remaking a ranch

Popularized in the 1950s, the Rambling Ranch is Hip Again

By Karen Eubank / April 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

When you think about the residential architectural styles that define America, the rambling Ranch is one that immediately comes to mind. It’s the definitive 1950s home that many of us grew up in, so it’s not surprising a new generation is gravitating towards these traditional homes as they begin their families. In other words, the […]

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Friday Five Hundred JFK Week: Bringing the Past to the Present, Walnut Hill Ranch Has Been Remade Into a Modern Beauty

By Joanna England / November 22, 2013 / 13 Comments

Built in 1959 and reimagined as a contemporary home for today, this ranch at 4242 Walnut Hill is an excellent example of how you can convert an older, less-functional home into a showstopper. Let’s look at some “before” pictures, which show some of the hallmarks of this building style. Swag drapes really set it off in […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Living in University Terrace Was Never Sweeter, Thanks to This Priced-to-Sell Updated Ranch

By Joanna England / October 22, 2013 / 6 Comments

University Terrace is a total deal, folks. Not only do you have a great community with access to mass transit, White Rock Lake, excellent bike trails, and great shopping nearby, but you also are inside the Lakewood attendance area with Lakewood Elementary and Woodrow Wilson High School — both of which are award-winning DISD campuses. […]

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With L Streets Showcase, Stephan Sardone Shows A High-Style Home Can Be Efficient

By Joanna England / September 5, 2013 / 13 Comments

“We don’t need to go watch HGTV for drama. This was real drama — it wasn’t ‘staged,’” said Michelle Lynne, catching herself, a real estate stager, in an accidental pun. The drama was, of course, the last-minute flurry of activity before the doors opened at 10229 Linkwood, an L Streets home built in 1955 that […]

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Friday Four Hundred: Looking For a Fixer Upper in Lake Highlands? We Have The Perfect Listing!

By Joanna England / August 2, 2013 / 4 Comments

We talked about photos this week, and how sometimes a listing photo works against a potential sale, but what about fixer-uppers? You already know you’re going to be looking for outdated and slightly funky properties, so I guess the more photos the better, right? Well, if you’re in search of a great investment in a […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Renovated Midcentury Ranch in Midway Hollow

By Joanna England / July 18, 2013 / 17 Comments

I am seeing a lot of 1960s ranches lately that have interesting Midcentury Modern details. They have tons of charm and contemporary character, but none of the flat roofs and linear exterior details that we’d expect from a true Mid-Mod. This house, a renovated ranch in Midway Hollow, is a perfect example of what I’m […]

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