6339 Velasco Front

What a cute little dollhouse this cottage is! Truly, romantic properties aren’t always huge bathtubs and gigantic kitchens with wine chillers. They can be sweet and warm, just like a good chick flick or not unlike fondue.

That’s what I think of when I see this adorable Lakewood Heights cottage at 6339 Velasco. This house is just so sweet, perfect for newlyweds who want a little love nest in a fantastic area. Lakewood Heights is full of a wonderful mix of old and new, some are lovely brand new custom-built homes and homes like this one, a gorgeous 1,390-square-foot home built in 1928. It’s listed by Keller Williams Elite Park Cities agent Joyce Bauert for $230,000.

6339 Velasco Front Porch

With three bedrooms and two baths, this home is a fantastic size for a small family. It’s close to White Rock Lake, and it’s also inside the Lakewood Elementary School attendance area, which feeds into Woodrow Wilson High School.

While the fireplace is purely ornamental, it is an adorable part of the living and dining area, which features walls of bookcases — a turn-on if there ever was one. The kitchen is dated and modest, but that’s part of the appeal of this home, which could be a fantastic fixer-upper or an investment for a couple that finds nothing sexier than putting in a little sweat equity.

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6336 Velasco Kitchen

The master bedroom and bath could use a designer’s touch, but considering the overall scale of the house, it’s a pretty incredible size, giving the new owners plenty of room to build a super sexy master bath with the jetted tub every woman wants.

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The backyard has a great deck and a patch of lawn that is perfect for losing a few hours to daydreams. It really is a wonderful property for newlyweds looking for a love nest. What do you think?

6339 Velasco Backyard

When I first met my husband, he was living in a haphazardly converted four-plex off of Oram Street. With the disjointed layout and windows in strange configurations paired with his hopeless bachelor decor, I could not stand his place. And I married him anyway.

These types of duplexes and four-plexes are still common in the Ross Avenue Annex area, which is just east of downtown, but more modern rentals and townhomes are being built as their decrepit counterparts are being torn down. This one, I consider to be an upgrade.

This particular townhome, Unit No. 1 at 5841 Oram St., feels just as brand-spanking-new as it is. Completed just this year, this 1,400-square-foot unit is marketed by Jacob Moss of Keller Williams Elite — Park Cities for $259,900 (Unit No. 2, which is 380 square feet larger, is priced at $289,900)

You get two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths in this super-modern development designed by Josh Lecomte, as well as a private two-car garage. Pet lovers will love the fenced in private yard, too.

There are some really sleek touches in this home, which is an exercise in contrast. The wood floors are warm and bright while the kitchen cabinets are dark and sleek. The black granite counters go perfectly with the stainless appliances, too.

You’d never find a bathroom like this one inside one of the nearby rental buildings, that’s for sure. I love the oversized tile and the tub/shower combo — a feature that is kind of rare for a townhome.

The bottom level has concrete floors and a separate bed and bathroom, which would make this a great property for a live/work arrangement or a single with a roomate. Maybe even a family with an older child?

In all, I consider this townhome a great value with a great location. What do you think?