When looking at townhomes, one of the big pluses over a condo unit is outdoor space. However, those staircases in two- and three-story townhomes often mean sacrificing storage space. However, that’s not so with our Inwood Home of the Week, a Turtle Creek brownstone with tons of thoughtful built-ins and plenty of spots to stash your stuff.

Plus, the location can’t be beat, says Compass listing agent Mohammed Jaber of 3701 Routh St. Unit A.

“Location, location, location!” he gushed. “This unit has proximity to the Katy Trail, Turtle Creek, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.”

Of course, for a lot of people, moving into a townhome often means a smaller footprint. Where do you store all of your things once you’ve downsized? In this listing’s case, wherever you want. That’s the exceptional value you can find in our Inwood Home of the Week presented by Inwood National Bank.

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Isn't this a great shot?

4710 Dexter Avenue – brownstone townhome Cowtown style (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Isn’t it interesting that newer homes that look and feel like older, classically designed homes sell faster and for more money than homes that have no real architectural value or distinction?

Did you know that a brownstone townhome, when used in the urban residential vernacular, doesn’t technically mean the home is made of brown stone?  A wise person once told me to “learn something new every single day.”  A brownstone townhome can be made of brick or stucco of any color and still have the architectural resemblance of the townhomes built in New York City in the 1800s.

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The Brickyard

We recently wrote about how one Dallas inner-ring suburb is seeing big changes, Farmers Branch Renaissance Turning Once Sleepy Suburb Into Vibrant City.

The city has another reason to celebrate: Billingsley Company is bringing New York City architectural charm to to Farmer’s Branch, with The Brickyard. This is their new apartment community in Mercer Crossing, at the crossroads of Interstate 35E, Interstate 635, and President George Bush Turnpike.

They have everything you think of when you imagine NYC: romantic industrial architecture, brick detail, metal-framed windows, metal awnings, large arched windows, and walk-up style housing. Everything, that is, except the price.

In Manhattan, the cost of living is more than double the national average: The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the Lower East Side is $3,558, according to the First Quarter 2016 Citi Habitats market report. This is roughly equal to the entire monthly income of the typical U.S. worker.

Current pricing for The Brickyard ranges from $995 to $1910 per month.

Sumner Billingsley, a managing partner on The Brickyard project, took her experience living in the West Village in New York and translated this project.

“As a former resident of New York, I wanted to bring the rich neighborhood feel of the West Village and the Bowery to Dallas but at a price that was right for us,” Billingsley said. “I have been told that ‘quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.’ So our sole focus is to deliver a fantastic product, and I’m damned if I am not going to deliver it at a great price.”

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