Near Royal Lane and Hillcrest Road is the wonderful North Dallas neighborhood of Brookshire Park. Beautiful houses on larger, heavily treed lots line the streets, with most of the original properties built late 1960s and early 1970s. 

This week’s Splurge vs. Steal takes us there to two Brookshire Park beauties just 0.4 miles apart. Both are over 5,000 feet and offer high-end amenities. Which is your favorite? 

 

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Just when we think we’ve seen it all, along comes our Inwood Home of the Week at 6930 Brookshire Drive. It’s a sleek contemporary modern with an exaggerated pitch roof, built in 1973. We’ve included some of the before photos so you can appreciate the original shagadelic décor.

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Buyers are craving more modern, livable homes, and our Inwood Home of the Week is a sleek, sexy Midway Hollow modern at 3815 Valley Ridge Road just listed by Clay Stapp.

Holz & Stein recently completed this beauty. I was not familiar with the company, so I did a bit of research on them. Suddenly it made perfect sense that I was enamored of this house. The CandysDirt.com team recently returned from Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg where I was taken with the style of the homes — deeply rooted in original German architecture.

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James Bohan-Pitt and Clay Stapp launched HipPocket, an app that connected Realtors to off-MLS listings, in 2015. The company will close at the end of this month.

We got tipped off by a reader that HipPocket, the tech start-up brought to the market by pioneering broker Clay Stapp and his business partner, James Bohan-Pitt, will soon close. In a message to users and clients of the site, Stapp and Bohan-Pitt said that the company, which was launched give agents and brokers a different platform to market and ask for properties in high-demand markets.

“Unfortunately we will be closing HipPocket officially on August 31st 2017,” Stapp and Bohan-Pitt said in the message to users. “Even though the evolution of HipPocket into an intelligent collaboration platform was sound, we have been unable to secure new financing to build HipPocket 2.0 and our brokerage subscriptions have not reached a level that we can maintain the business long term.”

The platform, which was available in the Apple iTunes store, came on the market with a bang in May of 2015. Users that have any questions or concerns about the closure of the company have been asked to contact support@hippocket.com.

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Here’s something you don’t see every day.  A Goldilocks trio of quite different units in the same stack at the Stoneleigh.  You’ll recall, the Stoneleigh began life as a DIY building of unfinished shells. Some buyers gravitated to the complete freedom of designing their own interior without the added strife of actually designing a full home from the foundation to the roof.  Turns out that a lot of folks just aren’t interested in doing that, so the Stoneleigh announced last year that they would be finishing out some of the remaining shells to give move-in buyers something to buy.

Now, if you’re not skint of a $3.6 million budget to buy Rick Carlisle’s unit, move along, nothing for you to see here. If you’re a couple of mil short, read on …

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Glenridge Estates

The luxe Glenridge Estates home at 4002 Park Ln. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $297,615 to $765K. A swoon-worthy Glenridge Estates traditional, pictured above, tops our roundup. You’ll also find a four-bedroom Kiest Forest home on a creek lot in Oak Cliff, a Prestonwood West garden home with soaring ceilings, and more!

 

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DFW open houses

The modern Prairie-style home at 5424 Richmond Ave. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, we scour the listings in North Texas and find the most amazing properties to feature in our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we share five fabulous DFW open houses you definitely don’t want to miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $450K to $999K. You’ll find a 2015 Vickery Place Prairie-style beauty (pictured above), a golf course luxury house in Richardson, and more. Are you ready to tour some properties? Let’s go!

 

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dfw open houses

The contemporary stunner at 6959 Dalhart Ln. in Bob-O-Link Downs is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, we pound the pavement to find you the best and most marvelous DFW open houses that weekend. It’s Thursday, so it’s time to show off what we’ve found.

Today in the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column, we’ve got five homes that range from $230K to $1.049 million, including a a Santa Monica/Hollywood Heights Tudor with quintessential charms, a modern marvel in Uptown, and the contemporary Bob-O-Links Downs stunner, located just west of White Rock Lake (pictured above). Let us know what you think of our choices and if you know of any open houses we should feature next week.

 

 

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