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.


Junius HeightsThe Junius Heights Historic District in Old East Dallas is home to the largest collection of Arts and Crafts/Craftsman-style houses in the southwestern United States. As Dallas’ largest historic neighborhood, Junius Heights is a treasure trove of handsome architectural designs, like the rare “airplane bungalow” at 722 N. Beacon St., our Thursday Three Hundred today.

“Airplane bungalows” became popular in the 1920s, an Arts and Crafts style named because the “pop-up” second story was thought to resemble a cockpit over its wings.

This house was built in 1913, so it’s an early example, and a rarity in Dallas—these types of “airplane bungalows” are mainly found on the West coasts of the U.S. and Canada. The exterior is a faithful representation of the style, with its low-pitched, gabled roof; oversized eaves with exposed rafters; wide, welcoming front porch; and open soffits. The color palette is perfectly Arts and Crafts, in sage, cream, and a deep red accent color.

The interior has been renovated in the last year to expand the master suite and update the kitchen and second bathroom. But you’ll still find historic features throughout its 2,020 square feet, like decorative leaded windows, hardwood floors, and an original fireplace.

This three bedroom, 2.5 bath beauty is listed by Peggye Johnson at Group One Realtors for $339,000.


Fraun Delafield of Allied Stone shows off a slab in the warehouse of the Design District location. The business plans to expand its warehouse, more than doubling its existing footprint.

Fraun Delafield of Allied Stone shows off a slab of quartzite in the warehouse of the Design District location. The business plans to expand its warehouse, more than doubling its existing footprint.

You may not think of a slab of granite as a work of art, but when you visit Allied Stone, it’s hard to not draw that parallel. Arranged like a sleek gallery space, the showroom of Allied Stone’s Dallas Design District location has gigantic swaths of granite, marble, onyx, and many other exotic varieties of natural and composite stones draping the walls, floors, just everywhere.

But it’s Fraun Delafield, a design consultant at Allied Stone, who really conveys both the business side and passion she has for the beautiful ways that natural stone enhances a home’s character.

“I’ve always loved design, and I just get excited when people call with interesting projects, ways we can incorporate natural stone into their home in unique, unexpected ways,” Delafield said.

It’s a way to add color and texture to a project, whether a kitchen, a bathroom, an entryway, a fireplace, a bar, or one of the many outdoor projects that Delafield has worked on, she said. Each of these projects was an intense process in which the vision of a client, an architect, a designer, or a builder was realized with expert craftsmanship and attention to detail. Allied Stone, while it remains a distributor to large-scale homebuilders and contractors, is also a retailer, a place where high-end designers can shop for their clients and find unique materials that take projects to the next level.


Oh, I am saving you so much money today with this listing you’ll be able to buy a second home in Miami or Costa Rica. Nice Uptown location here with this great starter condo, perfect for a single gal or guy. Seller is so motivated he is offering a full six months of paid HOA dues ($139 per month) at closing — now that’s an offer! The spacious one bedroom, one bath at 4111 Cole (#32) is 682 square feet and decked out. Get this: Carerra marble countertops, wood floors, stainless steel appliances and even a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has oodles of counter space and includes a breakfast bar, pantry, and desk for home office needs. The back balcony  has downtown views and great sunsets. The community includes a pool and hot tub with a deck, grill and lounge chairs that make Texas summers survivable. Gated,  secure covered parking, near Cole Park, tennis courts, The Katy Trail and even a dog park. Reduced to $115,000 from $129,900, the last unit in the building for sale and like I said, a little incentive of those HOAs paid up for six months. Call  Jennifer Shindler at Dave Perry-Miller and go for it! I mean,with rates this low you may not see a lick of appreciation but your payment will be secure and this baby will be your’s!