Tuesday Two Hundred: Downtown Loft Offers Panoramic Views, Atomic-Era Feel

1001 Belleview A

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For this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a hip downtown loft, 1001 Belleview Street #401. This condo is located in the Beat Lofts, a 10-story, 75-unit building in the heart of the revitalized South Side neighborhood, also known as the Cedars.

This corner unit is a 2-1.5 and 1,336 square feet, listed for $299,999 by Natalie Newberry at Clay Stapp + Co. I love the marriage of urban and midcentury styles in this loft. Jump to read more!  (more…)

I think this might be our first home on CandysDirt.com from Ridgewood Park, an East Dallas neighborhood just south of Lovers Lane and east of Abrams Road. It’s not too far south of Northwest Highway in a little alcove tucked away from too much traffic. In a word: Love.

This house, 6515 Ridgemont Drive marketed by Lindy Mahoney of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, is traditional to a “T.” Now, traditionals aren’t often my bag, and I prefer uncluttered spaces, lots of windows, lots of light, and minimal furniture (all of this, of course, you wouldn’t be able to tell if you looked inside my home right now. I blame the toddler.)

This one, however, is so cute that it makes me squeal! It feels so much like a perfectly curated dollhouse right down to the wing-back chairs and cozy den. And at $279,000 you get what you pay for with updates, location, and charm.

Some parts of this home are perfectly modern, though. Take the kitchen, for instance. While the cabinets are gleaming white and the blue-and-white backsplash tile is a country traditional hallmark, everything feels new and fresh, especially the stainless steel appliances and the custom dishwasher front. I love the marble counters, which add an unexpected elegance to the room.

There are three bedrooms, two baths, and absolutely no brass fixtures in sight. While this  1,568-square-foot was built in 1955, everything feels completely updated and move-in ready. This home would be perfect for newlyweds, and it’s in an area that is very accessible for commuters, too!

The backyard is spacious, and there’s a good-sized patio. The only negative about this home is, in my opinion, the detached garage, which would be a pain in the rear during inclement weather.

What do you think about this house?

I have a small child, so, invariably it seems, he will turn into a shrill, soul-sucking monster just as soon as my mother-in-law leaves from babysitting him. Thank goodness he’s super cute, right?

Somedays, though, I really do consider moving into a home that has an in-law suite. Something private that will be comfortable for Mimi to stay in so she doesn’t have to drive all over creation to come and baby sit every once in a while. An in-home nanny would be living the dream, amiright?

If you’re looking for a home with a second suite, 9363 Hunters Creek is perfect. Presented by Keller Williams’ Matthew Scobee, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home has two good-sized main floor suites, with the other three bedrooms on the second floor. With 3,459 square feet you won’t even run into the in laws if you play your cards right! And it’s pretty affordable, too, at $327,000.

While the downstairs has fresh moulding and paint in the living and dining areas, the kitchen will need some attention. At the very least a cabinet re-facing is in order, as well as some new appliances. If you’re going to go whole hog, though, might as well rip the whole thing out and start over.

The master bath, with double glass vessel vanities, a slate shower and a jetted tub, is ready to party. Nothing I’d change in there.

Speaking of parties, you can throw a heck of one in the backyard, where there’s a hot tub! I wonder if it’s a time machine?!

Is an in-law suite something that people look for, and would it be a selling point for you?