This northwest Dallas home at 3130 Saint Croix Drive checks all the right boxes for this week’s Thursday Three Hundred. If you’re looking for an updated family home with great schools nearby and some mid-century style, this one’s for you. Jump with me, won’t you? (more…)

Texas Modern 11201 Leachman Circle

The sleek-lined exterior of this Texas modern is exactly what you look for when you want a contemporary home that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s like a Tiffany gift box — classic and unpretentious. Then you unwrap it — well in this case you walk in the front door — and just like every single thing that comes in a Tiffany box, you realize it’s perfect and exactly what you always wanted.

Set on over two acres of land that back up to a creek in what amounts to a private park, this home graces the end of a cul-de-sac in the Royal Northaven neighborhood. This is the heart of private school paradise. Hockaday and Jesuit are to the north and The Episcopal School of Dallas is to the southwest, all about a five minute drive from this Texas modern masterpiece at 11201 Leachman Circle.

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4939 Harvest Hill extSometimes, there really IS more to a home than photos. There are sounds. I have often advised people to drive to a neighborhood they are interested in, park the car, roll down the windows and LISTEN to the neighborhood.

Of course, this being the Dallas urban suburban clone we have become, you will hear traffic, sirens, ambulances, firetrucks and honks. It’s part of what I call the urban waterfall: it lets me know that others are nearby. As much as I love my ranches and the country, sometimes the quiet out there is just spooky.

But there is another sound you don’t get in every part of town, or you hear only faintly: church bells. Nothing is as soothing or beautiful, at least to me. Perhaps it brings back memories of the home my grandmother had (owned 100%, Roosevelt helped her save it, she said) right next to a Catholic Church. The bells rang every hour on the hour.

So when I left 4939 Harvest Hill Road, I paused to hear the bells of Jesuit clearly — not over-powerful, but beautiful chimes you would hear every day if you lived in this neighborhood. That, to me, is a huge plus for this home and neighborhood.4939 Harvest Hill porch (more…)

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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