10/17/14 4:46pm

9221 Shoreview Front

This home is a wonderful change of pace, and in a fantastic White Rock-area neighborhood, too. Located in the highly sought-after White Rock North neighborhood in East Dallas, this home is a 1961 contemporary with several Midcentury touches.

It’s not straight-up midcentury modern, but it’s not 100 percent soft contemporary, either. It’s a gorgeous blend of styles that results in beautiful open spaces, banks of undressed windows, a sunken living area, and a galley kitchen that has some key updates. It has taken a lesson in curb appeal from the pros (look at that cute aqua front door!), and has tons of warm, welcoming spaces.

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10/17/14 1:31am

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Can you say ahhhh? This 2-story Uptown townhome designed by renowned architect, Bud Oglesby, is not in MLS but available through Faisal Halum at Briggs Freeman Sothebys. You get stunning polished concrete floors, walnut and brick exposed walls, a gourmet galley style kitchen loade with the latest and greatest appliances, and floor to ceiling windows. And let there be light! The double height entry and skylights provide so much natural light your endorphins will kick into overgear. And you will enjoy the outdoors inside: expansive windows connect the outside patio with luscious greenery to the inside. Living room and formals are open with tall ceilings. (more…)

10/17/14 12:16am

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Got in touch with attorney Andrew Sommerman today, who lives next door-ish to the Cuban properties on Averill Way and Jourdan Way. I gleaned a little more info on why Cuban may have wanted to pick up 8601 Jourdan Way.

Recall that it was Eric Nicholson who figured out that Cubes bought the 76 year old, 7000 plus square foot mansion on 1.46 acres.  Paid $2,900,000. And this is what he says Cuban would like to do  with a real estate developer named Michael Romo — is he related to Tony or the famous plastic surgeon in NYC?: (more…)

10/16/14 3:25pm

 

The modern home at 434 W. Greenbriar is on this year's Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Fall Home Tour.

The modern home at 434 W. Greenbriar is on this year’s Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Fall Home Tour. (Photo: Shoot2Sell)

Here’s one of our favorite home tours featuring the incredibly diverse architecture of Oak Cliff. The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s annual fall home tour has a great schedule this year, with stops that include Arts & Crafts, contemporary, mid-century modern, and traditional-style homes. Seriously, check out some of the cool room-by-room galleries from Shoot2Sell. Amazing stuff! The tour, which is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 18 and 19), will also include a bonus stop a the Oak Cliff Bank Tower.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $12 for seniors in advance of the tour. You can preview all of the amazing homes on the OOCCL website, but go ahead and just buy a few tickets because it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend and we can’t imagine anything more fun that touring some equally gorgeous homes in one of Dallas’ coolest areas.

 

10/16/14 2:30pm

Beat Condo 507 Balcony

If you want downtown views without paying an arm and a leg, head to the Cedars, y’all. The prices are affordable and the uninterrupted views of the world’s best skyline are unmatched!

And this two-bedroom, two-bath, fifth-floor condo has amazing views and edgy interiors, all for just $325,000!

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10/16/14 12:25pm
The yellow home at 3407 Hall Street could be demolished to make way for new construction. (Photo: Dallas Voice)

The yellow home at 3407 Hall Street could be demolished to make way for new construction. (Photo: Dallas Voice)

This situation is more akin to the Bill Murray masterpiece Groundhog Day than Dallas would like to admit. We walk along our favorite sidewalks on our regular routes in our neighborhood only to be confronted with a city notice that the structure we’ve come to know somewhat like a best friend is slated for demolition. Even worse is when we see the wrecking ball at work with little or no warning. Bonus points if it’s during a Dallas Cowboys game.

Cue the outcry.

That’s exactly what has happened to 3409 Hall St., according the the Dallas Voice. A Board of Adjustment notice was posted in front of the last original structure facing Lee Park, a cute yellow house built in 1940 that is on the tax rolls for more than $714,000.

But the crux of the matter is that demolition permits aren’t issued overnight. For many historic structures, including the ones just demolished to make room for the Joule Hotel’s expansion, the process from requesting a permit to turning a building into a rubble pile takes weeks, if not sometimes months. And not all demolitions require a public announcement

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10/16/14 12:17pm

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It  seems like this might be the perfect time for bird or dove hunting, no? And you know a beautiful, not too far away place to go for that?

Albany, Texas.  Albany is about two and a half hours west of Preston Hollow, the center of my universe. The new visitors center at Fort Griffin is open, a fine football team brings a lot energy with their Friday night lights, the local historic theater is busy with classic movies, live music touring acts and a couple of plays. Oh and there are three new exhibitions opened at the Old Jail Art Center. We told you about this magical place last June, and we think you may want to take a look-see again now. I’m told the Albany homecoming parade was good, so the people planning the Christmas parade have a tough act to follow…   it’s a good, solid, energetic town where nothing but good stuff happens, kind of like Pleasantville. And right about now, Pleasantville sounds divine!

 

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