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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IrvingWhen Britta Stanton bought the home she and her four children would move into after her divorce a few years ago, she didn’t think she’d ever move again — she loves her home in Irving that much.

“I thought I would never move, I decorated it like I would never move, and now I’m moving,” she said, with a chuckle.

But with good reason — Stanton got married yesterday, and while her fiance loved the home too, she suggested that they at least go look at something they could buy together for their newly blended family.

“When my fiance and I were talking about this house, I said, ‘Let’s just go look at other houses just to make sure we both choose together,’ because I picked this house out myself,” she said. “And he was like, ‘No, I love your house.’”

So that seemed somewhat settled, because Stanton loved her house, too. But then she discovered that a brand new development was going in right behind her children’s school (they go to Uplift North Hills), which is a kindergarten through 12th-grade charter school — which means that a home closer to it makes for a friendlier commute for all four children right up until college. (more…)

Park Cities Tickets for the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society keynote luncheon are selling out quickly – which reminds me, I have a speech to write!

It is a great honor to have been asked by this fantastic group to be the keynote luncheon speaker on April 10, 2019 … one week from Wednesday!

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Sub-zero

From left to right, Alan Hoffmann of Hoffmann Homes, Chris Dauwe of Rosewood Custom Builders, Candy Evans, Todd Handwerk of Calais Custom Homes, and Matt Mitchell with James Andrews Custom Homes discuss disruption and innovation in homebuilding (photo courtesy Elissa Genova).

On the heels of a very popular panel discussion on disruption in the real estate world hosted by the Dallas Builders Association last month, CandysDirt found a way to continue that conversation thanks to our hosts at Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom in Dallas.

Panelists included Matt Mitchell with James Andrews Custom Homes, Chris Dauwe of Rosewood Custom Builders, Todd Handwerk of Calais Custom Homes, and Alan Hoffmann of Hoffmann Homes, all who brought their unique perspective to what has changed in homebuilding, how they’ve innovated, and what is coming down the pike.

Who told us about the home with the submarine in the garage and no kitchen? Who told us about the over the top outdoor kitchen they installed? Who said that building codes (which update every three years) are the ultimate disruptor in homebuilding because builders are forced to build stronger, more energy-efficient buildings constantly?

Did you miss the event and now you’re dying to know? We have the whole discussion on video! (more…)

KentuckyYou can get lost in this 4,932-square-foot home and its rich Blue Grass history in Millersburg, Kentucky.

Located on a quarter-acre lot at 1001 Main Street, the two-story gem is filled with 19th century wow factors and current upgrades. A gorgeous wooden staircase winding from the front room is the centerpiece of the single-family home.

In addition to two more staircases, features range from a living room, parlor, formal dining area, and stainless-steel kitchen to four large bedrooms, two full baths, and stunning hardwood flooring. (more…)

TietzeBack in 2011, Dallas band The O’s beckoned listeners to “come away” with them in a Sunday-perfect ditty called “We’ll Go Walkin’,” which started with the line, “We’ll go walkin’ to Tietze Park …” We bring this up, because for one, everyone needs a perfect earworm for a Sunday morning, and because we’ve found a rental home that allows you to do that, and it’ll take basically the first stanza to get you there.

It’s a charming one-bedroom duplex that could be two bedrooms, right across the street from the popular park, and a quick jaunt to Lakewood shopping and dining, or White Rock Lake. (more…)