A glass house in the woods sounds like the kind of place where dreams come true.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Dallas home at 2636 Gladiolus Lane could be the place where a novel is finished. It could be the site of a reception for a young, up-and-coming artist. It could definitely be a scary movie set – or a romantic comedy, if that’s more your taste. It already has been the site where a patented six-suit deck of cards was created and a real estate business was launched. (more…)


Driving into the Brettonwoods neighborhood of Oak Cliff, it’s hard to believe you’re just ten miles southwest of downtown Dallas.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred sits on a third of an acre at 2515 Gladiolus Ln., near West Ledbetter Drive and South Hampton Road. It’s heavily treed with a quaint picket fence in front, cozy outdoor living space, and small, gently rolling hills nearby. It’s a few blocks from the 263-acre Kiest Park, offering a mix of nature and sports facilities, including tennis and swimming, as well as a rec center and trails.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,475 square feet on one story, built in 1957. There’s an open house this Sunday, May 21, from 1-4 p.m. Let’s get a sneak peek! 


dfw open houses

The contemporary stunner at 6959 Dalhart Ln. in Bob-O-Link Downs is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, we pound the pavement to find you the best and most marvelous DFW open houses that weekend. It’s Thursday, so it’s time to show off what we’ve found.

Today in the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column, we’ve got five homes that range from $230K to $1.049 million, including a a Santa Monica/Hollywood Heights Tudor with quintessential charms, a modern marvel in Uptown, and the contemporary Bob-O-Links Downs stunner, located just west of White Rock Lake (pictured above). Let us know what you think of our choices and if you know of any open houses we should feature next week.




2636 Gladiolus extOh Lordy we love our readers who tip us off to great listings like this one, which is fresh on the MLS. Dallas is chock-full of beautiful mid century modern masterpieces, and this pup at 2636 Gladiolus is a real charmer. Brettonwoods is right near Kiestwood, a charming neighborhood of more than 400 homes built between 1950 and 1965. Brettonwoods, like Kiestwood, boasts Kiest Park, a 248-acre public park, super proximity to the Bishop Arts District and zippy access to downtown Dallas.

First of all, the lot: huge. 1.02 acres. No, that is not a typo. And it’s treed and has some topography, too. The 1950’s-built home is a little over 2,000 square feet, with two bedroom, two full baths. No powder room, boo. (Just pee outside? Guys love it!)

But take a look at the windows and the three-sides wrap around it and “get cozy” fireplace! There are 39 feet of glass overlooking that backyard, and they are thermal, thank you Jesus.1 (more…)