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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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Rare Junius Heights ‘Airplane Bungalow’ Is Beautifully Updated Arts and Crafts

By Leah Shafer / May 21, 2015 / 5 Comments

The Junius Heights Historic District in Old East Dallas is home to the largest collection of Arts and Crafts/Craftsman-style houses in the southwestern United States. As Dallas’ largest historic neighborhood, Junius Heights is a treasure trove of handsome architectural designs, like the rare “airplane bungalow” at 722 N. Beacon St., our Thursday Three Hundred today. […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Lake Highlands House Shows Value of Good Renovations

By Leah Shafer / May 14, 2015 / 2 Comments

If you want to see the power of a smart renovation to increase a home’s market value, look no further than today’s Thursday Three Hundred, a Lake Highlands reno at 9911 Estate Ln. This ranch-style house sold in August 2010 for $190,000. Today, it’s listed by Travis Finlan at Ebby Halliday for $350,000. Obviously, the market has changed […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Ryan Place Cottage Has Guest Quarters, Fantastic Curb Appeal

By Leah Shafer / May 5, 2015 / 3 Comments

Ryan Place is a storied, family-friendly neighborhood three miles south of downtown Fort Worth, located in the Near Southside area. Established in 1911, Ryan Place today is a thriving neighborhood with an annual Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July parade, back-to-school pool party, “Boo on the Boulevard” celebration, and a candlelight Christmas evening. With close proximity […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Phenomenal Buckner Terrace Reno Goes Under Contract in 3 Days

By Leah Shafer / March 24, 2015 / 11 Comments

If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s ranch at 5823 Canterview Dr. Located near N. Jim Miller Road and Interstate 30 in the Buckner Terrace neighborhood, this 3-3 underwent massive changes during the past six months. When Raymond E. Graham and Casey Barton bought […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: 3,700 Square Feet for Under $300K? Yep! We Found It In Anna

By Leah Shafer / February 3, 2015 / 7 Comments

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly holds true in the residential real estate of Dallas’ northern suburbs. But spacious houses can be hard to come by under $300K, so today’s Tuesday Two Hundred listing at 400 Acklington Dr. in Anna caught my eye with 3,701 square feet, four big bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. It […]

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