This three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath modern in Midway Hollow by builder Marc features two shipping containers.

This three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath modern in Midway Hollow by builder Marc Jennings features two shipping containers on an oversized, pie-shaped lot.

My six-year-old son has been obsessed with a new build in our neighborhood of Midway Hollow ever since we saw the two shipping containers on the lot.  

Every week, we drive past the home he dubbed “The Container House” at least once, and every time he says, “Mom, this is going to be the coolest house ever.”

So you can imagine the irritated kindergartener I have on my hands now that he knows I got to tour this new house at 3922 Rochelle Dr. I should also tell you that he’s completely correct — it is a very cool house.

Builder Marc Jennings and Realtor John Weber of Ebby Halliday’s Hickman Weber Group led me through the unique feature of this 2,400-square-foot modern house that features two parallel shipping containers. The $750,000 abode rests on an oversized pie-shaped lot that actually leaves a backyard with plenty of room for entertaining, kids to play, and even a pool if you wanted.  (more…)

4728 Bradford c

The medical district is a fast-changing neighborhood in Dallas. Our Tuesday Two Hundred, 4728 Bradford Dr. Apt. A, just hit the market and is a great example of the changes that are happening in that area of Oak Lawn. Lots of owners are taking the time, money, and effort to upgrade their properties and the results are often beautiful.

This condo is located in a garden-style community called Montebella, built in the 1950s. It sits on a 5-acre wooded parcel of land and the units have good-sized patios with the feel of being near nature. They’ve recently seen big renos to become modern living spaces with lots of upgrades not typically seen at this price point.

Apartment A has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 936 square feet on two stories, with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops.

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The old soul Victorian at 4317 Worth St. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

The old soul Victorian at 4317 Worth St. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week roundup. It’s your insider’s view of the market, and the open houses you just have to make that weekend.

This week, our five houses range in price from $329,900 to $949K. This is an exceptionally splendid group of houses, from the magazine-worthy Victorian pictured above, to the M-Streets Tudor with picturesque good looks. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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1122 Jackson a

Downtown urban living is affordable and flexible at 1122 Jackson St. Apt. 609 in the Soco Urban Loft Condos. You can own a piece of the Dallas skyline here without feeling cramped. Your wallet won’t either: it’s priced under $200K.

This is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with 954 square feet. The owners have built in a Murphy bed in the living area, making the smart choice to have this light-filled room as the main recreation and sleeping area. When it’s up, the room looks and functions like a stylish living space. When it’s down, the room becomes a large bedroom. In the hallway, there’s a loft bed above the walk-in closet, accessible by ladder. Lots of sleeping options.

Prices in Soco generally range from $175 to $220 per square foot, and this one is priced at $209.

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luxury outdoor living

The Texas Transitional-style estate at 1750 Trace Bell Ct. in Westlake is one of many homes listed by Ebby Halliday Realtors with stunning outdoor spaces. All photos: Ebby Halliday Realtors

Luxury outdoor living is a huge trend in the North Texas housing market — homeowners want to make the most of every square inch of their property, and that means outside spaces that wow. After all, we get on average 232 sunny days a year and should be able to enjoy it properly.

We’ve spotted six Dallas-Fort Worth houses on the market now that offer the very best of outdoor living. These properties offer luxe features that range from a saltwater swimming pool and lazy river, to full patio kitchens with high-end appliances and beautiful masonry stonework.

“We’re seeing growing demand in the luxury real estate market for properties that allow homeowners to live life to the fullest, both indoors and out,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “When the inside of a home features high-end amenities and finish-outs, the outdoor area should be an extension of that look and feel, creating a welcoming atmosphere and a natural space for effortless entertaining.”

 

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ebby halliday home tour

The home at 4626 Dorset Rd. is one of 11 marvelous properties on the Ebby Halliday Home Tour this Sunday. This home is open from 2-4 p.m.

In the pantheon of tony Dallas neighborhoods, Preston Hollow stands out as one of the most beloved. It features tree-lined streets, a variety of architecturally significant homes, and easy access to well-known public and private schools. In addition, Preston Hollow is only minutes from both the central business and arts districts.

Many famous Dallasites make their homes here, such as President George W. Bush, Mark Cuban, Andy Beal, and former mayor Laura Miller.

“Part of the draw is the stunning collection of properties in Preston Hollow, from ultra-luxury Mediterraneans to chic clean-lined contemporary homes,” said Keith Newman, sales manager at Ebby Halliday’s Little White House. “Buyers have such a range of options here, and they’re high-end properties with a lot of stand-out amenities.”

Ebby Halliday Realtors is pleased to have the opportunity to show 11 incredible Preston Hollow homes on the market now. To showcase these standout properties, the Preston Center office and Ebby’s Little White House have created a home tour Sunday for the public.

“Ebby Halliday knows Preston Hollow and we’ve collaborated for decades with homeowners there to feature their properties in the best light and bring in lots of interested buyers,” said Ginger Gill, sales manager for Ebby’s Preston Center Office. “For buyers, our associates offer extensive expertise of the neighborhood—they know Preston Hollow intimately and can share that knowledge with them.”

Home tour times are staggered between 1 and 5 p.m. so buyers have the most time to visit these stunning properties.

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8511 Blue Bonnet Rd IHOTW

Bluffview is one of those neighborhoods you don’t expect to find in Dallas. Newcomers are shocked to discover creeks, mature trees, winding streets, and well … bluffs.

Years ago I had the task of recreating Vermont in Dallas for a photo shoot. We chose Bluffview, blew snow onto a cliff (EPA-approved fake snow, of course) and voila — it looked just like our models were hiking Moss Glen Falls Trail, near Stowe. If you’ve been hankering for a home with that East Coast feel, we’ve found your next nest. It’s 8511 Blue Bonnet Road, listed by  John Weber of the always dashing duo Hickman + Weber, who are back at home with Ebby Halliday Realtors. Stay tuned for more to come on that. (more…)

dallas open houses

The home at 3616 Edgewater St. is one of four Dallas open houses we’re featuring this week in our round-up.

Who needs the holidays to be filled with good cheer when there’s such great real estate on the market?

We’ve rounded up four Dallas open houses for you to visit this weekend. They range in price from $399,990 to $1.199 million, and show a range of inventory on the market now!

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