Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a modern luxury mansion in University Park, designed by award-winning commercial architect Edwin Brantley Smith. Created for his family, 3412 Wentwood Drive was one of the first cutting-edge, modern homes in the Park Cities. (more…)

Do you look at Walnut Place’s paltry 25 acres and $48.9 million price tag in the same way I look at a tent and sleeping bag?  Do you find having a home in the same county as your garage off-putting? Was the Waggoner Ranch a little too close to Oklahoma?  Well, listen up.

The $250 million Sandow Lakes Ranch is located about an hour from Austin and pretty much dead-east of Georgetown. I say “about” and “pretty much” because at 33,777 acres, it’s hard to be precise.  No, that’s not a typo.  The ranch is 52.78 square miles. Slap a mortgage on that and your monthly nut might hit $1.8 million.

Find out more about his epic listing from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s own Australian-turned-Texan, Bernie Uechtritz, on SecondShelters.com.

 

If you have not been living under a rock, you’ll know Daria Drive is home to former President George W. Bush. He’ll be your neighbor if you buy this fabulous French country estate at 10111 Daria Drive. It’s also the safest street in Dallas. The Secret Service may be there to protect the former president, but you can bet they look out for the neighbors. We have it on good authority that Mr. Bush kept an eye on the progress when this 7,031-square-foot custom home was being built. And no, we can’t reveal who told us. Oh, and Andy Beal is still just across the back fence.

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Los Arboles

If you love the privacy and security afforded by a gated community you’d be hard pressed to find anything that comes close to this Rogers-Ford masterpiece at 3 Robledo Drive in the Los Arboles neighborhood. (more…)

 

Character — it’s what is missing in so many homes today. Sure, we love Agreeable Gray walls with white trim. You cannot go wrong with those choices, but if you want to create a bit of character, color helps.  When we spotted this Preston Hollow family compound at 5134 Kelsey Road with some bold color statements, we were smitten. After all, when you’re trying to sell a house, you want potential buyers to remember it, and they will remember this one. It’s not only filled with character and color, but it’s  also tasteful, stylish, completely updated, and move-in ready. Even at $2.65 million, we see this one moving fast. (more…)

Kessler Park Tudor

If you’re in the market for a Kessler Park Tudor with a backyard that has no less than five areas for entertaining, stop reading and call Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listing agent Jenni Stolarski immediately. This is one hot property, and mark my words — it will be pending by next week.

It’s always a challenge to bring you move-in ready properties, especially under a million dollars. And when we find them, they go fast.

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Crest Haven Place contemporary

The Crest Haven Place contemporary stunner at 8418 Lakemont  Dr. is one of our three featured open houses this week.

Just west of Bluffview, one of the gorgeous neighborhoods of Dallas, is Crest Haven Place. It shares the appealing general location of Bluffview, and is a neighborhood in transition. Many incredible luxury builds are going up there, like the Crest Haven Place contemporary that tops our CandysDirt.com Dallas Open Houses of the Week column. 

This week, our houses range in price from $414,900 to $1,137,500. In addition to the Crest Haven Place contemporary, there’s a swanky One Arts Plaza condo and a Junius Heights Craftsman. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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I swear, every time I walk into a unit at the Stoneleigh Residences, I think I have seen the most beautiful condo in Dallas. It just gets better every time.

But this time, I actually may have seen the best home here ever, and it belongs to a very tall sports legend.

Dallas Mavericks head basketball coach Rick Carlisle and his wife, Donna Carlisle, are selling a scrumptious home on the 15th floor. With three bedrooms, three full en suite and one half bath, formals and huge den you get a whopping 3948 square feet of sky-high living which is, frankly, perfect: not so high the vertigo sets in, but high enough to get a stunning 360 degree view of Dallas from the Gold Towers on Central all the way to Downtown and the bridges southward.

And it has been decked out in transitional sophisticate, so light, airy and perfect it reminds me of a free throw. Seriously, this is move-in while they are moving-out ready: the concierge will bring your toothbrush.

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