Get a load of the modern updates in this $250,000 East Dallas midcentury
Ready for some atomic-era allure? The midcentury home at 936 Peavy Rd. in East Dallas is a blast from the past — just look at that roofline and covered carport — but in a totally good way.
Built in 1956, the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath house has been tastefully renovated. Though small at 1,110 square feet, the interior reflects all the hot elements buyers currently demand, like hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and contemporary kitchen and baths.
That's quite a bit to get for the $250,000 price tag Jay Robbins of Robbins Real Estate Group has it listed for.
Though it didn't originally, the home now has an open floorplan and easy flow in the front of the house; the living room, dining room, and kitchen are basically one big area with lots of natural light and spectacular knotty, wide-plank hardwood floors. Kitchen updates include granite counters, contemporary white cabinetry with sleek handles, and stainless steel appliances.
The bathroom also look fantastic. The main one has a rustic wood vanity with farm sink, white subway tile with dark grout, new fixtures, and a to-die-for herringbone patterned tile floor. The owners competed foundation repairs in 2007, so that also provides peace of mind.
This area lives up to its new “Lake and Garden District” name, as the house is a five-minute walk to Lake Highlands Park, a four-minute bike ride to White Rock Trail, and a four-minute car ride from the Dallas Arboretum. Bonus: The home is located in the highly rated Hexter Elementary School attendance zone too.
However, there are two strikes against this property: The roof is 18 years old, and the house is located in a floodplain (Dixon Creek runs nearby). Prospective buyers should know they will need to carry flood insurance.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.