Bent Tree Fairways

This 1979-built contemporary at 5805 Bent Oak Court in Bent Tree Fairways is a beautiful four-bedroom, six-bath home that checks all the boxes for a busy family. Great location, nearby parks, split bedrooms, and a circular drive for those busy Saturdays coming and going to soccer games, softball, and piano lessons. It’s listed for $674,900 by Cindy O’Gorman at Ebby Halliday Preston Keller, who tells us the seller is offering a $10k buyer incentive for an acceptable offer by April 15, a Tax Day treat!

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Here’s a unique opportunity to take over the renovation of a great home at 6546 Ivyglen Drive in Northwood Hills Estates, near Fretz Park. Much of the demo has been done in this 4,114-square-foot home with five bedrooms and four baths. It’s listed by Judy Switzer with Judy Switzer & Associates for $699,900.

This Northwood Hills home is zoned for the highly-rated Richardson ISD and in the Northwood Hills Elementary, Westwood Middle School, and Richardson High School attendance zones.

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For this week’s Saturday Six Hundred, we head to north Plano for this 3,918-square-foot Toll Brothers home at 6913 Portobello Drive in Kings Ridge. For all those employees flocking to west Plano in the land of corporate relocations, this home is in the perfect location for commuting. The four-bedroom, three-bath open floor plan offers plenty of natural light and neat, clean lines for $665,000, plus a little soft Italian style for flair.

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Melba Bishop Arts Village

Buying this three-bedroom, three-bath townhome in Bishop Arts would be like buying right next to West Village 20 years ago as it was being built. Literally right next to one of the best burgeoning developments in the Metroplex and walking distance to food, drinks, and shopping. Joe Atkins Realty in Bishop Arts brings us this Saturday Six Hundred at 410 Melba Street, where multiple units are available ranging from $599,999 to $649,999 for a window-filled corner unit.

Open House Alert! | Check out this townhome 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at 410 Melba Street, Dallas

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You’ll want to see this stunning late 60s modern at 5731 McShann Road in north Dallas today from 1-3 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m. before it’s gone. That’s because this week’s Saturday Six Hundred, a four-bedroom, four-bath situated on more than a half-acre, is a steal at $669,000, priced below appraised value.

There are wonderfully mature trees that line the circular drive of this 4,140-square-foot home located near Harvest Hill Road and Preston Road. Centrally located among the best private schools, this north Dallas modern home is walking distance to Jamestown Park, complete with basketball court, baseball field, playground, and picnic tables.

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m streetsIt’s always nice when newer construction in an established neighborhood blends right in with the historic homes, like this M Streets Craftsman-style home we found for this week’s Saturday Six Hundred.

Built in 2009, this home at 5322 Miller Ave. has all the curb appeal and character of some of the much older Craftsman homes in the M Streets and Vickery Place areas, but the modern practical details like smart home features.

And it’s been beautifully done both inside and out, with an open-concept floor plan for the common areas that is bright and cheerful. Casement windows bring in tons of natural light, and hand-scraped hardwood floors are throughout the home.

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Stevens ParkOur Saturday Six Hundred is a gorgeous Venice-style Spanish mansion in the Stevens Park neighborhood of North Oak Cliff is just waiting for your Christmas tree and garlands.

And the beautiful 1846 Mayflower Dr. probably has some stories to tell, too, since it was built in 1928 by the architecture firm Flint & Broad, who were also responsible for many other buildings and homes in Dallas, including the Masonic Temple on Harwood Street, and parts of the aquarium at Fair Park and the original Love Field passenger terminal.

The firm also designed a Highland Park home on Versailles Avenue, and the Medical Arts Building in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Black Hotel in Oklahoma City.

Thomas Broad and Lester Flint established their firm in 1923. Not much is known about Flint, other than he had served as president of the North Texas chapter of the American Institute of Architects during the Depression, and served as one of the first members of the State Board of Architectural Examiners.

More is known about Broad, who was born in Paris, Texas, and got his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin before attending Harvard for graduate school, leaving to go back home after a fire destroyed downtown Paris in 1916, where he helped with the rebuilding effort.

After stints in the U.S. Army Air Corp and then a firm in Kansas City, he went to Europe in 1921 to further his education. (more…)

mistletoeOur Saturday Six Hundred for this week was an obvious choice — and not just because it happens to sit on Mistletoe Drive in historic Hollywood Heights-Santa Monica neighborhood.

It’s also because it’s a charming Tudor that has only been on the market two times in its history — which is remarkable because it was built in 1935. It’s also a home that could be a really great property if someone with the right vision came in.

First, the positives of this home — beautiful hardwoods throughout, original features like beams, wooden ceilings, light fixtures, and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace make this home at 6919 Mistletoe Dr. a home filled with character. Many of the windows, in fact, still possess their original hand-blown glass.

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