Friday Five Hundred: This Perry Heights Three Bedroom Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Published June 29, 2012 by Joanna England

I was just cruising MLS, minding my own business, and BAM … I ran into 4303 Rawlins, a listing from the adorable Jory Walker of Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors, and my search was over. I had to show you, dear readers, just how gorgeous this home is.

I’ve told you how I feel about Tudors. Folks, this is the Anti-Tudor. This is the Tudor to end all Tudors. This Tudor will knock your socks off, sweep you off your feet, and light a fire in your escrow account.

First, let’s just point out that in Perry Heights, this home has all the location it’s ever going to need. Just beyond the living room’s Rookwood fireplace is Uptown. You’re practically right next door to all the culture, nightlife, and shopping of Oak Lawn, too. Heck, you’re within walking distance of Highland Park!

Second, it’s completely remodeled. You don’t have to do a thing to it, and you don’t have to wait for someone to move out, either. You close in a couple of weeks, you move in THAT VERY DAY.

Now, not many homes look great when empty. They tend to look lonely and sad. This house, however, seems to glow. Every room is unencumbered with possessions — no couches or art that you might dislike and be unable to look past — just yards and yards of gorgeous, dark hardwoods traced with bright white trim and capped with immaculate wainscoting.

I feel like I’m writing “Fifty Shades of Grey Interior Enamel!”

Seriously, though, the kitchen, with that cool textured backsplash and gorgeous cabinets, has plenty of room. And you get to pick your fridge, too!

Now, upstairs, the master bedroom has this great little nook where I imagine I’d put my reading chair and ottoman. You know, the comfy one that usually has five or six blankets draped over its back.

Of course, I could always read my book in that AMAZING CLAW FOOT TUB! Man, I love a good freestanding tub, and this one does not disappoint! It even has a hand-shower!

Now, my husband is a shower guy, so he’d love this double shower system. Me? I think it looks a little complicated for my tastes.

Let’s say I want a good view with my book and my coffee (or wine!). I can head down to my cushy daybed in the amazing sunroom, which has the most beautiful arched windows and slate floor!

From there I’d have a great view of the backyard, which is … well, it’s empty. But it doesn’t have to be that way for long. Included in the price of the home is the owner’s custom pool build, so you will have a place to cool of next summer, at least.

Let’s talk numbers: With 4303 Rawlings you get 2,703 square feet of a fully renovated, top-shelf 1925 Tudor with three bedrooms and three baths and ample living space all for $599,000.

Where do I sign?

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at