Highland Park Contemporary

Photos: Jason Anderson

It’s impossible to drive down Armstrong Parkway and overlook this Highland Park contemporary. This street is one of the best known in the city, and it’s full of beautiful homes, but 3710 Armstrong Avenue is different. It’s a dramatic departure from the typical house you’ll find on this street, and it has certainly captivated me since the day architect Dan Shipley finished it in 2000.

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Our Inwood House of the week is a Midway Hollow contemporary designed by the award-winning architecture firm of Larsen and Pedigo. This one story 4,500-square-foot home on just under a half acre is beyond stunning.

I cannot imagine a better house for art collectors, people who love to entertain, or even families. One-level living is in.  If you want to climb stairs, hit the Stairmaster at the gym and make those steps count. If you have kids, you know as well as I do there is no such thing as an elegant, architecturally sensitive baby gate! Yes, one-story living is the wave of the future, and it does not get better than 4139 Rosa Road. (more…)

Bluffview Estate
When I spotted this Bluffview estate at 5131 Shadywood Lane, I thought it was one of those iconic homes that had been built almost a century ago. However, according to the listing information, it was built in 2007. I didn’t believe it. I went to DCAD to see if maybe that was the year it was renovated and there was a mistake in the listing information.

There was no mistake. But it’s definitely not the same house that was built in 2007. Seriously, look at that façade. Then take a look at the second photo, and you’ll see what I mean. (more…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Two Gorgeous Forest Hills Homes Close to White Rock Lake | CandysDirt.com

East Dallas neighborhood Forest Hills is one of the most beloved by its residents, and for good reason. This quiet, tree-shaded area gives the feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The architecture impresses, the neighbors say hello, and home values have skyrocketed. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, feast your eyes on two fabulous Forest Hills homes with style, substance, and, of course, location. They’re under a mile apart from each other, and both are in the attendance zone for Alex Sanger Elementary School, which earns a 9 out of 10 from greatschools.org. Let’s take a look. 

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Kitchens and Bathrooms Take Center Stage in these Three DFW Luxury Homes | CandysDirt.com

The Normandy Estates home at 6816 Dupont Dr. is a Sharif-Munir custom build in Plano with a master bathroom to die for!

The long-standing real estate adage that the kitchen and bathrooms sell a property has never been more true than in these three DFW luxury homes represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors. I’ve found three standout houses across DFW that impress with amazing kitchens, luxe bathrooms, and high-end finishes in every room. You have to see this amazing custom work to believe it! 

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By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

There’s a new four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home in Preston Hollow that brings even more sophistication and style to an already impressive neighborhood. This Desco Fine Homes build has an exterior that harkens back to a Mediterranean villa, which blends seamlessly with the contemporary style waiting for you on the inside. Throughout the 4,700 square feet of luxe interiors there are design details that elevate this house out of the ordinary and into the top of the class.

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Sophisticated Old Preston Hollow Custom Mediterranean Reduced $655K | CandysDirt.com

This custom California Mediterranean in Old Preston is ahhh-mazing, with every space creating a huge wow factor.

Old Preston Hollow is the honeypot of Dallas real estate and I’ve fallen for a brand new custom California Mediterranean sitting on over 1 acre of this coveted dirt. 

The home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is simply spectacular — 13,000 square feet, perfect flow for entertaining, the absolute best quality finish-out, and timeless architectural design by Lloyd Lumpkins. It has six bedrooms, including dual masters, eight full bathrooms, three half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas on two stories.  

Oh, and by the way, it just got reduced $655,000 from its original list price! 

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

She’s not exaggerating — everything is stately and inspired at this Old Preston Hollow manse. There’s an open house this Sunday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m., where you can experience it yourself. Let’s get a sneak peek.

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Splurge vs Steal: Take Your Pick in East Dallas' Casa Linda Estates | CandysDirt.com

The Casa Linda Estates home at 9307 Redondo Dr. is our “splurge” in this week’s Splurge vs Steal column.

This is the first of a new occasional column here on CandysDirt.com, Splurge vs Steal. We’ll be looking at homes that offer something in common, but have a big difference in their asking price.  

Casa Linda Estates sits on the northeast shores of White Rock Lake, offering close proximity to one of the city’s biggest natural assets. The neighborhood has about 450 homes, most of them built during the 1940s and 1950s. With large lots, big trees, and community pride, this area is popular among East Dallas house hunters. 

Today, we’re looking at two Casa Linda Estates homes, one a splurge and the other a steal. Both offer a terrific location near each other and sit on larger parcels of land. But their prices are miles apart. Let’s take a look! 

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