Modern Neoclassical

Photo courtesy of Karlisch Studio

If you’re looking for a luxury home that already has a distinctive style, look no further than our stunning Monday Morning Millionaire. This modern neoclassical University Park home was a stunner when it was built by TAA Custom Homes. However, every great home needs a design fairy godmother’s magic touch. The owners of 3533 Villanova Street chose one of the best to sprinkle a perfect amount of fairy dust over their home. Denise McGaha, for the uninitiated, is a bit of a whiz at marrying traditional and modern and adding a spicy dash of pizzazz to make a home truly unique. (more…)

Preston Hollow Mediterranean

Photos: Thomas Crosson Full Package Media

If you fancy a discreet neighborhood, one that the Perots, Troutts, and Nowitskis are happy to call home, you are in luck. If you’d like an elegant Preston Hollow Mediterranean estate for entertaining, this is it. If you want one of the most secure homes on the market with not only a lookout tower but also a bomb shelter, our Monday Morning Millionaire fits the bill beautifully. If you have kids and proximity to great private schools is a necessity, there is no better location than 4626 Dorset Road.

We see a lot of gorgeous luxury homes at CandysDirt.com — on a daily basis. Saying we are hard to impress is putting it mildly. Let me just say … we are impressed. This is hands down, one of the most extraordinary estates in Dallas. (more…)

Bluffview Estate
When I spotted this Bluffview estate at 5131 Shadywood Lane, I thought it was one of those iconic homes that had been built almost a century ago. However, according to the listing information, it was built in 2007. I didn’t believe it. I went to DCAD to see if maybe that was the year it was renovated and there was a mistake in the listing information.

There was no mistake. But it’s definitely not the same house that was built in 2007. Seriously, look at that façade. Then take a look at the second photo, and you’ll see what I mean. (more…)

Hill Country Contemporary

We just returned from a lovely weekend editorial retreat at Boot Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. I can safely say the entire CandysDirt.com staff fell in love with not just the beauty of the landscape, but also with the stunning homes.

If you can’t move to the Hill Country, but are longing for the lifestyle, we’ve found the perfect place in what has to be one of the best locations in Dallas. (more…)

Dallas ModernistArchitect Hardy McCullah built this Dallas modernist house at 9119 Guernsey Lane for himself in 1984. If you’re scratching your head and wondering why it looks familiar, wander down Northwest Highway and have a look at NorthPark Center. The similarities are clear. The same clean lines and signature white brick of the North Dallas luxury shopping destination will give you an “Aha!” moment. (more…)

Highland Park Estate

Photos: Full Package Media

Luxury real estate in Dallas is like musical chairs. No one stays put for long, and if you don’t move fast, someone pulls that chair out from under you. Iconic Highland Park estates like 4412 Lakeside Drive are few and far between. You might think they linger on the market for years, but you’d be wrong. The fact that a property like this doesn’t come along often means if you are in the market, don’t assume it will stay around. (more…)

Stocker Hoestery Montenegro Architects and luxury home builder Robert Elliott are changing the face of custom residential architecture in Dallas. Every time they team up, the result is nothing short of spectacular. Their ideas and execution are fresh, innovative, and timeless. This contemporary Spanish colonial revival at 5807 Park Lane is a shining example of what this talented dream team creates.

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Preston Hollow Estate

Photos: Jason Anderson with JA2Photography

This Preston Hollow estate looks exactly like what I imagine Prince William and Kate would choose if they moved to Dallas. It has all the beauty and elegance of a modern-day castle while remaining family friendly.

That’s a hard combination to get right, but builder Joe Kain always gets it right. Kain was brought on board to renovate, update and enlarge 5424 Edlen Drive several years ago. He’s known for his state-of-the-art design and execution, so I’m not surprised that it turned out to be exquisite. If you’ll remember he built 40 Braewood Place, a completely different kind of knock-your-socks- off home.

The estate was originally built in 1992 and had an entirely different look. In 2007 Kain took it from a Texas farmhouse to the present day modern castle. The foundation was in great shape, so he took the center down to the studs keeping 3,000 square feet and added another 6,104, which means there are now 9,104 square feet to love. So, it essentially became a brand new custom home.

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