11/04/19 9:15am

This Stacy Lane modern farmhouse checks every box. All photos courtesy Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.

The listing on this Stacy Lane modern farmhouse says “like new,” and with one look at the photos, you’ll have to agree it shines like a new penny. Brand new wood floors run throughout the home. Gorgeous daylight fills the bright white living spaces. Bonus flex spaces make for true family living. But it’s the location of 2701 Stacy Lane which really screams, “Grab me before I’m gone!


Neighborly Vibes

Situated between South 1st Street and South Congress Avenue, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathrooms stunner earns a walking score of 78. Hoof it to happy hour or to a playdate at Zilker park. You’ll find plenty of reasons to get out and about with the neighbors. And speaking of neighbors!

“The neighbors in this area also could not be more friendly,” said Ryan Rogers, Realtor with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. “Everyone loves to go walking and take their dog or kids to the parks and restaurants. Stacy Lane is located within walking distance to several popular Austin destinations such as Torchy’s Tacos or Wine Belly! Walk or bike to several nearby parks such as Zilker Park to see ACL, Blues on the Green, or the Trail of Lights.”

With downtown Austin in the near distance, Stacy Lane is a dream location.



10/28/19 3:30pm

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Prichard.

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum on Tuesday, October 29, for a free panel discussion, “Design Inspirations–The Art of Craft.” Moderated by David Hocker, FASLA, President and Founding Partner of HOCKER, the discussion features three talented and inspirational designers sharing their personal insights into the design process.

“In the first Panel Discussion of our 2019-2020 Season, The Forum will feature three leading Texas designers whose focus is on the ‘art of craft,’ using their design skills to expand and enhance their respective fields,” stated Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

“Attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear from some of our area’s most talented designers, Brent Anderson of Elemental Design, Julie Cohn of Julie Cohn Design, and Jennifer Prichard of J Prichard Design, talk about what inspires their creative process. We believe it will be an enjoyable and informative evening.”


10/21/19 10:30am

Skyline Terrace Villas living room. Photo courtesy Crescent Estates.

Looking to relocate and rein in your downtown Dallas commute? You might consider Skyline Terrace Villas, a new single-family offering by Crescent Estates Custom Homes. With close proximity to both the Dallas North Tollway and I-35, the central Dallas location stands out as pretty hard-to-beat. Just five minutes to the Medical District and the American Airlines Center, Skyline Terrace Villas certainly places a premium on convenience. And space! Lot sizes in Skyline Terrace afford the square footage required for traditional house layouts, not just townhomes.

“That really is the biggest draw,” says Crescent Estates Custom Homes CEO Brad Oellermann. “It’s a unique opportunity to have a large lot close to Dallas. And we’ve been able to build true homes and they feel spacious. They’re livable like a traditional home. That’s very hard to find in a location with downtown views.”


10/11/19 8:45am

Located in the city’s first residential historic district, the Aldredge House turned 100 years old in 2017. Photo: Preservation Dallas

If you get tickled by a Tudor, find your verve in a Victorian, or go cuckoo for a Colonial, we have the perfect gig for you! Dallas Landmark Commission is looking for volunteers for its Landmark Historic District Task Forces. Sounds very official, right? No word on whether it comes with a badge but, fingers crossed!

According to an announcement by the City, the Task Force offers an opportunity to get involved landmark preservation.

Task Force meetings are an important step in the Certificate of Appropriateness review process that allows the Landmark Commission to gauge neighborhood support for proposed projects. During Task Force meetings, you will review proposed projects and help form a consensus to develop a recommendation for the Landmark Commission. All Task Force positions are volunteer, unpaid positions.

Task Force appointments run two years and attendance at meetings is required. Turn in your application by October 15th. Follow after the jump to see if you qualify, or for instructions on how to apply.


10/08/19 12:05pm

One glance around Dale Dietert and Hank Hammett’s sitting room at 616 Blaylock Drive reveals a gem of a Mexican art collection. (Photos: Courtesy of Heritage Oak Cliff) 

Dale Dietert and Hank Hammett’s home at 616 Blaylock Drive oozes with undeniable Bohemian charm. The warm and welcoming kitchen plays the perfect backdrop to the couple’s frequent house parties. The chairs in each room tell a story of their own. But this stop on the Heritage Oak Cliff Home Tour delights with an enthusiastically curated Mexican art collection. One glance at the colorful art and antiquities tells you you’ve stumbled on something special. Even better, the homeowners love to talk about it.

Dietert and Hammett generously provided us with some snapshots and descriptions of some of their beloved pieces. If you’re coming along on the home tour, why not make a game of it?  Join us after the jump for a game of art-and-seek.


10/02/19 9:45am

Photo courtesy of Heritage Oak Cliff

Long before the Midcentury Modern and Oak Cliff were having their big moments, homeowners Enrique Montenegro and Michelle Reyna chose their home on Evergreen Hills for the most practical of reasons: it checked the right box. Dr. Reyna needed to be near Methodist hospital for her work and Oak Cliff was an easy commute. The Midcentury Modern home they chose, well, that was more about a feeling. After seeing several houses one morning, they walked into the one-story ranch and just knew.

“I realized this is it,” said Montenegro. “We felt really lucky. We still do.”


12/30/17 11:00am

3229 Regent Drive (Photos: Aaron Dougherty)

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

From Heather Hunter: By far my favorite house to drool over, 3229 Regent Drive ranks as my number one for 2017. The story behind this midcentury modern gem, as told by its wickedly charming and entertaining homeowners, gave it a permanent place in my affection. And the collection of authentic and replica art and furniture that adorn every space delight me to no end. Unfortunately, I was too pregnant to waddle around this stunning home in person, but I hope to get the opportunity one day!

The 2017 Modern Mile Home Tour is fast upon us! And to give you a little taste of what’s to come, here’s a look at the Modern Mile Bonus Home. Designed by Texas starchitect Arch B. Swank, Jr., 3229 Regent Drive is a work of art with an unforgettable history.

Once nearly lost to neglect and disrepair, a couple of caring homeowners brought it back from the brink, allowing it to become the jewel of this year’s Modern Mile Home Tour. Built to be featured in the 1959 Parade of Homes, this midcentury marvel was originally home to a NASA design engineer present at Mission Control during the moon landing. Talk about space age!

From the spot-on authentic and reproduction furnishings, to the framed iconic Time Magazine covers, the Modern Mile Home Tour’s Bonus Home proves an unending visual delight. As a lover of all things midcentury, I suspect a walk through this home feels like a spiritual journey. An architectural pilgrimage.

However, the magic of this home lies as much in its incredible inhabitants as it does its architecture. Join us after the jump for the story behind this stunning home and its charming occupants. Oh, and a few teaser photos, too.


12/23/17 11:00am

Oh, my. This one is a beauty. This immaculate renovation at 7512 Colgate Avenue could not be any cuter, from a drive-up that delivers a bit of romance, to impeccably clean lines and endless updates. But I think the stagers (or homeowners) here have really outdone themselves. It’s just so lovely inside. I’ll save the curb appeal for after the jump and instead, show you my favorite room in the house. Sigh. It’s so, so pretty, right?

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,967 square feet, this stunning Caruth Hills ranch-style is listed by Doris Jacobs for $875,000. Just minutes from shopping and dining at NorthPark and Snider Plaza, its location leaves little to be desired. Join us after the jump for more loveliness, including a killer kitchen and a back patio made for entertaining.