Urban Reserve 4 We’ve been talking about Urban Reserve and its dedicated developer Diane Cheatham for quite a long time, so we were so happy to see stories about this incredible sustainable, architect-driven neighborhood on our local Fox and ABC affiliates! It’s funny how real estate is a big story now, isn’t it? (more…)

Diane Cheatham's pantry4Diane Cheatham’s pantry in her beautiful contemporary home at No. 1 Vanguard Way at The Urban Reserve is quite simply to die for. This is what every cook needs off the kitchen — a huge, huge closet with shelving to the ceiling where you can stack everything and  SEE IT upon entering. Cabinets are expensive to build (pretty, yes) but you end up stacking pans and pots and then are on your hands and knees finding everything. Look at how Diane hangs her pots: that’s a closet rod, hung on its side. She found it at www.Rakks.com
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Update 3/29: Dang, this one is sold leased! This hot market is making my job even harder!

Do not tell me we do not have gorgeous, sleek, affordable contemporary housing within steps of everything you need — well, the Katy Trail, Knox shopping, and some of the city’s best restaurants. You tell me a lie I will hit you over the head with 4525 Cole Avenue, No. 11: a three story empty nesters’ dream den.

Two words will tell you a lot about this home: Diane Cheatham, the builder/developer who put these townhomes together in 2004. So no shocker that architectural details abound: a floating staircase, exposed wood beams, maple hardwoods, lots of glass, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms, smooth concrete floors and glass wall in the entry, and an airy balcony with great views all in 1429 square feet. Check out that kitchen and quality of finish-out with European cabinetry, gas range, stainless appliances, and stainless countertops. Talk about wiping the slate clean, the two and a half bathrooms have been re-formatted with fresh slabs of Cararra marble. The home is located in an exclusive complex with only twelve homes and reasonable HOA dues ($150/month) which cover: front and backyard maintenance, sprinklers, water, trash, and gas.Unit 11 happens to be a rare end unit, which has a fenced backyard, is pet friendy and boasts the best views of all! I know this is a very popular area for “lock and leave” post McMansion boomers who want to be urbanites but are not ready for that condo plunge ice bath. You get a yard and some privacy, no garage but extra parking for guests. After all, weird concept for Dallas here, but you’ll be walking: who needs a garage? Three floors, two bedrooms,  three living areas and plenty of room for a rebound kid. How much you ask? $339,000. I know: it’s like they are GIVING it away!