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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east villageIt may be two days after Thanksgiving, but we’re betting that with the holiday entertaining season upon us, you might just be on the lookout for a home with great space for that, such as our Saturday Six Hundred in the East Village.

Listed by Brandon Travelstead and the Travelstead Property Group with Dallas City Center Realtors, this modern attached home at 4634 Coles Manor Lane built by Conrad Homes gives plenty of space — 2,650 square feet of total living space — for entertaining.

The three-bedroom, three-bath home has an open floor plan downstairs that provides plenty of room for a buyers imagination to take over when it comes to furniture layout — and also gives wide open space for entertaining. Tall ceilings, lots of windows, and white oak hardwood floors provide make the space feel even larger, too. (more…)

sachseWhen a Realtor pitches you a listing that is her own home, you sit up and pay attention — especially when she tells you that it was custom built just for her family. And our Saturday Six Hundred this week in Sachse is definitely a home that should earn your attention.

LaVenda Lee, who is with Ebby Halliday 190-Richardson, wrote us last week about her home at 5517 Sachse Road, after pitching it on our Facebook group, Getting the Dirt, during “Pitch Me Please Thursday.”

“This is my personal home,” she told us. “It was designed by my husband and me, and custom built by my father who built homes for 36 years in Lubbock until he died seven years ago.”

Master home builder? Check. Gorgeous grounds? Check. Privacy? Check.

And those grounds are gorgeous, and the home was built to showcase them. (more…)

southwest arlingtonSometimes, you want a home that feels like a retreat, but is also not too far from the amenities of big city life — and our Saturday Six Hundred in southwest Arlington is a home that certainly fits that bill.

This Traditional home built in 2001 has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a floor plan that makes the most of its 3,730 square feet. Settled on a large corner lot in a secluded, wooded neighborhood, beautiful trees surround the home at 5301 Westhaven Road.

Inside and outside, this home was made for entertaining. An open floor plan downstairs and a large game room upstairs mean plenty of space for watching the game, having a dinner party, and racking up for a game of pool.   (more…)

PlanoTucked in the Plano neighborhood of Bent Tree West, our Saturday Six Hundred this week is a magnificently updated two-story home where seriously, no expense was spared to make it a gorgeous, family ready retreat.

Stager Karen Eubank was brought in by listing agent Susan Gentry of Ebby Halliday – Ebby’s Little White House prior to the sale to give advice on prospective updates, and said that the changes the owner. Thanks to her, we have an idea of how much the updates the owner chose transformed this home at 4411 Highlander Dr.

What we see in the before pictures is a well-built home, but a typical 1980s era home with a need for updates and designer touches that today’s buyers want.

It’s the rare seller that not only realizes what is necessary, but also moves ahead with those updates,” Eubank said. “So, for me it was a delight to work with a seller that shared my vision.” (more…)