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Kitchen Renovations

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Getting Real About Renos: Will Kitchen Upgrades Really Add Value to My Home?

By Leah Shafer / July 25, 2016 / 3 Comments

This is the fourth installment of an occasional column called Getting Real About Renovations. We’re looking at renovation realities for all sorts of projects, from hardwood floors and open floorplans, to master suite additions and kitchen upgrades. We’ll give you the unadulterated truth about options, costs, effort, Realtor opinion, and estimated ROI for these projects. You […]

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From the Archives: Phenomenal Buckner Terrace Reno Goes Under Contract in 3 Days

By Leah Shafer / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran March 24, 2015, and highlights the gorgeous work of Barton-Graham Home & Design Firm. We subsequently wrote a profile of them here and featured another renovation of theirs here. If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s […]

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University Manor Midcentury Modern House Exemplifies Sophisticated Atomic-Era Style

By Leah Shafer / August 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

The moment you lay eyes on the house at 7140 Wild Valley Dr., you know you’re in for some serious Midcentury style. This University Manor Midcentury Modern’s exterior is the first glimpse at its retro perfection, from geometric concrete walkway and horizontal wood fencing on both sides of the front, to a low-pitch gable roof and pink brick with […]

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Check Out This Updated Lake Highlands House with Vaulted Ceilings, Big Renovation

By Leah Shafer / July 16, 2015 / 1 Comment

“Home is the nicest word there is,” proclaimed pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder, and we agree with the sentiment. It’s particularly true when it’s a house as lovely as the updated Lake Highlands home at 10836 Ferndale Rd. From the street, it looks friendly, with a big front yard, large trees, and a freshly painted exterior. But […]

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Kessler Highlands Tudor Updates Maintain Vintage Charm, Sweet Curb Appeal

By Leah Shafer / July 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

One of the most appealing areas in North Oak Cliff is Kessler Park, with gently rolling hills, historic houses, and lovely, tree-lines streets. The area is made up of multiple separate neighborhoods, each with their own personality, like Kessler Park Estates, Kessler Square, West Kessler, and Kessler Plaza. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred takes us to Kessler […]

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Rare Junius Heights ‘Airplane Bungalow’ Is Beautifully Updated Arts and Crafts

By Leah Shafer / May 21, 2015 / 4 Comments

The Junius Heights Historic District in Old East Dallas is home to the largest collection of Arts and Crafts/Craftsman-style houses in the southwestern United States. As Dallas’ largest historic neighborhood, Junius Heights is a treasure trove of handsome architectural designs, like the rare “airplane bungalow” at 722 N. Beacon St., our Thursday Three Hundred today. […]

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