Author Archives: Joanna England
Saturday Seven Hundred: Want The Lake Life? Gorgeous Peninsula Craftsman is Perfect For Entertaining
We love the Peninsula — a neighborhood just off the shores of White Rock Lake that features amazing architecture and fantastic views — and this home is a perfect example about why we love this place.
Friday Five Hundred: One-of-a-Kind Artist Compound in Casa Linda is Priced To Sell, And Furniture is, Too
Casa Linda Estates is a fabulous neighborhood. Huge lots, tons of mature trees, totally walkable, close to White Rock Lake, and a really close and connected neighborhood association make this an ideal place to put down roots. And although Casa Linda Estates straddles Buckner Boulevard, some lots still feel amazingly private. That’s what I like best about this really amazing artist compound for sale.
As Margaret Chambers put it, “Chandeliers have hung around for centuries.” These light sources were borne of necessity in the middle ages and have been molded by royalty and aristocracy throughout Europe and beyond.
With the dawn of electricity, chandeliers became more accessible, and also more diverse in design. While there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for how or where to hang a chandelier, Chambers offers tips, along with a great history lesson, about these elegant light fixtures.
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You guys are some of the most resourceful readers on the internet, so here’s a puzzle for you. This gal is looking for her dream rental, but she’s got some pretty tight paramaters:
West Lovers Lane is jammed with great boutiques and restaurants that have become institutions. Take Celebration Restaurant — a lovely family style joint that serves seasonal dishes and has a wonderfully homey feel. Wouldn’t you like to live close to such a fabulous place?
Another Reason to Rethink Fracking: Even The Threat of Shale Gas Wells Tanks Propert Values 20 to 24 Percent
Business Insider listed the top nine things that can cripple or kill home values, and fracking (hydraulic fracturing) was listed among foreclosure graveyards, hoarding, sex offenders, and poorly performing schools as one of the top problems that tank home values.
We featured the sister unit — 4830 Cedar Springs No. 39 — last week, but we were happily surprised to find that this complex has a second townhome for lease! It’s unit No. 10, and this gorgeous luxury abode has tons of upgrades and will only set you back $100 more per month!
If Oklahoma Tornado Teaches Dallas Homeowners One Lesson, It Should Be The Importance of Storm Shelters
This is a residential real estate blog, and when it comes down to it, it’s a blog about people and homes. After the deadly tornado that tore through Oklahoma yesterday, thousands of people who once had a place to call home have absolutely nothing left.
I love a good loft, don’t you? I do get a little tired of everything being exposed and stained concrete floors, but sometimes I see one and I just fall in love. This loft condo inside Fort Worth’s Houston Street Lofts at 910 Houston St. is a great property with a little extra.
We’re seeing Jed Kolko’s name pop up all over the place nowadays. This time it was in this Wall Street Journal piece comparing how the word “cozy” is often used to denote “small” properties in real estate markets.