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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More