“This house is like a temple.”

We’re standing in the open living area of 6832 Westlake Avenue and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realtor Scott Carlson makes a sweeping gesture upward. He’s not wrong. This immaculate renovation is temple-like. In the morning sun, the space absolutely glows. Light filters in from the home’s abundant transoms and bounces off of the sleek marble counters and white custom cabinetry and there is a sort of reverence about it all. The tour is over and I remain reluctant to depart.

“You never want to leave this place,” Carlson says, as if he’s reading my mind. Or, perhaps, my body language is just that obvious.


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We’ve been telling you the Dallas real estate market is hotter than ever. Don’t believe anyone that says it’s slowing down. It’s not.

Our Saturday Eight Hundred is a fantastic Lakewood Heights Craftsman at 6334 Velasco Ave. that proves our point. Scott Carlson and Patrick Bukowitz with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listed this three-story, 3,855-square-foot stunner on Friday. It went to contract Monday.

Of course, it is a spectacular home so we’d expect it to move pretty quickly, but this was a lightning-fast sale.


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The gorgeous Georgian Revival at 5918 Llano Ave. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a look at five hot North Texas properties with the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. You definitely should mark these on your calendars!

A Georgian Revival in the Belmont Conservation District tops our open house roundup this week. We’ve also got a North Oak Cliff townhome with killer views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck, a custom M-Streets Tudor on block from Tietze Park, and more. Our homes range in price from $458K to $799K.



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While you aren’t likely to spot George Clooney walking his dog, our Inwood House of the Week at 6855 Lakewood Boulevard will certainly make you feel as if you’ve entered a Lake Como villa.

“It’s very European,” listing agent Scott Carlson with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International said. “I’m at Lake Como a lot and this house just captures the feel beautifully. (more…)

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The Mediterranean Traditional at 6855 Lakewood Blvd. is one of five featured luxury open houses in our weekly roundup.

Hold onto your hats: this week’s edition of the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column is all luxury and they’re marvelous! Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. These are all $1-million-plus properties with exceptional amenities and finish-outs.

Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!



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The home at 3616 Edgewater St. is one of four Dallas open houses we’re featuring this week in our round-up.

Who needs the holidays to be filled with good cheer when there’s such great real estate on the market?

We’ve rounded up four Dallas open houses for you to visit this weekend. They range in price from $399,990 to $1.199 million, and show a range of inventory on the market now!


Scott CarlsonPart one: Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s has begun an acquisition process that is part of their overall strategy to have a stronger presence in Lakewood area real estate. Today they made part of that process official: Robbie Briggs has acquired Scott Carlson Real Estate.

And what a presence! Scott Carlson, a force of nature in the Lakewood residential real estate market, is a force of nature himself.



6934 Tokalon FrontYou just don’t see homes like this hit the market too often. And when they do, it takes just the right buyer to maximize its potential. And boy, is there just tons of potential with 6934 Tokalon, a California-style Midcentury Modern listed by Scott Carlson for $1.2 million.

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Located on one of the most sought-after streets in all of Lakewood, this home has some stunning original features that will have any mid-mod lover go weak in the knees. Check out the incredible window clusters, the gorgeous curved brick wall, the stacked elevation, and the Los Angeles-style front gate. That’s the perfect way to avoid the paparazzi!

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“Tokalon is the prettiest street in Dallas and located a few blocks from the shores of White Rock Lake,” Carlson said. “This unique, pure Midcentury Modern is situated among multi-million dollar homes on beautiful lot with magnificent trees. It’s move-in ready, or seller has amazing plans for addition and renovation. Awesome opportunity for that rare connoisseur of unique architecture and design.”

We couldn’t agree more.

With three bedrooms, two full and one half bath, and almost 3,000 square feet, this home is perfect for someone looking for the perfect place to entertain and doesn’t mind the hard work of a remodel. Really, this house is meant for a person who has inspiration. Imagine what you could do to really bring this home into the 21st century! Start with a luxurious neutral color palette, throw in some unique materials, and use clean lines to really emphasize the space.

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The walls of windows and warm wood floors are just the balm for the stark white interiors. The fireplace makes the whole first floor feel gracious, too. Really, this home has such an amazing floor plan. Some of the fixtures and finishes are dated, as you will see in photos of the master bath and closet, but this is a home for a true lover of midcentury architecture, and likewise, it will be a labor of love.

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Besides an amazing structure, this home is located inside the Lakewood Elementary attendance area, which feeds into acclaimed Woodrow Wilson High School. It’s an outstanding family home, and also has fresh landscaping throughout the grounds.

I am sure it will be snatched up by someone who wants to turn this beauty into a show-stopper, worthy of any of the myriad amazing home tours that cover Lakewood and Dallas. I can’t wait to see what it looks like afterward!