tudorWhen we saw this 1947 New Traditional Tudor cottage this week, we knew it had to be our next Thursday Three Hundred. Full of fresh updates inside and out, it’s got the charm of an older home, but the finishes of something far more modern.

Listed by Kerri Payne with The Victoria Printz Team Realtors, this 2,267 square foot home has three bedrooms and two baths.

The home, 722 W. Kansas St., is located in the Country Club Heights neighborhood of Old Midland. You can tell from the curb that the owners have put some serious thought into Midland weather and life — the corner lot is xeriscaped for low maintenance and low water demand, and the porch just looks 10 degrees cooler and is begging for some adorable seating. (more…)

(Photos: Shoot2Sell)

(Photos: Shoot2Sell)

I can say that, besides maybe doing a slightly different kitchen island (I’d go for something that blends with the hardwood floors instead of white) this is exactly the transitional style home for me. Not only does it have a fantastic layout thanks to an open living/dining/kitchen area right when you walk into the home, but it is staged so well, with just the right amount of color and style to make the spaces feel clean and open without feeling cluttered.

And boy, does this cutie have some serious curb appeal! Just look at that welcoming orange front door and that lovely stone and rock pathway!

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12247 Cox Curb

I love it when a home really surprises me. Sometimes when I’m slogging through my email, looking at all the cool listings agents and brokers send us, I find a real gem and just stop dead in my tracks. A friend of mine who is looking at homes in the $300K range sent me this listing last week. It’s in her price range, but not in the neighborhood she’s looking at.

“This has to be somebody’s dream home!” she exclaimed. I couldn’t help but agree just as enthusiastically. I mean, look at the curb appeal! That front door color is just delicious, isn’t it?

12247 Cox Front Door

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6102 Penrose Front

Looking for an adorable home that’s close to a fantastic area, has access to mass transit, is updated inside, feels large but not too big, and feeds into award-winning schools? Then you’ll love this Austin stone cottage in Wilshire Heights.

This is one of my favorite East Dallas nabes sheerly for the location: bordered by Mockingbird Lane to the north, Skillman Street to the west, Abrams road to the east, and McCommas to the south, this neighborhood has access to great amenities with fantastic architecture and is close to tons of retail, including the Lakewood Whole Foods. It feeds into Stonewall Jackson Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School — all sought after, high-achieving, Dallas ISD campuses.

And 6102 Penrose, marketed by Dallas City Center Realtor Erika Warfield, is nothing to sniff at!

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434 W. 12 Front

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is unlike any home we’ve featured before. It’s in a great location: the historic Dallas Land & Loan neighborhood that is south of Jefferson Ave. and West of Bishop Ave., and it is an incredible investment. This home is so close to the Bishop Arts District, and it is in an area that is poised for some serious growth.

And you can make it completely yours because this baby comes with absolutely nothing but drywall.

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Yes, I am going to show you another awesome house in Oak Cliff. Why, you ask? Because if you aren’t considering your next home purchase to be south of the Trinity River, then you’re missing out on a great opportunity.

Like this adorable three-bedroom, two-bath Tudor in Kessler Square marketed by Brady Moore. You can tell by looking at 1046 N. Edgefield that this home was recently updated. Lots of fresh paint and fixtures, as well as a gorgeous and modern kitchen with a too-cute island. It’s priced right, too, at $339,900.

The details are almost too much in this house. I mean, check out the tile in the bathroom! It’s perfect!

And there’s a great sleeping porch, which is probably one of my favorite things about older homes. Of course, now that we have air-conditioning, many sleeping porches are enclosed. But they’re still great spots to grab a good book or a knitting project and sip some coffee.

And Kessler Square, which is an awesome little nook inside Kessler Park that feels like row-after-row of adorable Tudors, is a great place to buy. If you’ve ever driven up and down the streets of Lakewood, you’ve probably seen a similar sight — tons of Tudors from the twenties that have been lovingly restored.

It’s also close to the Kessler School, a private elementary school with a wonderful staff. And you’re a short bike ride from the under-construction Sylvan Thirty development and the Bishop Arts District.

Seriously, this is probably the most up-and-coming-est area in Dallas!