Bluffview Estates MediterraneanHave you noticed that character is largely missing in homes today? There are plenty of beautiful luxury properties being built and finished out with a proven style that appeals to a tribal mentality. And, it’s becoming a bit boring. So, when we saw this magnificent Bluffview Estates Mediterranean that just oozed character — oh my, did it turn heads around here! (more…)

Gaynelle Henger

The luxury real estate brokerage business in Dallas just got even more competitive.

Last week, super-producing agent Gaynelle Henger, who had been powering the newly branded Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Preston Center office of 12 high-performing agents, turned in her resignation. Shocked, we all wondered where she would go next.

Yesterday, we found out: Gaynelle has joined The Collective Residential.

Gaynelle approached Collective founding partner Christy Berry, inked a deal, and she is now a Collective agent.

“The Collective Residential is a locally owned and operated boutique firm with a strong marketing program and a fresh, new brand. I really like what they are doing, where they are going, ” says Gaynelle.

“They understand what it takes to compete in this market,” she added. “Real estate is two things, marketing and customer service, anything else is distracting from that. And a local firm just really knows the market.”  (more…)

To love a bungalow in North Oak Cliff‘s Winnetka Heights Historic Conservation District is to accept imperfections. But not every bungalow requires a full-on restoration, and not every homeowner is up to the task. 

This home at 315 N. Clinton, says listing agent Ged Dipprey, was a whole different ball of wax. When it was purchased, the front porch had been enclosed and made into an additional living area. But for the seller, that just wouldn’t do.

“Restored to original splendor at great expense, the expansive front porch boasts pine flooring and reestablishes the integrity of the Craftsman form,” Dipprey said, adding that the home now fits better into the fabric of the neighborhood. Sure, it sacrificed some square footage, but to those who love Arts & Crafts architecture, it’s totally worth it.

From the curb, it’s absolutely perfect. Inside, it only gets better.

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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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