Building Trends

Attention All Downsizers: 35 Perfectly-Sized Luxury Townhomes Coming to Highland Park

By Candy Evans / February 28, 2015 / 5 Comments

I haven’t even written this post yet, I’m awaiting a call back from the developer, Robert Elliott, but three friends have contacted me and asked me about the new townhome development going in on Abbott Avenue between Knox and Armstrong Parkway, on the far eastern edge of Highland Park. Robert: I am going to predict […]

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50 Shades of Grey? It May Take a Multi-Millionaire to Build a Basement in Dallas

By Candy Evans / February 14, 2015 / 3 Comments

  When we moved here, the first thing that struck me about homes in Dallas, was the dearth of basements. Most homes up north have them, with footings below the frost line. I grew up in homes with basements, including the split level. That house actually had a crawl space under the main floor (with […]

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Dallas Home Builder Tatum Brown Snags Best of Houzz!

By Candy Evans / January 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Tatum Brown Custom Homes, a CandysDirt approved homebuilder, has received not one but TWO Best of Houzz 2015 awards in Design and Customer Satisfaction. WE think this is wonderful, but it’s even better: this is the second year that Tatum Brown Custom Homes has received both awards and even the company’s third year running to […]

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Hottest New House Trend of 2015: The Scullery

By Candy Evans / January 8, 2015 / 6 Comments

Leah is working on a story that will delight your building sensibilities later this week, but I saw a home in West Plano Tuesday that blew me away. Or perhaps I should say, shook me up, after Dallas experienced  12 earthquakes! Anyhoo, I couldn’t wait to spill the beans.

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