Tuesday Two Hundred: New Townhome Part of Downtown Lewisville Redevelopment

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…)

Thursday Three Hundred: East Lake Highlands Modern Offers Dazzling Aesthetic

8676 Langdale AHidden in East Lake Highlands near Northwest Highway and Plano Road is one of the largest collections of modern houses in Dallas, and some are still affordable, like the listing at 8676 Langdale Circle.

Designed by architect Jack R. Yardley and built in 1976, this looker is listed by Brandon Stewart with David Griffin & Company for $360,000.

Located on a corner lot in the secluded enclave of Mediterranean Gardens, this house is a 2-2 with 1,795 square feet, designed by Yardley for his then mother-in-law while he lived next door. (more…)

Beautiful McKinney Home on Large Stonebridge Estates Lot Has Updates Throughout

The inside has been renovated by Crest Custom Homes!

You’ve been looking for a home that is large and well-appointed and absolutely fresh inside, this beautiful home inside McKinney’s Stonebridge Estates will do just the trick. This home is a gorgeous custom property built in 2003 and just renovated by Crest Custom Homes with a brand new heated pool and spa, fresh paint inside, a beautiful kitchen, and a lovely master bathroom.

This brick and stone home is perfect for entertaining this holiday season, too, from the dramatic two-story entrance to the formals to the  butler’s pantry, wine room, and wet bar. Not only that, but you have a two private suites downstairs, one master and another for those VIP guests you wouldn’t dare set up in a hotel!


I LOVE ME some Austin stone on this Shannon Estates cottage at 6547 Kenwell. Close to Dallas North tollway, Park Cities, shopping & restaurants. Kitchen has updated cabinetry, the g-word (granite counters) & stainless appliances. Large living room has a fire place that actually burns wood and a charming arch way to kitchen. The updated baths have travertine & stylish glass tiles. Master suite has attached bath, overlooks backyard. Here’s what you get: 3 bedrooms, two baths, 1505 square feet. This is all like too good to be true and would make the perfect investment property: hand-scraped hardwoods, new windows & large, leafy backyard with 2 car garage. Get the smelling salts: this one is asking $225,000 with Hickman+Weber of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

Go Rangers Go! Turns Out Derek Holland Is One of My Neighbors…

Update: He’s Derek Holland, but he’s NOT the Rangers player Derek Holland. This Derek is in medical sales, and his agent is Clay Stapp. Yes, they have the exact same name. Darn it, I thought we had a Ranger in the ‘hood!

I remember when he bought this house, last March 2010. In fact, I remember when the 5696 square foot home was built in 2009. We used to drive right by all the time. The home started as a lot attached to the home next door, who then sold and parceled off the .70 acres. I must say, I did not realize the lot was that big. The home backs to a greenbelt with power lines. It has five bedrooms, five and a half baths, four living areas, a beautiful outdoor living area with waterfall and pool, gosh we cannot see that from the street!  Also 21 foot ceilings, handscraped wood flooring, travertine tile, granite counters, chef’s kitchen with abundance of storage, as we can see ceiling to floor cabinets. The master has sitting area with walk in closet that wraps around to a study with shelves, rare these days. Looks like they picked up this number for $935,000 — now that’s a home run!

Someone ought to send this post to Occupy Wall Street: this home is proof you can live like a billionaire without spending $5 million on a house! Last week I wrote about that glorious, one-bedroom Tree House in Highland Park that darling David Nichols has listed for $5,750,000. Just. Love. It. But, it’s a wee bit pricey for some of us. Welcome to a version of that home for one-tenth the price. This tri-level treehouse at 1623 Nob Hill in Kessler Park offers privacy and relaxation on a gorgeous wooded lot with topography. There is a wrap-around “trex” deck (with a life span of 30 years) and stone patios for amazing entertainment space. Kitchen is decked out with requisite granite counters, breakfast bar. The water heater is tankless. The master is decked to the nines with acres of Ann Sacks tile, double sinks, marble counters, seamless glass shower with 2 huge heads, and a see-through fireplace. And everywhere you look, there is amazing architecture and windows windows windows.

The house was built in 1987, not all that old. Unlike it’s $5 million Highland Park counterpart, it has four bedrooms (versus one) and 3 baths. Square footage is 2384 on a fifth of an acre in Kessler Woods. You’ll get surround sound speakers in the lower living room, backyard speakers, electric gate from alley to access the garage, custom exterior lighting, and in-ground hot tub.

Guess how much you’ll pay for this Tree House? $485,000. I kid you not. Darling agent named Robin Sweet who, with that name, seems to be right at home here on Candy’s Dirt, has it listed.

Go ahead, put your feet up, Robin, but will you consider guest-posting?



This cute home was built in 2001, looks brand new, and is just under 3000 square feet (2974). Three bedrooms, two and a half baths. The floor plan is smooth, rooms spacious and what does every buyer want? Repeat after me: high ceilings! HIGH CEILINGS! Downstairs floors are hardwood, upstairs carpeted to muffle pitter-patter. You can entertain like royalty in the open formal dining, kitchen and breakfast area, or utilize a cute side yard with a flagstone patio. All bedrooms up, including the master, and bedroom three has an additional bonus space that could be used for a study,work out space or nursery. Best of all, of course, is the location: Walkability plus as you are minutes from Greenville Avenue. I am particularly fond of the gleaming white kitchen with granite counters and stainless. Price? A smidgen over $400,000 at $419,000. Listed with April McGowan at Keller Williams.

Now April, about those Palm trees…

This is the exact kind of home that gives Dallas real estate its great reputation for beautiful, new homes that are so affordable you can snap them right up like shoes, almost. And by the way, since this is new construction by master builder Jeff Dworkin JLD Custom Homes—one of my faves. Naturally, you won’t hear about this sale in Case-Shiller (I hear five peeps are circling this puppy). Talk about urban PC, this home has a walkability score off the charts: five minute walk from Greenville Ave shops and restaurants and a ten minute drive from downtown Dallas. You get four bedrooms, three baths, great architectural layout and a master suite that runs the whole length of the home, which includes a walk-in closet the size of a bedroom! Oh, and on top of that: granite counters, hand-scraped hardwoods, stainless steel appliances, tankless water heater, huge backyard and a 125 year-old tree in the front yard. $479,900. 5932 Richmond.

I am seriously impressed!