The 1980s were an odd time in architectural history. There were some incredibly bad designs, and then there were the great modern sheds, like our Inwood Home of the Week at 5706 Over Downs Drive on the northern fringes of Preston Hollow. (more…)
If you think it’s hard to sell a house in Dallas in the summer, you are wrong. I hear that refrain all day long, and it’s simply not true. Not if you have a house to sell like this completely reinvented Devonshire Cottage at 5635 Southwestern Boulevard. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a perfect example of what buyers are looking for today, and that may surprise you. (more…)
We know what you’re thinking: “Where the heck is Inwood Park?” For you determined historians, it’s listed by DCAD as Greenway Village. Yeah, not such a great name. That’s why this hot area between Lovers and Mockingbird Lanes and Inwood and Lemmon Avenues, is getting rebranded. It’s a team effort by area builders and Realtors. (more…)
We’ve loved this Hill Haven Midcentury Modern at 11316 Valleydale Drive for a long time. The architectural screen block wall is the first clue that something special is about to unfold behind that turquoise blue front door of our Inwood Home of the Week!
Former owner Alex Eskenasy of Eskenasy Ferguson Architecture had a great deal to do with what makes this home special.
“The house had an existing architectural vocabulary that I used,” Eskenasy explained. “It already had all the components, the quirky midcentury modern details like the breeze block wall, and the connections between beams and columns expressed throughout different porches. I wanted to take the original architecture, embellish it, and expand the house.”
Selling homes is a complicated business. You do not simply put a sign in the yard and list a home on MLS. Good Realtors have a team at their fingertips today, and they provide so many services it will make your head spin. Right now, a lot of Realtors are essentially remodeling consultants.
Buyers today, more than ever and in any market, demand a move-in ready home. That means Realtors do a lot more than show houses. They make sure those houses are show-ready. That, more often than not, means getting a team together to update and often gut and remodel entire rooms. Buyers won’t even look at a dated kitchen or bathroom. Don’t get me wrong, the luxury market is much healthier in Dallas than in the rest of the country, but luxury homes are getting a lot of help.
It should not be surprising to know we are preservation enthusiasts here at CandysDirt.com. We are always looking for a great home that’s been saved from the wrecking ball. Our Inwood Home of the Week, at 5437 West Mockingbird Lane is a minimal traditional in one of our favorite neighborhoods, Greenway Parks. And it has undergone a stunning makeover. (more…)