Love This Listing: East Dallas Modern


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Situated in East Dallas off Lower Greenville, this modern townhome features abundant natural light, high-end appliances and designer finishes throughout. Enjoy the comfort of low-maintenance living combined with beautiful design and an unbeatable location. Another perk: entertainment, dining and nightlife are steps from your front door — neighborhood walkability, check. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

2204 Chunk Court
• $620,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,348 square feet

Love This Listing: Contemporary Estate


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Situated on 4.4 acres in Southlake, this luxurious smart home is an interior designer’s dream with an open floor plan and attention to every detail. The backyard oasis features an infinity pool and spa, firepit, covered patio and an outdoor living center to enjoy with family and friends. This modern home includes a six-car garage and a fully functional four-stall horse barn. Impeccably maintained, this property is a must-see! Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

920 S. Peytonville Avenue
• $3,600,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 2 half-baths
• 5,175 square feet

Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Modern Ranch


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a thoughtfully renovated Mid-Century modern ranch home situated in Richardson. 302 W. Shore Drive offers a bright and open floor plan, solid oak flooring, and a spacious backyard overlooking Cottonwood Creek. Take a virtual tour below and see all the modern details this residence has to offer!

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $799,000
• 3,232 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Island kitchen with custom walnut cabinetry, quartz countertops, and a wine chiller
• Master suite with a deck and spacious walk-in closet
 

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To view this listing, contact Anne Westphal at 214-402-7598 or AnneWestphal@Ebby.com or Morris Hanys at 214-986-2059 or MorrisHanys@Ebby.com.

Which Kitchen Countertop is Right for You?


Considering a kitchen remodel? Not all countertops are created equally.

 

With so many options on the market, it can be hard to decide what countertop material is right for your kitchen. While it may be tempting to choose a countertop based on aesthetic alone, it’s important to consider the pros and cons, durability, cost, and maintenance before making a decision. That’s why we’ve created a list of some popular options as well as some need-to-know details about each.

 

GraniteKitchen CountertopOnce only found in high-end kitchens, granite has made its way to the heart of more and more homes. This durable, natural stone comes in a vast array of colors such as beige, black, brown, red, white, and green. Because of its porous nature, granite must be sealed on a yearly basis. Even when properly sealed, it’s important to wipe up oils, wines, acids, and sodas immediately, as well as use a stone cleaner for routine cleaning. Cost varies depending on color and complexity, but has become more affordable with granite’s increase in popularity.

 

QuartzKitchen CountertopQuartz, often resembling granite or marble, is an engineered mix of mineral and resin. This extremely durable, low-maintenance material is a great alternative for busy kitchens. Quartz is harder and less porous than granite, thus, it does not require sealing or polishing. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns and looks great in both traditional and contemporary kitchens. Quartz is scratch, stain, heat, and acid-resistant.

Note: Because quartz is manufactured, it doesn’t have natural color variations and vein. When shopping, looking at a small sample rather than a big slab will suffice.

 

MarbleKitchen CountertopMarble is a timeless and stunning option for a traditional or contemporary kitchen and is usually the most expensive option. Carrara and Calcatta marble are synonymous with luxury and instantly give your kitchen an elegant look. However, marble is very porous and has a high probability of becoming stained. If you choose marble, it’s important to seal it frequently and properly. Also be wary – chips and scratches may occur.

 

WoodKitchen CountertopThose opting for a warm, traditional cottage kitchen may gravitate toward butcher-block-style wood countertops. These countertops do require regular maintenance in order to maintain the wood’s natural beauty, so it’s recommended that you oil the surface with a mineral oil every four to six weeks. If not properly cared for, wood countertops will warp and crack. On the plus side, properly sealed wood countertops are sanitary and you can cut directly on the surface without damaging knives. Wood is also heat-resistant, which means you can place hot pots and pans directly on the surface.

 

TileKitchen CountertopTile countertops are a great choice if you want something inexpensive that’s easy to maintain. Tiles come in a variety of different colors and styles and may be mixed and matched. In addition, you can install tile yourself. Make sure to use tile that is rated for floors or countertops, as wall tile is too thin and will crack easily.

 

LaminateKitchen CountertopLaminate is perhaps the most cost-effective option available. Not only is it durable, it’s also low-maintenance. Laminate is a great selection for those on a budget or those who want to keep up with trends. Laminate comes in far more options than the familiar wood copycat – both neutral and bright colors are available. Laminate countertops are water resistant but susceptible to scratches and heat damage, so be sure to use cutting boards and trivets when preparing and serving food.

 

ConcreteKitchen CountertopConcrete counters are growing in popularity, as they are now available in a variety of stains and colors. Concrete is a suitable choice for those with a tight budget and interested in self-installation. Cast concrete counters are stain resistant when properly sealed, but may develop small cracks. If you’re a perfectionist, concrete counters may not be for you; even when professionally installed, minor inconsistencies in color and texture may occur.


Need even more guidance? Take the quiz below to find out what countertop material is best suited for your taste, budget, and lifestyle.


Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel


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Happy Friday, everyone! One word can sum up this week’s Fresh Listing Friday – cool. Well, we’re obviously not going to leave it to one word, but if we had to that would be it. Join us as we take a peek inside the updated, Mid-Century home at 10244 Hedgeway Drive in Dallas.

 

Here are the basic facts you need to know:

-One-story, Mid-Century listed for $539,000

-3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 living spaces, 2,605 sq. ft.

-Hardwood flooring, a fireplace, open kitchen

-Diving pool, open and covered patio space, separate cabana, built-in grill, and a spacious yard

 

Now on the the fun part…

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^1 of 3 living rooms. This one is located to the left of the front door. Notice the clean lines of the walls and doorways as well as the rich hardwoodsFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^Farther to the left of the front door, and of the above living space, is the dining space. Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^Continue straight back through the dining area and you reach living room 2 of 3. It is also connected to the kitchen, as seen aboveFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^This view, from the kitchen, shows the open flow of the home. The 3rd living room lies ahead, with the 1st living room we saw and the dining room to the right and the 2nd living room behind Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^The kitchen includes a gas range, stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, an island with a breakfast bar, and a walk-in pantry. It is ideally situated for entertaining and serving guests in all areas of the homeFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^The 3rd living room features a fireplace and views of the backyardFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

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^The master bathroom has exquisite modern touches, from the dual sinks to the walk-in showerFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^1 of 3 bedrooms, showing the natural light, clean lines, and hardwoods that flow throughout the home Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel^One of the bedrooms is currently being used as an office

Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel^The backyard oasis is perfect for year-round entertaining. It has covered and open patio space, a built-in grill, a separate cabana, a diving pool, and sizable green space

 

Do you love it? We love it. Even if it’s not your particular style, you have to admire the cool-factor in this home.

 

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