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“I wanted to build a Spanish-classic-modern-style home that blended rustic wooden elements with sleek metal,” said  Juani Longhi. “From the moment I saw the property in Bluffview, I knew it was where I wanted to raise my family. This is truly my dream home.”

Longhi, who purchased the lot 15 years ago, spent six years planning and two years building this magnificent estate at 4512 Bluffview Boulevard. It was completed in 2013 and as is with life, opportunity knocks, you move across the country to dream new dreams, so Longhi’s  five-bedroom, five-bathroom dream home can now be your dream home.

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What comes to mind when you hear the words “charming” and “storybook”? A Tudor of course.

This Greenland Hills home fits the bill on every front, but it’s definitely not your grandma’s Tudor. It’s a hip mix of Southampton meets the south of France. Built in 1928, 5223 Merrimac Avenue is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage oozing with charm at every turn. In fact, it’s a curated marvel that is photo-ready for the next Ralph Lauren advertising campaign. If you do some sleuthing, like we always do, you’ll figure out that the Ralph Lauren connection is spot on. Can you tell who has been living the charmed life in this adorable abode?

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All photos courtesy Shelly Lloyd

North Texas native Shelly Lloyd took a circuitous route to her career as an interior designer, discovering along the way that her fashion acumen, passion for art, and globetrotting translated beautifully into creating sophisticated, authentic interiors with unexpected twists.

“What separates us is working with a variety of styles, from classic to contemporary, formal to playful,” Lloyd said. “We’re really good at mixing pieces.”

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Her Dallas company, LeDaire Design, is in for an eventful year, expanding to a satellite office, rebranding in February, and building on an original concept called “Work the Room” that marries her professional expertise with a client’s DIY creativity. Jump to read more!

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