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Mid Century in Florida Round Two
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Mid century in Florida round two, so what was round one? The Ellison Residence by Gene Leedy but honestly this should be round three. We have featured this house twice before,  Mid Century Florida  and  The Ellison Residence . Christopher Florentino the current and newest owner of the home snapped some photos for us soon after he moved in. He just recently had his home professionally shot and I am a sucker for some pro photos. The photos were taken by  Dan Chavkin , you really need to visit his site. He has some stunning photography of some amazing mid century modern homes. Sorry for the repeat post on the same house but these photos were so good I couldn't resist.

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Deborah Zlotsky - Artist
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Artist Deborah Zlotsky works have grabbed my heart and my mind with her stunning architecture/constructive paintings. I ran across her work on Instagram and am "all in", I don't know what that really means but after you go through these pieces maybe you can add your own thoughts in the comments below. Not only are the shapes and construction captivating but the color combinations make for a piece that one could look at everyday.

"I'm interested in how a cycle of construction, accumulation, rupture, and repair creates a system. As I work, I follow detours and choose contingencies within a syntax of shapes, stripes, planes, the static of paint drips, abrasions, and stains, and trompe l'oeil supports that act like small prosthetics within the pictorial space. Each painting materializes out of a friction between intention and coincidence, much like the daily processing and deciphering required to be in the world." - Deborah Zlotsky


 
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Homes For Sale!

So... in case you haven't heard, the market has slowed a little.  This is the time of year to actually get a deal!  If you're looking for something particular, you should let us know so we can make you aware of it ASAP!

And don't forget to check my Hot Properties section of the web site for an extended version of some of my personal favorite homes on the market right now.
 
East Dallas Ranch on a Creek

Located on a private over-sized creek lot, this charming home has been tastefully updated by its architect owners. Arriving guests are greeted by all new windows, custom mahogany door, and cedar plank accents. Smooth finish drywall throughout gives the home a clean crisp feel. Perfect for entertaining, the open kitchen features granite countertops, gas range, stainless steel appliances. You and your family will sleep soundly and comfortably knowing your air conditioner, furnace, electrical systems, and water heater are all recently updated! The backyard deck is perfect for sipping wine by the fire pit while enjoying the soothing sounds of the flowing creek. With the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake nearby, this home is hard to beat!  

3 bedrooms 2 baths

List Price:
335,000
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Contact: Request Showing 
Listing Courtesy of David Griffin & Company Realtors - Brandon Stewart
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Merriman Park Mid-Century Modern

Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Home designed by renowned Dallas architect, Frank L. Meier. Sensitively updated by dynamic design duo, Stesha & Daniel Gearner of EAST DALLAS MODERN. Thoughtfully re-imagined to maintain the integrity of original design. Entry courtyard sets the stage for what is in store inside. Large open living room w-custom built-ins,WBFP. Dining room has walls of glass overlooking Japanese inspired courtyard. Kitchen w-custom cabinetry,built-in refrigerator,SS appliances. Gorgeous master bedroom suite w-adjacent study & stylish master bath. All rooms take advantage of natural light afforded from extensive use of windows. Backyard is adjacent to a greenbelt providing beautiful views,privacy.

3 bedrooms 3 baths

Open Sunday 11/18/18 12-1:30pm!

List Price:
550,000
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Listing Courtesy of David Griffin & Company Realtors - David Collier
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Midway Hollow Contemporary

This is the house you've been waiting for! Situated on one of the larger lots in Midway Hollow the builder was able to deliver THE PERFECT FLOOR-PLAN. Step inside and discover wide open spaces, soaring ceilings, a phenomenal kitchen and spacious master suite. All of which connect to nearly 700 SF of covered, outdoor living areas! The sleek and modern finishes are dotted with high end amenities like the large wine cooler in the kitchen, custom master closet, high tech alarm with keyless entry, super energy efficient HVAC systems and...(insert drumroll here) there is even a urinal in the master bath! Truly a one of a kind home in the hottest and fastest growing neighborhood in Dallas.

4 bedrooms 3.1 baths

List Price:
850,000
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Contact: Request Showing 
Listing Courtesy of David Griffin & Company Realtors - Janelle Alcantara
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Northwood Hills Contemporary

Located on a picturesque street in Northwood Hills, this designer home sits on a lush oversized lot. A complete renovation by Walker + Miranda design studio gave the home its chic yet mid-mod vibe that is so popular today. Walls of windows flood the home with natural light while framing views to the courtyard and pool. Perfect for entertaining, the open kitchen features granite countertops, a gas cooktop, custom cabinets, designer lighting, and SS appliances. Likewise, the master bathroom is well-appointed with a large qrtz vanity and over-sized double shower so large that it could be its own room. All of this is within close proximity to the abundance of restaurants and retail in Addison. Do not miss this one!

5 bedrooms 4.1 baths

List Price:
899,000
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Listing Courtesy of David Griffin & Company Realtors - Brandon Stewart
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Lakewood Contemporary

This sophisticated custom home offers more than 4,400 square feet of gracious living space and is outfitted with top-of-the-line finishes and fixtures throughout. Amenities include seven-inch wire brushed white oak floors, custom built-ins, cedar ceiling in foyer, professional grade stainless appliances including a SubZero refrigerator-Freezer, multi-panel sliding doors bring the outdoors inside, 2 Fireplaces, state-of-the-art AV system, wired for sound both inside and out, custom lighting, utility room, gated driveway and brick 2-car garage. Each of the four bedrooms includes its an en-suite bath. The Master suite features a private balcony, fireplace, luxurious bath and a walk-in closet that is a must see!

4 bedrooms 4.1 baths

List Price:
1,425,000
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Listing Courtesy of David Griffin & Company Realtors - Robert Kucharski
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Oak Cliff Contemporary

An experience awaits you with every turn throughout this mid-century influenced modern design. The "Terrace House" as it's been aptly referred to features three private terraces, multiple water features, 5 fireplaces, roof top deck with stunning downtown views, pool, and a Crestron home automation system. Expansive white quartz island becomes the perfect prep and entertaining space in the custom Ornare kitchen. Striking vertical striations surrounded by floor to ceiling glass spread over three floors compliment the white walls as the perfect backdrop for any art lover's collection.

4 bedrooms 4.1 baths

List Price:
1,959,000
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Listing Courtesy of Compass RE Dallas - Courtney Tauriac
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Highland Park Contemporary

3212 Dartmouth is one of those rare homes- it's in Highland Park but in a world unto itself. Set on a very private double lot, this art collector and car enthusiast's home has amazing provenance. Designed by Frank Welch and rethought by AIA award-winning architect Max Levy, the home reflects a sophisticated and modernist Texas sensibility. Hearty construction materials are contrasted with smooth and sleek gallery-like interior finishes accented with superb art lighting and an abundance of natural light. All main rooms view nationally known landscape architect David Hocker's Texas indigenous gardens, providing outdoor living areas with native grasses and plants and a striking limestone lined reflecting pool.

2 bedrooms 2.1 baths

List Price:
4,250,000
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Listing Courtesy of David Griffin & Company Realtors - David Griffin
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Real Estate Outlook 2018 - North Texas  Home Sales Continue to Cool

  • Agents sold 8,260 preowned homes in September, a 7% decrease from September 2017.
  • Year-to-date existing home sales are now flat with the same period of 2017; a record of over 106,000 existing homes were sold in 2017.
  • Higher mortgage rates and years of rising home prices have caused some buyers to retreat from market.
  • Inventory of available homes increased 16%, but still represents only a 3-month supply; 6 months is considered a balanced market.
As you can see in the enclosed report, it appears our housing market is also changing a little with the season. After several years of an almost unsustainable home sales pace, the market is cooling a bit. That's not a bad thing as increases in the average sales price for most ranges slows down, and we enjoy a slight uptick in the number of homes available to prospective buyers.

That's important because thousands of people continue to move into North Texas every month. In fact, the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers just cited the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex as the top market in the country in 2019 for overall real estate growth, prospects and liquidity. Key factors such as rates of job and population growth, vibrant lifestyle and a productive and educated workforce contributed to this ranking.

You can remain confident in your investment in a North Texas area home! And, if you or anyone you care about needs additional information about buying or selling real estate n today's climate, feel free to contact me!

 
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