I cannot tell you when I started my love affair with Tudor-style homes. I think it began in my childhood, being raised in the outer fringes of Chicago. I think anyone raised in the Chicago area, like our columnist Jon Anderson and myself, have an extra appreciation for beautiful architecture because there is just so much of it in that strong-shouldered city. For me, it was driving the North Shore suburbs flocking out from Evanston that made me think English Tudor homes were the warmest, prettiest, most inviting structures of all to call home.

Then I became an English major, and the relationship was sealed.

Our Inwood Home of the Week is a seriously updated English Tudor home at 5210 Denton Drive in the hot, hot neighborhood of Oak Lawn Heights, south of Cedar Springs, north of Maple. Some also call the area Maple Springs.

Very convenient to the Medical District, the area is popular with interns, physicians and anyone who works in the mammoth (and still growing) U.T. Southwestern Medical Center complex clustered around Harry Hines Boulevard and Inwood Road. Trust me: you can bike to work.

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Munger Place Swiss Avenue

The Munger Place Swiss Avenue beauty at 5707 Swiss Ave. is one of our featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you’e got to see over the weekend.

This week, our houses range in price from $369,500 to $1.1 million. There’s the elegant Munger Place Swiss Avenue home pictured above, a Stevens Park Austin stone cottage with vintage charms, and more. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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