mid-centuryOur Odessa under $300,000 this week is a great mid-century ranch with plenty of space for a family and a low enough price-point to make it affordable even if you want to make changes.

But it’s also in good enough condition that those improvements don’t need to be made immediately, making it a nearly move-in ready home with good bones, waiting for a family to come put its stamp on it – all for $255,000. (more…)

Midland

Our Midland under $300,000 this week is long on family-friendly features.

Today’s Midland under $300,000 is a great family home that offers an elementary school within walking distance, cul-de-sac living and fireworks.

And that last part isn’t just hyperbole. Thanks to a large covered patio and a huge backyard at 514 Coliseum Court, you have a perfect vantage point for the fireworks shows put on by the AA Midland Rockhounds, who play nearby. (more…)

6324 Pemberton Front

Classic. That’s how I’d describe this stunning traditional near Saint Mark’s School of Dallas. It’s a beautiful home that is grand without being pretentious in an area that is safe, accessible, and filled with caring neighbors and families.

This particular home has so many wonderful details, too, including an open floorplan and spiral staircase that makes the living area feel a little magical. Listed by Yvette Grove, 6324 Pemberton is a wonderful home on a private cul-de-sac in which to make a fresh start for 2014. Leave behind the clutter and claustrophobia and move your family into this bright and beautiful house. It’s on the market for $1.3 million and is worth every bit thanks to the tons of windows, beautiful woodwork, and top-notch kitchen.

6324 Pemberton Living

Two living areas, an upstairs billiard or play area with a wet bar, a huge dining room, and an open kitchen make this home great for hosting all sorts of parties, especially those fundraisers you’ll be organizing should you send your kids to any of the amazing private schools within throwing distance. Tall ceilings with designer light fixtures make this home feel luxurious and spacious without being too big for its britches, if you know what I mean. And a fantastic wine cellar is just the perfect addition for anyone doing any amount of entertaining.

6324 Pemberton Dining 6324 Pemberton Den

The kitchen is exceptionally well-appointed with commercial-grade appliances including a range with double oven and a spare prep sink in the petite-yet-functional island. Granite counters and copious counter space will give even the most discerning home chef enough room to create Michelin star-worthy meals. You’ll also appreciate all of the rich wood cabinetry, the built-ins, and the cozy breakfast nook overlooking the backyard.

6324 Pemberton Kitchen

And with five bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, this house can fit a family of any size. This 1999-built custom is ideal for households with children who are a bit older thanks to the main-floor master suite. The master, which has a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows that make the room feel so light and bright it seems twice as large as its 16×21 size, has plenty of scenic appeal.

6324 Pemberton Master

The five-piece master bath has impressive amounts of cabinetry and a lovely soaking tub and separate shower. I love the color scheme and how neutral and classy it is without going overboard with the swag. The frameless full-sized shower falls in line with the design, sporting oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.

6324 Pemberton Master Bath

The backyard has a courtyard-type feel, and with fountains and a beautiful little pool, it is exceptionally relaxing and private. With a covered rear patio, a lovely spa, and landscaping that transitions well between seasons, this garden is a fabulous retreat from a fast-paced life.

6324 Pemberton Back

7425 KenshireRenovated ranch in JanMar: almost half acre lot with 105 feet of frontage, heavily treed, on cul de sac with open floor plan, updates. 3,092 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths & 2 half baths in the main house, quarters with a full bath, pool house cabana with bath, kitchenette area, and change room. $674,900. Listed with Mary Harbor, Prudential Fine Properties, 214.662.3636.

7425 KenshireRenovated ranch in JanMar: almost half acre lot with 105 feet of frontage, heavily treed, on cul de sac with open floor plan, updates. 3,092 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths & 2 half baths in the main house, quarters with a full bath, pool house cabana with bath, kitchenette area, and change room. $674,900. Listed with Mary Harbor, Prudential Fine Properties, 214.662.3636.

Claim to fame: here’s how great this neighborhood is. Guess who used to live here? Who, in fact, raised his kiddos here — not in this house, but on this cul de sac? Roger and Marianne Staubach, that’s who.  I love this little nook just north of LBJ — yes, it’s north of the Big O and you are creeping dangerously near to the 972 world — kidding! This is a great location, because you are still close enough in to make running everywhere a snap, yet you can get some great property deals. Take this beauty. Can you tell it was built in 1977 and maybe needs a little work? (Who deosn’t?) But look what you get as far as bones: 4255 square feet, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, half a lush, leafy green acre with low maintenace — no grass in the backyard, which will keep your water bills down when this rationing deal kicks in. And you get a nice deck spa. This home is very woodsy a la late 70’s, maybe too woodsy, but decks can be replaced and then you can create the perfect environment. Vison, people, have vision: 6906 Edelweiss is priced at $499,000 for cripes sakes and the sellers are serious. As in, VERY serious! Linda Vallala with Virginia Cook.