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Darling 1940s East Dallas cottage charms from the outside in

Darling 1940s East Dallas cottage charms from the outside in

7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
7210 Casa Loma Ave is listed for $515,900 by John Angell of Dallas City Center Realtors.  Photo courtesy of Dallas City Center Realtors
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
French doors off the upstairs master suite lead to a balcony in the back of the house. Photo courtesy of Dallas City Center Realtors
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
The 1941 home is full of interesting architectural details. Photo courtesy of Dallas City Center Realtors
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
The pretty kitchen has been updated. Photo courtesy of Dallas City Center Realtors
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
There is a huge upstairs master suite. Photo courtesy of Dallas City Center Realtors
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
The updated master bath can be a retreat. Photo courtesy of Dallas City Center Realtors
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
A deck looks onto the spacious backyard. Photo courtesy of Dallas City Center Realtors
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas
7210 Casa Loma, Dallas

There's a cozy C Streets cottage on the market that is a springtime dream, with its manicured landscape and colorful, welcoming door.

Currently listed for $515,900 by John Angell of Dallas City Center Realtors, the darling 1940s cottage at 7210 Casa Loma Ave. has tons of drive-up appeal and boasts a flagstone porch and vibrant flowerbeds bursting with color, much like its eye-catching front door.

According Southern Living, a light blue door means: “You’re hopeful and positive, and know the value of a well-loved, well-worn old pair of blue jeans. Friends come to you for both advice and a good laugh.”

As for a deep blue door they say: “Inside you’ll find ginger jars and old family heirlooms. You’re grounded, peaceful, and dedicated to your (fixed) principles. But it’s not all serious all the time — you make a mean Bloody Mary.”

The C Streets cutie is a combination of both, with charm, character, and cheerful updates to suit a variety of styles. Ginger jars and Bloody Marys optional.

The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom home is ideal for families with kids and entertaining outdoors. It has a spacious 2,032-square-foot interior and sits on a sizable 7,363 lot. 

Listing agent John Angell calls it “a great find in Lakewood Elementary” and points buyers to the home’s gorgeous hardwood floors, two living areas, and updated “kitchen-breakfast combo” with sleek granite countertops and stainless appliances. There is quite a bit of flexibility here, especially for a home of this period.

The master suite, though, steals the show. Homeowners can make it a sanctuary and take full advantage of the open, airy space by creating a sitting area near a window, making a vignette out of the built-ins, and adding fun lighting to the vaulted-and-beamed ceiling. Two large closets and an attached balcony overlooking the back lawn make it a welcoming retreat.

The home has an easy floor plan, plantation shutters, and French doors off the kitchen leading to a giant fenced backyard with a huge deck and storage shed — and its C Streets location is idyllic.

The neighborhood, which is situated on the southern end of White Rock Lake just south of Lakewood, was developed slowly over time, with the intent of creating a livable area with lots of open spaces. Think: large front yards uncluttered by utility poles. The result is a tight-knit neighborhood that offers a nice cross section of architectural styles on large lots with oversized front yards.

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A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.