Devonshire Contemporary

George Jetson would be so jealous. So would George Lucas. When this University Park Contemporary at 4404 Greenbrier crossed our digital desktops, we did double and triple takes. We could not wait to get it posted. There is quite simply nothing like this neo-futuristic home in Dallas. Maybe anywhere. Oh and it’s open on Sunday. AND it’s in Highland Park Independent School System: win and WIN! (more…)

When you travel to Tuscany, you cannot help but fall in love with the lifestyle, the landscape, and the architecture. It never leaves your soul. If you’re very lucky, you can take the latter two elements and recreate them. That is what the owners of 4655 Meadowood Road did, and they accomplished it in my opinion. They created a perfect Italian villa in Old Preston Hollow. In fact, when the photos first rolled across my desktop, I was certain someone had sent me an Italian SecondShelters.com property for consideration. I’ve spent a decent amount of time in Italy, and I’ve never seen anyone get the look and feel quite so right before. (more…)

What will he do next?

We are not talking about 89-year-old oil tycoon and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens. He has his famous, 65,000-square-foot West Texas ranch, Mesa Vista, on the market for $250 million. Who knows, could be sold by now.

Now he has sold his Preston Hollow mansion, listed with Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff. Selling price was $5 million. Word is that T. Boone is heading for a luxury condo.

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An Updated Classic From a Bygone Era on Swiss Avenue Hits the Market | CandysDirt.com

I don’t write a lot about single family homes. So it’s gotta be good when I do.

The word that jumps out about 5105 Swiss Ave. is “original.” For a home built in 1924, that’s an important word. (By the way, I used the evening picture above because of the obvious drama, but it’s winter and the landscaping is asleep. Still, it cuts a pretty stately rug.)

By the numbers, this is a four bedroom home with six full and two half baths rambling across 6,282 square feet. It sits on 0.8 acres, giving it room to breathe and space for most any outdoor frivolities. This house is listed with Sharon Quist from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $1,999,900.  

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The luxury housing market in Dallas is hotter than a pistol. According to the 2017 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors, luxury home sales jumped almost 20 percent in 2017 with a total sales dollar volume of 7.5 billion.

From October 2016 to November 2017, Texas luxury home sales jumped to 4,622 sales, making luxury home sales the smallest but fastest-growing segment of the Texas housing market in 2017.

So, you should not be surprised that our Inwood Home of the Week, a gorgeous modern Italian Renaissance at 3428 Purdue Ave. in University Park, is already under an active option contract. Regardless, we had to show it to you, because it’s indicative of what is flying off the market and why.

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Preston Royal Transitional
I had to pinch myself a few times when this Preston Royal transitional two-story at 6306 Royalton Drive popped up on Realtor.com, because it is all I could ask for in a home. Remember I’m a wee bit picky. This house is what I always tell you to look for when you’re in the market — a home built by a builder, for themselves. You see, builders think they are going to stay put when they build their dream home. They never do. There’s always another cool lot, and another clever design they are ready to tackle. So, if you can nab a builder’s own home, you are the one that will never move! (more…)

Modern Spanish Revival
Luxury home building is an art — especially in Dallas. We set the bar pretty darned high. So when this modern Spanish Revival at 5326 Edlen Drive popped up, I knew you’d want to see it — again. We featured it in July shortly after it was completed. But, since then there have been a few changes, not the least of which is stunning staging by Look Interiors. If you can spot the changes, let us know in the comments! (more…)

One of the most exciting things about architecture is to see the reinvention and reinterpretation of classic styles. When it’s done correctly, it’s mesmerizing. Alexander Dahlgren’s new construction at 6434 Royal Lane will become another Dallas architectural icon — mark my words. Inspired by the international modernist style developed in the 1920s and 1930s, our Inwood House of the Week is exceptional in every way.

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