The Mansion Park area is one of those neighborhoods chock-full of great properties, and these townhomes are a perfect example of how you can get into a fabulous neighborhood for a less-than-exorbitant price. While these Bud Oglesby-designed, midcentury modern townhomes look pitch perfect from the curb, 2812 Welborn St., another amazing listing from Ebby Halliday top-performer Dennis Hammet, truly does this design justice.

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Merriman Park Estates

Our Saturday Six Hundred, at 6903 Sedgwick Drive in Merriman Park Estates, is built around a tree, and there’s something magical about it. It’s almost as if the tree imparts a protective spirit over the home. Think about it for a moment — the builder made sure the tree survived. He had a heart for it. Instead of taking the easy way out and uprooting it, he constructed his home with respect for the tree. You don’t see that happen often. (more…)

2421 N. cooper St. Back of house 2

It’s like everyone who owns a rad 70s or 80s contemporary in Arlington is putting their home on the market. OK, at least two of them, including last week’s Friday $500K. I decided to look again at this Midcities home of Texas Rangers Baseball and that football team, and what did I find but another impeccable home with some outstanding details. Again, this might be a home worth moving to Arlington for. Just look at this lush, two-story wall of windows on the back of 2421 Cooper Street. It’s a listing from Ebby Halliday Realtor Linda Magazzine and it’s on the market for all of $565,000!

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This three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath modern in Midway Hollow by builder Marc features two shipping containers.

This three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath modern in Midway Hollow by builder Marc Jennings features two shipping containers on an oversized, pie-shaped lot.

My six-year-old son has been obsessed with a new build in our neighborhood of Midway Hollow ever since we saw the two shipping containers on the lot.  

Every week, we drive past the home he dubbed “The Container House” at least once, and every time he says, “Mom, this is going to be the coolest house ever.”

So you can imagine the irritated kindergartener I have on my hands now that he knows I got to tour this new house at 3922 Rochelle Dr. I should also tell you that he’s completely correct — it is a very cool house.

Builder Marc Jennings and Realtor John Weber of Ebby Halliday’s Hickman Weber Group led me through the unique feature of this 2,400-square-foot modern house that features two parallel shipping containers. The $750,000 abode rests on an oversized pie-shaped lot that actually leaves a backyard with plenty of room for entertaining, kids to play, and even a pool if you wanted.  (more…)

Historic Craftsman 6015 Bryan ParkwayEvery house has a story. Some are sad, some are funny, and then there are the love stories. Our Saturday Seven Hundred at 6015 Bryan Parkway is all about love. This historic Craftsman came close to just being a memory. (more…)

Julie Pillans

Introducing Great Western Home Loans “Realtor of the Week,” a new spot written by our favorite Vice President of Happiness (yup, that’s really his title!), Jeff Lindigrin.

If you know anything about Jeff, you know he is one of the happiest, coolest guys in Texas. And he’s a real Texan through and through, who raises cattle on his ranch and drives a truck. 

He even wears cowboy boots.

Jeff hosts The Great Western Home Loans Radio Show live every Saturday on KLIF 570 AM from 3 to 4 p.m. The show focuses on real estate personalities and mortgage questions, but Jeff’s sense of humor really owns the show. Sometimes Candy is his guest, then things get really wild!

Great Western was created in 1981 by the Fred McDonald family, who continues to own and operate it. From its inception, the company has maintained an entrepreneurial spirit with the focus on its team of outstanding employees.  The “people first” philosophy at all times enables Great Western to deliver superior mortgage services for its clients.  Headquartered in Plano, Great Western Home Loans offers a complete menu of purchase and refinance  mortgage products to smooth the road to home purchasing for every Realtor.

Here’s one of them: Julie Pillans.

Julie is a proud native Texan who grew up in Plano.

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One of Julie’s early sales…

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1120 Easton Facade

Our Saturday Six Hundred gives a new depth to the meaning of “a labor of love.” Wes Strawn discovered this midcentury modern tri-level at 1120 Easton Road in Lochwood Estates in 2011. Built by Rick Jackson in 1959 and nestled on an acre of land, he found the home the first day it was on the market.

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5007 Purdue AvenueIf you want to know the hottest trend in home design, we have the answer. This Briarwood modern farmhouse at 5007 Purdue Avenue ticks all the boxes and then some. It’s an absolutely gorgeous 1939 home that has been remodeled to perfection by listing agent Lindsay Hagan with Ebby Halliday. (more…)