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

06/24/17 11:46am

Merriman Park Estates

Our Saturday Six Hundred, at 6903 Sedgwick Drive in Merriman Park Estates, is built around a tree, and there’s something magical about it. It’s almost as if the tree imparts a protective spirit over the home. Think about it for a moment — the builder made sure the tree survived. He had a heart for it. Instead of taking the easy way out and uprooting it, he constructed his home with respect for the tree. You don’t see that happen often. (more…)

 

Character — it’s what is missing in so many homes today. Sure, we love Agreeable Gray walls with white trim. You cannot go wrong with those choices, but if you want to create a bit of character, color helps.  When we spotted this Preston Hollow family compound at 5134 Kelsey Road with some bold color statements, we were smitten. After all, when you’re trying to sell a house, you want potential buyers to remember it, and they will remember this one. It’s not only filled with character and color, but it’s  also tasteful, stylish, completely updated, and move-in ready. Even at $2.65 million, we see this one moving fast. (more…)

06/22/17 8:30am

Fort Worth Craftsman

“Go West young man, go West.” That phrase rings true for any young man, woman, couple, or empty nester that wants a great house at an affordable price.

West, in terms of house hunting, means Fort Worth, where you can get a lot of bang for your buck, especially when you need a home under $400,000. Feast your eyes on this flawless Fort Worth Craftsman at 1912 Alston Avenue in the Bellevue Hill Addition of the Fairmount neighborhood. The two-story, fully restored home has a historic designation and is smack in the middle of the hottest up-and-coming neighborhood in Fort Worth. (more…)

06/20/17 1:00pm

Sam Claussen

“I’ve always been drawn to real estate and architecture,” Sam Claussen said. “My dad was an architect, and when I was growing up, a part of the house was always under construction. We were always fixing things on our own, expanding, and renovating.”

Although Claussen hadn’t visualized a career in real estate, he knew he wanted to be self-employed, and he was fascinated with business. After attending Lake Highlands High School, he graduated from the University of Arizona with bachelors of science in both business economics and entrepreneurship, with a minor in regional development. Without realizing it, he was putting the building blocks in place for a successful career in real estate.

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06/19/17 9:38am

Preston Hollow TransitionalIt’s often challenging to bring you homes in lower price points, because they fly off the market before we can write about them. There’s a different challenge with properties in the luxury category. There are so many beautiful houses priced at over $1 million in Dallas that we often have a hard time choosing. However, when we spotted this beautiful Preston Hollow transitional at 6516 Mimosa Lane designed by Neal Stewart, it was evident we had to share it with you. (more…)

06/17/17 12:44pm

Kessler Park Tudor

If you’re in the market for a Kessler Park Tudor with a backyard that has no less than five areas for entertaining, stop reading and call Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listing agent Jenni Stolarski immediately. This is one hot property, and mark my words — it will be pending by next week.

It’s always a challenge to bring you move-in ready properties, especially under a million dollars. And when we find them, they go fast.

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Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week began as a sketch on a napkin. Mark Siepiela, an extraordinarily talented custom home builder and owner of Design + Development, is responsible for turning that sketch into this Bluffview modern luxury home at 4346 Bluffview Boulevard.

Siepiela and the owner were on the same page from that inspirational napkin design.

“I had a great client to work with that had a good imagination and was receptive to my input,” Siepiela said. “We both have the same tastes, and to be able to build something that is my taste is always a joy.” (more…)

06/12/17 8:27am

Preston Hollow Estate

I admit it; I’m hard to impress. Writing about luxury properties several times a week pushes the bar higher and higher. So, when I find a home like this Preston Hollow estate, I’m not just excited to share it with you, I’m over the moon. Superlatives simply don’t do justice to this three-story custom mansion at 9236 Hollow Way Road. It sits on just under an acre of land, and if you need an extra basketball, Mark Cuban is within walking distance, and no doubt has a few lying around. (more…)