The White Rock Home Tour is only a couple of weeks away so we are putting the spotlight on one of our favorites, 6522 Trammel Drive! The exquisite A. Gruppo Architects-designed home was built in 2017 and offers 2,650-square-feet of sophisticated luxury living. This includes one-of-kind custom touches from a swinging TV partition to stunning walnut built-ins and polycarbonate walls. But what really makes this home sing?

A Study Of Light And Lighting

According to the owners, Lori and Jim Louis – who both have architecture backgrounds – the home is a study of light and lighting.

“The Polygal light monitors (polycarbonate material used instead of windows in some locations) allow a beautiful quality of natural light to filter in during the day without the need for window coverings,” dishes Lori. “It is translucent and manages UV rays so it is private and controls glare, heat, etc. Between the glass lined courtyard and Polygal light monitors there is natural light all day. In addition, there are skylights on top of the jewel box light crown which bring in natural light to create a soft glow all day long.”

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He’s lived in the M Streets for 30 years, so of course Ken Lampton has a home on the Internet at MStreets.com. He also shares his unvarnished opinions on his blog, where you can find out more about Lampton’s adventures in this sought-after neighborhood, as well as the challenges it faces when it comes to redevelopment and preservation. He’s a meticulous, detail-oriented Realtor with an engineer’s brain who loves historic homes and has a hat collection that would stir the envy of any Southern girl. It’s kind of his thing!

For all of those reasons (and many more!) RE/MAX DFW Associates Realtor Ken Lampton is our Great Western Home Loans Featured Realtor this week. He’s got personality, determination, and serves his clients with expert knowledge and patience. He reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans, now that we mention it! What has your lender done for you lately? See what you’re missing by calling Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans today.

And now jump to find out more about this treasure of a Realtor, Ken Lampton!

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Front ViewHelp us shake it up on Shook. I cannot think of a nicer street than Shook Road, just north-ish of Gaston in White Rock. The houses on the south side of the street have what I call “Austin topography” — cool terrains that stair-step up to the house. (Cannot see it in photo.) It’s such a refreshing change from the usual prairie-flat ranch look that pervades most of Dallas area housing, I would think these houses would be flying off the shelves.

And in most cases, they are.

On this street, at 7128 Shook, is a Barnett West constructed home (2004) that simply will not sell. I have a few ideas why myself, but want to know what y’all think. The agent, Kay McFarlane with Jerry A. Allegro & Associates, has lowered the price to $895,000.

Buyers have said they don’t like the topography of the front yard, because “kids cannot play there.” Got news for you: half the time, kids don’t play in the front yard. The driveway is nice and broad for bikes, however. (more…)

9221 Shoreview Front

This home is a wonderful change of pace, and in a fantastic White Rock-area neighborhood, too. Located in the highly sought-after White Rock North neighborhood in East Dallas, this home is a 1961 contemporary with several Midcentury touches.

It’s not straight-up midcentury modern, but it’s not 100 percent soft contemporary, either. It’s a gorgeous blend of styles that results in beautiful open spaces, banks of undressed windows, a sunken living area, and a galley kitchen that has some key updates. It has taken a lesson in curb appeal from the pros (look at that cute aqua front door!), and has tons of warm, welcoming spaces.

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White Rock Crosssing Rendering

White Rock Crossing Cohousing Rendering

For a long time, the lot just across from Redeemer Bible Church and caddy corner to Robert T. Hill Middle School at Easton and East Lake Highlands was a cut-through for drivers too impatient to wait behind cars stopped for pickups at the end of the school day. Today, well, it’s a quiet construction site with a sign that says something to the effect of “Future home of White Rock Crossing.”

But after months of no visible progress at 700 Easton Road, a concerned reader tweets:

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We sent a note over to a representative for AndersonSargent Homes, the developer of White Rock Crossing, Julie Duke. She says that the co-housing development is still on track, and that they are preparing to pour streets.

She also said that four of the units are pre-sold, and that there are no plans for speculative construction. And that’s all she said. I was really kind of put off by how abrupt our email conversation was, and how few facts and zero elaboration on the state of White Rock Crossing was provided.

I hope that helps you some, Diego, and if any of our CandysDirt.com readers have more to add, please give us the dirt in the comments!