If you picture a 6,000-square-foot home on a sprawling ranch with a barn and chicken coop to boot, you probably aren’t thinking Plano. However, the recently updated home at 3745 Morton Vale Road is exactly that — an immense, rustic retreat in the middle of one of North Texas’s fastest growing areas.

The gated 12-acre farm is just off Parker Road, a mere six minutes from Central Expressway. It is neighbored by Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, home of the annual Plano Balloon Festival. The popular park features over 800 acres of open space, hiking and riding trails, and a small amphitheater. There’s even a zip-line park hidden under the treetop canopy.


Photo by Simon Luna photography

Corsicana invites you into their booming downtown and onto the porches of their historic Carriage District this weekend with their Inaugural Porchfest and Crafternoon. You may have heard of the Porchfest craze sweeping the nation musicians playing on grand porches of neighborhood homes for a family-friendly afternoon of socializing and entertainment. (more…)

Or he, whatever the case may be.

Let’s face it: When you meet Mister or Miss Interesting, they are interested in only three things — the depth of your eyes, the brand of your jeans, and your digs.

That’s why this three-story luxury Uptown townhome will be snapped up in three-two-one. In fact, 4140 Newton Ave., No. 3 is the perfect location for a bachelor or bachelorette to nest while hunting.

First of all, A-plus prime location. Keep the Porsche in one of the two generous garage spaces. Walk to just about any place in south Highland Park Village, go get a workout (and massage, ask for Daniel Birkholz) at Equinox, or stick with Oak Lawn Avenue.

It’s the perfect central location for a bachelor or bachelorette to meet a Bumble date at Parigi’s 24/7 or just grab coffee at Royal Blue, especially if you think you might be swiping left with this one.  (more…)


Update 11:02 am: Our Monday Morning Millionaire, 3826 Mockingbird Lane, needs a few swans hanging out, don’t you think?

This is a story from our archives (May 2012) I had to unearth , after reading Jon Anderson’s wonderful post last week on Turtle Creek real estate. With all the rain we’ve had, leaving puddles in our back yard, I seriously considered getting my husband a Black Swan for Father’s Day. Swans make great House Eye Candy and you can get a pair for under $800… but warning, they can be mean suckers. And then in our ‘hood we have had this problem with coyotes and bobcats… no no, I sent him to Maine instead. (more…)

View across Turtle Creek

View across Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek Drive is so super-secret, DCAD doesn’t list it as a street.  Instead you’ll find it under Turtle Creek Plaza. But you know exactly where it is.  Who hasn’t walked either on the Katy Trail or along Turtle Creek across from the Warrington and seen those houses across the water?  They ain’t small so you knew something was up … but what?

You may recall Braden Power’s party pad with the foyer pool, or you may have seen outspoken Heidi Dillon guesting on the Real Housewives of Dallas or maybe you’ve eaten your fill at El Fenix and Snuffer’s, now owned by Michael Karns. Either way, they’re all habitués of Turtle Creek Drive, along with an assortment of less conspicuous socialites, doctors, and lawyers.

If you’re looking for a little hideaway in the trees bordering Turtle Creek with guard geese (geese are mean!) there are currently two options. (Actually three with the newly listed 3816 Turtle Creek Drive.)



Let’s just say that this story by Robert Wilonsky has made my week.

The 5,069-square-foot mansion at 2429 N. Cooper Street in Arlington was purchased just last year for $500,000 even. The contemporary home, built in 1973, has four bedrooms, four full and one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and a pool. The site is private, and there are enormous windows throughout the home dousing each room in natural light. From that description, I’m sure you already guessed that this would be the perfect place for an orgy, right?

That’s what swingers and homeowners David and Shannon Esopenko thought when they launched the Eutopia swingers club at the home, inviting couple in for an “upscale, yet unpretentious, classy yet inviting” evening of … well, you know.


The landscape, pool, and kitchen in this West Lawther Drive home overlooking White Rock Lake were redone by woman-owned-and-operated construction firm Homecorp.

The landscape, pool, and kitchen in this West Lawther Drive home overlooking White Rock Lake were redone by woman-owned-and-operated construction firm Homecorp.

By Giselle Phelps
Special Contributor

There’s an amazing remodel along the shores of White Rock Lake we’re thrilled to give you an exclusive look at. Sandy Tabacinic’s firm, Homecorp, has been working on this breathtaking project for the past three years. The 8,000 square foot property is located on the 3000 block of West Lawther Drive. It’s lake living in the heart of Dallas at its finest.


8200 Forest Hills Front

I have been watching this amazing home for a little while. A reader sent me a link to this incredible Forest Hills home a couple of weeks ago when it first hit the market, and I was in love. Really, the “Father of the Bride” exterior — classic white with pillars flanking the front door and dark shutters — made me weak in the knees. The gorgeous bay windows are show off in the twilight photos. It is All-American like apple pies, rootbeer floats, or a hamburger at Keller’s.

And now, it’s $50,000 cheaper.