Turtle Creek Penthouse
You’ve never seen anything like this Turtle Creek Penthouse. Never. It’s easily the equivalent of the Palace of Versailles, but 22 stories into the sky. It’s a fantasy, a dream, a love story, and it’s finally available — after 40 years. (more…)

Splurge vs Steal: Two Kessler Park Beauties | CandysDirt.com

Kessler Park is one of our favorite parts of North Oak Cliff, a neighborhood with history, topography, winding streets, arching shade trees, and so much more.  

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two Kessler Park beauties. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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In the 30-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth, the Mid-Cities and surrounding cities are some of the fastest-growing communities in North Texas. There’s huge diversity in the available houses and community amenities, so finding a knowledgeable Realtor with local expertise and presence in the Mid-Cities can make or break a house-hunting strategy. 

Ebby Halliday Realtors offers just that, with numerous offices throughout the Mid-Cities. They represent some of the most desirable properties in those 21 cities. I’ve found three that impress with their size, style, and use of space. So many great amenities! Let’s take a look.

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We see a lot of fabulous homes, but few grab our attention like a Pottsboro property that just hit the market, located about an hour north of Dallas. This is a perfect weekend house if we ever saw one! 

The barndominium at 192 McClain Ln. is a sight to behold, an enchanting and unusual house made to look like a rustic wood barn with lots of high-end features for the discerning buyer. It has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, and 5,293 square feet on two stories, sitting on 10 acres close to the Texas-Oklahoma border. 

Located two miles from the shores of Lake Texoma, this residence was built as a vacation home by DFW residents looking to create a gathering spot for four adult children, grandchildren, and family friends alike. 

“We wanted to create a new, exciting experiences for our boys and their friends and our friends as well, something that would have that wow factor,” said owner Cynthia Dutton. “It’s so unique and fun — people can relax, go out on the lake, do whatever they want while being around each other.”

Dutton calls the house an “attraction magnet,” fascinating guests with its barn facade, big interior spaces, 10 acres of land, and wildlife. 

“People are excited to come here and once they arrive, it’s a home away from home,” she said. “We’ve had 23 people comfortably staying in the houses for Thanksgiving and everyone had space.” 

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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 three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $355,000 to $1,889,000. You’ll find a range of beauties, from the Forest Place transitional house pictured above to an awesome Claremont renovation. 

 

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Finding a true sense of community can be a challenge as people look for a place to live. Castle Hills is the answer, a 2,800-acre master-planned, gated community located in Lewisville. Not only is it neighborly, it offers proximity to freeways and airports, making it a snap to get around DFW. 

The first residents moved into Castle Hills in 1998 and the area has grown and evolved into a live-work-play community. The development offers 25 parks and green spaces, several lakes, and trees planted every 30 feet. Expansive views and signs of nature are all around and quaint bridges and street lamps gracefully guide the way home. Hike-and-bike trails wind throughout Castle Hills offering many outdoor recreational opportunities for residents. Catch-and-release fishing is allowed at the 12-acre park and lake area. What’s not to love? 

Home prices range from the high $300s to over $3 million. If you’re navigating the real estate market in Castle Hills, you want the true experts at Ebby Halliday Realtors. I’ve found three of the houses Ebby is representing there that are impressive. Let’s take a look.  

 

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Fall In Love with This Clean-lined Northwest Dallas New Home Repped by Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

Magazine-worthy good looks and a clean-lined transitional aesthetic come together in an incredible house on the western edge of Bluffview in Northwest Dallas. 

Located at 8819 Lakemont Dr., this property was created by Robert Hopson Construction Group for a local client as a custom home. But life circumstances changed and now this remarkable new build, which has the kind of bespoke features you wouldn’t get in a spec home, is on the market, represented by Michelle Hopson with Ebby Halliday Realtors. 

“The floorplan is geared toward amazing entertaining possibilities with an open floorplan and a combined living-kitchen-dining area with a great wet bar area, and all of that flows to the outdoor living area,” Hopson said. “Also, this house has the most storage I’ve ever seen, like a finished-out storage area on the second level, attic storage, and storage built into the room designs.”

There’s plenty of room for a family to spread out and enjoy this house with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, a home office, and 5,641 square feet on two stories. Located near West Northwest Highway and Midway Road, the back of the property overlooks the lush Bachman Lake Park. 

Watch the video after the jump to see why we love this house! 

 

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If you’re looking to buy a Dallas house for under $300K, they tend to be on the smaller side. But every once in a while, you find a happy surprise. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is one of them. The East Dallas house at 10918 Shiloh Rd. has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 3,017 square feet on two stories, built in 1959. The roof and siding have been replaced, HVAC updated, front porch added, and there are new windows, floors, and paint. The curb appeal is cute as can be, the kitchen and baths are great, and the price has been reduced from $294,900 to $245,000. 

Did we mention it has over 3,000 square feet?!? 

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