Listing Agent Courtney Parker with Coldwell Banker nailed it when she said the owners of 1605 N. Waterview Drive in Richardson “spared no expense without compromising the Midcentury Modern-style.”

Let’s start with the Roman brick exterior that’s the perfect shade of sandy beige and really lets that era-appropriate turquoise door pop. Landscaping and mulch were recently added and who even cares? We love this house. Look at that little hip roof. Too cute, but wait, there’s more …

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In the heart of Richardson, just across Belt Line from Cottonwood Park, there’s a cute little neighborhood filled with ranch-style houses built in the 1950s. Many are well maintained. Most are no frills. Some are nicer than others. And one has a putting green.

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Typically we don’t start a CandysDirt Thursday 300 post talking about a home’s garage, but while the exterior of this soft contemporary at 2418 Valley Forge in Richardson’s Cottonwood Creek Estates caught our eye, the garage got us excited. Hint: I think a Formula 1 fan of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas silver and green could love living here.

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I know it’s still 1000 degrees, but set your daydreams on cool winter nights in front of this showstopping fireplace at 605 Birch Lane in Richardson’s Richland Park neighborhood. The two-story fireplace in the step-down living room features three panels of 19-foot redwood and stone that soar to the ceiling.

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Shelly Seltzer of Ebby Halliday 190 Richardson is hosting an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30 for this soft contemporary at 1501 Jennifer Street in Richardson that has soaring ceilings, cool paint tones, and beautiful updates to this 1977-built home. (more…)

Heights ParkA few weeks ago, the boss lady spoke at the Far North Dallas MLS group meeting, and she pretty much immediately emailed staff about a house she just loved in the Heights Park neighborhood in Richardson.

Candy got a quick look-see, she said, of this listing from Dan Washburn (of Washburn Realty), and just knew we needed to tell our readers about it.

And now, it’s on the market (as of this week), and she’s right — you do need to see this re-imagined Midcentury Ranch that Washburn tells us was “lovingly renovated from the studs out.” (more…)

Knightsbridge Estates

Check out the dramatic front elevation of 3316 Birkshire Lane, a Knightsbridge Estates home in northeast Richardson, listed for $359,900 by Linda Jackson of Ebby Halliday Plano. The 1998-built home has four bedrooms, three and half-baths, two living areas, two dining areas, and an upstairs game room with a total 3,282 square feet.

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Niche

Photo courtesy Plano Parks and Recreation

Which North Texas cities made the cut for Niche’s best places to live list? How did Texas fare in a ranking of best (and worst) states to retire in? How is Texas trending in foreclosure starts? We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)