Shawn Marion

You may not be a basketball star, but you can certainly live like one. Former Dallas Mavericks player Shawn Marion has just put his Preston Hollow mega-modern estate at 4512 Isabella Lane on the market. Rogers Healy and Veronica Lind have it listed for $5.95 million. (more…)


My love of historic houses runs deep. It’s barely surpassed by my love of dark chocolate and great wine. Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is one of my all-time favorites, and it has quite a history.

In 2003 The Parks Estate, a historic Spanish Mission-style home at 6220 Worth Avenue, hit the Preservation Dallas list of endangered properties. My heart skipped a beat. I live nearby, and this house is not just a stately home, it’s an East Dallas icon. The Parks Estate has had many incarnations, including a stint on HGTV’s House Hunters several years ago. It’s finally for sale again. If I could buy it, I would.

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Modern traditional mansion

Beverly Drive is the most desirable street in the Dallas area. You cannot convince me otherwise. Armstrong Parkway runs a very close second, and yes, I do love Swiss Avenue, but in my book, once you set eyes on Beverly Drive, nothing else can compare. I’ve been trying to figure out how to live there since 1979. The deck is not stacked in my favor, but if I could manage it, I’d be the first person in line to buy Robert Elliott’s latest custom build at 3414 Beverly Drive. This new build from a sought-after CandysDirt.com Approved Builder sets a new standard for luxury, and I’m dubbing it a modern traditional mansion. (more…)

Builder Brian Gream and architect Scott Marek are the talented duo behind our Inwood Home of the Week at 60 Vanguard Way, a magnificent modern masterpiece in Urban Reserve. Urban Reserve is one of those neighborhoods that make you look at your significant other and say “Honey, I don’t think we’re in Texas anymore.” But, boy howdy are you. (more…)

Tudor estate

You’ve probably driven by this Tudor estate every Christmas, slowed down, and gawked just like thousands of others. There have always been the most astonishing holiday displays in the front yard. If you’ve lived in Dallas very long, you’ll know it belongs to philanthropist and entrepreneur Sam Wyly. Although Wyly’s resume takes up an entire page in Wikipedia, most of us know him as the owner of the arts-and-crafts chain Michaels Stores.

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Photography: Costa Christ Media

Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a perfect template for everything you need to do when you build a home today. This University Park custom transitional has all the features buyers crave, from a floor plan that flows beautifully to flawless finish out. Hats off to Mike Regan of Regan Custom Homes for this 5,483-square-foot beauty at 4117 Amherst Avenue. If you can convince the sellers to leave the furniture, you’re all set.
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If you have not been living under a rock, you’ll know Daria Drive is home to former President George W. Bush. He’ll be your neighbor if you buy this fabulous French country estate at 10111 Daria Drive. It’s also the safest street in Dallas. The Secret Service may be there to protect the former president, but you can bet they look out for the neighbors. We have it on good authority that Mr. Bush kept an eye on the progress when this 7,031-square-foot custom home was being built. And no, we can’t reveal who told us. Oh, and Andy Beal is still just across the back fence.

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Mockingbird Park

Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a surprising find on many levels. This Mockingbird Park Ranch at 3915 Fairley Lane looks like a charming little cottage. It’s so much more. It’s certainly not little. It’s also not a cookie-cutter house. This ranch is full of character, light, and sits on one of the largest, unique lots in the neighborhood on a dedicated block. That’s right; there is only one house on Fairley Lane.

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