Sam Claussen

“I’ve always been drawn to real estate and architecture,” Sam Claussen said. “My dad was an architect, and when I was growing up, a part of the house was always under construction. We were always fixing things on our own, expanding, and renovating.”

Although Claussen hadn’t visualized a career in real estate, he knew he wanted to be self-employed, and he was fascinated with business. After attending Lake Highlands High School, he graduated from the University of Arizona with bachelors of science in both business economics and entrepreneurship, with a minor in regional development. Without realizing it, he was putting the building blocks in place for a successful career in real estate.

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This 1960's Remodel by Spruce Designs is a Modern Masterpiece | CandysDirt.com

If anyone knows how to take a home from drab to fab, it’s Spruce Designs. We are continually amazed at their transformations. Our Inwood House of the Week at 4335 Glenaire Dr. is a 1960’s remodel they recently completed and it’s a perfect example of the right way to bring new life to an older home.

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Our Inwood House of the Week at 4311 Middleton Road is what the architect, Mark Domiteaux of Domiteaux + Baggett, calls a contemporary midcentury modern. It combines the classic elements of midcentury modern style with cutting-edge green features, resulting in one of the most timeless homes we’ve ever seen.

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Dallas Open Houses | Candy's Dirt

The gorgeous Georgian Revival at 5918 Llano Ave. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a look at five hot North Texas properties with the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. You definitely should mark these on your calendars!

A Georgian Revival in the Belmont Conservation District tops our open house roundup this week. We’ve also got a North Oak Cliff townhome with killer views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck, a custom M-Streets Tudor on block from Tietze Park, and more. Our homes range in price from $458K to $799K.

 

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When architect and city councilman Vernon Smith built this Oak Cliff home in 1949, much of the features were revolutionary for the time. A double carport worked well for the growing number of two-car households. The windows and lines were clean and angular. The floorplan allowed for movement throughout the space with relative ease.

And that design, while revolutionary 67 years ago, is perfect for today’s family. Thanks to sellers David and Becca Holt, both of whom are interior designers, the functional and aesthetically pleasing design of this home is updated with carefully chosen materials that stay true to its history while looking to the future.

We’re thrilled to feature this listing from David Griffin Realtor Crystal Gonzalez as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If you find yourself smitten with this midcentury modern home in North Oak Cliff, call Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today to sail through your transaction from bid to closing.

Jump to find out more about the truly inspiring renovation of this lovely Stevens Park Estates home.

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The contemporary beauty at 4428 Greenbrier Ct. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Ready for your insider’s look at the best open houses for this weekend? Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, our homes range in price from $429,000 to $1.695 million, and wow! Some great properties this week. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Once upon a time, a clever architect and a talented interior designer bought a 1927 Prairie cottage in Winnetka Heights and, of course, they completely transformed it. Now a lucky buyer can reap the benefits of their hard work and nab this move-in ready cutie at 110 N. Edgefield in this hotter than hot neighborhood if they move very fast. (more…)

GetMedia-1When we came across this 1955 ranch reborn as a Hill Country modern, we were intrigued. It takes a savvy, experienced contractor to remodel a home to this level of sophistication. Guess who whipped 7242 Midbury Drive, into shape?

The Realtor.

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