001_Building ExteriorThe city of Lewisville is spending millions of dollars to revitalize its historic downtown area, and developers are flocking to the northern suburb. Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to the Belleville Village development near East Main Street and East Mill Street, to a new townhome at 313 S. Kealy Street.

Listed for $209,000, this three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, two-story townhome is 1,827 square feet, one of six like it coming on the market in Uptown Village Lewisville. The brick exterior mirrors the look and feel of downtown Lewisville, and the aesthetic is a historic, urban look.

“This is going to be a walkable area, like Shops at Legacy or in Coppell,” said David Maez, Broker and Co-Owner at VIVO Realty, which represents the developer. “Our company really wanted to showcase the lifestyle that this development and downtown Lewisville will offer.”

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The revitalization of downtown Lewisville is currently underway and will feature new restaurants, shopping, public space, and mass transit. Uptown Village Lewisville is part of the transformation. We’ll take a look later this week at the exciting changes happening in both downtown Lewisville and at Lewisville Lake. Jump to read more about this property! (more…)

I did not know this: the Mayfair at Turtle Creek is the only condo on Turtle Creek that lets owners choose their own front doors to their units. I really like that, removes the hotel-y, institutional feel you get at so many condos, even the priciest. (I always walk down a condo hall and try to visualize it in ten or twenty years. Will this hall be all scuffed up? Will it look like Hotel Febreeze, that Gawd-awful hotel I stayed in for all of one night in NYC one summer ago with the filthiest hallways?) This unit has a custom Solara iron entry door that is stunning and totally removes you from the condo feel. In fact, I think The Mayfair has the LEAST condo feel of any on Turtle Creek. But I digress…

Unit 404 is pretty nice. Only two bedrooms, but they are ginormous, two and a half baths, multiple living areas, extra storage and three covered assigned parking spaces. The one-owner home ha 3300 square feet and has been customized to a an Old World look — custom and faux wall finishes everywhere, Italian tiles, coves, arches and lights.  

Living/dining combo, two loggia terraces overlooking Lee Park & downtown Dallas. The study has custom solid wood built-ins, custom hardwoods, H & H closets, plantation shutters on every window. The master has two walk-in closets outfitted with extra moveable rods and built-in drawers. The luxury bath actually deserves the title, what with porcelanosa tiles and granite. The eat-in kitchen has laundry area off plus pantry, Dacor gas range, built-in oven & microwave, Sub-zero, Asko dishwasher.

When you buy here you get, of course, 24 hour impeccable concierge and valet services. There is a pool, gardens, newly upgraded fitness center, and the famous 24th floor Mayfair Sky Club and Billiard Room. Beside that three car parking slot is climate controlled storage. You know what they say: you can never be too thin, too rich, or have too many closets….

This post is a little late today because of all the broker news going on which delayed the House Porn! In honor of the merger of Ellen Terry Realtors  and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, I fell in love with a fabulous listing by Caroline Summers. Caroline was Ellen’s client when Ellen sold a gorgeous, sleek home Caroline built and designed in my ‘hood at 6400 Northaven. Now she works for her! And good taste runs in Caroline’s genes: her mother is designer extraordinaire Emily Summers, who is a member of the AD (as in Architectural Digest) 100.

5362 Wenonah is a cool and sophisticated California soft contemporary, plopped on one of  Greenway’s leafiest 110 by 145 deep lots backing to the greenbelt. I have always coveted living on a Greenway Parks greenbelt. In fact, I wish we could clone Greenway. This home, like most over there, was built in 1948 but all 4296 square feet have been carefully, tastefully updated. Glass entry doors lead you to the dining room, pool and the greenbelt beyond. A light-filled gallery with multiple sets of doors showcases the sparkling pool, a wisteria-covered outdoor living area,  custom designed limestone fireplace. The sleek living room has a stone fireplace, shelving and dark-stained hardwoods. Master is down, with vaulted ceilings and high windows. Then there is the master bath retreat: Oh. My. God! Cabinets, half the Hill Country’s limestone, soaking tub, double walk-in shower and spacious walk-in closets. The kitchen  — who cares? I’ll never leave that bathroom. Well, there IS a kitchen for you to walk into when not in the tub. Stainless steel appliances,  granite countertops, great center island, and breakfast room overlooking the pool. Three oversized bedrooms upstairs, two tastefully updated baths: the house has four bedrooms total and three and a half baths. Pool and patio area have scored concrete, great landcsaped yard, privacy courtesy ofl lush savannah hollies provide privacy.

This house is kind of AC/DC: it can be sleekly modern, or throw in the most traditional furniture (thinking Ann Schooler) you can find and everything works, ‘Course. I’d just negotiate with the sellers for as many of those existing furnishings as you can. Save them a movig van! Throw in a Duxiana, and you’ve got a deal! Asking $1,749,000.

I have never understood the need for a sitting area in the Master bedroom. A chair or two, but if the closet is large enough — and walk-in — why do you need a sofa in the master? Can someone please explain? This $17,995,000 over the top home is in Los Angeles, of course: over 9,200 sq.ft. of living space, lower Bel Air, almost 35,000 sq.ft. of verdant grounds overlooking the Bel Air Country Club golf course.¬† Spacious public rooms include the lovely formal living room, grand formal dining room, library, & family room. The large kitchen is a chef’s dream with professional Viking & Traulsen appliances, center island, & separate breakfast area. The 2nd level of the estate houses all 6 bedrooms, all en suite, including the luxurious master suite with fireplace, sitting area, separate office, & dual baths & walk-in closets. The lower level of the home offers great space for entertaining with media & game room. The grounds are extraordinary with pool, spa, lawns, mature trees, Japanese meditation garden, & European garden with picturesque domed arbor. Wow.