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We’ve been telling you the Dallas real estate market is hotter than ever. Don’t believe anyone that says it’s slowing down. It’s not.

Our Saturday Eight Hundred is a fantastic Lakewood Heights Craftsman at 6334 Velasco Ave. that proves our point. Scott Carlson and Patrick Bukowitz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listed this three-story, 3,855-square-foot stunner on Friday. It went to contract Monday.

Of course, it is a spectacular home so we’d expect it to move pretty quickly, but this was a lightning-fast sale.


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The gorgeous Georgian Revival at 5918 Llano Ave. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a look at five hot North Texas properties with the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. You definitely should mark these on your calendars!

A Georgian Revival in the Belmont Conservation District tops our open house roundup this week. We’ve also got a North Oak Cliff townhome with killer views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck, a custom M-Streets Tudor on block from Tietze Park, and more. Our homes range in price from $458K to $799K.



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While you aren’t likely to spot George Clooney walking his dog, our Inwood House of the Week at 6855 Lakewood Boulevard will certainly make you feel as if you’ve entered a Lake Como villa.

“It’s very European,” listing agent Scott Carlson with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International said. “I’m at Lake Como a lot and this house just captures the feel beautifully. (more…)

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The Mediterranean Traditional at 6855 Lakewood Blvd. is one of five featured luxury open houses in our weekly roundup.

Hold onto your hats: this week’s edition of the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column is all luxury and they’re marvelous! Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. These are all $1-million-plus properties with exceptional amenities and finish-outs.

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 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!


Scott CarlsonPart one: Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s has begun an acquisition process that is part of their overall strategy to have a stronger presence in Lakewood area real estate. Today they made part of that process official: Robbie Briggs has acquired Scott Carlson Real Estate.

And what a presence! Scott Carlson, a force of nature in the Lakewood residential real estate market, is a force of nature himself.



6934 Tokalon FrontYou just don’t see homes like this hit the market too often. And when they do, it takes just the right buyer to maximize its potential. And boy, is there just tons of potential with 6934 Tokalon, a California-style Midcentury Modern listed by Scott Carlson for $1.2 million.

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Located on one of the most sought-after streets in all of Lakewood, this home has some stunning original features that will have any mid-mod lover go weak in the knees. Check out the incredible window clusters, the gorgeous curved brick wall, the stacked elevation, and the Los Angeles-style front gate. That’s the perfect way to avoid the paparazzi!

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“Tokalon is the prettiest street in Dallas and located a few blocks from the shores of White Rock Lake,” Carlson said. “This unique, pure Midcentury Modern is situated among multi-million dollar homes on beautiful lot with magnificent trees. It’s move-in ready, or seller has amazing plans for addition and renovation. Awesome opportunity for that rare connoisseur of unique architecture and design.”

We couldn’t agree more.

With three bedrooms, two full and one half bath, and almost 3,000 square feet, this home is perfect for someone looking for the perfect place to entertain and doesn’t mind the hard work of a remodel. Really, this house is meant for a person who has inspiration. Imagine what you could do to really bring this home into the 21st century! Start with a luxurious neutral color palette, throw in some unique materials, and use clean lines to really emphasize the space.

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The walls of windows and warm wood floors are just the balm for the stark white interiors. The fireplace makes the whole first floor feel gracious, too. Really, this home has such an amazing floor plan. Some of the fixtures and finishes are dated, as you will see in photos of the master bath and closet, but this is a home for a true lover of midcentury architecture, and likewise, it will be a labor of love.

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Besides an amazing structure, this home is located inside the Lakewood Elementary attendance area, which feeds into acclaimed Woodrow Wilson High School. It’s an outstanding family home, and also has fresh landscaping throughout the grounds.

I am sure it will be snatched up by someone who wants to turn this beauty into a show-stopper, worthy of any of the myriad amazing home tours that cover Lakewood and Dallas. I can’t wait to see what it looks like afterward!

6929 Casa LomaToni Brinker and T. Boone Pickens – –that is, Mr. and Mrs. Pickens — may be saturating West Texas with romance, but we have a fair share of it in Lakewood. Love is in the air in the newly-renamed Lakewood Hills, or so Lakewood Realtor Scott Carlson tells me. He just closed 6929 Casa Loma Avenue for a record-breaking $799,000 – that’s $234 per foot.


This Classic Georgian was restructured and redesigned by Angie Link of Transition Homes. Angie has a formula for success and is well known in Lakewood for her classic design and tasteful renovations with open floor plans and beautiful, timeless finish-out, says Scott.

“I sold the home immediately by co-brokering with long time Lakewood resident and agent Kate Looney Walters, who was a delight to work with,” says Scott.

The young, first-time home buyers are engaged to be married this coming July. There was so much joy and excitement with this transaction, says Scott, it was a perfect precursor to Valentine’s Day.

“A new home, bride and groom to be … and a wonderful new neighborhood in Lakewood by LCC and White Rock lake,” says Scott.

Located in Lakewood Schools, Scott says this most sought out neighborhood is going through a major transformation and redevelopment. The small cottages are being bought up by many, many builders. The neighborhood association has even changed it’s name from Gastonwood/Coronado Hills to the new Lakewood Hills! A picturesque walk through the middle of Lakewood County Club golf course to all the new restaurants and the historic Lakewood Theater makes this neighborhood extremely desirable. It is also only mere blocks to the new Lakewood YMCA currently under construction. Lakewood Hills is also located on the new SANTA FE bike trail.

6929 Casa Loma kitchen“Ryan and Lindsey are a beautiful young couple, Ryan is in oil and gas and Lindsey reps wine for her family’s vineyard in Napa,” says Scott. “Angie was gracious enough to allow them to choose some of the final finish out. The home came together beautifully with the young couple love, excitement and happiness.”

Of course, the home will be Ryan’s bachelor pad until the wedding, this being a classic old fashioned, soon-to-be couple they are living apart before their wedding. Quite Refreshing!

“I’m sure they will have an awesome honeymoon!” says Scott. “First thing on the wall: a flat screen tv!!! The rest will be all those registered gifts soon to arrive!”

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