Mossvine Front

When Ray Kira sent us this home, I didn’t have a few spare moments to really get a good look at why he had considered it “a great property worth sharing.” But last night, as I was catching up on the last few emails I missed while I was out of town last week, I saw just exactly what he meant.

Mossvine Family

Northwood Hills is a great location all by itself — a veritable enclave of fabulous family homes inside the Richardson Independent School District. Just off Coit and south of Belt Line, you’ve got great access to plenty of commuter thoroughfares and great schools.

Mossvine Dining

But 6921 Mossvine Drive doesn’t even need the location to sell itself. It’s just gorgeous and completely updated by the sellers, and in great fashion, too. It has three living areas, four bedrooms, three and a half baths, two fireplaces, and a gorgeous courtyard that is great for entertaining once the temperatures cool down a bit. It’s listed for $549,900 — a great price considering the work that’s been put in to all 3,374 square feet.

Mossvine Kitchen

When I say that this house has been updated, I mean that every inch features new finishes and hardware. The kitchen steals the show in this respect, with dark wood cabinets, a spacious island, granite counters, undermount lighting, and stainless appliances.

Mossvine Master Mossvine Master Bath

You’ll love the master suite, of course, with its generous size at 19×15, and it’s amazing bathroom. Yes, there is another clawfoot tub, and this one inside a 1960s traditional looks a lot less out of place. The shower is also an upsell with body jets, along with a waterfall fixture and really cool stone mosaic flooring.

Mossvine Courtyard Mossvine Backyard

And of course, the courtyard, which leads to a lovely little lawn, is such a great feature. Why did we ever do away with the courtyard, folks? It’s such a wonderful oasis! Add a shade sail or an umbrella and it’s positively refreshing. You can access the courtyard from both the living area and the master suite, which is so genius!

Don’t you just love it?

6879 Mossvine Cir extWe over here at CandysDirt.com are still reeling from the gorgeousness of the photos of Tom and Cinda Hicks’ stunning $135 million (did I get in all the zeros?) estate on Walnut Hill Lane at Hollow Way. Crespi Estate extFanning ourselves: that house is enough to bring on menopause! We have been busy, too, with interviews and links and calls now know that Dallas holds the distinction of hosting the most expensive listing in the United States. But some of us need to buy homes for slightly less than $135 million, unfortunately. Or maybe, fortunately. And if you were thinking of Northwood Hills, just get out your checkbook right now because with 6879 Mossvine you basically have a micro version of everything in that Crespi estate at a fraction of the cost, with Richardson schools to boot!!

Here’s another secret about 6879 Mossvine Circle: ’tis owned by a professional Realtor, someone who really loves homes, which truly shows because, ladies and gents, this house is packed, just packed with goodies! I gave you a hint in our catchy title: basketball court, actually a half-basketball court, pool, large rambling yard, steam shower in master bath, a two-sided aquarium in the bar visible from the bar and the family room, media room (yes, a media room) hand-scraped hardwoods and tons of natural light. The master bath itself is more of a retreat, with the Jacuzzi tub, steam shower,  double vanities and closets so large you could get a massage table in there.6879 Mossvine cir LR 6879 Mossvine Media 6879 Mossvine kit 6879 Mossvine aquarium 6879 Mossvine master 6879 Mossvine master bath

If cook you must, you will love the kitchen: double ovens, gas cook top and updated everything. There is a Media room large enough for a family of six plus a few friends. Afterwards, the kids can go outside and sit around the fire pit, roast marshmellows, or whip up burgers in the outdoor kitchen — that too, not even kidding — the pool and spa and that half basketball court!

What do you think a house like this, this loaded, will set you back? Bet you’re thinking around a million, huh? Well folks, this is the Friday $500K just a little delayed. And really, I think I’ve outdone myself!6879 Mossvine pool ext

6879 Mossvine Cir extWe over here at CandysDirt.com are still reeling from the gorgeousness of the photos of Tom and Cinda Hicks’ stunning $135 million (did I get in all the zeros?) estate on Walnut Hill Lane at Hollow Way. Crespi Estate extFanning ourselves: that house is enough to bring on menopause! We have been busy, too, with interviews and links and calls now know that Dallas holds the distinction of hosting the most expensive listing in the United States. But some of us need to buy homes for slightly less than $135 million, unfortunately. Or maybe, fortunately. And if you were thinking of Northwood Hills, just get out your checkbook right now because with 6879 Mossvine you basically have a micro version of everything in that Crespi estate at a fraction of the cost, with Richardson schools to boot!!

Here’s another secret about 6879 Mossvine Circle: ’tis owned by a professional Realtor, someone who really loves homes, which truly shows because, ladies and gents, this house is packed, just packed with goodies! I gave you a hint in our catchy title: basketball court, actually a half-basketball court, pool, large rambling yard, steam shower in master bath, a two-sided aquarium in the bar visible from the bar and the family room, media room (yes, a media room) hand-scraped hardwoods and tons of natural light. The master bath itself is more of a retreat, with the Jacuzzi tub, steam shower,  double vanities and closets so large you could get a massage table in there.6879 Mossvine cir LR 6879 Mossvine Media 6879 Mossvine kit 6879 Mossvine aquarium 6879 Mossvine master 6879 Mossvine master bath

If cook you must, you will love the kitchen: double ovens, gas cook top and updated everything. There is a Media room large enough for a family of six plus a few friends. Afterwards, the kids can go outside and sit around the fire pit, roast marshmellows, or whip up burgers in the outdoor kitchen — that too, not even kidding — the pool and spa and that half basketball court!

What do you think a house like this, this loaded, will set you back? Bet you’re thinking around a million, huh? Well folks, this is the Friday $500K just a little delayed. And really, I think I’ve outdone myself!6879 Mossvine pool ext

Sometimes when you put a lot of wood in a home, it starts to feel dark and claustrophobic. Too much custom cabinetry, too much dark wood floors, and too much art, and it starts to feel like the walls are closing in.

That’s why 7118 Elmridge is so refreshing! There’s tons of beautiful wood finishes on this Northwood Hills home, but the high ceilings, which, paired with huge windows, brings in  enough light to make it feel cozy and yet spacious.

It doesn’t hurt that the home, marketed by Virginia Cook’s Mayo Redpath for $1.15 million, was built in 2001. It still looks completely new inside, with a gourmet kitchen with tons of built-ins and two dishwashers. The light fixtures are gorgeous, and so is the wood floor, which continues throughout the home.

The living areas are well-appointed, with fireplaces and custom cabinetry that will fit even the largest book collections. The furniture fits the home so well, that, if I were buying it, I’d definitely try to negotiate it!

There’s a big-screen projector in the bonus room upstairs, which is great for sports fans. You have tons of space to entertain, and with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, you have room to overnight some guests.

 

The master, well, it’s a work of art. The custom vanity has so much space for all of your perfume bottles. And the countertops and tile, well, they’re so beautiful! I love the window next to the jetted tub, too.

Outside, there’s not only a pool to cool off in during our insanely hot summers, but there’s a fire pit where your guests can gather round and stay cozy during the winter. This is truly an entertainer’s house with a great location and an even better price!

 

You know how much I love Northwood Hills with those great Richardson schools! My nephews and nieces lived up here for years and all four are wonderfully educated. My nephew James is even making movies now with Tom Hanks. So when I tell you this house at 7507 Spring Valley Road is not just beautiful but a bargain, I kid you not. It sits on a freshly landscaped lot and the home overfloweth with updates. You get a whopping 4588 square feet, five bedrooms, four and a half baths, three living areas, and two stories. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, newly stained cabinetry, a 6 burner gas cooktop, and those requisite granite countertops. Out the French doors the master bedroom overlooks a lush, .43 acre backyard with a pool, which is all about why I love me some Northwood Hills. But my favorite of all here is the newly strutted up master bath with jetted tub, shower, new countertops and gorgeous cabinetry.

Wait. Maybe my favorite is the newly reduced price: $499,999 reduced from $525,000.

 

 

 

 

Those who live there say Northwood Hills may just be Dallas’ best kept secret. Located just north of LBJ along Hillcrest Road, the neighborhood has a high-end aesthetic with a small town feel. Richardson schools are a huge plus. There are 1125 homes in Northwood,  average leafy lots of one-half an acre, and affordable home prices that average about $625,000. So much shopping, retail, entertainment and medical is nearby residents have a tough time choosing. The area is where many professionals, doctors and lawyers live and raise families.

Lookie here at 7319 Elmridge, a classical mid century modern listed with Ebby’s Barry Hoffer and Alan Levy for $585,000. Look at those gorgeous original terrazzo floors, will you? We had terrazzo floors when we lived on Melissa Lane and I LOVED them — easiest upkeep, and so cool in the summer.

In fact, I think I’ll start a “We Love Terrazzo Floors” club. For more information, contact Jacqui Blomquist with Coldwell Banker, the head honcho who put this Northwood Hills Home Tour — shindig together.

 

 

I may be a little carried away here, but I almost — screamed — when I saw this master bath at 13915 Carillon Drive listed by cute Jacqui Bloomquist with Coldwell Banker. You. Have. Got. To. See. It. I’ll just say it — orgasmic, OK?  Totally over the top loaded in the best way. This home is in a collection by a builder (Kettering Ideas) I am watching with interest — he is remodelling a home down the street from me, stay tuned for all the deets. Confessions of a house addict: I feel the building bug coming on again — it’s been eleven years! — and this time I want to take on a ranch. Downsize a bit, but make the interiors just knock your socks off when you walk in that front door. 

Basically, this builder goes in and remodels ranches, but guts the place to the studs, adding in high-quality insulation and a long list of green features, including spray foam insulation, high SEER HVAC, new plumbing and mechanical. I am really liking the progress on Northaven, too. 

Carillon is loaded with natural woods and stone, such as cedar framed windows and doors, cedar beams, and sleek white oak flooring throughout the main living areas. Mmmmmm. Focal point of the enormous family, dining and living rooms is the dual-sided stacked stone ‘FIRE AND ICE’ fireplace with crushed glass and gas flame. Spectacular kitchen features custom concrete counter tops, cabinets, stainless steel apron Farm sink (I WANT ONE!), top line appliances, and a walk in pantry.

Let me guess: these appliances came from Capital Distributing, yes?

Now for the Master Suite — I am just moving right in with my Duxiana, I hope the homeowners no longer live here. Large sitting area overlooks the courtyard with double French doors, and you can see that Torchlight fireplace from both Master and Sitting Area. Good. I am not a fan of fireplaces in the bedroom. I know they are romantic but in winter they can really get cold.

Then there’s the bath. Oh my God. Joan Crawford will rise from the grave. Seamless glass walk-in shower with dual sprays, soaker tub (I am SUCH a tub whore, and I think you can still see the fireplace from the tub), solid maple cabinets and everywhere, gorgeous travertine plus custom lighting.

There’s 4412 square feet total, 5 bedrooms, 4 and a half baths, a gameroom, media room, “Owner’s Foyer” (WTF???) a few other bedrooms and baths.

But I really don’t care. For $849,900 I’ll take that master bathroom. I’m in love. It’s gorgeous, but you can have the rest of the house.

OK, so Jacqui, girlfriend tell me: what is an “Owners Foyer”?

RichardsonClose to dining, shopping, and an easy commute, this week’s Rental of the Week may be in Dallas, but it’s zoned for Richardson ISD schools.

And did we mention it’s adorable? Because it is adorable. This two bedroom, two bath duplex is actually pretty roomy — so don’t let the word “duplex” throw you off the scent of a great rental.

With 1,600 square feet of space, it’s got two large living areas (and one has a wood-burning fireplace and access to the backyard), which is something you don’t typically find in say, an apartment.  (more…)