DeCarla Anderson of Dave Perry-Miller InTown has listed 902 N. Edgefield Avenue for $417,000.

Treat yourself to the joys of home ownership this season with a darling Craftsman in the heart of North Oak Cliff. Imagine the twinkling lights next year when this one is yours! The three-bedroom, two-bathroom charmer comes complete with 1,375 square feet on a lushly landscaped lot, and it even has a red door.

Lots Of Craftsman Charm

Looks like we are on a Craftsman kick this month, and our Friday Four Hundred is the epitome of Craftsman charm! Situated on a corner lot in the Kings Highway Conservation District, it affords a prime spot near Kessler Park. The front porch with classic swing caught our eye. And the interior is just as cute!

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Jule Pond, New York, $175 Million, currently the second most expensive home in the nation.

If you’re lucky, you might get a pair of Airpods or some new Yeezys this Christmas. But as the holidays come around, we find ourselves dreaming BIGGER. Here’s a roundup of the five most expensive homes in the U.S. you can ask Santa for this holiday season.

Who knows, maybe dreams really do come true!

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Home tour

The Simpton family’s year-old home on University Boulevard is one of the homes featured on the Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association’s “Homes for the Holidays” home tour, which is Dec. 7. (Photo courtesy Gittings)

Stephen and Abby Simpton’s home on University Boulevard, which is one of the homes in this year’s Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association’s “Homes for the Holidays” home tour,  is the seventh home the couple has built.

Abby, you see, really loves building homes. When they moved to San Antonio to Dallas, they began looking for the site for their next family home, and found it — with a 1951 cottage in poor condition sitting on it.

“We moved to Dallas about four years ago,” Abby said. They bought the lot while they were living in a townhome at first, and then moved into the home briefly while plans were being drawn for their new house. “Then we moved to a rental home in the Disney Streets while it was being built,” she said. “It took about 10 months to complete, so we were really pleased with the timeframe.”

The Simptons are a family of six — Stephen and Abby have four children: Luke, 17; Emma, 15; Julia, 14; and Anna Grace, 10.

But don’t expect the home you tour next month to be the Simpton’s final foray into the wide world of home building — Abby has plans for more.

“For 13 years, we owned and ran dental practices, and I spent a lot of time downstairs on my computer doing that. but now that we’ve sold them all, I get to do more of what i want to do — which is build houses,” Abby said. “In fact, we’ve started another project down the street with Ellen and Rob Grasso (of Ellen Grasso & Sons, who also built this home) — we’re building another home on University, and we’ve got that lot cleared, and the foundation framed.”

And from the 13” tall baseboards, the screened back porch, the 7” wide-plank white oak floors, and the shiplap and trim work throughout the home, you can immediately detect the theme the Simptons were going for — Southern Coastal.

Photo courtesy Katie Nixon

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Our Splurge: 5320 Emerson Avenue, Dallas, Texas, is listed by Jamie Kohlmann of Dave Perry-Miller Preston Center for $1,299,000.

We found two incredible Greenway Parks family homes that were made for Thanksgiving! With light and airy floor plans, gourmet kitchens, and dining rooms to make momma proud, it’ll be hard to choose between this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. Which Greenway Parks home is more you, the Farmhouse Splurge or the Contemporary Steal?

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This home on Potomac features traditional architecture with midcentury flair. (Photos: Gittings)

From Staff Reports

Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association (ABPA) will host the 19th annual Homes for the Holidays Home Tour on Friday, Dec. 1. The tour will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The tour will showcase four beautiful homes, allowing residents to have an inside look at some of the most striking homes in the Park Cities during the holiday season.

Look for a newly constructed contemporary French provincial on Versailles, a colorful contemporary traditional on San Carlos, a recently renovated historic home on Beverly, and a traditional Southern with midcentury modern decor on Potomac.

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