Gorgeous Hardwoods

From the Archives: Phenomenal Buckner Terrace Reno Goes Under Contract in 3 Days

By Leah Shafer / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran March 24, 2015, and highlights the gorgeous work of Barton-Graham Home & Design Firm. We subsequently wrote a profile of them here and featured another renovation of theirs here. If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s […]

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North Oak Cliff Flip Went From Pitiful to Pristine in Just Under Three Months

By Leah Shafer / September 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

For fans of home renovation television shows, today’s Tuesday Two Hundred will have a satisfying feel. The house at 810 W. 12th St. has a great location, near Jefferson and Zang in North Oak Cliff, but was pretty much a dump when it sold in July for $93,000. A clever investor swooped in, made massive changes […]

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BEFORE AND AFTER: Home Transformed from Mawmaw to Mod in Lakeland Hills

By Leah Shafer / September 17, 2015 / 8 Comments

Casey Barton and Raymond E. Graham are real estate renaissance men, working their magic in East Dallas homes. The pair have been renovating and selling houses together for eight years and own the company Barton-Graham Home & Design Firm. They’re both general contractors and interior decorators, and Graham is a Realtor who in the process of earning his broker’s […]

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N. Oak Cliff Craftsman Will Knock Your Socks Off With Handsome Details, Charisma

By Leah Shafer / July 23, 2015 / 2 Comments

What a treat, to find a house this completely adorable and both beautifully maintained and remodeled. The North Oak Cliff Craftsman at 615 N. Clinton Ave. is the total package: location, curb appeal, personality, function, flow, and price. It’s our Thursday Three Hundred and it’ll knock your socks off. Built in 1923, this bungalow is newly […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: M-Streets Tudor Feels Like a Fairytale Fantasy

By Leah Shafer / April 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

If you’ve always wanted to live in a home that looks like it belongs in a fairytale, then today’s Thursday Three Hundred is your wish come to market. The M-Streets Tudor at 5355 McCommas Blvd. captivates with corner-lot curb appeal, from the steeply pitched roof and bright red door to stone-and-wood siding and arching shade trees. This 1946 house is pure […]

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Why Has This Lovely Oak Lawn Townhome Been on the Market 160 Days?

By Leah Shafer / April 23, 2015 / 8 Comments

These days, it’s pretty common to spot a great listing and watch it go under contract faster than you can say, “Jeeves, fetch me a Realtor!” So when I spot an Oak Lawn townhome like the one at 3316 Hawthorne Ave. #3316, which has been on the market for 160 days, I have to scratch […]

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