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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

04/29/19 9:15am

This week we take you to the Casa Linda Estates and Little Forest Hills area, where a modern new build and traditional cottage are the highlights of our Splurge vs. Steal. There are lots of details to love in both, but their price points and styles are miles apart. Which one catches your eye, the Little Forest Hills Splurge or the Casa Linda Estates Steal?

Splurge: Little Forest Hills New Build On Large Corner Lot For $619K 

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04/26/19 9:30am

Catch an eyeful of what listing agent Nancy Highers calls “a low-maintenance, entertainer’s dream home!” This stunningly remodeled Midcentury Modern sits near Northwood Country Club and offers a spacious 2,543 square feet. We love its easy, breezy, outdoor oasis for sipping iced tea. Or as they say, rosé all day. You decide! And what lies inside, is just as captivating.

A Dramatic Renovation …

Highers of Highers Group Realty tells us, “This is a recently renovated property minutes from Dallas Galleria and West Village shopping. Two outdoor areas — a small interior courtyard and side patio — offers options for entertaining or relaxing. A full-sized wet bar off the kitchen services the main living area. And zero lot line offers low maintenance!”

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Kucharski Group with David Griffin & Company Realtors has listed 5511 Mercedes Avenue for $799,000.

It couldn’t be easier to get a feel for the M Streets neighborhood than with these three Open Houses this weekend. Each Tudor style home is between $799,000 and $599,000 and filled with character. The best part? They all have a prime M Streets address. Prepare to fall hard for these beauties!

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04/22/19 9:15am

This historically hip hood has us sprung with a color crush. Yes, today we are talking about Junius Heights. The Old East Dallas neighborhood is prized for its eclectic mix of historic architecture in all shapes and sizes. And the color combos are smart and lively too! Which would you choose, the punchy pink splurge or the spring green steal? You can’t go wrong with either.

Splurge: Punchy Pink Oasis With Courtyard, Elegant Master For $539K 

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04/20/19 9:00am

This week we see just how far our money will go in Holland, Michigan. The lakeside enclave ranks among one of the most beautiful places to visit in spring, after all.

Blooming With Tulips

In fact, “Each May, more than four million tulips come into bloom in Holland, Michigan, which welcomes the blossoms with its annual Tulip Time festival,” reports Reader’s Digest. “The festival celebrates the state’s Dutch heritage and features three parades, carnival rides, and traditional Dutch food.”

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04/19/19 9:15am

Best Craftsman Evaaah! That’s how Ged Dipprey brought this Winnetka Heights gem to our attention. And the Dave Perry-Miller agent is right. This three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom listing is the perfect Friday Five Hundred, offering an exceptional location and high design at a reasonable price.

“Frankly, this house is a gift listing,” says Dipprey. “Not to devalue my services, but let’s be real: Doesn’t this house sell itself? New everything and taken to the studs in 2015, I can’t think of a single design element that I don’t love!” 

Of course, the proof is in the pudding. And upon further inspection, we can see why Ged is so excited.

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LeeLee Gioia with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 4707 Wildwood Road for $3.095 million. Open House, Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you’re busy hosting family and friends this weekend for Easter, we get it. But it never hurts to plan ahead! Here we offer a round-up featuring the best of Bluffview, each with upcoming Open Houses for buyers seeking million-dollar views.

Bluffview Estates Custom Build, Open This Weekend

Open House: Saturday, April 20, 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Two words – Bluffview Estates. If you have nothing to do this weekend and a bank full of cash, then this brand new construction gem is for you! It sits on a large lot with a secluded dead end street and affords a spacious open floor plan with all the designer touches. This includes Wolf and SubZero appliances, a show-stopping master with luxurious spa bath, huge game room with balcony, and so much more. Clean lines, transitional style, and replete with detailed hardware and wood flooring throughout. Go see this one! You won’t regret it.

Kelsey Bond with Allie Beth Allman & Associates has listed 4304 N. Cresthaven Road for $1.899 million.

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04/15/19 9:45am

The White Rock Home Tour is only a couple of weeks away so we are putting the spotlight on one of our favorites, 6522 Trammel Drive! The exquisite A. Gruppo Architects-designed home was built in 2017 and offers 2,650-square-feet of sophisticated luxury living. This includes one-of-kind custom touches from a swinging TV partition to stunning walnut built-ins and polycarbonate walls. But what really makes this home sing?

A Study Of Light And Lighting

According to the owners, Lori and Jim Louis – who both have architecture backgrounds – the home is a study of light and lighting.

“The Polygal light monitors (polycarbonate material used instead of windows in some locations) allow a beautiful quality of natural light to filter in during the day without the need for window coverings,” dishes Lori. “It is translucent and manages UV rays so it is private and controls glare, heat, etc. Between the glass lined courtyard and Polygal light monitors there is natural light all day. In addition, there are skylights on top of the jewel box light crown which bring in natural light to create a soft glow all day long.”

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