For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we found fabulously diverse architecture in these three Irving homes in the popular neighborhoods of Hackberry Creek in north Irving near 114, Fox Glen in central Irving near O’Connor Road, and University Hills in east Irving near the University of Dallas. Which do you prefer?

A Mid-Century Modern Marvel in Fox Glen

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When the grand Aledo estate at 107 Nueces Trail was listed for the first time ever, Southern Living magazine called it “Every Texan’s Dream.” They quoted listing agent John Zimmerman, who was with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at the time, telling the Dallas Morning News it was “the biggest residential estate in Parker County that I can remember in the last 25 years.” He likened it to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill County Resort, just north of SA’s outer 1604 loop. Methinks it’s more reminiscent of the La Cantera Resort and exotic like the Eagles’ Hotel California album cover — without all the connotation.

The Mediterranean estate naturally piques the interest of neighbors and all that see it on the horizon, and rightfully so. With a mission style silhouette set against the rolling plains west of Fort Worth, this 19,265-square-foot custom estate was meticulously-built for a Texas oilman and philanthropist. But simply type the first few letters of a Google search about the property and you’ll understand the folklore that surrounds the home: Who owns 107 Nueces Trail Aledo Tx, Nueces Trail Aledo builder, Biggest house in Aledo all pop up as popular search suggestions. Here’s a look inside the seven-bedroom, 12-bath “biggest house in Aledo” now on the market for $6.99 million, marketed by John Zimmerman of Compass Real Estate Texas.

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Photos by Jennifer McNeil Baker

Wood and walls of windows make this 1979-built home feel like an homage to Midcentury Modern and Frank Lloyd Wright design, but has been updated with the clean style and amenities of today’s homes. This four-bedroom, three-bath, and one half-bath home at 6933 Delrose Drive in northeast Dallas is 3,835 square feet and listed by Marmie Leech of Compass Real Estate Texas for $1.65 million.

Designed as his own home, Dallas architect David Ludwick incorporated bringing nature into the living environment through glass window walls — a concept that architect Eddie Maestri later expanded when he and builder Jim Scott & Sons began the home’s renovation in 2017. Delrose Drive was featured on the popular 2018 Lakewood Home Tour and AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, the prestigious architect-curated home tour in Dallas.

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This 1936-built Mediterranean at 4324 Versailles Ave in Highland Park’s lauded French streets could be someone’s dream project, seeing through an architecturally significant home’s renovation for modern use. In fact, the plans are already drawn up by architect Chad Dorsey of Moore Design. This two-story, 6,464 square-foot home on .390-acre lot is listed for $3.3 million by Mark Godson of the Britannia Group with Compass Real Estate Texas.

For years, the sellers down the street on Turtle Creek Blvd. would go past the unique two-story home with a low-pitched Spanish tile roof, admiring what great bones and beauty this 30’s-era estate had. It was built by Dallas architect Fonzie E. Robinson, who designed and built prominent estates on Beverly Drive, Arcady Avenue, and Edmondson Avenue in Highland Park.

When the Versailles estate went on the market last year, the husband and wife team snatched it up. They’d done a stunning job fixing up their 1938-built home, a white stucco Mediterranean with an eye-popping blue roof, and saw an opportunity to give this older home a facelift. They spent six months drawing up plans with architect Chad Dorsey, but ultimately decided they as empty nesters didn’t need a 6,000-plus-square-foot home.

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Euless’ Trinity High School football team can enliven any Friday night with its Polynesian pre-game tradition — a Tongan War Dance. In fact, they’ve earned national attention for it, highlighting the fact that Euless has the largest concentration of Tongans outside of Tonga. It’s just one element of the special fabric that makes up Euless in Tarrant County. Centrally located and near one of the largest employers in the Metroplex, American Airlines, Euless attracts a large swath of people looking for new, affordably-priced homes full of modern amenities. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re headed to the “E” in H-E-B: Euless.

 

This Could Be Your Multigenerational Home

Address: 907 Red Maple Road, Euless

  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 3,607 square feet
  • $498,000

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It’s that time of the year, when brokerages are toasting, and praising, those hard-working top producers who killed it in 2018, selling millions of dollars of dirt during a year that, while not one of the toughest on record, saw a significant market contraction and rising interest rates.

Celebratory events have been happening across town, at every major brokerage.

At Compass Dallas, a different kind of celebration has been going on: the company’s one-year anniversary in Dallas.

On January 19, 2019, the 24,000 square foot, shiny new Preston Center office was loaded with food, drink, cake, chair massages and more. Last year, on January 19, 2018, Compass launched its 11th brokerage in the U.S. in Dallas, disrupting nearly every established broker in North Texas. Compass came in as a tech company, its internally-designed platform front and center for agents to make their lives easier, their sales bigger, their futures more secure. The firm’s CEO aims to have 20 percent market share in the top 20 U.S. real estate markets by 2020.

Within weeks of opening the office, while “camping” at the Collective, top producing agents switched to Compass so quickly we could not keep up with the migrations, frankly. Some we had to post in our sleep. What was it about the Compass culture that intrigued, and won over, these agents so quickly? What is it about Compass that keeps them coming? And coming…

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Do you love horses? If you have ever dreamed of owning a first class horse ranch, we have a deal for you right up in North Texas horse country. This loaded plantation-style equestrian estate at 7621 Sierra Lane in Pilot Point, complete with equestrian facilities and private Lake Ray Roberts access, is up for a “no reserve auction” January 25 by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Alison Howell of Compass Real Estate. So you get a beautiful plantation-style mansion with six bedrooms, five full baths, four half baths, a long circular drive, a Kentucky-style horse barn, private pasture, holding and riding pens, access to trails, water views, resort pool, deck plus fire and water features. The property is adjacent to a greenbelt so you can ride away, hair flying in the wind.

The no-reserve auction of this property will begin at 4 p.m. on January 22 and close January 25. Open Houses are held daily from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.

The 20,437-square-foot estate, near Ray Roberts State Park, was previously listed for $5.95 million. Someone is going to STEAL this home. The sprawling estate boasts a circular drive, porte-cochère, and wraparound front patios on both floors. (more…)

Prosper real estate

Yes, former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders‘ $14 million dollar home is located in the northern Collin (and Denton) County suburb of Prosper, as well as the impressive homes of a dozen other notable athletes, but this 22,000-resident suburb is so much more than that. This bustling town’s inventory of single family homes counts more newly constructed homes than existing homes with a median price of $453,276. In this week’s Suburb Sunday, we explore three great in the fast-growing market of Prosper real estate.

YOU CAN TOUR THIS MEDITERRANEAN TODAY

Address: 4221 Glacier Point Court

  • Five bedrooms, six baths
  • 6,176 square feet
  • $1,599,000

Today’s the chance to tour this gorgeous 2016-built Mediterranean transitional home in Whitley Place from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Beautiful light- and dark-wood floors draw you into the living room with exposed wood-beam ceilings, stone fireplace, and picture windows. The chef’s kitchen boasts two large islands, top-of-the-range Thermador appliances and refrigerator. The master suite overlooks the backyard and opens up to a spacious bathroom with beverage center, double vanities, and large walk-in closet. One bedroom/study is located downstairs, and three bedrooms are upstairs, each with en-suite bathrooms and easy access to the large game room and media room. The backyard boasts a dining and living area, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, seating area, and play set with tree-lined views. (more…)