6106 Llano Front IHOTW

Yes, we may have the nation’s first Ebola patient, but we also still have the best housing market in the whole dang world. And the good folks at Inwood National Bank have plucked another one for you to drool over. New construction by M. Christopher Custom Homes at 6106 Llano in Lakewood Heights has a dynamic, open-floor plan that is totally family-centric and located in the Robert E. Lee, Long and Woodrow Wilson schools of DISD. For less than $900,000 you are getting everything plus a great kitchen sink, too: five bedrooms, four full baths, not just one but two powder rooms, three living areas. The home opens to a beautiful foyer and sweeps you right into the family room overlooking the one-fifth acre lot.

Think you need more? After this past week’s storms, when we lost a couple trees and power and are still catching up, I am ready to give away my acreage. Big, wonderful older trees, can vanish fast in 100 mph winds. (more…)

6922 Vivian, Photos: Shoot2Sell

6922 Vivian, Photos: Shoot2Sell

Want to live in a genuine historic home? This beautiful Spanish eclectic in Santa Monica was designed by Charles Dilbeck with his signature style that combined traditional elements, old English accoutrements, and Spanish touches. Completed in 1935 and updated in a way that honors this home’s history, 6922 Vivian is a tremendous property.


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

This is a practically brand new Lakewood Heights home that has just gone on the market. If you like new Craftsman construction, and I do, you will LOVE this. I am also obsessed with the rock that was chosen for interior accents and exteriors. Love the wood floors, too. The 3700 plus square foot home was built three years ago by a local investment group who then leased it for three years. Look what all you get at this price PLUS new construction: five bedrooms, three and a half baths, covered old-style front porch screaming for a swing, The open entry leads to a formal dining room and private study with double doors. Down the entry hall is the island kitchen with granite counters and top shelf stainless appliance package, walk-in pantry and butler’s pantry. The Big O — that’s oversized breakfast room, slate tile flooring, den with that yummy stone fireplace. Nice wet bar between den and study. Front and/or rear staircase up to a spacious master bedroom on the second level with nice master bathroom, separate tub and shower, and two large walk in closets. Jack and Jill bath in between two of the secondary bedrooms, bedrooms four and five have access to the hall bath. There is also a play area with balcony, stairs down to the back yard. Also an attached, two car, side entry garage is at rear of home and great outdoor fireplace. Was asking $565,000, just reduced and ready for battle: the home will be open this Sunday, February 5, one to three pm BEFORE the game!