This 6,115-square-foot Mediterranean at 3420 Saint Johns Drive in Highland Park looks so classically southern California, you’d swear it was a 1930s Spanish villa in L.A.. This five-bedroom, five-bath, and two-half-bath beauty near SMU is listed for $2.9 million by Rogers Healy and Associates.

A winding wrought-iron staircase impresses as soon as you walk through the alcove entry and into this amazing 2003-built stucco home with butter soft paint finishes on the arched walls and doorways. To the left, a formal dining room with custom arched windows opens by leaded glass doors to the kitchen.

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Somerset Estates

Not all of the action in unapologetically opulent construction in Fort Worth is in the west-think Montserrat and Mira Vista. Off radar, east of 820, bounded by Cooks Lane is the exclusive enclave of Somerset Estates. Well not entirely off the radar, our own Joanna England checked in here four years ago.

The gated development centering on a picturesque lake remains rather underdeveloped with large lots of between one and two acres selling for around $200,000 still unbuilt. This week’s Fort Worth Friday at 7979 Chartwell Lane sprawls over one-and-a-half acres.

Somerset Estates

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Located on a premier street in the Highland Park school district, on an oversized lot 70×150, this five-bedroom, six-bath, and two half-bath custom home at 7420 Caruth Blvd. is a French country-style beauty full of decadent features.

Attention to detail greets you at the front door with the stone facade, covered front porch, plantation shutters, tall ceilings, and herringbone hardwood floors. This 2011-built custom home is a three-story with 6,898 square feet, listed by Rogers Healy and Associates for $2.450 million.

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Rogers Healy calls this Highland Park home at 3701 Potomac Avenue the American Dream. This 1966-built two-story home was taken down to the studs and completely remodeled, creating a bright open living area, an open concept kitchen, and a dream backyard that doesn’t disappoint. This Potomac Avenue home has five bedrooms, four baths, and one half-bath with 4,660 square feet, listed by Rogers Healy and Associates for $1.999 million.

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Imagine living on Dallas’ most desirable street, owning not one but two amazing properties on Beverly Drive. This is pretty amazing stuff coming to us from Rogers Healy, who has listed 3414 and 3412 Beverly Drive on the market for $12 million.

CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Robert Elliott built this luxury estate that our own Karen Eubank dubs modern traditional when she wrote about 3414 Beverly Drive’s completion in 2017. Now a year and a half later, this home has the rare opportunity to become a family compound in Highland Park.

The family purchased this home to live in, bought the house next door, tore it down and began building entertaining quarters to create a luxury family compound. But as they say, other adventures came calling. And so we present to you, your future Park Cities compound.

The sprawling estate at 3414 Beverly Drive is 10,282 square feet with six bedrooms, six baths, and two powder baths. It’s situated on 0.29 acres, combined with next door’s 0.31 acres, you’re looking at over half an acre on prime land. (more…)

luxury family compound

Just when you think you can’t be blown away by a Monday Morning Millionaire, we discover not just one, but two homes built next to each other on the best street in town. That’s right — this is a Beverly Drive luxury family compound.

The Kennedy or Bush family compounds probably spring to mind, but when you are talking serious luxury, it pales in comparison to this luxury family compound on 3414 and 3412 Beverly Drive.

What constitutes a luxury family compound? It has been commonplace in New York to expand into floors above, below, or next door to create enough space for grandparents and guests. So, when does a house become a compound? Technically, a compound constitutes multiple houses on a single property. In reality, luxury family compounds can be made up of a single home next door like this one. That is if you can find two lots next to one another.

I wrote about 3414 Beverly a little over a year and a half ago, when builder Robert Elliott finished the home. You can read all the lovely details here. When I went scrolling for today’s Monday Morning Millionaire, I frankly did not recognize the house, until I got to the photo of the courtyard.

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Delight in This Weekend's Gorgeous Park Cities Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Highland Park and University Park feature some of the most stately real estate in Texas. The Park Cities rarely fail to impress. 

For this week’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post, we’re headed to the Park Cities to look at three stunning properties you’ve got to tour this weekend. Our houses range in price from $1.335 million to $5.199 million and they are just fabulous, people. Let’s take a sneak peek. 

 

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The holiday season can be a great time to find a bargain on a new home, experts say (Photo courtesy Pixabay).

Why would anyone want to buy or sell a house during the holiday season? Who in their right mind would want to pack and move in the middle of all those Christmas parties, family gatherings, and other assorted holiday commitments?

Turns out, plenty of people like to take advantage of a traditionally slower period to go shopping for a new house. (more…)