Inwood Road Estates

In a neighborhood bustling with new construction at the $2-million range, we’ve found an impressive home that is move-in ready in the heart of Dallas, near Preston Road and Forest Lane. And this one is such a huge bargain, I feel like I have to whisper.

This beauty at 5931 Boca Raton Dr. is listed by Julie Provenzano with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for — SHHHHH — $1.25 million. That is it. The home is priced significantly lower than a recent appraisal and offers incredible value in a sought after neighborhood.

And get this: the owners have invested more than  $100,000 in outdoor living spaces, creating an ideal oasis for entertaining. The interior is a dream, with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, four living areas, two dining areas, an office, media room, and 5,108 square feet on two stories, built in 2006.

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“This gorgeous home in Inwood Road Estates has been meticulously maintained and beautifully updated throughout,” said Provenzano. “This house is situated within a stone’s throw of the top private schools in Dallas and offers the best of the area in terms of shopping and dining. It’s ideally located with easy access to major travel arteries for a quick commute anywhere in DFW.”

I can attest to that! With so much to offer, this turn-key property won’t last long! I’d love to give you a tour…

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Julie Provenzano

Julie Provenzano, left, Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin, and Rebecca Bruant at the Dallas Stars casino night. All photos: Julie Provenzano

Real estate is a business of relationships, and no one knows that better than Julie Provenzano, a Realtor with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and founder of The Provenzano Group. She’s the official Realtor for the Dallas Stars, handling real estate transactions for all players and management.

“Our business philosophy centers on the relationship more so than the individual transaction,” she said. “Long after the deal closes, we continue on a resource for our clients, whether they need contractor recommendations or resale opinions on remodeling projects. We want to create long-term value with them.”

In addition to The Provenzano Group serving as agents for the players and their families, Dave Perry-Miller is a sponsor of the Dallas Stars, and the official real estate firm of the team. The luxury service that the brand embodies is a perfect fit for the partnership.

“We strive to offer concierge services for the team just as we do for other relocating clients,” Provenzano said. “A move can mean a major upheaval for a family and we try to smooth that transition as much as possible. We take that responsibility seriously and many of our clients become personal friends through the process.”

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3910 Durango

Midway Hollow is beyond hot right now. Houses are being built, remodeled, restored and reconstructed as fast as hammers can fly. Candy says she was there Thursday night and cannot believe how many new homes are sprouting up.

Did we say “reconstructed”? Yes, reconstructed. That’s a term we don’t see much but it’s one we like… a lot. Basically it means giving a house new life by salvaging what you can, revamping, revising, revitalizing and sometimes adding on a bit, sometimes a lot more. We love it because it generally prevents complete teardowns and saves some of the existing materials.

Award-winning Blue Door Adobe custom home builders are the brains behind this Modern reconstructed ranch at 3910 Durango in Midway Hollow.

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Let’s take a look inside the beautiful blue door. It’s Sherwin Williams Cloudburst #6487— we know you’ll want to copy-cat this color. (more…)

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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The grand Colonial Revival home at 5931 Boca Raton Dr. is one of five fabulous properties features this week in our open house roundup.

Have you got your weekend planned around Dallas open houses? We sure do. And we hope the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column helps you strategize your approach to some of the fantastic properties on the market now in North Texas.

Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $321,900 to $1.45 million. We’ve got a Colonial Revival in Northwest Dallas with over 5,000 square feet, a sweet Buckner Terrace reno for just over $300K, and more. Let’s take a peek inside these Dallas open houses…

 

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10811 Stone Canyon Front

In Dallas, 1970s contemporary architecture can be a mixed bag. Sometimes you’ll find homes where this style works. Others you’ll come across will have a weird amalgamation of traditional fixtures and finishes that don’t reflect the home’s character at all.

But this 1978 soft contemporary in Brookshire Park gets most of it right. The open spaces and natural light help you see why this architectural style was so popular in its heyday. Heck, I often wonder why we didn’t evolve from here instead of mangling things with our move to more traditional shapes and colors in the 1990s. Boy was that a nightmare.

While I’m not in love with some of the paint colors, I do like how these sellers have focused on updates that put the “fun” in “functional” for this house. Jump to see inside.

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Boca RatonOr shall I say, 5855 Boca Raton? I know, there is a very pretty city in Florida named Boca Raton, but where do they come up with these street names? In Redwood City, California my son lives on Alameda de Los Pulgas, which translated means street of the fleas. Yuck!

Anyhow, this 3/3/2 2400 ish square foot pup available by contacting Ms. Julie Provenzano who says the current tenants depart in late June, in MLS May 1.Boca Raton pool

Julie Provenzano (left) with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is the featured real estate expert September 24th on HGTV’s show Real Estate Intervention.

Julie Provenzano knows Dallas like the back of her hand. Not surprisingly, the star Dave Perry-Miller & Associates agent and Preston Hollow resident was tapped as a featured real estate expert for HGTV’s Real Estate Intervention. The first airing of the show was Sept. 10, and you can see Provenzano on the next episode, which hits small screens at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24.

“Julie’s ability to educate both buyers and sellers on changing market conditions and optimal staging techniques, coupled with her direct negotiating style, has consistently delivered results that put her in the top tier of Dallas realtors,” said Lee Thomas, manager of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates Park Cities office. “It came as no surprise her talents would come across so well on Real Estate Intervention.”

The show is primarily focused on handing out reality checks to homeowners who are trying to sell their homes. With the help of an interior designer, hosts and experts advise sellers on what to do to their properties in order to score the highest price possible.

In the Sept. 24 episode, Julie recruits home stager and designer Cora Sue Anthony to whip a home into shape for a very brisk market. The homeowners, who have had their house on the market for 3 years, haven’t had much in the way of traffic or serious offers. With Provenzano and Anthony’s help, that’s all about to change.

“Working with HGTV was a tremendous opportunity and a true highlight of my career,” Provenzano said. “Real Estate Intervention centers on real-life issues that I deal with on a daily basis with people trying to sell their homes. I think the show gives viewers great insight into the business of selling and what they need to consider to get top dollar.”