Almost two weeks have passed since tornadoes struck Dallas, displacing thousands of residents, students and businesses. As usual, Dallas is resilient and those who did not suffer property damage have rushed to the aid of those impacted.

Almost two weeks have passed since tornadoes struck Dallas, displacing thousands of residents, students, and businesses. As usual, Dallas is resilient and those who did not suffer property damage have rushed to the aid of those impacted.

As residents of Preston Hollow and Northwest Dallas scramble to find temporary housing, affordable rentals including this one on Allegheny Drive may fit the bill. Near Royal Lane and Interstate 35 East, this three-bedroom home with 1,884 square feet rents for $1,800 per month. (more…)

Stephan SardoneParting is such sweet sorrow. At least it is for us at CandysDirt when one of our favorite homebuilders puts his sensational reno on the market.

Stephan Sardone, owner of Sardone Construction, took the L-Streets house at 10229 Linkwood Dr. in Lake Highlands to the studs and reimagined the space entirely. What emerged is extraordinary—we’ve written about it twice, here and here.

“We essentially demolished its entire insides and redesigned it into an open concept that maximized every inch of the home,” he said. “We were able to fit three full bedrooms and two full bathrooms—and the master bath is really large—as well as an incredible open living space and nice-sized kitchen.”

Stephan SardoneTo make this house happen, Sardone partnered with Larry Paschall of HPD Architecture in Oak Lawn. Together, they totally overhauled the 1,320-square-foot interior. They moved all interior walls, changed the layout of the space, and created a vaulted ceiling with wood beams by pushing out a gable on the roof.

Sardone’s abode served both as a home for him and his wife, and as a contractor showcase to show potential clients just how to create a smart, efficient design. It was a no-brainer to choose it as today’s Thursday Three Hundred. It was listed Friday by Michael Cassell at Gilchrist & Company Real Estate for $379,900.

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