Thursday Three Hundred is Also Candy’s Sale of the Week: This House Is So Darn Wonderful, It’s Driving Me to Curse!

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Why not combine two birds into one feather or whatever that saying is. I saw this house Tuesday and just cannot get it out of my mind. Probably one of the most amazing conversions of a 1950’s ranch I have ever seen! It’s in Midway Hollow, good side of Lenel, and even better for you has just been reduced by ten C-notes. This dream pad is at 3942 Davila, near Midway and Northwest Highway. (Great shops at Midway Hollow and hello, Fernandos!)

It is an 1850 square foot soft-contemporary cottage redesigned and rebuilt from the studs in 2008 by Durham Builders. How do you get soft contemporary out of an orange brick 1951 cottage? You open her up. The open floor plan sports rich finishes of oak, cedar, Austin stone — I kid you not! — quartz, and mosaic tiles. Using a divider, they created a light-filled entry with two storage closets that opens to the fully-equipped stainless steel gourmet kitchen that is so clean, I don’t think the girl who lived there ever much as boiled water, with a walk-in pantry.

Let me tell you, there are about 3 of those in this neighborhood. Nice large living and dining areas with great drum chandeliers, a split bedroom plan places the guest with adjacent bath in the front of the house,  the oversized master bedroom with spa bath (and commode in a separate room, thank you Jesus) in the back. Off this is a little porch that was made into a third child’s bedroom. Off this, a library office nook.

The pergola patio is a sanctuary with views of lushly landscaped yard and new fencing. Three bedrooms, two full baths, and a laundry room, plus one car attached garage. The exterior brick was that orange color so popular in the 1950’s; what the heck do you do with it?  Durham slurried over it with mortar, resulting in a stucco-like look to the exterior walls. Inside everything is new, clean, sleek and beautiful. Clearly a house for sleek, beautiful people who look wonderful 24/7. Just like the house. Asking $349,000 and I’m telling you, February blows in here, this one blows out! 





Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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