Articles by

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

11/20/17 8:51am

Modern Mediterranean

Why is a good interior designer important when selling a house? Look back at images from 50 years ago of any home created by interior design icons like Billy Baldwin, Albert Hadley, or David Hicks, and you’ll realize you could live there today. Good designers create a look that will stand the test of time. Dallas has just such a designer in Jan Showers, and she is responsible for the comfort, quality, and class of this modern Mediterranean at 25 Glen Abbey Drive. (more…)

Our Inwood House of the week is a Preston Hollow midcentury modern that encompasses the best design elements of the 1950s. The influences of Edward Durrell Stone, Bruce Goff, Phillip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright are all apparent in the design of 7008 Yamini Drive. (more…)

11/13/17 8:21am

Bluffview Estates MediterraneanHave you noticed that character is largely missing in homes today? There are plenty of beautiful luxury properties being built and finished out with a proven style that appeals to a tribal mentality. And, it’s becoming a bit boring. So, when we saw this magnificent Bluffview Estates Mediterranean that just oozed character — oh my, did it turn heads around here! (more…)

11/10/17 9:00am

Kessler Park Colonial
This Kessler Park colonial is precisely the sort of home people dream of finding when they decide to move to the rolling hills of Oak Cliff. It embodies all of the original 1935 New England charms but has undergone an extensive remodel, which means no work for you!

Featured on the Oak Cliff Home Tour, it’s clear 1006 Lausanne Avenue has been not only well-loved for over 80 years, but also beautifully maintained and continually and carefully updated.

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11/10/17 8:04am

Frisco Custom Luxury
When I first laid eyes on this Frisco custom luxury spec home in the Hills of Kingswood at 4012 Starling Drive a few weeks ago, it was still in the final stages of construction. However, from the moment I entered until I left, I had to keep picking my jaw up off the ground.

That was Philip Carter’s objective. Carter is the president of Christian Custom Homes and is bringing a new level of luxury homebuilding to Frisco. His firm was just won three of the 2017 Dallas Builder’s Association ARC awards: Best New Build over $2 million, Best Kitchen, and Best Closet.

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If you’re building a home in a conservation district, you have to cleverly combine classic style with current amenities. Our Inwood House of the Week is a Vickery Place modern Tudor at 5528 Vickery Boulevard by LeComte Homes, and it’s an excellent example of how builders are getting it right. (more…)

11/06/17 8:37am

Highland Park Gated EstateThe opportunity to live on almost two acres in the heart of Highland Park seldom comes along because people tend to hang onto these large estates. Once in a great while, a large family property hits the market and some lucky buyer hits the jackpot. For the first time in over a century, the historic Highland Park gated estate at 4009 Armstrong Avenue is for sale. You have probably passed by the home thousands of times if you live in the neighborhood and never noticed it. That’s by design, and it’s one of the major attractions of the property. (more…)

Our Inwood House of the Week is a charming Midway Hollow Hill Country Contemporary at 4040 Davila Drive built for Robert and Jennifer Black in 2008 by Herman Darden Custom Homes.

The Blacks are Midway Hollow pioneers. They bought their first home in the neighborhood 13 years ago.

“It was a 1948 ranch,” Jennifer said. “When we discovered the neighborhood, we loved it immediately. We bought that house and lived in it until our son was about a year and a half old. Then the teardowns started. We knew we were outgrowing the house, we wanted another child, and we knew we did not want to leave Midway Hollow.”

The couple also knew what they did want.
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