Finding a home with a central location that also feels like a private sanctuary is no easy feat, but this beautiful brick home near the high-end NorthPark Center has cracked the code. Nestled on a tree-lined street, it is just minutes from movie theaters, designer shopping, and luxurious dining, yet makes you feel as if you’re in a world of your own. It was custom designed and built with unparalleled quality and finishes you won’t find anywhere else. The picture of Southern Charm, this gracious abode is a University Park gem.

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French Eclectic Manor House

The standards for luxury home building in Dallas are quite simply the best in the nation. This French Eclectic manor house is an excellent example of what luxury buyers expect. Of course, it’s a Mark Molthan home.

Mark Molthan’s Platinum Series Homes , a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder, continually exceed luxury building standards. If you can snag a house from the company that has been voted a Dallas Best Custom Home Builder every single year since 2006, don’t think twice. Fortunately, Molthan has a beautifully remodeled French Eclectic manor house available at 3836 Centenary Avenue in University Park.

Don’t let the word remodeled fool you.

“Basically, it was gutted,” listing agent Katie Schortman said. “It was originally built in 1985, but every part of the house was touched.”

And this is a lot of house! With 6,511 square feet, three levels, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a powder bath, it’s the perfect size for a family.

“All the rooms are extremely large and comfortable, but they retain an air of intimacy,” Schortman said. “It’s such a bright and livable home, and it’s fabulous for hosting events.”

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Nothing is more thrilling than laying eyes on your dream home for the first time. Walking through the front door, seeing the finishes catch the light, planning how you’ll use all that extra space. That could be you this weekend at three spectacular open houses in University Park. Prepare to be awestruck!

Magnificent Tudor Revival With Elevator, Wine Room, And Pool

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A recent Realtor.com report found that the 75205 zip code (which is Park Cities, including parts of University Park and Highland Park) is the most expensive zip code in the entire state of Texas. With a median list price of $1,623,790, some of the most expensive homes on the market right now are in this zip code. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get into this zip code for under a million. It’s true! These three picks for CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week prove there’s still room in the market for the million and under homeowner.

Townhouse Living That Feels Like Town & Country

Open house: Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a warm and rich-feeling two bedroom, two-and-half bath townhome at 3418 McFarlin Blvd., Apt C. (P.S., Apt D is also on the market) is located just a block from SMU and walking distance from Snider Plaza. It’s listed for $539,900 by Kelli Macatee with Allie Beth Allman and Associates. This 2003-built condo has spacious rooms, hardwood floors, great storage space, and a private fenced patio large enough for pets. Plus, a two-car attached garage with additional storage, which makes this an attractive property for downsizers.

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Rogers Healy has another great luxury listing for us at 3837 Villanova in University Park that’s walking distance to Preston Center and in the center of all that’s Park Cities. This updated transitional-style home is a roomy 4,214 square-feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and one half-bath. It sits on an oversized 75 x 150-foot lot, which is nearly a lot and a half with 494-square-foot living quarters above the detached garage — all for $1.9 million.

For a home with a traditional floor plan, the open formal living room and dining room that flow into the family room and kitchen feel modern with an abundance of natural light. French doors in the formal living room lead to a cozy little enclosed porch on the side of the house, perfect for a quiet moment in the morning or an evening cocktail from the dry bar just adjacent.

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jobsWhat two Texas cities are hot for jobs? What is the most expensive neighborhood in Texas? Who was honored locally for their work in providing summer meals to reduce childhood hunger? We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

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Park Cities Historic Preservation Society will award the owners of 3910 Gillon a plaque recognizing the home’s historic provenance on Feb. 23, 2019.

Staff Report

Highland Park and University Park are still veritable treasure troves of historic architecture, and The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society will hold landmarking ceremonies from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 to recognize four excellent examples. The homes — all striking examples of living history — offer insight to this significant area. One, however, stands apart: 3910 Gillon, the home of Elizabeth and Sydney Hurley.

This gorgeous Hal Thompson design offers so much character, all wrapped in a wonderful story. To read about it and see the full schedule of homes, jump:

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University Park French EclecticSanta can scramble down the chimney, right into a party at this modern University Park French Eclectic at 4328 Purdue Avenue. The open-plan family area in this Robert Elliott Custom Home is perfect for holiday entertaining.

This University Park French Eclectic is the dream home, in the dream location. If you are making a list and checking it twice, you can tick off spacious, warm, family home, a neighborhood with great schools, easy access to the tollway, and Love Field, and terrific shopping in all directions!
University Park French Eclectic

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