Dallas Defense

Sorry for my absence. I was mourning the trainwreck of Monday night’s Real Housewives of Dallas (which should more appropriately be named Real Housewives of the SUBURBS of Dallas). No offense to my suburb friends, but if they don’t live in Dallas county?!!!  Moving on….But seriously, those houses…Sorry, I am being mean….Also, true Dallas wealth is very private and tastefully unassuming…They don’t talk about “society”… Ok, off the soap box and back to more tasteful Texas topics.

How about a glimpse at some of the most beautiful homes in Dallas? I am talking about homes within the county line. Some grand, yet charming and some quaint, yet powerfully stylish. Iron staircases and three car garages aren’t always a symbol of luxury living. If you know how to give a home curb appeal and interior warmth, any home can be truly luxurious. Some people say good taste is something you are born with, and I would agree that Dallas county has some of the best genes.

Here are the REAL houses of Dallas, wives not included (nor would they ever want to be). These are all homes I drive by daily and all photos are by yours truly.

Photos by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

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10 thoughts on “Dallas Defense

  1. What a wonderfull in such a marvellous street. I feel reconcieled with the Texans from their unfortunately negative image we have of them in Europe.
    Thank you Christina.
    Christiane Lewis

    • I am so sorry you have a negative image (thank you, television). I can promise there are no cowboy hats around this neck of the woods. Dallas is a town full of chic homes, classy ladies, and high end style! XO

  2. Hi Christina!! I have to totally agree! this show was not a good representation of Dallas at all! maybe none of them are which is good! I don’t know anyone who acts like any of these ladies! TV? Dallas is such a lovely city with mostly wonderful people!! xo your Houston friend!

  3. What a beautiful collection of photos to represent the city of Dallas! Happy to see that you included some smaller homes as style and taste can be found in homes both large and small. As for the televised “depiction” of Dallas ladies; remember this is reality TV which has precious little to do with reality.

  4. When I lived in Turtle Creek I used to pass a lot of these homes, or had friends who lived in some of them. Park Cities are a wonderful area to live in. Did you know the street plan of Highland Park was designed by the same architect, Wilbur D. Cook, who designed Beverly Hills? There is even a Beverly Drive in Dallas.

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