You don’t see homes designed by Dallas midcentury architect Arch Swank come on the market very often because they tend to stay in the family for generations, but if our research serves us right, we found a previously undiscovered Swank home on Eastlawn Drive in Northwest Dallas. This four-bedroom, three-bath home with 3,571-square-feet in Northway Hills is listed by Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company for $695,000.

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Highland Park townhome

Maybe it’s the beautifully-mature trees that tower taller than this two-story townhome or simply the red brick, but there’s something about this West Highland Park townhome on Westside that feels so stately and elegant. That’s why we’re pleasantly surprised at the asking price for this 2,600-square-foot home priced in the lower $600s.

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11219 Saint Judes

A few months ago I attended an estate sale here where I was more enchanted by the house than the treasure inside. This is that house.

Albeit, it’s hard to tell behind the overgrown trees in front, this 3,466-square-foot home on a .37 acre lot is gorgeous. The four-bedroom, four-bath on Saint Judes Drive at Hillcrest and Forest sits high on a corner lot with porte cochere driveway framing the dramatic step-up entrance. Swing the ornate wooden double doors open to the Spanish tile entryway and you can tell this is a special home. A JanMar home.

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I’m not sure which has more pinch-its-cheeks charm: the 1926-built Hollywood Heights Tudor on Monte Vista Drive or the adorable bonus home in the backyard. The 1,897 square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home is listed by Svetlana Grujic of Compass Realty. The completely renovated home was taken down to the studs and extensively renovated with timeless designer touches inside, but the exterior remains as classic as ever.

In front, you’ll find a porte-cochere situated next to the steeply gabled entry porch that frames the home in a welcoming and charming way. Twin chimney pots crown the prominent chimney in front and give the home an almost textbook Tudor appeal.

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With families displaced after Sunday’s series of tornadoes, real estate agents are scrambling to help clients find temporary housing. Here’s an option: This Farmers Branch home that’s for lease and sale is just minutes away from Preston Hollow on the other side of 635/LBJ.

Victor Aves of Pegasus Realty Inc. has listed the nearly 4,000-square-foot home at 3610 Cedar Lane, Farmers Branch for $629,000 or $4,400 a month as a short-term lease.

The 3,939-square-foot home has four bedrooms, three and half-baths, a circular drive, and an oversized garage for additional storage. Plus, one less stress if you lease: yardwork and pool service is included in the rent.  (more…)

It’s pretty rare for find homes in Southlake Carroll ISD in the $600k range, but Lily Moore of Lily Moore Realty has this unlisted hip pocket home that we’re sure will go fast. Get ready — this 3,648-square-foot home has five bedrooms, four baths, and is listed for $635,000.

Built in 1996, this transitional-style stucco home on Edgemeer Lane in Southlake looks as fresh as when the sellers custom-built the home. Yep, it’s a one-owner home. It’s priced for updates, but the bones are so great in this high ceiling, open floorplan home that you could add new flooring throughout and call it a day.

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This 3,427-square-foot four-bedroom at 5325 Seascape Lane in west Plano is a rare one-story that’s sprawling ranch in style, but contemporary in feel. Shannon Wiser of Ebby Halliday – Preston Plano Parkway has the Willow Bend listing for $645,000, a $55,000 price improvement from when it was first listed in late July, and that’s notable because the median listing price in toney Willow Bend is $875,000.

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far west Plano

You won’t normally find a lot of bargains in toney far west Plano, but this 4,561-square-foot home at 6601 Terrace Mill Lane in the Kings Ridge neighborhood has come down $123,000 to $680,000 since it was first listed.

With five bedrooms and four and half-baths in this two-story home, this large corner-lot home could be a perfect executive home for those commuting to the “Five Billion Mile” in Plano/Frisco. Take a look for yourself this Saturday, Sept. 7 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m at an open house hosted by listing agent Brian A. James of Rogers Healy and Associates. (more…)