Midway Hollow

Law enforcement, neighbors, and Atmos work crews gathered Saturday at a cookout organized to provide a hot meal to residents without natural gas, and to thank law enforcement and work crews (photo by Bethany Erickson).

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

Bethany: In the aftermath of a deadly gas explosion that killed one child and injured several of her family members, two neighborhoods in North Dallas began to realize that their lives would also be upended as Atmos enacted an unprecedented evacuation of more thousands of residents for several weeks. But in all that turmoil and heartache, neighbors began working together in ways large and small. 

I’ll be honest. At first, when I first had the idea of writing about how the neighborhoods impacted by the deadly home explosion two weeks ago — and the aftermath — I was thinking of a straight news story.

But I realized fairly quickly that I couldn’t. You see, I know these neighborhoods. My child goes to school with the children from these neighborhoods, and for almost 10 years, I lived quite close to one of the neighborhoods and in the other one, on a street just a block from Marsh Lane.

These are my friends, my son’s friends, and my neighbors. And how they’re dealing with the turmoil and sadness is a story worth telling — but one wholly unsurprising to anyone who lives in either of the neighborhoods that hug Marsh Lane. (more…)

ChristmasIn our weeklong quest to show you some of the best properties in North Texas for Christmas decorating, you didn’t think we’d leave open houses out of the mix, did you?

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. We have them in several price points, so which one will you choose?

FARMERS BRANCH BEAUTY ZONED FOR GREAT SCHOOLS

Open house: Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This three-bedroom, two-bath Farmers Branch home has 2,132 square feet of living space, and has been beautifully updated with wood floors, custom lighting, in-ceiling speakers, and more. (more…)

4412 Beechwood Lane is currently listed by Scott Jackson with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $525,000.

It’s hard to go wrong with a classic, and this 1951 ranch in Midway Hollow is just what we need this Friday. With a prime location close to the heart of the Dallas, it’s the kind of house that makes these neighborhoods so special. Featuring all the charm of a bygone era, but with the modern-day updates we all crave, this Midway Hollow beauty is what real estate deals are made of. And it could be yours for just $525,000. Let’s take a look inside.

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When I first saw The Avant Group‘s latest completed Midway Hollow home, I was fascinated. The small-batch builder does a fantastic job of building homes that feel so much more expensive than their sub-$1 million prices, with fantastic finish-out and smart home packages that add so much value to their contemporary aesthetic. But this new build at 3758 Bolivar is somewhat of a departure from the massing and shape of their other builds. And I’m smitten. 

Of course, we’d expect nothing less than a home that’s easy to fall for and, of course, easy to live in, from The Avant Group, a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder. But this house? It’s something of a departure for The Avant Group, who listened to buyers about what they wanted. The results speak for themselves.

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Midway Hollow ContemporaryMidway Hollow is beyond hot. With a wide variety of styles from hip midcentury moderns and classic ranch homes to cozy cottages, there is something for everyone, and it seems almost every street comes with a new amenity — a construction crew. If a home is not being renovated, it’s being razed. Builders are everywhere, and the range of price points is dizzying. When I heard about this Midway Hollow contemporary, I could not wait to share it because it’s just a cut above what you typically find anywhere. And that’s because Carolyn Isler, owner of Isler Homes, took it down to the foundation and rebuilt it.

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Totally Move-in Ready: Even the Furniture Is for Sale in this Midway Hollow Home | CandysDirt.com

Talk about move-in ready! We’ve found a stylish, reimagined Northwest Dallas home where even the furniture is for sale. You could buy this baby and be totally set up for a new life in a great neighborhood. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 3764 Davila Dr. has been renovated from the ground up with an open floorplan, sleek finishes, and big spaces. This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,030 square feet on two stories, built in 1951.

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We’re thrilled to get a close-up look at the latest completed home from small-batch custom builder The Avant Group. These stunning contemporary homes from this CandysDirt.com Approved Builder have so many great touches and luxe upgrades that you’ll quickly see why this builder has made a name for himself. 

Co-hosted by star agent Matt Scobee with Clay Stapp + Co., you won’t want to miss this reveal party tomorrow, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Click on the invitation to RSVP now!

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Law enforcement, neighbors, and Atmos work crews gathered Saturday at a cookout organized to provide a hot meal to residents without natural gas, and to thank law enforcement and work crews (photo by Bethany Erickson).

I’ll be honest. At first, when I first had the idea of writing about how the neighborhoods impacted by the deadly home explosion two weeks ago — and the aftermath — I was thinking of a straight news story.

But I realized fairly quickly that I couldn’t. You see, I know these neighborhoods. My child goes to school with the children from these neighborhoods, and for almost 10 years, I lived quite close to one of the neighborhoods and in the other one, on a street just a block from Marsh Lane.

These are my friends, my son’s friends, and my neighbors. And how they’re dealing with the turmoil and sadness is a story worth telling — but one wholly unsurprising to anyone who lives in either of the neighborhoods that hug Marsh Lane. (more…)