Find Beauty Inside and Out in These 3 Suburban Homes

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Wood, interior brick walls, soft contemporary style, and lots and lots of windows. These beautifully-unique homes are everything that’s right with 1980s architecture.

Check out these three homes ranging from $459,000 to $795,000 in Rockwall and Arlington, two of them. No cookie cutters here.

Spanish Modern in Arlington

Address: 2310 Newforest Court, Arlington

4 bedrooms, 5 baths
5,450 square feet

“Spanish Modern custom home, recently featured in 360 West Magazine, on over half acre of wooded privacy is full of character. Home wraps around saltwater pool, floor to ceiling windows overlook backyard. Dream kitchen with stunning rock wall stove surround. Has two master suites downstairs. Reclaimed, wooden beams from historic, Canadian barn installed in den with lime-wash cabinets. High-end Spanish villa decorative lighting compliments the beautiful Saltillo tile. Fully renovated full bath off kitchen features a floor to ceiling accent wall with hand painted Tabarka tile from Mexico. Backyard for entertaining with fire pit, lounge area, updated pool equipment and new fencing.”

Bryan Barrett of Pinnacle Realty Advisors has listed 2310 Newforest Court for $795,000.

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New Orleans Courtyard in Arlington

Address: 801 Portofino Drive, Arlington

4 bedrooms, 4 baths
5,247 square feet

“This amazing Interlochen home is an entertainers dream! Huge kitchen features 2 built-in refrigerators, double ovens, 2 microwaves, a warming tray and a massive walk-in pantry with 3 additional pantries! The master suite includes a large bedroom with sitting area, updated bathroom, coffee bar, huge closet and a gym! Large picture windows throughout with a 2 story custom solarium. Backyard features a New Orleans style courtyard, sizeable grass area with covered porch, and heated small pool that can be used year round with spiral staircase leading right to the master bathroom.”

Kelly Snodgrass of JP & Associates Realtors Arlington has listed 801 Portofino Drive for $659,000.

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Walls of Windows in Rockwall

Address: 1613 S. Alamo Road, Rockwall

4 bedrooms, 3 baths
3,125 square feet

“Beautifully updated home in the highly desired Lake Ray Hubbard Estates Neighborhood. This custom home offers tons of character, beginning with the unique circle drive, landscaping, large covered front porch leading to glass etched entry French doors. The home has been recently updated with Italian porcelain tile, ebony stained hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, decorative lighting. Kitchen offers quartz counters, slow-close cabinets and new state of the art appliances, including double ovens. Oversized 2 car garage with massive built in storage. Space for your boat, RV or excellent play area. Huge sunroom leading to the backyard oasis. Sparkling, large 12ft deep dive pool, amazing and unique landscaping.”

Crystal Jones with Keller Williams Central has listed 1613 S. Alamo Rd. for $459,000.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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    • mmShelby Skrhak says

      Hi Paul, honestly your house was my favorite! I’ve added subheads so it’s more clear that the first photo for the article doesn’t belong to the home below it.

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