06/30/16 4:02pm
Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

I have to give Candace Carlisle credit, though, because she called up John and asked him what went down with the auction that didn’t happen. That’s called reporting!

“We decided not to go through with the structured sell or auction, and we got an unsolicited offer along the way that didn’t end up making, and so we took some time to chill and enjoy the property,” Goff told the Dallas Business Journal.

We posted this $5.9 listing back on May 24. It is going to be very interesting to see how this fares. I mean, if anyone there can sell it, John Zimmerman can. But if anyone can auction it, Concierge Auction can. Which reminds me: there is a hot new auction house coming to town I have to tell you about! Not enough hours in the day to tell you all these stories!

Anyhow, two VIP Dallas brokers were involved in the auction sale, Kyle Crews and Daylon Pereira, and they came very, very close bringing in that unsolicited offer that happened right before the auction. But then it didn’t happen. That’s Real Estate. There is also a clue to how very hard this transaction is going to be in Candace’s opening paragraph:

Billionaire John Goff has put his family retreat alongside Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth on the market after he decided not to sell it after putting it on the auction block last fall. Even though it’s back on the market, he’s not necessarily anxious to sell it.

I hope the Goffs are enjoying Mariposa this holiday weekend. And I just wanted you all to know we are not sitting on our gluts here at CandysDirt.com… jump for the full article we published in May:

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate


06/30/16 3:38pm

Jordan invitation

We will be serving French 75, the drink that got me in trouble last week — KIDDING! No, we are going to let our hair down, maybe even go curly, so do pop over for a look/see at the most luxurious apartment living in Dallas du jour. I hear the views are to die for…

These new stats just crossed my desk from my friend Andrew at ApartmentList, so I’ll share. I mean, compared to Plano, Dallas is almost a friggin’ bargain! (ALMOST!) (more…)


Tremont IHOTW

Nestled into a grove of mature trees on a double lot in the Parks Estates section of East Dallas lies a stunning Tudor treasure at 6347 Tremont Street. Built in 1927 by Dines & Kraft, it overlooks the Lakewood Country Club and is absolute perfection. David Bush has the two-story, four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bath Tudor listed for $1.65 million.

“One of the great things about this home is that it’s a mid ‘20s Tudor with all the original architecture, and a downstairs master,” Bush said. “That’s almost impossible to find.”

The house underwent two remodels over the years. The transition between the original home and additions are seamless.


dallas open houses

In our weekly roundup of open houses, we’re looking at homes that range from $399,900 to $859,900, including an Uptown highrise condo at 3310 Fairmount St. Apt. 8F with killer views from its wraparound balcony.

We know you love getting insider info about the smokin’ hot North Texas real estate market. That’s why we bring you the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column every Thursday. We pick five open houses the coming weekend in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) and each property stands out in some special way to make the cut.

This week, our houses range in price from $399,900 to $859,900. You’ll find a corner-unit Uptown condo with a wraparound balcony and incredible Turtle Creek views, a renovated M-Streets Tudor with darling looks and separate guest quarters, and more. Mark your calendars—you don’t want to miss these!



06/30/16 7:23am

1227 Lansford d

If you appreciate a house with history, character, and serious style, then feast your eyes on our Thursday Three Hundred, which has all in abundance.

The 1924 Elmwood cottage at 1227 Lansford Ave. is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of its vintage charms with modern amenities, creating a stylish farmhouse look for just over $300K. It totally nails to “barnitecture” trend. And like any farmhouse, this house has wonderful outdoor spaces — the front of the home overlooks the Elmwood greenbelt and Cedar Creek, and the backyard has a large entertaining areas and firepit.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,516 square feet, fully reimagined with an decorator’s eye: think hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, shiplap walls and ceilings, and chic barn doors.

It was listed June 24 by Brian Davis with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $319,000.


06/29/16 3:40pm

Museum Tower (3)

Word just in that the ink is dry on yet another contract pushing Museum Tower’s sales up over the 60% point, as I predicted it would soon be back in May, when we did our PartyLine show there.

“With homes closed and in escrow, Museum Tower is over 60% sold on both sale-able square foot basis and unit basis,” says Steve Sandborg, Managing Director, Sales & Operations.

Meanwhile, the Dow is coming back up as we realize that Brexit isn’t going to be so painful, not to us at least. Shall we take a wager on when MT hits 70% in sales? I’m gonna say around September 30….



06/29/16 2:36pm

Staff invite_6-17 (1) (1)

There’s no better way to launch a three-day, holiday weekend than by touring a brand-new penthouse, right? Come to tomorrow’s CandysDirt.com Staff Meeting at The Jordan to not only check out this amenity-heavy luxury apartment building in one of the hottest areas of Uptown, but to get an exclusive preview of the incredible penthouse units!

Find out more about this trend-making, 212-unit, 23-story building in Jon Anderson’s write up, and then RSVP to jo@candysdirt.com to see it in person. We can’t wait!