So rarely does a home blend with its surroundings so well that it feels native to the land, but that’s the perfect way to describe this gorgeous midcentury modern on more than an acre in Forest Lane Estates. Designed by noted modernist architect Herschel Fisher in 1955 for a doctor and his family, this stellar example of post-war modernism was renovated and expanded in 2000 by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan, adding a master bedroom suite, a pool house, and a three-car garage.

The additions, much like how the home connects with the park-like setting that surrounds it, are seamless. The attention to detail is incredible, making it an easy pick for our High Caliber Home of the Week, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

To many, this home, with its beautiful carpentry and huge walls of floor-to-ceiling picture windows, is a dream house. “It is rare to find a midcentury design on such a grand scale,” notes David Griffin, who is listing 11550 Wander Lane for $2.75 million. “This home is around 5,700 square feet, and that doesn’t include the guesthouse/cabana.”

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Tucked away on a cul-de-sac in North Dallas is a whole host of interesting midcentury modern homes, many of them untouched by renovation. This week’s High Caliber Home shows fans of the architectural style what living in the Rat Pack era would have felt like, complete with original double stove in the kitchen and — PINK BATHROOMS.

It’s a listing from modern home specialist with David Griffin & Co. Brandon Stewart, and we’re absolutely smitten with this beautiful time warp in Hill Haven Heights — our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Ready to make this midcentury modern your own? Call Lisa Peters now to get the best loan for your homebuying needs — especially if you plan to do this home justice. While we love a good midcentury time warp, this property could use some TLC and a vision.

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When some people hear the words “family home” when describing a house, they automatically expect a beige yawn-fest with builder-grade carpet and a bonus room that will eventually be lousy with toys and a minefield of mismatched Legos. And truth be told, not every family wants to live in a house that feels boring, tired, and just another place for kids to scatter shoes and backpacks.
 
Lucky for you, Sam Saladino with David Griffin & Company has a listing in Kessler Park that combines family living and plenty of style. It’s a house for parents who like to host parties and for kids who beg off the occasional sleepover. It’s a split level with a split personality, and this Oak Cliff cutie is a shoo-in as High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If you are in the market for a family home that doesn’t look like a “family home,” look no further!

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As teardowns in the increasingly dense East Village area create new opportunities for urban infill, more and more award-winning architects are designing new riffs on the classic townhome structure. This particular project — the Deere Street Residences — was designed by Dallas-based FAR+DANG Architecture and is a particularly beautiful example. 

We’re thrilled to feature this listing from David Griffin & Co. Realtor Don Neilson as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Packed to the gills with over-the-top, luxury upgrades, you’ll be amazed at what you can find in this spectacularly executed unit.

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Crestview East Midcentury Home | CandysDirt.com

Our Thursday Three Hundred sings a midcentury song with tons of cool retro features in its 1,545 square feet. Located at 1526 Oates Dr. in the Crestview East neighborhood, this home offers modern updates and finishes that fit in beautifully, too. 

With painted brick walls, a built-in brick planter, vaulted ceilings, and lots of natural light, it feels like a Palm Springs residence. But instead, you’ll be near North Buckner Boulevard and Ferguson Road in a fast-changing neighborhood behind Casa Linda and next to Linwood Park east of White Rock Lake. This dynamic area is seeing lots of activity from buyers who have been priced out of other East Dallas neighborhoods, like Little Forest Hills or Lakewood Heights.  

This one-story Crestview East home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, built in 1961.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Catercorner Kessler Park Tudors Built in the 1930s | CandysDirt.com

Splurge vs, Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

North Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park is known for its eclectic and well-maintained architecture, including some marvelous Tudor revivals. The origins of the neighborhood date to 1924, and it is now part of a historic district with most of the houses built before World War II. 

Our Splurge vs. Steal today looks at two Kessler Park Tudors on one of the most desirable streets in the area, located catercorner to each other. Built just five years apart in the 1930s, they feel pretty different now. One offers updates and interior renovations; the other feels largely untouched. They are walking distance to Coombs Creek and the surrounding greenbelt, and a few minute’s drive to downtown Dallas.  

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Lyndhurst

The home at 4431 Northcrest Rd. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $389K to $1.099 million. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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4438 Abbott Avenue

Northern Heights is one of those neighborhoods you probably never knew had a name. It’s in a pretty sweet spot — adjacent to Highland Park, minutes from Uptown, and within easy walking distance of the Katy Trail and the many shops and restaurants on Knox Street. It’s also rapidly becoming known for significant modern architectural design, and this sleek contemporary townhome at 4438 Abbott Avenue is a perfect example of urban style with some impressive credentials. (more…)