Real Estate Report: What $900,000 Buys You in Dallas

5794307 Irvin Simmons Drive $850,000
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,332 square feet
Luna Park Estates

This spacious home at Midway and Royal is full of designer touches, transitional living spaces, and updated amenities. The varying uses of textures and flooring materials adds an interesting design element to the home. Upon entry is the family room with vaulted ceilings and french doors that open to the backyard. The open kitchen has a mix of slate floor tiles and graphic tile back splashes. There is a charming sitting area, breakfast nook, and den off the kitchen that makes it one big living space. A second living area is currently used as a playroom, but could easily be converted to an office, sitting room, or library. The outdoor areas are quirky and fun. There’s a brick patio that includes outdoor dining areas and a fireplace, a large grass play area, and a courtyard complete with a fountain. Christine McKinney for Dave Perry-Miller & Associates. 214-662-7758.

bluffview8511 Ridgelea Street $924,900
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,278 square feet
Crest Haven Place

Built in 2007, this new build is located just west of the Bluffview neighborhood. If you frequently travel for work or play, the home is a hop, skip, and jump from Love Field. (That could be a good or bad thing!) The grand entry features a floor-to-ceiling stone wall sets the tone for the rest of the house. On the first floor is a kitchen/den/breakfast area that flows nicely. A study, guest room, and dining room are also found on the first. Upstairs includes the master and two bedrooms along with a bonus living area that can be used as a game room, TV room, or sitting room. A spa-like pool is located in the backyard with a MosquitoNix system to ensure you can enjoy the yard all year ’round. Tricia Lee for Gharbieh & Associates. 214-830-2216.

Winnetka101 N. Montclair Avenue $929,000
5 bedrooms, 3.1 bathrooms, 5,368 square feet
Winnetka Heights

According to the real estate listing, this estate was built in 1913 for Winnetka Heights developer T.S. Miller. It is one of two remaining original mansions in the area. Another fun fact: the current owner was awarded the Preservation Dallas 2012 Craftsmanship Award. (The organization recognizes the dedication to preserving the city’s historic neighborhoods and buildings.) They restored the house from a multi-unit building to a single-family home. You’ll notice the impressive work at keeping the original features in tact while updating and modernizing the home. The kitchen is on the small side for a home this large, but there’s a wet bar as well as more storage and built-in cabinetry in the dining room that make up for the lack of space. As if there weren’t enough bedrooms, there’s also living quarters above the garage. Diane Sherman for David Griffin & Company. 469-767-1823.