North Davilla Drive

Midway Hollow is a big star among affordable Dallas neighborhoods. Lots of houses there, like our Thursday Three Hundred, have been totally remodeled to look fresh and modern, but still ring in under $400K.

Located at 3770 Dunhaven Rd. near Walnut Hill and Marsh Lanes in the North Davilla Drive neighborhood, this home is beautifully done with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,413 square feet on one story, built in 1951. It has hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout, with a new kitchen and master bathroom, among other areas.  There’s a partially open floorplan, and a great backyard. Let’s take a look!

(more…)

9927 Lenel Place car port

I think we can all agree that not every remodeled midcentury home is a success. For certain, some well-intentioned homeowners and even some rather haphazard flippers have ruined some of the fabulous midcentury moderns and post-war traditionals. This Midway Hollow home, however, was brought up to date in a way that is sensitive to the architecture and style of the home.

And in a neighborhood as hot as Midway Hollow, I totally understand that 9927 Lenel Place, marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agent Lou Alpert, probably won’t stick around on the market for much longer, even though it’s only two days on MLS!

(more…)

HEB

Are we getting one of these or no? (Photo by Dave Stone/Flickr)

It all started with one neighbor in the Preston Hollow/Midway Hollow area excitedly telling others via social media that a cashier at Central Market told her that 100 percent, no doubt about it, the Sunfresh Market site on Northwest Highway and Midway Road that was one of the sites H-E-B (also the parent company of Central Market) picked up was absolutely going to be an H-E-B and that only one site Uptown would become a Central Market.

Alrighty then. I filed it on my list of things to look into on Monday and continued my weekend chores.

But then another neighbor posted an email she got from H-E-B corporate, asking for an update. The email – which was signed by the H-E-B/Central Market director of public affairs Mabrie Jackson – said, “While no announcement has been formally made regarding all of the real estate H-E-B/Central Market acquired from Sunfresh, I can tell you that you will be very pleased around the end of summer 2017.”

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. This sounds intriguing. So I fired off my own inquiry to Jackson to see if I could confirm this and maybe get a few more details.

“I have no details finalized on all of the Sunfresh properties to share, but I can confirm that the properties purchased were being considered for our Central Market format only,” Jackson said. She also told me to check back after Thanksgiving.

So I guess those tea leaves are a little clearer?  If you combine both emails, the picture that emerges is that something is happening next summer, and that ain’t nobody getting an H-E-B (probably – I mean, that could be a bit of misdirection, I suppose, to keep things vague).  Stay tuned, I guess, for more exciting news after Thanksgiving.

 

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.

GetMedia-1.ashx

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…)

Midway Hollow Midcentury

The mid century look in home design is hotter than ever. We know this because, a few weeks ago, we almost blew up our servers when we ran this home at 11610 Pinocchio:

Like an artist, Cardoza worked on that canvas, first filling it with reproductions and later original midcentury furniture (his favorite stores are Design District shops Sputnik Modern and Collage Classics). He has painted and arranged, created and perfected. Now, it is a masterpiece of atomic era styling with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,240 square feet. significant design movement covered everything from furniture and graphic design to urban development and of course architecture.

11016-pinocchio-dr-dallas-tx

On the other side of town from the Disney Streets, Cliff May homes in Casa View are selling for over asking.

From roughly 1933 to 1965, Americans embraced the new, hip, clean-lined style known as mid century. Discerning buyers continued to seek out these homes after the look peaked, but not since the inception of the style have we seen such universal appreciation for midcentury modern homes.

Our Saturday Seven Hundred is a Midway Hollow midcentury modern at 3923 Weeburn Drive that’s been given a stunning makeover. Get ready:

(more…)

See this kitchen? You can see it up close at our SCHOOL+HOUSE event at 4110 Dunhaven Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

See this kitchen? You can see it up close at our SCHOOL+HOUSE event at 4110 Dunhaven Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Curious about Dallas ISD schools? On the hunt for a house? How about a neighborhood that is served by three great elementary schools and two feeder patterns?

Hi. I’d like you to meet Midway Hollow.

shmidwayhollow4110dunhavenOur second-ever SCHOOL+HOUSE features a beautiful new build by Grenadier Homes and is located at 4110 Dunhaven. Our co-host is Karen Cuskey Hartman with the Hartman Terilli Realty Group and Coldwell Banker. And here’s another tip – after you leave our event, drive around the neighborhood and see all the gorgeous inventory available. Don’t see something that’s exactly what you want? There are also some lots available from various builders, where you could get the chance for input before the foundation is poured. Builders in the area include Midway Hollow-resident owned Draper Construction, Grenadier, Bella Vita Custom Homes, Classic Urban Homes, and many more. You name the builder, they’re probably turning dirt in Midway Hollow.

And there are also extremely charming 1950s bungalows and ranch homes for the first-time buyer, so don’t think you’re priced out of the neighborhood.

So drop by SCHOOL+HOUSE tomorrow between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Take a slow meander through the neighborhood on your way out. And, of course, pack your questions – we have all kinds of experts (including Dallas ISD Trustee Edwin Flores, several principals, and a few parents) waiting to answer them.

9708 Lakemont a

When a remarkable and beautiful property hits the DFW market, you’d better have your Realtor on speed-dial.

That’s the case with the brilliant home at 9708 Lakemont Dr. in Northwest Dallas’ Glenridge Estates. It went on the market and was put under contract in three days!

This is a Midway Hollow gem, a renovated midcentury bungalow with an open floorplan and potential for expansion. The design is MCM perfection, and there are lots of era-appropriate updates, like museum walls, recessed lighting, updated wiring, new landscaping, sprinkler system, tree lighting, custom drapes, double pane windows, vaulted ceiling, and storage lockers in the carport.

Built in 1952 and sitting near Walnut Hill Lane and Midway Road, this home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,130 square feet.

(more…)

backday

The Casa View Cliff May Home Tour will feature seven beautifully remodeled midcentury modern homes in East Dallas. (Photo: ScottReeseVisials.com)

You may be thrilled about pumpkin-flavored everything to hit the shelves, but us here at CandysDirt.com are over the moon about the return of fall home tour season. Yes, we’ll still hit up a Starbucks for our annual pumpkin spice latte, but nothing quite says “autumn is here!” to us like traipsing through other people’s homes with those weird little hospital booties on.

To help you plan, we’ve compiled a list of can’t miss home tours for this fall. It skews heavily toward midcentury modern and covers quite a bit of territory:

(more…)