Host a Festive Friendsgiving in This Gorgeous Modern Townhome

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As more people move across the nation for jobs and opportunities, so do more people become what’s termed “holiday orphans.” These folks are often left to their own devices for Thanksgiving, with family either too far away to travel to on short notice, their children at their ex-spouse’s home, or their jobs far too demanding to take a full Thanksgiving vacation. While not ideal, these situations have snowballed into the trend of “Friendsgiving,” which is when a group of holiday orphans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving in lieu of a family gathering. 

If you’re like me and you love to host gatherings but you’re not exactly eager to rehash the same discussions with your crusty, distant relatives, then you’ll find the idea of Friendsgiving rather appealing. And this new listing from Compass Dallas agent Phillip Murrell is the perfect modern townhome to host an elegant gathering of fellow holiday orphans (without the chainsaw-like snoring in the background of your least-favorite uncle). Plus, it’s so close to the Katy Trail, which will come in handy when it’s time to walk off all of that pie.

This stellar modern townhome at 4206 Buena Vista is yet another High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. And if you can’t get this beauty under contract by Thursday, there’s always Christmas feasting in the future, so call Lisa Peters now to make sure you can move in and host the next big holiday gathering in that gorgeous, light-filled dining room.


Located in a prime, walkable location just a block from the Katy Trail and surrounded by Uptown, SoHiP (South of Highland Park), and the Turtle Creek area, you’ll find plenty to see, eat, drink, and do just outside your door. But the warm and sunny disposition of this three-story, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 2,550-square-foot home will keep you in reasons to stay indoors, too.

“There’s a huge living area and open floor plan on the main level that has great flow from the dining room to the living room for entertaining,” says Murrell, who has listed this 2009-built beauty for $669,000. “There’s so much natural light coming in from both sides.”

As Murrell noted, the builder turned the steel and glass staircase that winds its way up through the home’s three stories into a focal point of the home, rather than a view obstruction. With glass panels acting as stair rails and a clean-lined design, it’s a wonderful design detail.

A small first-floor terrace opens onto a living area sporting polished concrete floors. There’s a bedroom suite on the first floor, too.
The steel-and-glass staircase is a wonderful design focal point.
The third-floor landing opens to the rooftop deck. 
When your guests are stuffed from their Friendsgiving meal, head to the rooftop deck — complete with fire pit — for an after-dinner cocktail.

While there’s plenty of take-out and restaurants all around you, the kitchen in  4206 Buena Vista is no slouch. Of course, you’ll be cooking your Friendsgiving meal, right? Store all of your ingredients, including your pre-brined turkey, in the brand-new Thermador refrigerator. 

The quartz waterfall countertops on the eat-in storage island are a great place for your friends to drink all of your wine while you slave over the cooktop. The ample cabinetry in a beautiful two-tone landscape, combined with the subway tile backsplash and the cool all-white palette are so perfectly modern. The kitchen, living, and dining rooms, as well as a bedroom suite, compose the second floor. The third floor houses the master suite, which is gorgeous.

I’m not often a fan of mosaic tile, but the neutral color and application of it in this master bath is so stellar. It adds just the right amount of texture and variation. The floating, marble-topped vanity is so pretty, and that frameless glass-enclosed shower is a beauty, too. It’s fantastic to see that the huge windows that traverse the first and second floors convey up here on the third level, too. When all your friends have left, leave the dishes in the sink and enjoy your master retreat!

Whether enjoying the lifestyle that the location offers or hosting a hoard of your closest and dearest for Friendsgiving, this modern townhome listed by Phillip Murrell of Compass Dallas will do the trick! It’s another High Caliber Home presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans that you won’t want to miss. In fact, check it out at the Open House on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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