Canterview A

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran March 24, 2015, and highlights the gorgeous work of Barton-Graham Home & Design Firm. We subsequently wrote a profile of them here and featured another renovation of theirs here.

If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s ranch at 5823 Canterview Dr.

Located near N. Jim Miller Road and Interstate 30 in the Buckner Terrace neighborhood, this 3-3 underwent massive changes during the past six months. When Raymond E. Graham and Casey Barton bought it, the property had been vacant for five years and was a total wreck—they called it “the zombie house.” The duo have been renovating and selling houses together for eight years and own the company, Barton-Graham Home&Design Firm.

Graham and Barton are both general contractors and interior decorators and they didn’t miss an inch in this reno. Their efforts paid off: This house went on the market March 13 and was under contract three days later, for the highest price-per-square-foot in the area. It is listed by Graham at William Davis Realty for $290,000.

The duo showed me some “before” pictures of this house and they are scary! It makes me appreciate their work all the more.

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Canterview A

If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s ranch at 5823 Canterview Dr.

Located near N. Jim Miller Road and Interstate 30 in the Buckner Terrace neighborhood, this 3-3 underwent massive changes during the past six months. When Raymond E. Graham and Casey Barton bought it, the property had been vacant for five years and was a total wreck—they called it “the zombie house.” The duo have been renovating and selling houses together for eight years and own the company, Barton-Graham Home&Design Firm.

Graham and Barton are both general contractors and interior decorators and they didn’t miss an inch in this reno. Their efforts paid off: This house went on the market March 13 and was under contract three days later, for the highest price-per-square-foot in the area. It is listed by Graham at William Davis Realty for $290,000.

The duo showed me some “before” pictures of this house and they are scary! It makes me appreciate their work all the more. (Check back next week for a full profile of Graham and Barton, including before-and-after photos from this house and others they’ve renovated in East Dallas. You won’t be disappointed!)

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Lakewood Mid-Century Modern available at an unbeatable price. Even better, the owner is a well-known local photographer who has made me promise to keep mum — until the margaritas kick in! If you love you some mid century modern, look no further than this terrific circa 1950 two bedroom and two bath at 6351 Malcom with study/work room studio and 2 car garage home listed for $275,000. That’s right, $275,000. Ozzie and Harriet are walking out the door any minute. Curb appeal plus with an angled roof line, large windows, lush landscaping and towering Lakewood trees. Inside, the 1500 ish square foot floor plan is open for family living with a large living/dining combination and original oak hardwoods and transom windows above. The beautiful renovated kitchen is a cook’s dream — I’m told that in this part of town, people actually cook! — with custom cabinetry, solid surface counters, gas stainless range and stainless appliances. The two bedrooms are large, airy with hardwoods and private bath. If you are wondering where to put your guests, I have one word: Hotel.com. To the front of the home is a large home office or second living area with large windows overlooking Malcolm, perfect for a studio or home office… or add a Murphy’s bed for the in-laws. Two-car garage below the home, topography with a Capital T!