Real Estate Rant & Rave: Can Everyone Please Make their Street Address Numbers CLEAR AND VISIBLE??? Thank You!
I have a pet peeve: I hate it when I cannot find addresses, be it on commercial buildings or residential homes. One of the first things you do when you market your home for sale is make sure people can damn well FIND it! That means clear numbers somewhere where they can be seen, not covered by bushes, plants or flowers. Street addresses should be clearly painted on curbs. In the Park Cities and similarly compact communities, cars and trucks usually line the curb so it is nearly impossible to find a home address. You need numbers on the door or brick or somewhere, large numbers that can be seen from 50 plus feet away. And you need them on the curb.
Robbie Briggs, whose firms Briggs Freeman Sothebys, is marketing Museum Tower, is also disappointed that the Nasher has turned down Museum Tower’s offer to completely redo the Nasher roof and move on so he can move some properties. MT’s offer is one he called “generous”.
This Gentlemen’s Ranch With Storm Shelter Will Let Dad Be a Total Jack Ass for Father’s Day… Go For It!
First of all, Dad, take a peak at these vitals: 3986-16-8000. No, that is not some super huge bust size –it’s the square footage on this amazing country estate in Sunnyvale that comes on 16 acres with a stocked pond, rolling terrain, and asses in the backyard.
Monday Morning Millionaire: What Dad Wouldn’t Be Thrilled With a Putting Green Just Outside His Study?
Father’s Day is Sunday, and if you’re looking for a special way to surprise Dad and house hunting at the same time, this home will make any father flip his lid!
Magnificent Mid Century: Childhood Home of Dallas Filmmaker & Radio Personality Quin Mathews Has Mickey Mantle and Frank Sinatra Connections
I love our 1950′s ranches. Not only do they remind me of the homes I grew up in back in suburban Illinois, they remind me of one of our best Dallas homes on 4307 Melissa Lane. So when I heard that Dallas film maker and radio personality Quin Mathews’ childhood home was on the market, I had to see it. Quin, among other fabulous things, co-founded and hosts Art Matters on WRR. He was also one of the first people I ever met when I moved to Dallas, when I moved here from NYC in 1980. We both worked at Channel 4. Quin grew up, from age 7 on, at 7207 Northaven, with his parents and sister in the 2295 square foot home Charles Carneal now has listed: 7207 Northaven Road. Asking $429,000.
Dallas Architecture Forum Features Architect of Controversial Highland Park Box House on Mockingbird
Last night was Dallas Architecture Forum’s “Inside The Box” Modern Living 365 cocktail reception at the Russell Buchanan-designed Mockingbird house. As we previously reported, this structure caused some chafing with nearby residents in Highland Park who weren’t so keen on the house’s angular structure.
Now It’s Getting Serious: Realtor’s Group Creates Task Force to Manage Proliferation of Hip Pocket, Non-MLS Sales
That Realtors group would be the North Texas MLS, or NTREIS as we call it. We know our market is hot. Buying a house in some parts of Dallas has never been like this before. There is only about a 3.5 month supply of real estate inventory in the North Texas market as of April. In some neighborhoods, there is even less. (Normal is more like 6 months.) Buyers are in competition against other buyers to snag a home. And so, things are getting gritty.
Monday Morning Millionaire II: Euclid Stunner Has Five Bedroom Suites and the Most Precious Playhouse in North Texas
There are times when I find homes that simply catch my breath. 3710 Euclid is one of those. I know, you look at the exterior and you think, oh lovely, another Highland Park mediterranean mansion on one of the most coveted streets.
Y’all remember Rucker Hill, right? He’s the son of dynamo Nathan Grace agent Peggy Hill (no, not that Peggy Hill!) who has an eye for properties with remodeling in mind. His company, Rucker Design Build, has done some amazing work!
Monday Morning Millionaire: Storybook Stanford Bungalow Has Many, Many Surprises Waiting for You Inside…
Look at this darling home on one of the most coveted streets in University Park, 4137 Stanford. From the front, the home looks like the charming, fairy tale architectural stamp of Carmel’s Hugh Comstock, who built these all over Carmel in the 1920′s and 1930′s. This angel circa 1937 stone and brick cottage has that Comstock feel of an historic cottage, the kind that lined University Park and are disappearing by the bulldozer’s beep. But not this one! Once you open the front door, under that darling arch, a new era takes over. And I do mean, new!