01/23/17 3:00pm

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The Dallas Architecture Forum‘s lecture season will continue on Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7 p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art. Alex Krieger, principal in the architecture firm NBBJ and professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will speak to begin the evening. Krieger and his team produced the community development plan for the Dallas Arts District, which acts as the new framework for the 17 blocks between Uptown and Downtown.


01/23/17 10:55am

4005 Gillon a

Deep in the heart of Highland Park near Beverly and Lakeside drives, I’ve found an incredible home, being offered for a steal,  on almost half an acre of prime real estate. This is the best part of Highland Park, and this home doesn’t disappoint.

The Greek Revival masterpiece at 4005 Gillon Ave. has Georgian Colonial influences in its stately architecture. Built in 1973, the house is a three-quarters replica of an 1853 mansion the owner grew up loving in Canton, Miss. The façade conveys a grandeur that continues inside.

This home has three bedrooms, thee full bathrooms, one half bath, four living areas, and 7,292 square feet on two stories.

“The space is there for anyone who might want to update it, but the home is perfect for those who appreciate the finer features of a bygone era,” said David Sparling with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing the house. “This property is two doors down from Lakeside Drive and in the best part of Old Highland Park.”

4005 Gillon was built as an homage to that American era which is crystallized in our identity by Southern Belles attending elaborate balls. It was in the spirit of that gilded age that this home was conceived and built.

This is a home that was made to impress, both inside and out, where you could host just a few friends for an intimate dinner or half of the town for a black-tie affair, without missing a step. It imposes unto its guests an air of sophistication and grace.


01/23/17 9:54am

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“Since Trump’s election, mortgage rates have surged,” says Bob Johnson, but that’s not all we can anticipate from our new president. In this week’s edition of The Mortgage Report with BobMortgage, we take a close look at how the mortgage industry is already feeling the affects of Donald Trump’s administration.


01/23/17 9:31am

Extraordinary Mockingbird Park Contemporary 5351 Livingston facade

We featured this hot neighborhood Saturday, and today we’re sharing an extraordinary Mockingbird Park contemporary home with you.  Becky Frey with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s just listed 5351 Livingston, a true modern beauty designed by Paul Pedigo of Larson & Pedigo Architects.


01/21/17 2:59pm

Mockingbird Park 3910 Fairfax facadeMockingbird Park is a great little neighborhood adjacent to West Highland Park and south of Greenway Parks. It’s friendly, safe, walkable, and convenient to just about everything, including Love Field and the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our Saturday Eight Hundred is right in the heart of Mockingbird Park. It’s a charming, peaceful, light-filled, 2,218-square-foot cottage at 3910 Fairfax Avenue that was just listed by the Hickman Weber Group at Ebby Halliday for $835,000, and we’ll be surprised if it’s still around by this time next week. (more…)

01/20/17 11:48am

5711 Orchid Front

I may not be a huge fan of traditional architecture, but I do love a Mansard roof. I also love well-planned pops of color, which is what initially drew me to 5711 Orchid Lane in Preston Park. That teal front door spoke to me, and I had to show this home to you, too. But, worry not, dear reader — there’s even more to love about our Friday Five Hundred inside!


01/20/17 11:21am


[Editor’s Note: Candy Evans is the founder and publisher of CandysDirt.com and is now running for Dallas City Council in District 11. The opinions expressed in this column are her own.]

Statement from former State Senator John Carona:

As your state senator, I always strove to propose and support pragmatic, fiscally responsible solutions to the state’s biggest problems. I made it a point to listen to everyone affected by a policy issue and craft solutions that served all of their interests. I believe Candy Evans is that kind of leader. It’s time for District 11 to be led by a uniter, a pragmatist, and someone who will treat people with the respect they deserve. I am proud to endorse Candy for Dallas City Council District 11.

I could not be more excited and HONORED to have just received the endorsement and trust of one of the most respected men in Texas politics or, as D Magazine so aptly put it, the last of the old-school Republicans, John Carona.

John was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1990 then won a special election to the state Senate in 1996 to succeed Republican John N. Leedom. He was a state senator until January 2015. In the 2013 Texas legislative session, John Carona chaired the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce. He was also a member of the Senate Criminal Justice, Education, Jurisprudence and Redistricting committees. About that time, both our sons played football at St. Mark’s, and I enjoyed getting to know John, Debbie and Jeff.

Why is this so important to my City Council campaign? Because I share many of the “old” values of politics that John does, basic principles I believe we need to come back to our city in every single district. John always supported pragmatic budgeting in the State Senate keeping taxes low but funding the important infrastructure Texas needed for economic growth.

It’s too bad we didn’t have similar balance down at Dallas City Hall where critical infrastructure needs are being ignored. (more…)

01/20/17 10:07am
Photo: Daxis via flickr

Photo: Daxis via flickr

Forbes certainly thinks it is.

That’s the results of a study the media company completed with Local Market Monitor. Dallas home prices are expected to increase by 31 percent by 2020, which is a bigger price growth than any other MSA listed.