Bellaire Park Court

According to Laver’s Law, 3509 Bellaire Park Court, lies somewhere between amusing and quaint. James Laver was an esteemed and influential curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum who enunciated a timeline for the cycle of fashion, receiving a Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1962. Ten years ago, you might have lethargically said this house was so 70’s. Now,  you would enthusiastically say the multi-level residence, embedded into a tree-lined hill, is so 70’s! (more…)

When Warren Farmer purchased this 1958 Oak Park Estates ranch from a friend, he already had a vision in mind. The home, which had some issues hiding beneath the flooring and walls, turned out to be a project that was ripe for a full-on transformation. 

“This was kind of my pet project,” Farmer said of 1532 Trailridge Drive. “In several places, we took it down to the studs. There was some water damage that happened over the years, and we repaired all of it. It’s mostly new.”

The results have earned this beautiful remodeled ranch in one of our favorite areas of Oak Cliff the title of High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Not only is the home gorgeous inside and out, but it’s also located in a prime area of Oak Park Estates, which enjoys wonderful topography and access to Five Mile Creek.

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lawndaleIf you find an adorable Austin stone-clad home in Dallas that maintains the charm of its 1941 roots from the curb to the interior, but also embraces the open-floor plan sensibilities of modern living, there’s a good chance you are on Lawndale Drive.

The rock-clad slices of city coziness that line this street have caught our eyes over at CandysDirt.com a few times, in fact.

Located at 2214 Lawndale Dr., our Thursday Three Hundred has the ubiquitous rock facade, punctuated by a bright turquoise door.

Inside, an open floor plan flows from a living area to a dining area to a large, open gourmet kitchen with gas cooktop, double ovens, granite counters, and plenty of space for cooking. Every single room benefits from large windows that let in light and make this 1,884 square foot home feel even more spacious. (more…)

Every Thursday, we bring you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. These are fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss that weekend.

Today, our houses range in price from $417,900 to $1.075 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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Many people are saying that $300K is the new $200K in the North Texas market, and they’re correct that it’s getting harder to find a family home in that lower price range. 

That’s part of what makes our Tuesday Two Hundred so unusual. Located in the Kiestwood neighborhood of Oak Cliff, the house at 2832 Ilahe Dr. is a handsome midcentury modern house with classic Roman brick, clean lines, and a split-level design. 

“This is my favorite stretch in the areas, two blocks of hilly terrain, lined with trees, and a cul-de-sac, which is a rarity in the area,” said listing agent Ed Murchison with Virginia Cook, Realtors. “Kiestwood has become such an incredible neighborhood and it’s one of the premier areas if you’re looking for something under $300,000, and it’s even getting hard to find that there.”  

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,188 square feet on two stories, built in 1959.

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We’ve found a 1929 Irwindell cottage in Oak Cliff with over $115,000 in improvements and a totally youthful and fresh look inside. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3334 Irwindell Blvd. is situated on an elevated lot with tranquil view of trees within its Dells District neighborhood near West Jefferson Boulevard and South Westmoreland Road. Inside, the renovations are spot on, both behind-the-scenes and more visible. This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,172 square feet on one story, built in 1929. There will be two open houses this weekend on Saturday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek? 

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In these parts, homes designed by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan often command top dollar. Part of that is location, but Buchanan’s work usually lands in some of the very best places. This particular Buchanan-designed home is no exception. Located on a plum lot in the wonderful sustainable and modern development Urban Reserve, 29 Vanguard Way offers exceptional views, amenities, location, value, and style all wrapped in Buchanan’s trademark lines and angles.

“Russell Buchanan is a blue chip architect and to be able to purchase one of his designs for under $700K is a unique opportunity,” says listing agent Ed Murchison, who has priced this gorgeous home with a courtyard pool and gorgeous kitchen at $699,000. Considering the cachet of the neighborhood and the architect, it’s easy to see why this stellar home is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Want to make sure this dream home becomes your reality? Contact Lisa today to make your real estate transaction sail through bid to closing! 

Want to see inside this fabulous home? Jump!

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Renovated Midcentury Modern Houses | CandysDirt.com

One of the most popular housing styles around the country is midcentury modern. Classic features in these houses built between the early 1930s to mid-1960s include open floorplans, clean lines, light-filled spaces,  and a simplicity of style that translates beautifully into 2018. 

Certain Dallas neighborhoods have pockets of these architectural gems; many have been lovingly restored and updated, like the two properties in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. We’re looking at two renovated midcentury modern houses, one in Northwest Dallas and the other in North Dallas’ Janmar neighborhood. Both are so lovely, it’s hard to pick a favorite. So pour a martini, put on some Sinatra, and check out our picks! 

 

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