The renovation to end all renovations: 6465 Aberdeen.

Some stories are best told in pictures and 6465 Aberdeen is definitely one of those stories. But it reads like a fairy tale.

We’ll sprinkle before and after pictures throughout because you just have to see it to believe it. And if you get the chance, go ahead and pick your jaw up off the floor. Seriously, Aberdeen is that good.

First thought you have, because we all had it is, “HOW ON EARTH IS THIS THE SAME HOUSE?” The answer is the current owners. They had a vision and impeccable taste and the patience of saints.

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Svetlana Grujic with Compass has an eye for design. In fact, her head-turning listings are garnering attention and selling quick! Case in point — our Friday Five Hundred from last week is already pending. But do not fret! She has a new property in up for grabs that is equally impressive. So much so, we couldn’t help but share it with you right away.

From Drab To Fab

Enter the four-bedroom, three-full-bathroom beauty on Faircrest Drive. The Lake Highlands looker is a modern ranch that was taken to the studs and completely rebuilt with timeless touches throughout.

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If you haven’t been to the Bishop Arts District lately, it’s probably because you couldn’t find a place to park, but here’s some good news if you’re not afraid to hop on a 10-speed.

You can buy the cutest little house, move in, and ride on over to the Bish, la Arts, the BAD, or whatever other nicknames you want to call arguably one of the hottest spots in all of Dallas.

Listing agent Jenni Stolarski of Compass lives in Oak Cliff herself. She knows the area and always seems to snag the best houses.

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mockingbirdThe M Streets are popular — it’s not unusual to see homes in the area snapped up quicker than they can get listed. And while its proximity to Lower Greenville is part of its selling point, we posit that the other selling point is its neighborhood school — Mockingbird Elementary.

What do parents love about Mockingbird? When we asked, the diversity was mentioned a lot. The school’s commitment to the hearing-impaired community through its partnership with the Dallas Regional School for the Deaf is also often brought up as well. All of that contributes to what many feel to be a terrific campus culture that culminates in the school’s motto, “Friendship.”

And many parents and alumni will also mention the school’s garden, which has morphed from its more humble beginnings in 1996 to a 20,000 square foot outdoor science lab complete with gardens, wildscape, greenhouse, pond, and more.

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This home at 11714 Parwen Drive in the Forest Place neighborhood of north Dallas is a specimen in unique architecture that’s stood the test of time. Will Seale of Compass has listed this amazing find at $899,999 which leaves room in the budget for updates and touches to make it your own.

The team at Compass Concierge did some updates to this 1981-built home, including giving the bricks a coat of mineral paint to emphasize and brighten the four vertical columns across the home’s facade. “The house has a beautiful ‘rhythm’ of verticals, with columns repeated all the way across the front of the house and the porte cochere, and that feature is accented by bronze cylindrical midcentury modern light fixtures,” Will says.

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Compass Dallas has signed a lease for three floors at 6220 Gaston Ave., the former Faulkner Tower building. The tower is across the street from Lakewood Shopping Center in the heart of Lakewood with a pretty neat view of the Lakewood Country Club golf course.

According to the landlord, Carl Anderson, the three floors of office space will be more than enough room for 120 agents. And the Compass name will be on the Lakewood landmark.

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Our Splurge: Kimberly Buchler with Pinnacle Realty Advisors has listed5739 Marquita Avenue for $659,000.

Morningside or Marquita? You choose! These M Streets beauties aim to please. The best part? They are only minutes from Lower Greenville attractions. The hip Dallas neighborhood continues to draw all types for its eclectic nightlife, fabulous eateries, and historic charms. And this week we found two of its gems.

Both Lower Greenville picks put you close to all the action but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Updated Craftsman Splurge or the English Cottage Steal? We would love to hear in the comments. 

Splurge: 1920s M Streets Craftsman With Backyard Upgrades For $650K

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When Svetlana Grujic of Compass alerted us to this beautiful bargain in Dallas’ hot East Village, we couldn’t wait to share it!

“This is the last Conrad home in the low $500K range,” she says. “Everything else they are building is $650-plus just down the street.” And Svetlana is right. She tells us that 90 percent of the lots on Manett Street are new construction that will be completed by the end of the year, and all of them are in high $600,000 range.

So what makes this one special or unique?

Svetlana says, “No HOA and a big yard are a rare find in Uptown or East Village. The location makes land too expensive for single-family homes. But this one has it all – location, no HOA, open floor plan, only two stories, big yard for pets or a hot tub, and room for grilling or chilling.”

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