Delight in This Weekend's Gorgeous Park Cities Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Highland Park and University Park feature some of the most stately real estate in Texas. The Park Cities rarely fail to impress. 

For this week’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post, we’re headed to the Park Cities to look at three stunning properties you’ve got to tour this weekend. Our houses range in price from $1.335 million to $5.199 million and they are just fabulous, people. Let’s take a sneak peek. 

 

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Bent Tree Beauty Leads the Way with our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Got weekend plans? If you’re as seriously real estate obsessed as we are, scouring the open house listings is part of your weekend planning. 

Well, we’ve done the work for you with 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 $335K to $1.395 million. We’re ready — are you? 

 

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Michael Reynolds Joins Briggs Freeman to Focus on Clients, Luxury Market | CandysDirt.com

After three years building his own brokerage, Realtor Michael Reynolds joined Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty last week. Keeping the focus on clients and honing in on the DFW luxury market are his biggest reasons.

“I founded UResidential in 2014 and my vision was to establish a new North Texas real estate brokerage and grow it into other markets,” Reynolds said. “But I ended up doing more management than I had anticipated and my true passion is providing focus and service to my loyal clients.”

After a lot of reflection and talking to other people, Reynolds made the decision to join Briggs Freeman in their Uptown office. The Sotheby’s brand is a big draw for Reynolds, who also noted the excellent team in place there. 

“To me, the Sotheby’s brand is like no other — they’re the best luxury, the best branding, and the best marketing,” he said. “They’re the only brokerage I would want to be working with if I’m not working for myself.” 

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Squee! I feel like this custom craftsman-style home at 5848 Prospect Avenue could easily serve as the set for some adorable prime-time TV family. How cute is this house? Cute and smart, apparently! Built in 2011 by JLD Custom Homes, this beauty is Energy Star Certified, with an interior as precious as its drive-up. The location is hard to get over, too. It’s walking-distance to Lower Greenville and just two short miles to White Rock Lake. If you work downtown, that adds up to a pretty painless commute.

Listed by Jan Baldwin with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $679,900, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath stunner features a modern floor plan wrapped up in the ultra-charming exterior of a bygone era. And every inch of its 2,372 square feet feels warm and inviting.

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Agent Migration: (Clockwise from top right) Adam Murphy, Catherine Blevens, and Carrie Hill

As the year comes to a close, more and more agents are poising themselves for the months ahead, forging new partnerships or finding brokerages that are a better fit for their personal brand. In this latest Agent Migration, we see Adam Murphy and Carrie Hill make the move to Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and top-performer Catherine Blevens find herself at home with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s. 
 
Moving brokerages is no small task, and for some, it’s strategic. For others, it’s a reaction to changing tides:

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Though I absolutely love the idea of loft living, the biggest turnoff, is the lack of easily accessible green space. But what if you could live in a historic commercial conversion that lived more like a single-family home? That’s what Jenni Stolarski‘s latest Kings Highway listing is, to a tee.

And the isn’t the first time Stolarski has listed this particular property, either. When homeowner Jennifer Waddell was ready to sell this two-bedroom, two-bathroom converted corner market at 805 N. Montclair in the historic Kings Highway Conservation District, her first and only call was to Stolarski. 

Vintage cast iron dragon lights flank the front door of 805 N. Montclair.

Truth be told, I’ve always been intrigued by this property. Back when I was an editor and reporter for Oak Cliff People, I would frequently drive by on my way to PTA functions at nearby Rosemont Elementary and play something of a guessing game with myself regarding this house. “I wonder who would live there? What does it look like inside? What did it used to be?”

Now, with all the answers, I can share with you that anyone who appreciates the rich texture of history could live here, that it is an absolute textural feast for the eyes inside, and that it used to be Moore’s Market for 30 years, after which it was used as a potato chip factory. 

Though many of the commercial aspects of the property have since been lost (sadly, including the potato chips), it still has a working phone booth, tall ceilings, and a few of the original window frames within the interior spaces. Let’s have a look:

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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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Homebuyers love midcentury modern residential design and I’ve found a fabulous example in the established Dallas neighborhood of Midway Hills. 

The 1953 house at 10239 Better Dr. was taken to the studs in 2009, redesigned by renowned architect Doug Hildinger. Sitting on 0.37 acres, this property offers big buyer wants, from atomic-era curb appeal and excellent indoor-outdoor flow, to an entertainer’s dream of a backyard, complete with a swimming pool, multiple seating areas, mature trees, and green space. 

This midcentury modern has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,614 square feet on one story. 

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