Dallas ModernistArchitect Hardy McCullah built this Dallas modernist house at 9119 Guernsey Lane for himself in 1984. If you’re scratching your head and wondering why it looks familiar, wander down Northwest Highway and have a look at NorthPark Center. The similarities are clear. The same clean lines and signature white brick of the North Dallas luxury shopping destination will give you an “Aha!” moment. (more…)

Luxury Outdoor Spaces | CandysDirt.com

The estate at 10620 Strait Ln. in Dallas features exceptional luxury outdoor living spaces.

Summer in Texas gets a bad rap. But with the right outdoor living areas, you can enjoy hot weather in style and comfort, whether it’s an evening soirée with your friends under the big Texas sky, or a casual afternoon lounging by the pool. These kinds of properties offer incredible options that make every moment spent outdoors a pleasure. 

We’ve found three properties with stunningly beautiful luxury outdoor spaces. Think covered patio kitchens, arching shade trees, sparkling swimming pools, lush gardens, manicured landscaping, and water features. Pair these with some of Dallas’ finest houses — and neighborhoods — and you’ve got a recipe for loving summer! 

 

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 University Park French Estate

“It’s like a luxury home on the French Riviera,” Dave Perry-Miller listing agent Laura Michelle said. There’s no need for a passport, however. This University Park estate at 6101 Saint Andrews Drive is in the heart of our fair city on just over half an acre, and it’s one of the prettiest Monday Morning Millionaires I’ve ever seen.

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IHOTW Contemporary

Our Inwood House of the Week sponsored by Inwood National Bank at 4216 San Carlos Street is a University Park new contemporary build by the Robert Raymond Group. Listed for $2.35 million with Laura Michelle and Ryan Strieff of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, it’s a beauty inside and out. (more…)

dallas open houses

The Uptown loft at 1999 McKinney Ave. No. 603 is one of our 5 featured open houses for this weekend.

If the State Fair is not your thing this weekend, make time to visit these five open houses around Dallas. They represent diverse neighborhoods, from Uptown and East Kessler Park, to Northwest Dallas and Turtle Creek. The prices range from the $289,000 to $749,500, and the styles of these houses and condos run the gamut from modern industrial in Uptown to a 2012 David Weekley in Far North Dallas that still has the new-house smell.

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4910 Harvest Hill Front

Talk about unexpected! From the outside, I’d think 4910 Harvest Hill Road to be sedate and traditional, with some cream and blue upholstery, understated draperies, and maybe a kitchen with some white cabinets and a rather plain countertop.

4910 Harvest Hill Living

But I totally wasn’t expecting this! Check out the sleek, modern interior of this Inwood North Estates home! Lots of dark leather, and a streamlined kitchen if there ever was one, with tons of stainless steel and dark cabinets. It’s marketed by Dave Perry-Miller agent Laura Michelle for $425,000.

It’s a pleasant surprise, that’s for sure, and for a four-bedroom, three-bath ranch built in 1966, it’s very large and open. With more than 2,400 square feet, this home feels much larger than its footprint. That’s thanks to the vaulted and beamed ceilings in the living room, and the huge island in the kitchen.

4910 Harvest Hill Kitchen

I also love the angular shape of the kitchen counters and island, which is something you don’t see often. Most islands are rectangular or oblong, so this is somewhat of a treat! Another cool feature is the beautiful bar perpendicular to the island, sporting a wine cooler and mosaic backsplash.

4910 Harvest Hill Den

Much of the common areas in this home feel more like a lounge, but the master bedroom takes a much different turn. It’s a cozy 13×12, and the oversized furniture make it feel quite a bit smaller. Still, at least this bedroom has the same beautiful hardwoods that are underfoot throughout this home.

4910 Harvest Hill Master

But if you’re looking for a unique master bath, then you’ll love this one. The built-in cabinetry is fantastic — a great solution for finding a home for your huge collection of hair products (guilty as charged!). Not only that, but there’s also an expansive vanity that looks plucked straight from a salon!

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The backyard of this home is spacious, and the covered rear porch is excellent for get-togethers. All in all, this home is a fabulous family property for those looking for updates and a convenient location.

4910 Harvest Hill Backyard