Ponder & Ponder List a Lakewood Original


One of Dallas’ oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods, Lakewood, was established in 1882, only a few decades after the city itself was founded. Many current residents are the third, fourth, even fifth generation in their family to live in the area.  In addition to the obvious reasons of “lake” and “wood,” people stay because of its distinctive neighborhood character. Character such as is found in 6709 Lakewood Boulevard.  Homes here are extremely well maintained and while virtually unchanged on the outside — save new landscaping, a new coat of paint or late model cars in the driveway — they have been brought up to date on the inside. Margaret Ponder and Evelyn Ponder, of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Ponder & Ponder Group, have listed this 1926 beauty and are thrilled not only to showcase it to the world, but to help this Lakewood home for sale find its next owner. One who will appreciate its past and usher it into the future with care and great integrity.

A Lakewood Original

Just say “I live in a Dines & Kraft home,” and you have instant cachet in Lakewood circles. Albert Dines and Lee Kraft left their mark on the area, building solid, distinctive, quality single-family residences back in the ’20s and ’30s. 6709 Lakewood Boulevard is a testament to their craftsmanship and still bears many of the hallmarks that make those homes instantly recognizable: stained glass, tile roofs, thick hardwood floors, ornate millwork, arched pass-throughs and more.

It’s not often photos of the original construction are available, but the current owners were in possession of them, and they help tell the home’s story in a way that doesn’t need words.

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Dines and Kraft home at 6709 Lakewood Blvd, in 1926 and today, is listed by the Ponder & Ponder Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.
Dines and Kraft home at 6709 Lakewood Blvd, in 1926 and today, is listed by the Ponder & Ponder Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Of course, through the years the neighborhood has grown up around the home. It’s not uncommon to see couples out walking their dogs in the evening, or families riding bikes together.  Where once upon a time, you probably had to drive a bit for commerce, now you can walk to shopping, including Whole Foods, to the great schools, and of course, to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum.

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On approach, the authentic Italian Ludowici tile roof really captures your attention. It is made to last 100 years, and each tile bears a stamp to verify it was handmade in Rome.

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Inside, the home features an open floor plan, perfect for entertaining many guests, with a flow that works well  for a family.

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The spacious Chef’s kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances including a Thermador stainless steel gas range and two convection ovens. And the large island is an ideal gathering spot for family and friends.

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The guest quarters, set atop a two-car garage, are 550 square feet with a full bath and hardwood floors. Other features of note: the home’s HVAC system was recently upgraded to a Trane High Efficiency, 20 seer variable speed A/C  and heat exchange. And  the mature trees are properly armored and on a vitamin regimen.

6709 Lakewood Blvd is currently listed at $1,389,000. For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact Ponder & Ponder: Margaret Ponder at 214-803-6002/mponder@daveperrymiller.com or Evelyn Ponder at 214-535-8170/eponder@daveperrymiller.com.

 

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