This home is all about the details, which greet you from the moment you walk into the front door of 3612 Caruth Boulevard. This home is just spot-on, right down to the checkerboard-stained hardwoods in the foyer. If this Louisiana French-style home by designed by Paul Turney and built by Rusty Goff doesn’t get your heart racing, then you need to check your pulse!

Marketed by top-notch Allie Beth Allman agent Pam Dyer, this University Park home is listed at $3.25 million and is worth every red cent. There are five bedrooms, six and a half baths, and almost 6,500 square feet. Top that all off with Highland Park ISD schools (Hyer attendance zone) and you have an excellent value.

Despite the wood finishes everywhere you turn, this home is bright and welcoming. That has a lot to do with the tons of huge floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the living and dining rooms with light. I think it makes this stunning University Park home both spacious and cozy.

But I am in L-O-V-E with this kitchen, guys. I wouldn’t mind slaving away on turkey and all the fixins’ this Thursday if I had a gorgeous place like this one to do it in! From the bead-board ceiling, the two-tone cabinets, to the copper island counter, the brick-framed range, and the herringbone brick floors, this home perfectly melds old-world and high-end. It is totally to die for!

There’s a keeping room right next to the kitchen, too, which has a brick fireplace that’s just perfect for everyone to hang out and have a few pre-Thanksgiving apertifs, am I right? (Side note: Have a listing that has a to-die-for dining room? Send it our way by Wednesday for our special Thanksgiving feature!)

The master bedroom, with a super-high vaulted ceiling, is just incredible. It’s the perfect retreat for when you’ve had too much turkey and wine (hello tryptophan!) and perhaps a bit too much Aunt Mavis.

Wash away all the family drama and hard work you put in for that one meal in your amazing master bath. I love that there are two separate vanities on SEPARATE SIDES OF THE ROOM. This should be standard in all luxury baths. Seriously, I do not want to have to face my husband at early hours, and this is the perfect solution.

Now, the backyard, that’s the best place for the after dinner football watching marathon. That is, if you don’t want to watch football! I would love to enjoy my dessert and port and just sit by the pool in one of those comfy chaises, wouldn’t you?

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This is why you should shoot a twilight photo for a listing. Gorgeous, no?

When I look at a house, I ask myself, “Self, what do you love about this house?”

Sometimes I say, “The kitchen, but I could live without the glitter toilet seat on the master commode.”

And other times I say, “What is there not to love?”

I found myself saying just that to myself after receiving a missive from a longtime reader, first-time house porn pusher telling all about 1322 Kessler Parkway. This North Oak Cliff  home is a work of art and is on the market for $1.295 million.

Marketed by David Nichols of the Matthew-Nichols Group, this Gary Cunningham-designed glass-walled treehouse is absolutely stunning. Reminds you of Cameron’s house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, doesn’t it? Truly, this home is a temple to the contemporary. The polished concrete, the exposed steel supports, the suspension cables — it’s industrial chic!

The main house has a master suite on the home’s top-most level, with formals, a half bath, and a gorgeous kitchen on the floor below. The guest house, which is great for privacy, is a smaller version of the main house, with two bedrooms connected by a large and luxurious bathroom.

This house is earth friendly, with geo-thermal temperature control, and it’s human-friendly, with a trolley that can haul your groceries up to the house from the garage so you don’t have to.

I don’t know if I could do a better job of describing this house than the listing on the Matthews-Nichols site. But the photos are just jaw-dropping. So is the price, for that matter!