1015 Erin Drive

What could be better than growing up in a home you love, and years later returning to that family house as the owner? There’s a lot of satisfaction in coming full circle.

Gary McDonnell grew up in the close-knit neighborhood of Lake Park Estates in this 1950 ranch at 1015 Erin Drive. In 2001 he and his designer wife, Belinda, remodeled the family home into a Texas regional contemporary.

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10830 Hayfield Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Remember yesterday’s post with a little blurb by Wilson Fuqua? The renowned architect talked about how some homes just need the deft, artful touch of an architect to be transformed from ugly ducklings into sleek swans. I like to think that this home at 10830 Hayfield is a stunning example of this idea. Built in 1981, this soft contemporary likely had a muted neutral palette and an unhealthy amount of carpet everywhere.

Since then, this listing from Brandon Stewart has been updated to sleek, chic modern perfection.

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5019 Shadywood close upOnce in awhile we get a Monday Morning Millionaire that makes me think I could actually become a high class house squatter. I’d move in, bring my own maid and Turkish towels, even my own all-natural, biodegradable cleaning supplies and sunscreen.

Here’s the first place I’d squat: 5019 Shadywood Lane, listed with David Griffin, David Griffin & Company Realtors. First of all, I LOVE Shadywood Lane, always have. From the days when I used to carpool the girls over here, I would linger just a little longer on Shadywood. It’s not as boldly name recognizable a street name as DeLoache, or Strait, but it has topography, gorgeous trees, and is where the quiet wealthy live, where so very many stunningly beautiful homes and estates have been built in the last few years.

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