Suburban Areas

Tuesday Two Hundred: Murphy Fixer-Upper Sits on Almost an Acre with Pool, Barn

By Leah Shafer / January 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

Gone with the Wind was a childhood favorite of mine, with its winding storyline, genteel fashion, and dramatic romances. In one memorable scene, Scarlett’s father, Gerald O’Hara, an Irish peasant immigrant, proclaims in his rough brogue, “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s […]

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Lewisville Old Town Redevelopment Creates Vibrant Entertainment, Living Destination

By Leah Shafer / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

When you think of hip, fun destinations to live, work, and play in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the city of Lewisville is not usually at the top of the list. But city leaders in this northern suburb of almost 100,000 residents are changing that as redevelopment moves into full swing in the Old Town area. New […]

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Feeling The Squeeze: Houston-Based Green Builder Turns Two East Dallas Lots Into Room For Six Ultra-Modern Homes

By Joanna England / July 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

Sometimes, overly modern homes can look a bit like spaceships that land in the middle of otherwise suburban areas. It’s best, I think, if you want to build a modern home to do so amidst other modern homes.

These kind of clusters are becoming more and more popular. Take Urban Reserve for example. This Mathews-Nichols Group development hugs White Rock Creek and offers homes in a broad price range — from the high $300Ks to upwards of $1 million — in a very natural setting.

Solutions 4 Living, a Houston-based builder of sustainable homes, is doing something very similar, if not on a much, much smaller scale.

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Osama Was Hiding Out In An Upscale Suburban Neighborhood

By Candy Evans / May 2, 2011 / 0 Comments

Here are the Pentagon’s details of the Abbotabad (or is it Abbottabad?) compound where Osama was holed up. His digs were not too shabby — the home is valued at about a million. Note to self: when neighbors start burning their garbage and cover windows with walls, get suspicious. According to The Smoking Gun, Bin […]

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