Munger Place Swiss Avenue

The Munger Place Swiss Avenue beauty at 5707 Swiss Ave. is one of our featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you’e got to see over the weekend.

This week, our houses range in price from $369,500 to $1.1 million. There’s the elegant Munger Place Swiss Avenue home pictured above, a Stevens Park Austin stone cottage with vintage charms, and more. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Richard Schalij

It took several days to reach Realtor Richard Schalij for an interview. But just like anything worthwhile, our conversation was very much worth the wait. Schalij is at once disarming and engaging, a natural story-teller with no discernable pretense, content to shift the spotlight to others. By the time our interview is over, I feel well-acquainted with his extraordinary parents and his childhood spent sailing on the Hudson and exploring Europe’s art world. Schalij is one of a kind.

When pressed, Schalij describes himself as genuine and an outside-of-the-box thinker. “I’m very much myself with buyers and I think they appreciate that,” he said. “And I’m always trying to bring options to my clients. If they’re looking at a particular neighborhood, I will always mention other areas they may not be aware of, perhaps something that’s off their radar. I try to think of what it would be like for them living there, their wants and needs.”

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Kessler Park Midcentury

The Kessler Park midcentury at 1133 Lausanne Ave. in North Oak Cliff has an open house Sunday and you don’t want to miss it!

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and if your mom loves real estate, what better way to share your Sunday than by checking out Dallas’ hottest open houses? We’ve found three killer properties for this week’s CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, our houses range in price from $469,500 to $879K. You’ll find a the gorgeous Kessler Park midcentury pictured above and two other showstoppers. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Sharon Worthy Group

The Sharon Worthy Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors. From left: Jenn Johnson, Jaklyn McKenna, Dennis Worthy, Sharon Worthy, Meredith Layden, Allyson McClurg, Susan Howarth, and Kayla Dunham. Photo: Ebby Halliday Realtors

Locally owned Ebby Halliday Realtors continues to attract accomplished real estate professionals to its sales force. With locations across North Texas, and affiliated mortgage, insurance, and title businesses, Ebby Halliday is the broker of choice for many of the area’s accomplished real estate agents – and is now “home” to the Sharon Worthy Group, respected professionals who annually close tens of millions of dollars in sales volume.

The Sharon Worthy Group, which includes Dennis Worthy, Allyson McClurg, Meredith Layden, Susan Howarth, Jaklyn McKenna, Jenn Inman Johnson, and Kayla Dunham, recently joined Ebby’s Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard office.

“We are proud to welcome Sharon and her group, who are widely known for integrity and dedication to providing clients with exceptional customer service,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of Ebby Halliday Realtors.

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vickery park

The old-feel new construction at 5214 Richard Ave. is 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 $320K to $1.095 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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bryan place

Back in my single days, I loved living in East Dallas. Everything about that part of the city appealed to me, from the proximity to White Rock Lake to the beer biscuits at Barbec’s.

The last place I lived before meeting my husband was one of my favorites, a townhome in Old East Dallas’ Bryan Place, near North Munger Boulevard and Live Oak Street. I worked in downtown Dallas and played in East Dallas, and this townhome made it easy to get everywhere I wanted to go. It is totally walkable, just a short jaunt to Trader Joe’s or restaurants on Lower Greenville. I walked my dog around the neighborhood and marveled at one person’s massive fig tree, visited with other dog owners, and felt completely at home and safe.

The owner, Meredith Moore, is getting married herself and has made some beautiful renovations to my former pad at 5505 Live Oak St. Unit 115, which is our Tuesday Two Hundred. It still has the welcoming red front door, which makes the Bryan Village Condos stand out as you drive down Live Oak Street, but the interior is reimagined. While its address says “Live Oak,” the townhome is actually located on the backside of the U-shaped complex, on Hubert Street, and it’s quiet inside.

“This was my first house I ever bought and I love the crap out of it — I’ve owned it for 10 years and watched the whole neighborhood change,” Moore said. “I would sell this to a friend because we did that kind of a job [with renovations].”

This townhome has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 962 square feet on two stories, built in 1982. Let me give you a tour of a place I loved dearly.

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Mediterranean Spanish Revival

This Mediterranean Spanish revival in Old Preston Hollow is a just-completed custom home with grand spaces and luxe amenities.

You’ll find something new in Old Preston Hollow with a freshly completed Mediterranean Spanish revival with a posh address.

Just completed in December 2016, the sprawling home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is one surprising space after another in its 13,000 square feet. Sitting on just over one acre with dual gated entries, it was designed by architect Lloyd Lumpkins, who has a reputation for unsurpassed quality and echoes of eclectic European architecture in his work.

Located near Walnut Hill Lane and Inwood Road, it’s in a coveted part of Old Preston Hollow, an area named for its wooded areas with creeks and hollows. Today, arching shade trees and proximity to the Bachman Branch creek keeps that sense of natural beauty.

This manse has six bedrooms, two of which are dual masters; eight full bathrooms; three half baths; and a library.

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

Don’t miss the open house this Sunday, April 2, from 2-4 p.m. Here’s a sneak peek!

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Ebby Halliday Realtors to Open Prosper-Celina Office This July | CandysDirt.com

Cathie Skinner. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday Realtors.

Big news for the DFW real estate community: Ebby Halliday Realtors has announced plans to open a new Prosper/Celina office this July.

Scheduled to open in July 2017, the roughly 5,000-square-foot office is located at the northeast corner of Highway 289 (Preston Road) and Prosper Trail in Prosper. It will be home to about 50 residential real estate agents serving the greater Prosper/Celina area. A fast-growing suburb in Collin and Denton counties with almost 18,000 residents, Prosper is 32 miles from DFW International Airport and 35 miles from downtown Dallas.

“This state-of-the-art office will greatly enhance our ability to serve the needs of the area’s growing number of home buyers and sellers for many years to come,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliated companies Texas Premier TitleHome Team Insurance, and Home Team Mortgage Company.

The location of the new office is phenomenal, says Ebby Halliday Companies Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert, who was instrumental in selecting the new site and building out the new office.

“Strategically situated along State Highway 289 (Preston Road), it offers easy access to the 289 and U.S. 380 corridors, as well as the Dallas North Tollway,” he said.

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