When a brand new listing in Odessa comes up for a home that is family ready, priced right, and feels like new construction, you bet your sweet bippy it becomes our Tuesday Two Hundred.

On the market for only four days, this home in the North Park Addition offers plenty of room at 2,460 square feet of living space. The four-bedroom, two-bath Permian Homes constructed home at 503 E. 93rd St., was built in 2009, but is so well maintained that it feels like newer construction. (more…)

3762 Park Lane front

I love looking at the pet projects of real estate professionals, and this pretty little flip in Midway Hollow from architect Gianna Glaesmann does not disappoint. The before/after shots tell an interesting story. The two-bedroom, two-bath post-war cottage at 3762 Park Lane is was a total gut job for Glaesmann and her husband, Brad. It went from dirty, dark and with an odd-shaped layout to bright and airy with some gorgeous designer fixtures.

“I was in commercial architecture for 24 years, and did some residential work on the side as a hobby,” Glaesmann said. “I have recently ventured out on my own doing mostly residential remodels.  My passion is showing a home some love and bringing it back to life!”

While Glaesmann works with clients to transform homes as a full-time job now, this flip in Midway Hollow is her first-ever solo project. “I have always wanted to get my hands on a cottage to renovate and my husband Brad let me try this one out,” she said.

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408 Byrne Front

Historic homes have many charming quirks that make them popular with people who are prepared to put up with the headaches they sometimes provide. To say that building codes have come a long way since the turn of the century, which was when many homes in McKinney’s historic neighborhoods were built, is a vast understatement. Still, when building a home in an area with character such as the T. T. Bradley subdivision, attention to detail inside and out is key.

That’s why this cute farmhouse at 408 Byrne fits the area like a glove!

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3778 W. 6th Front

While they may not be my favorite homes ever, I do love houses that have a funky, Devil-may-care vibe to them. They’re the “anything goes” type of home, and their mish-mash of decor, colors, and materials proves a method to the madness of an artists’ mind. So I was happily surprised to see this cute bungalow in Fort Worth’s Country Club Heights neighborhood on the market.

This two-bedroom, two bath cottage is a home in which the seller has made full use of every color in the paint bucket. Combining patterns, wood, mosaics, and glass in a way that seems to have no rhyme or reason is a very fun way to keep your interest, and to make a small space (1,482 square feet!) feel much larger. There’s always another nook, another detail, another little surprise!

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2220 Canton 309 Living 1

I have met the loft of my dreams and it is inside 2220 Canton, the Farmers Market lofts that have some incredible amenities. I love slick, open floorplans with tons of windows, especially those cool industrial vintage crankcase steel ones. Just fabulous. This unit, which is perfect for someone relocating from another urban area like, say, Chicago or New York, and wants a walkable, fun location that is close to pretty much everything, but isn’t sandwiched between the copious $30K millionaires in Uptown (nothing against Uptown!).

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4242 Camden Front

Today we have a very cute Tuesday Two Hundred for you. We’re here in the Dallas Arts District today for the New Cities Summit, and we’ve got urban-oriented living on the brain. This home, which is inside the Montebello Park area of East Dallas is a wonderful family neighborhood that feeds into acclaimed Stonewall Jackson Elementary and is close to a wonderful mass transit center at Mockingbird Station. It’s also close to the shops and restaurants on Greenville Avenue, and would make a great first-time home for newlyweds. In total, it’s a great property for anyone who wants the single-family home lifestyle but doesn’t want to be car dependent.

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No, not that Penthouse! Get your mind out of the gutter! 😉

Seriously, though, this one-bedroom, one-bath penthouse at the Renaissance feels huge with a tiny price tag. Unit No. 1615PH, marketed by Sue Krider of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, is a dream!

There are tons of updates, including a great eat-in kitchen where you won’t mind doing dishes. Why, you ask? Because you get a great view of downtown! And it’s C-H-E-A-P at just $212,000.

Other things to love: This penthouse is two stories, so if you’re entertaining, no need to clean up the bedroom because it’s on another level! This Turtle Creek condo comes with two covered parking spaces, which is pretty awesome in itself. The closet is pretty spacious with an excellent organizer inside.

There’s also a tiled balcony with a view of Turtle Creek. It’s plenty roomy for a bistro set to nibble on breakfast while you sip your coffee.

Now, I’m no expert on HOA fees, so I sometimes get tripped up by them. So tell me: Is $413 monthly too much for this property? Can lofty HOA fees put you off a home you love?

 

I know that having only one bathroom in a moderately sized house is a difficult proposal for the home’s occupants. It takes, patience, sharing, and throwing modesty to the wind to make it work. And even then, well, it’s frustrating and mommy wants her wine and bubble bath, so yeah, the door is locked, so deal with it!

Ugh.

So when I see a super cute house in a great area that I totally fall in love with, I have a really difficult time dealing with the fact that there is just one bathroom. No half baths. No water closets. Just one lonely bathroom.

Now, this home does have a really superb opportunity to add a second bathroom and perhaps make a master suite. One of the bedrooms has an attached office, and even half of that office could make a passable second bath. If you’re interested in just adding a half bath, the utility room off of the kitchen would be a great second option, too. And it’s already tiled!

Otherwise, 908 Monte Vista Drive, priced at $265,000, is as cute as a button. Other than the missing bathroom, this place is ready to move in with fresh paint, beautiful floors, an updated kitchen, and a gleaming vintage bath.

This home is 1,290 square feet, which wouldn’t feel all that big if the existing walls between the living and dining spaces were still there. Instead, these two areas are open and give the home a much more spacious feel.

The kitchen has plenty of room, too, with a breakfast nook, gorgeous cabinets for plenty of storage, and tons of counter-top space, too.

There is a spacious, detached two-car garage in the backyard, which is catty-corner to a beautiful deck that overlooks a quaint rear lawn. This is an excellent spot for garden parties!

I want to know, though, am I the only one who has a hard time with the one bathroom issue?