It’s no secret our market has simmered down from the overheated, boiling point frenzy of a year or so ago. And it’s not that the market isn’t healthy — according to multiple sources, the North Texas real estate market is among the healthiest in the nation.
But to be honest, as we always are, the homes going quickest are the sleek, modern new construction showpieces. This mod craze is something I hope buyers don’t regret in ten years, though the warm transitional moderns of 2018 are a huge improvement over the stucco mesas of yesteryear. My concerns are centered on some of the wilder variations on a theme to be found across our landscape: you know
who what the stuff I mean. Will those corrugated metal parts rust out? Will the stucco stain? Will the owners be screaming for brick or Texas limestone sheathing come 2028?
So when a traditional-appearing home at 3608 Lexington, on a street as coveted as Lexington Drive in the primo high price dirt vicinity of Highland Park, hits the market, I pay attention. I toured this home this summer, just before a smattering of travel, and decided to show it off when I was assured everyone was back in town. Because this is one you want to pay attention to.
I know what you are saying: it’s a Georgian, meh, give me a break. I will, until you turn the knob on that beautiful double front door, walk in and meet me in the bathtub…