Thursday Three Hundred on Candy Time: Go Euro in West Highland Park, and You’ll Never Leave

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I think West Highland Park is about as perfect a neighborhood you can get in Dallas. You are close to EVERYTHING:  Highland Park Village, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, Love Field, Turtle Creek, Inwood Village, the North Dallas Tollway, “Central Dog Park”, and everything on Lemmon Ave. Recall that for me my perfect retirement home will be within walking distance of Highland park Village.

So 3831 S. Versailles Ave. caught my eye. First of all, you get that chi chi Versailles addy without spending $1.2 mill. You get 2465 square feet, two or three bedrooms (depends on what you want to do with boudoir numero three) two and a half baths, two living areas, beautifully remodeled gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and custom cabinets, wet bar with shelves and wine cooler, accent lighting, and something many homes in the area do NOT have: closets, lots of closets. There is also a large en-suite master bath with double vanities, a soaking tub and separate fully enclosed walk-in shower. The backyard is landscaped for privacy and sports a slate surface patio. I also love the automatic sprinkler system to handle the watering when you are OOT at your second home. Also rare in this neck of the vintage 1950 hood: a 2 car attached garage with additional storage. Want to know why? Because this home was built in 1976 when people had 2.5 cars per family.

There is a bedroom on each floor, one on the second with study (or third) one on thirds floor. Not to worry about the stairs: there is room to add an elevator in one closet. Very well-planned, thoughtfully executed townhome at an asking price of $369,000 with zero, got that, zero HOA dues or fees. I want one for Christmas!

 

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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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