Dallas Realtor Brian Davis Finally Has a Home He Can Sink His Teeth Into

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Brian's TeethBrian Davis is one of my fave people. The man knows real estate and when he put his last home on the market, I almost moved to Oak Cliff. Remember this puppy? It was just so DAMN cute! Seriously, I could have eaten that home.

Well, Brian is at it again. He just found a home in Wynnewood, 2200 square feet built in 1959 on 1/2 an acre on — are you ready? — a two and one-half acre lake. A treasure nestled just south of downtown Dallas, Wynnewood North is among the best values in Dallas, sporting well-designed, high-quality mid century modern homes by noted designers such as Bud Oglesby and Oschner Hare & Hare. One of Oglesby’s earliest contemporary homes is on Bizerte Drive.

Wynnewood was developed by Dallas oilman Angus Wynne Jr., who acquired the land from his uncle Toddie Lee Wynne Sr. and American Home Realty Company during the post-World War II building boom. Most homes were built in the 1950’s. Wynnewood became the first “packaged” suburb in Dallas, and Brian says the streets are all named after World War II items: Angus really wanted to sell to the vets. At the time, popular homes were remote from the inner city, and people here walked or bicycled from home to shopping, though one early settler tells me many people would drive from store store at Wynnewood Center. Such is America’s love affair with the automobile! This home was a one-owner home, that owner being a Connie Davis.

11895474_3_1 11895474_2_1 11895474_1_1 11895474_5_1 11895474_7_1 11895474_9_1Brian says there are about 15 homes on the lake and he truly thinks he has found nirvana.

Oh but well, he found something else, too. While beginning the clean up/renovation process on his home — those of us who have done this sort of thing know the fun of Friday and Saturday nights spent scrubbing corners with a toothbrush, scraping or painting– what did he find?

Connie’s gold teeth in a jar in the bathroom cabinet.

What interesting things have previous homeowners left behind in your home or listing?


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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