This 1936-built Mediterranean at 4324 Versailles Ave in Highland Park’s lauded French streets could be someone’s dream project, seeing through an architecturally significant home’s renovation for modern use. In fact, the plans are already drawn up by architect Chad Dorsey of Moore Design. This two-story, 6,464 square-foot home on .390-acre lot is listed for $3.3 million by Mark Godson of the Britannia Group with Compass Real Estate Texas.

For years, the sellers down the street on Turtle Creek Blvd. would go past the unique two-story home with a low-pitched Spanish tile roof, admiring what great bones and beauty this 30’s-era estate had. It was built by Dallas architect Fonzie E. Robinson, who designed and built prominent estates on Beverly Drive, Arcady Avenue, and Edmondson Avenue in Highland Park.

When the Versailles estate went on the market last year, the husband and wife team snatched it up. They’d done a stunning job fixing up their 1938-built home, a white stucco Mediterranean with an eye-popping blue roof, and saw an opportunity to give this older home a facelift. They spent six months drawing up plans with architect Chad Dorsey, but ultimately decided they as empty nesters didn’t need a 6,000-plus-square-foot home.


Burney Park

It’s a kind of thing, looking for the unique and one-of-a-kind property. And the Hispano-Moresque, 1929 vintage villa at 6200 Curzon Ave. is certainly one of a kind.

Located near Burney Park in Fort Worth among the rolling hills of the charming West Side neighborhood the of Ridglea, its design and age distinguish it from its neighbors, which it predates by a generation. When the residence was constructed, it stood alone among undeveloped — you guessed it — ranch land. (more…)

6822 Oeste A

The Dallas Cowboys may be bidding farewell to Las Colinas, but homebuyers can’t get enough of this master-planned community in Irving. It’s a clean, attractive suburb with more than 190 acres of parks and greenbelts, 17 miles of canal waterways, and 10 miles of riverside hiking and biking trails.

More than 33,000 call Las Colinas home, and the average house price in the community is $566,417, according to That makes today’s Tuesday Two Hundred a real find: the townhome at 6822 Oeste Dr. is newly listed by Leslie Knutson at RE/MAX Premier Group for $275,000. The price-per-square-foot of $155 is less than the Las Colinas average of $167 per square foot, and this townhome has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops.

This Mediterranean-style property has stucco exterior walls, red roof tiles, and is part of the La Villita Townhomes. It has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on two stories in 1,772 square feet built in 2007 and is walking distance to the Lago de Claire and the Gran Via canal, a meandering waterway near jogging trails.


Why do I feel so sorry for Jason Terry? He has a great home up in Frisco, a Mediterranean style house in a community called Country Club Estates. The Terrys bought their home there five years ago for $1.4. $1.1. Word is the Terrys love the Frisco Lewisville ISD schools — Terry and his wife, Johnyika, have four daughters; Jasionna, Jalayah, Jaida and Jasa Azur. His younger sister, Lyric, used to live with them in Dallas.

But the Terrys also have this home in Atlanta, a 6,325-sq-ft whopper at 105 Kingston Manor, listed for $1.89M. It’s really so different from the Frisco house —  7 bedrooms, 10 baths with a water slide, huge bar area, home movie theatre, and get this: a full blown barber shop and beauty salon. Well, with four girls, that’s probably a good investment. Terry kept the Atlanta home after he left the Hawks in 2006; I think I read somewhere they really love that home, built it themselves, and just did not want to shed it. Alas, now there’s speculation about whether or not he’ll return for another season with the Mavs. He totally should have put this home on the market in ’06: the Atlanta housing market was a lot stronger then. Now, basically it’s tanking. In fact, looks like Terry will be darn lucky if he breaks even with this sale: He bought the property in 2003 for $1.76M. Ouch, that hurts.