Why do you think people read Architectural Digest and Elle Décor? Because we all love a good dose of glamour, that’s why! We’ve been immersed in the safe, gray-walled, open-floor-plan world for quite some time now, and I think we’re all craving a bit of drama and character. I know I am. And boy, have I found some! Our Inwood Home of the Week at 4325 Fairfax Avenue is a glamorous, classic, Highland Park modern Mediterranean, and it has hit a style home run, inside and out. (more…)

Turtle Creek Penthouse
You’ve never seen anything like this Turtle Creek Penthouse. Never. It’s easily the equivalent of the Palace of Versailles, but 22 stories into the sky. It’s a fantasy, a dream, a love story, and it’s finally available — after 40 years. (more…)

Highland Park French Traditional
I was thinking about our Monday Morning Millionaire last week when my pal and fellow stager, George Bass, texted me a photo of this Highland Park French traditional home he’d just finished staging. My first thought was “WOW!” (more…)

Shortly after the completion of Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas, a house appeared to overlook the rolling fairways with downtown Dallas as a backdrop. 

Built by premier Dallas developer Dines and Kraft in 1924, the house at 2203 Cambria Blvd. in the Lakewood Conservation District offers incredible estate living and it is our Inwood Home of the Week. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,849 square feet on two stories, as well as a small basement and walk-up attic space on 0.44 acres. There’s even a guest house in back. 

“When you look at these homes built in the 1920s, you have to understand what you are getting — they have so much more to offer than most of the new construction on the market because you simply cannot build this sort of quality today as it’s not cost effective,” said Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging who helped prepare the home for sale. “So to be able to purchase a flawlessly maintained home from the ’20s, my goodness, everyone who wants a home in Lakewood should be beating down the door!” 

Tasteful and era-appropriate updates delight throughout the house, which was on the Lakewood Home Tour a few years ago. It’s sure to please homebuyers looking for a property with character and high-end features. Bonus for families: this house is in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary.

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When you travel to Tuscany, you cannot help but fall in love with the lifestyle, the landscape, and the architecture. It never leaves your soul. If you’re very lucky, you can take the latter two elements and recreate them. That is what the owners of 4655 Meadowood Road did, and they accomplished it in my opinion. They created a perfect Italian villa in Old Preston Hollow. In fact, when the photos first rolled across my desktop, I was certain someone had sent me an Italian SecondShelters.com property for consideration. I’ve spent a decent amount of time in Italy, and I’ve never seen anyone get the look and feel quite so right before. (more…)

Where can you find stunning lake views, a split-level soft contemporary house with a complete guest apartment, and a sparkling pool where infamous 1950s stripper Candy Barr lounged? In Lakewood at 6409 Blanch Circle, of course! Our Inwood Home of the Week has everything you could want and an unmatched history.

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The 2018 Hollywood Heights Home Tour

Don’t miss this adorable bungalow on the 2018 Hollywood Heights Home Tour!

“Never judge a book by its cover.” That adage applies to homes as well. This 1938 Hollywood Heights bungalow at 6915 Santa Monica Drive is an excellent example of why that saying is true. Although the façade has been painted, it doesn’t give a hint about what lies beyond the front door. That’s one of the reasons this amazing home is included in the 2018 Hollywood Heights Home Tour, coming up April 20-22.

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Our Monday Morning Millionaire is an exquisite 1929 Highland Park Tudor Revival at 4312 Lorraine Avenue. We spend a lot of time researching these homes to bring you the history and details, but we are stumped by which brilliant builder or architect might have been involved. Jon D. Carsey & Robert Linskie built the O.W. McGraw home at 4311 Lorraine, across the street. It could also have been built byMarion Fooshee & James Cheek, or by George Marble, but we are leaning towards Carsey and Linski. They built over 50 homes in the Park Cities between 1928 and 1947, and that marvelous stone embellishment around the front door looks like their work. But, if you have some insider information, please let us know. (more…)