Eye Candy Abounds in Crest Meadow Estates 1970s Contemporary

10510 Berry Knoll Front

Y’all know how much I love interesting homes. They are like candy! I just can’t get enough of their amazing layouts and architecture, and homes like this one in Crest Meadow Estates have interesting rooms after every turn, it seems!

Not only that, but this neighborhood has an amazing location — on the end of a cul-de-sac just a short jog from Hillcrest Road — you get the best of both worlds with this home when it comes to both low-traffic and easy access.

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8630 Angora Front

By now you know the motto of East Dallas’ weirdest neighborhood: “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky.” In this neighborhood that reminds most people of Austin, you’ll find tiny cottages and bungalows with low ceilings and wood siding. Some of them have been added on, some have been remodeled, and some have been renovated inside and out. But the neighborhood remains a bastion of diversity in taste and architecture.

That’s what’s so remarkable about 8630 Angora: It’s so very different from what you’d expect to find in Little Forest Hills. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom 1980s soft contemporary has high ceilings, big windows, and open spaces — all a far cry from the typical cottage lining the hilly streets of the neighborhood.

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Friday Five Hundred: Northwood Hills Soft Contemporary is All Drama Inside

7115 Meadowcreek Front

My first impression of this 1970s soft contemporary in Northwood Hills went something like this:

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Totally dramatic, right? From the cool leaded glass double front doors, the vaulted ceiling and ridiculously beautiful fireplace, to the cool wallpaper in the dining room, well, it makes an impact, that’s for sure. And that impact is why I love 7115 Meadowcreek, which is open Sunday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This home is huge, and has so much room for entertaining that you’ll be hosting soirees year-round with family and friends. And while some of this home has been updated over the years, the galley kitchen is a total time capsule for any fan of 2000: A Space Odyssey. It’s so stark you can tell that it was made in Germany, but you’ll be wondering if it was east or west.

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Seriously, with five bedrooms, four full baths, three living areas, two dining areas, and an awesome pool in the backyard, how could you not love this home? OK, yes, it’s an acquired taste, mostly because the seller hasn’t staged this property to appeal to a larger audience. Still, it’s located inside a fantastic neighborhood, with Richardson ISD schools and tons of trees. It’s listed by Virginia Cook Realtor Mayo Redpath for $550,000. Yes, it may seem a little steep for this property, but consider the more than 4,100 square feet, the huge windows, and the exceptional condition this property comes in, it’s totally worth the $133/per square foot price tag.

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Of course, the spot where you’ll see the most DRAAAMAAAAAAAAAA! is the master suite. It’s a good size, if you couldn’t tell that visually from the enormous four-poster bed in this place. It feels even bigger than its 23×18 footprint thanks to the vaulted ceiling. With a little work, this place will be fabulous.

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Now, don’t freak out, but I think the wallpaper in the master bath could be a bit too busy, don’t you think? I mean, combined with the very busy green marble tile floor and counter, it seems like a little too much. But still, this is a five-piece bath, and once you take down the wallpaper, it’s just about awesome. I’d keep the brass fixtures, too, because that’s just how I roll.

But it’s the backyard that will have you hooked, and that’s mostly because you can see so much of it through the huge windows at the back of the house, and that view can become positively addicting. Trust me, this home is just a very, very cool place that when combined with a buyer who has great vision, will be worthy of a home tour.

What do you think?

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9020 Glen Springs Front

Go ahead and sit down, because we here at CandysDirt.com don’t want to be held responsible if you go weak in the knees and keel over when you get a gander at this incredible soft contemporary in Town Creek. Located just west of Skillman Street in Northeast Dallas, this beautiful four-bedroom, three-bath stunner (and really, y’all, this house is AH-mazing!) has 3,178 square feet and the most gorgeous courtyard deck. You will swoon, people! Just swoon!

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This 1975 soft contemporary has been remodeled to feel just modern enough to feel sleek, but with tons of great features and finishes that keep this home from feeling too cold for comfort. Add in that this amazing property is inside the Richardson ISD boundaries and you’ve got a home that is just as beautiful as it is a good investment. So, considering all of these pluses — and there are many, many pluses  — would you believe that 9020 Glen Ridge Dr. is marketed by Dallas City Center Realtor Natalie Alfrey for just $445,000? Me neither!

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This is just an incredible value, and if you’re not in love with it from first sight, well, get your eyes checked! The living room is spacious and beautiful and full of light, thanks to the French doors that open to the tiered courtyard deck. The room flows wonderfully to the breakfast area and kitchen, which is just gorgeous. Stainless steel Bosch appliances, granite, and gorgeous subway tile keep the contemporary feel going without losing the warmth.

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The master bedroom, which has carpet (easy fix!) really capitalizes on its 14 x 19 size, and feels so much larger, thanks to the tray ceiling. I’d put in some wide-plank wood floors to match the living areas in here, paint the walls a soft gray color, and just accessorize the heck out of this room to make it the cozy retreat that buyers want.

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Now, the master bath? I wouldn’t change the thing. The vanities, separated by a mirror, are just genius-level design. If you have a bathroom that feels too square for a long bank of vanity cabinets, this is the perfect solution. Add in some cool smoky vessel sinks and a lovely granite counter and, voila! Design perfection! The oversized jetted tub and separate frameless shower are awesome, too.

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Now, let’s talk about the cool courtyard deck with the shade tree in the middle. Don’t you just love it? This is one of those features that I just fall in love with in a home. It’s unique, it adds character, and everyone who sees it will remark on it. Sure, the backyard is small, but you’re so close to so many great parks in the area, you’ll appreciate the low-maintenance aspect of this home.

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What do you love about this house?