Urban Reserve is a neighborhood filled with the most cutting-edge collection of architect-designed modern houses in America. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a custom design-build that takes cool to a new level. (more…)
Every week, we bring you some of our favorite properties having open houses that weekend. We pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.
This is our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column and our houses range in price from $325,000 to $1.225 million today. Which ones will you visit?
When a home renovation is done right, it looks like a million bucks. That’s the case with a 1956 Oak Park Estates we’ve found, just over 7 miles from downtown Dallas and close to Kiest Park.
Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1605 Watervaliet Dr. is professionally remodeled with an open floorplan in the common areas, upgraded electrical and plumbing, and new insulation in the attic.
This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,085 square feet on one story, built in 1956.
It is no secret that midcentury modern homes fetch more eyeballs, interest and buyers these days. Discriminating lovers of well-maintained and lovingly updated midcentury moderns are familiar with the name William E. Benson — his name became synonymous with significant Dallas architecture in the fifties and sixties. Truthfully, owning a home with a William E. Benson signature would be a coup in any city.
Benson, who graduated from the University of Illinois in 1947 after a year of graduate work in design, moved to Dallas and hung up his shingle in 1952, quickly making a name for himself. Another home designed by Benson, in collaboration with interior designer Louise Kahn, is 5848 Colhurst. The home is well known as one of the most significant midcentury modern homes in Dallas.
Congruently, during a period of rapid church expansion, Benson designed nearly fifty church projects, from master plans and first units to complete sanctuaries.
And now, the luck of market is upon us. A Bishop Arts District abode Benson designed — 524 N. Manus Drive — has just been listed with Suzanne Warner of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury. Even more, the home has been updated to perfection with a serious effort to maintain Benson’s original midcentury modern aesthetic. Built in 1952, 524 N. Manus Drive home was constructed by a Dallas custom builder who hired personally Benson to design his own private home.
Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) hears it all the time. With our tight inventory, it’s hard to find a move-in ready home in your perfect neighborhood. Luckily, our most-trusted mortgage expert has a solution — financing your renovation in your mortgage.
Don’t be discouraged if you find the perfect location with great schools, wonderful amenities, and safe streets, but can’t find the perfect home! Johnson, the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, tells you what you need to know in today’s BobMortgage Zone broadcast.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning land in Napa Valley this is your chance! A rare land offering just hit the market that will make your head spin – and not from sipping too much vino. Located at 3601 Mount Veeder Road nestled on 28.1-pristine-acres, sits an exquisite land holding perched at the top of the famous Mt. Veeder Appellation in Napa, California, and it could be yours. The asking price? Under a million, at just $899,000.
Trisha Hoelscher recently joined the Ebby Halliday Southlake office. She previously worked at Engel and Volkers. However, after interviewing with multiple brokerages, she ultimately felt that Ebby was the best fit for her.
“I can’t say enough about the level of integrity, ethics, and unparalleled customer service that they offer,” Hoelscher said. “They have an amazing support system- it truly is a sense of community. It feels like coming home.”
Hoelscher will focus primarily on properties in Westlake, Vaquero, Southlake and Colleyville, areas she describes as “on fire” due to the immense amount of construction going on there.
During her career, she’s been active in pocket listings, private sales, and global relocations. She credits her success in part to a philosophy of building long-term relationships based on commitment and trust.
“My goal, as always, is to provide you exceptional, comprehensive service,” she said.
Before reinstating her license in 2015 to focus full time on real estate, Hoelscher spent 15 year in sales and consulting where she honed her negotiating skills. She also ran her own design firm, an experience that she draws upon when working with clients.While her hectic schedule does now allow for much time designing these days. she believes that having a passion for architecture and design melds well with her real estate business.
One fun fact about Hoelscher (pronounced HELL-chur) is that her family has been recognized as the largest in Texas, and likely one of the top three largest in the nation. Her ancestors, Anton and Maria Catherine Hoelscher were Germans who immigrated to Texas in the 1840’s. Their descendants now number in the thousands, with the vast majority of those living today residing in Texas.
“Any person with the same last name is probably related to me,” she said. “There are a ton of us.”
When the Walnut Place Estate — the former Crespi Estate — sold at auction last year, it went for a record $36.2 million, and to a familiar buyer — Dallas developer Mehrdad Moayedi. Word came this week that Moayedi has finished up some renovations, and has put it back on the market for a cool $38.5 million.
The Dallas Business Journal has details of the listing, which is not on MLS. Allie Beth Allman and Kyle Crews have the listing for the 28,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom, 12-bath mansion that was once listed for a whopping $135 million.
The mansion was home to former Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks, before he sold to Andy Beal, who then put it up for auction with Concierge Auctions, which led to Moayedi’s opportunity to snap up the property.