Amazing houses in Dallas – particularly in Old Preston Hollow – are common, even expected. Amazing houses in Preston Hollow that are available for immediate occupancy as a renter are almost unheard of. A classic Georgian estate featuring six bedrooms and seven and one-half bathrooms is available now and “perfect in every way,” according to Susan Matusewicz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International.

Amazing houses in Dallas – particularly in Old Preston Hollow – are common, even expected. Amazing houses in Preston Hollow that are available for immediate occupancy as a renter are almost unheard of.

A classic Georgian estate featuring six bedrooms and seven and one-half bathrooms is available now and “perfect in every way,” according to Susan Matusewicz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International.

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Custom Contemporary

If you’ve driven down Abbot Avenue, you’ve passed by this cool custom contemporary. You may not have noticed it, however, because it’s nestled discreetly behind a sleek white stucco wall in a gorgeous leafy setting.

Although the location is extremely private, you can pop out the backdoor to the Katy Trail, saunter over to Javier’s to have dinner, or walk down to Glencoe Park for a game of tennis. This cool custom contemporary offers what we all want — that perfect combination of location and privacy.

Custom Contemporary

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Master Down is highly valuable in Texas

3910 and 3908 Bryce Avenue are urban townhomes with the master on the main level (photos: Norman & Young)

Ask any builder and they will tell you that the most difficult product to design is the urban townhome with the master bedroom on the first floor.  It’s a tough nut to crack.

Most homesites in the Arlington Heights area of Fort Worth — walking distance to shops, museums, restaurants and the nearly completed Dickie’s Arena — measure 50 feet in width.  With a five-foot side setback from the property line you have about 40 feet of home.

3910 Bryce Avenue is under contract - but 3908 Bryce is available

Urban and contemporary – lots of natural light from large windows fill  the living/kitchen area of 3910 Bryce Avenue

If you want a townhome/duplex on the property then you are dealing with approximately 20 feet of width in which to find a space for — garage, master bedroom, kitchen, living.  It’s quite a challenge. (more…)

A recent Realtor.com report found that the 75205 zip code (which is Park Cities, including parts of University Park and Highland Park) is the most expensive zip code in the entire state of Texas. With a median list price of $1,623,790, some of the most expensive homes on the market right now are in this zip code. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get into this zip code for under a million. It’s true! These three picks for CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week prove there’s still room in the market for the million and under homeowner.

Townhouse Living That Feels Like Town & Country

Open house: Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a warm and rich-feeling two bedroom, two-and-half bath townhome at 3418 McFarlin Blvd., Apt C. (P.S., Apt D is also on the market) is located just a block from SMU and walking distance from Snider Plaza. It’s listed for $539,900 by Kelli Macatee with Allie Beth Allman and Associates. This 2003-built condo has spacious rooms, hardwood floors, great storage space, and a private fenced patio large enough for pets. Plus, a two-car attached garage with additional storage, which makes this an attractive property for downsizers.

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North Fort WorthThis week’s collection of open houses began when a reader submitted an open house in a corner of North Texas we haven’t gotten to really look at closely — the communities and small towns around north Fort Worth and Alliance Airport.

Some these homes have north Fort Worth mailing addresses, but are physically in other cities — like Roanoke. But the common thread among all of them is incredible deals with lots of house for your dollar.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Which one will you choose? (more…)