Our Steal: Miranda Gonzales with Keller Williams Urban Dallas has listed 13436 Forestway Drive for $455,000.

Once a rural community on Dallas’ edge, this area has turned into a hot-and-happening hood, with plenty of restaurants and retail — and acclaimed Richardson ISD schools, to boot. Yes, this week we are taking you to Northwood Hills/Valley View, where suburban tree-lined streets and large lots make the houses here feel like home. The two we’ve locked eyes with are made for summer. Plus, they’re priced to sell, too. Each comes with generous interiors and oasis-style pools but with price points that are miles apart.

Which would you choose the Midcentury Modern splurge or the Renovated Contemporary steal? Take your pick and let us know in the comments.

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LRK’s McKenzie: 22-story, 183-units ranging from 998 to 2,699 square feet

Don’t know about you, but I am doing a big huge about face when it comes to renting. 

First of all, tax changes. Second of all, tax changes: we pay more in property taxes, and cannot deduct them or most of the mortgage interest, so why, at a certain point in your lives when you have built all the equity you can, are you KILLING yourself keeping up a house?

One honest answer is that, even with 3,500 apartments under construction in Dallas, I had never seen a Dallas apartment where I might want to live.

Until I saw The McKenzie.

The granite in most “luxury” apartments is so thin a good sneeze might crack it. There is never enough storage. The bathrooms are cramped, the closets have minimal shelving, and the “common” areas never look like you could really hunker down with a book and a decent glass of wine.

Until I saw The McKenzie.

The amenities in this building are overwhelming and, dare I say, almost better than home. My home anyhow. I don’t have 24/7 valet and concierge service, I’d love it.

The McKenzie is the baby of StreetLight Residential’s Doug Chesnut, founding partner. He was an early believer in bringing true luxury leasing to Dallas, and the McKenzie, named after his wife’s family, is his crowning glory:

“These residents are not concerned about rent but about the quality of the units and the services. Our average renter is coming out of a large home, in their late 50s and 60s, and many have second homes or ranches where they spend a lot of time. They want the amenities, but on a lock and leave basis.”

And rent is not so much of an issue starting at $3,500 a month. For many people, that is their property tax payment. Residents still get access to a pool deck with views of downtown, a full fitness center, multiple private lounges, a library, entertaining kitchen, a private resident entertaining area/bar, and several outdoor seating areas. There is even a boardroom and private walled garden. John Hawkins of Hawkins Welwood Homes finished out the stunning amenity areas, and John built half of the resident’s homes in Preston Hollow. So everyone tells me they feel right at home.

But seeing is believing. We want to show you the interiors, the Board room, the Salon, the Founders Room, the entertainment kitchen, the pool deck and outdoor garden and all…

Every week, we bring you some of our favorite properties having open houses that weekend. We pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This is our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column and our houses range in price from $325,000 to $1.225 million today. Which ones will you visit? 

 

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The home of Kathryn and Hal Cook at 7000 Baltimore is on this year’s Park Cities Learning Differences Association Pool and Garden Tour on April 26. 

Ever wanted to get a closer look at the landscapes of the Park Cities?  Here’s your chance to see two amazing University Park gardens to benefit the Park Cities Learning Differences Association. Their hosting their 41st annual pool and garden tour on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This year’s tour will include stops at the homes of Kathryn and Hal Cook (7000 Baltimore) and Susie and Mark Barnett (6767 Turtle Creek Blvd.) — both of which are absolutely stunning!

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Check Out these Don't-miss Dallas Open Houses this Weekend | CandysDirt.com

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $439K to $1.6 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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Don Draper Would Totally Dig This Hill Haven Heights Midcentury's Open House | CandysDirt.com

Were he a Dallasite with an affinity for attractive real estate, Don Draper’s would totally be heading for the Hill Haven Heights midcentury with two open houses this weekend. This gorgeous property headlines our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. 

This week, our houses range in price from $379,900 to $1.295 million. What’s on your calendar? 

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Find Bluffview Transitional Style In Our Dallas Open Houses Roundup | CandysDirt.com

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties every week. Our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week features three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $475K to $999,998. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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Westside Circle

The new construction modern farmhouse at 3808 Emil Ct. is one of our three featured Dallas open houses this week.

The rustic look is all the rage, as is contemporary chic. Combine them, and you’ve got a new construction modern farmhouse like the one that tops our Dallas open houses roundup. So sleek! 

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $395K to $1.349 million.  

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