Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright will fall in love with this exceptional, thoughtfully designed contemporary that captures the most alluring elements of the natural environment and translates them into a structure that harmonizes with its surroundings. That’s what Janelle Alcantara feels about this gorgeous home designed by architect Doug Guiling of GAIA Texas. The stunning estate, set on a beautiful creekside lot, is not only beautiful on the outside, but it’s functional throughout.

It was love at first sight for us with this High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. And truly, this house has everything you could ever want wrapped in bold lines, bountiful natural light, and top-of-the-line finishes. And it lives just as good as it looks, too.

“This house is so different from the formula that other builders use,” Alcantara said. “Other builders design houses with as many large, open spaces as possible.  This typically means there is a “wow” factor when you open the front door. However, with that comes little regard for how people actually live in a house. Often, the ability to furnish a house, with proper seating arrangements, lighting, and viewing angles of the TV are sacrificed along with the lack of privacy that occurs when the whole house is visible from the front yard.”

This contemporary in Hockaday Square offers bright interiors without sacrificing privacy from the curb.

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5935 Deseret Front

More proof that there are some really cool houses up north that are far from your standard, brick-and-stone-clad builder’s special. This 1970s contemporary in West Plano is a wonderful example of how you can find a fabulous, updated home with tons of great details up in Collin County.

Located inside Bent Trail, this lovely home not only has great curb appeal and perfect landscaping, but inside is a transitional transformation that is just perfect for a modern family.

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6611 Harvest Glen Front

From the curb, this home looks like an art installation. Three perfectly pitched roofs, entirely symmetrical with landscaping to match. The obsessive-compulsive in me just swoons.

And while the home is stunning from the outside, some unique finishes and an amazing commercial-grade kitchen lend it the kind of character that some buyers love.

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Let’s pull up to the four-car porte-cochere in front of this 1970s soft contemporary in Prestonwood and take a look inside.

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6201 Twin Oaks is within walking distance to the new Midtown Pro

Suburb dwellers, rejoice! Boy do I have a deal for you!

If you want all of the posh amenities and open spaces you can get with a new build, but don’t want to go through the tribulations of renovating within the city limits, you’re going to adore this absolutely fabulous 1970s soft contemporary that has been completely redone for today’s buyer. Open spaces? Check! Neutral color palette? Got it! Tons of marble in the master bath? Oh yes!

And the location is fantastic if you’re wanting to cut down on your commute, too, making this home a fine candidate for this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans.

Jump to see inside this stunning remodel listed with David Griffin Realtor Janelle Alcantara!

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3615 Amherst Fountain back

Rarely do you see a home take such fantastic advantage of a unique lot in such a special way as this luxurious transitional design from Stocker Hoestry Montenegro Architects does. Built by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Tatum Brown Custom Homes from the finest materials, this is a home that feels so seamlessly integrated into the land that there is no beginning or end, just a timeless, elegant design that hugs one of the most sought-after spots on Turtle Creek — Culture Gulch.

When you fall for a home like this — and once you see the interiors staged by Cindy Musgrove of Blu Sky Living, you will fall hard — you want to make sure your financing is bombproof. There’s no better person to call than Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, as she’ll make sure you get the right loan to make closing a breeze.

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Incredible opportunity to own a ranch near White Rock Lake and j

 

Ever since I saw this home on the market back in 2012, I have been in love. This has become one of those pie-in-the-sky “If I won the lottery” homes. It’s a house that has so much going for it in a fantastic location and at a fabulous price, too.

Let’s be honest: This home has such outstanding value considering that you get a beautiful, luxurious Hill Country contemporary home with five bedrooms, four full and two half baths with more than 5,900 square feet on a whopping 4.2 acres for $3.4 million! That’s the kind of home that you don’t want to take any chances with when it comes to closing. Better to be safe than sorry and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans to take care of your financing needs with zero hiccups.

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The curb appeal is enhanced by new Ipe Siding, new windows, thre

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What a fantastic opportunity to buy a Ju-Nel home! This 1960 ranch, designed by Lyle Rowley and Jack Wilson, is another one of those fantastic specimens that looks amazing after a remodel. We featured another amazing Ju-Nel home in this neighborhood, Eastwood Estates, and while that one was modern with a transitional spin, this updated home is all contemporary. It’s inside the acclaimed Hexter Elementary attendance area, just down East Lake Highlands Drive from White Rock Lake, and close to great shopping at Casa Linda Plaza.

This is one of those homes that, when you see it, you have to have it. With a great location, unbelievable upgrades, and a beautiful backyard, it will truly inspire you to grab your checkbook and get a contract in! Don’t let financing be the stumbling block between you and your dream home. Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.

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Want to know one of the hottest neighborhoods in town where Baby Boomers are buying every inch of land they can grab? I call it Contemporary Architecture Row, a sliver of land between Highland Park, the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek, about one block long in Northern Heights. Here you will find 60 by 150 lots zoned for up to four units — dense living, but not too. Close to EVERYTHING, and somewhat walkable. June and Oliver Mattingly first got the design ball rolling. Now Frank Welch lives there — I’m visiting with him this Friday, having missed our meeting last week apres wild Dallas storms that left us without electricity. There are so many stunning contemporary homes here, designs by Graham Greene, Lionel Morrison, and  Max Levy.

“Take a stroll in that neighborhood, and you’ll have a primer on the best architects and best neighborhood designs in town,” says David Griffin. (more…)