Comfy dens for the perfect rainy day


For several weeks, it seems like Dallas just can’t get away from the showers. Rainy days oftentimes call for a day indoors to relax, nap or even catch up on your favorite TV shows. Get comfy and cozy during the perfect storm in these dens.

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5020 Park Lane | Preston Hollow | $7,295,000

3652 MAPLEWOOD DEN

3652 Maplewood Avenue | Highland Park | $2,995,000

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6556 Crestmere Drive | North Dallas | $1,450,000

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4660 Beverly Drive | Highland Park | $1,019,000

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6572 Lafayette Way | North Dallas | $899,900

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5009 Mill Run Road | North Dallas | $525,000

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11805 Neering Drive | Lochwood | $442,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses


Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

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4433 Rheims Place | Highland Park | $3,995,000

 

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3105 Drexel Drive | Highland Park | $1,599,000

 

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6556 Crestmere Drive | North Dallas | $1,450,000

 

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6931 Pasadena Avenue | Lakewood | $1,395,000

 

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12218 Shiremont Drive | North Dallas | $949,000

 

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6003 Prospect | Lower Greenville | $900,000

 

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4185 Lively Lane | Midway Hollow | $849,000

 

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2917 Thomas Avenue | Uptown | $500,000

 

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2407 Knight Street | Oak Lawn | $499,000

 

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2345 San Marcus Avenue | Casa View Oaks | $269,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

Make a Statement: Tech for Luxury Homes


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Smart phones have brought information and convenience to our fingertips and recent innovations in technology will soon bring this same ease to appliances in the home. Take a look at these high-tech home gadgets and bring your space into the 21st century.

 

The GeniCan

BLOG_GENICANThe GeniCan is the kitchen gadget that you never knew you needed. The device has a small, Wi-Fi-connected scanner that fits easily into most garbage bins and keeps track of products and goods by scanning their barcodes as they are discarded. The handy gadget then adds the items to a digital grocery list that users can access in the GeniCan app. For items without barcodes (fruit, vegetables or hand-boxed candies), the gadget takes a quick photo using the built-in camera and adds the product to the grocery list in the app.

 

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Wireless technology has taken the world by storm, however many users are still buried under a sea of wires when they need to charge their devices. The Grovemade Brass Wireless Charging Pad is a sleek smartphone charger that cuts down on wires and caters to users that value both aesthetics and functionality. The device allows users to charge their smart phone on a unique pad with a chic, minimalistic cork and brass design. This elegantly crafted charging station is compatible with most smartphones, including iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8 and 8 Plus, and all Qi-enabled devices.

 

Vivint Home Security

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Looking to upgrade your home security? Vivint is ideal for homeowners looking to incorporate smart home technology, but prefer to forgo the DIY option. Their comprehensive service enlists a trained professional to install smart locks, indoor and outdoor cameras and monitors, which are controlled using an easy to use touchscreen monitor. The service also has an award-winning human monitoring system, allowing access to Vivint staff. To monitor activity away from the home, users have access to the entire network via the app, which is available on most smartphone devices.

 

Looking for more gadgets to upgrade your home? Check out the Ring Video Doorbell Pro.

 

– Via Luxury Portfolio International Blog

10 Must-See Open Houses


Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

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11887 Doolin Court | North Dallas |  $2,650,000

 

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8514 Chadbourne Road | Bluffview | $1,949,000

 

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6907 Cornelia Lane | Lakewood | $935,000

 

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4030 Cedardbrush Drive | North Dallas | $785,000

 

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5622 Merrimac Avenue | M Streets | $639,000

 

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1323 N. Edgefield Avenue | Kessler Park | $585,000

 

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11805 Neering Drive | Lochwood | $442,000

 

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6529 Kingsbury Drive | Lake Highlands | $369,000

 

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11246 Lanewood Circle | Lochwood | $339,000

 

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6328 Bandera Avenue C | Preston Hollow | $335,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

Up Your Game With a Backyard Putting Green


The AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament is already in full swing at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. If you can’t get enough of the game, a backyard putting green might do the trick.

Sharpen your short game from home with these par-fect putting greens.

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5854 Lakehurst Avenue | Preston Hollow | $2,385,000

 

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6239 Lavendale Avenue | North Dallas | $2,380,000

 

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5941 Club Oaks Drive | North Dallas | $2,195,000

 

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6239 Prestonshire | Preston Hollow | $1,795,000

 

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4432 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park | $1,395,000

 

Visit the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate homepage for the latest listings.

Fabulous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


Mother’s Day is near and if you’re still stuck on getting the perfect gift, it’s not too late. We’ve compiled a list of gifts that are perfect for the special mom in your life.

 

1. French Lavender Hand Soap & Lotion – $44.95

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Pamper your mom with this delightfully scented and ultra-soothing hand soap, dish soap and lotion set perfect for any sink or bathroom.

2. Brown Sugar Body Polish – $67.00

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This natural sugar exfoliant promises to leave skin soft, silky and glowing. The warm brown sugar scent is reminiscent of freshly baked cookies. Need we say more?

3. Japanese Plum Bloom Candle – $28.00

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This 16-ounce candle offers the scent of plum bloom petals and leaves, ripe plum fruit and crushed currants. The jar is beautiful enough to be reused, too!

4. Faux Fur Robe – $103.00

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Give the gift of luxury with this soft, plush robe. It’s even machine washable!

5. S’well® Water Bottle – $35.00

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This double-walled, vacuum-sealed, stainless-steel water bottle will keep any beverage hot or cold for an extended period of time.

6. KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $329.99

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This durable stand mixer is the perfect gift for the serious foodie. It offers 10 speeds to mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily.

7. iRobot® Roomba – $804.99

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Give the gift of a smarter home with this Roomba 980. With the push of a button, it can seamlessly navigate and vacuum any floor clean of pet hair, crumbs or random Cheerios.

8. Walnut Cookbook Holder – $49.95

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Following recipes is even easier with this gorgeous cookbook holder. Prop up cookbooks, Grandma’s recipes or a tablet for perfect visibility.

Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches


 

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Ebby Halliday Acers, founder of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS and prominent Dallas philanthropist, is being honored with a namesake foundation that will continue her substantial philanthropic work across North Texas. The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need in the greater North Texas region. Ebby passed away in 2015 at age 104.

 

Ebby founded Ebby Halliday, REALTORS in 1945. The Dallas-based company, recently acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, owns Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, which has been a member of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies for a decade.

 

Having opened the doors to successful careers for thousands of people, Ebby was widely admired for her passionate leadership and tireless altruism.

 

“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”

 

Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”

 

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Among the many tributes to Ebby’s philanthropic legacy in North Texas are Juliette Fowler Communities’ The Ebby House, an innovative transitional community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; the WiNG’s Center at Ebby’s Place, which helps lift economically challenged working women out of poverty; and the Ebby Halliday Library at Happy Hill Farm in Granbury, a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent college-preparatory day, boarding and international school which seeks out underserved students. And in 2011, she was honored with the new building and naming of the Ebby Halliday Elementary School in Southeast Dallas.

 

Throughout her life, Ebby’s dedication to her profession and her fellow man remained constant. Ebby was honored with The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans award, which honors the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles.

 

“For Ebby, a successful life was about much more than extraordinary sales figures,” says Kay Weeks, a sales associate with Ebby’s Little White House office. “Ebby’s other great passion was service to the community she proudly called home. Ebby’s, and our company’s, philanthropic influence on North Texas cannot be overstated. Ebby did not have children of her own, but she helped educate and support many young people.”

 

To learn more about the Ebby Halliday Foundation and/or to donate, visit ebbyhallidayfoundation.org. For more information, call 214-294-5770 or email info@ebbyhallidayfoundation.org.

Laura Michelle, Dave Perry-Miller Market HP Custom Build


The very finest quality in a sterling location! This outstanding Highland Park home, custom built in 2007 by Nickey Oates, offers exceptional design and craftsmanship. Prominently located on a wide, private corner lot, it features a gourmet kitchen opening on to a den with a beamed ceiling, and has French doors leading to a terrace overlooking the Southern Botanical grounds and a  pool. The master suite has separate His & Her marble bathrooms and dressing rooms. There are guest quarters above the 3-car garage. It’s also elevator equipped. Listed by Laura Michelle and Dave Perry-Miller of the Perry-Miller Streiff Group for $3,695,000.

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Firm Helps This Weekend’s 8th Annual Dallas Art Fair Awaken Art Appreciation in Dallas


Over the last two decades, Dallas has been gradually gaining (much-deserved) respect and recognition for having a sophisticated arts-and-culture scene. A team of city planners, corporations and private citizens had the foresight and conviction to invest billions, along with personal blood, sweat and tears, toward ensuring new world-class facilities would attract world-renowned artists, musicians, performers and exhibits here for our enjoyment and education. And attract they have.

The realization of their goal has encouraged other artrepreneurs to dream big, and several organic offshoots have sprung up over the last few years. One of those is the Dallas Art Fair. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is proud to support this premier collectors’ market, now in its eighth year.

Dave Perry-Miller, Terri Provencal (editor of Patron Magazine) and Kenneth Walters, at a Dallas Art Fair Sponsors Reception hosted by Eiseman Jewels
Dave Perry-Miller, Terri Provencal (editor of Patron Magazine) and Kenneth Walters, at a Dallas Art Fair Sponsors Reception hosted by Eiseman Jewels

The event was originally the brainchild of Dallas developer John Sughrue and art dealer Chris Byrne. And over its relatively short lifespan, it has helped stoke a growing citywide appreciation for visual arts. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be making their way to Dallas this week from as far away as Sao Paolo, Dubai and Antwerp, bringing with them paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography, video and installations by modern and contemporary artists. Thirty galleries participated in the inaugural version, so it’s easy to see with tripled numbers, that this city now has an insatiable appetite for art!

Rachel Lee Hovnanian's "Perfect Baby Showroom" installation :: Leila Heller Gallery, New York and Dubai
Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s “Perfect Baby Showroom” installation :: Leila Heller Gallery, New York and Dubai
Julian Hoeber's Rotational Symmetries, Decayed and Stacked, 2016 :: Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Julian Hoeber’s
‘Rotational Symmetries, Decayed and Stacked, 2016’ ::
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Les Rogers' 'Star Star' 2016 oil on canvas : : Makebish Gallery, New York
Les Rogers’ ‘Star Star’ 2016 oil on canvas : : Makebish Gallery, New York

The Dallas Art Fair festivities began March 31 with a private Kick-Off Party and will conclude this week with a Preview Gala Thursday, April 14, and the public fair at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in the Dallas Arts District, Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. For ticket information, click here. There’s also an app for previewing/purchasing art you can download before you go.