Find Frisco Starwood Perfection with Sweet Outdoor Living, Over 8,000 Square Feet | CandysDirt.comStarwood is a premier master-planned community in southwest Frisco with over 500 acres of wooded creeks, stately oak trees, and pretty hilltop views. Many of DFW’s finest luxury builders have created residential masterpieces here, and this is definitely a coveted neighborhood. 

One of the grand houses of Starwood just hit the market, 6315 Chamberlyne Dr. It sits on a heavily treed 0.85-acre creek lot with 8,333 square feet on two stories and a 20-plus-person party deck overlooking the creek. This is a home for a discerning buyer, with six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, four half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas, built in 2001. I’d love to give you a tour.


My love of historic houses runs deep. It’s barely surpassed by my love of dark chocolate and great wine. Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is one of my all-time favorites, and it has quite a history.

In 2003 The Parks Estate, a historic Spanish Mission-style home at 6220 Worth Avenue, hit the Preservation Dallas list of endangered properties. My heart skipped a beat. I live nearby, and this house is not just a stately home, it’s an East Dallas icon. The Parks Estate has had many incarnations, including a stint on HGTV’s House Hunters several years ago. It’s finally for sale again. If I could buy it, I would.


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It’s not often you can snap up a flawless Dines and Kraft Tudor in Lakewood. One of my favorites hit the market this month and it’s a storybook charmer. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Henda Salmeron has 6914 Westlake Avenue listed for $999,000.

A few years ago I was writing about cute laundry rooms — yes, they exist — and this four-bedroom, 1928 home was on my list. I remember feeling like Snow White winding my way up the path to this cottage in a woodland wonder. The seller is a master gardener and created the lush setting.

When the door opened I felt I’d stepped back in time. Stained glass windows, arched doorways, and a Batchelder-style fireplace.  What more could you want? Maybe perfectly updated bathrooms designed by Lakewood’s own Carol Gantt, who is the only person I’ve ever known that can create a seamless remodel or addition to a vintage home. She’s responsible for the gorgeous bathrooms and that cute laundry room.