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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications in Boulder, Colorado, a bespoke content services firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

06/17/19 9:00am

This week we take to you to Old Lake Highlands for a Splurge vs. Steal you can’t afford to miss! We found two exceptional offerings located just a two-minute drive from one another, but with price points that are a mile apart. One was even featured in D Home. Can you guess which one?

Splurge: Soft Contemporary New Build Steps From White Rock Lake For $829K

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06/14/19 9:30am

Light, bright, and everything right! Take a minute to check out this Ikon-built modern in Old East Dallas. With a price tag just under $600,000, it’s the ultimate Friday Five Hundred! The three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom beauty offers 2,373 square feet of living and entertaining. But it’s not your average new build.

Ikon Modern Shines With Upgrades

If you aren’t familiar with Ikon Residential, they are a boutique development and construction company with an interesting backstory. 

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These three North Dallas homes are worth seeing in person! Each offer three different price points and something for every type of buyer.

Magnificent Modern With A View

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06/10/19 2:30pm

Our Splurge: Jill Carpenter with Coldwell Banker Residential has listed 6703 Santa Fe Avenue for $859,900.

Finding the perfect Dallas Tudor in the right neighborhood can be trying. But not in Hollywood-Santa Monica!

This beloved Dallas ‘hood has everything you need to put down roots, including historic charm and quiet, tree-lined streets. In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal we put the spotlight on two of its gems! Each with Tudor-style charms but with price points a mile apart. Well, a half-mile to be exact, if you consider there is just a two minute drive between them.

Which will you choose, the New Build Tudor Splurge or the Historic Tudor Steal? The choice is yours.

Splurge: Newly Built Stonebrook Stunner For $859.9K

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06/07/19 9:30am

Thanks to an insider tip from resident staging expert Karen Eubank, we have a Friday Five Hundred in Plano that will knock your socks off. And the views from its second floor terrace to the pool and lake? Beyond gorgeous! Let’s take a peek inside and see what all the buzz is about.

Curb Appeal For Days

First off, this impressive four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom Plano gem has curb appeal for days! It sits on a gracious lot in idyllic Stone Lake Estates. We can’t get over the lushly landscaped lawn and fabulous brick exterior, but it’s what you can’t see from the front, that really has us excited.

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Barry Klompus with Elder Tree Realty has listed 4321 N. Cresthaven Road for $1.495 million.

Dreaming of Devonshire? Searching for a Bluffview beauty? Well then we have the Open Houses for you! These three Northwest Dallas homes have something for everyone and put you minutes from Lovers Lane and all things downtown. We adore these neighborhoods for their trendy remodels and mature lawns, and can’t help but admire the wide range of architecture. Which Northwest Dallas home will you tour?

Timeless Modern With Hill Country Influence 

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06/05/19 9:30am

In just two weeks, one of the most coveted European-inspired estates in Westlake will hit the auction block. And it could be yours if the price is right. The no-reserve auction will take place Tuesday, June 25, through Thursday, June 27, and features a one-of-a-kind custom home you have to see to believe. Which is precisely why we went straight to the source, owner and longtime Westlake Mayor, Laura Wheat, for the scoop.

Pictured left to right, owners of 2006 Navasota Cove, Laura and Doug Wheat.

“There is nothing else like 2006 Navasota Cove,” says Wheat. “It is a blend of European luxury and modern amenities on 1.25-acres, with mature trees, flowing fountains, and a resort style pool and gardens, designed by Elizabeth Smidt of Great Gardens. The grounds are truly magical. Once inside, guests find themselves in the soaring wood paneled rotunda that has taken many a breath away.”

European Luxury On 1.25 Acres

And there is more than meets the eye in every room. Architect Richard Drummond Davis is responsible for the design, alongside Dallas builder, Paul Kramer, for construction.

“Although we were the first owners, we did not have any input on the original project,” adds Wheat. “Over the years, we have developed a great working relationship with Anne-Michelle Cooley and Joanie Cooley of Cooley and Cooley Interior Design. We have a rule that all four of us have to agree on the direction we’re taking. It’s a rule that has served us well!”

In addition to its idyllic locale and magazine-quality interiors, the home affords ample space for hosting elegant affairs, from intimate parties and social gatherings to large weddings and corporate events. And as indicated by the property brochure, “the majestic wood-paneled rotunda at 2006 Navasota Cove is perfect for cocktails and is a sophisticated backdrop for formal galas.”

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06/03/19 9:15am

Our Splurge: Susan Nelson with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has listed 1806 Peavy Road for $675,000.

Move to this little oasis and you’ll hardly know you’re in Dallas! Today we take you to Casa View Haven, where we pin two fantastic offerings against each other in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Both homes offer exquisite interiors and large lots for summer entertaining, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Creekside Splurge or the Brick Traditional Steal? You win either way.

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