IrvingWhen Britta Stanton bought the home she and her four children would move into after her divorce a few years ago, she didn’t think she’d ever move again — she loves her home in Irving that much.

“I thought I would never move, I decorated it like I would never move, and now I’m moving,” she said, with a chuckle.

But with good reason — Stanton got married yesterday, and while her fiance loved the home too, she suggested that they at least go look at something they could buy together for their newly blended family.

“When my fiance and I were talking about this house, I said, ‘Let’s just go look at other houses just to make sure we both choose together,’ because I picked this house out myself,” she said. “And he was like, ‘No, I love your house.’”

So that seemed somewhat settled, because Stanton loved her house, too. But then she discovered that a brand new development was going in right behind her children’s school (they go to Uplift North Hills), which is a kindergarten through 12th-grade charter school — which means that a home closer to it makes for a friendlier commute for all four children right up until college. (more…)

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we land in Las Colinas — a suburb that’s not actually a city at all, but a master-planned community located in the entirety of Irving. Built in the 70s, it was one of the first planned communities in the country, and for a time, one of the largest in the south. Las Colinas is just perfectly located in the hub of the Metroplex, just 10 minutes away from D/FW International Airport. For your perusal, we’ve picked out some lovely homes in three great neighborhoods in the Las Colinas area. Which do you see yourself in?

Hackberry Estate Five-Bedroom Has Great Curb Appeal

Address: 7319 Bradford Pear Drive, Irving

  • Five bedrooms, four baths
  • 3,850 square feet
  • $499,999

The unique corner-set front door portico is the first thing that jumps out at you as you walk up to this 2000-built home in well-established Hackberry Creek. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including Jenn-Air gas cooktop, electric oven, built-in microwave, and refrigerator, plus freshly-painted cabinets, granite countertops, and a large breakfast area and bar seating that looks onto the family room. Updates to this home include new carpet, tankless water heater, new roof, gutters, Nest thermostat, Ring doorbell, and new washer and dryer.

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Las ColinasAh, Las Colinas —  we rarely make our way over there, and honestly, we’re remiss, because it’s a great enclave of Irving with plenty of entertainment, dining, and shopping, and the dirt is still fairly reasonable, too.

Take, for instance, our Thursday Three Hundred this week. In our quest to find homes with great holiday decorating possibilities, we came across this great one-story condo at 4638 O’Connor Court, just a hop and a half a skip from the Las Colinas Country Club, and an easy drive to everything your heart would desire.

With 2,098 square feet of living space, and two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one powder room, this home gives you the price point of a fully-loaded condo, but the feel of a substantial home.

Nell Anne Hunt with Ebby Halliday-Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell said that this is the most popular floorplan for this condominium development, and benefits from gorgeous lake views. (more…)

In the 30-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth, the Mid-Cities and surrounding cities are some of the fastest-growing communities in North Texas. There’s huge diversity in the available houses and community amenities, so finding a knowledgeable Realtor with local expertise and presence in the Mid-Cities can make or break a house-hunting strategy. 

Ebby Halliday Realtors offers just that, with numerous offices throughout the Mid-Cities. They represent some of the most desirable properties in those 21 cities. I’ve found three that impress with their size, style, and use of space. So many great amenities! Let’s take a look.

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Please join us for our multi-home Staff Meeting open house event up in Las Colinas on March 9 at The Enclave.  For those just tuning in, this is the first time we’ve had a simultaneous, triple open house tour of over $7 million in real estate. In case you missed homes one and two you can click here and here. In addition to viewing these properties, we’ll also meet and listen to the general manager of the Four Seasons golf club who will discuss what it’s like living on a golf course in Four Seasons-land (wonderful, I’d expect … it’s the Four Seasons).

Our final property is 4782 Byron Circle and it’s the perfect bookend being the next-door neighbor of our first home (Map). All three properties are listed with Leigh Ann Barrick, top producing broker/associate with Keller Williams.  This home, on a third of an acre, is 5,123 square feet and contains four bedrooms with five full and one half bathroom. Built in 2001, it’s listed for $2.395 million.  Like its neighbor at 4786 Byron Circle, this home has 17th (party) hole views of the Four Seasons TPC gold course where the Byron Nelson tournament is held each May.

We’re thrilled to host you and your closest real estate-obsessed friends, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the evening’s co-sponsor, John Kelly, branch manager with Guaranteed RateHe’s a genius with mortgages and we couldn’t be happier to have him aboard!

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Sitting on roughly a half-acre, this home has plenty of space for kids or grandkids to roam. It’s definitely a luxury in this property within the gated Enclave community in Las Colinas.  If you’re just checking in, this is the second of three we’re featuring as part of our March 9 Staff Meeting event at the Enclave in Las Colinas that circles the Four Seasons resort and golf club.  Click here to see what you’ve missed.

This home at 4774 Byron Circle is more English mixed with a bit of gothic (Map).  Listed with Keller Williams Luxury Member Leigh Ann Barrick for $2.85 million, this 2003 home contains 6,690 square feet encompassing five bedrooms with five full and one half bathroom … 14 rooms in total.

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I know it’s winter and the thought of venturing north makes you zip up your metaphorical coat, but Las Colinas isn’t too far, is it? Good.  Because CandysDirt.com and Keller Williams star Leigh Ann Barrick are hosting a Staff Meeting event on March 9th at three homes in the exclusive, gated Enclave community that borders the Four Seasons TPC golf course.  In addition to touring these expansive homes, we’ll be treated to a presentation by Four Seasons Club Manager Jim Kern on the benefits of living in Four Seasons turf. (And I do like me some Four Seasons!)

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Cottonwood Valley

Just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, I’ve found an incredible contemporary home inside Cottonwood Valley, a gated, guarded luxury community in Las Colinas.

The house at 1901 Crockett Cir. is total eye candy, with interior design by Judy Cody. Think clean lines, high ceilings, lots of natural light, and a decidedly chic, modern look and feel. The open floorplan creates a wonderful sense of flow from one marvelous space to the next.

This is such a convenient location, near President George Bush Turnpike and Highway 114. I can be to DFW Airport in 15 minutes from here. Bonus: Cottonwood Valley shares property with the Four Seasons Resort and Club, which means resort amenities are just a golf cart ride away! The club offers some of DFW’s most scenic rolling terrain, and a world-renowned PGA golf course.

If you’re a minimalist at heart, you’ll adore the contemporary ambience in this home, which has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living rooms, and 2,900 square feet on one story, built in 1985. Everything is done picture perfect in this listing by Bill Brantley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. Let’s take a look!

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