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Best of Designer’s Corner: The Oldest Architectural Salvage Yard in Dallas

By Karen Eubank / December 27, 2020 / 3 Comments

[Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the CandysDirt.com team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy!] Karen: Design means many things to […]

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Orr-Reed Architectural Salvage Is a Love Letter to Dallas

By Karen Eubank / April 26, 2020 / 4 Comments

I discovered Orr-Reed Wrecking Company in the 1980s during my photo stylist days. A photographer directed me down to a part of town I’d never seen to find a rustic backdrop for a shoot. Little did I know the wonderland I’d find. Behind the brick facade topped by a rusted metal sign, next to a […]

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The Gaston Wins a 2020 Preservation Achievement Award

By Karen Eubank / April 23, 2020 / 3 Comments

Our continuing series on the 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards presented by Preservation Dallas highlights The Gaston today. The story of The Gaston is inspirational because it is a house that has indeed come full circle. The two-story historic home at 4802 Gaston Avenue began life in 1906 as a single-family residence. In 1925 a young […]

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Reality Roundup: Texas Home Improvement Shows Set to Hit the Airwaves

By Bethany Erickson / October 27, 2017 / 3 Comments

From the final season of “Fixer Upper” to the freshman season of “Flip or Flop Fort Worth,” Texas is home to several home improvement or design shows this fall. HGTV, the DIY Network, and even Great American Country, locals are ready for their close-ups. As shows begin to roll out their season debuts, we thought we’d […]

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