07/22/19 9:55am
English Cotswold Manor

Photography 2019: Sean Gallagher. The renovation included painting the exterior of the home which produced a profound change.

This English Cotswold manor house is a perfect example of the simple, transformative, power of paint. When I first spotted it, I thought it had to be new construction. Guess what? It was built in 1997! This is a beauty that defies age, however, and it’s pretty much all down to paint and cosmetic updates.

Of course, the extremely talented interior designer Amy Berry was instrumental in the transformation process. Amy is one of those designers that understand how to move a home into a new era. Although she makes it look effortless, we all know a lot of work goes into any renovation.

English Cotswold Manor

While it was grand before, updates to this English Cotswold Manor made it a stunner.

It helps to begin with good bones, and this English Cotswold manor house has them in spades. Built by luxury custom home builders Hawkins-Welwood and designed by award-winning architect Robbie Fusch, it has an excellent pedigree.

“The original homeowner loved antiques and had a traditional style,” Berry said. “My client is definitely not traditional. She has a very strong point of view and knows what she likes.”

(more…)

07/22/19 9:45am

Photo: Rick Davis/Flux Media

Back at the turn of the millennium, the City of Dallas adopted our time-of-day watering restrictions in an effort to curb the incredible amount of water that irrigates Dallas lawns and landscapes. Since 2001, through education and smart watering restrictions, Dallas has conserved 398 billion gallons of water, cutting gallons per capita per day consumption by 30 percent. However, there’s still room for improvement, and the 25th annual City of Dallas Water Utilities Water Wise Landscape Tour is just the kind of inspiration we need to make better choices for our homes and Dallas’ future. 

Conserving water by smart landscaping has come a long day since the era of gravel, yucca, and cactus. Not all water-wise landscapes have to look like a desert! Do you have a landscape that looks incredible without requiring a big gulp of water when the temperatures climb? Have you installed rainwater recapture systems to keep your grass green without draining Lake Lavon? Want to show it off? Find out how to submit your home for the 25th annual Water Wise Landscape Tour now. The deadline to submit is Aug. 9!

(more…)

07/22/19 9:15am

dfw

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked in the top 15 for its ability to attract tech talent, Houston overtook Dallas-Fort Worth for new home sales in June, and we see what county is the youngest in Texas, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas-Fort Worth in Top 15 For Tech Talent

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked in the top 15 on CBRE’s Tech Talent Scorecard, which is part of its seventh-annual Scoring Tech Talent Report, which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets for their ability to attract and cultivate tech talent. (more…)

07/22/19 9:00am

Our Splurge: Jessica Koltun with Robert Elliott And Associates has listed 6152 E. University Boulevard $599,000.

University Meadows is a tranquil Dallas neighborhood with some great deals to be had! Case in point: these two beauties. Our splurge is completely remodeled featuring all the design trends. The other pick has great bones, plus a pool, and is a total steal. Which would you choose?

Splurge: Completely Remodeled Entertainer’s Dream For $599K

(more…)

07/21/19 9:55am

Chapel CreekIt’s not often that you can find a home as well-built and luxurious as the ones in the sought-after Chapel Creek enclave of Frisco — and it’s almost unheard of to be able to name your price.

And yet, we’re telling you that you could.

This gorgeously elegant home at 6919 Deloach Court is being offered at auction (with no reserve) by Elite Auctions, who have become quite the go-to powerhouse when you want to attract the maximum amount of interest and the best auction price for a listing.

OPEN HOUSE PREVIEW | Takes place TODAY AND FRIDAY July 26th from 1-4 p.m. The no-reserve auction will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 with registration opening at 9 a.m. Visit EliteAuctions.com/6919-deloach-ct-frisco-tx for pre-registration instructions and more photos.

This listing, a custom build by Sheldon Robinson Custom Homes, is going to attract a lot of attention. Robinson, a third-generation custom builder, has made a name for himself all over Collin County by creating beautiful houses that are built to impress, but also to provide all the creature comforts for day-to-day living.

And this Traditional with Robinson’s nearly trademark French influences is a classic example of his craftsmanship and attention to detail. The classic style is punctuated with a grand double staircase, wood flooring with inlay tile, vaulted ceilings, and incredible style choices throughout the home.

(more…)

07/21/19 9:45am

Do you know how difficult it is to write headlines with a city whose name begins with the article The? The answer is very as I came to learn more than a decade ago when I was community newspaper editor for The Colony. But despite the clunky headlines I may have written, the stories I came to tell about The Colony are among my favorite because they recorded the small town personality of this Denton County city with all the nearby amenities of the big city. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, I’ve found three great houses in The Colony ranging from $235,ooo to $659,000 that’d make any homeowner happy no matter the price range.

 

Lakeside Living in The Tribute

Address: 8109 Castlebridge Drive, The Colony

  • 3 bedrooms ,3.5 baths
  • 3,200 square feet
  • $659,000

Travis Hitt of Rogers Healy and Associates has a great listing in The Colony’s lakeside The Tribute community, just steps from Lake Lewisville. This 2017-built home has upgraded features such as a covered patio with built-in kitchen overlooking the massive backyard, a second covered patio with fireplace, and commercial grade appliances in the kitchen. Plus, enjoy the neighborhood amenities that include a fitness center, lakeside fire pits, sports area, and lakeside infinity pool.

(more…)

07/21/19 9:30am

Devonshire When you get the opportunity to purchase the personal home of a builder, architect, or interior designer, you know you’re getting something special — and this Devonshire Modern is an excellent exemplar of that.

This three-bedroom, four-bath home is 3,560 square feet of light and surprises concocted by two powerhouses in residential design to be the perfect showcase of the aesthetic of its designer-owner.

(more…)