This home at 11714 Parwen Drive in the Forest Place neighborhood of north Dallas is a specimen in unique architecture that’s stood the test of time. Will Seale of Compass has listed this amazing find at $899,999 which leaves room in the budget for updates and touches to make it your own.

The team at Compass Concierge did some updates to this 1981-built home, including giving the bricks a coat of mineral paint to emphasize and brighten the four vertical columns across the home’s facade. “The house has a beautiful ‘rhythm’ of verticals, with columns repeated all the way across the front of the house and the porte cochere, and that feature is accented by bronze cylindrical midcentury modern light fixtures,” Will says.

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Fairview

It’s almost an unfair advantage to photograph a home with this gorgeous a sunset overhead.

The Town of Fairview is an actual town, so don’t call this gorgeous 9-square-mile bedroom community a city, please. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, here are three homes for sale in Fairview at top-, middle-, and low-price points, but all are breathtaking in this town that’s marked by large homes on sprawling lots and numerous horse farms.

Fairview is located east of US 75/Central Expressway, just north of Allen. About 10,000 people call Fairview home, where they enjoy excellent Lovejoy ISD schools, and the Village at Fairview shopping area.

An interesting fact: There are no apartments or commercial developments in Fairview, plus the town enforces a “dark skies policy” that all new development complies with to protect their way of life and “keeping it country.”

FARMHOUSE-STYLE BEAUTY LOCATED SOUTH OF HEARD MUSEUM

Address: 700 Maple Creek Drive

  • Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms
  • 6,549 square feet
  • $1,499,000

This beautiful 2005-built Tim Jackson home is situated on 1.5 acres within the top-rated Lovejoy ISD. Driving onto the property, you’ll love the lushly-landscaped grounds and mature trees that frame this beautiful stone-facade home. The vaulted beam ceiling, stone-laid fireplace, and hardwood floors make this Fairview two-story feel like a hill country estate. Enjoy a chef’s kitchen with commercial gas oven, warmer drawer, and pot filler. There’s a spacious master bedroom with spa-like master bath including an oversized tub with fireplace, separate vanities plus a coffee bar with mini-fridge. Upstairs, you’ll find a media room up withwalk-inn wet bar, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Finally, retreat to the backyard with a pool, spa, fire pit, and fabulous outdoor living with fireplace and kitchen. (more…)

Luxury family living takes on new meaning at one Colleyville house with resort-style outdoor living and over 6,000 square feet of interior space. 

Located in the exclusive gated Castleton Manor community, the home at 6704 Ethridge Ct. is a custom build that sits on a 0.46-acre lot in a cul-de-sac. The neighborhood has a private park with a fishing pond, playground, picnic pavilion, and walking path, as well as easy access to the popular Cotton Belt Trail. It’s a short drive to Timarron Country Club, with its 18-hole Nelson-designed championship golf course, and only 9 miles west of DFW International Airport.  

“It’s everything a family could want, from the house itself and its incredible backyard, to the neighborhood and sense of community spirit,” said listing agent Jocelyn Croney Sandruck with Re/Max Trinity. “The schools are stellar, too — Colleyville Elementary is top-rated and near the house.” 

This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, and 6,149 square feet on two stories, sitting on 0.46 acres. Would you like a tour? 

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Shortly after the completion of Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas, a house appeared to overlook the rolling fairways with downtown Dallas as a backdrop. 

Built by premier Dallas developer Dines and Kraft in 1924, the house at 2203 Cambria Blvd. in the Lakewood Conservation District offers incredible estate living and it is our Inwood Home of the Week. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,849 square feet on two stories, as well as a small basement and walk-up attic space on 0.44 acres. There’s even a guest house in back. 

“When you look at these homes built in the 1920s, you have to understand what you are getting — they have so much more to offer than most of the new construction on the market because you simply cannot build this sort of quality today as it’s not cost effective,” said Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging who helped prepare the home for sale. “So to be able to purchase a flawlessly maintained home from the ’20s, my goodness, everyone who wants a home in Lakewood should be beating down the door!” 

Tasteful and era-appropriate updates delight throughout the house, which was on the Lakewood Home Tour a few years ago. It’s sure to please homebuyers looking for a property with character and high-end features. Bonus for families: this house is in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary.

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Sophisticated Old Preston Hollow Custom Mediterranean Reduced $655K | CandysDirt.com

This custom California Mediterranean in Old Preston is ahhh-mazing, with every space creating a huge wow factor.

Old Preston Hollow is the honeypot of Dallas real estate and I’ve fallen for a brand new custom California Mediterranean sitting on over 1 acre of this coveted dirt. 

The home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is simply spectacular — 13,000 square feet, perfect flow for entertaining, the absolute best quality finish-out, and timeless architectural design by Lloyd Lumpkins. It has six bedrooms, including dual masters, eight full bathrooms, three half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas on two stories.  

Oh, and by the way, it just got reduced $655,000 from its original list price! 

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

She’s not exaggerating — everything is stately and inspired at this Old Preston Hollow manse. There’s an open house this Sunday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m., where you can experience it yourself. Let’s get a sneak peek.

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Mediterranean Spanish Revival

This Mediterranean Spanish revival in Old Preston Hollow is a just-completed custom home with grand spaces and luxe amenities.

You’ll find something new in Old Preston Hollow with a freshly completed Mediterranean Spanish revival with a posh address.

Just completed in December 2016, the sprawling home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is one surprising space after another in its 13,000 square feet. Sitting on just over one acre with dual gated entries, it was designed by architect Lloyd Lumpkins, who has a reputation for unsurpassed quality and echoes of eclectic European architecture in his work.

Located near Walnut Hill Lane and Inwood Road, it’s in a coveted part of Old Preston Hollow, an area named for its wooded areas with creeks and hollows. Today, arching shade trees and proximity to the Bachman Branch creek keeps that sense of natural beauty.

This manse has six bedrooms, two of which are dual masters; eight full bathrooms; three half baths; and a library.

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

Don’t miss the open house this Sunday, April 2, from 2-4 p.m. Here’s a sneak peek!

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This one sure took some digging, but I may have found the best bargain west of the Mississippi,  south of LBJ for darn sure. 10824 Saint Michaels Drive is a short sale in Preston Hollow. OK, east Preston Hollow and more accurately the Saint Michael (Royal Park Estates) area near JanMar, but no less a GREAT location. The lot is .39, almost half an acre. 2936 square feet. Four bedrooms, three and a half baths, two or more living areas, two-car garage and two carport spaces. That thing in front is a Porte Cochere that covers cars as they drive up, folks get out. The home was built in 1968 and I’m not going to lie, it needs some work. Maybe a LOT of work. Try to have some vision: this is a ranch with great bones. The owners thought it would be really cool to have a massive spa room with an enclosed in-ground spa, separate HVAC. They must have been thinking how nice it would be to get out of the hot tub and not freeze your arse. That is a nice thought and this room is not unlike the indoor spa/media room Braden Powers out in his Turtle Creek home, now owned by Leigh Bailey. This is just the budget version. OK, so the room can be cleared to the studs, spa filled. The kitchen has granite counters, nice stainless appliances, built-in refrigerator, and a wet bar: easy peasy re-do. The Master suite has a garden tub, dual vanities, separate shower, and dual closets. There is a nice gallery and formals, family room with fireplace. Open patio in the backyard great for entertaining and a great wooded yard. The circular driveway is great front drive-up appeal. At $349,900 (down from $409,000) this puppy won’t last long, and you know the banks are all about getting these off the books. I’d put agents Tom and Gina Branch on speed dial STAT!

Exclusions: Backyard grill and fountain. Decorative fire-spitting dragon in front yard. Take them, they are all YOUR’s!