It’s hard to be a host in summer, especially with the Texas heat bearing down on you. That’s why, more often than not, summer parties are centered around the pool. That is, if you have one.

But it takes more than that — you need a good floor plan with plenty of space between bedrooms and common areas, a capable kitchen, and a good transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Luckily for you, David Griffin & Company’s Sam Claussen has just one such listing located inside the coveted M Streets. It’s an adorable brick-and-stone storybook M Streets Tudor, and it’s the perfect High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans — especially if you like to entertain during the hotter months.

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park citiesImagine being able to host friends and family at a July fourth cookout and pool party, with a brief break for a quick walk to the popular and traditional Park Cities Fourth of July parade — because we just found the perfect house for just that very thing. (more…)

A home in the Greenland Hills Conservation District usually has such strict architectural protections around it that owners aren’t allowed to tear down any existing dwellings. However, the house at 5240 Mercedes Avenue was a rare exception.

Since the existing home didn’t have the same Tudor style as the rest of the neighborhood, it was given the coveted status of being teardown-worthy, which led to the perfect combination of two worlds. Thanks to CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Patten Custom Homes we now have a new-build Tudor that is consistent with the nearby properties and has all the construction amenities of a modern home. Foam encapsulation, security camera wiring, a high-end kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, and a contemporary open-plan layout are just some of the features.

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In the older neighborhoods of Dallas — those with historic charm, mature trees, walkable streets, and close proximity to entertainment — one of the biggest complaints is the size of the homes. More often than not, the compromise for great location and period details is a tight fit for your furniture. As one agent put it, in several historic Dallas neighborhoods, the word “charming” is often exchangeable with “claustrophobic.”

However, our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans disproves this theory. It’s a four-bedroom, three-bath Greenland Hills Tudor with three living areas with all those charming details and none of the claustrophobia noted listing agent Rob Elmore of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. It’s completely adorable from the curb, and thanks to clever updates, it carries that warm and inviting disposition inside.

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modern TudorHow do you make a classic 1926 home suitable for a 2018 lifestyle? This modern Tudor at 3824 Shenandoah Street in Highland Park is the answer. I’ve seen a lot of updated and remodeled vintage homes that bear no characteristics of their heritage. Fortunately, this is not the case for our Monday Morning Millionaire. (more…)

Tudor

This Tudor in North Carolina may look innocent, but inside, it’s got a little buyer-beware in it.

So sometimes you find a fixer and you think, “Oh, maybe there’s shiplap,” or “maybe there are hardwoods under that vinyl,” or “maybe Satan lives here.” This week’s Wednesday WTF is a reader-submitted Tudor, and is definitely a contender for a hot new HGTV show called “Beelzebub’s Baseboards.”

No? How about “Lucifer and Liens?” “Mephistopheles the Mason?” Oh, wait, I know — “Diablo and Bob,” a light-hearted home restoration show featuring the King of Hell and Bob Vila patiently showing novice viewers how to rebuild historic homes with a combination of current technology and historic technique. (more…)

Does this Tudor look a little familiar? Perhaps it does if you’ve ever perused the pages of the July 1922 Dallas Morning News. That’s where it first appeared, beckoning homebuyers to Perry Heights for this “Home Beautiful” and “Electrical Paradise.” The history alone merits status as this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. However, as Keller Williams Urban listing agent Sam Saladino can attest, the home’s charm will make your heart skip a beat!

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Belmont Addition Tudor

During the turn of the century, Tudor-style architecture was the barometer of a family’s wealth and class. If they could afford to build a large Tudor-style home, they had arrived. Many of the original Tudor-style homes in Dallas once played host to some of society’s most famed families, but rarely do you see this style emulated in today’s new builds. Marked by high-pitched roofs, exposed timbers, and stucco, Tudor-style architecture definitely has a certain cachet, and this listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Robert Kucharski is a stunning example of an extremely well done recent build in the style.

“The quality of the home surpasses most others with an abundance of quality wood windows, traditional Tudor exterior with brick, stone, and half timbering, extensive interior wood mouldings, and custom crafted cabinetry,” Kucharski said of this Belmont Addition listing. 

We’re thrilled to shine a light on this property, built in 2005 by English Heritage Homes, as our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Once you see inside this beauty, you’ll understand why it’s such a fantastic opportunity. Where else can you find such great build quality with superb details, a full-featured floor plan, plus a family friendly backyard in such a walkable location? It’s so rare!

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