Must-See Modern Mediterranean in Lakewood

2202 Cambria Front

I have always loved this home, which is a beautiful stucco and tile roof modern Mediterranean that overlooks the Lakewood Country Club from just off Gaston Avenue. Yes, you saw that right — this home is located just off of Gaston and I still love it. Get a peek inside this home and you’ll see why.

This High Caliber Home is just the kind of place that, when you fall in love with it, you want to make sure that closing goes as smooth as butter. Avoid financing hiccups by contacting Lisa Peters with Caliber Home Loans from the beginning. Find out more about Lisa Peters and the amazing level of service you can expect from Caliber Home Loans by calling her today.

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Lakewood Traditional is Move In-Ready in Every Sense

6426 Westlake Front

What a fantastic home that really typifies “move in-ready” for me! For a home to be move in-ready, it has to:

  • Have immaculate neutral paint and fresh baseboards and trim,
  • Have gorgeous floors that are in tip-top shape,
  • And have a kitchen that is ready to plug-in and go!

This home, a 1937 traditional cottage, has all of these things, as well as some fantastic light fixtures and beautiful living areas. There are three bedrooms, two full baths, an updated kitchen, and more than 1,800 square feet, making this home at 6426 Westlake a perfect, cozy family property. This home, located inside Lakewood’s Country Club Estates, is listed with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realtor Karla Trusler for $515,000.

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Thursday Three Hundred: Lakewood Midcentury Reno Hits All the High Notes

6715 Patrick DriveThe theme of today’s Thursday Three Hundred is “gorgeous wood,” both because of the numerous large trees on this house’s lot and the inviting handscraped wood floors throughout the interior of this Lakewood midcentury.

Located at 6715 Patrick Drive, near Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road, this property was reduced this morning to $317,000. Listed by Franceanna Campagna at Campagna & Associates Realtors, it’s a 3-2 in the popular Mockingbird Hill neighborhood in East Dallas. Jump to read more!  (more…)

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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CandysDirt.com Giveaway! Win a Pair of Tickets to the Lakewood Home Festival

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6820 Avalon (Photo: Jenifer McNeil Baker)

The Lakewood Home Festival is coming and we are so excited. This is one of our favorite fall home tours, and it has so many great homes that you can walk through while you daydream and get inspired for your own home.

This year’s tour features an interesting and eclectic mix of architectural styles. You saw a little tease of Debbie Wiggins’ incredible Charles Dilbeck at 6820 Avalon, and home tour photographer Jenifer McNeil Baker owns the other home on Avalon, a gorgeous Mediterranean. There’s a beautiful traditional, a completely updated post-war ranch, and a stunning modern, too. Here’s a great video from presenting sponsor Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty showcasing the different homes:

If you want to win a pair of tickets to this event, which benefits the amazing work and programming sponsored by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA, jump for instructions on how to enter!

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Original Bath Plus Beautiful Updates in This University Terrace Ranch

 

7309 Bennington Front

University Terrace is so hot right now. This is the affordable Lakewood area, where you can get inside Lakewood Elementary’s attendance area in the $300K range. Most other neighborhoods that feed into Lakewood are going for $400K plus! Here, though, the lots are generous, the homes are somewhat newer (1950s and 60s as opposed to 30s and 40s), and you’re close to the lake and within walking distance of the White Rock Lake DART station.

I had a friend who lived off of Clemson in University Terrace and I loved the neighborhood from the moment I saw it. It’s one of those places that is perfect for families, is close to shopping (Medallion Center is just down Northwest Highway) and yet, it still has a great urban feel. A lot of the homes have been updated, but you can find some in near-original condition. If you want a home that is move-in ready, take heart that you wont need to do anything to this beauty at 7309 Bennington Drive.

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Sweet Split Level on Large Lot is a Rare Find in Hollywood Heights

1108 Valencia Curb

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Here we have another great listing from Britt Lopez in Hollywood Heights, only Lopez knows this home a little bit better than some of her previous listings. Why? Because she once owned it!

This sweet split level at 1108 Valencia has so many cool selling points. Besides having a practically enormous master suite (unheard of!) and a wonderful pool in the backyard (rare!) this home is also a great spot for entertaining thanks to its oversized lot.

Jump for more on this cool home!

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Midcentury Ranch in University Terrace is a Time Warp!

 

7319 Bennington Front

Let’s do the Time Warp again, folks! This time, we are headed over to the University Terrace neighborhood that is sandwiched between the Blue Line DART Rail tracks and Northwest Highway. This lovely enclave of 1950s traditionals has seen a lot of flips and updates lately, thanks to the upwardly mobile population looking to move into the Lakewood Elementary attendance area.

This house, though, with its mature trees and adorable shutters, has remained largely untouched!

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