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

09/25/17 8:12am

Hill Country Contemporary

We just returned from a lovely weekend editorial retreat at Boot Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. I can safely say the entire CandysDirt.com staff fell in love with not just the beauty of the landscape, but also with the stunning homes.

If you can’t move to the Hill Country, but are longing for the lifestyle, we’ve found the perfect place in what has to be one of the best locations in Dallas. (more…)

 

There’s nothing we appreciate more at CandysDirt.com than folks who understand the importance of history and preservation, and this is a historic home in Highland Park that is a total love story. There are far too many homes that fall under an unnecessary wrecking ball in our area.

We are especially heartened when we find a builder like Josh Zielke who marches to the preservation drum beat, and we couldn’t be more happy with the results in our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

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09/18/17 8:43am

Dallas ModernistArchitect Hardy McCullah built this Dallas modernist house at 9119 Guernsey Lane for himself in 1984. If you’re scratching your head and wondering why it looks familiar, wander down Northwest Highway and have a look at NorthPark Center. The similarities are clear. The same clean lines and signature white brick of the North Dallas luxury shopping destination will give you an “Aha!” moment. (more…)

Are you longing for farmhouse style but desperately tired of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ exposed shiplap chic? We have the perfect solution.

Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is a stunning Bluffview modern farmhouse at 5135 Stonegate Road. It’s the most refreshing, cheerful family home we’ve seen in a month of Sundays. The moment you spot the bold, fire engine red front door, you’ll have a smile on our face that won’t fade for the rest of the day. (more…)

09/11/17 9:47am

Greenwood Flats
Robert Elliott is at it again, ahead of the curve and setting the pace. This time the multi-talented co-founder of Stillwater Capital, founder of Robert Elliott Custom Homes, and The Associates Real Estate Brokerage has created Greenwood Flats at 5714 McCommas Boulevard. Elliott’s reputation as a builder is unparalleled. He’s constructed over 100 private residences in Highland Park alone, as well as homes in Bluffview and East Dallas. His reputation of putting together a solid development and standing behind what he builds means if you purchase one of his homes, you have a sound investment. (more…)

09/11/17 8:35am
Highland Park Estate

Photos: Full Package Media

Luxury real estate in Dallas is like musical chairs. No one stays put for long, and if you don’t move fast, someone pulls that chair out from under you. Iconic Highland Park estates like 4412 Lakeside Drive are few and far between. You might think they linger on the market for years, but you’d be wrong. The fact that a property like this doesn’t come along often means if you are in the market, don’t assume it will stay around. (more…)

WalletHub recently named Frisco as one of the three best places for real estate in the country. The Oxford Economic forecast projects Denton county will be the fastest growing economy in the nation over the next five years, and Collin county the second —in the nation. Remember Frisco lies in both counties. Let’s also not forget that Money magazine selected Frisco as one of the best places to live in America.

Ready to move?

We have the perfect place, our Inwood House of the Week, at 4926 Longvue in the gated community of The Lakes on Legacy.

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Real Estate Story
09/05/17 9:00am

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the South Texas coastline on Aug. 25. In Houston, the endless rain would take its toll on the city, leaving much of it underwater for days.

The moment Hurricane Harvey hit, everyone called family and friends to see if they were safe and find out what we could do. My first call was to my friends Suzy and Brian. Brian is a vice president with an energy company. Suzy is a designer and owner of an antique shop. They have two boys and a Labradoodle. They live in West Houston close to Buffalo Bayou. This is their story. (more…)