Crestfield Place debuts tomorrow evening, as we have told you, beginning at 4:30 p.m. over at 2204 Moser in the East Village. This is Cobalt Homes’ second foray into high end, dense living townhomes in urban infill. I caught up with the architect, Josh Nimmo, because I am giddy with delight over the project and the fact that you can now buy a beautiful, designer-label townhome in Dallas for under $600,000.

Let me put it to you this way: Josh Nimmo is the kind of architect who does multi-million dollars homes, like the one right next to me. While with famed architect Lionel Morrison FAIA, he worked on the W Dallas Residences, One Arts Plaza Residences, that famous Northaven Residence, and LEED Gold Certified International Business Park Phase 15.

That’s why I see Crestfield Place as so much more than another great East Village option: it is proof that developers can churn out a middle-cost project of great design without breaking the bank! 

CD: Josh, what was the single most gutsy move attached to this project?

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If you have been east of Central on Knox-Henderson lately, you might just think you are in the wrong city.

I took a quick spin last week Friday shortly before five and oh. my. God: street after street of brand new, sleek-smooth two and three story condo/townhomes, young people out walking dogs on leashes, hopping onto bikes, scooters, motorcycles. It was like Generation Z suddenly moved out of mom and dad’s and exploded into Dallas.

Plus I had been at the hairdresser’s on Blackburn, at Salon Lure, and realized I was so close I could have walked.

Thus is born a new neighborhood in Dallas, East Village, the spillover of West Village across Central. (And some experts say highways irreparably divide.) Development not only hopped the concrete fence, but it also created an almost exclusive enclave of residential steps away from a 1.1-mile street with pockets of successful restaurants, bars, and shops. This is Henderson Avenue, where developer Mark Masinter, the man who talked Steve Jobs into retail Apple stores, is creating a Dallas version of Abbot Kinney in Venice, Calif., or Elizabeth Street in Manhattan’s Soho district; 23rd Avenue in Portland, Ore.  As Masinter told the Dallas Morning News: “I’m trying to do something tasteful and lasting — as it gets older, it looks better,” he said.

We now have to dig back in our brains to still see the old single family, 19th and 20th-century house memories of how this area once looked.

In the midst of a sea of new construction so fresh, you can still smell the hay in the concrete, is a five unit number that looks more like the Architectural Digest home of an art collector.

“We are building the nicest townhomes in East Dallas. It’s good for the neighborhood to have these higher quality products within it,” says Cobalt Home’s Managing Principal Greg McGowan. “There is a real renaissance happening in the area, as we build a symbiotic relationship with the expanding businesses.”

Crestfield Place is the second phase of CoastOak Group’s Cobalt Homes.

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east villageIt may be two days after Thanksgiving, but we’re betting that with the holiday entertaining season upon us, you might just be on the lookout for a home with great space for that, such as our Saturday Six Hundred in the East Village.

Listed by Brandon Travelstead and the Travelstead Property Group with Dallas City Center Realtors, this modern attached home at 4634 Coles Manor Lane built by Conrad Homes gives plenty of space — 2,650 square feet of total living space — for entertaining.

The three-bedroom, three-bath home has an open floor plan downstairs that provides plenty of room for a buyers imagination to take over when it comes to furniture layout — and also gives wide open space for entertaining. Tall ceilings, lots of windows, and white oak hardwood floors provide make the space feel even larger, too. (more…)

For the longest time, the neighborhoods surrounding CityPlace were all one- and two-story bungalows and cottages, some of which had been rental properties for so long that the neglect from absentee landlords became irreversible. And as the demand for modern, urban living has increased along the US 75 corridor, this neighborhood — now dubbed East Village — has experienced a significant architectural renaissance with modern townhomes going up at a record pace. 

One such example is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This fabulous East Village townhome marketed by David Griffin & Company Realtor Don Neilson gives you a fabulous and bright two-story floor plan with sleek and chic modern industrial finishes that are a boon for frequent entertainers, empty nesters, and those who crave privacy.

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Splurge vs Steal: Two New Construction Contemporary Condos in East Village | CandysDirt.com

East Village is a loosely defined geographical area on the opposite side of Central Expressway as West Village. It is fast developing and full of surprises. 

Today’s Splurge vs Steal takes us to East Village and two brand new condos that are move-in ready with sleek design and contemporary elements. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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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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2211 N. Fitzhugh Front

We’ve talked a lot about East Village and the neighborhood’s battles with commercial development, but we don’t really talk too much about the homeowners who would be affected by a huge big-box store moving in nearby. This beautiful townhome at 2211 N. Fitzhugh is a great example of an East Village property, though. This sleek, open home has everything you could want in an urban address, with three bedrooms, three full baths, and a gorgeous deck for entertaining.

This is a Clay Stapp + Co. listing from Realtor Matt Scobee, and it is just phenomenal inside! Jump for more!

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SamsCityplace

Neighbors near Cityplace say this big box behemoth doesn’t belong in the neighborhood.

In the fight against a big-box corporate behemoth in an area several urban planners, along with the city of Dallas’ own “Forward! Dallas” plan, say is better suited for pedestrian oriented development, the little guy won a huge battle this week.
The East Village Association, the neighborhood group that has spearheaded the fight against a Trammell Crow’s Sam’s Club-anchored development planned for the former ACS campus at Cityplace, won a significant ruling against the developer. The judge in the case sided with the East Village Association, recognizing their right to sue the developer on behalf of neighbors.
“As an immigrant who successfully traveled the long legal road to citizenship, I learned the power of perseverance and was sustained by the dream of being part of the greatest democracy on earth; ‘of, for, and by the people,’ ” said Jonas Park, leader of the “No MegaStore Uptown” group.