Greek Revival
If you have been in Dallas for a while, you know this Greek Revival mansion, and you certainly know the name, Rita Crocker Clements. Newcomers might need a small history lesson, so let’s begin. Rita was a smart, strong, savvy, sophisticated woman that never forgot her ranching family roots. She was an active volunteer not only in politics but also in her community. To say she was a mover and a shaker is to put it mildly. (more…)

When shopping for homes, many Realtors point out that of the things you cannot change about a house, its location is paramount. Don’t like the floor plan? Hire an architect. Not in love with the facade? Paint and trim. Need more bedrooms and bathrooms? Hire a builder. But the location is the one thing that is absolutely fixed. 

Besides the spacious corner lot, this listing from Allie Beth Allman & Associates Realtor Nora Lane offers something that no other listing nearby could dream of.

“You can sit on the front porch and watch your kids walk to Hyer every morning,” Lane says. “I think it’s what everyone is looking for — it’s transitional, but it’s comfortable — but that corner lot means it has a huge front yard. You can just sit on the porch and watch your kids play.”

That’s enough to earn a mention as this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. But inside, there’s even more to fall in love with. And we’re certain you’re going to swoon once you see the updated interiors of 3840 Marquette, so after you get a gander, call Lisa Peters today to make sure that you sail through your real estate transaction from bid to closing. 

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The home of Kathryn and Hal Cook at 7000 Baltimore is on this year’s Park Cities Learning Differences Association Pool and Garden Tour on April 26. 

Ever wanted to get a closer look at the landscapes of the Park Cities?  Here’s your chance to see two amazing University Park gardens to benefit the Park Cities Learning Differences Association. Their hosting their 41st annual pool and garden tour on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This year’s tour will include stops at the homes of Kathryn and Hal Cook (7000 Baltimore) and Susie and Mark Barnett (6767 Turtle Creek Blvd.) — both of which are absolutely stunning!

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In response to other cities’ invasive species eradication ordinances, it’s nice to see University Park (of all places) nurturing trees and other greenery in their sewers.  This unwanted herbage has been allowed to take root sneakily out of sight in sewers and gutters.  All these migrant saplings ask for as they work tirelessly, without rest or remuneration, cleansing carbon dioxide from the air we breathe is a little storm water runoff. How many of us would work so hard and live in such challenging, penniless conditions?

But seriously. How many municipal workers pass this fairly busy street each day? How many local residents?  And no one thought to alert University Park that a 1-inch diameter tree has been growing out of a sewer … for how long?  A tree with an ever-growing root system that is impacting water flow and damaging the sewer’s concrete hastening the need for repair?

I suppose I could reveal the location of this photograph, but I’m more apt to water this brave fighter than snitch.

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Sure, the Park Cities is full of great houses. Some of them are extremely ornate and exceptionally luxurious, perfect for impressive entertaining. But rarely do we hear about the great, livable, easy-to-love houses that families crave. Full-featured and unfussy, this University Park listing from Travis-Lee Moore of Century 21 Nathan Grace Fine Homes and Estates is the deep breath you take when the workday is over. It’s the warm sunshine on your skin on a Saturday afternoon. It’s the place you imagine making memories with your loved ones — a true family home.
 
“You just couldn’t ask for a better, more complete package of greatness if you’re looking for a fantastic new home,” Moore said. “The location can’t be beat — close to innumerable shopping and dining options — and feeding into coveted Highland Park ISD.”

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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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