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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is a journalist, podcaster and content strategist turned full-time freelancer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director before its closure in January. After hosting two top rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a southpaw and her handwriting should be a font.

02/02/19 9:45am

Before you settle in to watch the “big game” tomorrow, saunter over to an open house for this Craftsman-inspired new construction at 8815 Forest Hills Blvd. from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. This four-bedroom, three-bath 3,221-square-foot home listed for $799,950 is tucked away on a quiet street in Little Forest Hills within walking distance to White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, and more.

Soaring ceilings, two-story stone fireplace, and an exposed ceiling beam when you look up. Custom windows, abundant natural light, and hardwood floors when you look down. There’s a lot to love in this two-story traditional modern. (more…)

02/01/19 9:35am

Imagine living on Dallas’ most desirable street, owning not one but two amazing properties on Beverly Drive. This is pretty amazing stuff coming to us from Rogers Healy, who has listed 3414 and 3412 Beverly Drive on the market for $12 million.

CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Robert Elliott built this luxury estate that our own Karen Eubank dubs modern traditional when she wrote about 3414 Beverly Drive’s completion in 2017. Now a year and a half later, this home has the rare opportunity to become a family compound in Highland Park.

The family purchased this home to live in, bought the house next door, tore it down and began building entertaining quarters to create a luxury family compound. But as they say, other adventures came calling. And so we present to you, your future Park Cities compound.

The sprawling estate at 3414 Beverly Drive is 10,282 square feet with six bedrooms, six baths, and two powder baths. It’s situated on 0.29 acres, combined with next door’s 0.31 acres, you’re looking at over half an acre on prime land. (more…)

01/31/19 9:30am

PeavyThose windows. Those beautiful, enormous windows that give you a glimpse inside this mid-century gem and look out to this beautiful Old Lake Highlands neighborhood of 50s- and 60s-built homes. For this week’s Thursday Three Hundred, we check out this move-in ready mid-century home at 936 Peavy Road in the shadow of White Rock Lake at E. Lake Highlands Drive and Loop 12.

Huge new picture windows and stained wood columns make this 1956-built home stand out from the rest. Hardwood floors and fresh new paint are the first updates you see as you walk into this 1,348-square-foot home.

The living room flows seamlessly into casual dining and the kitchen that features stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, built-in microwave, stove/oven, and dishwasher. Granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, and new cabinets make this kitchen feel brand new.

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01/27/19 9:45am

Grapevine is a fascinating suburb with real estate ranging from historic homes to brand new construction to luxury lake living. Here are three vastly different styled homes in Grapevine for this week’s Suburb Sunday: A soft contemporary, a mid-century ranch style, and a Victorian home.

A Perfect Combo of Style and Location

Address: 3001 Old Mill Run, Grapevine

  • Three bedrooms, three baths
  • 2,615 square feet
  • $439,900

This 1982-built soft contemporary home offers spacious living with an open flow for entertaining. Exception features include an expansive foyer, 20-foot fireplace, open staircase and catwalk, and loft study. The previous owners spent time and attention making the backyard a perfect private oasis with fireplace, solar screen, wiring for tv and sound, professional lighting, stonework, and landscaping.

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01/26/19 9:45am

Melba Bishop Arts Village

Buying this three-bedroom, three-bath townhome in Bishop Arts would be like buying right next to West Village 20 years ago as it was being built. Literally right next to one of the best burgeoning developments in the Metroplex and walking distance to food, drinks, and shopping. Joe Atkins Realty in Bishop Arts brings us this Saturday Six Hundred at 410 Melba Street, where multiple units are available ranging from $599,999 to $649,999 for a window-filled corner unit.

Open House Alert! | Check out this townhome 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at 410 Melba Street, Dallas

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01/25/19 9:55am

The sprawling 35,000-square-foot estate at 5101 Kensington Court in Flower Mound, which is listed by Rogers Healy for $9,900,000 is truly a Player’s Paradise. Driving up to the heavily-treed estate, you’ll find two private ornate iron gates to the property, one that leads to the main home with a rock pond water feature and one to the basketball court and sports entertainment complex.

Yes, this Flower Mound manse has a sports entertainment complex. But first, the amazing house.

This French provincial style estate has ornate touches throughout the seven-bedroom home, like the decorative tile inlay as you walk in, the quadruple tray ceiling in the master bedroom and the custom painted mural on the living room ceiling.

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01/24/19 9:45am

This is the part of Lake Highlands that people forget about. It’s my part of Lake Highlands located outside 635 that’s so close to Richardson, these Dallas residents go to RISD schools like I did. So naturally I’m partial to this four-bedroom, three-bath at 9722 Burleson Drive near Abrams Road and LBJ Freeway. It’s listed by Bruce Yamini of Northpoint Real Estate for $364,900. Actually it’s one of several beautifully-updated homes in this part of Lake Highlands near Chimney Hill. Now I’ve personally seen a couple of lime green doors around here, but this is the first teal blue door I’ve seen. It seems bold colors are back!

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01/20/19 9:55am

Highland Village is a beautiful suburb lining the southwest shores of Lake Lewisville, full of beautiful homes ranging from $300,000 to $1 million, but today’s selections for Suburb Sunday have a common theme: The lakefront fort you always wanted. These three unique homes embrace lake living with rich woods, stunning views of the water, and architecture that’s one with nature.

A Backyard You Wouldn’t Believe

Address: 426 Remington Drive, Highland Village

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3,322 square feet
  • $520,000

We’ll start with the best part of this home, the backyard oasis. Walk out onto the multi-level backyard and descend down the stairs to find a beautifully shaded wood deck, pool, and spa (with new equipment in 2017).  A corner lattice-covered sitting area by the spa gives this backyard a retreat-like feel. Plus, there’s an enclosed air-conditioned cabana with cable and audio setup. All of this, plus a spacious four-bedroom with two living areas, a double-door office, wood-deck balcony, and large garage with shelving.

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