You don’t typically think of bargain-priced properties when it comes to Westlake. Known as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Metroplex and home to celebrities and athletes alike, Westlake doesn’t have any homes priced under $1 million. At least not on the market right now. However, these three outstanding estates are great value for the purchase price, whether they’re priced below market value or they’ve been reduced several hundred thousand dollars. They’re not in everybody’s price range, but they’re three great homes to dream about for this Suburb Sunday.

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Affectionately known as “the Mound” by locals, Flower Mound in southeastern Denton County earns a lot of superlatives: Money’s No. 16 best place to live in 2018, Niche’s #14 best public schools in Texas, and CNN Money’s best places to retire. And yes, there is a mound. A 12.5-acre hill in the center of town. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re highlighting three great homes on the market full of high-end finishes, classic style, and great architecture. I think a Sunday drive is in order.

 

Beauty Inside and Out in This ‘Showstopper’

Address: 5300 Clear Creek Drive, Flower Mound

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 5,523 square feet
  • $1.04 million

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Euless’ Trinity High School football team can enliven any Friday night with its Polynesian pre-game tradition — a Tongan War Dance. In fact, they’ve earned national attention for it, highlighting the fact that Euless has the largest concentration of Tongans outside of Tonga. It’s just one element of the special fabric that makes up Euless in Tarrant County. Centrally located and near one of the largest employers in the Metroplex, American Airlines, Euless attracts a large swath of people looking for new, affordably-priced homes full of modern amenities. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re headed to the “E” in H-E-B: Euless.

 

This Could Be Your Multigenerational Home

Address: 907 Red Maple Road, Euless

  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 3,607 square feet
  • $498,000

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Plano

Photo courtesy Plano Chamber of Commerce

Plano was named the happiest city in America by Wallethub recently, citing high scores in emotional and physical well-being, income, employment, community, and environment. Yes, but what about more intangible measures of happiness, like whether you’ve got a home that gives you joy or whether you’ve got separate his-and-hers bathrooms. And we’re not just talking dual vanities. We mean the whole separate sink, shower, toilet, and closet shebang. These are important things.

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’ve highlighted a few homes that exemplify some of the more impalpable components of happiness: a home that indulges your interests or hobbies, decor that’s bright and full of personality, and a master bath that’s easy to share with your significant other. There are many components of a happy life, but for CandysDirt.com purposes, we think these three homes are great examples of happy living in Plano.

Finally, a Home With Its Own Gift Wrapping Room

Address: 5045 Royal Creek Lane, Plano

  • 6 bedrooms, 9 baths
  • 13,406 square feet
  • $4.95 million

This palatial estate designed by noted architect Fred Wynn has twin Cinderella staircases, Juliet balconies, and a ballroom, but it’s the personal tropes to the owners’ interests that make this home a happy one. Case in point: a gift wrapping room! A wall of built-in shelves house all the gift wrapping supplies you’ll need, while built-in paper rolls and gift bag hooks help you wrap the perfect present. Another luxury: The 1,500-square-foot auto showroom is large enough to feature all your favorite vehicles and entertain others at the same time. It has an 80-inch flat screen television and a 10-seat granite bar.

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Hold my green beer. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re toasting you a happy St. Patrick’s Day with homes in the Erath County town of Dublin, known as the official Irish Capital of Texas. It’s also the former home of the last Dr. Pepper bottling plant that used real Imperial cane sugar, a variety of Dr. Pepper that earned nearly bootleg status. Dublin is a town full of history and character, and these three home are no exception. This week’s Suburb Sunday is an especially eclectic one with a Folk Victorian, a 1930s Tudor, and a 1960s Spanish Ranch house sitting on an amazing 700+ acres.

St. Patrick’s Day Perfection

Address: 321 N. Patrick Street, Dublin

  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bath
  • 3,758 square feet
  • $166,500

Here’s a captivating two-story folk Victorian style home built in 1898 with fresh landscaping, garden, new paint, new windows, and a storybook white picket fence. The elaborate spindlework on the porch overhang adds an ornate embellishment to this understated Victorian style. It sits on a corner lot of nearly a half-acre and has two living rooms, five bedrooms, and a full bath upstairs and downstairs.

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Denton is more than a college town. It’s a history-rich county seat with homes that run the gamut of styles and influences. For this week’s suburb Sunday, we take a look at three historic homes in Denton in three very different price ranges. Which do you see yourself most at home in?

 

This Historic Mansion with Wine Cellar Could Be Yours

Address: 1035 W. Oak Street, Denton

  • 5 bedrooms, 6 baths
  • 6,614 square feet
  • $1.725 million

This is the 1903 neoclassical Evers House, one of a few original homes that existed on the well-to-do block of Oak Street, nicknamed “Silk Stocking Row.” The huge 6,614-square-foot home features rich hardwood floors and elegant moldings. (more…)

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we head to Denton County… er, Dallas County. No, Collin County. What county is Carrollton located in? All three, actually. As the 23rd most populous city in Texas, Carrollton is a vibrant town of industry, retail, and residential with a historic downtown that’s booming with a healthy rail-transit system. Come check out these three great homes on the market right now:

Craftsman Inspired Cutie in Austin Waters

Carrollton

Address: 5005 Sage Hill Drive, Carrollton

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 2,781 square feet
  • $462,900

This craftsman-inspired home has gorgeous curb appeal with its manicured landscaping and welcoming covered front porch that overlooks the greenbelt. It was built by Darling Homes in 2010 and located in Austin Waters, a residential neighborhood of Austin Ranch in northeast Carrollton.

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Great $300k homes

Here’s a quick little Sunday morning trivia bite for you. Did you know that Bedford, located in northeast Tarrant County’s H-E-B mid-cities, nearly became a ghost town in 1909 when its population plummeted to 50 people? Just 20 years earlier, it was a booming frontier town with 1,000-plus residents, growing alongside near neighbors Hurst and Euless. But a wartime boom helped Bedford rebound, and has since become a thriving city of 50,000 residents with some of the best-looking affordable homes in the area. Case in point, for this week’s Suburb Sunday, we found these three great homes ranging from $275,000 to $360,000.

Sunroom Retreat Perfect for Year-round Bliss

Address: 3101 Andrew Court, Bedford

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 2,887 square feet
  • $359,900

If you’ve been looking for a great single story in the mid-cities, you’ll want to drop by this home from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 for an Open House. Beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown molding, and custom fixtures are just some of the details that make this 1995-built home feel very well cared for. The open floor plan features an updated kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry. The huge master suite has been remodeled with new lighting, tile, and granite. It has a separate shower and garden tub, and separate vanities. The large sunroom is vented for AC and heat and can be used year-round. This home is zoned for Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD.

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