Cliff May East Dallas Home Leads the Way Among Our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

We do the hard work every week to find the most wonderful open houses every week. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

One of the houses in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week this week is a Cliff May-designed beauty. 

“[That house] was designed by famed architect Cliff May in 1956 and was featured in the Casa View Cliff May Home Tour in 2016,” said listing agent Mindy Oglesby-Niehaus with JP & Associates Plano. “It was a favorite to many tour goers as they said it felt as though they were up in the trees. Cliff May’s architectural design was focused on indoor and outdoor entertaining and boasts classic midcentury design elements.”

This week, our houses range in price from $299,000 to $2,999,999. Which ones will you visit? 

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Just past LBJ Freeway in the heart of North Dallas, Northwood Hills is a higher-end neighborhood with a genuine friendliness and established feel that welcomes newcomers and visitors alike. There’s a lot of recommend the area. In addition to larger lots and proximity to highways, they are zoned for Richardson ISD, a selling point for many families. 

Currently, houses on the market in Northwood Hills range from $500,000 to $850,000. In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two properties on both ends of that range. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Find the Feel of Authentic Texas on Furst Ranch with Modern-day Cattle Baron Home | CandysDirt.com

Just 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth or Dallas, I’ve found a paradise for horses and people. But in five minutes, you can be at a Starbucks, sipping a latte!

In real estate, if location is everything, imagine that location includes 127 rolling acres on one of the highest points in Southern Denton County. This is Furst Ranch

The beautiful acreage is only the beginning. Multiple residences dot the property from the 6,651-square-foot main house and 2,500-square-foot executive retreat to a 1,400-square-foot foreman’s house and two-bedroom artist’s cottage.

For horses, you’ll find huge paddocks bordered by contour fencing and shaded by mature oak trees, a 24-stall show barn with office, full bath, two wash racks, oversized tack room with coffee bar across from it. Outside, a 200-by-100 covered arena, Euro-style horse walker, covered round pen, and second uncovered arena.

It’s a grand ranch in true Texas tradition, fit for a modern-day cattle baron.

Find the Feel of Authentic Texas on Furst Ranch with Modern-day Cattle Baron Home | CandysDirt.com

Miles of new contour fencing, mature oaks, and rolling land make Furst Ranch a paradise for horses and people. It’s incredible to believe the property is just 20 minutes from DFW International Airport.

The property is co-brokered by Kim Hunter, Keller Williams DFW-Southlake, and Brad Johnson, Johnson Land and Home, LLC. I spoke to Kim who said: “Texas is known for legendary ranches but finding one this close to DFW with everything finished to such a high standard and attention to detail — like a Subzero refrigerator in the show barn office — is what makes Furst Ranch Estate one of a kind.”

On the market less than two weeks at the time of this story, Kim says she and Brad have already shown it several times.

“There’s simply nothing else like it, and the market understands that,” she said. “There’s a reason it’s not been available for 30 years.”

Can I give you a tour?

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Striking Brookshire Park Contemporary Soars in Our Dallas Open Houses Roundup | CandysDirt.com

It’s time for our weekly Dallas open house roundup and we’ve found three you shouldn’t miss! 

Every Thursday, we scour the listings to create this CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post. This week, our houses range in price from $398K to $729K. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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16114 Fallkirk Drive is listed for $480,00 by Kan Boonme of Keller Williams Realty. 

Let’s be honest, nothing is more frustrating than house hunting in Dallas on a tight budget. The market is hot, bidding wars are often the norm, and getting into a house with all the bells and whistles in a nice neighborhood with decent schools is a major feat.

That being said, there are still a few deals to be had, and we found one that’s the perfect fit for our Friday Four Hundred — located in Far North Dallas, it’s an updated 1976 single story that’s been through one hell of a makeover. Let’s take a look inside, shall we?

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[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

From Leah Shafer: I love a great story. So when I saw this Munger Place townhome, which I chose for my Thursday Three Hundred, its rich history appealed to me. In our era of tear-downs and “bigger-newer-now” mentality, it pleases me immensely to see a 1916 building made appealing for today’s homebuyer. I hope you enjoy and appreciate this fun flashback to January 26, 2017.  


Using most standards from around the world, Dallas homes aren’t very old at all. Sure, you’ll find the occasional 1920’s property, but rarely anything older. Not so with today’s Thursday Three Hundred, a slice of Dallas history as the site of the original Piggly Wiggly store, built in 1916. It is also rumored to have been a speakeasy during the Prohibition era.

Located at 315 N. Collett Ave. this is a rare townhome in Munger Place, both architecturally and historically significant. It offers a distinctly loft-like vibe inside. Think 12-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork and rafters, and exposed brick with custom texture on the walls.

This property is full of stories, and not just its own: the reclaimed maple hardwood floors were recovered from the former gym at the Hockaday School. Pretty cool.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,249 square feet on one story, this is a spacious townhome with luxe extras, like three-zone wiring for total house sound, including the front patio and courtyard.

This is such an unusual, storied property, located near N. Munger Boulevard and Columbia Avenue, just minutes from downtown Dallas — let’s take a look.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Bent Tree Homes on the Same Street | CandysDirt.com

Far North Dallas offers a lot of desirable areas, high-end neighborhoods, and real estate options for homebuyers. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re headed to Bent Tree in Far North Dallas. This desirable neighborhood has two houses for sale next door to each other. They’re both luxury houses, each with a lot to offer. Like so many other homes in the area, these have a lot of square footage —  3,770 and 4,350 — and space for a family. Let’s take a look. 

 

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Adjacent to Midway Hollow, Find Modern New Construction for So Much Less | CandysDirt.com

We all know Midway Hollow is hot. New construction there easily costs $800K, pricing many people out of their dream build in that neighborhood. 

Look a few blocks away to Walnut Hill Estates and find the opportunity to own a custom home by for so much less! The modern build at 3544 Linda Dr. will help define what’s available in this up-and-coming area with clean lines, high-end options, bright interior, and oversized corner lot. Construction will be complete in about 60 days. 

There’s an open house this Sunday, Oct. 8, from 1-5 p.m. 

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