Millennium Mansion

I almost spit out my wine when I saw this Millennium Mansion in Colleyville.

It was a eureka moment as I am continually hunting for perfect suburban luxury homes, and it’s not easy. When I scour the Internet for estates, manors, and mansions that will captivate our readers, the suburbs consistently fail to deliver. I always see what I refer to as 3-D homes. Dark, dated, and depressing. But lo and behold I bring you an absolute knockout  Millennium Mansion this week, in Colleyville!

It’s the antithesis of the 3-D home. (more…)

This week’s Suburb Sunday sends us to Southlake for three selections of simply gorgeous homes. (I just couldn’t resist the lovely alliteration.) One is transitional, another is modern, and the third is a geodome you have to see to believe. Which do you prefer? (Pick the dome!)

 

Modern Style in the Carillon Community

Address: 1816 Saint Philip Ave., Southlake

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 4,026 square feet
  • $1,150,000

Roxann Taylor of Engel & Voelkers Dallas Southlake has the listing for this modern custom home in the gated Carillon community that’s priced below appraisal. Beautiful stone and river rock line the pathway up to this zero lot stucco home. The kitchen with gorgeous floor to ceiling custom cabinets features a 14-foot waterfall island, farm sink, and stainless steel appliances including commercial grade range and vent, gas cooktop, oven, built-in microwave, and built-in refrigerator/freezer. Those same gorgeous cabinets are in the home office as well. Annual homeowners association fees of $2,300 cover front yard maintenance, common area maintenance, and full use of facilities including a community pool, catch-release pond, basketball, and walking trails. (more…)

You gotta love the variety. Something I love about writing Suburb Sunday every week is finding hidden gems throughout the Metroplex and learning something new. For example, I’ve learned the Mesquite’s Big Town Mall was the first air-conditioned mall in the country. Grand Prairie was a booming aviation community during World War II. Last week I learned about Oak Point’s polo club real estate, where you can live on the polo fields at Prestonwood Polo Club. And now for this week’s Suburb Sunday, we feature the Collin County town of Princeton, located on U.S. 380 between McKinney and Greenville, on the northern shore of Lake Lavon. The city with approximately 13,000 population is home to Princeton Lakes, one of the Metroplex’s only ski lake residential communities. There are three homes that offer three very different lifestyles to love. Which do you prefer?

Water Ski From Your Backyard

Address: 420 Red Buoy Cove, Princeton (more…)

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we found fabulously diverse architecture in these three Irving homes in the popular neighborhoods of Hackberry Creek in north Irving near 114, Fox Glen in central Irving near O’Connor Road, and University Hills in east Irving near the University of Dallas. Which do you prefer?

A Mid-Century Modern Marvel in Fox Glen

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You don’t typically think of bargain-priced properties when it comes to Westlake. Known as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Metroplex and home to celebrities and athletes alike, Westlake doesn’t have any homes priced under $1 million. At least not on the market right now. However, these three outstanding estates are great value for the purchase price, whether they’re priced below market value or they’ve been reduced several hundred thousand dollars. They’re not in everybody’s price range, but they’re three great homes to dream about for this Suburb Sunday.

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Have you ever wanted to ask Alex Doubet of Door what motivates him? Or how he keeps the lights on? What is OpenDoor really about and how much do they charge sellers? Why did so many tip-top agents flock to Compass? Is it possible to sell your home online now? How big are the iBuyers, really? 

Get the inside scoop on how brokers, both big and small, new and old, are reinventing the way homes are bought and sold at the Dallas Division Realtor Panel on Thursday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. at Maggiano’s NorthPark. This realtor panel will include Becky Frey, Compass; Janelle Alcantara, David Griffin & Co. Realtors, Founder of Galaxy Modern; Alex Doubet, Door; Beth Johnson, Keller Williams Realty; and Swathy Prithivi at Opendoor. 

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Colleyville homes

This home at 6905 Westmont Drive in Colleyville has unique treeline views from the pool deck.

Typically for Suburb Sunday, we highlight homes within three different price ranges, or three distinctly different parts of the city to show a slice of life there. This week’s Suburb Sunday is a little bit different because we chose three $1.7 million-plus homes for their unique architectural or design elements that make them one-of-a-kind. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Colleyville:

ESTATE WITH GUEST HOUSE IS A UNIQUE GEM

Bransford Road

Address6113 Bransford Road

  • Three bedrooms, three baths
  • 4,652 square feet
  • $1,924,400 estimated

This 2002-built Colleyville home is situated on a 2.580-acre, equestrian-friendly lot with main house, private guest house, workshop, and private pond. This Bransford Road estate has a massive study with fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the back garden, heated diving pool with spa, and outdoor kitchen. The main house has three bedrooms with three full and one half baths, and the guest house has one bedroom and bath, plus a living room and small kitchen. (more…)

open houses

1204 S. Waverly Dr.

In the market for your first home, or a dream home? This week’s slate of open houses offers a little something for everyone.

This week, our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week range in price from $279,900 and up — and one is not even listed yet. Which ones will you visit? Want to possibly see your open house in next Thursday’s roundup? Join Getting the Dirt!

WAVERLY TRADITIONAL IS PRICED RIGHT

Open house: Saturday, Nov. 17, 12-2 p.m.

If you’re looking for a first home, this adorable 1948 Traditional at 1204 S. Waverly Dr. may be cozy at 1,484 square feet, but the three-bedroom, two-bath home has had some wonderful updates that make it a great option. (more…)