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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Tuesday Two Hundred: A Fixer Upper To Fall In Love With

After seeing my sister gut her master bath this weekend, I am feeling inspired.

Not inspired enough to take a crowbar to a thick iridescent glazed tile walk-in jacuzzi like my sister, but definitely inspired enough to dream about how I could put a little more pep in the step of this sweet, cozy little house a 6452 Lovers Lane in Ridgewood Park marketed by Ebby agent Paula Streiff.

This little house has loads of potential. All it needs, though, is someone patient. Someone to peel back the wallpaper and strip the outdated paneling and window dressings. Someone to give it a good scrubbing and a fresh coat of paint.

Because, really, it’s a good house! It has 1,700 square feet with four bedrooms and two baths. There’s plenty of living space, too, and an eat-in kitchen.

There are somethings, though, that should be left alone. Like the gorgeous off-center fireplace in the living room and the hearth in the kitchen. I have a certain weakness for well-placed exposed brick.

And it’s across the street from both a church and a school and close to shopping. And it’s priced right and $200K even. Takers?