If you have not been living under a rock, you’ll know Daria Drive is home to former President George W. Bush. He’ll be your neighbor if you buy this fabulous French country estate at 10111 Daria Drive. It’s also the safest street in Dallas. The Secret Service may be there to protect the former president, but you can bet they look out for the neighbors. We have it on good authority that Mr. Bush kept an eye on the progress when this 7,031-square-foot custom home was being built. And no, we can’t reveal who told us. Oh, and Andy Beal is still just across the back fence.

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3216 Colgate Front

I love the story behind this gorgeous home. It was built in the true “transitional” style — the exterior and materials are high-quality and timeless, while the shapes and angles are all very modern feeling. Lots of clean lines and a cool neutral palette go so well with classical design attributes like coved ceilings and marble accents. It’s marketed by one of the fastest-rising agents in Dallas — Alex Roostaei of Allie Beth Allman & Associates — for $2.995 million. Considering the amazing location and incredible finish-out of this home, that’s quite a good price.

The style, the location, the expert build — all of this make 3216 Colgate a truly High Caliber home,  a property with matchless design and thoughtful construction. Of course, for a home like this, securing a loan should be an equally high-caliber experience, one that Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans could provide. Lisa, a seasoned mortgage professional, knows that financing an amazing home must be a just as flawless as the home itself.

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This home is all about the details, which greet you from the moment you walk into the front door of 3612 Caruth Boulevard. This home is just spot-on, right down to the checkerboard-stained hardwoods in the foyer. If this Louisiana French-style home by designed by Paul Turney and built by Rusty Goff doesn’t get your heart racing, then you need to check your pulse!

Marketed by top-notch Allie Beth Allman agent Pam Dyer, this University Park home is listed at $3.25 million and is worth every red cent. There are five bedrooms, six and a half baths, and almost 6,500 square feet. Top that all off with Highland Park ISD schools (Hyer attendance zone) and you have an excellent value.

Despite the wood finishes everywhere you turn, this home is bright and welcoming. That has a lot to do with the tons of huge floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the living and dining rooms with light. I think it makes this stunning University Park home both spacious and cozy.

But I am in L-O-V-E with this kitchen, guys. I wouldn’t mind slaving away on turkey and all the fixins’ this Thursday if I had a gorgeous place like this one to do it in! From the bead-board ceiling, the two-tone cabinets, to the copper island counter, the brick-framed range, and the herringbone brick floors, this home perfectly melds old-world and high-end. It is totally to die for!

There’s a keeping room right next to the kitchen, too, which has a brick fireplace that’s just perfect for everyone to hang out and have a few pre-Thanksgiving apertifs, am I right? (Side note: Have a listing that has a to-die-for dining room? Send it our way by Wednesday for our special Thanksgiving feature!)

The master bedroom, with a super-high vaulted ceiling, is just incredible. It’s the perfect retreat for when you’ve had too much turkey and wine (hello tryptophan!) and perhaps a bit too much Aunt Mavis.

Wash away all the family drama and hard work you put in for that one meal in your amazing master bath. I love that there are two separate vanities on SEPARATE SIDES OF THE ROOM. This should be standard in all luxury baths. Seriously, I do not want to have to face my husband at early hours, and this is the perfect solution.

Now, the backyard, that’s the best place for the after dinner football watching marathon. That is, if you don’t want to watch football! I would love to enjoy my dessert and port and just sit by the pool in one of those comfy chaises, wouldn’t you?

Know another house that’s perfect for hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Email us at candy@candysdirt.com or jo@candysdirt.com by Wednesday!