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Neighborhood Knock-Outs: These Midway Hollow Specs Exemplify Contemporary Cool

By Elaine Raffel / November 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s impossible not to notice the plethora of exceptional contemporaries in Midway Hollow — and the Iconic Real Estate signs in front of them. Each exemplifies the CandysDirt.com-approved builder’s trademark style: homes that are sleek and modern, yet at the same time, warm and inviting. “Our aesthetic leans toward minimalism and a mix of materials,” […]

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Living Large in Desco’s Preston Hollow Stunner

By Elaine Raffel / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Desco Fine Homes founder and president David Goettsche loves his work. For the CandysDirt.com-approved builder, homebuilding is not only a profession — it’s his passion. “I’ve been building houses for 42 years,” Goettsche said. “It’s been a great business for me.”  The commonality of a Desco? TLC, according to Goettsche. Peers call him a “builder’s […]

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Another Gem From JLD Custom Homes in Monticello Park

By Joshua Baethge / October 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

Another gem in Monticello Park has hit the market. This recently finished four-bedroom, four-bath home is a rare find indeed.  Plus, it’s a relative bargain in today’s’ East Dallas market. It commands a 60-foot-wide lot — about 10 feet wider than typical lots in this part of town. “It’s a super cool house that conserves […]

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Diversity Is Key for this Award-Winning Dallas Builder

By Elaine Raffel / October 14, 2019 / 1 Comment

Listening to owner Kevin Key talk about his eponymous company, the term that comes to mind is “renaissance man.” With over 25 years of experience in the homebuilding/remodeling business, the portfolio of this CandysDirt.com Approved Builder encompasses multiple genres. From traditional to contemporary, rustic to transitional, the one factor that unites them all is Key’s […]

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Double Duty: Twins Elliott and Alex Perry Live, Breathe, And Build Real Estate 

By Elaine Raffel / September 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Give Elliott Perry, president of Hudson Construction, a call. Anytime. If he doesn’t get back to you within five minutes, he’s either on a plane or something is seriously wrong. “We’re not only client-focused—we’re client-obsessive. This business isn’t rocket science. It’s customer service and hard work.” According to the CandysDirt.com Approved Builder, attention to detail […]

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New Leaf’s Custom Design Studio Eliminates the Builder’s Bermuda Triangle

By Elaine Raffel / September 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Melissa Powell will be the first to admit building a custom home can be a mind-boggling experience. The New Leaf Custom Homes co-founder who runs the business with her husband, Scott, understands the challenges: You get the design you want, but it can’t be built within budget. Or the lot you’ve chosen doesn’t mesh with […]

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