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Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. www.eubankstaging.com RESA State President Award 2015 Houzz.com Customer Service Award 2014 to 2017 MetroTex Leadership Academy 2012

08/14/17 8:00am

Mark Molthan

Sigh. Y’all know we are house crazy here at CandysDirt.com. But, when this Highland Park masterpiece by Mark Molthan hit our inbox, well, we just sort of melted into one big puddle of longing. It has everything we love, all rolled into 6,661 square feet of fabulous in a perfect location at 3836 Caruth Boulevard. (more…)


The name Greenway Crest might leave you scratching your head unless you were born and raised in Dallas. Let us assure you — it’s a much-coveted neighborhood. It’s also the location of our Inwood National Bank House of the Week at 5338 Emerson Avenue, a luxurious and timeless modern home designed by A. Gruppo’s Thad Reeves and built by Kyle Belew, president of Veranda Fine Homes. (more…)

08/07/17 8:23am

Bluffview Custom Estate
Just when I think I’ve seen everything, The Associates‘ own Summit Shah lists a Bluffview custom estate at 5122 Horseshoe Trail by Veranda Fine Homes that blows me out of the water. (more…)


Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a modern luxury mansion in University Park, designed by award-winning commercial architect Edwin Brantley Smith. Created for his family, 3412 Wentwood Drive was one of the first cutting-edge, modern homes in the Park Cities. (more…)

07/31/17 9:10am
Mayflower Estates

Photos: Natalia Zinser

Mayflower Estates has some of the most beautiful architect designed homes you’ll find anywhere in Dallas. It’s where you’ll find Walnut Place, the 25 acre estate now owned by Andy Beal, which is also on the market, right down the street. The 16 acre Phillips estate is here. It’s also home to former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura. If you want privacy, exclusivity, and an extraordinary setting, you want Mayflower Estates.

And if you want a media room that would make George Lucas drool, read on:
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Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is the most luxuriously updated Highland Park Craftsman I’ve ever seen. Not only has this 1921 home been meticulously remodeled, but it’s also been expanded in a smart way that keeps the architectural integrity intact.

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07/24/17 9:46am

Shawn Marion

You may not be a basketball star, but you can certainly live like one. Former Dallas Mavericks player Shawn Marion has just put his Preston Hollow mega-modern estate at 4512 Isabella Lane on the market. Rogers Healy and Veronica Lind have it listed for $5.95 million. (more…)


My love of historic houses runs deep. It’s barely surpassed by my love of dark chocolate and great wine. Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is one of my all-time favorites, and it has quite a history.

In 2003 The Parks Estate, a historic Spanish Mission-style home at 6220 Worth Avenue, hit the Preservation Dallas list of endangered properties. My heart skipped a beat. I live nearby, and this house is not just a stately home, it’s an East Dallas icon. The Parks Estate has had many incarnations, including a stint on HGTV’s House Hunters several years ago. It’s finally for sale again. If I could buy it, I would.

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