It’s true, love is certainly in the air this February! Call us corny, but our hearts truly did skip a beat the moment we first laid eyes on 5242 Monticello Avenue, a charming M Streets Tudor in coveted Greenland Hills.
Just in time to fall in love this Valentine’s Day, this three-bed, two-and-a-half-bath home hit the market just a few days ago and it is nothing short of swoon worthy. 


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Though she is no longer a reporter at CBS 11 covering City Hall, Sarah Dodd Kunkle kind of stays in our hearts as the darling news anchor she once was when she met and fell in love with hubby David Kunkle, then Dallas’ police chief.

Theirs was the love affair that rocked City Hall.

Actually, Sarah and I first met because of housing. I was editing DallasDirt for D Magazine, and she was putting her Midway Hollow home on the market just as she and David were falling in love.  She wanted me to write about that house, and I did. The girl has amazing taste in homes and an eye for spotting quality dirt, both residential and commercial.

Now Sarah has her own communications & consulting firm, Dodd Communications, of which she is president. She works with some of the highest profile developers in town and is getting a strong reputation as the go-to gal if you want to get City Hall on your side of a development.

But now, it’s time for a move. Sarah and David Kunkle are listing the 9 year old Tudor home they have enjoyed in Greenway Hills, at 5538 Ridgedale. Though the home is practically brand-new, it was built with painstaking care to meld perfectly into the heart of Greenland Hills. Tudors, Tudors and more Tudors.

“The M Streets has the largest collection of Tudors in the U.S.,” David told me when I popped in to see their personal paradise. The area is a conservation district David credits Angela Hunt for creating. He loves the character of the homes, ranging from the original 1920’s charmers to striking new construction but all, every one of them, are in line with the original standard form the neighborhood is famous for: tidy Tudors that do not overpower lots or encroach.

New homes must be built with a one-story appearance in the front. No McMansions out here, no way, no sir. Lots of about .18 an acre are running $250,000 to $300,000 for dirt lot and one of these days, mark my word: a home is going to break the one million dollar record for this hot ‘hood.Sarah and David Kunkle (more…)