Driving around Inwood Road Estates, the one thing you’ll notice of the homes that line the streets of this neighborhood is how great they all look from the curb. It’s like lot upon lot of pageant winners, with groomed hedges and lawns and beautiful facades that front the meandering streets. It’s also close to the Dallas North Tollway and Forest Lane without feeling like it’s right on top of a major roadway. And while there are so many great homes in this neighborhood, this listing from Ebby Halliday Realtors agent Chris Hickman stands out.

Located on Del Roy Drive, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a looker from the curb. But it’s also surprisingly fully featured and versatile inside. 

“This home is great for today’s buyers and has a great open floorplan with the master bedroom downstairs, plus a large additional guest suite down which is great for multi-generational families,” Hickman noted of this French Country custom build at 5614 Del Roy Drive. It’s solid to the core and has so much more inside, too!

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Inwood Road Estates Homes in Northwest Dallas | CandysDirt.com

An updated home is a thing of beauty when it’s full of thoughtful conveniences and stylish elements. 

That’s the case with the two Inwood Road Estates properties in our Splurge vs. Steal post today. These midcentury-built houses are both hugely renovated and located just a few blocks apart near Forest Lane and Inwood Road. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Would you believe that this home was built in 1956? We couldn’t! It’s an amazing remodel that not only adds to the existing home’s size but also completely changes the look and feel of the structure and its relationship to the lot.

This Inwood Road Estates home is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans, and we’re sure it’s going to get a lot of interest at its Sunday open house. If you don’t want someone to snatch up this stellar listing from David Griffin & Co. agent Janelle Alcantara, act quickly and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to get pre-approved!

And while this home is a beauty from the street, just wait until you see inside!

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Woodson extDarren Woodson recently picked up a stunning new home built by The Hill Group with clean lines and walls of glass dubbed an “architecturally detailed farmhouse”. The home is located on Boca Raton west of Preston, Boca being one of my favorite silly street names: Mouth of the Rat! Silly, but not the worst name. The worst street name I have ever heard is my own son’s address in California: Alameda de las Pulgas or Street of the fleas! My God, we had fleas once and it was not pretty. Why anyone would think fleas are a suitable name for a street, which is actually a pretty street on the Peninsula.

I digress, sorry. So on June 15 the Woodson’s picked up this beauty, paid about $1.8 for complete new construction. The walls of glass have views of the .38 acre’s mature trees and large green backyard.

Dallas Cowboys' defensive back Darren Woodson listens during pre-game festivites on Sunday, Sept. 23, marking the first NFL games since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11. The Cowboys hosted the San Diego Chargers. BILLY CALZADA/SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

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Julie Ann Pickering and her Pickering Properties’ Group have done an amazing renovation job on this 1963-built northwest Dallas home that blends beautifully simple touches with hints of bold design hidden throughout. That’s why this four-bedroom, three and half-bath midcentury modern in Inwood North Estates is selected as this week’s Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

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When you think of “The Hamptons,” an immediate sense of serenity and relaxation comes to mind. This is not surprising, as it’s one of the top destinations for second homes and family beach vacations in America. Once you’ve been – well you just keep going back. So we’re happy to have found a little slice of Hamptons style right here at 9500 Inwood Road that you can enjoy year round.

Faisal Halum with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s has this charming Austin stone home in Sunnybrook Estates listed for $2.65 million— you’re not going to touch anything like this in the Hamptons for that price.

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4939 Harvest Hill extSometimes, there really IS more to a home than photos. There are sounds. I have often advised people to drive to a neighborhood they are interested in, park the car, roll down the windows and LISTEN to the neighborhood.

Of course, this being the Dallas urban suburban clone we have become, you will hear traffic, sirens, ambulances, firetrucks and honks. It’s part of what I call the urban waterfall: it lets me know that others are nearby. As much as I love my ranches and the country, sometimes the quiet out there is just spooky.

But there is another sound you don’t get in every part of town, or you hear only faintly: church bells. Nothing is as soothing or beautiful, at least to me. Perhaps it brings back memories of the home my grandmother had (owned 100%, Roosevelt helped her save it, she said) right next to a Catholic Church. The bells rang every hour on the hour.

So when I left 4939 Harvest Hill Road, I paused to hear the bells of Jesuit clearly — not over-powerful, but beautiful chimes you would hear every day if you lived in this neighborhood. That, to me, is a huge plus for this home and neighborhood.4939 Harvest Hill porch (more…)

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Update: Tryptophan coma, I failed to include address: 3737 Northview Lane.

This northwest Dallas ranch in Underwood Estates has a lot of sizzling surprises once you walk inside. Kind of like my Thanksgiving turkey — nothing to dial home about on the outside, but delicious and tender on the inside!

This 1959-built babe has been opened up, lifted, stretched and pulled, then cooked to perfection with a lot of butter under the skin. The floorplan is broad and open and we really love those arched doorways from the main living area to the kitchen, which is loaded: granite counters, an oversized center island where you could stuff 10 turkeys, stainless steel appliances and a deep double kitchen sink. There is a large laundry room and a mud room with school pack cubbies. The yard is phenomenal — .37 of an acre, loaded with mature trees. You have oodles of room for a pool or a kid’s haven. Northaven Park is a short walk down the street. 3737 Northview old

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