David Griffin Realtor Janelle Alcantara wants to make something Swarovski crystal clear: This Forest Knoll Estates home is not a fix and flip like you see on HGTV. According to Alcantara, it’s a complete rebuild of a house, making the results virtually new construction. 

“The house was redesigned, moving the kitchen to a new location,” she said. “On a slab foundation, this is something that most builders would not even consider. However, this builder has a vision.”

That vision has earned this home at 4057 Hockaday the title of High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Alcantara said she’d be remiss if she didn’t note that the rising tide that is lifting the real estate ships across Dallas-Fort Worth has reached Forest Knoll Estates. 

“There is a $1.9 million house almost complete next door to 4057 Hockaday, and a $1.9 million house directly behind it. There are two new builds starting this month within a stone’s throw from 4057 Hockaday. Now is the time to buy — when the momentum of new construction has taken hold, but the home prices are still affordable,” Alcantara said. “And, if you don’t think that $950,000 is affordable, call Lisa Peters to find out how new loan programs make this kind of purchase a reality.”

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3229 Regent Drive (Photos: Aaron Dougherty)

The 2017 Modern Mile Home Tour is fast upon us! And to give you a little taste of what’s to come, here’s a look at the Modern Mile Bonus Home. Designed by Texas starchitect Arch B. Swank, Jr., 3229 Regent Drive is a work of art with an unforgettable history.

Once nearly lost to neglect and disrepair, a couple of caring homeowners brought it back from the brink, allowing it to become the jewel of this year’s Modern Mile Home Tour. Built to be featured in the 1959 Parade of Homes, this midcentury marvel was originally home to a NASA design engineer present at Mission Control during the moon landing. Talk about space age!

From the spot-on authentic and reproduction furnishings, to the framed iconic Time Magazine covers, the Modern Mile Home Tour’s Bonus Home proves an unending visual delight. As a lover of all things midcentury, I suspect a walk through this home feels like a spiritual journey. An architectural pilgrimage.

However, the magic of this home lies as much in its incredible inhabitants as it does its architecture. Join us after the jump for the story behind this stunning home and its charming occupants. Oh, and a few teaser photos, too.

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Vintage Charmer in Fantastic North Dallas Neighborhood | CandysDirt.com

We’ve found a vintage charmer in a great North Dallas neighborhood where mimosa trees still line the streets and midcentury is married flawlessly with mod updates.

Old is new again at 3106 Woodwind Ln., near Royal Lane and Webb Chapel Road in the Walnut Hills neighborhood. This home is a great combination of new amenities and a nod to the original style. It offers tons of personality with its three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 1,479 square feet on one story, built in 1956.

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3860 Dunhaven Road is a beautiful new build from the Avant Group.

The Avant Group, a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder, has easily kept pace with our region’s brisk real estate market. Buyers have been in an absolute frenzy trying to secure the next home by this acclaimed small-batch builder. Not surprisingly, the Avant Group sold both their Dunhaven and Valley Ridge projects for above list price. Even though these homes did not start out as custom builds, the Avant Group has been able to tailor the finish-out to meet their buyer’s unique needs. How’s that for custom? 

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We’ve caught a lot of flak from readers when it comes to the definition of midcentury modern, but for most purposes, it tends to span the 1950s and onward to 1965. So while this Northwest Dallas home has all of the lines of a soft contemporary from the curb, it technically falls into the period of midcentury modern, as it was built in ’65. Most will see this home from the curb and wonder why the front doors are painted a somewhat dated combination of dark brown and cream, a strange foil for the yellow-tan brick and narrow windows, but inside this home has some great updates.

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Realtor Lindsay Thomas will have her 9663 Lakemont listing in Midway Hollow open Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. along with several others.

Fans of the Modern Mile Home Tour will recognize this tidy little area of Midway Hollow. This is a wonderful little enclave full to the brim with lovely lots and beautiful homes. Word comes from Realtor Lindsay Thomas that several agents with listings in the area have organized their own tour from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Read on for a map and the full list of homes!

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3356 Merrell Front

Ed has done it again! I swear, Ed Murchison seems to constantly nab the most fun midcentury modern listings in the city. This cool 1961-built ranch in Northwest Dallas’ Sparkman Club Estates is so absolutely perfect, with tons of original cabinetry and finishes.

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North Davilla Drive

Midway Hollow is a big star among affordable Dallas neighborhoods. Lots of houses there, like our Thursday Three Hundred, have been totally remodeled to look fresh and modern, but still ring in under $400K.

Located at 3770 Dunhaven Rd. near Walnut Hill and Marsh Lanes in the North Davilla Drive neighborhood, this home is beautifully done with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,413 square feet on one story, built in 1951. It has hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout, with a new kitchen and master bathroom, among other areas.  There’s a partially open floorplan, and a great backyard. Let’s take a look!

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