The three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch located at 705 Nottingham Drive in Richardson is completely updated from top to bottom. Like stickers-still-on-the-windows updated, and even though they did a fantastic job with materials that are price point appropriate, that’s not the best part of this house.

The best part of this house is the location. It’s close to US 75 for an easy commute to Dallas.


Also right along 75 and basically a walk out your front door? Alamo Drafthouse, Cinnaholic, Haystack Burger, Industrial Pizza + Brew, Communion Coworking Space, Coffee Shop and Restaurant and there’s a Monkey King on its way.

Richardson is where you go when it’s time to hit the suburbs, but you’re not ready for “Dallas you” to die.

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Rhonda Seacat Hunnicutt organizes pre-demo sales for a living. She works with high-end builders and always sees the gorgeous post-demo results. This means she also gets to see the latest design trends in each of these homes and she’s not above borrowing a little from the pros.

Of course, she’s a pro herself. She remodels homes and condos and just happens to be the brilliant brain behind this Bryan Place condo at 3105 San Jacinto, #317.

This particular unit sits on the third floor of a building with easy access to Downtown Dallas and *ahem* Uber’s new headquarters. It was one of the first buildings to go up in the area back in the day so it’s been a trendsetter from the very beginning.

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Two years ago, Colleen Aldstadt joined Ebby Halliday Realtors after a long career in land development. She quickly learned that while many concepts are the same, it’s a whole different world in a lot of ways.  In development, she could count on a captive audience of builders and real estate agents. Being an agent requires another level of lead generation and networking.

“There’s a lot of competition to try and stay in front of everyone, and that’s not easy to do when you don’t have a captive audience,” she said. “You’ve got to be strategic and put yourself in the right place at the right time.”

She credits sales manager Kay Wright for helping her grow a now-thriving business. Aldstadt is based in Ebby’s Plano office and she has a strong presence in the Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Allen hub, as well as Flower Mound, Argyle, Northlake, and surrounding areas.

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Kellie Sirna of Studio11 Design recently listed her personal home for sale and it’s a jaw-dropper. Before she heads out the modern oak door one last time, she told us about one of her favorite rooms in the house, what she loves most about it and how she pulled it all together.

Sirna calls the breakfast nook, “the jewel box of her home” and hello, it’s a gem. Let’s start with that incredible custom bookcase with built-in wine fridge. Sirna said her uncle helped her build it and he passed away last year so it’s particularly special. They designed it together and his incredible craftsmanship makes it a real showpiece. Sirna has since become a wine connoisseur and said if she had it to do over again, that fridge would be full size.

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Want to live like a king or queen for in an expansive builder’s home in Northwest Dallas?

Want to live like a king or queen in an expansive builder’s home in Northwest Dallas? The four-bedroom, four and one-half bathroom spot on Irvin Simmons Drive is sure to impress your old friends and score you some new ones.

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It’s a custom built home with its own library, bar, and card room. It’s a temporary lease for six months or less, and the per-month cost is $17,500.

It’s a custom-built home with its own library, bar, and card room. It’s a temporary lease for six months or less, and the per-month cost is $17,500.

And it’s so worth it.

This is Dallas, y’all. We go big or go home. Sometimes those homes have libraries, and if that’s “being extra,” let’s just get used to it.

In addition to that killer library setup, the home has four bedrooms, five and one-half bathrooms, and sits on 1.7 acres in the posh Lobello Estates neighborhood at Inwood and Royal Lane. (more…)

Typically we don’t start a CandysDirt Thursday 300 post talking about a home’s garage, but while the exterior of this soft contemporary at 2418 Valley Forge in Richardson’s Cottonwood Creek Estates caught our eye, the garage got us excited. Hint: I think a Formula 1 fan of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas silver and green could love living here.

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Highland Park Spanish Revival

This historic Highland Park Spanish Revival could have been bulldozed. Thankfully, a smart builder saved it.

Several of the homes on Fairway Avenue have met unjust fates, and that’s a shame. Preservation is never out of the question. It simply takes a builder that has insight, integrity, and inspiration.

Fortunately, for this Highland Park Spanish Revival, at 4538 Fairway Avenue, that builder was Josh Zielke, owner of Josh Zielke Homes. Zielke also builds new homes, but he is known for spotting great old houses and saving them.
Highland Park Spanish Revival

Let’s step you back in time a bit. Frank Witchell built this house. Witchell was a partner with Otto Lang. Their firm, Lang and Witchell, was a leader in construction in Dallas during the first half of the twentieth century.

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