Yesterday, prowling the Fort Worth beat from Edward’s Ranch to Rivercrest, I found several enticing listings before landing in front of 2324 Mistletoe Drive in Mistletoe Heights — the hands-down winner for this week’s Fort Worth Friday. Often, in the back of my mind, when looking at a property there is a “could I live here?” fantasy.  This midcentury modern is so seductive that my answer would be a resounding “yes.” And I wasn’t alone in my admiration, because the house was on the market for all of five days. The current status is “active pending” but that needn’t prevent us from taking a look. Indulge Magazine thought the 1946 build unique enough to merit a feature in 2012.

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9745 Wisterwood

Talk about move-in ready! This fabulous Lake Highlands Mid Century Modern at 9745 Wisterwood Drive is available fully furnished—down to the rugs on the floor and up to the artwork on the walls. And, it’s furnished flawlessly by someone who has excellent taste, impeccable style, and… you may even know him! (more…)

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When architect and city councilman Vernon Smith built this Oak Cliff home in 1949, much of the features were revolutionary for the time. A double carport worked well for the growing number of two-car households. The windows and lines were clean and angular. The floorplan allowed for movement throughout the space with relative ease.

And that design, while revolutionary 67 years ago, is perfect for today’s family. Thanks to sellers David and Becca Holt, both of whom are interior designers, the functional and aesthetically pleasing design of this home is updated with carefully chosen materials that stay true to its history while looking to the future.

We’re thrilled to feature this listing from David Griffin Realtor Crystal Gonzalez as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If you find yourself smitten with this midcentury modern home in North Oak Cliff, call Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today to sail through your transaction from bid to closing.

Jump to find out more about the truly inspiring renovation of this lovely Stevens Park Estates home.

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706 Kessler Woods Front

Noted eco-friendly architect Jonathan Delcambre designed this home at 706 Kessler Woods Trail to look like homes built more than a half-century ago, but with the addition of stained wood siding and perfectly proportioned masonry, this home stands out.

We love the lines, the presence on the lot, and the gorgeous interiors from Allison Brooks of B2 Architecture, all of which make this property worthy of being our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. Are you ready to buy the high caliber home of your dreams? Call Lisa Peters today to sail from bid to closing.

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If you’re ready to fall head over heels for this delightfully sunny riff on midcentury modern architecture, jump!

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GetMedia-5I miss Don Draper, badly, especially when I see a home that would suit him during his early years, before he was about to teach the world to sing in three-part harmony. I think he and Betty would have been super happy hanging out by the pool and grilling burgers at 10450 Lake Gardens Drive. The kids could have attended Hexter Elementary, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and donned their Breton T-shirts to sail on White Rock Lake. If you long for the Mad Men, midcentury modern lifestyle look, jump in the Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 (or the Prius), tool on over to Lake Gardens, between Peavy and Easton and clap your eyes on this crisp, clean 2,521 square feet of contemporary bliss, listed by Terri Gum of Ebby Halliday Realtors for $534,900.

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4605 Watauga frontal

It’s going to be a beautiful week in Dallas. While our northern brethren are digging out from under piles of snow, the sun is shining on us in Dallas.

Like our weather this week, I have to share quite possibly the best of both worlds in Dallas real estate: a home designed by one of our most beloved architects, Charles Dilbeck. He is the architect who created my favorite flame PaigeBrook, the Westlake home that was moved to preserve it because the owners would never let that home shed one stone. And he designed this sprawling 1954 era ranch in the heart of Bluffview, a home whose inners have been completely re-fashioned by one of the most significant architectural and interior design firms in the southwest, Bodron + Fruit. Svend Fruit created Bodron+Fruit with interior designer, Mil Bodron. Bodron + Fruit has been responsible for architecturally sensitive renovations to some of the most important modernist houses in Dallas, including, the Philip Johnson or “Beck House” on Strait Lane, currently listed with David Nichols of Allie Beth Allman.  They have brought many a mid century modern home from the 1950’s to the 1970’s up to current living standards while maintaining the architectural flavor and purity of the original design, often done by a famous regional or national architect.

And they do it fabulously, seamlessly, so that the home never looks like a time capsule. 4605 Watauga pool ext (more…)

Photography courtesy of Lisa Stewart Photography

Ashley Stanley, Joanna England, Karen Eubank, Suzanne Felber, and Katherine Rodriguez (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

As a new member of the CandysDirt.com team and a Lifestylist® who loves history and architecture, I was so excited to be included in this CandysDirt.com staff meeting and to have the opportunity to tour one of Dallas most significant modernist homes at 3616 Crescent.

Photography courtesy of Lisa Stewart Photography

Realtors sipped and noshed as they admired the home designed by legendary architect E.G. Hamilton and renovated by bodron+fruit. (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

Staff meetings are open to all in the real estate industry in Dallas as well as buyers and sellers who want to learn more about what we do. (We drink champagne while we listen!) It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and to learn about what makes Dallas such a special place to live, all inside a really great listing.

Photography courtesy of Lisa Stewart Photography

Mil Bodron, principle of bodron+fruit, shared before-and-after photos of 3616 Crescent with listing broker and host Emily Price Carrigan and guests. (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

Learning about 3616 Crescent was the perfect way to finish up a spectacular year. Broker Emily Price Carrigan gave tours of the home and pointed out some of the features that make this place so special — knowing the stories behind the improvements that have been made to the home make it even more fascinating, and she had some great stories to tell!

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Contemporary Home, 6722 Norway Road, Dallas, Texas

Fantastic photography by Sean Gallagher

NorwayOnce in awhile we publish a house that is so fabulous, we say it’s the “O-Alert”. When I give out the “O-Alert”, you know this is one piece of House Porn you just stop everything for and LOOK!

Feast your eyes on this fresh listing: a simple 1950’s ranch at 6722 Norway, between Thackery and Preston, prime Preston Hollow .36 acre verdant lot, that has been remodelled and tweaked to ab-soul-lute perfection. Built in 1950, it was remodelled first fairly significantly in 2008, pool added in 2011, and then more remodelling was done in 2015. Basically, this was a two-bedroom, 2800 square foot home that was added onto, yielding 3800 square feet, four bedrooms (one is used as a study) another full bath, and many, many beautiful additions.

This is our Dallas version of Fort Worth’s Palm Springs swank!

Contemporary Home, 6722 Norway Road, Dallas, Texas

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