Historic Properties

Historic Tate Home Near Downtown Weatherford Could Be Yours For Less Than $1M

By Brandi Addison / March 10, 2020 / 4 Comments

Sitting on more than five acres at the corner of South Lamar Street and Norton Street, the Tate Home near Weatherford’s downtown is still up for sale. The more than 6,600-square-foot house on 808 South Lamar Street contains 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a grand ballroom, and two detached guest suites. Yes, all of that with […]

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Ronald Siebler Is Preservation ‘Man of the Hour,’ Recipient of Prestigious Award

By Leah Shafer / May 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

The preservation man of the hour seems to be Ronald Siebler, a talented craftsman and preservation advocate with a long history of the highest quality work. At the 2016 Preservation Achievement Awards from Preservation Dallas, he received the prestigious Craftsman Award, and was part of four other award-winning projects, a rare event. “You’re lucky to get one […]

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Year In Review: CandysDirt.com Top Listings For 2013 Were Modern, Renovated, And Snatched Up Fast

By Joanna England / December 30, 2013 / 2 Comments

I am going to declare 2013 the year of the Midcentury Modern. Tons of amazing mid-mods went on the market this year, and some incredible historic properties were listed, too. This was an amazing year for real estate in pretty much every price range, with a frenzied spring season, and strong summer, and unprecedented growth. […]

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Talk About House Candy! SkyWalker Buys Historic Candy Factory in the Cedars For Loft Conversion

By Joanna England / October 17, 2013 / 4 Comments

According to Steve Brown, folks in the Cedars can expect more loft housing thanks to a recent purchase from SkyWalker Property Partners out of Arlington. The firm, which buys up distressed industrial, retail, and historic properties in Texas, just bought the 110-year-old Hughes Brothers Candy Factory building on South Ervay Street. The building, which has been […]

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Waco Couple Behind Magnolia Homes Scores 12-Episode HGTV Deal

By Joanna England / July 10, 2013 / 4 Comments

These must be exciting times for Chip and Joanna Gaines, the husband and wife team behind Magnolia Homes. These two have carved out a niche for themselves renovating and restoring historic properties into absolutely legit luxury homes.

After a successful pilot, the two have inked a 12-episode deal with HGTV to produce a series dubbed “Fixer Upper” in which the pair will take dilapidated and neglected structures from gross to glam in their signature style.

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Swiss Avenue Homes Get New Roofs Just in Time For The Next Round of Spring Storms

By Joanna England / March 19, 2013 / 16 Comments

It’s been almost a year since that freak hail storm demolished roofs throughout Lakewood and East Dallas, leaving many of the slate and clay-tile roofs on Swiss Avenue in pieces. Some homes that line Swiss have gotten new roofs only within the last few weeks. It’s incredible, to me at least, that these historic properties […]

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