9623 Windy Terrace Front

Storage is so important these days. As families grow, so does the amount of stuff you have. I swear that the only reason I’m unable to park my car in the garage is because I had a baby. All that stuff you have after a child outgrows one thing and moves on to another is unimaginable at first, and ridiculous at best. It’s true!

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So when I see a home that has tons of built-in cabinets and what looks like excessive storage, I get a serious case of the wantees. Built-ins are what makes a home look like a Houzz page, because you can stuff all the odds and ends in a well-tailored cabinet and declare a room clean!

That’s why I love this North Dallas home at 9623 Windy Terrace. With four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and more than 3,300 square feet, there’s tons of room not only for family, but to store all of your family’s junk! Plus, it’s inside the Richardson Independent School District, specifically inside the acclaimed Merriman Park Elementary attendance area. It’s listed by Ebby Halliday Realtor and local legend Mary Poss for $539,000.

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Trust me, with the updates inside this home, it’s so worth it! Consider that you don’t have to do a thing to this house! It has hardwoods! It’s move-in ready! And you get a HUGE wet bar, perfect for entertaining while the kids are at the grandparents this summer. And there’s a fantastic pool in the back with attached spa, which is going to be very popular come this summer. There’s also a built-in grill that the buyers are sure to enjoy come Memorial Day weekend.

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You’ll also adore the architectural details of this home, including the tall, exposed beam ceiling in the kitchen. The trim in the living room is amazing, and the kitchen has been renovated with built-ins and a fantastic eat-in island. It’s just off the dining room, which is so cool — it’s round! I bet you’ll have a blast finding the perfect dining table for this room that will really play up the chandelier.

The master bedroom is perfect at 18 x 16, with plenty of windows and a really amazing stone fireplace. Just look at that! It looks like a set from a Bond movie — you add the bearskin rug! Seriously in love!

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The master bath was recently renovated and is a five-piece number with gorgeous natural stone, a fantastic tub, a stand-alone shower with frameless glass and tons of drawers and cabinets. It is just beautiful and a real selling point in this price range.

So, what do you love most about this incredible property?

9623 Windy Terrace backyard

17203 Earthwind Front

Every time I read the address of 17203 Earthwind, I always want to add “and Fire!” Definitely makes for a memorable address for an exceptionally memorable house such as this renovated 1970s soft contemporary in Preston Creek.

This home is so beautiful, with light streaming in through the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that face that backyard and the skylights that filter the sun over the gorgeous kitchen. With an open layout and lofty ceilings, this home is perfect for entertaining. It’s a brand-spanking new listing with Ebby Halliday Realtor Jessica McMurtrey for $585,000.

17203 Earthwind Living

You’ll love the dramatic fireplace in the living room, which really sets the tone as well as foils well against the hardwood floors. It’s a spacious great room-type space, that flows well to the dining room. The low-slung furniture really emphasizes the ceiling height, too. In the dining area, it’s so glamorous, especially with that lantern-style light over the table. Don’t even think of putting drapes on these huge windows, either. They’re perfect just as they are.

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The kitchen is the supermodel of this home, though, with its cool pendant lamp over the Vermont Danby Marble island, sleek dolphin gray cabinets, and a cool coffee and wine nook. There’s room for a breakfast area, too, and the island is perfect for supervising homework while whipping up dinner.

17203 Earthwind Kitchen

This is a fantastic family home, too with four bedrooms, four baths, and almost 3,600 square feet. There’s a lovely playroom with access to the side yard, too. And if you have a few young kids, this home is inside the award-winning Brentfield Elementary attendance area of Richardson ISD.

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The master suite is gorgeous, with tons of windows overlooking the pool. The master bath is a project, though, but not too much of one to turn off a potential buyer. Think of it as an opportunity to create the master bath of your dreams.

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With a pool in the backyard and close proximity to greenbelts and parks, this home is just perfect and practically move-in ready in a fabulous neighborhood! Love it!

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Savoy Front

 

Thinking of making a move but not sure if you’re ready to go steady? Consider renting through LocalDwelling.com, the Dallas-Fort Worth area property management experts who lease some truly beautiful properties, including 1213 Savoy Lane, a brand new home in Richardson.

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This house is a fantastic family home with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, two living areas, a study, a two-car garage and fabulous finish-out. With more than 2,000 square feet, this home can accommodate plenty of parties, too. Have kids? This home is located inside the Richardson Independent School District, feeding into Mohawk Elementary, Richardson Junior High, and Pearce High School.

This zero-lot-line home is low-maintenance, too, with tile and hardwood floors downstairs and hardwoods in the common areas, including the game area in the landing, upstairs. The master suite is downstairs, and features a lovely bathroom with a huge vanity and mosaic glass accent tile. In the kitchen, you’ll be impressed by the huge eat-in island and stainless steel appliances. With tons of cabinets, you’ll never have to worry about storage again.

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This incredible home located inside the Savoy Trace Club subdivision is available for lease right now for $2,800 a month. Look like the home you’ve been waiting for? Contact the agents at LocalDwelling.com today.

 

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You know how much we love HGTV here at CandysDirt.com. We’re tuned in pretty much ALL THE TIME. Are there any other channels?

So when we got a little ring from Maribeth Peters about a cool new East Dallas home from a former HGTV Design Star contestant, our ears perked up and we were champing at the bit!

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Boy, did Maribeth deliver! This adorable 1970s traditional in highly sought-after Merriman Park Estates was completely re-done by Season Four Design Star contestant Jany Lee. An interior designer and world traveler, Lee faced off against Antonio Ballatore as the only Dallas resident from more than 8,700 applicants nationwide.

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We love Jany’s style, which features global influences and organic shapes with touches of glamour. You’ll see the hallmarks of her exceptional taste all over 7210 Winedale Drive, which was stripped down and built back up in amazing fashion. With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and more than 2,400 square feet, this is a family home with all of the features you want. It’s listed for $399,000, but we suspect that someone will snatch this up for upwards of that.

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We love the natural materials and muted color palette Jany used in this incredible home, which has travertine tile, natural hardwood floors, Carrera marble counters, recessed lighting throughout, and smooth contemporary walls and ceilings (goodbye popcorn texture!). Heck, this home is so move-in ready you should try to negotiate some of Jany’s incredible furnishings and just put your stuff in storage or on consignment. Yes, that’s how much we love what Jany has done with this home!

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The master suite, though, is where Jany’s style really shines. Tons of glamour and romance, with great color and texture, too. With his-and-hers closets, a tray ceiling, and tons of light, it’s beautiful and definitely worthy of being called a retreat.

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The master bath is amazing, and if you don’t fall in love with it you better just check your pulse! Check out that amazing chandelier! And you’ll just die when you see the claw-foot tub and that fantastic vintage-style chrome fixture. The marble really ups the luxury factor, too. And that shower is just gigantic! No wonder this home was so popular on the Lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA home tour back in 2011.

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Not only is this home gorgeous, but it’s a great investment thanks to the schools, says Maribeth.

“This Merriman Park Estates house is centrally located in Lake Highlands at Walnut Hill and Abrams in super-popular Richardson ISD and is attached to an excellent elementary school, Merriman Park Elementary, which is just a block away,” Maribeth said. “So the homes offers all the benefits of RISD but is just 5 minutes down Walnut Hill to Central/75. Families are flocking to this area due to the schools and it is also a great area for empty nesters since many homes are one stories, centrally located and have been beautifully updated.”

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Sounds perfect to me! See the video from the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate to hear what Jany has to say about her personal retreat!

7210_Winedale_Exterior

You know how much we love HGTV here at CandysDirt.com. We’re tuned in pretty much ALL THE TIME. Are there any other channels?

So when we got a little ring from Maribeth Peters about a cool new East Dallas home from a former HGTV Design Star contestant, our ears perked up and we were champing at the bit!

7210_Winedale_Study

Boy, did Maribeth deliver! This adorable 1970s traditional in highly sought-after Merriman Park Estates was completely re-done by Season Four Design Star contestant Jany Lee. An interior designer and world traveler, Lee faced off against Antonio Ballatore as the only Dallas resident from more than 8,700 applicants nationwide.

7210_Winedale_Living_Room

We love Jany’s style, which features global influences and organic shapes with touches of glamour. You’ll see the hallmarks of her exceptional taste all over 7210 Winedale Drive, which was stripped down and built back up in amazing fashion. With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and more than 2,400 square feet, this is a family home with all of the features you want. It’s listed for $399,000, but we suspect that someone will snatch this up for upwards of that.

7210_Winedale_Open_Floor_Plan

We love the natural materials and muted color palette Jany used in this incredible home, which has travertine tile, natural hardwood floors, Carrera marble counters, recessed lighting throughout, and smooth contemporary walls and ceilings (goodbye popcorn texture!). Heck, this home is so move-in ready you should try to negotiate some of Jany’s incredible furnishings and just put your stuff in storage or on consignment. Yes, that’s how much we love what Jany has done with this home!

7210_Winedale_Kitchen_1

The master suite, though, is where Jany’s style really shines. Tons of glamour and romance, with great color and texture, too. With his-and-hers closets, a tray ceiling, and tons of light, it’s beautiful and definitely worthy of being called a retreat.

7210_Winedale_Master_Bedroom

The master bath is amazing, and if you don’t fall in love with it you better just check your pulse! Check out that amazing chandelier! And you’ll just die when you see the claw-foot tub and that fantastic vintage-style chrome fixture. The marble really ups the luxury factor, too. And that shower is just gigantic! No wonder this home was so popular on the Lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA home tour back in 2011.

7210_Winedale_Master_Bath_2

Not only is this home gorgeous, but it’s a great investment thanks to the schools, says Maribeth.

“This Merriman Park Estates house is centrally located in Lake Highlands at Walnut Hill and Abrams in super-popular Richardson ISD and is attached to an excellent elementary school, Merriman Park Elementary, which is just a block away,” Maribeth said. “So the homes offers all the benefits of RISD but is just 5 minutes down Walnut Hill to Central/75. Families are flocking to this area due to the schools and it is also a great area for empty nesters since many homes are one stories, centrally located and have been beautifully updated.”

7210_Winedale_Back_Exterior

Sounds perfect to me! See the video from the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate to hear what Jany has to say about her personal retreat!

8517 Rolling Rock Front

It’s rare the we have a Tuesday Two Hundred that is a bona fide beauty queen, but today’s featured property was on last year’s White Rock Home Tour. This gorgeous Midcentury Modern made heads turn and faces green, and if you were one of the envious tour goers, now’s your chance to snap up this amazing home in Lakeland Hills for just $295,000.

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This home is like a work of art and definitely makes a visual impact. Of course, this area is known for its architectural variation, with traditionals, moderns, and new construction all sitting side-by-side. This home is build for entertaining neighbors near and far, with two outdoor living areas, one of which greets visitors in the courtyard between the gate and the front door. Just north of Northwest Highway, this home is in the Richardson Independent School District and feeds into Lake Highlands High School.

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Listed by the Mid-Mod Man himself, Brandon Stewart of David Griffin Realtors says this property has been completely renovated inside and out by its architect owner. Featuring Low-E windows and a host of cool green improvements, this home is both modern and vintage. While there are tons of upgrades, there’s still plenty of midcentury charm in this house, including the wall divider in the living room and the flagstone floor in the entry.

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This is a house where you’ll be glad for a high privacy fence because there’s no way you’d want to put window dressings up on these floor-to-ceiling windows. The living areas, of which there are two, feature clerestory windows that flood this home with plenty of light. The house has some amazing textural and color variations, with natural materials such as hardwoods, granite, flagstone, bamboo, and quartz all making appearances.

8517 Rolling Rock Kitchen

The kitchen is what you’d expect for a midcentury home, but I was hoping perhaps in the overhaul the galley would be opened up a bit more to the living areas. Still, the rich wood cabinetry and stainless appliances look amazing, and the huge windows around the sink help give the kitchen a more open feel.

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The bathrooms are fully modern and completely renovated. The guest bath features a linen ceramic tile, custom vanities and vessel sinks. While these finishes may seem a little cold, the honey-stained bamboo backsplash definitely warms the room up. The custom tile in the tub surround is an interesting architectural feature, too.

8517 Rolling Rock Guest Bath

The master bedroom is big and welcoming, with a huge mirror surrounded by wood on one side. I love that the owner maintained the same feel and finishes throughout the home, and integrated the bedside tables into the wall.

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The master bath, well, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher. It looks like there’s no glass between the commode and the multi-head shower, only a shower curtain rod. If I’m not mistaken, these types of shower heads are a little too powerful to go without a glass surround. Unless you want to get splashed, if you have to use the loo while someone’s showering, your best bet is to go down the hall into the guest area.

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I am in love with the backyard, which has a neatly bordered lawn and an expansive deck, a great combo for entertaining crowds big and small. There’s also a custom storage shed in the back that doesn’t look a bit like a shed at all.

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I have a feeling that this property won’t be on the market for long. What about you?

8517 Rolling Rock Front

It’s rare the we have a Tuesday Two Hundred that is a bona fide beauty queen, but today’s featured property was on last year’s White Rock Home Tour. This gorgeous Midcentury Modern made heads turn and faces green, and if you were one of the envious tour goers, now’s your chance to snap up this amazing home in Lakeland Hills for just $295,000.

8517 Rolling Rock Courtyard

This home is like a work of art and definitely makes a visual impact. Of course, this area is known for its architectural variation, with traditionals, moderns, and new construction all sitting side-by-side. This home is build for entertaining neighbors near and far, with two outdoor living areas, one of which greets visitors in the courtyard between the gate and the front door. Just north of Northwest Highway, this home is in the Richardson Independent School District and feeds into Lake Highlands High School.

8517 Rolling Rock Entry

Listed by the Mid-Mod Man himself, Brandon Stewart of David Griffin Realtors says this property has been completely renovated inside and out by its architect owner. Featuring Low-E windows and a host of cool green improvements, this home is both modern and vintage. While there are tons of upgrades, there’s still plenty of midcentury charm in this house, including the wall divider in the living room and the flagstone floor in the entry.

8517 Rolling Rock Living

 

This is a house where you’ll be glad for a high privacy fence because there’s no way you’d want to put window dressings up on these floor-to-ceiling windows. The living areas, of which there are two, feature clerestory windows that flood this home with plenty of light. The house has some amazing textural and color variations, with natural materials such as hardwoods, granite, flagstone, bamboo, and quartz all making appearances.

8517 Rolling Rock Kitchen

The kitchen is what you’d expect for a midcentury home, but I was hoping perhaps in the overhaul the galley would be opened up a bit more to the living areas. Still, the rich wood cabinetry and stainless appliances look amazing, and the huge windows around the sink help give the kitchen a more open feel.

8517 Rolling Rock Den

The bathrooms are fully modern and completely renovated. The guest bath features a linen ceramic tile, custom vanities and vessel sinks. While these finishes may seem a little cold, the honey-stained bamboo backsplash definitely warms the room up. The custom tile in the tub surround is an interesting architectural feature, too.

8517 Rolling Rock Guest Bath

The master bedroom is big and welcoming, with a huge mirror surrounded by wood on one side. I love that the owner maintained the same feel and finishes throughout the home, and integrated the bedside tables into the wall.

8517 Rolling Rock Master

The master bath, well, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher. It looks like there’s no glass between the commode and the multi-head shower, only a shower curtain rod. If I’m not mistaken, these types of shower heads are a little too powerful to go without a glass surround. Unless you want to get splashed, if you have to use the loo while someone’s showering, your best bet is to go down the hall into the guest area.

8517 Rolling Rock Master Bath

I am in love with the backyard, which has a neatly bordered lawn and an expansive deck, a great combo for entertaining crowds big and small. There’s also a custom storage shed in the back that doesn’t look a bit like a shed at all.

8517 Rolling Rock Backyard

I have a feeling that this property won’t be on the market for long. What about you?

Every time I talk to my husband about gutting our master bathroom, he groans. Unlike you, dear reader, he doesn’t realize that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses.

This same conversation must’ve happened at 9002 Maguires Bridge Drive, where you’ll find an amazing kitchen for this price range and a master bath with tons of storage and a beautiful shower.

Seriously, I am in love with this kitchen. It all appears to be brand-spanking new with gourmet cooktop and stainless everything. And the island is a great size, too. I love the translucent tile on the backsplash. It’s not too personal, but it’s not the boring white subway tile you seem to see everywhere, either.

Just past the beautiful family room is the master bedroom. First, let’s admire the tray ceiling and the moldings. Gorgeous, right? But we know what you really want to see …

… which is the awesome master bathroom. Check out those double vanities! And the mosaic tile! And the cabinets! OH THE CABINETS!

And of course, there’s that shower. *SWOON!*

According to the listing from Virginia Cook Realtors, the owners spent $200K to renovate this 2,717-square-foot Highlands West traditional. Most of the rest of the house still has a lot of the late 1970s traditional vibe, but it’s super clean.

With it being summer and all, I can’t ignore the backyard. Besides the spacious patio and gigantic lawn, there’s a generous pool with diving board. Basically, it’s party central!

So here’s what you get for your $399,000: A four-bedroom, three-bath home with Richardson ISD schools in one of the most family friendly areas of Dallas. Now that’s value!