You hear it a lot on design blogs: “Downsizing with style.” But what does that even look like? As more and more Baby Boomers look to shed the excess square footage for more amenities and less maintenance, you’ll be hearing it a lot more, too. But if you’re looking for a visual frame of reference, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is the definition of style itself.

Located in Cityville, which is perfectly located west of the Dallas North Tollway in the Medical District, this fully detached, single-family home has plenty of space for entertaining, both indoors and out.

“The home appeals to today’s buyer because it features the open floor plan, great ceiling heights, and wood floors throughout most of the home,” said listing agent Robert Kucharski of David Griffin and Company Realtors. “It also features a turn-key lifestyle with little or no upkeep, with small fenced front yard and private side courtyard.”

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It wasn’t too long ago when our own columnist Jon Anderson lamented the homogeneity of our traditional architecture, which runs profligate in North Texas suburbs. A hodge-podge of styles with features plucked from the comfort food of American residential architecture, Anderson wondered why we couldn’t simply bring back a modern aesthetic to newly built residential architecture. 
 
Well, we can, and we have. That’s evident in our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This 2013-built modern at 5403 Bradford Drive takes a cue from midcentury modern design, but strikes out on its own with unique materials, bold colors, and a spacious, open floor plan that astounds. It’s a fabulous listing in the Oak Lawn Heights (near the Medical District) neighborhood.
 
“The home so appropriately represents midcentury modern architecture that many people think it is an older home that has been renovated,” said listing agent Don Neilson of David Griffin & Company Realtors.   

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Texas is known for its barbecue, but you don’t have to hit up a restaurant to enjoy the state’s favorite cuisine. Pick the right apartment, and you’ll be able to do your own grilling when the weather is warm. These are our favorite Dallas apartments with upscale barbecue grills so you can impress guests and perfect your ribs recipe.

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Open House this weekend, Saturday & Sunday from 2-4 p.m. 2826 Hedgerow Drive Dallas, TX is currently listed for $489,000 by Susan Griffin of Bill Griffin Real Estate.

Have we got the Friday Four Hundred for you! Located in Dallas’ hot Medical District sits this stunning three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom, newly built contemporary gem with a slew of modern upgrades, and at a price you won’t believe! We went straight to the source and tracked down listing agent Susan Griffin to get the full story behind this stunning, economically priced home, which is currently listed at $489,000. We guarantee its impressive finish out and 7,841-square-foot floor plan will have you at hello.

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Splurge vs Steal: Two Contemporary Homes Near the Dallas Medical District | CandysDirt.com

In recent years, the Dallas Medical District, which houses UT Southwestern, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, has seen increased interest from homebuyers. Close to Love Field International Airport and downtown Dallas, this area offers a convenient location for work, play, and entertainment (hello, Victory Park and Oak Lawn!).   

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve found two homes on the edge of the Medical District. One is in a duplex deigned by Texas legend Bud Oglesby, the other a brand new house with cedar and metal rooflines. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Developers have their eye on the Love Field-Medical District areas, and a new residential community is underway.

Fairfield Residential recently purchased about six acres near Denton Drive and Inwood Road for a 350-unit apartment complex. Fairfield has ten residential developments in the DFW area, including the upscale 21 Forty Medical DistrictCantabria at Turtle Creek, and Rienzi at Turtle Creek.

Two blocks just south of Love Field along Inwood Road and Sadler Circle will be cleared for the as-yet-unnamed project. The land is currently occupied by a handful of commercial buildings. Demolition is slated for completion by the end of 2015.

Development in this area is gaining momentum, driven in part by the expanded air services at Love Field, as well as growth of the Medical District, like the Parkland expansion. The location is a big factor, too.

“That little pocket of real estate is booming right now—I actually showed a property there this morning to a woman who works at Parkland,” said David Maez, Broker, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of Vivo Realty. “It’s a great location for potential tenants, close to Uptown, downtown, and the airport, as well as the Tollway for people that need to commute up north.”

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We had a chance to take a sneak peak at the new Parkland Hospital on Harry Hines Boulevard Friday night as part of a medical conference. Of course, because my husband is an OB/GYN, we toured the OB department, labor and delivery rooms, and surgery suites. The more than billion dollar building is mighty impressive, and offers state of the art design in healthcare. The campus will be 2.5 million square feet — astonishing — and is nearly twice the size of the old Parkland Hospital. The new hospital opens next summer, or as soon as a bridge to the old Parkland Hospital is complete — they will use the bride to transport patients over one-by-one.

I wanted to share the very cool views from the top of the new facility where the heliport will take in emergency transfers. The elevators in the new hospital are huge — I didn’t even get one ounce of claustrophobia — designed that way so that as soon as a transport is received, teams of doctors and nurses can begin work on the patient while in the elevator! This is crucial to emergency and critical care. This view made me very proud of Dallas and of course, the health care we offer. If you want to use the way over-used word (in my opinion) “world-class” about anything in Dallas, feel free to apply it to our healthcare. It is by far the best, and with this fabulous new facility, will continue to draw more of the brightest and best to Dallas. I toured with a group of young OB/GYN residents who were ooohing and ahhing over the cool features of each room, including the technology — state of the art TV monitors in each room so you can watch patients, and windows that offered privacy with a flick of the wrist.

Most vitally, the art of saving lives here will be more than world class: we were told that doctors will be able to get a patient off the helicopter and down to the ER (or Labor & Delivery) in 32 seconds!

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