07/12/19 6:30am

shepherd

Highly-respected Dallas architect Phillip W. Shepherd Sr. died Thursday, July 11, 2019, a longtime family friend confirmed to CandysDirt. He was 77.

Reared in Graham, Shepherd graduated with a degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in the 1960s. He began his firm, PWS Architects, in 1963.

Photo courtesy The Crescent

When you look at the current landscape of Uptown Dallas, you’d be hard pressed to find a place Shepherd didn’t influence as an architect. His portfolio is long and varied, and includes such Dallas mainstays as The Crescent Hotel and the Mansion on Turtle Creek.

In Dallas, he collaborated with other architects and builders to craft buildings that would honor Texas history, but also put a distinctly contemporary stamp on places the city (and its visitors) would come to work and play. (more…)

If you find your mind drifting off to the French countryside—where wine, cheese, and picturesque landscapes abound—then this spectacular home in Highland Park is just right for you. Offering all that and more in one of Dallas’s most coveted locations, this French-inspired abode looks out onto Turtle Creek for an utterly serene and luxurious atmosphere you have to see to believe. 

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07/11/19 9:15am
mckinney

Photo courtesy Flickr

From staff reports

Nearly 40 percent of 2018’s single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers — with some places being more friendly to those new to the market than others. McKinney ranked 10th among 300 cities WalletHub looked at in regards to how amenable they were for first-time buyers.

The Collin County town ranked 160th when it came to affordability, but scored top marks for its market and 45th for quality of life.  (more…)

07/10/19 8:45am

greenwich

07/09/19 9:15am
map

Artist Eric Fischer created maps using data to show where locals go, and where tourists head. This is a close up of his Dallas map – a larger, interactive image in the story (Photo courtesy Flickr/Eric Fischer)

From staff reports

Early this week, an interesting article popped up in our inbox — a post in Arch Daily that highlighted the data-driven map artwork of Eric Fischer, who has created maps that show where the locals go in any given city, versus where the tourists go.

“Artist Eric Fischer has developed a project that explores precisely the difference in perceiving — and photographing —a city from the point of view of tourists and locals,” the post said. “The work, which is entitled Locals and Tourists, gathers the maps of 136 of the largest — and most visited — cities in the world.”

Using MapBox and Twitter data compiled between 2010 and 2013, Fischer created visualizations of where tourists (the red dots) and locals (the blue dots) took pictures. (more…)

07/08/19 8:45am

Sur

07/07/19 9:15am
money

Photo courtesy Flickr/Elias Quezada

From staff reports

More than half of U.S. adults say they’ve lost sleep over at least one money issue, according to a new Bankrate.com report. 

That includes 18 percent who say they’ve lost sleep over worries they’d be unable to pay their mortgage or rent. In fact, that number is up from last year’s 12 percent who said housing costs kept them up at night.

Gen Xers and Millennials worry the most about this, with 24 percent of the former and 20 percent of the latter saying they’ve lost sleep over worrying about making rent. Fourteen percent of Baby Boomers said they had. (more…)

07/07/19 8:45am

retirement