Jamie Laubhan-Oliver is a very stylish girl. She’s got more shares on houzz than bathrooms in Champ d’Or. And seriously? Her own post on styleswoon? The girl can decorate (and I hear her husband helps!). Seriously, it’s like I walked into catalog living!

So it’s no shock that Laubhan-Oliver’s lovely Cedars abode at 1813 Ervay St. was snapped up. Since their townhouse sold (thanks Clay Stapp Realtor Subhi Garbieh!), Jamie and her husband are renting downtown in the meantime while they search high and low in Oak Cliff for their next project. (Photos: Courtesy Jamie Laubhan-Oliver)

The Olivers House eclectic living room

Why are you moving?
We were tapped out in our house. We were done with projects, there wasn’t much else we could do. We turned our little square box townhouse into a masterpiece that is still all over the internet. It was featured in two magazine and is constantly featured on blogs. We are ready to move on to bigger and better. More space. More rooms to decorate. And more lawn to landscape. And… more dinner parties.

The Olivers House eclectic hall

How long was was your home on the market?
It was on the market a little under 6 months. Because of the neighborhood it took finding a special buyer. We knew the buyer would either be a young couple with no kids or a single businessman. It isn’t the neighborhood that would attract a single female or family.

Did you stage it or do anything special?
Our house was constantly staged (as we lived in it). I prefer to live like a magazine photoshoot. We didn’t change a thing. But if we had needed to, we would have 100% staged it.

The Olivers House eclectic kitchen

What are your best marketing tricks?
We used a lot of word of mouth on Facebook and the Internet … And we offered a couple pieces of our furniture with the house. Most potential buyers wanted our house as is with all of our belongings.

The Olivers House eclectic bathroom

What shocked you about the sales process?
How easy it actually all is. It’s much easier to sell than it is to buy. One day the guy said he wanted it and the next week we started packing.

Where are you moving?
Right now we are living in a loft downtown looking for the perfect house. We rushed into our little townhouse and while we loved it, we want to make sure we find the perfect house this time. We are currently looking in the Oak Cliff area.

The Olivers House eclectic bedroom

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
I would ask for more heads up before showings. Having animals made it difficult to get home within the hour for each showing appointment.

The May 2010 D Magazine cover story alleges that Museum Tower is ruining the Arts District.

UPDATE: You can read the words behind the headline on D Magazine’s website.

The tagline of the May 2012 cover story of D Magazine says it all: “How arrogance and greed made Museum Tower a threat to the heart of Dallas.”

Eesh. That’s pretty harsh.

The cover, which D Magazine editor Tim Rogers gave Twitter a sneak peek of yesterday, has a photo showing the glare bouncing off of Museum Tower at 3 p.m. According to the cutline, it’s a strong as “two and a half Suns.”

Knowing Rogers and the D Magazine staff, I’m sure there was a ton of research behind this story. If you’ll remember, Michael Granberry at the DMN wrote a story (paywalled, but worth a read) about the same issue. In Candy’s post covering the issue, she wrote:

Well, the Nasher Sculpture Center says it’s the newly installed glass at Museum Tower that’s frying up their gardens and art. The glass is sleek and curved and reflects the sun just so efficiently — too efficiently — that the Nasher folks claim the building’s oval shape actually “directs the glare from its exterior into the Nasher galleries.”

So, Museum Tower is allegedly damaging a museum. I know the irony is not lost on any of our readers. Anyone else curious how “greed” and “arrogance” come into play?

This whole episode reminds me of my childhood. You see, the face of Museum Tower is convex, not unlike a magnifying glass. My brother, like all sadistic little boys do, took a magnifying glass to ants ambling across our parents’ driveway.

Except, the magnifying glass in this case is a 42-story highrise, and the ants are priceless artworks collected by one of Dallas’ most beloved benefactors.

Something tells me this won’t end well.

This is one of those rare, one-of-a-kind homes that has been published  and will probably be under contract by the time you read this post. Built in 2007, the creative art-director owners snapped up this newly constructed, loaded, two-bedroom, 1608 square foot two story townhome and immediately set to customizing and re-designing it from the stained concrete floor up.  So immaculate, it looks brand-new in every corner. Huge, open living/dining room opens to a stainless kitchen with granite counters and customized tile backsplash. There’s a cute guest room and bath down, and a great filtered-light back patio with HUGE concrete table. Rear two car garage! Upstairs is the master, huge old-fashioned bath and walk-in closet with a spacious, wired balcony and the MOST GORGEOUS VIEWS of downtown Dallas EVER. The neighborhood: The Cedars, one of the city’s newest, most hip environs, is loaded with artists and other creative types, just like the owners of 1813 Ervay, listed with Subhi Gharbieh at Clay Stapp.
If cookie cutter home and ‘hood is NOT your cup of tea, run, do not walk, over to this home because at this price, it will not be on the shelf for long! Oh, did I tell you how much? $224,900. Yup, and only $20 a month in HOA.