Elaine Raffel

Having left the corporate world to launch her own freelance creative business, Elaine Raffel is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the mega-talented Dallas homebuilding community. She credits her work with top fashion and design brands for teaching her one inarguably valuable lesson: that truly great work is always a collaboration.

This Platinum Series Homes Stunner Makes An Impressive First Impression

By Elaine Raffel / March 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

There’s no underestimating the impact of great drive-up appeal. And when it comes to eliciting the “Wow!” Mark Molthan’s striking Park Cities new construction located at 3704 Centenary Avenue does it in spades. For starters, there’s the dramatic double-paned front windows and mixed slate/standing-seam roof. According to listing agent Katie Schortman, this 5,940-square-foot Platinum Series […]

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City Convenience, Country Feel: The Home of Your Dreams is in Frisco

By Elaine Raffel / January 28, 2020 / 1 Comment

This rare, build-to-suit opportunity on 2 acres — located at 8 Post N Paddock in Frisco’s most exclusive gated community, Stonebriar Creek — is a collaboration between The Christie Cannon Realty Team and CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Bella Custom Homes.

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Modern Design Brothers Build Masterpiece in East Dallas’ Hippest Hood

By Elaine Raffel / January 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

Modern Design Brothers have brought hip midcentury design to a hip neighborhood of Little Forest Hills with their spec at 9026 Groveland.

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Garage Living Wants to Enhance Your Home’s Drive-In Appeal

By Elaine Raffel / December 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

If Conway Reimer has anything to say about it, garages should never have to take a back seat to the rest of the house.

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Bella Custom Homes Gorgeous Spec Build is The Perfect Backdrop

By Elaine Raffel / December 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

What ultra-luxe Italian Renaissance manse doubles as a YouTube star? Turns out, it’s a Bella Custom Home: the 14,000-square-foot Preston Hollow spec was front and center in the Dallas String Quartet’s latest music video — an electrified, jazz-influenced rendition of the sexy Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello hit “Senorita.”  For Bella owner and president Tony Visconti, this […]

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Neighborhood Knock-Outs: These Midway Hollow Specs Exemplify Contemporary Cool

By Elaine Raffel / November 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s impossible not to notice the plethora of exceptional contemporaries in Midway Hollow — and the Iconic Real Estate signs in front of them. Each exemplifies the CandysDirt.com-approved builder’s trademark style: homes that are sleek and modern, yet at the same time, warm and inviting. “Our aesthetic leans toward minimalism and a mix of materials,” […]

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