One of the most exciting things about architecture is to see the reinvention and reinterpretation of classic styles. When it’s done correctly, it’s mesmerizing. Alexander Dahlgren’s new construction at 6434 Royal Lane will become another Dallas architectural icon — mark my words. Inspired by the international modernist style developed in the 1920s and 1930s, our Inwood House of the Week is exceptional in every way.

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Oak Lawn Townhome with Designer Touches and Low-maintenance Living | CandysDirt.com

Tucked in the heart of Oak Lawn, 2807 Throckmorton St. Apt 105 is fresh, fabulous, and convenient. This renovated townhome is all about the designer touches, clean lines, and low-maintenance living. We love the overall aesthetic, which is Scandinavian-chic and warmly modern. 

Located near Cedar Springs Road and Wycliff Avenue, this townhome sits in a vibrant part of the neighborhood and has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 1,086 square feet on one story, built in 1980. There is a broker open house tomorrow, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Would you like a sneak peek beforehand? 

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2959 Bay Oaks a

With our North Texas real estate market soaring, finding fabulous homes in the $300K range is getting harder. But our Tuesday Two Hundred, which just hit the market, has the look of a much more expensive home.

Located at 2959 Bay Oaks Dr. near Royal Lane and Webb Chapel Road in the Walnut Hills neighborhood, this is a recently remodeled 1950’s ranch. It now has an open floorplan, new HVAC and water heater, designer touches, and LED lighting. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,343 square feet on one story, built in 1955. Let’s take a look.

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dallas open houses

The Uptown loft at 1999 McKinney Ave. No. 603 is one of our 5 featured open houses for this weekend.

If the State Fair is not your thing this weekend, make time to visit these five open houses around Dallas. They represent diverse neighborhoods, from Uptown and East Kessler Park, to Northwest Dallas and Turtle Creek. The prices range from the $289,000 to $749,500, and the styles of these houses and condos run the gamut from modern industrial in Uptown to a 2012 David Weekley in Far North Dallas that still has the new-house smell.

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4620 Lester

One of the benefits of living in a condo or townhome is little or no yardwork and someone else to take care of common areas.

But that comes at a price, in the form of HOA fees, which can be crazy expensive (last week’s Tuesday Two Hundred’s HOA fees rang in at a hefty $1,053 per month, although they did include all utilities).

For those who don’t care to drop the equivalent of a couple of car payments each month on HOA fees, today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is for you. The townhome at 4620 Lester Dr., listed by Jeffrey A. Updike with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $269,000, has HOA fees of just $55 per month. That’s one of the lowest I’ve seen, and it includes all common area maintenance.

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Built in 2007, this property is one of the Hawthorne Street Townhomes, a gated community located near the intersection of Wycliffe and Maple avenues, close to the Medical District, Dallas North Tollway, and Oak Lawn entertainment venues.

It’s a 2-2 with 1,978 square feet on three stories with vaulted ceilings in the living room and master bedroom and an open-concept floorplan. My eyes don’t know whether to look up at the high ceilings, or down at those pristine, wide-plank hardwood floors. Wow.

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