Kyle Rovinsky with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has listed 11322 E. Ricks Circle for $4,567,890 – soon to be $3,750,000.

Looking for a contemporary estate in Preston Hollow? This one’s pretty, and it’s about to get even more attractive. There’s a price drop in the air, and listing agent Kyle Rovinsky is dangling it like a carrot. The Coldwell Banker agent originally listed Dallas Council Member Lee Kleinman’s home for $4,567,890 but just alerted us to a price reduction worth over $800,000 for the two-acre creek-side perch on coveted Ricks Circle in Preston Hollow.

“One-acre properties in the area are currently trading for around $1.5 million. This home affords a prime two-acre lot,” Rovinsky said. “So you are paying $3 million for the dirt and $750,000 for the commercial construction,” he explains.

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We’ve scoured the listings and pounded the pavement, looking for the open houses you’ve got to see this weekend! It’s our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column and we’re here to help. 

This week, our houses range in price from $320,000 to $1.450 million. Will you visit them? 

 

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Frank Welch Janmar IHOTW Front

Frank D. Welch is one of our most eminent architects. His Texas Modern at 7126 N. Janmar Drive may well be his final opus according to listing agent Kyle Rovinsky with Virginia Cook Realtors. Rovinsky listed this signature property last week for $3.75 million. The 6,600-square-foot, three-story house bears all of the Welch hallmarks: stick ceilings, a generous use of glass, and balanced light. He has always embraced nature and an informal unpretentious style.

“This house represents everything that has made a Welch design so highly prized,” Rovinsky said.

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People who live in glass houses… are pretty darned lucky if their glass house is anything like this stunner at 7259 South Janmar Court. This is a wonderful $3.25 million contemporary interpretation of midcentury modern style. It has all the iconic MCM attributes, including split-level construction, clean lines, a wide open floor plan, and expansive walls of glass that marry the interior to the exterior, offering dramatic views of the natural setting. And we all know that JanMar is one of the best natural settings in town.Janmar GetMedia-23.ashx

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The contemporary home at 2 Spyglass Ct. in Frisco is one of five featured in our open house round-up this week.

The contemporary home at 2 Spyglass Ct. in Frisco is one of five featured in our open house round-up this week.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is light for real estate open houses, but there are still some open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday worth a visit.

We’ve rounded up five that are sure to please. They range in price from $225,ooo to $1.01 million, and this time, we’ve included a few way out in the ‘burbs. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Kyle Rovinsky Family
If you don’t know Virginia Cook Realtor Kyle Rovinsky yet, you really have to ask yourself, “Why not!?” This gentleman is full of surprises, and he knows North Dallas better than almost anyone! He has a past in TV, and can sell ice to Eskimos he’s so smooth. Plus, he truly has a brain for the numbers side of real estate, and can calculate more than just 3 percent of a home’s selling price.
In fact, this smart, hardworking Realtor reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin, who goes the extra mile for his clients. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out about the gold standard of service you get from Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans.
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6171 Northaven Rd extSee this house? Becky Frey sold 6171 Northaven Road in about three minutes. OK, she listed it 1/15/2013 and it’s pending. So yeah, homes are selling and the atmosphere is a bit frenzied for a January. Mostly January is a thaw in the real estate calendar. But then Kyle Rovinsky wrote me on Facebook with this great input and food for thought:

  • Kyle Rovinsky Just ran a specific study. Extremely updated 3 bedroom houses in 75230. In 2006, avg of top 5 sales came to $232 per sqft. In 2012, the avg came to $211 per sqft. While up 19% from 2011, it is still down 9% from high water mark.
  • Candace Evans What do you mean by extremely updated?
  • Kyle Rovinsky Some major renovations – moving walls, making more space. Also complete kitchen and all baths. As to not confuse with values of teardown/remodel opportunity.