Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week began as a sketch on a napkin. Mark Siepiela, an extraordinarily talented custom home builder and owner of Design + Development, is responsible for turning that sketch into this Bluffview modern luxury home at 4346 Bluffview Boulevard.

Siepiela and the owner were on the same page from that inspirational napkin design.

“I had a great client to work with that had a good imagination and was receptive to my input,” Siepiela said. “We both have the same tastes, and to be able to build something that is my taste is always a joy.” (more…)



If bold, dramatic, and striking are the words that inspire your house hunting, we’ve found your next home.

This Bluffview transitional blends style, drama, elegance, and ease of living into one beautiful package. Just south of Northwest Highway there is a wonderful gated community with a five-acre park called Bretton Woods. Within that lush, secure neighborhood you’ll find 5 Bretton Creek Court, just listed by Melanie Newton with The VIP Group of Keller Williams DFW for $1.57 million. (more…)

4605 Watauga Road

We have a real estate trifecta for you today. It has a historic pedigree, excellent location, and flawless updates. This Dilbeck, midcentury modern home has been updated by Bodron + Fruit, one of the best architecture and design firms in the country. It’s located at 4605 Watauga in Bluffview on over an acre of land, and as listing agent Julie Boren, with Dave Perry-Miller, told us, “It’s only three minutes from Love Field— and that’s if  you hit every red light!”


dallas open houses

The architectural beauty 1324 W. Canterbury Ct. in Kessler Park is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we scour the market to find five fabulous properties with open houses that weekend. These are events you should not miss, and we love bringing you the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, our houses range in price from $419K to $977K. You’ll find a range of properties, from the stately Kessler Park traditional pictured above, to a newer Tudor in the Belmont neighborhood. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!



4915 StanfordThis home will be open on Thursday, August 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. for your viewing pleasure!

Oh yes, this one is a keeper.

I mean, just look around us at everything that is being built. Modern homes are increasingly preferred by today’s buyers, and smart builders have definitely taken note.

It’s really no surprise we’re all embracing the principles of midcentury style and sensibility that some of us were raised with. (I’m sitting at my Haywood-Wakefield desk as I type this.) The design influence today is all about simplicity, clean lines, no clutter, open floor plans, and a respectful melding with the environment.

This new, gorgeous modern home, at 4915 Stanford, is a flawless example of what happens when great design minds meet. I call it, “Mid-Century Modern Light.”


4500 Bluffview Blvd IHOTW

The saying around Dallas is that when you move to Bluffview, you move to your forever home. Don Henley, founding member of the Eagles, and Kay Bailey Hutchinson, former senator of Texas, have certainly found forever homes in the neighborhood, so you’ll be in great company if you’re lucky enough to nab 4500 Bluffview Boulevard. Listed by Susan Baldwin and Ginger Nobles with The Nobles Baldwin Group at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International for $2.649 million, it went into MLS Tuesday, so we suggest you move fast. (more…)


The moment you see a Texas modern home  you know  it’s something extraordinary.  This masterpiece was designed by Stocker, Hoesterey and Montenegro Architects and pays tribute to the regional style developed by David R. Williams and O’Neil Ford. The cool contemporary is located at 5011 Shadywood Lane in the heart of Bluffview. The emphasis on environment and the incorporation of natural materials are integral aspects of the Texas modern movement, and this house is a shining example of both. (more…)


A custom modern masterpiece designed by the award-winning firm of Bodron+Fruit just hit the market, and it’s a gem. Tucked away on heavily-treed grounds, 4603 Bluffview Boulevard is a sleek limestone and glass home designed with privacy and efficiency that maintains a deep connection to its natural setting.