Spanish Gem

Spanish Colonial in trendy East Dallas neighborhood lays on the charm

Spanish Colonial in trendy Dallas neighborhood lays charm on thick

Exterior at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
The Spanish Colonial at 6338 Ellsworth Ave. is listed for $559,000. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Fireplace at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
A fireplace anchors one of two living areas. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Living room at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Vaulted ceilings make the living areas feel spacious. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Kitchen at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Hacienda-style kitchen is cozy. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Breakfast nook at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
A breakfast nook off the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Dining room at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
The formal dining room. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Den at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
A second, more casual living area. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bathroom at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
This bathroom was redone with Mexican tiles. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bedroom at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
The home has three bedrooms. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Master bathroom at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
The master bathroom was part of an addition, but it was mindfully incorporated into the house. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Exterior at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Fireplace at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Living room at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Kitchen at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Breakfast nook at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Dining room at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Den at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Bathroom at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Bedroom at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas
Master bathroom at 5338 Ellsworth Ave in Dallas

If "character" is at the top of your house-hunting wish list, look no further than this new listing in super-hot Lakewood Heights. The "unmolested" Spanish Colonial at 6338 Ellsworth Ave., listed for $559,000, satisfies the desire for something old, but also something new.

Built in 1937, the home has the requisite stucco exterior, tile roof and arched windows (which have been replaced). Inside, beyond the foyer and through the archway, are vaulted ceilings accented by dark-wood beams; that same dark wood is echoed in the window casings. A fireplace anchors one of two living spaces, and original hardwoods run throughout.

The hacienda-style kitchen is cozy, with a lot of tile accents, but there is also a breakfast nook and formal dining room. In total there are three bedrooms and two baths in the 2,061-square-foot footprint.

Listing agent George Haynes, of Ebby Halliday, says the house has been redone, but it reflects the style and architecture of the period in which it was built. The main bath was beautifully remodeled with Mexican tiles, as a nod to the home's origins, but the vessel sink speaks to today's lifestyle. The master suite was a "flawless" addition, Haynes notes.