It’s not every day you come across a listing full of personality and impeccable style, which is what makes this residence unforgettable. The University Park home’s stone exterior and idyllic landscaping set a grand tone from the get-go, but you can’t even begin to imagine the fashion-forward spaces that await inside.

 

Bold designer wallpapers, coffered ceilings, and thoughtful paint choices make walking through this elegant abode a design adventure. Your jaw will be permanently on the floor, and if you’re lucky enough to live here, that will be your everyday experience. 

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There’s never a bad time to tour University Park open houses! And this weekend is particularly special. That’s because all three of our picks are made for summer! Whether you’re looking for something under a million or have a couple to spare, there’s a perfect University Park home for you. Check out the best of the best this Sunday and let us know which one you would choose. 

Showstopper Mere Steps From Hyer Elementary

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University Park

Everyone needs a few historical anecdotes to share during their next happy hour or dinner party, depending on your scene. Here are a few facts about University Park, a city named quite literally for its beginnings as a small residential cluster of teacher and staff homes surrounding the small Southern Methodist University.

The school provided nearby residents with utility services from its founding in 1915 to 1924, when the neighborhood population outgrew what utilities the school could provide. After failed attempts at annexation by Highland Park and Dallas, University Park became its own city in 1924, noted for its consistently high land values, adjacent employment at the university, and later shared excellent schools with its equally affluent neighboring city.

But for a suburb named Texas’ wealthiest and best-educated city earlier this year, the city didn’t have its own municipal library until the year 2002 when decorated Dallas Public Library director and college professor Sharon Perry Martin was first hired. Up until then, UP residents paid to use the Highland Park or Dallas libraries. Now of course residents flock to the municipal library located at Preston Center Plaza, but it’s one of those interesting things that happen in a city’s journey to becoming who they are today. And today, University Park is a vibrant part of the shining Park Cities, where you can find this week’s selection of Suburb Sunday homes.  (more…)

purplebricksFlat-fee brokerage Purplebricks pulls out of the U.S. market, we have May housing numbers for Texas, and we find out what Dallas-Fort Worth town was named to a list of the 34 richest towns in the U.S. – all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Purplebricks Hits the Bricks, Leaves U.S. Market

Less than two years after entering the U.S. market via Los Angeles, U.K.-based Purplebricks announced it would leave the market.

The flat-fee brokerage struggled as of late in its expansion, reporting a full-year operating loss of 34.1 million pounds (or roughly $43 million), Inman reported. It had previously announced this Spring that it was shutting down in Australia as well. (more…)

 

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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