French chateau
I have had a love affair with this Preston Hollow French chateau at 5939 Deloache Avenue longer than I can remember. It began a couple of years after it was built in 1985. I was a photography stylist scouting locations for Neiman Marcus. The directive was to find the most beautiful French estate possible for a Christmas catalog shoot. We were advertising, of all things, bright red trash bags with the Neiman’s logo emblazoned on them — in which to ostensibly dispose of your Christmas wrapping paper. A uniformed butler was to hold the bag gingerly on the steps of the chateau. So off I went to scout.

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4313 purdue front

This darling doll house of a home — in University Park! —belongs to one of the most successful bloggers in Dallas, Cynthia Smoot of Oh So Cynthia! fame. It just came on the market and I know you will think this is a leftover April Fool’s joke but, really, 4,000 square feet for under $1.2 million it is!

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Kessler Park Estate
Privacy and space are hot commodities today. It’s hard to find one, much less both, but we have. Our Inwood House of the Week, at 1402 Yakimo Dr., is a Kessler Park Estate in Oak Cliff, set in almost an acre of woods. It’s hard to believe a property like this still exists only minutes from downtown Dallas.

Becky Frey and Jenni Stolarski with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s have this one-of-a-kind 5,363-square-foot secluded estate listed for $1.695 million.

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We’ve been telling you the Dallas real estate market is hotter than ever. Don’t believe anyone that says it’s slowing down. It’s not.

Our Saturday Eight Hundred is a fantastic Lakewood Heights Craftsman at 6334 Velasco Ave. that proves our point. Scott Carlson and Patrick Bukowitz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listed this three-story, 3,855-square-foot stunner on Friday. It went to contract Monday.

Of course, it is a spectacular home so we’d expect it to move pretty quickly, but this was a lightning-fast sale.

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Let’s get this out of the way first: this luxury lease is already spoken for. We figured, though, there’s always room for eye candy, and at $10,000 per month, 3141 Southwestern is the creme de la creme of lease properties.

We spoke to Realtor Susan Baldwin who shared that the lucky soon-to-be occupants are a local family who has always loved this gorgeous French Provincial. After selling their home, the clan chose this looker as their interim residence while planning their next move. We are green with envy!

And speaking of green (like what we did there?), check out that walk-up. Set back from the street on top of a lush slope, the house commands some serious attention – and admiration.

“It really does have such a stately presence,” Baldwin said. “It’s got that ‘You have arrived!’ look that executives are searching for.”

Stately, it is. And utterly lovely.

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Brilliant design, flawless taste, and show-stopping details just barely begin to characterize our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week at 14225 Hughes Lane. This stunning North Dallas transitional home has a sophisticated charm you won’t find anywhere else. That’s because the talent behind this remodel from a few years ago was Rick Janecek, the creative director and lead product designer at Global Views.

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Photos: Shoot2Sell

Have you ever longed for a storybook cottage, but with a clean modern interior? Well, we’ve found it!

This charming Highland Park Tudor at 4333 Edmondson — our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week — is a perfect example of how to move an adorable 1925 cottage into 2016 with style and grace.  (more…)

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Where can you find a modern retreat with privacy, space, and only minutes from downtown Dallas? Our Saturday Seven Hundred at 2100 Lakeland Dr. was designed by Mark Martinek of MOD Construction. Martinek is the go-to designer for anyone wanting an exceedingly cool modern home in east Dallas. (more…)