Ridglea HillsYes, yes, we know we just threw two groan-worthy puns in a headline, but seriously — this Ridglea Hills corner lot home is one of those houses you’ll be very sorry you didn’t jump on (see what we did there?) immediately.

We’d be remiss, however, not to mention this backyard at 6478 Lindell Avenue in Fort Worth. Yes, the house is updated, adorable, and ready for move-in, but it’s Easter, and this yard — from the lush grass to the covered back porch with ceiling fans to cut that Texas heat — is just begging for the Easter Bunny to visit and hide a few eggs.

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The White Rock Home Tour is only a couple of weeks away so we are putting the spotlight on one of our favorites, 6522 Trammel Drive! The exquisite A. Gruppo Architects-designed home was built in 2017 and offers 2,650-square-feet of sophisticated luxury living. This includes one-of-kind custom touches from a swinging TV partition to stunning walnut built-ins and polycarbonate walls. But what really makes this home sing?

A Study Of Light And Lighting

According to the owners, Lori and Jim Louis – who both have architecture backgrounds – the home is a study of light and lighting.

“The Polygal light monitors (polycarbonate material used instead of windows in some locations) allow a beautiful quality of natural light to filter in during the day without the need for window coverings,” dishes Lori. “It is translucent and manages UV rays so it is private and controls glare, heat, etc. Between the glass lined courtyard and Polygal light monitors there is natural light all day. In addition, there are skylights on top of the jewel box light crown which bring in natural light to create a soft glow all day long.”

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Dallas-Fort Worth

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Four Texas metros hit the U.S. News and World Report list of best places to live — and Dallas-Fort Worth was in the top 25. But how did the city fare in a study of diversity? And where do Millennials want to move?

We cover all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)

Hippity hop! These homes are hot, hot, hot! And they’re exactly what Easter dreams are made of.

Yes, spring has sprung in Dallas, and with it, a new crop of Dallas homes vying for a spot in our Splurge vs. Steal. Today, we showcase two egg-hunt-friendly gems, perfect for an Easter feast! Both have grassy backyards for hosting and punchy green doors worth boasting. Which would you choose, the Clifford Hustell Splurge or the Craftsman-style Steal?

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Our Splurge: Debbie Lowe with Moreland Properties has listed 4609 Amarra Drive, Austin for $3,850,000.

The Masters is just around the corner, so we thought it only appropriate to put the spotlight on these two green-jacket-worthy gems. For our latest Splurge vs. Steal we are zeroing in on two of the “most searched golf properties” from Luxury Portfolio International. One is ideally situated in Golf, Illinois. The other is on a hillside perch in Austin, Texas. Both offer a golf lifestyle so good, you’ll be dreaming of life on the green. Which would you choose, the contemporary Hill Country splurge or the magnificent newer construction steal? (more…)

Dorsey

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Nearly every week, a missive (or three) hits our inbox asking for recommendations on neighborhoods with the best schools. This week, we’re going to tell you about Dorsey Elementary in Pleasant Grove, which was recently featured in Dallas ISD’s weekly Best Schools video series.

Last week, we checked out a listing zoned for Cowart Elementary in Oak Cliff — and while STAAR testing likely precluded a new video for this week, we just hit the rewind button a bit to snag the video for Dorsey. (more…)

This development is so good it already has $95 million in reservations! We are talking about the new Pendry Residences in Park City, Utah. The ski-in, lift-out resort and residential development will debut in the heart of Canyons Village (at the base of Park City Mountain) in 2021. As they say, all good things come to those who wait. Right? (more…)

This North Dallas home is ready for summer! With a crystal blue pool, patio, game room, and bright open floor plan, our Friday Four Hundred aims to please. And it’s ideally located too. It sits in a family-friendly North Dallas neighborhood with desirable Plano schools.

“The property at 18616 Gibbons Drive is a pristine home with lots of light and is fresh, clean and very tastefully updated,” says listing agent Christie Cannon of Keller Williams. “At just under $450,000 this home is a great price for all it offers and it’s location! The private backyard has a fabulous pool and covered patio. As well as a well-designed, fully useable, concrete patio/side yard. It’s perfect for storing pool equipment.”

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