Check Out Dave Perry-Miller’s Favorite Patios


Some of Dallas’ best restaurants have found a way to lasso the beauty of summertime al fresco dining without subjecting guests to smoldering heat. From relaxing dinners to cocktail hour, Dave Perry-Miller presents his favorite restaurant patios.

 

BarBelmont, via Facebook
BarBelmont, via Facebook

Oak Cliff
Tucked inside the historic Belmont Hotel is BarBelmont, a hilltop terrace that affords views of the Dallas skyline. BarBelmont is a hot spot for artists, art lovers and the avant-garde. This is the perfect spot to visit for a signature cocktail such as an icy martini, or indulge in fare from onsite restaurant Smoke.

 

The Rustic, via Facebook
The Rustic, via Facebook

Uptown
You know you’re visiting a Texas-sized patio when the restaurant owners actually call it a backyard. The oversized patio at The Rustic features picnic tables, mature oak trees and live music. The Southern menu features locally sourced steak and seafood, and the patio is open year-round.

 

Patrizio, via Facebook
Patrizio, via Facebook

Highland Park
The patio at Patrizio in Highland Park Village is filled with flowers and greenery, creating a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy the restaurant’s delicious Italian dishes. The patio offers plenty of shade with oversized table umbrellas, and guests beat the heat with strategically placed power fans.

 

Cafe Madrid, via Facebook
Cafe Madrid, via Facebook

Knox-Henderson
Located on Travis Street, the patio at Cafe Madrid is the place to be if you’re longing for an intimate setting similar to the cozy cafes found throughout Spain. Cafe Madrid serves Spanish tapas and wine, and the restaurant offers live music, including classical guitar and flamenco.

 

Mi Cocina, via Facebook
Mi Cocina, via Facebook

Lakewood
Satisfy your craving for Tex-Mex with Mi Cocina’s Lakewood location. The salsa is hot, but the guests are cool thanks to the patio’s umbrellas and shading. Mi Cocina in Lakewood features a mural of the birds and butterflies of White Rock Lake, painted by artist Luis Sottil.

 

What’s your favorite patio in Dallas? We invite you to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Must Have Monday! A Highland Park Masterpiece


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Stately and stunning from start to finish best describes this remarkable Mediterranean on one of the finest streets in Highland Park.  Phyllis Glover with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Park Cities office is marketing the 6300-square foot residence at 3421 Saint Johns (3421saintjohns.daveperrymiller.com) for $3,495,000.  The one-owner home, custom-built by Jeff Gilbert, offers an elegant yet comfortable lifestyle with five bedrooms, five full baths, two powder baths, numerous living and dining areas, a library, an impressive backyard and more.

A charming European courtyard and hand-crafted iron doors beckon guests into the gracious foyer.  The billiard room with fireplace and the paneled library open to the front courtyard with sizable doors.  The spacious dining rooms is flanked by a groin-vault colonnade, while the beautifully appointed living room with fireplace and beamed ceiling, affords a view of the covered veranda and pool area, outfitted with an outdoor fireplace and cooking station.

“The impressive kitchen is fully-equipped with ample amenities for the serious cook,” notes Glover.  Commercial-grade appliances include a 48” Viking gas range with griddle, two Asko dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, granite counters and a center island with a vegetable sink and seating area.  Adjacent is the breakfast room and an inviting keeping room with stone fireplace.

The second floor houses a computer alcove, utility room, game room and five bedrooms, each with en-suite bath and walk-closet.  The sumptuous master suite features a coffered, beamed ceiling and built-in bookcases in the bedroom.  The master bath boasts honed travertine marble counters, dual sinks, two walk-in closets, custom chandelier, limestone floor, beamed ceiling, Ultra jetted tub and a separate shower with dual shower heads.

Beautiful hardwood floors, hand-carved wood moldings, a three-car tandem, rear-entry garage, sprinkler system, security system, iron gates, copper gutters, tile roof, professional landscaping and a board-on-board cedar fence with stone columns complete this spectacular residence.
This home will be open today from 2 to 4 p.m.  For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Phyllis Glover at 214.770.3521 or phyllis@daveperrymiller.com.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, specializing in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, luxuryportfolio.com.

Must Have Monday: Luxury High-Rise Living at the Ritz!


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Emily Ray-Porter with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ InTown office is pleased to showcase the ultimate in luxury high-rise living at the Tower Residences at the Ritz-Carlton.  2555 N. Pearl, unit 702 offers a highly sought-after floor plan boasting stunning views of Downtown and overlooking the building’s resort-style pool.

Upon stepping into the foyer of this gorgeous residence, you will be captivated by the intimate feeling of this home. With tons of windows that provide an abundance of natural light as well as plenty of wall space for art collectors, this home has it all.

The spacious living area boasts a gas fireplace with stone mantel and a balcony for enjoying the view. A formal dining area connects the living area and kitchen and is perfect for dinner parties.

The chef’s kitchen is not to be missed with its large Wolf gas range with double oven, warming drawer, Sub-Zero refrigerator, built-in ice maker and two wine chillers. There is a living area off of the kitchen which is ideally situated for entertaining.

The large master suite features a marble spa-like bath with double vanities, shower with frame-less glass and a jetted tub.  A guest room with en-suite bath affords your guests privacy as well as comfort.

Some of the many upgrades include; surround sound, custom lighting, window coverings, California closet finish outs, hardwood and stone floors throughout.  The home offers approximately 2,344 square feet with two bedrooms, 2 ½-baths and a separate storage unit. The residence is priced at $1,549,000.

The 5-Star building amenities create a carefree lifestyle and include; concierge, valet, 24 hour security, fitness center, large resort style pool and spa, pet park, wine storage with housekeeping and room service available from the hotel. The Tower Residences at the Ritz Carlton is situated in a premier Uptown location near Kylde Warren Park, the Arts District, Crescent Court, American Airlines Center and numerous museums, restaurants and shops. The trolley line is right outside the building connecting you to West Village and Downtown.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Emily Ray-Porter at 214.544.5698 or emily@daveperrymiller.com.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, specializing in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, luxuryportfolio.com.

 

Gorgeous University Park Condo – Great Location, Great Lease!


It’s hard to find a great property to lease in this market, but Dave Perry-Miller & Associates has you covered.   Check out agent Melanie Till’s listing at 5801 Hillcrest, Unit 11, which was featured in Candy’s Dirt on April 16 as the “Lease of the Week”:

If you’re looking for high-end residential leasing in the Park Cities, just go ahead and dial up the Dave Perry-Miller offices, because it seems like they have curbed the market! Seriously, just about every single lease I’ve found in Highland Park and University Park is listed with a Dave Perry-Miller associate.

I suppose that’s a good thing, to have one brokerage as an exceptionally knowledgeable resource, especially when the inventory is as tight as it is in the Park Cities, and with competition as hot as it is. If you don’t want to do the same-old rigmarole of applying for a single family rental in the Park Cities only to find out it was leased right out from under you just moments ago, consider renting one of the amazing condos in the area. In fact, we have a great one on tap — 5801 Hillcrest, Unit 11. This is a penthouse-level unit that is open and airy and totally bright. As you’d expect from a Park Cities rental, this condo is luxurious inside, with gorgeous cabinetry and high-end finish-out, a coffered ceiling, and a lovely stone fireplace.

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5801 Hillcrest Dining

 

There are three bedrooms, two baths, and 2,100 square feet in this condo, making it perfect for a small family who wants to live inside Highland Park ISD, or perhaps even some SMU students or grad students, considering that the campus is just across the street. In fact, you’ve got pretty much everything you need within walking distance. If your kids are middle school-aged, McCulloch Intermediate is just around the corner, practically.

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Really, this unit is fantastic for people who want a lock-and-leave lifestyle — something low-maintenance with great security — but without sacrificing location and space. You’ll also love that Snider Plaza is just up the street, and if you want to enjoy the finer things, Highland Park Village is just up Mockingbird. For those who commute downtown, you’re practically a hop from Highway 75.

You can lease this unit today for $4,500 a month, which is entirely reasonable considering the location.

Five Dallas Homes with White Hot Kitchens!


Designing a room with white surfaces, walls, finishes and accessories is on trend, particularly in the kitchen. Homeowners and designers choose white for countertops, paint, backsplashes and cabinetry because the hue (or technically, lack of hue!) is clean, crisp and always in style.

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates presents five all-white kitchens that we love for their simple sophistication.

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White marble countertops and white cabinetry, with accents of black cabinetry and stainless steel, make an elegantly modern statement in the kitchen of 3601 Wentwood Dr. in University Park. The kitchen opens into a breakfast room also decorated in whites and grays.

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2239 Kessler Woods Court boasts a kitchen with bold, modern lines. The gray glass-tiled backsplash and stainless steel complement the clean look of the white cabinetry, countertops and walls.

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The kitchen at 9346 Sunnybrook Ln. in Old Preston Hollow will strike you immediately. The entire room is chalk white — except for two bronze light fixtures and the chocolate brown wooden vent hood that stand out against the white palette. The room feels warm and inviting.

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6542 Anita Dr., located in Lakewood, features an all-white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a white subway tile backsplash, metal accents and hardwood flooring. The kitchen opens up into an expansive living area, which also features white as its primary color.

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The combination of an all-white kitchen and wall of windows at 3716 Marquette St. creates an airy, spacious feeling. Steel handles and pulls, as well as the stainless steel refrigerator, complement the minimalist design.

Dave Perry Miller & Associates is a premier residential real estate firm with five locations that specialize in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas, and Kessler Park. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. For more information on luxury living, please contact an associate today at 214-369-6000. Also visit daveperrymiller.com/blog for the latest news in Dallas real estate.

Must Have Monday: California Hacienda meets Preston Hollow Ranch


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Santa Barbara-style hacienda meets transitional Preston Hollow ranch on a spectacular 185’ x 196’ lot.  An expansive front lawn, towering trees and a circular drive introduce this outstanding one-story custom.

Completely renovated in 2007 with Interiors by Bambi Bratton Design.  Jennifer and Chris LeLash are marketing the 4,300-square foot residence at 4630 S. Lindhurst (4630lindhurst.daveperrymiller.com) for $1,995,000 and hosting an open house today from 1 to 3 p.m.  The main house comprises four bedrooms, four full baths plus two half-baths, formals, a family room, a library and more.

Formal rooms flank the entry with attractive hardwood floors and large windows overlooking  the front lawn.  The library features a wall of built-in bookcases while the formal dining room connects to the kitchen for ease in entertaining.  “Extensive windows showcased throughout bathe the home in natural light, enhancing its open, flowing feel,” says Ms. LeLash.  Beyond the entry is the formal living room with a masonry fireplace and a convenient wet bar.

The spacious kitchen is outfitted with furniture-style custom cabinetry, granite counters, center island and commercial-grade stainless appliances including a gas cook-top, double oven, microwave, warming drawer, dishwasher and a built-in refrigerator.  A built-in work station and a powder bath sit nearby.  Travertine floors are carried through the kitchen and adjoining breakfast room, lined in walls of glass with awe-inspiring views of the picturesque backyard.  A massive family room complemented by an elaborate tray ceiling, built-in media cabinet and bookcases; and dual sets of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors accessing the backyard.

The bedrooms are generously-sized including the private master suite with tray ceiling, handsome wood flooring and spa-like bath with separate marble vanities, a jetted tub, frameless-glass shower and a walk-in closet.

The backyard environment is ideal for relaxing or entertaining with a large separate grassy yard canopied in trees, an air conditioned playhouse, pool with raised spa, mosquito mist system and a gorgeous pergola with vaulted ceiling, tile roof, living area and a grilling station.  Additionally, there are full guest quarters with a bedroom and full bath situated above the three-car garage.

“This incredible property affords great flow for entertaining year round, along with ample room to add on or build up,” states Mr. LeLash.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jennifer or Chris at 214.701.5035 or  jlelash@daveperrymiller.com.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, specializing in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, luxuryportfolio.com.

Must Have Monday: A Shady Spot on a Hill.


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Perched high on a hill, on more than one-half acre, overlooking the creek is this true escape in the city.
Martha Tiner with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office is marketing the four bedroom,
four bath home at 7 Shadywood Place (7shadywood.daveperrymiller.com) for $787,000. Open this
afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., the single-story residence with almost 3,800 square feet offers extensive
renovations with raised ceilings, crown molding, opens rooms separated by beautiful columns, gleaming
hardwood floors and much more.

The property begins with a lovely pergola and an enchanting wood bridge with steps leading up to the
home. Striking wood and leaded glass front doors welcome you inside to a voluminous, light-filled entry
with gracious formal rooms to the right. Warmed by a wood-burning fireplace with handsome mantle
with marble surround, the formal living room features a vaulted ceiling and walls of glass with views of
the spectacular grounds. Adjacent to the formal living room is the formal dining room with stunning tray
ceiling and French doors leading out to an expansive deck and tranquil backyard.
To the left of the entry is a casual family room complemented by a painted, punched-tin ceiling and a
built-in media cabinet.

The updated kitchen provides furniture-style custom cabinetry, granite countertops, tumbled marble
backsplash, center island, Viking six-burner gas cooktop, double ovens, warming drawer and a Sub-Zero
built-in refrigerator/freezer. Beyond the kitchen is a separate breakfast area and built-in work space that
could serve as a home office.

The secluded master suite is situated on a separate wing for added privacy. The master bedroom
features room for a sitting area, French doors to the backyard and a large bath with dual vanities, granite
countertops, jetted tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet.
A real treat is the vast backyard complete with a redwood deck that extends the back perimeter of the
home with built-in seating to take in the awe-inspiring views. Additionally there are towering trees, a
sparkling pool, ample grassy areas for sports and play, and a four-car garage.
“One must see in person this remarkable property, on a wooded hilltop creek setting, to appreciate this
hidden hideaway like no other in Richardson,” says Tiner.

For additional information or to schedule a private showing, contact Martha Tiner at 214-533-5058 or
martha@daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller & Assoc., an Ebby Halliday Company with five locations,
specializes in marketing Turtle Creek, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood and Kessler Park.
(Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Luxury
Portfolio International, www.luxuryportfolio.com. )

 

Must Have Monday: Stunning Austin stone villa!


 

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Kim and Taylor Gromatzky with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office are pleased to present this Austin stone villa in the popular Briarwood neighborhood of Dallas. 5107 W. Amherst (5107wamherst.daveperrymiller.com), priced at $910,000, is situated on an interior lot in a popular neighborhood near Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. Impressive from start to finish, the home exudes a natural aesthetic with open living areas and warm, neutral finishes. The approximate 4,076-square foot interior with four bedrooms, three full baths and one half-baths, offers a timeless blend of Austin stone, neutral colors, wrought iron chandeliers and warm hardwood floors.

“Walking in through the two story grotto-styled entry gives you the feeling of entering a charming villa, says Kim Gromatzky.”

A two-story entry hall features two art niches and a handsome study to the right.
The main hall leads to the kitchen, breakfast room with banquette and family room, all open to each other. The chef’s kitchen is appointed with granite counters, custom cabinetry, a center island, Viking appliances, butler’s pantry and a breakfast bar. The generous family room with a cozy fireplace and built-
in media cabinet overlooks a professionally landscaped backyard with stacked stone flower beds, outdoor fireplace and arbor-covered patio.

The downstairs master suite contains a sitting area with fireplace, spacious bath with separate vanities, double glass enclosed shower, jetted tub, and his and hers walk-in closets. The second floor houses an oversized, multipurpose gameroom with wetbar, media connections, and three of the bedrooms, one with bath ensuite, and a balcony overlooking the entry. The home’s Briarwood location is convenient to all of the Miracle Mile (Lover’s Lane) restaurants, shops, banking and retail, offering the high walkability rating that neighbors truly enjoy.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Kim Gromatzky, 214-802-5025, kimg@daveperrymiller.com, or Taylor Gromatzky, Taylor@daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, specializing in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and
Luxury Portfolio International, luxuryportfolio.com.

Must Have Monday: A Stunning, Gated Old Preston Hollow Home.


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5549 Falls Road (5549falls.daveperrymiller.com) is a stunning, gated Old Preston Hollow estate home offered by Mark Cain with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office. The property, priced at $3,249,000, encompasses approximately 8,600-square feet with six bedrooms, 6 ½-baths, four living areas and an oversized 3-car attached garage. It will be open this afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Perfect for gracious living and grand-scale entertaining, this spectacular residence showcases sumptuous appointments such as large, open living areas, soaring ceilings, custom millwork, a gourmet kitchen with service area, an amazing master suite and an outdoor oasis not to be missed.

The grand entry is flanked by a formal study and dining room, and flows into the formal living room. High ceilings, stone and wood floors, thick crown moldings and a soothing neutral color palate are featured throughout. The fully-equipped island kitchen and adjacent butler’s pantry are a gourmet’s delight with granite counters, custom cabinetry, a large walk-in pantry, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances including a commercial-grade Wolf range with six-burner gas cooktop and double ovens, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, dual dishwashers, warming drawer, Culligan water purifying system and an ice-maker. The kitchen opens to the cheerful breakfast room and mammoth family room with cathedral beamed ceilings, a warm fireplace, built-ins for home electronics and a large bay window offering views of the pool and grounds.

Also located on the first level are a cozy guest suite and the private owner’s suite with fireplace, sitting area and a spa-like bath with dual vanities, dual water closets, separate shower, jetted tub and a large walk-in closet.

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Dave Perry Miller & Associates is a premiere residential real estate firm with five locations that specialize in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. For more information on luxury living, please contact Dave Perry Miller & Associates at 214-369-6000. Also visit daveperrymiller.com/blog for the latest news in Dallas real estate.

Get the Most Out of Your Kitchen!


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Organization, decor, and storage seem to be the hallmarks of beautiful and functional kitchens. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you know that pleasing aesthetics and the right organization make all the difference in the world. If you’re still trying to achieve the perfect balance of beauty and function in your kitchen we’ve got three great links to share with you.

Check out this list of 23 Kitchen Organization and Storage Tips. From under the sink storage to pantry organization, this list is the ultimate guide no matter what size or type of kitchen you have. Our favorite? The fabulous in-drawer organization that is tip #9.

If you’re lacking shelf space in your kitchen or pantry, see this easy step-by-step for DIY Floating Shelves. The guide is for a laundry room, but we think it would be perfect for almost any area where you need a little extra shelf space.

We love all the ideas in this piece for 10 Unexpected Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen. There’s so much to be inspired by in the kitchen, so why not make your decor one of them? With these ideas you’ll add pops of color and give your kitchen a breath of fresh air that might just inspire you to whip up some new favorite dishes.

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Dave Perry Miller & Associates is a premiere residential real estate firm with five locations that specialize in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. For more information on luxury living, please contact Dave Perry Miller & Associates at 214-369-6000. Also visit daveperrymiller.com/blog for the latest news in Dallas real estate.