From the first look, the modern façade at 10243 Best Drive near Midway Road and Walnut Hill Lane is bright and open, with a face of windows that let in natural light. This five-bedroom, five-and-half bath northwest Dallas home is listed by Phil Hobson of Berkshire Hathaway for $1,795,000. The cool white brick with slate gray highlights give this 5,712-square-foot home sharp lines and a modern feel — something of a signature look for Dallas home builder Nest Builds.

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On entry, floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate the large foyer, which features dark hardwood floors and a unique, geometric banister in the front stairway. The foyer greets visitors into a central hub, which flows from the formal dining room, breakfast area, family room, and formal living area.

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northwest dallas homeNorthwest Dallas is full of family-friendly neighborhoods where buyers can get a lot of home for their money.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 3462 Flair Dr. is in one of these areas, Park Forest. This is a late-1950s neighborhood in Northwest Dallas, bounded by Forest Lane on the north, Northaven on the south, Marsh Lane on the east, and Cromwell on the west. With mature trees, wide lawn, and Midcentury Modern homes, Park Forest is a charming place to call home.

Our home today is a 3-3 with 2,342 square feet, built in 1959, and located near Forest and Marsh lanes. It is across the street from DeGolyer Elementary School and Webb Chapel Park, and close to the Dallas North Tollway, which gives easy access to downtown, Uptown, Frisco, and other areas of DFW.
northwest dallas homeThis is a recently updated one-story home with handscraped wood floors, an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings with wood beams, a custom fire place, and updated chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a gas cooktop.

This home was listed Dec. 4 by Johnny Mowad with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $350,000.

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3065 Kinkaid AToday’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a completely updated 1969 house, with a package of appealing features in an up-and-coming neighborhood.

The home at 3065 Kinkaid Dr. is located in Bradford Estates near Webb Chapel Road and Walnut Hill Lane in Northwest Dallas. It’s an easily accessible area with lots of houses from the 1950s and 60s, friendly atmosphere, and wide, green yards.

This house itself has eye-catching curb appeal, with a one-year-old class-4 standing seam metal roof, unusual to spot on a home priced well under $300K. Metal roofing is increasing in popularity because of its sleek look, as well as for being lightweight, strong, fire resistant, energy efficient, and, with the class 4 rating, hail resistant (many insurance carriers offer a discount for this kind of roof—bonus!).3065 Kinkaid COther features: all new windows, new HVAC system, new appliances, hardwood floors, a fire glass fireplace, lovely landscaping, swimming pool, and a hot tub under a covered patio.

This home is a 3-2 with 1,815 square feet, listed Nov. 14 by Shae Nault with Keller Williams DFW Metro Areas for $249,900, and it was reduced on the 20th to $244,900.

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3309 Citation AToday’s Thursday Three Hundred takes us to Northwest Dallas, to a friendly, spacious, 1962 ranch, updated with modern amenities, but retaining lots of original charm.

Located at 3309 Citation Dr., near Walnut Hill and Webb Chapel, this home is 2,254 square feet with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a powder room. This house, like the others in the Chapel Downs neighborhood, is a pleasant space with great curb appeal; comfortable front, back, and side yards with mature trees; and plenty of green grass. It’s perfectly suited for a family.3309 Citation BChapel Downs is a neighborhood of 334 homes established in the early 1960s. The original developer was a horse racing fan and named many of the streets after winning ponies at the Kentucky Derby, like Carry Back (1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness), Citation (1948 Triple Crown Winner), Venetian Way (1960 Kentucky Derby), and Pensive (1944 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes).

Most homes here are single-story ranch-style homes ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. The borders of Chapel Downs are loosely Walnut Hill Lane on the south, Webb Chapel Road to the East, Carry Back Circle to the North, and Goodyear Drive to West.

This home was listed Nov. 11 by Chris Columbus with Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors for $369,000.

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Chapel Downs HomeDallas houses built in the 1960s aren’t generally known for their wide, open floorplans. But it’s a top “want” on today’s buyer wishlist, so a renovation that makes it happen is a smart choice.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred shows us a wonderful example of taking a 1966 house and reworking the interior to be spacious and open. The house at 10039 Pensive Dr. in Northwest Dallas is four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2,303 square feet. The common spaces—living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast area—have had almost all interior walls removed to make one huge room. What a difference it makes!Chapel Downs HomeIt’s located in the Chapel Downs neighborhood, a community of 334 homes established in the early 1960s. According to the Chapel Downs Neighborhood Association, the majority of homes in the area are single-story ranch-style homes ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. The neighborhood is characterized by pleasant homes with comfortable front, back, and side yards with mature trees and plenty of green grass. The borders of Chapel Downs are loosely Walnut Hill Lane on the south, Webb Chapel Road to the East, Carry Back Circle to the North, and Goodyear Drive to West.

Fun fact: The original neighborhood developer was a horse racing fan and named many of the streets after winning horses at the Kentucky Derby, like Carry Back (1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness), Citation (1948 Triple Crown Winner), Venetian Way (1960 Kentucky Derby), and Pensive (1944 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes).

The overall feel of the house is fresh, modern, and bright. This beauty is newly listed by Philip Hobson with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas for $349,000.

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12247 Cox Curb

I love it when a home really surprises me. Sometimes when I’m slogging through my email, looking at all the cool listings agents and brokers send us, I find a real gem and just stop dead in my tracks. A friend of mine who is looking at homes in the $300K range sent me this listing last week. It’s in her price range, but not in the neighborhood she’s looking at.

“This has to be somebody’s dream home!” she exclaimed. I couldn’t help but agree just as enthusiastically. I mean, look at the curb appeal! That front door color is just delicious, isn’t it?

12247 Cox Front Door

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