7218 Lakewood Blvd IHOTW7218 Lakewood Boulevard is an original Spanish eclectic Hutsell on a double-wide, half acre lot in Lakewood. As if they feared the goblins themselves, the owner has turned the home into a fortress of security right on Lakewood Blvd. Truly one of the most original and unique homes in Dallas, rejoice with us that the home, built in 1936, is still standing, and has not been torn down. (more…)

1210 N. Winnetka Front

We are so excited about all of the cool home tours coming up, with the Preservation Dallas “Grounds For Preservation” Home Tour this weekend and the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Nov. 1-2. (Don’t forget to enter our drawing for the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, because we’re giving away three pairs of tickets to this amazing home tour. Don’t miss out and enter by our 9 a.m. Oct. 27 deadline.)

And maybe while you’re out in Oak Cliff checking out the Hayes House, you could take a look at 1210 N. Winnetka, a gorgeous redone Tudor that is also in Kessler Park. It’s our Home of the Week from Inwood Mortgage and it is a stunner that is priced under a million!

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3601-Euclid-Pool-copy-533x400Oh how we love this home, it’s one of our favorites. I first started writing about 3601 Euclid back in 2008, when it was first built. And I have written about it so much I think that maybe, by now, I can claim a sort of Squatter’s Rights. This architecturally significant home was completely rebuilt in 2008 and is a shining tribute to sleek modern design, one of the best examples in Dallas.  Recall the dramatic entry with floating staircase, the Poliform kitchen (I’m fainting, always do!), the walls of glass overlooking the sleek pool, the patios, and grass yard. They even have the TV floating over the view! Sophisticated design elements throughout from zebra wood floors to floating floors, this home has won more awards than Richard Rogers. The glorious master bedroom is downstairs with beautiful, generous his and her baths. All other bedrooms are upstairs with the game room, all connected by a glass bridge walkway. (more…)

IHOTW 8836-Grenore-drive-ext

On an almost half-acre hillside lot near White Rock Lake sits this beauty. With both a wrap-around porch and balcony, from which you can take in views of Dallas’ crown jewel, plus the gorgeous Craftsman-style architecture and fantastic location inside the Emerald Isle neighborhood, you’re going to be floored when we tell you what this phenomenal lake house and home, our Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week, is priced at.

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Inwood HOTW Beverly

I am in Houston attending the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual spring conference, along with Joanna, and I just got back from a private tour of River Oaks. Mama mia, I am still on the House Porn high!

So I bring you a version of the very type of homes one finds in River Oaks, but in OUR Dallas fairest of the fair, Highland Park.

3521 Beverly Drive is an original Anton Korn built Spanish revival, 10,482 square feet of pure dimensional perfection on a huge 72 by 200 (that’s whopping) lot on the most chi chi street in the Park Cities. You know Tom Hicks lived on Beverly before he bought up the Crespi Estate. The Muses also lived on Beverly once. Beverly Drive is a starter street for billionaires or just where some billionaires choose to live quietly, kind of like Gina and Scott Ginsberg. (more…)

IHOTW 2304 Provine GateWell, it’s Texas, so maybe it’s a creek. I love those stories comparing what a certain amount of money buys in real estate in different cities. In fact, we’ve done that from time to time here on CandysDirt.com. Now let’s take $1.2 million. What do you get for that in, say Highland Park? A lot? As in, dirt? Yes, well I think you’d get some house, too, albeit small square footage and forget the Viking, forget the soaking tub in the master. In Preston Hollow? An older ranch, maybe a newer home built about 15 years ago backing up to a busy street. Very small lot. Granite — are you kidding? Lakewood? A nice tidy home, possibly newer, on a 60 by 140 foot lot. (more…)

IHOTW 2411-Hall-Street-view

The State Thomas Home Tour was just last weekend, so we are bringing you a brand new listing (just hit MLS) in the State Thomas District at 2411 Hall Street, No. 1. This is an end unit three story that proves how affordable great brownstone living is in Uptown, especially in the State Thomas ‘hood which is so rich with history.

The way back machine: In 1868, James and Elizabeth Routh Thomas bought 40 acres in State Thomas. Of course, it wasn’t called State Thomas just yet, it was farm and prairie. The hopping part of town we call Uptown was known as The Vineyard, called such because there were actual vineyards and fruit trees raised and cultivated on the land between Cedar Springs and McKinney. The Vineyard was west of McKinney Ave. East of McKinney was the Thomas Colby District until 1976, when it was just shortened to State Thomas. Did the “Thomas” part of the name come from Elizabeth? Or was it from Dallas businessman Thomas Lardner who, in the mid-1980s, cleared more than 30 acres along Thomas, State, Allen and Hall streets with the investor Lehndorff Group.

Lardner was actually one of the first developers to call the area Uptown, and he planned for a high-rise district. But then came the 1980s, real estate crashed, and the neighborhood grew organically into a community of low- and midrise residential buildings. The McKinney Avenue Trolley stopped running in 1956, to start back up in 1989.

Today, Uptown is one of the most walkable communities in Dallas. Weekends and even on many Weekday evenings, hundreds of people walk the well-lit, tree-lined sidewalks from restaurant to restaurant, from home to the gym, from work and home to shops and public transit via the McKinney Avenue Trolley. That and the nearby Katy Trail could be why so many young professionals want to live here.

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Inwood HOTW 10104-Lennox

With the wind blowing and crazy storm forecast on tap for the weekend, I thought we ought to feature a home that was not just beautiful but provided some shelter from the storm! (more…)