If you love the laid-back vibe of Lakewood but need a little more house than what’s available traditionally, this 4,412-square-foot home on Sondra Drive in Lakewood could be a perfect fit. Matthew Edwards of Dave Perry-Miller Preston Center has the listing selected at this week’s High Caliber Home, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

If you’re a close reader of CandysDirt, you might recognize this five-bedroom, four and half-bath home as one we’ve featured before, but Matthew completely restaged the home and dropped $50k off the price since we last featured it. Even more reason to fall for this house!

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Builders, architects and designers’ own homes — those are the jackpot of property listings for sale. That’s certainly the case with custom home builder Marc Marion‘s own Medical District home which went under contract nearly as soon as it was listed. The beautifully-done midcentury modern-style home on Stoneleigh Avenue has 2,538 square feet built certified-green in 2017. Attention to detail — that’s why this is your High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber High Loans.

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In the 60s, split-level homes were all the rage. Like a ranch style, but stacked. Today’s buyers are harkening back to this style that’s been called “the minivans of the architectural world” and digging the unique midcentury vibe of split-levels that offer some needed separation that open floor plans lack. This week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is an outstanding split-level home in North Oak Cliff listed by Diane and Vinnie Sherman of David Griffin & Company Realtors.

“Timbergrove Circle offers a great mix of ingredients,” says Sherman, who specializes in historic, architecturally-significant homes, and midcentury homes in Oak Cliff. The 1960-built midcentury modern home at 1808 Timbergrove Circle is HUGE with 3,416-square-feet. It’s set on 0.3 acres with three bedrooms, two full baths, and three half-baths. If there are only three bedrooms, where’s all the square footage? In the one, two, three… four living areas. Each one is better than the next.  (more…)

Courtney Tauriac of Compass RE Texas describes her listing at 316 Boonesville Bend in Argyle as the perfect mix of rural country living with suburb convenience. We agree and that’s why this nearly 4,000-square-foot Argyle home on a quarter-acre is this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

“This home backs up to pasture land, which gives you that perfect blend of country and suburban living,” Tauriac says. “In fact when we were there taking photos, you could see horses coming up to the fence and grazing in the pasture.”

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A backyard with a pool and 2,500-square-foot home on Lower Greenville? Yes, it’s possible with this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Phillip Murrell of Compass RE Texas has this 1999-built Tudor-inspired transitional home with four bedrooms, three baths, and 2,532 square feet on a 9,000-square-foot lot that’s walking distance to Blue Goose and Trader Joe’s. It was custom built to fit the beautiful Tudor and Craftsman-style homes along Palo Pinto Avenue.

Inside you’ll find hardwood floors, designer lighting, custom stone fireplace, and subtle color on the walls that make this home feel very soft and comfortable like a pair of your favorite yoga pants (sleek enough to be contemporary and dressed up, but comfortable enough to crawl under the covers with). The large open living area that features built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace flows into casual dining and the kitchen.

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You can tell the homes in Oak Cliff’s Kessler Woods are special. Clearly architect-designed. Mid-century inspired. Breathtaking location. Stunning attention to detail. But David Griffin of David Griffin & Co Realtors is dead on when he says Kessler Woods is one of the most significant modernist developments in the city. That’s why this 3,320-square-foot masterpiece on Kessler Woods Trail is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. 

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Most of the homes inside Urban Reserve have sleek, linear facades and metallic sheathing. All with different shapes, sizes, and elevations, they follow a common theme of modern sustainability in an urban environment. But it just so happens that one of our favorite homes in Urban Reserve is the stone-and-wood clad modern in the Texas Hill Country vernacular designed by Scott Marek. 

This one-story on one of the prettiest lots in Urban Reserve stands out — and in a very good way. It’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans because not only is it unique, sustainable, and expertly designed, but it offers the rare opportunity of getting into Urban Reserve for less than $1 million.

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Wide-open spaces are becoming more and more valuable, and when you park an architecturally fascinating structure on a broad swath of peak Texas soil that’s within commuting distance of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, you can see the obvious attraction. But this beautiful Victorian in Waxahachie is so much more than just a house, or just an equestrian property. It’s living history. 

“When you’re on the property, you feel like you have stepped back in time will all of the modern conveniences,” says David Griffin and Company Realtor Lori Ericsson, who is co-listing this unique Waxahachie Victorian with Jack Carter. “The atmosphere takes you back to a time when a horse and buggy could easily trot down the driveway to pick you up to take you the general store.”

The seamless merging of Old World style and modern amenities makes this Waxahachie Victorian an easy pick for our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. And considering the 178 acres of exceptionally maintained land, plus the many outbuildings and structures, makes this home ideal for those who want a true country retreat.

“Between the eclectic home, the large art studio, horse facilities, hayfields, and large forest area with a nature path, the home has something for everyone,” Ericsson said.

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