GetMedia-1When we came across this 1955 ranch reborn as a Hill Country modern, we were intrigued. It takes a savvy, experienced contractor to remodel a home to this level of sophistication. Guess who whipped 7242 Midbury Drive, into shape?

The Realtor.

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4050 Valley Ridge Front

Have you noticed some areas of Dallas getting a bit more expensive? We’re talking about Little Forest Hills, Lake Highlands, Kings Highway, and now Midway Hollow. These aren’t terribly huge homes, and yet they’re going for $500K-plus. Why? Because opportunity is knocking, and investors are flipping homes in key areas with high-end finishes and well-thought-out upgrades.

A really prime example of this trend is 4050 Valley Ridge in Midway Hollow’s Glenridge Estates. Jump to see what I mean.

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11666 Saxon Front

A couple of weekends ago a friend messaged me on Facebook, curious about this home on Saxon in Northeast Dallas’ Lochwood neighborhood. The home was once a bland 1950s ranch, not unlike a lot of the homogenous homes in the neighborhood, she said. But it appeared to have been gutted by a very savvy person, and has been on the market for a couple of months.

So, of course I had to look inside and see just what this seller has done, and let me tell you, they got some great advice when finishing out this house. Jump to see the interiors!

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4135 Lively Front

There are not enough exclamation points in the world for this home. Seriously, this is one of those listings where I am just gushing all over the place. I spotted it on a random Realtor’s Facebook page, and I knew that I had to feature this listing. At first glance, I was overwhelmed by the photos, which really pick out all of the fantastic details and upgrades that these sellers have put in. I was like this:

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Jump for all of the photos of this incredibly stylish listing, but be prepared to fall in love!

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4239 Walnut Hill Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Today’s Friday Five Hundred is definitely a unique one. You don’t often see remodeled ranches that have legitimate green building chops, but this one is LEED Gold certified and looks absolutely amazing. It just hit the market and has some really interesting aesthetic features to go with its eco-friendly side.

“We talk a lot about drive-up appeal, and I normally don’t brag about a driveway, but this circle drive is made out of crushed granite. Slide open the barn door entrance and forget about having to fish for your keys — this home you can unlock with the palm of your hand,” said Rogers Healy & Associates listing agent Kristen Muller, who just put 4239 Walnut Hill on the market for $565,000.

Jump for more on this unique home!

4239 Walnut Hill Courtyard

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5705 Northaven Front

Have you been very, very good? I’m sure Santa knows, and perhaps if you wish extra hard, he’ll bring you an absolute move-in-ready, exceptionally well-done remodel like this gorgeous Meadowcrest Park ranch. Perhaps you’ve got hand-scraped hardwoods, an open floor plan, and Carrera marble on your wish list? This listing with David Griffin & Company Realtor Micky Carr will tick all of those items off your Christmas list, and you won’t have to lift a finger.

Superior finish-out and luxurious details are what makes this home a High Caliber home, worthy of being named the High Caliber Home of the Week, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Are you looking for service that puts your needs first? Need a loan that other banks just can’t seem to make happen? Talk to Lisa today and find out what service really means in the mortgage industry.

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Simply stunning. Tastefully remodeled, this home is located on aWell, this home sure made my Sunday, and I hope it makes your week! I do not know when I have seen such a wonderfully beautiful, thorough, tasteful remodel of a circa 1960’s ranch in Russwood Acres. This neighborhood of sprawling ranches and hefty yards up at Inwood and Royal is still enjoying a lot of renovations on the neighborhood stock — very few tear downs here, mostly because the homes are all built like — to quote my favorite Realtor Hunter Dehn — “brick *%&$houses”. Seriously, these homes are like the foundation at the World Trade Center, and they clean up beautifully.

We lived in a 60’s home once in our Dallas real estate life, a story I intend to blog someday! Melissa Lane: terrazzo, great storage, walk-in closets, built-ins, solid as a rock. The 60’s is when builders and architects began to “get it” and luxe up the home design.

The owners of 5122 Springmeadow Drive went all out. The 4327 square foot ranch is so brimming with newness you would think it was a complete new home the moment you walk in. The owner also used the very types of soft, sleek contemporary materials the marketplace is going ga ga over au current: pale greens and Ann Sacks tiles, wide-planked hand-scraped hardwood floors, loads of natural light, big, white insulated windows, flat screen TVs. (more…)