840 Highridge Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Today’s Friday Five Hundred comes to your eyeballs from Little Elm, and it’s a lake side 1980s soft contemporary to get your weekend mojo going. Perfect as a main residence or a place to while away your spare hours with a boatload of friends, admiring the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Lewisville.

It’s rare to find a home that would work well as both a main residence and a vacation property, but 840 Highridge Dr. fits that bill to a tee! With four bedrooms, three full and one half bath, and two-story sweeping views of the lake and downtown Frisco, there’s not much more you can ask for in this contemporary lakehouse.

And considering that it’s in the high-achieving Little Elm ISD, you could raise an outdoorsy family in this beautiful waterfront abode, too.

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3747 Duchess Front

Well, Duchess the Saint Bernard, that is! Duchess is a lovely gal who is up for pre-adoption with Dallas Pets Alive while she undergoes heartworm treatment. I’m sure this gorgeous girl who gives the best kisses would love this updated traditional at 3747 Duchess Trail inside Royal Marsh Estates. It is plenty large for a big girl like Duchess! This ranch has a huge backyard for play time and a fantastic bathtub for bathtime.

Duchess

“Duchess was owner surrendered to the Dallas Animal Shelter because she ‘got too big,’” said Cassie Evans, dog rescuer and Duchess’ foster. “Duchess is a gorgeous, pure-bred Saint Bernard with a heart of gold. She likes small dogs, friendly big dogs, cats, and nice kids.”

She sounds just perfect and she’d do so well inside 3747 Duchess Trail! This home is in a wonderful location for any family looking to be close to parks, shopping, and a short drive from downtown Dallas. This particular home, which has all the bells and whistles a family moving to Dallas would want, is marketed by Trophy Group Realtor Matthew Rice for $599,890 and has only been on the market for 27 days.

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1019 Sarasota Curb

Yes, yes, this is another glorious home from Alex Roostaei, a young and driven Allie Beth Allman agent. In fact, you’ll be surprised to hear that this amazing Realtor is marketing another property on the same street as one we featured from him earlier this year.

Roostaei, who sold 1115 Sarasota Circle in February just days after we posted about that romantic Tudor. And brand spanking new to the market is 1019 Sarasota Circle, another gorgeous home with thoughtful updates that is oh-so-classy! Roostaei is marketing this beautiful abode on this gorgeous tree-lined street in Hollywood Heights for $549,000.

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6202 Monticello Front

I was getting really, really, terribly bored looking for a home to feature today. First I thought “Let’s see if there’s something fun in Frisco,” but everything just looked the same to me today. Then I looked at homes in McKinney, only to have the same thing happen. After looking and looking and looking and almost at the very edge of being put to sleep by home searching, I stumbled upon a home that was so unique, so fun, so vibrant, it woke me up faster than my grande vanilla latte with an extra shot!

Truly, this Lakewood Heights Midcentury Modern may look like a yawnfest from the curb, but boy, you’re in for a treat after the jump!

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Warm Mist Front

The moment I saw a photo of this home in Brandon Stewart’s MOD 214 newsletter, I knew we had to feature it. I loved it’s shape — there’s something about the pitch of the roof with those 1970s contemporaries that throws you off just enough to make you look twice.

What I didn’t realize was that the interiors were just as amazing, and that the sellers of this gorgeous home in Prestonwood Creek had invested a lot of time and money in updating this home to please your senses and your wallet. And c’mon, guys! Who can resist having an address like 5905 Warm Mist Lane?!

Find out more about this home and it’s Earth-friendly pedigree after the jump!

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621 Shoreview Front

Are you a Millennial with a couple of kids who is considering pulling up stakes from your urban home and heading for the homes and schools of the suburbs? Then you’ll find this house in McKinney mighty attractive, as it has all the things you want in a suburban enclave, with tons of things you never knew you needed.

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1652 Sylvan Front

What a tremendous find! Kessler Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods. The incredible diversity in architecture, rolling topography, proximity to downtown Dallas and the Bishop Arts District, as well as the close-knit feel make this neighborhood a popular location for families and professionals.

And if you’re looking for a cool home in North Oak Cliff, Kessler Park is where you’ll find one to your taste. Take, for example, this 1970s contemporary at 1652 Sylvan Ave. that has a dome in the living room.

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Snavely Front

What do go-go boots, big hair, and color-coordinated appliances have in common? They were all popular in the 1960s. You’ll only see one of these things in our Midcentury Masterpiece of a Friday Five Hundred, though. We already talked about this amazing home during the legendary estate sale in January, when Janelle Stone Estate Services helped liquidate the incredible collection of designer bits, bobbles, and furnishings that Alice Snavely, personal secretary to Neiman Marcus founder Stanley Marcus, had amassed.

Snavely Front Entrance Snavely Living Dining Snavely Kitchen Snavely Kitchen Keeping

Now Snavely’s incredible time warp of a home at 6540 Cliffbrook Drive is on the market, listed by Coldwell Banker Park Cities Realtor Sandra Melmed for $575,000, a steal considering how many amazing architectural details this home has. As you can imagine, Snavely had an eye for quality, and that is absolutely reflected in this 1962 ranch. It has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and more than 3,500 square feet.

Some wonderful details you’ll be enamored with include Asian-style carved wood screens, stained glass panels featuring bamboo motifs. But the kitchen is where you’ll be truly amazed, with incredible Midcentury Modern cabinetry, unique hardware, bright orange Formica, and the coolest color-coordinated wallpaper made to look like a woven reed chair bottom. It’s just fantastic!

Snavely Master Bath

Snavely Garden Snavely Pool

This incredible home was also featured on Retro Renovation with all of the photographs from Shoot2Sell.

Yowza, another stunning time capsule house: This  1962 Dallas, Texas mid century modern home, listed for sale by Realtor Sandra Melmed, features stunning Asian-influenced decor throughout, most all of it in untouched original condition. The house has an interesting provenance. The original owner was longtime executive assistant to Neiman Marcus chairman and family heir Stanley Marcus, and it’s clear she had fabulous taste.

We actually recall sharing the link to the estate sale for this house on our Facebook page — it was quite something to see all the designer decor, not to mention the fantastic clothes and shoes.

With amazing light fixtures, dramatic fireplaces, a true Japanese-style garden with an incredible water feature, and an oasis of a pool, this home should be preserved, and I hope the new owners will keep as much of it intact as possible.