We love bringing you an insider’s take on hot North Texas properties — there are so many options, it can be hard to pick our favorites. 

Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss that weekend, our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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How do they really live?

I really should make us play “Who’s the Builder?”, but it is so very seldom we get a chance to take a peak inside an actual builder’s personal home. So I’ll just spill it: this is the personal home of home builder extraordinaire Mickey Munir of Sharif & Munir Custom Homes. Hunter Dehn has it listed, and we will be taking you inside very soon. Meantime, if you want to grab a little Pecan Lodge BBQ for lunch, there is an exclusive preview today from about one pm until… the barbecue runs out! 14929 Havenshire Place, Addison.

This gives me a great idea: who wants to see inside the personal residences of MORE home builders?

 

Hill Country Contemporary 5531 Boca Raton Dr 1

Once in a while we see a house and think, wow, it checks every single box a buyer wants. This Hill Country contemporary at 5531 Boca Raton is a great example of getting it absolutely right.

Hunter Dehn and Laura Baynham of The Hunter Dehn Group  just listed this 4,253-square-foot home in Inwood Road Estates for $1.395 million. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, it’s right across the Dallas North Tollway from The Lamplighter School and The Hockaday School. You can also be downtown in minutes — talk about a great location.

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3108 Brtyn Mawr BD

Millionaire, that’s so passe. What does it buy you? An average house, a tiny vacation home. Hunter Dehn is buying a handful of Powerball tickets to give away at tonight’s open house at the brilliant Barrett Durrow property I wrote you about a few months ago at 3108 Bryn Mawr in University Park… he’s got the listing, and he’s showing it off TONIGHT 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. or later…

The home is brand spanking new, sits on a huge Parkie-sized lot of 70 by 160, and is one of the latest architectural masterpieces built by Barrow Durrett custom builders. Not only is the home just damn good-looking, it features a downstairs master in a neighborhood where this doesn’t happen all that often.

And at $2,795,000, that Powerball win will make buying this baby a slam-dunk!powerball tix (more…)

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Hunter Dehn is modest about his success in real estate. With the Platinum Series Realty brand, he’s marketed some of the most expensive listings in Dallas, including 4939 Manson Court. With Mark Molthan’s Platinum Series Homes, these two are building and selling some of the most sought-after luxury properties in Dallas.

Of course, growing up in Preston Hollow surely helps understand the ins and outs of the area, and gives Dehn a lot of leverage in a luxury market where inventory is as scarce as it is competitive.

What do we love best about Dehn? Definitely his ambition!

You can find out more about Hunter Dehn and Platinum Series Realty on his website.

CandysDirt.com: Where are you from?

Hunter Dehn: I grew up on Waggoner Drive in Preston Hollow.

CD:How did you get into real estate?

Dehn: I bought my first rental property at the age of 19, it was on Richmond Ave. in Lakewood.

CD: The Platinum Series Realty brand has really taken off. How do you balance the needs of a growing business with family life?

Dehn: I’ve found that 6 hours of sleep is more than enough or I usually take at least one weekend a month off to go to our ranch as a family.

Hunter Dehn and Family

CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?

Dehn: I’m building on Norway near St. Marks.

CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?

Dehn: Preston Hollow, hands down; big lots, great trees, convenient, what’s not to love!

CD: What was your best/highest sale?

Dehn: I currently have a home listed in the Strait Lane neighborhood for $29,995,000.

CD: Likewise, what was the hardest deal you’ve ever done?

Dehn: Every deal seems to have its own unique set of challenges, but like they say if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?

Dehn: It depends upon how you define that. I have one that I closed in 2 hours.

CD: How much did you sell last year?

Dehn: A little over $20 million.

CD: What have you learned about selling that makes you so successful?

Dehn: I try to treat everyone like I would a close personal friend.

CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…

Dehn: Be a farmer or NASCAR driver (my wife thinks I practice for this on the Tollway)

CD: Do you have a second home? If so, where?

Dehn: We have a ranch just outside Sherman near the Red River. It is my favorite place to escape to.

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Hunter Dehn is modest about his success in real estate. With the Platinum Series Realty brand, he’s marketed some of the most expensive listings in Dallas, including 4939 Manson Court. With Mark Molthan’s Platinum Series Homes, these two are building and selling some of the most sought-after luxury properties in Dallas.

Of course, growing up in Preston Hollow surely helps understand the ins and outs of the area, and gives Dehn a lot of leverage in a luxury market where inventory is as scarce as it is competitive.

What do we love best about Dehn? Definitely his ambition!

You can find out more about Hunter Dehn and Platinum Series Realty on his website.

CandysDirt.com: Where are you from?

Hunter Dehn: I grew up on Waggoner Drive in Preston Hollow.

CD:How did you get into real estate?

Dehn: I bought my first rental property at the age of 19, it was on Richmond Ave. in Lakewood.

CD: The Platinum Series Realty brand has really taken off. How do you balance the needs of a growing business with family life?

Dehn: I’ve found that 6 hours of sleep is more than enough or I usually take at least one weekend a month off to go to our ranch as a family.

Hunter Dehn and Family

CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?

Dehn: I’m building on Norway near St. Marks.

CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?

Dehn: Preston Hollow, hands down; big lots, great trees, convenient, what’s not to love!

CD: What was your best/highest sale?

Dehn: I currently have a home listed in the Strait Lane neighborhood for $29,995,000.

CD: Likewise, what was the hardest deal you’ve ever done?

Dehn: Every deal seems to have its own unique set of challenges, but like they say if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?

Dehn: It depends upon how you define that. I have one that I closed in 2 hours.

CD: How much did you sell last year?

Dehn: A little over $20 million.

CD: What have you learned about selling that makes you so successful?

Dehn: I try to treat everyone like I would a close personal friend.

CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…

Dehn: Be a farmer or NASCAR driver (my wife thinks I practice for this on the Tollway)

CD: Do you have a second home? If so, where?

Dehn: We have a ranch just outside Sherman near the Red River. It is my favorite place to escape to.