Highland Park Spanish Revival

This historic Highland Park Spanish Revival could have been bulldozed. Thankfully, a smart builder saved it.

Several of the homes on Fairway Avenue have met unjust fates, and that’s a shame. Preservation is never out of the question. It simply takes a builder that has insight, integrity, and inspiration.

Fortunately, for this Highland Park Spanish Revival, at 4538 Fairway Avenue, that builder was Josh Zielke, owner of Josh Zielke Homes. Zielke also builds new homes, but he is known for spotting great old houses and saving them.
Highland Park Spanish Revival

Let’s step you back in time a bit. Frank Witchell built this house. Witchell was a partner with Otto Lang. Their firm, Lang and Witchell, was a leader in construction in Dallas during the first half of the twentieth century.

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17 Winding Lake b

The contemporary stunner at 17 Winding Lake Dr. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five Dallas area open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we look at Dallas area open houses and pick five “don’t-miss” properties you’ve just got to see that weekend.

Our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column this week looks at homes ranging in price from $509,900 to $1,727,700. You’ll find a the contemporary home pictured above, an updated condo just steps from Katy Trail, and more. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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dallas open houses

The contemporary beauty at 4428 Greenbrier Ct. is one of our five featured Dallas open houses this week.

Ready for your insider’s look at the best open houses for this weekend? Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, our homes range in price from $429,000 to $1.695 million, and wow! Some great properties this week. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Victoria_Barr

Update, March 1: Music business, producers both and gorgeous…

Update, 10:06 p.m.: It’s a movie star husband and wife couple…

Her name is Victoria Barr, excuse me,  Victoria Barr de Quinones, and she works with Ebby Halliday in the Preston Center office in the BBVA Compass Bank building. I’m told the buyer is a celeb, and looking at Victoria’s background, I am guessing someone from Mexico or maybe even Santa Fe. Why? Because according to Victoria’s resume, she “also represents clients throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Cozumel, Mexico.”

Wait, what is Val Kilmer doing? He sold his huge, 5,328-acre Pecos River ranch. Last I heard, he cleared the decks and is acting again in L.A. Maybe he needs a Dallas crash pad?

I’m thinking celebrity here, with a definite southwestern flavor…pecosranch12

Victoria_Barr

Update, March 1: Music business, producers both and gorgeous…

Update, 10:06 p.m.: It’s a movie star husband and wife couple…

Her name is Victoria Barr, excuse me,  Victoria Barr de Quinones, and she works with Ebby Halliday in the Preston Center office in the BBVA Compass Bank building. I’m told the buyer is a celeb, and looking at Victoria’s background, I am guessing someone from Mexico or maybe even Santa Fe. Why? Because according to Victoria’s resume, she “also represents clients throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Cozumel, Mexico.”

Wait, what is Val Kilmer doing? He sold his huge, 5,328-acre Pecos River ranch. Last I heard, he cleared the decks and is acting again in L.A. Maybe he needs a Dallas crash pad?

I’m thinking celebrity here, with a definite southwestern flavor…pecosranch12