This week marks a significant passing for the Dallas real estate community with the loss of Catherine Chastain, a brilliant mind in the real estate marketing realm, who helped many an agent sell a property with her innate skills and creativity. Catherine passed earlier this week after battling a long illness.

She was adored and revered by colleagues and friends for her sharp mind, devotion, and passion for life.

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Dallas ModernistArchitect Hardy McCullah built this Dallas modernist house at 9119 Guernsey Lane for himself in 1984. If you’re scratching your head and wondering why it looks familiar, wander down Northwest Highway and have a look at NorthPark Center. The similarities are clear. The same clean lines and signature white brick of the North Dallas luxury shopping destination will give you an “Aha!” moment. (more…)

Are you longing for farmhouse style but desperately tired of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ exposed shiplap chic? We have the perfect solution.

Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is a stunning Bluffview modern farmhouse at 5135 Stonegate Road. It’s the most refreshing, cheerful family home we’ve seen in a month of Sundays. The moment you spot the bold, fire engine red front door, you’ll have a smile on our face that won’t fade for the rest of the day. (more…)

Perched on a hill and nestled right into a cliff, our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is a Bluffview modern masterpiece. If you value your privacy, love modern architecture, and want to be centrally located, you cannot beat this unique home at 4254 Shorecrest Drive. (more…)

The axis of 8181 Douglas’s U-shaped Unit 210

Between explaining the housing crunch (here, here), flooding, new Pink Wall development, Dallas Midtown, and of course the latest in the mayor’s Fair Park friends-with-benefits giveaway, I’ve been on a tear these past few weeks. It’s time to break free with a little party, and unit 210 at 8181 Douglas definitely provides the balloons (you’ll see).

You may recall, 8181 Douglas was part of my recent high-rise buyers guide series. At just 14 units, it’s the tallest and smallest high-rise in Dallas.  If you want a whole floor it’s 7,125 square feet. Otherwise, there are two units per floor that start at a pinch over 2,000 square feet and end up at around 4,472 square feet (Note: there is one ground-floor unit that’s 1,349 square feet).

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From the street, the warm brick facade and gracious front porch would have you assume that this is your typical Southern traditional. And while we find this home absolutely charming at the curb, with its ironwork and gas lanterns, this Highland Park home is surprisingly modern inside, making it a shoo-in as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

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 University Park French Estate

“It’s like a luxury home on the French Riviera,” Dave Perry-Miller listing agent Laura Michelle said. There’s no need for a passport, however. This University Park estate at 6101 Saint Andrews Drive is in the heart of our fair city on just over half an acre, and it’s one of the prettiest Monday Morning Millionaires I’ve ever seen.

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Oak Lawn Townhome
Our Saturday Six Hundred at 4010 Lemmon Tree Place is a stylish and sophisticated Oak Lawn townhome. Anyone moving from an urban center like San Francisco or New York is going to feel right at home here.

Oak Lawn has long been a hip, friendly, eclectic neighborhood. Walk Score gives it an incredible 93, meaning you don’t need a car for daily errands. It’s also flat, so easy to bike everywhere, and there is nearby public transportation — a city-lover’s dream! If you have kids, one of the best middle schools in Dallas, The William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted, is six minutes away. (more…)