From roughly the 1890s through the 1940s, America had a love affair with Tudor Revival-style houses. So much so that during the 1920s, about a quarter of all new residential builds across the country were Tudor-styled. These houses offer true craftsmanship and attention to detail, which is part of their appeal. 

The Depression tanked new construction, so the Tudor went on the back burner. A decade later, when we needed to build a lot of houses fast for returning GIs, this labor- and material-intensive house was passed over for other styles. 

Many still stand in North Texas neighborhoods. In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve found two University Park Tudor Revival-style houses. Each offers quintessential elements of the style, from steeply pitched and asymmetrical rooflines to a hand-crafted look you just can’t fake. Which one is your favorite? 



Splurge vs. Steal: Two Renovated Midcentury Modern Houses |

One of the most popular housing styles around the country is midcentury modern. Classic features in these houses built between the early 1930s to mid-1960s include open floorplans, clean lines, light-filled spaces,  and a simplicity of style that translates beautifully into 2018. 

Certain Dallas neighborhoods have pockets of these architectural gems; many have been lovingly restored and updated, like the two properties in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. We’re looking at two renovated midcentury modern houses, one in Northwest Dallas and the other in North Dallas’ Janmar neighborhood. Both are so lovely, it’s hard to pick a favorite. So pour a martini, put on some Sinatra, and check out our picks! 



DFW Open Houses | Candy's Dirt

The totally remodeled stunner at 4129 Emerson Ave. in University Park is one of our five featured DFW open houses this week.

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 DFW open houses you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $549K to $1.32 million. You’ll find a range of properties, from a Coronado Hills cutie zoned for Lakewood Elementary to a Schreiber Manor Soft Contemporary Ranch with vaulted ceilings and lots of renovations. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!



lochwood homes for sale

Our Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to the lush Lochwood neighborhood of East Dallas. The home at 11324 Carissa Dr. is near greenbelts, wooded areas, hiking trails, and creeks, and the area has mature trees and is close to White Rock Lake.

This is a 3-2 with 1,300 square feet, built in 1962. The interior offers an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, and Midcentury style. The large and open backyard is lovely with shade trees and a relaxing, new patio.

It was listed March 4 by John Prell with Creekview Realty for $249,000. Let’s peek inside before it goes under contract!