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Show of hands: How many of our CandysDirt.com readers enjoyed the beautiful weather at the annual Polo on the Lawn match this past Saturday? It was a wonderful event held at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. But did you know that 23 Ash Bluff Lane was once the site of the Dallas Polo Club in the 1920s?

Yes, it’s true! This gorgeous Anton Korn-designed estate built in 1935 is the very same place where polo ponies and riders raced while the elegant ladies and gentleman of Dallas society looked on.

It was originally built for oilman Clint Murchison, but was later renovated in a way that holds on to the home’s history while allowing it to easily accommodate today’s buyer. Jump to see the rest of this gorgeous home located inside the exclusive Glen Abbey neighborhood.

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Sustainability is not a word generally associated with luxury homes, but one local architect has been challenging that for some time. Tom Reisenbichler puts the gorgeous in green. His modern masterpiece at 3501 Caruth Boulevard in University Park has received LEED Gold designation and was just listed by Deanne Brock with Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $5.695 million. (more…)

 

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Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith would be right at home in this Regents Park townhouse. Not Regent’s Park, London, mind you, but Dallas. The Regents Park development is an exclusive gated community of just 14 luxury homes in the heart of Turtle Creek.

White stucco exteriors, balconies, terraces, and iron embellishments mean the builders have gotten it absolutely right in their goal of bringing a bit of London’s style to Dallas. If you could easily imagine yourself living in a tony London flat, this beauty at 2908 Hood Street may be just your cup of tea. Daylon Pereira of Allie Beth Allman has the 6,547-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-full-and-two-half-bath listing priced at $2.59 million.

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As you enter the gorgeous grounds of this estate you’ll think you’ve stumbled into Las Alamandas –the resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast that is so private it’s the favorite haunt of the uber rich and famous. This haven of a hacienda is picture perfect in every way and although you don’t have to be famous, you’d better have a healthy bank account for this one. With a list price of $11,595,000 it’s not for the faint of financial heart but it is most definitely for the very discerning and privacy driven buyer. If you want the look and feel of a boutique luxury hideaway hotel, 4842 Brookview Drive is a secluded paradise, replete with lush gardens, breezy terraces, and best of all, its minutes from downtown. (more…)

GetMedia.ashxThere is so much to love about this 1926 Tudor I barely know where to begin. Oh wait, yes I do — on the street. Talk about curb appeal making you do a double take. Palm trees? Are we California dreaming? Is this a secret celebrity hideaway?

Jump to take a closer look inside this Greenland Hills home!

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The condo at 3505 Turtle Creek Blvd Apt 3E is elegant and posh, with great skyline views, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

The CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column runs every Thursday, featuring five “don’t miss” properties in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time). It’s an insider’s look at some of the hot houses on the market today.

This week, our houses range in price from $305K to $929K. You’ll find a designer Turtle Creek condo (pictured above), fixer-upper in East Dallas’ Lochwood neighborhood, and a beautiful Prestonwood Estates ranch with over 3,300 square feet.

So get out your smartphone and make a date to visit at least one of these open houses. Leave us a comment with your thoughts, and if you know of any we just have to cover next Thursday!

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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to buy we go!

Head to the very center of the Disney streets neighborhood in Midway Hills and you’ll find this sweet 1957 midcentury modern home at 11136 Dwarfs Circle. We’re pretty sure this one would have Snow White seriously considering ditching the castle. She’ll probably bring the prince with her, though.

After hitting the market only 11 days ago, it was already under option, which is not surprising considering the lightening speed at which Richard Graziano of Allie Beth Allman sells houses. This 2,414-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom gem is a bargain at $550,000 because every single thing you would think to do to it, has already been done — and done extremely well.

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Talking to Steven Rosenthal, who hangs his hat at Allie Beth Allman, is always a treat. It’s evident that he loves being a Realtor and he’s over the moon about 6009 Pompton Court, his latest listing.

“It’s the most amazing home you would ever want to see,” Rosenthal told me recently. I think that’s actually putting it mildly.

Built in 2001, this five-bedroom, eight-bathroom (yes, eight), 15,253-square-foot home in Preston Trails hit the market last week. It’s so close to Preston Trail Golf Club you could grab your driver, hit a ball across the street and probably sink it. Golfers, take note: This home is right up your fairway. (more…)