Imagine enjoying gorgeous weather like this in the backyard oasis at 4021 Travis Street, a two-bedroom 2,271-square-foot contemporary townhome designed by AIA award-winning architect Frank Welch. This 1971-built townhome is nestled in the heart of uptown near the Katy Trail and the West Village in the Schoellkopf Suburban Heights.

As stunning as the backyard garden with dipping pool and waterfall is to look at, the interiors are “luxuriously zen,” as listing agent Carmen DiPenti of Compass RE Texas calls it. You’ll find tranquility throughout the home — the open dining room overlooks an interior courtyard with koi pond, while the living room looks out onto the lushly-landscaped backyard.

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Lake Highlands creek lot

We chose this midcentury styled home in Lake Highlands if for no other selfish reason than to admire and study the sellers’ keen eye for layering decor. Good for you, the house is pretty fantastic too as this weekend’s Saturday $800k.

Located in Lake Highlands near Royal Lane and Abrams Road, this 1981-built two-story home has four bedrooms, three and half-baths, and 3,622 square feet of contemporary comfort. Beautiful tall mature trees shade the crisp white facade of the Viewside Drive home, built on one-third acre nestled among lush landscaping and canopy trees lining the cul de sac street.

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Don’t mistake the stone facade, rustic dark wood, and steeply pitched gables of this Midway Hollow home as French country and nothing more. Inside the team at Platinum Series Homes by Mark Molthan did an amazing job renovating this 2007-built home, transforming the once-traditional European styling into a light and modern aesthetic for today.

The home at 9415 Monteleon Court is located in the gated community of Villas of Montclair at Northwest Highway and Midway near the Bachman Creek Greenbelt. The four-bedroom, three-bath, and two half-bath home has 4,313 square feet spread across two floors, with a downstairs master suite and three oversized bedrooms upstairs.

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This home at 11714 Parwen Drive in the Forest Place neighborhood of north Dallas is a specimen in unique architecture that’s stood the test of time. Will Seale of Compass has listed this amazing find at $899,999 which leaves room in the budget for updates and touches to make it your own.

The team at Compass Concierge did some updates to this 1981-built home, including giving the bricks a coat of mineral paint to emphasize and brighten the four vertical columns across the home’s facade. “The house has a beautiful ‘rhythm’ of verticals, with columns repeated all the way across the front of the house and the porte cochere, and that feature is accented by bronze cylindrical midcentury modern light fixtures,” Will says.

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Towering trees soar over the red tile roof of this beautiful 1920s Spanish Colonial home at 1215 N. Winnetka Avenue in Kessler Park, but peeking behind is a classic stucco beauty that can be yours for $849,900. The three-bedroom, two-and-half bath home listed by Robert Kucharski of David Griffin and Company has an impressive 2,720 square feet spread across two stories.  (more…)

Lake Highlands home

Kelsey Faires of Rogers Healy and Associates gave us the heads up to this newly remodeled two-story Lake Highlands home with nearly 4,000 square feet of contemporary style for $869,000. The 1964-built home with five bedrooms, four and half-baths, and 3,965 square feet was taken down to the studs for this complete remodel that includes a one year builder’s warranty.  (more…)

Midway Hollow ContemporaryMidway Hollow is beyond hot. With a wide variety of styles from hip midcentury moderns and classic ranch homes to cozy cottages, there is something for everyone, and it seems almost every street comes with a new amenity — a construction crew. If a home is not being renovated, it’s being razed. Builders are everywhere, and the range of price points is dizzying. When I heard about this Midway Hollow contemporary, I could not wait to share it because it’s just a cut above what you typically find anywhere. And that’s because Carolyn Isler, owner of Isler Homes, took it down to the foundation and rebuilt it.

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Oh, my. This one is a beauty. This immaculate renovation at 7512 Colgate Avenue could not be any cuter, from a drive-up that delivers a bit of romance, to impeccably clean lines and endless updates. But I think the stagers (or homeowners) here have really outdone themselves. It’s just so lovely inside. I’ll save the curb appeal for after the jump and instead, show you my favorite room in the house. Sigh. It’s so, so pretty, right?

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,967 square feet, this stunning Caruth Hills ranch-style is listed by Doris Jacobs for $875,000. Just minutes from shopping and dining at NorthPark and Snider Plaza, its location leaves little to be desired. Join us after the jump for more loveliness, including a killer kitchen and a back patio made for entertaining.

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