bluffview estates

The corner lot Bluffview Estates contemporary at 4401 Wildwood Rd. was taken to the studs for a whole-home re-imagination and it’s stunning.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $295K to $950K. You’ll find a range of properties, from a fabulous Bluffview Estates contemporary, pictured above, to an Uptown condo with clean lines and a friendly list price.Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!




We do love a good modern home. Clean lines, open spaces, right angles, and striking textures stimulate our senses and inspire us. That’s exactly what our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans does. This home in sought-after Idlewild Acres is gorgeous from the curb, and it only gets better inside.

Looking for the modern home of your dreams? Take the first step and get pre-approved with Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. Who knows — once you tour this listing from Dave Perry-Miller’s Gullotto Barnes Group, you may be ready to put in an offer!


2835 Lee a

One of our five featured open houses this week is this contemporary new build in Knox Henderson at 2835 Lee St.

Take a peek behind the curtain with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we give you the insider’s pick of  five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss!

This week, our five houses range in price from $519K to $769K, and cover a broad array of styles. Think historic M-Streets Tudor, Knox-Henderson new-build contemporary, a truly lovely Greenway Park Traditional reduced $106K from its original list price, and more.

Mark your calendars to revel in this real estate.


Azure condos

Have you ever wished you could peek inside a luxury high rise and compare condos? What’s different? What’s the same? Why are they sometimes priced thousands of dollars apart?

Today, we’re doing just that in our Thursday Three Hundred.

The Azure is a 31-story building in a tony Uptown location, 2900 McKinnon St., with panoramic views of downtown, Uptown, and Victory Park. Built in 2005, the Azure is shiny and new, and very much in demand.

Azure condos

I’ve chosen two similar units in the Azure that are currently on the market, units 607 and 803, that are $35,000 apart in price. Both are one bedroom, 1.5 bath with terraces. Both have access to the amenities at the Azure, like:

  • A visually arresting two-story glass lobby with a water feature and large sculpture (pictured at the top of the post)
  • 24-hour security, concierge, and valet
  • Junior Olympic-sized infinity pool with hot tub, landscaping, wood deck, lounge chairs, pergolas and grill area, located on the roof of the parking garage
  • Theater/media room
  • Resident community center
  • Fitness center

Unit 607 is 881 square feet, listed by Jarrad Barnes and Joseph Gullotto at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $395,000, or $448 a square foot. This unit has mandatory monthly HOA fees of $577 a month (based on square footage), which include a private parking garage, a feature unique to the Azure.

Unit 803 is 952 square feet, listed by Emily Ray-Porter and Henry Barber at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $360,000 (reduced from $375,000), or $378 a square foot. This unit has HOA fees of $643 a month, which also include a private one-car garage.

Let’s check out both Azure condos and see what they offer!




Few homes truly rock the twilight photo shoot. Sometimes it looks like you’re hiding something, like imperfect masonry or ugly landscaping. And then there are grand homes and estates for which it seems that twilight photoshoots were truly made. This listing, from Jarrad Barnes of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Gullotto-Barnes group, is absolutely stunning in a very sublime, almost ethereal way. It’s like a monolith, and when lit at night, it is spectacular, not unlike a sculpture. Now that’s architecture!

A home like this is truly a high-caliber home, and such a listing deserves an equally high-caliber mortgage professional to guide you through the process. Look no further than Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, a seasoned loan expert who can guide you through the process of prequalification and beyond, making sure there are no hiccups when you’ve found your dream home. Don’t waste time and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.


1233 Spyglass Drive viewLast Thursday, I was treated to a reception at 3622 Edgewater in such a special Uptown location, and such a stunning home, I came home and started thinking about selling my own place.

Then I checked my fertility.

Now if you know me, I do this about three or four times a week — think about selling my own home, (not my fertility) – especially after paying property taxes, which I did last week. I thought I was very well behaved this year. Got on line, charged them,  did not break any windows this year, did not bore you with my cursing!

Jarrad BarnesBack to 3622 Edgewater, marketed by Jarrad Barnes and Tricia Weiner: this house is stunning and sexy as hell. I would not be surprised if a few agents who attended the par-tee end up preggers in a week or so. We were all in the master shower with our wine — well, it WAS hot — and we had six of us nestled in there quite comfortably. The shower is larger than the rooftop car wash shower at The Joule.

3622 Edgewater group showerThe contemporary architecture of this three-story townome has an incredibly high-end interior finish out with three bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, 4 outdoor areas and a stunning rooftop deck. I will be on the deck for the fourth of July. Giving you notice, whoever buys this home: I’ll squat for a day seize your home on July 4 for a party on that patio.

Walk in to a beautiful sleek garden and side yard with a bubbling spa and water wall. This floor has the oversized two-car garage, one bedroom and bath. Up you go to the main floor — sunken over- the -top kitchen, living room, power room and dining. Head up to floor three — oh, knees hurting? No problem, there is an elevator to all three floors and the rooftop. I felt not one pang of claustrophobia inside, either. The bedroom floor is home to a magnificent master bedroom with great downtown views, huge bathroom with car wash shower, mammoth closet space, fireplace. Another bedroom on this floor. Then you take the elevator up to the roof deck and take in the city of Dallas from a vantage point in Northern Hills that actually has hills, trees, and other real items of nature! More photos coming soon of this property and you will be drooling. I promise. 2800 square feet. Priced at $1,350,000. And I want it!