Historical Dallas Homes

Ready For The Royal Treatment? Lakewood Castle Chateau Des Grotteaux Hits Market

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 2, 2018 / 6 Comments

By Donovan Westover Special Contributor For years, I have observed my friend restore the castle exterior and grounds at Chateau Des Grotteaux with such precision, that when I heard he was selling his super iconic Lakewood home, I did a spit take with my morning commute bourbon. Most drivers-by are familiar with the French Normandy […]

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Delayed Demolition Overlays: Dallas’ Long Goodbye to Historic Properties

By Jon Anderson / February 21, 2018 / 5 Comments

Last (stormy) night I attended the only community meeting to discuss the planned Delayed Demolition Overlay that is essentially bordered by the Tollway, Highland Park, Haskell, and Matilda.  The East Dallas-Oak Lawn DDO would be Dallas’ third. This third proposed DDO covers some 15,000 parcels of land. Between this and the downtown DDO, much of […]

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House Tax Plan Would Eliminate HTC That Made Statler Rehab Possible

By Bethany Erickson / November 9, 2017 / 1 Comment

A plan to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of its proposed tax reform bill will likely stymie efforts to continue preservation projects large and small, advocates said this week. The committee’s vote to eliminate the HTC is part of an effort to simplify the tax code […]

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DEEP Gearing Up to Save 1890 Circa Home of Dallas’ First Architect

By Candy Evans / January 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Flanders House, above, is at 1923 N. Edgefield in West Dallas. At 125 years old, it is one of the oldest buildings in Dallas. It was built as the home of James Edward Flanders, who is widely known as Dallas’ first architect. (Except that’s not entirely accurate.) The home has not been lived in since the […]

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104 Year Old Bianchi House in Peak’s Addition Gets Landmark Commission Approval

By Candy Evans / November 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Bianchi house at the corner of Carroll and Reiger in East Dallas is safe, at least for the moment. The 104-year-old Otto Lang & Frank Witchell (Lang & Witchell) “House of the Future” displayed at the Texas Centennial Exposition made it through the Dallas Landmark Hearing Monday afternoon. Whew! Hopefully, the move was step […]

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Dallas Realtor Breathes Life Back Into Old Dallas Homes, One Flip at a Time

By Leah Shafer / October 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

When some people look at an old house in disrepair, all they see are its problems. But for one Dallas Realtor, old Dallas homes are all about possibility, instead. Kristen Martin says she’s a kindred soul with old houses, getting to know them, even naming them as she restores, repairs, and renovates them to a state […]

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