So rarely does a home blend with its surroundings so well that it feels native to the land, but that’s the perfect way to describe this gorgeous midcentury modern on more than an acre in Forest Lane Estates. Designed by noted modernist architect Herschel Fisher in 1955 for a doctor and his family, this stellar example of post-war modernism was renovated and expanded in 2000 by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan, adding a master bedroom suite, a pool house, and a three-car garage.

The additions, much like how the home connects with the park-like setting that surrounds it, are seamless. The attention to detail is incredible, making it an easy pick for our High Caliber Home of the Week, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

To many, this home, with its beautiful carpentry and huge walls of floor-to-ceiling picture windows, is a dream house. “It is rare to find a midcentury design on such a grand scale,” notes David Griffin, who is listing 11550 Wander Lane for $2.75 million. “This home is around 5,700 square feet, and that doesn’t include the guesthouse/cabana.”

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Naturally, we love old homes that have been lovingly restored, and the North Oak Cliff neighborhood of Winnetka Heights has a hefty sum of them. Though our adoration for endless original millwork knows no bounds, we realize that it’s not for everyone. This home, a recently reduced listing from David Griffin & Co. Realtor Crystal Gonzalez, is a classic prairie foursquare on the outside with lovely transitional interiors that will appeal to almost any decor taste. That’s just one reason it’s this week’s High Caliber Home sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. 

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It may not catch your eye immediately, but there’s just something about this adorable traditional cottage in Stevens Park Estates. The tidy front lawn, freshly planted flower beds, and colorful dark teal blue front door — it’s an absolute classic.

It just hit the market today, as listing agent Sam Saladino with David Griffin & Company tells me. We’re just pleased as punch to feature it on CandysDirt.com as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

And if you think the exterior of this classic cottage is on point, just wait until you see the bevy of built-ins — a true neat freak’s dream come true — throughout.

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1518 Oak Knoll Front

Most people with kids have a wish list when it comes to home shopping. Casual entertaining, open floor plans, outdoor living, and a sweet master retreat all make homebuyers with children weak in the knees.

This brand new listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Crystal Gonzalez has every single one of those things, plus a stellar backyard that will make summer a much cooler season. Check out our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans!

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3618 N. Fitzhugh Front

Although this contemporary townhome got a troublesome start, with the initial developer running into financing trouble as the Great Recession hit. It was left sad and empty, waiting to work its way through the mess.

And then Keith Urban of FirstUp Structures found it and turned it into the amazing unit you see today.

“This is one of five duplexes in the area that the contractor was building in 2008, ” Urban said of 3618 N. Fitzhugh, a new listing from David Griffin and our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. “This was one that the bank had foreclosed. Neither of them were finished, and it gave me an opportunity to upgrade and complete the finish-out on both units.”

And upgrade he did, adding architectural features that will knock your socks off right when you open the front door. It’s one of those listings that will have you calling your Realtor right when you see it. But don’t waste time, call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to make sure you sail through financing, from bid to closing.

Want to fall head over heels for a perfectly posh contemporary townhome? Jump.

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11761 Neering Front

The warm glow from the huge windows on this Lochwood ranch give you an inkling of what’s in store — fresh and modern interiors with a layout that is perfect for today’s families. Not only do you get a gorgeous, spacious lot in a fantastic, close-knit East Dallas neighborhood, but you don’t have to lift a finger to make it livable.

What could be better than a fantastic family home in an equally great location? That’s why this listing is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. If you’ve already fallen for this cute, updated cottage in a sought-after neighborhood, then call Lisa Peters today to get pre-approved and sail through closing. Don’t miss out on your High Caliber Home, Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.

Jump to see the spectacular finish-out in this Lochwood home listed by David Collier of David Griffin & Company.

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24 Vanguard Front

We are just loving how hot Urban Reserve is right now. I mean, this development, the brainchild of the wonderful Diane Cheatham, is as spectacular as you’d expect, with incredible architect-driven modern homes side by side along a placid creek, right inside Northeast Dallas. The homes inside Urban Reserve are getting a lot of attention, and this one at 24 Vanguard Way just went under contract!

This home, listed with Virginia Cook Realtor Ed Murchison, is priced at $748,520 and has all the makings of a High Caliber Home. For a home like this, you want a lender who is going to make sure that you get the right loan. Don’t waste any time and make sure that you’re pre-approved with Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans, so the modern home of your dreams isn’t under contract before you can put in an offer!

Jump for more on this phenomenal property!

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4112 Cole Front

Now this is a home built for a New Year’s Eve party. Can you imagine what kind of view of the fireworks you could see from that expansive rooftop deck? This home, a brand new build in Uptown at 4112 Cole, is exceptional because of its outdoor space. It has a huge yard, something you don’t see in Uptown that often. The photos, courtesy of Shoot2Sell, are amazing, too!

It’s a gorgeous modern design from architect Josh Nimmo built by Centre Living Homes, with open spaces and walls of glass that make this home feel open and airy. It’s definitely a high-caliber home that needs expert financing. Go ahead and save yourself time and worry by talking to Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today. She can help you finance this modern dream home, making sure there aren’t any hiccups at closing.

Jump to see more about this beautiful home!

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