Tag Archives: White Rock Lake
This is another installation in the “everything in the $200K range is under contract” saga. Seriously. I cruise MLS on a daily basis, looking for amazing homes to feature here on CandysDirt.com. They have to have a little something special, they have to really catch my eye to make it on here. The problem is, potential buyers are doing the same dang thing I am doing — hunting listings like hungry hawks! Seriously, every home that caught my eye this morning was already under contract!
They are flying off the market, folks! If you are looking for a home in the White Rock Lake area in the $200K range, you have to move faster than the Man of Steel! I swear when I first saw 8705 Vinewood last night while I was surfing for today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, it was still on the open market. Today it’s under option contract!
Midcentury Modern homes are so hot in Dallas right now that it’s hard to find one you can afford. Most are in high-profile locations, are remodeled, or have long pedigrees. But what if you could have an amazing Midcentury Modern home in a great neighborhood for $200,000?
Community Garden Controversy: More Neighbors Speak Against Promise of Peace Garden in Little Forest Hills Than Previously Reported
When I was a member of the Urban Acres Co-op, our pickup was at Promise of Peace Garden off East Grand Avenue. That was when I met Elizabeth Dry, the founder of the garden. At that time, the DISD teacher told me that she was looking to relocate the garden to Casa Linda park, which sits between Casa Linda Estates, a railroad track, and Little Forest Hills. That plan went bust, though.
A few weeks ago I heard stirs that the huge piles of mulch that had materialized on Old Gate and Diceman, across the street from White Rock United Methodist Church, were to form the new home for Promise of Peace. While I may not live in Little Forest Hills, many of my friends do, and some live within startling proximity of the garden’s new location.
What residents say is that, although there was a community meeting regarding the garden, far more people disapprove of the garden’s proposed location than have been reported. In fact, they’ve surveyed nearby residents and at least 20 of them are against Promise of Peace moving in. Truly, this controversy has nothing to do with the Methodists giving the Catholics at St. Bernard of Clairvaux a place to park. It has everything to do with a poorly planned community garden right next to an established neighborhood, and the severe lack of communication between the Methodist church and those neighbors. In fact, the homeowners directly adjacent to the garden’s proposed location were never contacted, were never asked for input or permission of any kind. Galling, I know.
For the full response from one neighbor uncomfortably close to the situation, jump. Continue reading
Tuesday Two Hundred: With Good Looks And Great Location, This Lake Highlands Cottage is Just Perfect!
Hope your three-day weekend was fabulous, and boy, do we have a listing to bring you back to life! Our Saturday Seven Hundred last week hails from just across North Buckner Boulevard from this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred. Sure, the gorgeous Craftsman in the Peninsula is a short walk from White Rock Lake, but if it’s too rich for your blood, consider this cute cottage at 9553 Biscayne Boulevard listed by the Brownlee Team at Ebby Halliday Realtors.
Saturday Seven Hundred: Want The Lake Life? Gorgeous Peninsula Craftsman is Perfect For Entertaining
We love the Peninsula — a neighborhood just off the shores of White Rock Lake that features amazing architecture and fantastic views — and this home is a perfect example about why we love this place.
Friday Five Hundred: One-of-a-Kind Artist Compound in Casa Linda is Priced To Sell, And Furniture is, Too
Casa Linda Estates is a fabulous neighborhood. Huge lots, tons of mature trees, totally walkable, close to White Rock Lake, and a really close and connected neighborhood association make this an ideal place to put down roots. And although Casa Linda Estates straddles Buckner Boulevard, some lots still feel amazingly private. That’s what I like best about this really amazing artist compound for sale.
Friday Five Hundred: Remodeled German Contemporary on La Vista Looks Traditional on The Outside, But It’s All Modern
Happy Friday! It’s wedding season, so I know a lot of you are headed out of town. I’ll keep things short and sweet: This house is amazing, you’re going to love it, and someone is going to buy it before you can get your checkbook out.
Talk about a house that can charm the pants off of you! This gorgeous Midcentury Modern offered by Susan Griffin of Bill Griffin Real Estate Brokerage is just what the doctor ordered. Trust me, you’ll just die when you see the insides of 7306 Walling!
Cargo container homes don’t have to look like they just got off the boat.
I enjoy exercising my curiosity. Just a few days ago I heard that there was a home being built on Peavy Road out of shipping containers. Sounds interesting, to say the least, so of course I had to investigate.