Highland Park French streets

This is the elegant French estate you always wanted. Welcome to 4304 Belclaire Avenue, the classic and timeless estate located on one of the most prestigious French streets in Highland Park. The realtor team, TJ Frank and Greyson Johns of Rogers Healy and Associates, just listed this 7,398-square-foot beauty for $5.985 million.

The talented team of builder Christine Goff and architect Will Snyder, who’ve teamed up before for a palatial Versailles Avenue estate we wrote about a few years ago, created this exquisite 2009-built home in Highland Park. Native limestone wraps the exterior with large windows and well-manicured landscaping. Inside you will find an ideal floor plan with five bedrooms, five baths, one powder bath, and an elevator.

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A recent Realtor.com report found that the 75205 zip code (which is Park Cities, including parts of University Park and Highland Park) is the most expensive zip code in the entire state of Texas. With a median list price of $1,623,790, some of the most expensive homes on the market right now are in this zip code. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get into this zip code for under a million. It’s true! These three picks for CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week prove there’s still room in the market for the million and under homeowner.

Townhouse Living That Feels Like Town & Country

Open house: Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a warm and rich-feeling two bedroom, two-and-half bath townhome at 3418 McFarlin Blvd., Apt C. (P.S., Apt D is also on the market) is located just a block from SMU and walking distance from Snider Plaza. It’s listed for $539,900 by Kelli Macatee with Allie Beth Allman and Associates. This 2003-built condo has spacious rooms, hardwood floors, great storage space, and a private fenced patio large enough for pets. Plus, a two-car attached garage with additional storage, which makes this an attractive property for downsizers.

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jobsWhat two Texas cities are hot for jobs? What is the most expensive neighborhood in Texas? Who was honored locally for their work in providing summer meals to reduce childhood hunger? We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Austin No. 1 Nationally for Jobs, Where Does Dallas Rank?

Austin is tops in the nation when it comes to having the hottest labor market, the Wall Street Journal’s analysis of 53 metro areas with more than one million people revealed. (more…)

Park Cities Historic Preservation Society will award the owners of 3910 Gillon a plaque recognizing the home’s historic provenance on Feb. 23, 2019.

Staff Report

Highland Park and University Park are still veritable treasure troves of historic architecture, and The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society will hold landmarking ceremonies from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 to recognize four excellent examples. The homes — all striking examples of living history — offer insight to this significant area. One, however, stands apart: 3910 Gillon, the home of Elizabeth and Sydney Hurley.

This gorgeous Hal Thompson design offers so much character, all wrapped in a wonderful story. To read about it and see the full schedule of homes, jump:

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Sitting pretty on Gillon Avenue and Highland Drive, one of the most coveted blocks in Highland Park, this custom-built house is seeking its second owner ever. It needs stylish inhabitants to match its grand presence. Are you up to the task? It almost feels like an honor to live here, as if a treasure is being handed down. The timeless Highland Park architecture, designed by architect Clint Pierson, sweeps you off your feet as soon as you lay eyes on the abode. Quality will never be a question in your mind since the Tatum Brown Custom Homes built the masterpiece in 2013, and Bonick Landscaping created the romantic manicured grounds.

This week’s Private Offering from Allie Beth Allman and Associates is a stunning Tatum Brown Custom Homes build in Highland Park with romantic gardens by Bonick Landscaping.

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Spanish Eclectic

When I spotted this Highland Park Modern Spanish Eclectic mansion I was, as they say in Britain, completely besotted. Although that’s a word generally used about people, we feel pretty deeply about the homes we write about at CandysDirt.com. So it’s not unusual for us to be utterly infatuated with a property like this gorgeous home at 3656 Stratford Avenue.

Entering this house is like stepping into one of the Santa Barbara Spanish Eclectics that have defined that area architecturally. Dallas has embraced this style since legendary architect Clifford Hutsell began building Spanish Eclectic homes in the 1920s. Since then we’ve seen the influence of Spanish Revival in practically every neighborhood in the city. Getting it right is another story. There are countless suburban examples of what I call “Mediterranean gone mad” that are truly awful. However, our Monday Morning Millionaire is a perfect example of the right way to design and build a modern Spanish Eclectic.
Spanish Eclectic

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Which three Texas communities were on Bloomberg’s list of richest places? How did DFW fare when it comes to mortgage delinquencies? We talk about all that and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Two DFW Places Make Bloomberg List

Highland Park is one of the richest places — no surprise to anyone who has driven through the town, ranking No. 6 in Bloomberg’s list of the wealthiest communities, the publication said. Neighboring University Park came in at No. 17. (more…)


If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a prestigious Highland Park home that still feels cozy, your wish can be granted thanks to this charming off-market listing. Located on a rare half-acre plus lot right on a creek, this property will definitely steal some hearts. And Like all Private Offerings presented by Allie Beth Allman & Associates, it is a very special, off-market listing exclusive to our readers on CandysDirt.com.

As you cruise into the horseshoe driveway up to the elegant porte-cochère, you can just imagine tossing your keys onto the foyer table as you waltz through the front door. Breathe deeply. A perfect mix of grand and inviting, the beautiful interiors instantly relax you after a day of errands and strife, as they effortlessly transform into a gorgeous backdrop for a lavish dinner party by evening.

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