10/14/19 9:55am

This custom build for a commercial architect took plenty of skill and finesse, says Kevin Key of Key Residential.

Listening to owner Kevin Key talk about his eponymous company, the term that comes to mind is “renaissance man.” With over 25 years of experience in the homebuilding/remodeling business, the portfolio of this CandysDirt.com Approved Builder encompasses multiple genres.

From traditional to contemporary, rustic to transitional, the one factor that unites them all is Key’s commitment to quality — a time-tested mix of craftmanship, purpose, and style.

“We don’t want to get pigeon-holed into one specific type of house. Our point of difference is that we can do any type of project.” Another plus is the opportunity to work with Dallas’ top architects, trade partners, and interior designers. From beginning to end, it’s a collaborative effort. “The ultimate goal is to make our homeowners’ vision come to life.”

 

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10/14/19 9:45am

This beautiful luxury Mediterranean home almost hit the auction block. I’m going to tell you why it didn’t, and how it was transformed into a house that will knock your socks off.

But first, let’s talk about why there are so many luxury properties sitting on the market. Guess what? It’s not the price point. We have plenty of money in this city. It’s because no buyer wants to update, especially when their wallet can easily tolerate building a new home to their exact specifications.

I took a quick look at Realtor.com last night and saw so many properties over $3 million that had been sitting there for over a year that I lost count. Almost every single one had the same problems. (more…)

10/14/19 9:30am

There are some people that just have it. Mother and daughter duo Debra and Tristan Owens are two of those people. Together they own VINYĀ, a play on vignettes because that’s the way their incredibly stylish shop is laid out – in vignettes.

Debra is a high-end interior designer and the shop came about when her clients moved, downsized, changed their style or were simply ready for a refresh. They didn’t know where to sell their former furniture and that’s when Debra had an idea.

She opened VINYĀ because she knew there was a market for it in Dallas and years later, there still is.

VINYĀ is a consignment shop, but at a higher price point and a little more selective. It’s our own little slice of 1st Dibs and it’s even better because you can drive there and ooh and ahh in person. Inisde Vinya you’ll find pieces from design icons like Florence Knoll, Kelly Wearstler, Holly Hunt, Eero Saarinen, Chrtisian Liaigre, Minotti and more.

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10/14/19 9:15am

Our Steal: Wayne Garcia with Dave Perry-Miller InTown has listed 6664 Santa Anita Drive for $429,000.

With over $100,000 between them, these two offerings in Ridgewood Park are looking better by the minute. There’s no denying the historic charm both provide, plus each is filled with designer touches that surprise and delight! Only question is which would you choose, the Renovated Ranch Splurge or the Brick Beauty Steal? Tell us which one and why.

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10/14/19 9:00am

 

This summer, Leigh Ann Barrick joined Engel & Voelkers’ Southlake office after spending the past 11 years as one of Keller Williams’ top sellers.

“As much admiration as I have for Keller Williams and where I’ve been, I think it was time for me to grow and learn some new things, and this was a great opportunity,” she said.

One of the biggest advantages for her was the fact that Engel & Voelkers has a presence in Georgia’s Golden Isles. Barrick grew up in St. Simons Island, Georgia, before her former job at American Airlines brought her to North Texas. These days she spends about 70 percent of her time in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the rest in Georgia.

“I found now that after 20 years in real estate, a lot of my clients are looking for a second home, a vacation home or an investment, so Engel & Voelkers made sense to me,” she said. “They are also involved in things like aviation and yachting, which makes sense with my airline background.”

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10/13/19 9:15am

Dream big with an upscale four-bedroom beauty in Highland Park.

Dream big with an upscale four-bedroom beauty in Highland Park.

It’s on the market for $1.5 million, but it could be yours for a rental price of $9,500 per month.

The traditional brick estate at 4409 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, was built in 2007 and remains in stellar condition. The first floor has two living areas, a private study, and a kitchen office on hardwood floors.

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10/13/19 9:00am

Kennedale has really good dirt. Known for mineral-rich land and a long-running brickyard that thrived on ideal soil for making bricks, Kennedale is home to about 8,000 residents who appreciate the quaint bedroom community’s proximity to Mansfield, Arlington, and Fort Worth. The southeastern Tarrant County city is named for a Kennedy — a settler named Oliver Kennedy who purchased land at a mineral well nearly 140 years ago. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we dug up some good dirt on three great homes ranging from $450,000 to $223,000.

Address: 1005 Oakridge Court, Kennedale

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath
  • 3,302 square feet
  • $449,900

Suzanne Key of Ebby Halliday Arlington has listed this nearly one acre treed lot, a custom 1985-built home that’s waiting for someone to update with their style make it their own. The living area, which has a brick fireplace and masonry box flanked by two sets of built-ins, has vaulted ceilings and railed overlook from the second floor. The adjacent kitchen has granite countertops, tile backsplash, and black appliances including cooktop, oven, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. A beautiful office space has a wall of windows overlooking the dramatic backyard with a large wood deck that steps down to an in-ground pool.  (more…)

10/12/19 9:45am

Lake Highlands creek lot

We chose this midcentury styled home in Lake Highlands if for no other selfish reason than to admire and study the sellers’ keen eye for layering decor. Good for you, the house is pretty fantastic too as this weekend’s Saturday $800k.

Located in Lake Highlands near Royal Lane and Abrams Road, this 1981-built two-story home has four bedrooms, three and half-baths, and 3,622 square feet of contemporary comfort. Beautiful tall mature trees shade the crisp white facade of the Viewside Drive home, built on one-third acre nestled among lush landscaping and canopy trees lining the cul de sac street.

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