Life in Lakewood: Great Community, Extraordinary Homes
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Life in Lakewood: Great Community, Extraordinary Homes

03/08/2016

English Tudor home at 5338 Morningside Avenue | Greenland Hills Conservation District. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Lakewood is the hottest market in Dallas, according to market expert and real estate appraiser D.W. Skelton.

“Demand is especially high from people relocating to the area because it offers great value and desirable schools,” Skelton said. “And the location couldn’t be better.”

Lakewood offers residents an active, outdoor lifestyle, filled with delicious restaurants, unique boutiques, rippling creek ways, jogging trails and an abundance of green space.

The historic Lakewood Theater, which shows classic films and hosts many contemporary musical and comedy events, the renowned Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the historic Casa Linda Shopping Center and White Rock Lake all rest within this verdant neighborhood.

Lakewood is also home to Lakewood Country Club. Built in 1912, the 18-hole golf course overlooks a woodland of rolling greens. Single-family bungalows, cottages, Tudors and Spanish Colonials from the 1930s and 1940s dominate this area, offering families charming residences canopied by sprawling trees.

In just over 12 months, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has seen a 300 percent increase in sales volume in East Dallas. Right now, agents at the brokerage are listing homes in East Dallas that hit every price point from $589,000 to nearly $1.3 million.

And more extraordinary homes are being listed each week during the busy Spring Market season.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has market experts that live, work and play in Lakewood, ensuring clients an extraordinary home buying experience in this community-driven neighborhood.

Consider these homes:

5338 Morningside Avenue

5338 Morningside Avenue 75206, Greenland Hills Conservation District, Bryan Crawford, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-patio

In the Greenland Hills Conservation District, this single-story English Cobblestone Tudor is an exceptional find, boasting the original footprint and 360 degrees of timeless masonry work on a lushly landscaped lot. Iconic details include narrow gauge hardwood flooring, original doors, original hardware and wood plantation shutters.

6313 Belmont Avenue

6313 Belmont Avenue 75214, Lakewood Heights, Kelley Theriot McMahon, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

This beautiful Lakewood Heights home is a neighborhood gem featuring an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, home office, wood floors, recessed lighting, crown molding, dual shower, his and her closets, covered patio and courtyard, and a 600+ square-foot guest studio. The home’s original charm is paired with modern touches minutes from shopping, entertainment, Downtown and White Rock Lake.

5542 Merrimac Avenue

5542 Merrimac Avenue 75206, M Streets, Tessa Mosteller, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen2

Situated on the M Streets, this charming home boasts a white and bright kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinets, a wine chiller and large island that opens to the window-filled family room. The upstairs master bath includes a jetted tub and separate shower, separate sinks and stone flooring.

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For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.