3618 N. Fitzhugh Front

Although this contemporary townhome got a troublesome start, with the initial developer running into financing trouble as the Great Recession hit. It was left sad and empty, waiting to work its way through the mess.

And then Keith Urban of FirstUp Structures found it and turned it into the amazing unit you see today.

“This is one of five duplexes in the area that the contractor was building in 2008, ” Urban said of 3618 N. Fitzhugh, a new listing from David Griffin and our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. “This was one that the bank had foreclosed. Neither of them were finished, and it gave me an opportunity to upgrade and complete the finish-out on both units.”

And upgrade he did, adding architectural features that will knock your socks off right when you open the front door. It’s one of those listings that will have you calling your Realtor right when you see it. But don’t waste time, call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to make sure you sail through financing, from bid to closing.

Want to fall head over heels for a perfectly posh contemporary townhome? Jump.

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9729 Van Dyke Front

As an East Dallas resident, I’m fond of walking around White Rock Lake and some of the nearby neighborhoods. Most people, though, expect that a home with a lake view has to be on Lawther or in Lakewood. Not so! There are plenty of beautiful homes in Lake Highlands that have great views. Some of them are on Peavy, and others are on a street called Van Dyke, which sits perpendicular to Peavy Road, starting near Buckner Boulevard. This street has so many fabulous properties on it, but this one always caught my eye.

From the outside, this 1959 modern home looks like a glassed-in pagoda, with wooden crossbeams and smokey panes. But what will you find once you cross that bridge and enter this one-of-a-kind home? More than 5,700 square feet of colorful contemporary design that will awaken your imagination.

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