Contemporary Home For Sale

Lake Highlands Uber Cool Contemporary Was Visited by the Style Fairy

By Karen Eubank / March 14, 2016 / 6 Comments

We all have our favorite styles. It’s well known throughout the CandysDirt team that I’m the girl who cannot say “no” to a good Tudor and that I’m pretty hooked on Midcentury Modern. What’s lesser known, is that I’m a complete nut for sleek and contemporary. Have I found the house all the cool kids […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Why Buy New When You Can Have a Gorgeous Contemporary Inside The Loop?

By Joanna England / August 30, 2012 / 0 Comments

Val Fenwick, the Virginia Cook agent marketing 10421 Shadow Bend Drive, says this contemporary home in Crest Meadow Estates is “better than new.” To tell you the truth, I often take the little narrative that accompanies most listings with a grain of salt. However, with this home, I couldn’t agree with Val more!

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Tuesday Two Hundred: ’70s Era Contemporary Has Me Hearing HAL

By Joanna England / August 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

Seriously, this house could be a set for 2001: A Space Odyssey! Everything is white, white, white, and there’s a “reading tube” that reminds me of several scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, but this one particularly strikes a chord!

The home, 16919 Brushfield Dr., was built in 1979, and Kubrick’s 2001 hit theaters in 1968, so it’s doubtful that the architect was inspired by the film. Still, this house is so cool! I love the sunken living room, which is super common for the era. But what sells this house is the natural light. Because there are practically no walls and some cool floor-to-ceiling windows, there is tons of it. You’ll hardly need to flick a switch with all of the windows.

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Thursday Three Hundred: Beautiful, Sleek, and Sexy — It’s Not a Model, But a Modern Marvel on Throckmorton Street

By Joanna England / July 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s funny how, just like their owners, houses have distinct personalities. I imagine some as refined Scotch drinkers who both have and are acquired tastes. Some are classics, some are works of art, and some are better off seeing the business end of a wrecking ball.

And some, well, they take your breath away like a gorgeous gal in a trendy sportscar. That’s 2712 Throckmorton, which is marketed by David Griffin himself! With all of the angles, textures, and colors, this home will get your engine running!

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