For lovers of natural light, clean lines, urban convenience, and low-maintenance living, this incredible listing from Jarrad Barnes will be exceptionally satisfying.

This Lionel Morrison-designed home perfectly located near the Knox-Henderson area is easily our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

“This low-maintenance half-duplex home was designed for the urban dweller with a lock and leave lifestyle,” says Barnes, and agent at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. “Sophisticated modern is best used to describe the use of clean lines, glass walls and marble finishes found throughout this property.”

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The high-rise buildings that line the Turtle Creek corridor typically fall into two groups: Midcentury designs by icons of architecture, and newer buildings that sport a lot of classical details. But one of my favorite buildings on Turtle Creek falls into a group all its own. It’s the George Dahl-designed Gold Crest, which has such great lines and huge terraces and lots of great floor plans. This building has aged well, and thanks to its prime location on Turtle Creek, this particular unit will have excellent views of another starchitect-designed building: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kalita Humphreys Theater.

To live in a building designed by George Dahl with excellent views of a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? That’s part of what makes this exceptionally stylish Gold Crest studio our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. The other reason we’re in love with this unit is the clean design and beautifully minimalist decor.

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When we pick our High Caliber Home of the Week, we look at the whole house. Obviously, it has to have a pretty face, but the interiors, lot, and location are also important. So when we saw this listing from David Griffin Realtor Robert Kucharski, we knew that it would be a hit with our loyal readers because it has the perfect alchemy of good looks, great location, and excellent schools.

First, this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans is adorable. It’s a shabby chic take on a traditional cottage and we love the color that the sellers wove into this property. Second, there’s nothing quite like a bright red front door, right? And third, it’s hard to beat the stellar locaiton, which is inside Highland Park ISD‘s Hyer Elementary attendance zone.

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It seems like it was just a short while ago that people would recoil upon hearing someone say that they lived in Oak Cliff. But look at us now. North Oak Cliff has become a magnet for homebuyers, with some areas becoming heavily sought-after for the location’s convenience and its litany of amenities.

But not everyone has it in them to buy an older home that may need some work and attention. Luckily for these folks, there’s a beautiful new build in North Oak Cliff that happens to be only four years old. It’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

“The location is incredible,” says listing agent Phillip Murrell with Compass. This particular 2015-built home is part of the North Oak Cliff development from StoryBuilt (formerly PSW). “It’s adjacent to Kessler Park in the Kings Highway neighborhood.”

Besides being a great-looking home, this location is so perfect because of its proximity to everything everyone loves about North Oak Cliff. You can walk or ride your bike to the Bishop Arts District, Twelve Hills Nature Center, and even hit the links in your free time, Murrell noted. “Vaughan Court is steps from one of the best public golf courses in Dallas — Stevens Park,” he added. 

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You hear it a lot on design blogs: “Downsizing with style.” But what does that even look like? As more and more Baby Boomers look to shed the excess square footage for more amenities and less maintenance, you’ll be hearing it a lot more, too. But if you’re looking for a visual frame of reference, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is the definition of style itself.

Located in Cityville, which is perfectly located west of the Dallas North Tollway in the Medical District, this fully detached, single-family home has plenty of space for entertaining, both indoors and out.

“The home appeals to today’s buyer because it features the open floor plan, great ceiling heights, and wood floors throughout most of the home,” said listing agent Robert Kucharski of David Griffin and Company Realtors. “It also features a turn-key lifestyle with little or no upkeep, with small fenced front yard and private side courtyard.”

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Lake Highlands

Sometimes the wait for a brand new home feels like an eternity. From picking out finishes to the actual finish-out, the finish line almost always feels out of reach. And then when you move in, there’s still the adjustment period where you work out the details.

Not so with our High Caliber Home of the Week, a gorgeous like new David Weekley build inside the highly rated Lake Highlands Elementary attendance area inside Richardson ISD. Truly, 8666 Fanellanwood Place is better than new, thanks to the seller — David Griffin Realtor Micky Carr.

“I was one of the first owners to move into this little gated enclave of about 80 homes, The Villas of Lake Highlands,” he said. “It was one of David Weekley’s first close-in, more urban developments in Dallas.”

And it looks incredible. We know that Micky has an eye for updates and details, as we’ve featured one of his recent projects and personal homes on Gaston Ave.

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If you want to buy a home in the Turtle Creek area, you have a few options. You can choose a high-rise unit, a low-rise unit, or the typical alternative — the three- to four-story townhome. While we like the privacy of townhome options in the Turtle Creek corridor, we have to say that our knees say “nope!” 

Luckily, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is the perfect compromise. This fresh listing form Missy Woehr of Compass Dallas gives us another alternative in the striking modern at 3275 Gilbert Ave.

“It’s an incredibly rare two-story home, versus the typical vertical townhome that may eliminate many buyers with third- and fourth-floor stairs,” Woehr said. 
 
Plus, the lot gives you plenty of room for a generous outdoor entertaining area that will be popular at your many parties.

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If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t buy my home with the thought of having a family, and yet here we are. Now, if I had purchased a home with having a family in mind, I probably would have made many different decisions on what is really a “must-have.” Or, I could have saved myself a lot of time (and my Realtor even more time) if I had just gone out and bought our High Caliber Home of the Week Presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.
 
Why is this listing from Compass Dallas agent Phillip Murrell so appealing for a family?

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