A Wichita Falls radio station once polled some New Yorkers, asking them to pronounce difficult Texas city names. When it came to Waxahachie, they were truly puzzled. (For the record, it’s pronounced wox-a-hatch-e, not wax-a-hatch-e.) Nicknamed the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas, Waxahachie was founded in August 1850 as the seat of the newly established Ellis County. With a long history of industry, the city of approximately 35,000 residents has a rich inventory of historic homes dating back to the late 1800s. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we found three homes from different eras and styles to profile. Which do you prefer? (more…)

Munger Place

Photos courtesy Shoot2Sell

We’ll admit — we’ve been chomping at the bit for Saturday to arrive this week ever since the owner of our Saturday Seven Hundred for the week shared that her Munger Place home was going on the market.

This impeccable Prairie-style home at 5118 Worth St. is listed by Elizabeth Mast with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. The 5,030 square foot home has five bedrooms, four full baths, and one powder room, and tons of the character and charm you’d expect from a home built in 1912.

The home is right in the heart of the Munger Place Historic District, and has aged gracefully thanks to thoughtful updates and restorations along the way — and it’s abundantly clear even from the curb, as you take in the large covered front porch with plenty of room for impromptu neighborly chats, or quiet nights taking in the historic neighborhood and welcoming community.

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Prairie-Style

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By Donovan Westover
Special Contributor

Prior to the 2016 holidays, I had the opportunity to visit the 1974 Mitchell House at 2717 Conflans Road in Irving. I owe Allie Beth Allman listing agent, Richard Waite a huge apology for my glacial progress as the holidays and life got in the way. As fate would have it, a substantial price drop ($895,000 to $749,000) gives me a second wind to write about this iconic Prairie-style home.

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Winsome Winnetka Heights Prairie | CandysDirt.com

There’s something truly charmed about a historic home in Dallas. We don’t have that many of them (with more disappearing every year), and many haven’t been kept in good condition over the years.

That’s just two reasons why today’s Thursday Three Hundred was such a pleasure to discover. The home at 211 N. Edgefield Ave. is a winsome Prairie-style Four Square in North Oak Cliff’s Winnetka Heights. Its big spaces and light-filled rooms flow easily and this 1924 structure has been lovingly maintained.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,398 square feet on two stories, this is a good-sized house for the era. The location is prime, and the price is right. Let’s take a look before a buyer snatches it up.

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Arlington 2906 Serenity Front 2

This might be one of the most unique homes in the Midcities area, if not the most unique. Right from the first glance, this multi-level contemporary in Arlington’s Tiffany Park won me over. I love the prairie-style shape of this home, with five different levels anchored by a rectangular tower. It’s a novel way of taking advantage of the unobstructed views of Lake Arlington.

But would you believe that this home, built in 1984 and with many great updates, is on the market for just $595,000? It seems like such a bargain for a home in a great neighborhood, right next to a lovely lake, with more than 4,500 square feet, and with an incredible deck and pool with an easily accessible Midcities location.

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Houses are flying off the market at a record-breaking pace. Finding a move-in-ready home in the coveted M Streets is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Of course we keep our ears to the ground and always try to bring you the freshest, hottest listings — in time to actually have a shot at being among the first to have a peek.

Our Friday Five Hundred this week is not even in MLS yet, but it’s already being shown by listing agent Ryan Streiff with Dave Perry-Miller. If you’re looking for a charming 1925 prairie style Craftsman cottage we’d advise calling him immediately because at $515,000-this adorable home at 5743 Mercedes Avenue won’t last long. (more…)

Junius Heights Prairie

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to Junius Heights in Old East Dallas to look at a lovely Prairie Style house that just hit the market June 1.

The Prairie Style of residential architecture made its debut in Dallas in 1907 with a house on Abrams Road, based on the plans Frank Lloyd Wright published in Ladies Home Journal six years earlier. This style was popular in the Midwest and Texas, a distinctly American design idea featuring a low-pitched roof, large overhanging eaves, central chimney, discipline in the use of ornamentation, and low, horizontal lines.

Just three years later, the house at 5614 Worth St. made its appearance near Beacon and Gaston. It’s not a perfect example of the Prairie Style, but comes close, with its warm earth-tone palette, horizontal wood siding, interior glass doors, and other “style appropriate” interior architectural details.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,416 square feet, this Junius Heights Prairie house is modest in size, but offers a lot of function and beauty in that space. There are minor cosmetic fixes needed in parts of the house, like the second bathroom, but overall, it’s great. Plus, the location is prime, just minutes away from Lakewood, Lower Greenville, White Rock Lake, and other hot spots for shopping and dining.

This house is listed by Ebby Halliday agent Kay Caughron for $249,000. (As happens so often lately in our red hot North Texas real estate market, it went under contract in three days—it’s a charmer!)

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WhittierAWe’ve found a great property that just isn’t selling, and we’re not sure why. This prairie-style, two-story house in Colleyville was listed at the end of August, and had a $25,000 price reduction in mid-October to $599,900, but still, no buyer.

Listed by Beverly Spillyards at Ebby Halliday’s Southlake office, this property at 6712 Whittier Lane is a custom-build, one of the first in the Whittier Heights subdivision in 2004. With 4,776 square feet sitting on over a third of an acre of land, this house has a lot of everything. It’s a four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom house with a three-car garage and all sorts of luxury details. So what’s the deal?

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