penthouse turtle creek condoThe prestige of a Turtle Creek address is well earned at 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt 1621. This penthouse-level two-story condo has views of Lee Park and Turtle Creek from the balcony, and it looks like a model: totally chic and perfectly staged.

This is a 1-1 with an additional half bathroom, 917 square feet, built in 1998. It has numerous recent updates and luxe amenities, from artist-designed tile on the balcony to a custom backsplash in the kitchen and a glass art deco panel in the entry the owner believes was in a 1930’s hotel owned by Trammell Crow.

This beauty, our Tuesday Two Hundred, was listed April 7 by Jack Carter with David Griffin & Company for $247,500. Monthly HOA fee are $495.

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DFW open houses

The Jacobean Tudor at 6243 La Vista Dr. in East Dallas is a rare find, and one of five DFW open houses we’re featuring this week.

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 their size, location, amenities, and unusual factors (the one pictured above is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places).

The prices range from the $375K to $1.469 million, and we’ve got houses all over Dallas and University Park. Let us know what you think!

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Sparkman Club-Highland NorthSometimes, house flips get a bad rap. But many flippers make smart choices that turn outdated properties into warm, welcoming homes with lot of amenities.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is just such a example. Located in Northwest Dallas at 3506 Warick Dr., near Royal and Marsh lanes, the house sold on Sept. 12, and went back on the market Oct. 2. It was a quick flip, and the owners did a great job in that time updating the space. The biggest winners are the kitchen, fireplace, and backyard, all of which shine now. (Be sure to check out the “before” photos later in this post to see the difference.)

The property is located in Highland North, and is included in the Sparkman Club HOA annexed area, which offers swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball area, and a well-maintained playground for families. Sparkman Club-Highland NorthThis is a 3-2 built in 1957 with 1,796 square feet, a one-story sitting on a corner lot with mature pecan and oak trees. It was listed a week ago for $369,000 by Donna Gordon at Dorsey Realty Group

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lake highlands homeToday’s Tuesday Two Hundred will leave you amazed that so many high-end amenities and thoughtful details are available in a Lake Highlands home for under $300K.

The house at 10006 Chimney Hill Ln. is located in the Country Forest-Jackson Meadows neighborhood, about as far north as you can go in Lake Highlands before bumping into Richardson. This is outside the LBJ loop, and for some, that’s a deal breaker. But I promise, once you see this house, you won’t care. (And really, it’s fewer than ten minutes to White Rock Lake and  NorthPark Center, minutes away from the Richardson Tech Corridor, and only 15 minutes north of downtown Dallas. Perspective, y’all.)

lake highlands home

The master bathroom is a real stunner, with an unusual center vanity with two sinks, granite counters, and lots of storage. There is also ample closet space, decorative and recessed lighting, a private water closet, and spa-like steam shower.

It’s a 3-3 with 2,619 square feet, built in 1979. Inside, you’ll find everything from handscraped hardwood floors and a kitchen with custom cabinetry, to cedar-paneled vaulted ceilings and a stunning master bathroom.

This stunner is newly listed by Angela Garcia with Keller Williams Realty Arlington for $295,000.

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Oak Lawn Townhome

If real estate is all about location, location, location, then the new Oak Lawn townhomes being built at 4607 Steel St. are a shining example of what’s on the market in a prime neighborhood for under $400K.

With contemporary stylings, open-concept floorplans with high ceilings, and views of downtown Dallas from the fourth-floor rooftop decks, it’s no wonder the first ten of the Hawthorne Street Townhouses sold before construction was complete.

To meet demand, developer Urban Innovations is building seven more, and two of those have pre-sold, says construction manager David Espedal.

Oak Lawn Townhome

Located near Maple and Hawthorne avenues, these townhomes are so new, they aren’t even in Google yet. If you want to find them, look up “2515 Hawthorne Ave., Dallas, TX 75219.”

This gated community will have 17 townhomes at build-out, each of them three bedroom/3.5 bathrooms on three stories with 2,119 square feet. A fourth-floor deck, second-story balcony, and first-floor private yard provide additional space for outdoor living.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred townhomes are listed by Stephen Hemphill with Urban Lofts Townhomes for $399,900.

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8676 Langdale AHidden in East Lake Highlands near Northwest Highway and Plano Road is one of the largest collections of modern houses in Dallas, and some are still affordable, like the listing at 8676 Langdale Circle.

Designed by architect Jack R. Yardley and built in 1976, this looker is listed by Brandon Stewart with David Griffin & Company for $360,000.

Located on a corner lot in the secluded enclave of Mediterranean Gardens, this house is a 2-2 with 1,795 square feet, designed by Yardley for his then mother-in-law while he lived next door. (more…)

3820 Frontier Living

Can a home be romantic? Sure, especially when it offers wonderful views, a secluded feel, and rooms that would look fantastic lit only with candles. That’s how I imagine 3820 Frontier Lane, a cozy Bob-O-Link Downs one story that is clearly the home of an artist.

3820 Frontier Studio

Why is it romantic? Well, the living area has access to a bar with a wine refrigerator, for starters. And every bit of this home feels warm and inviting, thanks to the refinished oak floors and golden granite countertops, and art-bedecked walls. A low-profile fireplace with a large hearth adds to the romance of the home — a perfect spot to throw down a few pillows and pop open a bottle of bubbly with your lover.

3820 Frontier bar

There are tons of windows looking out to the lot, which feels exceedingly private thanks to the forested area surrounding the creek. You can hear the water pass from the elevated rear deck, a wonderful spot for a relaxing outdoor massage. In fact, it’s so private that you could do without window dressings for much of the back of the house and let the views come in to inspire you and your love.

3820 Frontier Back

There’s a fantastic deck in the front yard, too, which would be wonderful for hosting a larger group, but it’s much less private. Still, it’s a wonderful added outdoor space, and definitely an added value. Speaking of value, I’m amazed at what you get for your money in this home, which is priced at a recently reduced $365,000.

3820 Frontier Front

With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and just over 1,800 square feet, this home is perfect for both romantic dinners for two or entertaining a much bigger crowd. Of course, nature lovers will adore the back of the house and it’s proximity to White Rock Lake — just two blocks away.

 

3820 Frontier MasterWhat do you think? Does this home sweep you off your feet?

3820 Frontier Kitchen

3820 Frontier Living

Can a home be romantic? Sure, especially when it offers wonderful views, a secluded feel, and rooms that would look fantastic lit only with candles. That’s how I imagine 3820 Frontier Lane, a cozy Bob-O-Link Downs one story that is clearly the home of an artist.

3820 Frontier Studio

Why is it romantic? Well, the living area has access to a bar with a wine refrigerator, for starters. And every bit of this home feels warm and inviting, thanks to the refinished oak floors and golden granite countertops, and art-bedecked walls. A low-profile fireplace with a large hearth adds to the romance of the home — a perfect spot to throw down a few pillows and pop open a bottle of bubbly with your lover.

3820 Frontier bar

There are tons of windows looking out to the lot, which feels exceedingly private thanks to the forested area surrounding the creek. You can hear the water pass from the elevated rear deck, a wonderful spot for a relaxing outdoor massage. In fact, it’s so private that you could do without window dressings for much of the back of the house and let the views come in to inspire you and your love.

3820 Frontier Back

There’s a fantastic deck in the front yard, too, which would be wonderful for hosting a larger group, but it’s much less private. Still, it’s a wonderful added outdoor space, and definitely an added value. Speaking of value, I’m amazed at what you get for your money in this home, which is priced at a recently reduced $365,000.

3820 Frontier Front

With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and just over 1,800 square feet, this home is perfect for both romantic dinners for two or entertaining a much bigger crowd. Of course, nature lovers will adore the back of the house and it’s proximity to White Rock Lake — just two blocks away.

 

3820 Frontier MasterWhat do you think? Does this home sweep you off your feet?

3820 Frontier Kitchen