Far North Dallas is the place to be if you’re looking for bigger homes and a more suburban lifestyle north of LBJ Freeway. It’s the last stop in the city before you get into Plano and it is bordered by Addison and Richardson, too, so the schools are generally quite good (Richardson and Plano ISDs). 

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re headed there to two lovely houses that exemplify the fine living available in Far North Dallas. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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16114 Fallkirk Drive is listed for $480,00 by Kan Boonme of Keller Williams Realty. 

Let’s be honest, nothing is more frustrating than house hunting in Dallas on a tight budget. The market is hot, bidding wars are often the norm, and getting into a house with all the bells and whistles in a nice neighborhood with decent schools is a major feat.

That being said, there are still a few deals to be had, and we found one that’s the perfect fit for our Friday Four Hundred — located in Far North Dallas, it’s an updated 1976 single story that’s been through one hell of a makeover. Let’s take a look inside, shall we?

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Bent Tree Homes on the Same Street | CandysDirt.com

Far North Dallas offers a lot of desirable areas, high-end neighborhoods, and real estate options for homebuyers. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re headed to Bent Tree in Far North Dallas. This desirable neighborhood has two houses for sale next door to each other. They’re both luxury houses, each with a lot to offer. Like so many other homes in the area, these have a lot of square footage —  3,770 and 4,350 — and space for a family. Let’s take a look. 

 

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Oooh, this one is different. Today’s Saturday Eight Hundred is far more ornate than my usual picks, and it just barely makes it into the $800,000 block. But I dig it in its crazy ornate madness. There’s so much for my imagination to run wild with! With Swarovski crystal chandeliers aplenty and gleaming marble floors, 17183 Club Hill Drive definitely brings the bling. And this French Normandy-inspired home backs up to Bent Tree Golf Course, so the views aren’t half bad, either.

With three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in nearly 5,500 square feet, this Far North Dallas home is also roomy, to say the least. It’s downright enormous. Speaking of, have you seen your family this week? No worries. Your spouse is hanging out in the wine cellar and the kids are in the pool. You might as well fix yourself a snack in the gourmet kitchen and run a hot bath in the jetted tub. The others can fend for themselves. This week’s pick is listed by Re/Max’s Michael Gaule for $899,500. Join us after the jump for some soaring ceilings and a whole lot of crystal.

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This far North Dallas home projects a little bit of a 1960s Hollywood Hills, Palm Springs contemporary vibe that I find intriguing. It’s so… different. Sometimes you forget that Dallas even does different. Then along comes 4712 Holly Tree Drive. Now, I’ll allow that it also holds its fair share of problems (is that laminate I see?), but in the current real estate climate, I see nearly every house as a project – even ones listed in this price range. I live for potential. And this house has it in spades. Its location puts you in Plano schools and at a very decent commute from Dallas. That’s hard to beat. The house is listed by Susan Withrow of Keller Williams Realty at $725,000.

Starting with the drive up and the limestone entry, this house gives great face. I dig the unique look of the glass block, the curved wall, and the cool, geometric iron door. Like I said, it’s different. In a great way. I also find myself asking, “Would I buy a house for a tree?” Because the curb appeal here is really something.

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Far North Dallas Home for Sale | CandysDirt.com

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a former model home in Far North Dallas Villas of Bent Trail, and it shows.

Located at 6166 Jereme Trl., near Frankford and Preston roads, this home offers bay windows, plantation shutters overlooking peaceful treed grassy area, lighted glass built-in shelving, hardwoods, vaulted ceiling, and a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen is modern and fresh, and the overall feel is inviting and comfortable.

It has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathrooms, and 1,825 square feet on two stories, built in 1989.

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6820 Garlinghouse Front

To some buyers, 6820 Garlinghouse looks like too much work. It’s a 1985-built ranch in Far North Dallas that is in original condition, according to Ashli Clements of Minnette Murray Properties, a boutique real estate group under Coldwell banker residential brokerage.

“It has really good bones and the floor plan works well for today’s families,” she said. “It’s totally livable right now. The seller lived in home for four years and didn’t change a thing. The breakfast nook is actually beautiful, with that gorgeous ceiling.”

6820 Garlinghouse Breakfast

But today’s buyers seem to be lacking in vision and inspiration, because at 2,565 square feet, this home is priced just right for the renovation-minded. This four-bedroom, three-bath home inside the Dallas city limits but with Plano ISD schools is being marketed for just $350,000 — a steal! Plus, buyers will receive a $10,000 allowance toward upgrades, making those Pinterest boards you’ve been carefully curating for your dream house even closer to tangible reality.

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dallas open houses

The home at 10119 Lanshire Dr. is one of five we’re featuring this week in our open-house roundup.

Every week, we’re featuring five fantastic open houses in Dallas (and suburbs from time to time) here at CandysDirt.

This week, we’ve picked properties that range in price from $375,000 to $875,000. You’ll find everything from a contemporary townhome in Uptown with a rooftop deck and city views, to a Far North Dallas Midcentury sitting on a secluded creek lot. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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