A SHM Architects-designed lakehouse in Long Cove, Texas

Architects — well, good architects — think about interior and exterior space to a degree that most lay people would never think of. That’s why when you hear Mark Hoesterey, principal architect at SHM Architects in Dallas, talk about Costco closets and other things you never think of when building a second home, you nod your head vigorously in agreement, wondering why you never noticed these things before. We tapped into Hoesterey’s brilliant mind to share the most sought-after features that homeowners want (and need) in a vacation home. (more…)

Texas Contemporary
Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a stunning Preston Hollow Texas Contemporary at 4562 Isabella Lane in the Wilson Estates neighborhood that has been completely transformed. The dream team of Architect David Stocker, Principal of Stocker, Hoesterey, Montenegro, and Brad Ellerman, President of Ellerman Homes, took it from 2005 to 2018 and all we can say is, “WOW!”

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Lakewood Farmhouse

Can I just say WOW about our Inwood Home of the Week? Ya’ll have to know by now that we scroll through hundreds and hundreds of homes every day to find just the right combination of price, style, history, and va-va-va-voom for you. If it excites us, we think you might like to see it, too! When I spotted this chic Lakewood farmhouse at 6941 Lakeshore Drive, I’d have bet good money that it was one of my absolute faves, a historic 1920s home, with a lengthy history — but no! (more…)


Do you remember P.D Eastman’s The Best Nest? Mr. Bird sang, “In all the world my nest is best!” That’s how we feel about our Inwood Home of the Week, a dramatic modern industrial home overlooking White Rock Creek. It has an unexpected look for Lakewood, and the most exciting blend of materials we’ve seen in a very long time. We think it’s the very best nest in all of East Dallas. (more…)

Stocker Hoestery Montenegro Architects and luxury home builder Robert Elliott are changing the face of custom residential architecture in Dallas. Every time they team up, the result is nothing short of spectacular. Their ideas and execution are fresh, innovative, and timeless. This contemporary Spanish colonial revival at 5807 Park Lane is a shining example of what this talented dream team creates.

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Highland Park Modern Mediterranean 3512 Lexington.ashxIt’s always a pleasure to see what Robert Elliott is up to. This CandysDirt.com Hot Builder just put the finishing touches on a Highland Park modern Mediterranean at 3512 Lexington Avenue with architect David Stocker of Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects and designer Marci Barnes of Barnes & Co.

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M Streets Tudor Sees Remarkable Transformation | CandysDirt.com

I’ve fallen head over heels for a 1928 M Streets Tudor, and I know you will, too.

Located at 5350 Monticello Ave. in the coveted Greenland Hills neighborhood, this stunner was taken to the studs for a whole-house renovation that reimagined every space and expanded the footprint to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, and 3,497 square feet on two stories.

“This house has all the charm and character of an old home—something that can’t be re-created with new construction—plus the functionality and amenities of new construction,” said Minnette Murray with Minnette Murray Properties, who is representing the property. “I love the 9-foot ceilings throughout, custom finishes, the perfect floorplan, and outdoor living options. This is an amazing house.”

The renovations were designed by renowned Dallas architectural firm Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro, and the quality shows through in high-end finish outs and details everywhere.

One of the challenges of older homes is a lack of space and too few bathrooms. This house solves all that with remarkable style and era-appropriate updates. I can’t wait to show it to you.

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10731 Bridge Hollow Court facadeWe love a livable home, especially a livable luxury home. So many multi-million dollar homes are filled with rooms that rarely, if ever, get used, but that’s certainly not the case with this modern Mediterranean at 10731 Bridge Hollow Court in the Creeks of Preston Hollow.

For those of you unfamiliar with that subdivision, it’s between Strait Lane and Inwood Road, just south of Royal Lane. Yep, the honeypot of CEOs, sports stars, and those with extremely discerning taste. (more…)