Sophisticated Old Preston Hollow Custom Mediterranean Reduced $655K | CandysDirt.com

This custom California Mediterranean in Old Preston is ahhh-mazing, with every space creating a huge wow factor.

Old Preston Hollow is the honeypot of Dallas real estate and I’ve fallen for a brand new custom California Mediterranean sitting on over 1 acre of this coveted dirt. 

The home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is simply spectacular — 13,000 square feet, perfect flow for entertaining, the absolute best quality finish-out, and timeless architectural design by Lloyd Lumpkins. It has six bedrooms, including dual masters, eight full bathrooms, three half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas on two stories.  

Oh, and by the way, it just got reduced $655,000 from its original list price! 

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

She’s not exaggerating — everything is stately and inspired at this Old Preston Hollow manse. There’s an open house this Sunday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m., where you can experience it yourself. Let’s get a sneak peek.

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Horse-lover's Dream House Near Equestrian Trails at Lake Ray Roberts | CandysDirt.com

I’ve found an exceptional equestrian property sitting on almost 10 acres on the shores of Lake Ray Roberts, about an hour north of Dallas. 

The expansive home at 7621 Sierra Lane in Pilot Point is a true luxury horse estate with a gorgeous custom home. Its Southern-style exterior leads to a high-end transitional interior with 20,437 square feet. You’ve got to see this in person to truly appreciate how unusual it is for our North Texas market. 

“This is a remarkable plantation-style home set on a picturesque 9.72 acres with a luxury swimming pool, outdoor areas, and multi-stall barn,” said listing agent Jason Haugen with eXp Realty. “It’s right next to the equestrian trails on the shores of Lake Ray Roberts — everything about this property makes it a dream for the serious horse lover.” 

This estate has six bedrooms (including two masters), five full bathrooms, four half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, on three stories with an elevator and a gated entrance and guest quarters, built in 2015. Can I give you a tour?  

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Technical and Market related news will drive rates to the resistance level, but will it break through and make a run up to the 103 mark? If you’re a gambling man, you hold and wait for the run up. Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) shares his lock or float position in today’s Mortgage Report.

You may know him as Bob Johnson, the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest privately-held mortgage company. Bob Johnson has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20 plus years of lending service.

Now with five offices across the DFW metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

THIS WEEK: Are you a gambler? Market news could tempt you to place a bet on mortgage rates as they are driven to the resistance level. Should you lock or float?

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Luxury Outdoor Spaces | CandysDirt.com

The estate at 10620 Strait Ln. in Dallas features exceptional luxury outdoor living spaces.

Summer in Texas gets a bad rap. But with the right outdoor living areas, you can enjoy hot weather in style and comfort, whether it’s an evening soirée with your friends under the big Texas sky, or a casual afternoon lounging by the pool. These kinds of properties offer incredible options that make every moment spent outdoors a pleasure. 

We’ve found three properties with stunningly beautiful luxury outdoor spaces. Think covered patio kitchens, arching shade trees, sparkling swimming pools, lush gardens, manicured landscaping, and water features. Pair these with some of Dallas’ finest houses — and neighborhoods — and you’ve got a recipe for loving summer! 

 

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Bluffview Estate on 3/4 of an Acre | CandysDirt.com

Just in time for July 4 next week, I’ve found a Bluffview estate with luxe, farmhouse style and a decidedly patriotic vibe with a color palette of white with accents of red and blue. 

Located at 5135 Stonegate Rd., it sits on almost three quarters of an acre in one of the most coveted neighborhoods of Dallas. This newly listed beauty won’t last long, says listing agent Courtney Jubinsky with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“This Bluffview estate offers crisp, clean colors, hardwoods, slate floors, exposed beams, two stone fireplaces, sliding barn doors, three-car garage, and a lot of other wonderful amenities,” Jubinsky said. “The farmhouse feel is what gives this home the character and charm that is uniquely Bluffview, and this house elevates the style to a high-end level.”

One thing that caught my eye right away? The expansive outdoor terraces and swimming pool, adjacent to the fire pit and a lot of grassy green space. Perfect for a family home, where you want to give your kids a lot of play options. It’s also got great entertainment possibilities with these outdoor spaces, coupled with the excellent flow of the interior floorplan. 

This home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, a study, and 4,829 square feet on two stories, built in 1940. Let’s take a look! 

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Richard Schalij

Ebby Halliday‘s Little White House has new talent: Richard Schalij came on board recently, bringing 22 years of real estate experience to the team. 

Schalij has been a Realtor successfully representing buyers and sellers of real estate in the DFW area since 1995. He has received Realtor.com’s coveted Excellence in Online Marketing Award.

“Richard strives to provide top-notch service and to ensure that his client’s listings have a very strong online presence for maximum exposure, and also that his buyer and tenant clients have a strong experienced agent on their side of the transaction— innovative and effective marketing is one of his specialties,” said Keith Newman, manager of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Little White House office. “We’re thrilled to have him join us from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and we see great things in store for our partnership.”

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Mortgage bonds are positioned to make a run up, which would lower interest rates. Will bonds remain above the 25-day and 200-day Moving Averages? What is the impact on mortgage rates?. Which way will they go? Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) shares his position in today’s Mortgage Report.

You may know him as Bob Johnson, the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest privately-held mortgage company. Bob Johnson has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20 plus years of lending service.

Now with five offices across the DFW metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

THIS WEEK: Mortgage bonds are positioned to make a run up, which would lower interest rates. Will bonds remain above the 25-day and 200-day Moving Averages? 

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Find a Taste of the Hill Country on this Custom Country Estate with 21 Acres | CandysDirt.com

Take a moment and marvel at a slice of the Texas Hill Country in the gorgeous custom estate on 21 acres at 661 Driftwood Ranch Trail.

Located in the gated community of Driftwood Ranch on the Brazos, this remarkable property sits on the headwaters of Lake Granbury. That’s just 12 miles south of Weatherford and 45 minutes southwest of Fort Worth.

With a 3,589-square-foot house and 2,500-square-foot shop and a four-stall horse barn, this is a gentleman’s ranch with luxury amenities and a serene atmosphere. Austin stone and cedar clad the house, and those materials accent the interior, as well.

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