Sometimes total luck is involved when searching for our Inwood House of the Week. When this 1953 Preston Royal Midcentury Modern popped up on, practically in Candy’s backyard, I had one of those OMG moments. I just knew there was a big story behind this home, and I was right.

This Preston Royal Midcentury Modern at 11339 Royalshire Dr. was your simple one-story Leave It to Beaver home when Leslie Ezelle decided to put her HGTV Design Star All Star touch to it. Ezelle is a Dallas treasure. She is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, a rock star interior designer, owner of Leslie Christine Designs, and she competed on season six of HGTV’s Design Stars. She was such a fan favorite that HGTV invited her back to be on the  HGTV Design Star All Star competition, and of course, she became the first All Star winner.


What a great home for $200K, give or take $20,000. Located in DeGoyler Elementary School, a Leave It To Beaver ‘hood near Royal and Marsh Lane. This home is a spacious 2359 square feet, has four bedrooms,  two baths, and is a splendid lay out for entertaining. Spacious kitchen with a ton of built-ins and nice breakfast bar. Not sure how I feel about all that red in there, but I guess you have a party, a guest spills red wine everywhere, you don’t ever notice it? (My advice: paint the kitchen.) Four bedrooms, two living areas, hardwood floors throughout because the home was built in 1956 when all homes had hardwoods. Pretty French doors lead to the back yard deck, pool & gazebo. Did I say a swimming pool for $229,500? I did. This is a great young family house in an area populated with young homeowners and parents. Listed with Coldwell Banker’s Frank De La Rosa for $229,500.