Casa Linda is one of those neighborhoods that offer the best of both worlds. Homes sit on over a half acre with large mature trees. The lack of curbs makes you feel as if you are out in the country. However, it’s only eight miles from downtown and eight minutes from the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake. There are about 450 homes in the neighborhood and our Inwood House of the Week, at 1418 Bella Vista, is definitely a one-of-a-kind casa grande! Homes of this size don’t come along every day, especially on over an acre of land. (more…)

Our Inwood House of the week is a Midway Hollow contemporary designed by the award-winning architecture firm of Larsen and Pedigo. This one story 4,500-square-foot home on just under a half acre is beyond stunning.

I cannot imagine a better house for art collectors, people who love to entertain, or even families. One-level living is in.  If you want to climb stairs, hit the Stairmaster at the gym and make those steps count. If you have kids, you know as well as I do there is no such thing as an elegant, architecturally sensitive baby gate! Yes, one-story living is the wave of the future, and it does not get better than 4139 Rosa Road. (more…)

Our Inwood House of the Week at 6827 Lakeshore is a rambler ranch-style house on almost half an acre of land in the heart of Lakewood. Built in 1951, the sellers have done a brilliant job of renovating it while keeping much of the original detail intact.

So many people get these ranch renovations wrong. They go a bit crazy, blow out all the walls, raise the ceilings way too high, and create a cavernous living space that destroys the charm and original architectural intent.

That original rambler ranch design concept was simple. A casual, informal, long profile, rambling home — hence the name rambler — with an open layout, but not so open you can see what every single member of the household is doing at once.

It’s an architectural style unique to America and represents a time when the indoor-outdoor connection became cemented into our expectations of what defines a home. You cannot envision a ranch-style home without evoking images of dad poised over the grill flipping burgers. These homes accounted for nine of every 10 homes built in the 1950s. We’d be surprised if you or a family member has not experienced life in a rambler ranch. If not, here’s your chance!

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There’s nothing we appreciate more at CandysDirt.com than folks who understand the importance of history and preservation, and this is a historic home in Highland Park that is a total love story. There are far too many homes that fall under an unnecessary wrecking ball in our area.

We are especially heartened when we find a builder like Josh Zielke who marches to the preservation drum beat, and we couldn’t be more happy with the results in our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

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Are you longing for farmhouse style but desperately tired of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ exposed shiplap chic? We have the perfect solution.

Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is a stunning Bluffview modern farmhouse at 5135 Stonegate Road. It’s the most refreshing, cheerful family home we’ve seen in a month of Sundays. The moment you spot the bold, fire engine red front door, you’ll have a smile on our face that won’t fade for the rest of the day. (more…)

WalletHub recently named Frisco as one of the three best places for real estate in the country. The Oxford Economic forecast projects Denton county will be the fastest growing economy in the nation over the next five years, and Collin county the second —in the nation. Remember Frisco lies in both counties. Let’s also not forget that Money magazine selected Frisco as one of the best places to live in America.

Ready to move?

We have the perfect place, our Inwood House of the Week, at 4926 Longvue in the gated community of The Lakes on Legacy.

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4911 Heatherbrook IHOTW

This French country transitional at 4911 Heatherbrook Drive is the perfect combination of style and comfort. It’s in Hyde Park Estates, only five minutes from the Galleria and walking distance to Jesuit, yet once inside you’ll have to pinch yourself to believe you aren’t in the south of France.

Listed for $1.785 million by Vicki Foster with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International the house is 6,228 square feet and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and three half-bathrooms.

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One of the best kept secrets of why Dallas is such a home-lover’s paradise is that we can have a totally country-suburban feel right in the heart of town. I should really have made you guess the location of this fabulous home before I spilled the beans: Oak Lawn Heights.

Honestly, I had no idea these creekside one-half acre lots of heavenly glory existed in this little nook in-between Cedar Springs and Maple Avenue. They are all accessible to, oh my God, you name it: Parkland Hospital, UT Southwestern, the Hospital District, West Village, Knox Henderson, Oak Lawn, the Trinity Strand and Katy Trails, even Highland Park Village. You have no idea here that multi-family has even been invented much less found its way to Dallas a few blocks away. No sir, this little enclave is just as treed and peaceful and private as it was back in 1941 when the home was built. (more…)