The luxury housing market in Dallas is hotter than a pistol. According to the 2017 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors, luxury home sales jumped almost 20 percent in 2017 with a total sales dollar volume of 7.5 billion.

From October 2016 to November 2017, Texas luxury home sales jumped to 4,622 sales, making luxury home sales the smallest but fastest-growing segment of the Texas housing market in 2017.

So, you should not be surprised that our Inwood Home of the Week, a gorgeous modern Italian Renaissance at 3428 Purdue Ave. in University Park, is already under an active option contract. Regardless, we had to show it to you, because it’s indicative of what is flying off the market and why.

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LakewoodDetails are still coming in, but it appears our blond porch bandit that has been hitting Lakewood, M Streets, the Park Cities, and Midway Hollow has indeed been arrested (Note: This post has been updated to reflect requests by detectives working the case). (more…)

Delight in This Weekend's Gorgeous Park Cities Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Highland Park and University Park feature some of the most stately real estate in Texas. The Park Cities rarely fail to impress. 

For this week’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post, we’re headed to the Park Cities to look at three stunning properties you’ve got to tour this weekend. Our houses range in price from $1.335 million to $5.199 million and they are just fabulous, people. Let’s take a sneak peek. 

 

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Jonathan Rosen with The Collective knows a thing or two about selling luxury homes. He has just closed a deal on  3925 Centenary Avenue in University Park in two days. Now you may think ho-hum, OK. Well my dears, this is a $5.85 million sale! And we repeat, he went to contract in two days. (more…)

Southern PlantationWe do give a damn about homes, my dears, and we think a modern-day Scarlett would love this University Park Southern plantation-style house at 3524 Wentwood Drive. This architectural design is not something you see every day in Dallas, and frankly, we wonder why not? (more…)

Stockbroker Tudor

In the 1920s, architects educated in Europe brought the Tudor look to the East Coast. These grand homes were known as Stockbroker Tudors because the financially successful clients they were constructed for had made their fortunes in the stock market. If you built a Stockbroker Tudor, you were making a statement about not only your stability and wealth but also your sophistication and taste.

When I spotted this gorgeous example of Tudor architecture at 3545 Hanover Street, listed with Jonathan Rosen of The Collective Residential for $3.95 million, I was sure it was original. The steeply pitched roof, embellished doorway, and the second story with stucco and decorative half-timbering are the distinctive hallmarks of a 1920s Tudor.

“That’s exactly what we wanted you to think,” architect Larry E. Boerder said. “That was our goal all along, and most people do think it was built in the 1920s, not in 2006.”

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Modern Neoclassical

Photo courtesy of Karlisch Studio

If you’re looking for a luxury home that already has a distinctive style, look no further than our stunning Monday Morning Millionaire. This modern neoclassical University Park home was a stunner when it was built by TAA Custom Homes. However, every great home needs a design fairy godmother’s magic touch. The owners of 3533 Villanova Street chose one of the best to sprinkle a perfect amount of fairy dust over their home. Denise McGaha, for the uninitiated, is a bit of a whiz at marrying traditional and modern and adding a spicy dash of pizzazz to make a home truly unique. (more…)

By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

There’s an almost-finished, high-end home in University Park that brings a touch of French flair to the neighborhood without being too over the top. A perfect blend of transitional elements makes this home feel like it is part of this luxury enclave while also bringing a heightened sense of sophistication to the area.
 
Robert Elliott Custom Homes — a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder — has brought this nearly-7,000-square-foot project from idea to fruition, and even though they haven’t put the final touches on the remaining details we wanted our readers to be the first to know this stunning home is just about ready to show the world. 
 

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