East Dallas RanchRemember when you were a kid and you’d go to visit your grandparents’ and it was always 15 degrees warmer inside, but it was so cozy and quaint and life was just better there? Like those people never had to go to school or work and you thought, “How do I get this gig?” Well, Squirt, you can’t get that gig until you retire, so keep working, nose to the grindstone and all that jazz.

In the meantime, if you want to live in a house like that – cozy and comfortable, with or without the furnace on blast – check out 10633 Cayuga Drive. See? Even the address is quaint. Three and five numbered addresses are the best. Four digits are so lame. JK JK, everything’s great and awesome and we all get a gold star.

It’s really the exterior of 10633 Cayuga Drive that gets you, and immediately kicks off the craving for hard candy from an etched glass dish.

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This week’s Suburb Sunday sends us to Southlake for three selections of simply gorgeous homes. (I just couldn’t resist the lovely alliteration.) One is transitional, another is modern, and the third is a geodome you have to see to believe. Which do you prefer? (Pick the dome!)

 

Modern Style in the Carillon Community

Address: 1816 Saint Philip Ave., Southlake

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 4,026 square feet
  • $1,150,000

Roxann Taylor of Engel & Voelkers Dallas Southlake has the listing for this modern custom home in the gated Carillon community that’s priced below appraisal. Beautiful stone and river rock line the pathway up to this zero lot stucco home. The kitchen with gorgeous floor to ceiling custom cabinets features a 14-foot waterfall island, farm sink, and stainless steel appliances including commercial grade range and vent, gas cooktop, oven, built-in microwave, and built-in refrigerator/freezer. Those same gorgeous cabinets are in the home office as well. Annual homeowners association fees of $2,300 cover front yard maintenance, common area maintenance, and full use of facilities including a community pool, catch-release pond, basketball, and walking trails. (more…)

It’s not often you see a single-story residential property with an MU-3 zoning classification (Multi-Use). But then again, 2292 Vantage is just west of the Anatole and a smidge further along I-35E in the Design-ish District. It’s at the end of a small street next to the un-glamourous tail of Turtle Creek and the Trinity Strand Bike Trail (nifty).

Like most semi-industrial property, there’s a lot of space, but unlike a lot of places in warehouse areas, not a gigantic amount. It’s a more practical 2,500 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms listed for $699,995 with Paige Whiteside from Coldwell Banker Residential (also the property’s owner). Sure, you can work here, setup an office or showroom, but as you’ll see, whyyyyyyyy?

Very private, very quiet, very park-like. I remember a time when I’d have pulled out my checkbook for a home like this. I remember touring old fire stations to renovate in Chicago (as all gay boys do) and I even had my eye on a three-quarter acre parcel in the Design District – 25 years before I moved here!

What makes this property great is the mix. It’s industrial, but it’s very residential with a pool, grassy backyard, and borders Turtle Creek. It’s for someone who wants to be near everything but with ghost town emptiness in the evenings and weekends.

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Grapevine is a fascinating suburb with real estate ranging from historic homes to brand new construction to luxury lake living. Here are three vastly different styled homes in Grapevine for this week’s Suburb Sunday: A soft contemporary, a mid-century ranch style, and a Victorian home.

A Perfect Combo of Style and Location

Address: 3001 Old Mill Run, Grapevine

  • Three bedrooms, three baths
  • 2,615 square feet
  • $439,900

This 1982-built soft contemporary home offers spacious living with an open flow for entertaining. Exception features include an expansive foyer, 20-foot fireplace, open staircase and catwalk, and loft study. The previous owners spent time and attention making the backyard a perfect private oasis with fireplace, solar screen, wiring for tv and sound, professional lighting, stonework, and landscaping.

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Midway HollowBecause of its size, Midway Hollow is still one of those neighborhoods that probably has something for just about anyone. Bordered by Walnut Hill, Midway Road, Northwest Highway, and Marsh Lane, you can find homes in price points as low as $250,000 all the way to the millions.

This week, we’ve found three houses in three different price points in the bustling, hot neighborhood of Midway Hollow — all having open houses this week. You’re going to want to make time to visit the three houses we’ve found for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column, which range from $439,000 to $1,095,000.

Renovated Midcentury Cottage Walking Distance to School

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (more…)

downtown

The rooftop deck of this townhome in the Cedars is one of two homes in this week’s roundup of open houses with downtown Dallas views.

If you’ve been thinking about moving closer to downtown Dallas, but weren’t sure which downtown-adjacent neighborhood you wanted to live in, or whether you wanted to be smack-dab in downtown, we have some great options this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes are in Belmont West, the Cedars, and the Farmers Market areas.

This week, our homes range in price from $439,000 to $575,000. Which ones will you visit?

BRAND-NEW BELMONT WEST CUTIE

Open house: Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.

When we asked Coldwell Banker Residential Realtor Alex Prins where he was hanging out this weekend, he pointed us to this new construction west of the Belmont Hotel at 1213 Walmsley Ave.

“This new build is like a dream!” he told us. “Floor the ceiling windows, tons of sunlight, hand-scraped hardwoods, 12-foot ceilings, and so much more!” (more…)

Mad Men Obsessed: This Glam Midcentury Condo Behind the Pink Wall Is a Dream | CandysDirt.com

If you love the look of Mad Men and all things of that era, then we’ve got an iconic midcentury condo for you! 

The glam, spacious first-floor condo at 6307 Bandera Ave. has over 2,000 square feet and is owned by a Dallas interior designer. Located behind the Pink Wall, it features one of the most awesomely retro and cohesive midcentury looks we’ve ever seen.  

“The owner used to own an incredible Uptown retail store that focused on antiques and vintage furniture and a lot of what’s in this midcentury condo comes from things she’s collected over the years,” said listing agent Suzanne Warner with Coldwell Banker Residential. “She wanted to maintain the authenticity of that period but saw that some of the condo needed to be updated, so she did things like put in new Terrazzo floors, new bathrooms, new cabinetry, and a wine cooler.” 

For those of you swooning over the furniture and accessories, grab your smelling salts and get ready. Much of it is for sale with first right of refusal going to the buyer. Even better, things like the fixed lights and draperies convey. 

This home has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,110 square feet on one story, built in 1960. There is an open house Sunday, April 8, from 2-4 p.m. 

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Oak Cliff Annex Craftsman

There’s something about a Craftsman house that’s just so endearing. Simple, elegant lines; big, framed out windows ; decorative trim; and a welcoming front porch are just some of the elements that woo buyers.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a classic Craftsman at 730 N. Montclair Ave. Built in 1923, it is lovingly maintained and recently updated in a few key area, like the kitchen and bathrooms, to make it more appealing to modern buyers.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,560 square feet on one story in the Oak Cliff Annex neighborhood, near West Davis and North Tyler streets. It’s a real gem that just hit the market Oct. 20. Let’s take a look before it goes under contract.

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