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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

06/13/19 9:45am

Knightsbridge Estates

Check out the dramatic front elevation of 3316 Birkshire Lane, a Knightsbridge Estates home in northeast Richardson, listed for $359,900 by Linda Jackson of Ebby Halliday Plano. The 1998-built home has four bedrooms, three and half-baths, two living areas, two dining areas, and an upstairs game room with a total 3,282 square feet.

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06/09/19 9:30am

Oak Point, positioned on a scenic Lewisville Lake peninsula, is known for its amazing hidden gems of neighborhoods that are so nestled in the trees, you’ll feel positively secluded. The most appropriately named one is the popular Emerald Sound neighborhood, a deed-restricted development of large single-family homes nestled on the east bank of Lake Lewisville. Each homestead is an irregular one-plus acre estate consisting of Black Prarie soil and post oak timbers. But there’s another big draw for Oak Point — its impressive polo clubs including the Willow Bend Polo Club and Prestonwood Polo Club, which will build 22 exclusive two and half-acre lots for custom-built homes overlooking the polo fields. Oak Point is clearly a special place to live and here are three great homes to choose from. Which is your favorite?

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06/08/19 9:40am

Warren Sibley of Dave Perry Miller has a great Lakewood listing at 6923 Coronado Avenue, a four-bedroom, three and half-bath for $669,000 that’s just in time for a summer move to Lakewood Elementary’s fabulous neighborhood.  (more…)

06/07/19 9:45am

Travel past Denton up I-35 to Pilot Point, where your dream Kentucky-style horse ranch awaits. Imagine the country estate lifestyle you can have at 7601 Sierra Lane, a 10,429-square-foot estate situated on 9.72 acres in the heart of North Texas show horse country. It’s listed by Rogers Healy for $4 million.

From the majestic white picket fence at the gated entrance, follow the fully-paved driveway to the Colonial-style stucco home with fountain and starburst on the circular drive and rear porte-cochere. Built in 2015, the home has six bedrooms, five full baths, and four half-baths set across three stories with a built-in elevator.

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06/07/19 9:15am

This is how to live in style. Bleu Ciel teamed up with Cantoni, Susan Smith Designs, LBH Interiors, and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams as the designers to bring their unique style to life in their Sky Homes. The new 33-story luxury skyrise at the northwest corner of Wolf and McKinnon streets partnered with several high-caliber firms to design model residential homes that reflect the building’s sleek style. Two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes start at 1,639 square feet and go all the way up to 15,000 square feet. In the glistening tower’s condominiums, residents have an expansive covered terrace that provides views of the Dallas skyline, Calatrava bridge, and endless Texas skies.

Cantoni

Cantoni, a Dallas-based, Italian-inspired modern furniture retailer and design studio, offers personalized design services and a curated selection of high-quality furnishings, art, accessories, lighting, custom cabinetry, and closet systems. For their respective model home, Cantoni designers opted for low profile furniture that doesn’t compete with the home’s stunning views and soft textures to add warmth to the space.

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06/04/19 9:00am

Lake Highlands patio home

For this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we found this Lake Highlands patio home at 9646 Baseline Drive that’s a great lock-and-leave option for downsizers and frequent travelers, listed for $265,000 by Mitchell Sanders of Robert Elliott and Associates. (more…)

06/02/19 9:45am

Northlake

In a Metroplex with cities such as Southlake and Westlake, doesn’t it make sense to have Northlake? But as north Texas cities go, this Denton County town along I-35W is relatively new. It was incorporated in 1960, but by 1970, Northlake still only had 20 residents. The building of Alliance Airport a few miles to the south contributed to greater expansion in Northlake during the 1990s, until nowadays when approximately 2,000 people call Northlake home. And a great home you can have, here are three for this week’s Suburb Sunday.

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06/01/19 9:55am

Lake Highlands home

Kelsey Faires of Rogers Healy and Associates gave us the heads up to this newly remodeled two-story Lake Highlands home with nearly 4,000 square feet of contemporary style for $869,000. The 1964-built home with five bedrooms, four and half-baths, and 3,965 square feet was taken down to the studs for this complete remodel that includes a one year builder’s warranty.  (more…)