Tuesday Two Hundred: Lakewood Midcentury Priced for Quick Sale

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Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us just north of White Rock Lake in Lakewood to 7325 Rutgers Drive. This fantastic East Dallas neighborhood is full of other handsome midcentury houses like this one, but few are priced as competitively: With a recent price reduction, it is now listed for $299,900, or $185 per square foot. Nearby comps have been averaging almost $200 per square foot.

Built in 1960 and recently updated, this brick house is a 3-2 with 1,617 square feet sitting on 0.178 acres with lovely, mature trees. Located within walking distance of the new playground and splash park at Ridgewood-Belcher Rec Center, this University Terrace property is in the Lakewood Elementary, Long Middle, and Woodrow Wilson High School zones. Nearby private schools include Zion Lutheran, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary, and Dallas Academy. The neighborhood has a Fourth of July parade and a Halloween party for local kids. Needless to say, the area draws many families.

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Get them while they are HOT! I’ve got tickets in my hot envelope-holding hand for this weekend’s Lakewood Home Tour featuring six Lakewood homes, AND J.L. Long Middle School, the first non-residence featured on the tour since its inception. Haven’t you ever thought you might want to LIVE in a school? In London, people are living in insane asylums gone condo. Why not an elementary school? J.L. Long opened in 1933, is a historical landmark and was recently refurbished to the tune of  multi-millions. The ticket will get you in Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, or Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Note: you can upgrade your ticket for an extra $10 at the door for the Candlelight Tour on Friday night from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

What’s on tap? Six luscious homes ranging in style from a mid-century modern home to what we term classic Lakewood, a 1926 Clifford Hutsell-designed Spanish Eclectic that has been restored after a fire in the late ’90s. The home on Coronado was designed by the architect-owner in 2011 and modeled after his great-grandparent’s home in the garden district of New Orleans. Inside you’ll find mid-century modern furniture mixed with the owners’ own eclectic finds.

Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 online, but if you tell me who is going to win the presidential election by the exact number of points, two tickets are yours!

KIDDING! Just tell me why sea turtles, my newest obsession, are called bales, as in a bale of turtles. Hint: it ain’t pretty, like our houses.