3225 Turtle Creek A

An address on Turtle Creek Boulevard has a certain cachet in Dallas, and often come at a hefty price tag, so an affordable listing always catches my eye.

In today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a high-rise condo at 3225 Turtle Creek Boulevard in the Renaissance on Turtle Creek. Unit 620B is priced at $259,000 with 1,154 square feet. It is a 2-2, located on the sixth floor of the south building, which has 16 floors. It is listed by Sue Krider at Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

The Renaissance is located near the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Turtle Creek, in close proximity to Downtown Dallas, Uptown, Oak Lawn, and the Park Cities. In addition to urban lifestyle options, the condo is also steps from Lee Park and one block from the Beasley entrance to the Katy Trail. The actual Turtle Creek has green spaces, parks, and walking paths, as well.


229 N Brighton A

For this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re venturing out to the L.O. Daniel neighborhood of North Oak Cliff, to a renovated Craftsman at 229 N. Brighton Ave.

Listed at $225,000, this bungalow is a 3-1 with 1,378 square feet and a saltwater pool. The neighborhood is north of W. Jefferson Boulevard and adjacent to Winnetka Heights, near the intersection of W. Eighth Street and N. Rosemont Avenue. It is listed by Jenni Stolarski with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International.

Built in 1921, this house sits on a tree-lined street and has wonderful curb appeal, with a wide, wood-plank front porch, hanging swing, and a ceiling fan. It also has authentic details, like painted dentil molding above the doors and along the roofline, as well a soft green, cream, and brown color palette. Jump to read more!  (more…)

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: New Townhome Part of Downtown Lewisville Redevelopment

001_Building ExteriorThe city of Lewisville is spending millions of dollars to revitalize its historic downtown area, and developers are flocking to the northern suburb. Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to the Belleville Village development near East Main Street and East Mill Street, to a new townhome at 313 S. Kealy Street.

Listed for $209,000, this three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, two-story townhome is 1,827 square feet, one of six like it coming on the market in Uptown Village Lewisville. The brick exterior mirrors the look and feel of downtown Lewisville, and the aesthetic is a historic, urban look.

“This is going to be a walkable area, like Shops at Legacy or in Coppell,” said David Maez, Broker and Co-Owner at VIVO Realty, which represents the developer. “Our company really wanted to showcase the lifestyle that this development and downtown Lewisville will offer.”

002_Corner Entrance

The revitalization of downtown Lewisville is currently underway and will feature new restaurants, shopping, public space, and mass transit. Uptown Village Lewisville is part of the transformation. We’ll take a look later this week at the exciting changes happening in both downtown Lewisville and at Lewisville Lake. Jump to read more about this property! (more…)

Tuesday Two Hundred: Lakewood Midcentury Priced for Quick Sale

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.


3747 Valley Ridge Front

Oh my gosh this house is adorable! Is it not perfect for newlyweds? Just think: It’s completely remodeled, has great appliances and gorgeous refinished floors, and it’s near Marsh Lane and Walnut Hill — an excellent location for privacy and access.

3747 Valley Ridge Living

This home, which is at 3747 Valley Ridge, has three bedrooms and two baths, two living areas, and a great back deck for a young couple who loves to entertain a few friends. Set up a grill and get a stereo, and it’s perfect. It’s an especially good first home for younger people who might be more accustomed to renting. I say that because with all of these new appliances and fixtures there’s little probability you’ll have to unexpected repairs or make major replacements for quite some time.

3747 Valley Ridge Kitchen

I have to say I do love the kitchen, too. I think the person who remodeled this home was smart to not add an island that would interrupt the kitchen’s flow from the living areas. The peninsula, which really showcases the granite countertops, has plenty of prep space and works great as a breakfast bar. There are stainless steel appliances, too, as well as a built-in refrigerator.

3747 Valley Ridge Master

I think the master bedroom is kind of small, which is perhaps highlighted by the way the bed is angled toward the corner, but it’s not prohibitively tiny. The master bath is small, too, and there’s no tub. Still, it has great neutral tile and will hold its value …

3747 Valley Ridge Master Bath

… which, come on, at $209,900 this house is a great deal! Coming in at 1,455 square feet, that puts this house at $144 per square foot! I bet you could even put a bid in for less than $200K and you’d have a great shot of getting this house.

3747 Valley Ridge Master Bath

So what do you think? Great deal?

If it’s woods you want, and fabulous creek views only 2 blocks from White Rock Lake well, this Frontier is for you!

Since we were busy in the kitchen most of Thursday, we are bringing you this week’s Thursday $300K a bit late. But make no doubt, 3820 Frontier is well worth the wait while we all roasted and then consumed enormous amounts of turkey. Speaking of turkeys, this one could serve up a 25 pound bird with no problemo and handle a whole houseful of guests.  Let’s start with 1839 square feet, just enough for three bedrooms, two baths, one dining area (for the holidays) and two living areas. The kitchen has been totally updated with stainless steel appliances and granite and is open to the living areas so you can chat while you cook. The bathrooms have also been updated, which is what I really like about this house — money was put in the places that count. You’ve got hardwoods everywhere, slate in the kitchen, a walk-in closet in the master and a knock out master bath. The secondary bathroom is a little on the small side, but I am wondering if another bath could be added elsewhere making this the power room. While the front of this home may not exactly make your fingers do the walking, look at that deck in the back! To die for. I know this street — have friends who live a few doors down and that creek view is priceless. In fact, their home was taken over for a few weeks a couple summers ago by a film crew while my friends were paid to stay at the Ritz! And yes, you guessed it: this is an artists’ home, who has, no doubt, been inspired by the vast nature around her.

There is only a one car garage, which I would expand. I also think the front of the house could be dramatically improved to turn up the curb appeal. I’m thinking some major shrub trimming, a new front door and maybe paint the brick?

The only other thing I will caution you is to get a mosquito mister system thrown into the package because of all the trees. Because if it’s woods you want, and fabulous creek views only 2 blocks from White Rock Lake, well, this Frontier is for you!

University Manor is one of those neighborhoods you stumble across and think to yourself, “Why has no one figured this out yet?” Well, I’m letting the cat out of the bag. This is one of the best places to buy a home in East Dallas. Tucked off of Northwest highway just before you get to White Rock Lake, it’s filled with 1950’s and ’60’s homes in a price range that will make your heart go pitter patter.  What’s even more exciting is the mid-century moderns that are being revitalized in this area. Take this little gem I found at 7236 Edgerton.  Drew Jenkins and Keith Smay of HC Alpha LLC have transformed this house into a 21st century classic.

The moment you enter this home you’re enveloped into the central living space.


“Stand on the living room side of the kitchen island and look around.” Jenkins said. “This one view is so interesting because it includes the living room ceiling beam, a column at the edge of the kitchen, cool trapezoidal gable windows near the ceiling, the dark modern cabinets, the window above the kitchen sink, the granite counter tops, the backsplash, the stainless steel appliances, and the elegant pendant light over the sink. So many pleasing-to-the eye details come together in such a nice way in that one view.”

He’s right. The house simply exhales effortless style.

Jenkins and Smay are driven by the win-win of their remodels. “ The neighbors of the house win because a vacant eye-sore dragging down their property values becomes a beautiful house that boosts those values.” Jenkins said. “The buyers win because they get a completely renovated, like-new home in an established neighborhood.”

Jenkins has his finger on the first time buyer’s pulse. “We’re finding buyers today are turning away from just-built subdivisions in the suburbs and looking for in-town properties, especially near White Rock Lake.”

In the 1950’s, people began turning away from traditional designs to clean lines and modern styles.

“We’re seeing a similar movement today,” Jenkins said.  Movement is the word. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath hits MLS tomorrow at $329,000 I don’t expect it to be around for long!