White Rock Home Tour

This unique modern home on Loving Avenue in Lakewood is one of the seven incredible homes on the 14th annual White Rock Home Tour. (Photos: Angela Flournoy)

The 14th annual White Rock Home Tour is one for the record books, and CandysDirt.com — the official media sponsor of this year’s tour — is giving you an exclusive first look at the seven incredible modern homes selected for the annual event. Slated for the weekend of April 27-28, tour-goers a close-up look at two Midcentury Modern homes and five new modern homes, each of which offers can’t miss details and design. Discounted early bird tickets are on sale now for $15 each at whiterockhometour.org.  

For the first time in the tour’s history, ticket holders will get a gander at a work-in-progress — specifically, a delicious modern design by architect Cliff Welch in Old Lake Highlands. Patrons will be able to walk through the large home before construction is complete. Welch, as well as builder Clay Robinson, will be on hand to talk about the home. Two of the newer builds on this year’s home tour are designs by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder New Leaf Custom Homes, both of which are located on Forest Trail just behind Flagpole Hill. A sexy design from A. GRUPPO architect Thad Reeves is worth the modest ticket price, too.

“Each of our tour homes offers something unique for our guests,” said White Rock Home Tour chair Alyson Black. We couldn’t agree more! 

New Leaf Custom Homes will have two of their builds on this year’s White Rock Home Tour, both of which are on Forest Trail in the White Rock Valley neighborhood.

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Many people are saying that $300K is the new $200K in the North Texas market, and they’re correct that it’s getting harder to find a family home in that lower price range. 

That’s part of what makes our Tuesday Two Hundred so unusual. Located in the Kiestwood neighborhood of Oak Cliff, the house at 2832 Ilahe Dr. is a handsome midcentury modern house with classic Roman brick, clean lines, and a split-level design. 

“This is my favorite stretch in the areas, two blocks of hilly terrain, lined with trees, and a cul-de-sac, which is a rarity in the area,” said listing agent Ed Murchison with Virginia Cook, Realtors. “Kiestwood has become such an incredible neighborhood and it’s one of the premier areas if you’re looking for something under $300,000, and it’s even getting hard to find that there.”  

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,188 square feet on two stories, built in 1959.

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In these parts, homes designed by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan often command top dollar. Part of that is location, but Buchanan’s work usually lands in some of the very best places. This particular Buchanan-designed home is no exception. Located on a plum lot in the wonderful sustainable and modern development Urban Reserve, 29 Vanguard Way offers exceptional views, amenities, location, value, and style all wrapped in Buchanan’s trademark lines and angles.

“Russell Buchanan is a blue chip architect and to be able to purchase one of his designs for under $700K is a unique opportunity,” says listing agent Ed Murchison, who has priced this gorgeous home with a courtyard pool and gorgeous kitchen at $699,000. Considering the cachet of the neighborhood and the architect, it’s easy to see why this stellar home is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Want to make sure this dream home becomes your reality? Contact Lisa today to make your real estate transaction sail through bid to closing! 

Want to see inside this fabulous home? Jump!

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Neighborhoods all along the North Central Expressway corridor are seeing resurgence and reinvestment in a very big way. Long neglected areas, once full of ramshackle and run down houses, are becoming a land of opportunity in the realm of urban infill for developers and architects. It is fascinating to watch the changing landscape, and though it’s sad to lose the cultural value of older homes, it’s heartening to see builders invest in interesting, engaging design. It allows a generation to put a stamp on the area, and sometimes to great results. 

Today’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is an example of what’s great about modern design. With clean lines and a contemporary facade, 2215 Madera adds something different to the neighborhood landscape of Knox-Henderson. It’s a fabulous listing from Virginia Cook Realtor Ed Murchison

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Virginia Cook Realtor Kelly Jordan was named the 2017 Hearts at Work award recipient.

From Staff Reports

Kelly Jordan of Virginia Cook Realtors was named the 2017 Hearts at Work award recipient during a company celebration luncheon September 22 at the Park Cities Club. The award was established to honor significant volunteer service to our communities by the company’s sales associates.

“Volunteer service enriches communities where we live and work and has been integral to the culture of our company since we opened 18 years ago,” said President Sheila Rice as she presented the award. “The Hearts at Work program allows us to formally recognize associates like Kelly who bring a passionate commitment to enriching the lives of individuals, families and neighborhoods.” 

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Merriman Park Midcentury | CandysDirt.com

One of the biggest trends in design is midcentury modern. People can’t get enough of the clean lines, bold colors, and retro appeal associated with this era. Our Thursday Three Hundred at 7024 Whitehill St. will delight any 1950’s design enthusiast with its original features and amenities. 

This Merriman Park midcentury maintains many of its MCM elements, like Terrazzo tile floors and an original stacked stone fireplace, yet functions well for today’s modern lifestyle. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,549 square feet, built in 1956. 

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In the world of modern, sustainable architecture, Josh Nimmo‘s work gets top billing in our region. His designs can be spotted in some of the most sought-after locations, from gorgeous townhomes in East Village to the M Streets and beyond. So I was rather perplexed to see one of his designs — an incredible one — in Keller of all places.

However, this High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans works so well in this environment that my initial surprise faded rather quickly. Truly, it’s a modern country estate, as described by listing agent Ed Murchison of Virginia Cook Realtors.

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If you want an example of what builders should be constructing for today’s buyer, Realtor Ed Murchison says you should check out this Josh Nimmo-designed, Alan Kagan-built modern urban home on Deere Street.
 
“This property represents what many buyers really want in an modern urban home, yet so few builders are building,” Murchison said.
 
That’s reason enough to make 4532 Deere Street our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, but there’s a bonus: a good-sized, private yard! 

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