irving

  • Five bedrooms, four baths
  • 3,850 square feet
  • $499,999

The unique corner-set front door portico is the first thing that jumps out at you as you walk up to this 2000-built home in well-established Hackberry Creek. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including Jenn-Air gas cooktop, electric oven, built-in microwave, and refrigerator, plus freshly-painted cabinets, granite countertops, and a large breakfast area and bar seating that looks onto the family room. Updates to this home include new carpet, tankless water heater, new roof, gutters, Nest thermostat, Ring doorbell, and new washer and dryer.

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The Canyon Creek neighborhood is located in northeast Richardson and offers a range of housing, from competitively priced to luxury. Many Telecom Corridor workers call this area home and it definitely offers a family-friendly vibe.

This week’s Splurge vs Steal takes us to the Canyon Creek, where we’re looking at two renovated houses. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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This M Streets renovation may as well be a new build for all the updates it boasts. And I’m not just talking the cosmetic stuff. With a new roof, HVAC, updated plumbing, electrical, windows, and a tankless water heater, not a bit of 6158 Marquita Avenue was left untouched. It’s pretty and practical. I don’t know that it gets better than that.

Listed by Richard Garza with VIP realty, this gorgeous rehab is going for $799,000. The drive-up is pretty cute, but even still, it’s not remotely the most attractive feature of this home. It’s truly lovely inside. The finish-out choices are spot on. And with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms in 3,177 square feet, it’s spacious in all the right ways. Join us after the jump to see for yourself.

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dallas open house roundup

The home at 3808 Townsend Dr. is one of four we’re featuring in our weekly open house roundup.

The weekend approaches, with lots of open houses in the Dallas area. We’ve found five stand-outs for our weekly round up of open houses, ranging from a Royal Park contemporary to a Hollywood/Santa Monica Tudor. They range in price from $275K to $767,700.

Let us know if you’re planning on visiting any and what you think!

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3544 Ainsworth AOur smokin’ real estate market has inspired many people to buy dumpy houses, make them beautiful, and sell them for a tidy profit to buyers eager for move-in properties with all the bells and whistles.

Many of these renovations are beautifully executed—take our Thursday Three Hundred, a cottage in Northwest Dallas’ Sparkman Club Estates. As you’ll see from the “before” photos later in this post, this place was the pits.

3544 Ainsworth bNow, the home at 3544 Ainsworth Dr. feel spacious and modern with an open floorplan, refinished hardwoods, refaced stone fireplace, luxe kitchen, and a big master bedroom with a spa-like ensuite bathroom. It’s a 4-3 with 2,061 square feet, built in 1956, located near Royal and Marsh lanes in a desired neighborhood.

So why has this house been sitting on the market for 127 days? Is this flip flopping? Let’s take a look!

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