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Chris Brumley of Brumley Gardens worked with Bickers on the landscaping and seasonal planting in the front of the house.

If you’ve driven, biked, or walked around White Rock Lake, you’ll know this house. High on a hill overlooking the fork of West Lawther Drive and Branchfield Drive, this Cape Cod eclectic home, at 7634 Fisher Rd., is spectacular.

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When we imagine the perfect country home outside a scenic little European village, this eclectic country French estate is exactly what comes to mind. Fortunately, you won’t need a passport to enjoy 6803 Lakewood Boulevard. You need to give David Bush with David Bush Real Estate a call and book an appointment.

Bush has this iconic house, named one of D Magazine‘s “Ten Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” in 2008, listed for $2.3 million. This lovely, picturesque property has not been on the market for 40 years. (more…)

 

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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.

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I popped over to see this perfectly renovated prairie at 4834 Worth St.  this past weekend and was lucky enough to meet with the brains behind the transformation.

Stacey Warnix of Restoric Properties has always had a passion for architecture and design. She also has a passion for rescue, whether that rescue is an adorable three-legged Labradoodle or a neglected historic two-story house built in 1913.

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Second floor balcony overlooks Worth Street.

Warnix fell into renovating homes, although it was always in the back of her mind. She has accounting and law degrees and as life was moving her in those directions, she was also regularly helping friends with their homes.

“I should have been an architect,” Warnix said. “I wanted to be one as a kid. I’d hide in the closet and draw floor plans. There was always this creative tendency. I was an insane DIY’er. I would jump out of bed on the weekends and be at Home Depot or Lowes when they opened, ready to tackle a project.”

Warnix relocated from London to Dallas in 2009, never intending this to be a permanent landing place. Then, of course, she met someone and settled into the city.

“My boyfriend was active in real estate and has been flipping for decades,” Warnix said. “I got a front seat view into how he does it. Watching him gave me the courage to try what has always been my passion. I’d saved money and just decided it was time to take some risks and finally do what I loved.”

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The historic two-story Prairie home stunner 4834 Worth St. is simply stunning, and it’s one of our five featured open houses.

We hope you’ve kept your weekend plans flexible, because you’re going to want to drop everything and run to these five open houses.

Every Thursday, the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column brings you and insider’s take on real estate and the open houses you just can’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $449K to $799K. You’ll find a gorgeous Midcentury-style home with cathedral ceilings in the North Dallas Hughes Lane area, a jaw-dropping restoration of a 1913 Prairie in Munger Place, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these homes before they go off the market!

 

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The Phillipe Starck condo in Victory Park is one of our five featured open house roundup this week.

Every week, we give you an insider look at great DFW properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. We pick five “don’t miss” open houses around North Texas you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $439,000 to $1.2 million. You’ll find a a renovated Forest Hills ranch with over 3,200 square feet, a Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica cottage with a master bedroom addition that will make you swoon (check out the ceiling!), and more! Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Its’ tricky to pull off a build that looks like it fits into an established neighborhood but that’s exactly what architect Guy Vance Brown did with 6832 Avalon Ave. David Bush has the $1.7 million listing and is calling this four-bedroom, three-full- and-one-half-bath home an “Alpine Tudor.” We think that’s an apt moniker for the just-listed Lakewood lovely. It’s like a cross between a Swiss chalet and grandma’s cottage in the woods, if grandma is Lynn Wyatt. Brick has been used judiciously to enhance rather than overpower the 4,241-square-foot home. The front balcony seals the deal on exterior charm. Can’t you just imagine waving to the neighbors at sunset, cocktail in hand?

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Hollywood Heights TudorAcross America from around 1890 to 1940, European-trained architects helped create a homebuilding trend influenced by Old World styles. These people brought the eclectic, asymmetrical Tudor revival style to the U.S.

In Dallas, there are several pockets of these beautiful solid masonry homes, with steeply pitched gable roofs, elaborate decorative stone and brickwork, and oversized fireplaces. One of the largest is in the Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica area of East Dallas. (Yes, we visited this neighborhood last week, and this listing is only block over, but this Tudor is too good not to mention today!)410 Valencia AToday’s Thursday Three Hundred at 410 Valencia St. was built in 1939, and is large for its era at 1,964 square feet. That extra space comes from walling in the sunroom and creating the master suite. This is a slightly unorthodox move, but it added a couple of hundred extra square feet and another bathroom, taking this from a 2-1 to a 3-2, a big difference for the residents and potential asking price.

From the street, you can see the leaded glass windows, just to the left of the porch, the arch of which is framed with decorative stonework. Mature shade trees and lovely architectural details, like the three steep gables in the roofline, create a welcoming vibe.

This house is newly listed as of Oct. 9 by David Bush of David Bush Realtors for $399,000.

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