GreenvilleIf you’ve gone to the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Greenville Avenue at least once, you know that parking can be a bit at a premium — so for this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we were on the hunt for a great pad within walking distance to the parade.

And we found it. No need to move your car if you live in this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, ground-level condo in the gated University Crossroads — it’s literally at the corner of Greenville Avenue and East Mockingbird Lane, and a quick walk up to the end of the parade route at SMU Boulevard and Greenville.

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Greenwood Flats
Robert Elliott is at it again, ahead of the curve and setting the pace. This time the multi-talented co-founder of Stillwater Capital, founder of Robert Elliott Custom Homes, and The Associates Real Estate Brokerage has created Greenwood Flats at 5714 McCommas Boulevard. Elliott’s reputation as a builder is unparalleled. He’s constructed over 100 private residences in Highland Park alone, as well as homes in Bluffview and East Dallas. His reputation of putting together a solid development and standing behind what he builds means if you purchase one of his homes, you have a sound investment. (more…)

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Houses are flying off the market at a record-breaking pace. Finding a move-in-ready home in the coveted M Streets is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Of course we keep our ears to the ground and always try to bring you the freshest, hottest listings — in time to actually have a shot at being among the first to have a peek.

Our Friday Five Hundred this week is not even in MLS yet, but it’s already being shown by listing agent Ryan Streiff with Dave Perry-Miller. If you’re looking for a charming 1925 prairie style Craftsman cottage we’d advise calling him immediately because at $515,000-this adorable home at 5743 Mercedes Avenue won’t last long. (more…)

The Iconic Meadows Building

What do new owners GlenStar have planned for the iconic Meadows Building?

The past year has been full of firsts for me at 1500 Marilla. First there was the Planning Commission (who, as unpaid appointees, I wonder how the commissioners live) and then a full council session. Today I was last-minuted into attending a meeting of the Dallas Landmark Commission. Each new experience in the Dallas City Council chambers has had its own frustrations … and free wifi.

Today’s agenda tipped the scales at 420 pages … yes, 420 pages. If I was ever going to start a 4:20 habit, wading through this agenda might’ve been a catalyst.

Anyway, the lion’s share of the agenda is for small, relatively piddly things … lots and lots of piddly things. Paint colors on historic structures, window restoration techniques, fence construction, brick repair, landscaping … every piddly decision an owner needs approved because they own a protected structure. Adding to the agenda’s bulk were pictures, paint chips and drawings for every morsel of work needing approval. Don’t get me wrong, these are all fine and right things someone has to do, but to someone not part of it all, piddly.

Luckily for us all, those types of decisions and deliberations are/were done in a work session before the Landmark Commission hit the horseshoe … otherwise we’d all need a 4:20 the size of a Sequoia tree.

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5830 Goodwin High FrontAmid its red brick neighbors, this striking stone-clad home at 5830 Goodwin is not only sure to catch glances, but its location can’t be beat. Not only is it right across from Robert E. Lee Elementary School — a Dallas ISD campus that is experiencing an amazing resurgence, but it’s in Delmar Heights.

What, you’re not familiar with Delmar Heights? Well, it’s part of a neighborhood you’ll definitely recognize: Dallas’ famed ‘M Streets.’

This is a popular location because of its diversity in architecture and for its proximity to some of the best shopping, eating, and drinking in Dallas.

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4207 Camden Front

“We call it the TARDIS because it looks so small from the outside and everyone that steps in the front door says ‘WOW!’ ” seller Jodie Adams claims. She’s put her adorable Montebello Park home on the market with Realtor Bill Nelson. This home has so many cute features, including an upstairs addition that has dramatically increased the square-footage of this 1939 cottage inside the Stonewall Jackson Elementary attendance area.

And we have to agree about how much bigger it looks on the inside, especially with the open living room and spacious kitchen. Jump to see the photos!

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4242 Camden Front

Today we have a very cute Tuesday Two Hundred for you. We’re here in the Dallas Arts District today for the New Cities Summit, and we’ve got urban-oriented living on the brain. This home, which is inside the Montebello Park area of East Dallas is a wonderful family neighborhood that feeds into acclaimed Stonewall Jackson Elementary and is close to a wonderful mass transit center at Mockingbird Station. It’s also close to the shops and restaurants on Greenville Avenue, and would make a great first-time home for newlyweds. In total, it’s a great property for anyone who wants the single-family home lifestyle but doesn’t want to be car dependent.

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5702 Hudson Front

I was chatting with Carrie Hill, one half of the dynamic auburn-locked duo of Olson & Hill Real Estate, and she told me she had a fabulous condo in a super hot area that was just on the market. I said “Bring it on!” of course, looking forward to mixing up our Tuesday Two Hundred feature with a condo property.

That was last Thursday, May 29. Yesterday, it was under option contract.

I asked Hill about it, and whether or not she would mind me featuring a property of hers that was already spoken for. ” Sure you can go ahead with it!” she replied. “That’s the way they all are now!”

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