Sometimes when you put a lot of wood in a home, it starts to feel dark and claustrophobic. Too much custom cabinetry, too much dark wood floors, and too much art, and it starts to feel like the walls are closing in.

That’s why 7118 Elmridge is so refreshing! There’s tons of beautiful wood finishes on this Northwood Hills home, but the high ceilings, which, paired with huge windows, brings in  enough light to make it feel cozy and yet spacious.

It doesn’t hurt that the home, marketed by Virginia Cook’s Mayo Redpath for $1.15 million, was built in 2001. It still looks completely new inside, with a gourmet kitchen with tons of built-ins and two dishwashers. The light fixtures are gorgeous, and so is the wood floor, which continues throughout the home.

The living areas are well-appointed, with fireplaces and custom cabinetry that will fit even the largest book collections. The furniture fits the home so well, that, if I were buying it, I’d definitely try to negotiate it!

There’s a big-screen projector in the bonus room upstairs, which is great for sports fans. You have tons of space to entertain, and with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, you have room to overnight some guests.


The master, well, it’s a work of art. The custom vanity has so much space for all of your perfume bottles. And the countertops and tile, well, they’re so beautiful! I love the window next to the jetted tub, too.

Outside, there’s not only a pool to cool off in during our insanely hot summers, but there’s a fire pit where your guests can gather round and stay cozy during the winter. This is truly an entertainer’s house with a great location and an even better price!

Every girl dreams of having her own little private castle, where she can steal away the days and nights and live life like a prince or princess.

If you never outgrew that dream, this is the house for you! With wrought-iron finishes, shabby-chic details, cute little windows everywhere, and staircases where you can let your hair down while waiting for Prince Charming, 6340 Brookshire Drive in Waggoner place is the perfect home for a storybook lifestyle.

This five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home is in an outstanding location for a family. You’re super close to some of the best private schools in the state as Ursuline Academy, St. Mark’s School of Texas, and Episcopal School of Dallas are relatively just a stone’s throw away.

To me, the main draw is the super-private master suite. You get two floors all to yourself, with an upstairs sitting room and little balcony for sipping your coffee in quiet, too. The master bath is beautiful, with a soaker tub that will have you relaxed and ready to slay your everyday dragons. And if you’re sneaking in after the ball past midnight, you have your own entrance, too!

The house, which is marketed by the super smart and clever Lydia Player, is listed at $1.25 million — a fair price for almost 6,000 square feet in a centrally located area. This is a great home for a downtown commuter, as you’re sandwiched between Preston and Hillcrest on the west and east, and Royal Lane and Walnut Hill on the north and south.

There’s plenty of great shopping nearby, and for families with young children, there are community organizations such as the Preston Hollow Early Childhood PTA. And with a backyard pool like that, you can expect your kids to invite half the neighborhood over, too!