Find an Incredible Urban Oasis with this 2-acre Bluffview Estate | CandysDirt.com

Sitting on 2.32 acres with mature trees, manicured landscaping, and a creek, one Bluffview estate is truly exceptional and the only property like it on the market now. 

The privately gated, French-style house at 4222 Cochran Chapel Rd. was designed by Richard Drummond Davis and built in 1996 by Breckinridge Nixon Homes and Clay Snelling. With its heavily treed lot, it feels like an urban oasis, yet it’s minutes from Northwest Highway and just 8 miles from downtown Dallas. 

“There are only 26 houses on this cul-de-sac street, each with acreage, so it is truly exclusive with almost no traffic,” said listing agent Dan Rhodes with the Rhodes Group at Compass. “At the end of the street is a park as well as the Bachman Branch creek, which runs through the neighborhood from Bachman Lake.” 

Inside, you’ll find spacious formals, a downstairs master suite, walls of windows, an oversized game room, and multiple patios, including a rooftop terrace. All in all, this home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 8,227 square feet on two stories. 

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Ahh beautiful Bluffview, a neighborhood prized for its hilly topography and 50-foot cliffs overlooking Bachman Creek. Known for stunning estate homes, topping sizable lots in a sophisticated, pastoral setting, Bluffview has become a hotspot for architects to showcase their talents.

This week we found the perfect Bluffview Splurge vs. Steal that puts the spotlight on this treasured Dallas neighborhood. Here we take a look at two Bluffview beauties, each with contemporary flair, and built to entertain, but with price points that are miles apart. Let’s compare and see what makes each home worth it.

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Bluffview Estate on 3/4 of an Acre | CandysDirt.com

Just in time for July 4 next week, I’ve found a Bluffview estate with luxe, farmhouse style and a decidedly patriotic vibe with a color palette of white with accents of red and blue. 

Located at 5135 Stonegate Rd., it sits on almost three quarters of an acre in one of the most coveted neighborhoods of Dallas. This newly listed beauty won’t last long, says listing agent Courtney Jubinsky with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“This Bluffview estate offers crisp, clean colors, hardwoods, slate floors, exposed beams, two stone fireplaces, sliding barn doors, three-car garage, and a lot of other wonderful amenities,” Jubinsky said. “The farmhouse feel is what gives this home the character and charm that is uniquely Bluffview, and this house elevates the style to a high-end level.”

One thing that caught my eye right away? The expansive outdoor terraces and swimming pool, adjacent to the fire pit and a lot of grassy green space. Perfect for a family home, where you want to give your kids a lot of play options. It’s also got great entertainment possibilities with these outdoor spaces, coupled with the excellent flow of the interior floorplan. 

This home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, a study, and 4,829 square feet on two stories, built in 1940. Let’s take a look! 

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“I wanted to build a Spanish-classic-modern-style home that blended rustic wooden elements with sleek metal,” said  Juani Longhi. “From the moment I saw the property in Bluffview, I knew it was where I wanted to raise my family. This is truly my dream home.”

Longhi, who purchased the lot 15 years ago, spent six years planning and two years building this magnificent estate at 4512 Bluffview Boulevard. It was completed in 2013 and as is with life, opportunity knocks, you move across the country to dream new dreams, so Longhi’s  five-bedroom, five-bathroom dream home can now be your dream home.

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8511 Blue Bonnet Rd IHOTW

Bluffview is one of those neighborhoods you don’t expect to find in Dallas. Newcomers are shocked to discover creeks, mature trees, winding streets, and well … bluffs.

Years ago I had the task of recreating Vermont in Dallas for a photo shoot. We chose Bluffview, blew snow onto a cliff (EPA-approved fake snow, of course) and voila — it looked just like our models were hiking Moss Glen Falls Trail, near Stowe. If you’ve been hankering for a home with that East Coast feel, we’ve found your next nest. It’s 8511 Blue Bonnet Road, listed by  John Weber of the always dashing duo Hickman + Weber, who are back at home with Ebby Halliday Realtors. Stay tuned for more to come on that. (more…)

If you love a place that has tons of raw potential, this cozy cottage in Linwood Place is your next home.

There is a lot to love about this two-bedroom, one-bath home, but I won’t sugarcoat the schizophrenia-inducing tile in this house. If you’re up to a project, grab your trowel and grout sponge, because you’ll be doing a lot retiling inside 4724 W. Hanover, a new listing offered by the Phyllis Glover Team at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

From the front everything looks just as it should be, with slate tile on the porch that perfectly accents the paint and stone on the home’s exterior. And when you step into the living room you can definitely admire the honey-colored hardwoods and neutral paint.

It’s the black-and-white diner-inspired kitchen that starts the cascade of many-colored tiles. The kitchen, which flows from the dining area, is cute enough. Sure, the mis-matched appliances don’t do it any favors, but you can look past that. The glass-front cabinets are cute, as is the corner sink. All in all, it’s not a bad place to prepare a meal (or unload takeout, if that’s more your speed!).

Now, just off the main living area is a rather large den with a Saltillo tile floor and a kiva-style fireplace. While this room feels like a HUGE departure from the rest of the house, I’ll let it slide. I mean, it’s a den — and this den is more of a man cave than anything else.

The bedrooms are places where you’d consider sleeping and that’s pretty much it. Four walls and a door. It’s the bathroom that will get you grabbing for your sledgehammer. I count three different types of tiling in this bathroom — the ceramic counter, the ceramic tub surround, and the Saltillo floor. It’s just too much!

But when you think about this home’s location (PRIME!) and you consider the price (just $289,500!) the amount of tile work you’ll need to do seems almost miniscule. And hey, when you’re taking a break between groutings, you can enjoy the beautiful deck and pergola!