Now, I know that the curb appeal here comes off as somewhat meh, but I really like the look of this house. The window details, which are obscured by the bright sun, play so beautifully in the interior photography. They’re one of my favorite (albeit minor) features of this updated 1948 traditional at 5703 Anita Street.

Taken down to the studs in a 2016 renovation, the two-story, family-friendly abode provides a bright, fresh interior and a surprisingly romantic backyard. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,584 square feet, it’s listed by Karen Cuskey of Coldwell Banker for $639,000. Check out the spot-on interior and backyard oasis after the jump!

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Just like the impulse to nibble on a baby’s cheeks, I feel an uncontrollable urge to take a bite out of this adorable Greenland Hills Tudor. With the adorable roofline, arched stained-glass windows, scalloped awning, and precious pea green front door, how could you not love this brick and stone classic cottage at 5206 Merrimac?

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By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

The dramatic entryway is just the beginning for this four-bed, three-and-a-half-bath home in the M Streets neighborhood. As you walk in the front door of 4418 Somerville Ave., the carefully selected design features immediately draw the eye upwards to the impressive chandelier and 22-foot ceilings. The floating staircase is another subtle cue that emphasizes the height of the home while also tying the two levels together with a seamless flow.

 “We worked hard to save that 42-inch oak tree in the front yard,” said Jeff Dworkin, principal at CandysDirt.com Approved Builder JLD Custom Homes. “The home was set back an additional 10 feet to minimize the damage to the tree roots. Gravel with stepping stones was used approaching the door, not concrete, to have a pervious cover.”

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There’s finally a name for it: “cute aggression.”

It’s that feeling you get when you see a baby, a kitten or puppy — or in my case, an adorable house — that makes you want to take a little love bite out of it. 

That’s exactly the feeling I got when I first saw 5918 Richmond Ave. It’s a completely adorable cottage in East Dallas’ Belmont Addition that is move-in ready.

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M Streets English Tudor 6359 McCommas 1
A few years ago, Susan and Clay Phillips were looking for a bigger house. Their young family was growing, and they didn’t want to leave the neighborhood. When they spotted this gorgeous 1948 M Streets English Tudor at 6359 McCommas Boulevard, they knew they had found their next home. (more…)

M Streets Tudor Sees Remarkable Transformation | CandysDirt.com

I’ve fallen head over heels for a 1928 M Streets Tudor, and I know you will, too.

Located at 5350 Monticello Ave. in the coveted Greenland Hills neighborhood, this stunner was taken to the studs for a whole-house renovation that reimagined every space and expanded the footprint to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, and 3,497 square feet on two stories.

“This house has all the charm and character of an old home—something that can’t be re-created with new construction—plus the functionality and amenities of new construction,” said Minnette Murray with Minnette Murray Properties, who is representing the property. “I love the 9-foot ceilings throughout, custom finishes, the perfect floorplan, and outdoor living options. This is an amazing house.”

The renovations were designed by renowned Dallas architectural firm Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro, and the quality shows through in high-end finish outs and details everywhere.

One of the challenges of older homes is a lack of space and too few bathrooms. This house solves all that with remarkable style and era-appropriate updates. I can’t wait to show it to you.

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dfw open houses

The unique traditional in Mockingbird Park at 5435 Westside Dr. is one of our five featured DFW open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a roundup of DFW open houses that will knock your socks off. This week, we’re got a particularly big range of styles and prices, ranging from $394,900 to $1.16 million.

You’ll find an updated and expanded M-Streets Tudor, a unique traditional near West Highland Park that feels secluded and contemporary, a Mediterranean home near Celestial Park in Addison, and more. You don’t want to miss these!

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6030 Mercedes MStreets Ext

I have to admit, I might very well pull myself out of Preston Hollow and plunk down in Lakewood for the right home on Mercedes Ave. Whilst perusing this angel at 6030 Mercedes, heart of the M Streets, Stonewall Jackson Elementary, perfectly sited between Greenville and Abrams, I came home and dreamed about living on Mercedes Ave.

Course, then, I’d have to get a car to match the street name.

Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and her betrothed are nearby (not right here, of course) as is Angela Hunt and a host of fun people. Then, you drive a little east on Mercedes, and the homes grow in majesty, the yards expand, while all retaining tremendous character and symmetry, all of them, old and new. Hold their own against Preston Hollow or Highland Park 24/7. The entire street is a “Please Don’t Eat The Daisies” dream neighborhood of perfectly sized Tudors with manicured lawns, huge trees, and great green backyards beckoning for a party.

6030 Mercedes front porch

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