Perched on a hill and nestled right into a cliff, our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is a Bluffview modern masterpiece. If you value your privacy, love modern architecture, and want to be centrally located, you cannot beat this unique home at 4254 Shorecrest Drive. (more…)

 

If you’re dreaming of Frank Sinatra singing, “Fly Me To The Moon,” cocktails that are shaken — not stirred, and Palm Springs poolside lounging, we have your next home! Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week at 910 W. Colorado Blvd. is a flawless Oak Cliff midcentury modern that could easily be a location for any Rat Pack movie.

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Preston Hollow Estate

On the west side of Preston Hollow, in the “honey pot,” grand homes on large lots sit nestled among gentle hills and winding streets. This was once farmland, first developed in the 1930s as a separate town — Preston Hollow wasn’t annexed by Dallas until 1945.

Many of the homes built during those years were more like country estates, with horses and stables. That was because they actually were country estates: this was on the northern edges of a new and growing Dallas. One horse is still allowed per acre, and if you have an old barn on your property, you can keep it: it’s all grandfathered in.

This is one of the many things that makes Preston Hollow such an unusual part of town to call home: you are seven miles from downtown Dallas, but come home, sit on your porch, and you can feel like you are 70 miles away.

Candy has spent most of her life in Preston Hollow. Her current home is in Hillcrest Estates, another estate area where homes with large swaths of land can keep horses. She tells the story of what happened there about ten years ago.

“I went to the mailbox to get the mail, and as I shut the door and started to walk up her driveway, I thought I heard horse hooves,” she said “I knew I was imagining things.”

Then suddenly she saw two horses running — really running — across the street. She screamed at her dogs to go into the garage as she hid behind her stone mailbox post. A man was running frantically after the horses to try and catch them. The horses ran all the way west on Northaven Road, across Preston Road, almost to the Dallas North Tollway, where they stopped for a breather. At which point a couple having cocktails on Burgundy Road looked up and thought maybe the vodka was too strong: there were two sweaty horses in the backyard!

Today, besides horses, you’ll find some of the most luxurious residences of Dallas in the Preston Hollow estate area, like our Inwood National Bank House of the Week, located at 5907 Lupton Dr. Sitting on almost half an acre near Walnut Hill Lane and Preston, it exudes Southern charm and sophistication with large columns and a sweeping front porch. Arching shade trees and mature landscaping add to the effect.

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Mondara

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Highland Park is just about the most coveted neighborhood in Dallas. Sure there are sports stars, celebrity sightings, and film shoots, but the great schools, terrific police and fire department, and gorgeous luxury properties are what really draw buyers. There has only been one thing lacking … until now — Highland Park luxury condos.  Robert Elliott Custom Homes has solved that issue with their latest development, The Mondara, on Abbott Avenue.

A few days ago the certificate of occupancy was issued and it’s now move-in ready. A good thing, too, as 29 of the 39 units, ranging in price from $800,000 to $2.2 million, are already sold. We first heralded this incredible project in February of 2015, and then we gave you a sneak peek at this stunning development in April. When we were there on Thursday getting a grand tour from listing agent Lynda Piepgras of The Associates (Elliot’s brokerage firm), the one and only Nate Berkus and crew were hard at work on a recently purchased abode. That may give you a small clue as to just how special these homes are, because you know Nate doesn’t work on just any luxury condo!

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Preston Trail IHOTW

Talking to Steven Rosenthal, who hangs his hat at Allie Beth Allman, is always a treat. It’s evident that he loves being a Realtor and he’s over the moon about 6009 Pompton Court, his latest listing.

“It’s the most amazing home you would ever want to see,” Rosenthal told me recently. I think that’s actually putting it mildly.

Built in 2001, this five-bedroom, eight-bathroom (yes, eight), 15,253-square-foot home in Preston Trails hit the market last week. It’s so close to Preston Trail Golf Club you could grab your driver, hit a ball across the street and probably sink it. Golfers, take note: This home is right up your fairway. (more…)

6615 Stichter Twilight Front

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Ooh la la! We have just stumbled upon a tres chic, plus belle maison in Preston Hollow at 6615 Stichter Avenue. The exterior is a nod to the famous architect Georges-Eugene Haussmann who created the distinctive look that comes to mind when we imagine a typical Parisian home.

Typical stops, however, when you enter the front door and find France meets Texas in grand style. We think Marie Antoinette would be quite happy downsizing from Versailles into this five-bedroom, five-and-one-half-bath beauty, listed by CC Allen of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for$2,399,000. Mon dieu! That’s a steal.

And remember, CandysDirt.com will be hosting HGTV’s own Parisian real estate expert, Adrian Leeds, this June! Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter for an exclusive invitation!  (more…)

 

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You walk right into 10225 Betty Jane Lane in North Dallas’ Walnut Woods, sit right down, and baby let your hair hang down. (The Rooftop Singers, 1963.)

This house is so very vintage 70s I am having childhood deja vu just from the photos! You know how you always revert to childish ways when you are around your parents, even if you are like, say, a grown professional (man) and they are like 85? Same thing happens when you walk into a home that LOOKS like your childhood home! Where are my culottes? (more…)

 

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Is your heart beating faster? There is also a huge plus right here, in what I think is the THEE most important element of real estate: location. This home overlooks Tokalon, which I would arguably call the most beautiful street in Dallas, or certainly one of the top five.

Let us pause here. What ARE the most beautiful streets in Dallas? Tokalon, Beverly, Swiss, Nonesuch, and Rockbrook. But I also love Meadowood, Meadowbrook, DeLoache, Brookview and Cochran Chapel. Vanguard Way? Strait Lane, meh. So flat, so showy. Don’t know, there are so many. We will truly have to post on that topic sometime, so put your best street-thinking caps on. Meantime, 2429 Pickens… (more…)