Nestled among towering pecan trees, one Lakewood home feels like a treehouse, offering midcentury style, gracious living, and celebrity owners who personally helped design it. 

This week’s Inwood Home of the Week, sponsored by Inwood National Bank, is at 7128 Wildgrove Ave., a stone’s throw from the southwestern shores of White Rock Lake. Owners Tim DeLaughter and Julie Doyle are musicians and co-founders of Polyphonic Spree, as well as owners of hip East Dallas joint Lounge Here and local faves Good Records and Good Pagoda. 

When they built this house in 2006, it was the first of its kind in the neighborhood. DeLaughter and Doyle were sensitive to that and worked with many of the materials of the existing midcentury house, from re-using the original foundation and bricks, to featuring its Roman brick fireplace and colorful porcelain sinks inside. The couple worked hand-in-hand with architects and designers at W2 Studio in downtown Dallas. 

“This was our ideal home — we were into contemporary design and if we maintained [aspects of the] design of the original home, we thought we could fit in the neighborhood,” said DeLaughter. “We were fans of [W2’s] work prior to this and we contacted them because we were going to need a home with more square footage.” 

The pink brick and tropical pine cladding contrast pleasingly with towering pecan trees and lush landscaping — the aesthetic is both sleek and organic.

The main house has 2,712 square feet on two stories and a studio offers an additional 432 square feet, totaling 3,144 square feet of living space. A central courtyard features a steel catwalk connecting the two spaces and moving between stories, DeLaughter’s idea. 

“There’s a massive pecan tree in the center of what is now the courtyard, which cemented the idea of it — we worked around it with landscaping and design,” he said. “We added about four-and-a-half feet [to the original foundation] on the south side of house then went up two floors.”  

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Enjoy Elevated Elegance in Mansion Park with this Listing from Clay Stapp | CandysDirt.com

You’ll find elevated elegance in one of Dallas’ finest neighborhoods with one modern townhome that exceeds expectations on every level.

Located in Mansion Park, the townhome at 3625 Brown St. rises up from the ground, as if chiseled from the stone with which it was created. The craftsmanship, aesthetic, and finish-out are luxurious and sophisticated.

“Mansion Park borders Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, and Uptown and is just minutes from downtown Dallas — this is an incredible location,” said Clay Stapp of CLAY STAPP+CO, who has co-listed this property with Natalie Newberry. “This townhome is exceptional, from the well-appointed communal spaces and rooftop deck, to the original art installations by Luis Olinto — there’s just nothing else like it on the market.”

This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 3,734 square feet on three stories. There’s an open house this Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek?

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Luxury family living takes on new meaning at one Colleyville house with resort-style outdoor living and over 6,000 square feet of interior space. 

Located in the exclusive gated Castleton Manor community, the home at 6704 Ethridge Ct. is a custom build that sits on a 0.46-acre lot in a cul-de-sac. The neighborhood has a private park with a fishing pond, playground, picnic pavilion, and walking path, as well as easy access to the popular Cotton Belt Trail. It’s a short drive to Timarron Country Club, with its 18-hole Nelson-designed championship golf course, and only 9 miles west of DFW International Airport.  

“It’s everything a family could want, from the house itself and its incredible backyard, to the neighborhood and sense of community spirit,” said listing agent Jocelyn Croney Sandruck with Re/Max Trinity. “The schools are stellar, too — Colleyville Elementary is top-rated and near the house.” 

This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, and 6,149 square feet on two stories, sitting on 0.46 acres. Would you like a tour? 

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Frisco continues its rapid growth, adding around 37 new residents every day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, they reported in May.

That makes real estate in this affluent northern suburb a hot ticket and luxury housing does quite well in Frisco — high-end, gated communities with great amenities are where a lot of those sales are happening. 

When buyers are looking in Frisco, they need an expert with local presence and years of experience, like Ebby Halliday Realtors. They have an office in Frisco at Legacy Drive and State Highway 121 and many of their agents live nearby. They can navigate the market with assurance.    

I’ve found three luxury properties represented by Ebby Halliday in those gated communities — one even has an open house this weekend. 

 

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Head north to McKinney to discover a magnificent Mediterranean with panoramic views of Kings Lake and every luxurious detail a buyer could want. 

The house at 537 Sea Side Ln., located in the Adriatica Villa District, is a rare find with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two half baths, three living areas, an office, and 6,593 square feet on two stories, including an oversized wine cellar. 

“Everything about this property is extraordinary and the finish-out is exquisite,” said listing agent Christine Hogan with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “It is one of the nicest lots in the area and the views are unparalleled — almost all the rooms on one side of the house overlook the water.” 

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East Dallas real estate moves fast in our hot North Texas market and if you’re buying or selling, you need an experienced brokerage to help navigate the waters. 

The Realtors at Ebby Halliday represent homes with unsurpassed quality, craftsmanship, and style. With extensive training and many who live in the area, these Realtors are the top in the industry. Check out these three Ebby listings to see what I mean! 

 

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Join the people of CandysDirt.com and the team from the Rueckert & Stewart Group of Compass for a staff party at an opulent home in Preston Hollow.

The gorgeous comfort of 4525 Catina Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229 boasts exquisite marble, natural light, expansive ceilings, and warm finishes. Check out the kitchen stuffed with professional-grade appliances, the resort-inspired pool, and the generous entertaining spaces, including a 2,400-square-foot terrace! 

“The elegance of the architecture reminds me of the timeless craftsmanship found throughout Italy, or perhaps along the Mediterranean coastline,” said co-listing agent Nilza Rueckert of the Rueckert & Stewart Group with Compass. “I’m brought back to my favorite places in the world, every time I step foot in Catina.” 

The “behind-the-scenes” construction is impressive, too, of this 1.18-acre property. 

“I’m astounded with the impeccable structural quality of Catina, from the geothermal HVAC system to slab reinforced with piers and steel-reinforced second story,” said co-listing agent Evan Stewart. “It’s rare that such a beautiful property is so incredibly sound in structure, but Catina truly amazes both in function, and design.””

This home has six bedroom suites, six full bathrooms, three half baths, two living areas, two dining areas, and 9,676 square feet on three stories. There is even a guest apartment complete with
bedroom, flex space, kitchen, and full bath that is permitted for a separate homestead, should the need
arise. 

This is a staff party you don’t want to miss! RSVP to jo@candysdirt.com and join us from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28!  

 

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Find an Incredible Urban Oasis with this 2-acre Bluffview Estate | CandysDirt.com

Sitting on 2.32 acres with mature trees, manicured landscaping, and a creek, one Bluffview estate is truly exceptional and the only property like it on the market now. 

The privately gated, French-style house at 4222 Cochran Chapel Rd. was designed by Richard Drummond Davis and built in 1996 by Breckinridge Nixon Homes and Clay Snelling. With its heavily treed lot, it feels like an urban oasis, yet it’s minutes from Northwest Highway and just 8 miles from downtown Dallas. 

“There are only 26 houses on this cul-de-sac street, each with acreage, so it is truly exclusive with almost no traffic,” said listing agent Dan Rhodes with the Rhodes Group at Compass. “At the end of the street is a park as well as the Bachman Branch creek, which runs through the neighborhood from Bachman Lake.” 

Inside, you’ll find spacious formals, a downstairs master suite, walls of windows, an oversized game room, and multiple patios, including a rooftop terrace. All in all, this home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 8,227 square feet on two stories. 

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