So rarely does a home blend with its surroundings so well that it feels native to the land, but that’s the perfect way to describe this gorgeous midcentury modern on more than an acre in Forest Lane Estates. Designed by noted modernist architect Herschel Fisher in 1955 for a doctor and his family, this stellar example of post-war modernism was renovated and expanded in 2000 by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan, adding a master bedroom suite, a pool house, and a three-car garage.

The additions, much like how the home connects with the park-like setting that surrounds it, are seamless. The attention to detail is incredible, making it an easy pick for our High Caliber Home of the Week, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

To many, this home, with its beautiful carpentry and huge walls of floor-to-ceiling picture windows, is a dream house. “It is rare to find a midcentury design on such a grand scale,” notes David Griffin, who is listing 11550 Wander Lane for $2.75 million. “This home is around 5,700 square feet, and that doesn’t include the guesthouse/cabana.”

(more…)

 

Tucked away on a cul-de-sac in North Dallas is a whole host of interesting midcentury modern homes, many of them untouched by renovation. This week’s High Caliber Home shows fans of the architectural style what living in the Rat Pack era would have felt like, complete with original double stove in the kitchen and — PINK BATHROOMS.

It’s a listing from modern home specialist with David Griffin & Co. Brandon Stewart, and we’re absolutely smitten with this beautiful time warp in Hill Haven Heights — our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Ready to make this midcentury modern your own? Call Lisa Peters now to get the best loan for your homebuying needs — especially if you plan to do this home justice. While we love a good midcentury time warp, this property could use some TLC and a vision.

(more…)

Rarely do we come across a home that is an urban contemporary through and through. So color us thrilled when Virginia Cook Realtor Angela Downes reached out to us about this white hot contemporary in North Dallas. Not only that, but this home, situated north of Preston Trails Golf Club and west of Preston Road, is inside the Dallas city limits, but located within the boundaries of Plano ISD. 

And the spaces inside this home, with their soaring ceilings and huge windows, are a breath of fresh air. It’s no wonder then that we’ve named this artful urban contemporary our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. There’s so much to love in this luxurious, clean-lined home that we cannot wait to show you.

(more…)

Map of PD-15

For those just joining our story, the Pink Wall is pocket of multi-family condominiums bordering the mansions and McMansions of Preston Hollow located at the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.  Within the area is Planned Development District 15 (PD-15) that includes the buildings above and fronts Northwest Highway between the Preston Tower and Athena high-rises.

Because PDs operate differently than straight city zoning, a task force has been formed by Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates and includes Plan Commissioner Margot Murphy with representatives from each of the PD-15 buildings as well as buildings in the neighborhood outside the PD.  The group is addressing the development issues facing the area since March’s Preston Place fire and a developer’s interest in the Diplomat property.  PD-15 began in 1947 and, as you can imagine, needs some updating to reflect the realities of this century. You can get up to speed here, here, here, here, here.

(more…)

Last night marked the second meeting of the Pink Wall PD-15 task force gathered together to address increased density in the area. As a reminder, the Pink Wall is essentially the northeast corner of Preston and Northwest Hwy.  PD-15 is roughly the space between the Preston Tower and Athena residential high-rises. If you missed last week’s roundup, click here.

This second meeting began to tackle the issue of density and what the neighborhood’s desires are for the area.  Of course before we got there, we heard more on the shifting sands of how this could play out procedurally within city government.  I’m not going to go into detail here (again) because questions remain and I want to be crystal clear versus continually negating what was said previously.  It’s annoying that city officials just don’t know this. Do we need to lock them in a room until their story is straight?

(more…)


Our Inwood House of the Week is one of those homes you expect to see as a location for a TV series set in the 1950s. Mom is vacuuming in heels and pearls as dad fires up the grill for a neighborhood barbecue, jazz wafting out onto the patio. This North Dallas renovated ranch at 11439 Chicot Drive perfectly captures the character and nostalgia of the era, but step inside and you quickly move from 1951 to 2017.

(more…)

5528-Springmeadow-1

Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week at 5528 Springmeadow Drive is one of the finest examples of an American ranch remodel I’ve ever seen. It’s also down the street from one of the most beloved American country music stars of all time, Charley Pride. Pride has lived in this beautiful private neighborhood for over twenty years. David Alan Coe also called it home for a while, and of course, Jordan Spieth is just across the way in Preston Hollow.
(more…)

Richland Meadows

Looking like a far more expensive home, the Richland Meadows ranch at 10106 Rita Rd. shows off its best features with an inviting remodel.

Just listed for well under $400K, this 2,267-square-foot abode pleases the eye with sophisticated design, luxe features, and practical updates, like new roof, updated HVAC, and polished landscaping.

Our Thursday Three Hundred has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one half bath,  two living areas, and a swimming pool, built in 1978.

(more…)