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Durham Builders Create Modern Marvels with East Dallas Santa Barbara Development

By Leah Shafer / October 23, 2015 / 4 Comments

East Dallas has a new modern enclave near White Rock Lake, with three houses built, and four more planned. The Santa Barbara development, near Mockingbird Lane and W. Lawther Drive, creates a style that fuses native Texas materials with California-style architecture. The result is marvelous, something that’s being called “this-century modern.” “When we were doing the original […]

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Check Out This Updated Lake Highlands House with Vaulted Ceilings, Big Renovation

By Leah Shafer / July 16, 2015 / 1 Comment

“Home is the nicest word there is,” proclaimed pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder, and we agree with the sentiment. It’s particularly true when it’s a house as lovely as the updated Lake Highlands home at 10836 Ferndale Rd. From the street, it looks friendly, with a big front yard, large trees, and a freshly painted exterior. But […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Brilliant Updates Make This Lake Highlands Home Sensational

By Leah Shafer / June 30, 2015 / 5 Comments

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred will leave you amazed that so many high-end amenities and thoughtful details are available in a Lake Highlands home for under $300K. The house at 10006 Chimney Hill Ln. is located in the Country Forest-Jackson Meadows neighborhood, about as far north as you can go in Lake Highlands before bumping into Richardson. This is […]

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Ridgewood Park Midcentury Feels Surprisingly Spacious, Reduced $25K

By Leah Shafer / May 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Every week, as I research this Tuesday Two Hundred column, and I can always count on finding lots of properties in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range in three Dallas locations: East of White Rock Lake, Northwest Dallas inside 635, and North Oak Cliff. Certain neighborhoods rarely show up, like the location of today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 6424 E. […]

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Updated North Dallas Ranch Has Vaulted Ceiling with Skylight, Saltwater Pool

By Leah Shafer / April 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is a whole lot of house for $399,000. The 1967 ranch at 7823 Roundrock Dr. has 2,789 square feet, five bedrooms, and three full baths with multiple updates throughout, including new paint and carpet in 2015. The backyard has a pleasant covered patio with high ceilings, a fan, and flagstone floor. The saltwater […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Murphy Fixer-Upper Sits on Almost an Acre with Pool, Barn

By Leah Shafer / January 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

Gone with the Wind was a childhood favorite of mine, with its winding storyline, genteel fashion, and dramatic romances. In one memorable scene, Scarlett’s father, Gerald O’Hara, an Irish peasant immigrant, proclaims in his rough brogue, “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s […]

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