CC Allen’s Strait Lane listing Is the Epitome of Luxury


The Strait Lane Estates neighborhood of Preston Hollow is where you’ll find some of our city’s largest and most established residences. All are sited on generous parcels of land, and many are set back from the road, immersed by design in the area’s gorgeous topography. Estates east of Strait Lane and west of Inwood, have the added advantage of being along the lush Bachman Creek. 4949 Calleja Way is one such estate. CC Allen is representing the seller of this 12,234 square foot residence, which is listed at $10,000,000. It includes formal living and dining rooms, great room, family room, six bedrooms, eight full and two half bathrooms, media room, wine room, play room, finished basement, loggia, pool and more.

Tucked away on a cul-de-sac we’d venture to say you probably didn’t even know was there, the home boasts a grand entrance, giving you some idea of what’s to come.

Custom iron gates, stone and iron fencing, and herringbone-pattern Texas limestone surface with stone insets, set the tone for what's to come at 4949 Calleja Way
Custom iron gates, stone and iron fencing, and herringbone-pattern Texas limestone surface with stone insets, set the tone for what’s to come at 4949 Calleja Way.

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The front circle drive has a stone fountain, plus there's additional parking and a secluded drive around to the five-car garage and exterior entrance to the quarters of 4949 Calleja Way.
The front circle drive has a stone fountain, plus there’s additional parking and a secluded drive around to the five-car garage and exterior entrance to the quarters of 4949 Calleja Way.

The home’s Larry Boerder design seamlessly accommodates the gentle gradations of the heavily treed lot. The residence was built in 1999 by the incomparable Cy Barcus, and the landscaping was expertly installed by Harold Leidner — a proper tribute to the natural elements already in place.

“The home is a masterful achievement in architectural and interior design,” CC says. “Its refined and gracious ambiance makes it well-suited for sophisticated entertaining, yet it’s also warm and unpretentious, and perfect for family living.”

Moving inside, the sheer luxuriousness of the interior is almost overwhelming but quickly transitions to awe-inspiring. The finish out is extravagant, as you would expect: cross-cut travertine, marble, limestone, quarter-sawn white oak, maple, mahogany and cherry are used extensively throughout. And Becky Wiggins did justice to these foundational materials by adding impeccable choices for the interior.

Beautiful views are the hallmark of the two-story home. Each room has been thoughtfully envisioned to frame the lush outdoors through custom windows and doors. At the  far end of the foyer are arched French doors with views of the stone loggia and the wooded creek. Wide door openings on either side, framed in custom moldings, lead to the formal dining room, the great room and the drawing room.

The two-story foyer features polished marble and cross-cut travertine flooring, a circular stone stairway, custom iron balusters with gilded sunflower motif, and maple handrails and stair treads.
The two-story foyer features polished marble and cross-cut travertine flooring, a circular stone stairway, custom iron balusters with gilded sunflower motif, and maple handrails and stair treads.
The dining room overlooks the front fountain and boasts a fireplace with unusual Symphony quartz insert, herringbone-patterned maple flooring, and crystal chandelier.
The dining room overlooks the front fountain and boasts a fireplace with unusual Symphony quartz insert, herringbone-patterned maple flooring, and crystal chandelier.
The two-story great room has a maple ceiling, a stone fireplace, custom moldings and French doors opening on to the stone loggia in back and the covered porch in front.
The two-story great room has a maple ceiling, a stone fireplace, custom moldings and French doors opening on to the stone loggia in back and the covered porch in front.

The heart of the home, the kitchen, is fully appointed to impress even the most experienced of chefs.

Two granite islands, one with a breakfast counter, offer additional storage and power, while rich cherry cabinetry, windows and ceiling beams lend warmth to the room. Built-in appliances include Viking gas stove with 8-burner cooktop and griddle, copper commercial vent, three ovens, two dishwashers, and separate SubZero refrigerator and freezer.
Two granite islands, one with a breakfast counter, offer additional storage and power, while rich cherry cabinetry, windows and ceiling beams lend warmth to the room. Built-in appliances include Viking gas stove with 8-burner cooktop and griddle, copper commercial vent, three ovens, two dishwashers, and separate SubZero refrigerator and freezer.

Beautifully ensconced on the first floor, the spectacular master bedroom suite is the ultimate private retreat.

The 27' x 20' master suite is characterized by maple flooring, a stone fireplace and sitting area with bay window. The latter overlooks the backyard.
The 27′ x 20′ master suite is characterized by maple flooring, a stone fireplace and sitting area with bay window. The latter overlooks the backyard.
Cherry and glass cabinets in the dressing area and an exercise room help put this master suite over the top.
Cherry and glass cabinets in the dressing area and an exercise room help put this master suite over the top.
Heated floors, soaring ceilings, marble steam shower and more make this master bath a comforting place to retreat.
Heated floors, soaring ceilings, marble steam shower and more make this master bath a haven within the home.

The finished basement is well-equipped for adult play time with a tasting room and 1,000+ wine bottle storage closet, a card room and a media room. An elevator services this floor as well as the other two.

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Upstairs, a playroom and four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms create a sanctuary for children or guests.

The playroom has a large window seat with a backyard view and a full bath.
The playroom has a large window seat with a backyard view and a full bath.
The breathtaking view from one of the upstairs bedrooms includes the poolscape and the creek.
The breathtaking view from one of the upstairs bedrooms includes the poolscape with gazebo, the creek and the expansive grounds.
The exterior kitchen features built-in grill and smoking equipment, a stainless steel sink and easy access to the kitchen and breakfast room.
The exterior kitchen features built-in grill and smoking equipment, a stainless steel sink and easy access to the kitchen and breakfast room.
The stone loggia can be accessed from the master suite and features buttressed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace.
The stone loggia can be accessed from the master suite and features buttressed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace.

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The quarters (not shown) have a full kitchen, living area, a generous bedroom,  large closet, and a laundry area, and are well-situated with easy access to the upstairs bedrooms, the pool area and the garage.  They also have their own outside entrance.

For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact CC Allen at  (214)912-8326 or email CC@CCAllen.cc. You can also find additional details here.

 

Ponder & Ponder List a Lakewood Original


One of Dallas’ oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods, Lakewood, was established in 1882, only a few decades after the city itself was founded. Many current residents are the third, fourth, even fifth generation in their family to live in the area.  In addition to the obvious reasons of “lake” and “wood,” people stay because of its distinctive neighborhood character. Character such as is found in 6709 Lakewood Boulevard.  Homes here are extremely well maintained and while virtually unchanged on the outside — save new landscaping, a new coat of paint or late model cars in the driveway — they have been brought up to date on the inside. Margaret Ponder and Evelyn Ponder, of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Ponder & Ponder Group, have listed this 1926 beauty and are thrilled not only to showcase it to the world, but to help this Lakewood home for sale find its next owner. One who will appreciate its past and usher it into the future with care and great integrity.

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Just say “I live in a Dines & Kraft home,” and you have instant cachet in Lakewood circles. Albert Dines and Lee Kraft left their mark on the area, building solid, distinctive, quality single-family residences back in the ’20s and ’30s. 6709 Lakewood Boulevard is a testament to their craftsmanship and still bears many of the hallmarks that make those homes instantly recognizable: stained glass, tile roofs, thick hardwood floors, ornate millwork, arched pass-throughs and more.

It’s not often photos of the original construction are available, but the current owners were in possession of them, and they help tell the home’s story in a way that doesn’t need words.

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Dines and Kraft home at 6709 Lakewood Blvd, in 1926 and today, is listed by the Ponder & Ponder Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.
Dines and Kraft home at 6709 Lakewood Blvd, in 1926 and today, is listed by the Ponder & Ponder Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Of course, through the years the neighborhood has grown up around the home. It’s not uncommon to see couples out walking their dogs in the evening, or families riding bikes together.  Where once upon a time, you probably had to drive a bit for commerce, now you can walk to shopping, including Whole Foods, to the great schools, and of course, to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum.

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On approach, the authentic Italian Ludowici tile roof really captures your attention. It is made to last 100 years, and each tile bears a stamp to verify it was handmade in Rome.

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Inside, the home features an open floor plan, perfect for entertaining many guests, with a flow that works well  for a family.

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The spacious Chef’s kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances including a Thermador stainless steel gas range and two convection ovens. And the large island is an ideal gathering spot for family and friends.

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The guest quarters, set atop a two-car garage, are 550 square feet with a full bath and hardwood floors. Other features of note: the home’s HVAC system was recently upgraded to a Trane High Efficiency, 20 seer variable speed A/C  and heat exchange. And  the mature trees are properly armored and on a vitamin regimen.

6709 Lakewood Blvd is currently listed at $1,389,000. For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact Ponder & Ponder: Margaret Ponder at 214-803-6002/mponder@daveperrymiller.com or Evelyn Ponder at 214-535-8170/eponder@daveperrymiller.com.

 

Quist reigns Ritz-Carlton with Record Sale


In real estate circles, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Sharon Quist is known as “Queen of the Ritz.” With excellent reason. It all started in 2004, when she became the 5th person to reserve a unit at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas (pre-completion), then sold another 13 units by move-in day in 2008. She has more than 140 Ritz transactions under her stylish belt today, and is the all-time leader in sales there.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Agent Sharon Quist leads her peers in sales volume at both the The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas and in Area 17 (Downtown, Uptown, Oak Lawn/Turtle Creek)
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Agent Sharon Quist leads her peers in sales volume at both the The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas and in Area 17 (Downtown, Uptown, Oak Lawn/Turtle Creek)
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The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

As of last week, Sharon has further cemented her legendary status. A recent company announcement lauded her sale of the Ritz-Carlton Penthouse. She and Kathy H. Myers were the Listing Agents, and Sharon was on the other side of the table, too, bringing the buyer.  The 5,666 square foot full-floor unit was listed at $7,500,000. It sold for the highest price per square foot of any condo or high rise ever sold in Dallas MLS.

Of her own high-rise experiences, Quist reflects, “The camaraderie, convenience, walkability and seamless lifestyle has made me an urban living devotee. I want others to know this for themselves. That’s why this job is perfect for me!”

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The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

Sharon has been #1 in MLS sales volume for condos and high rises in all of Dallas and in Area 17 (includes Downtown, Uptown and Oak Lawn/Turtle Creek) for three years running now: 2014, 2015 and 2016 YTD. From January of this year to the end of September, she has sold almost $24 million, accounting for 3% of total market share by herself. Her contributions have also boosted Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s market share by volume in Area 17 to almost 21% — that’s double the share of either of the firm’s closest competitors.

Icing on the cake: since the company announcement was made last week, Sharon has closed a $1,800,000 unit and listed another for $4.1 million. It’s good to be queen!

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The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

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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Redd Offers University Park Home with Relaxed Hill Country Vibe


Stunning style steps forward in this Hill Country-inspired modern beauty built by Todd James. Offered for $1,995,000 by Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this home for sale in Dallas at 2708 Stanford (2708stanford.daveperrymiller.com) boasts 5,335 square feet that include a formal dining room, study, great room, five bedrooms (each with their own bathroom), two half baths, gourmet kitchen, game room, and two-car garage.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

“This home really offers the best of indoor-outdoor living,” says Redd. “The natural materials and artisan finishes complement all the beautiful windows and French doors that connect the interior to nature.”

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Stone, rustic beams, and an inviting front patio shaded by mature trees reflect the relaxed elegance of this unique home.  Inside, a bright entry opens to a chic dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows that infuse the space with soft natural light, while offering views of the front lawn. Across the way, a refined study features handsome custom bookshelves and oversized French doors that open to the front patio. An office conveniently tucked inside the study keeps work out of sight.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

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Just beyond, hand-hewn ceiling beams and a statuesque stone fireplace flanked by custom display cabinetry add character to great room. Three sets of French doors open to the covered back patio and lawn for easy al fresco relaxing and entertaining. A breakfast bar connects the great room to the large eat-in kitchen outfitted with sleek cabinetry, huge island, marble countertops, stone backsplash, professional-grade stainless appliances, and access to the back stairway.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Upstairs, a vaulted, beamed ceiling adorns the bright and luxurious master suite with a sitting area and treetop views. The spa-inspired master bath is well-appointed with separate his-and-her vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower and two walk-in closets.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Four additional bedroom suites with beautifully finished bathrooms, along with a spacious game room, offer plenty of room for children and guests.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Outdoors, a covered blue-stone patio boasts a grilling station and stone fireplace perfect for autumn evenings, while the large fenced-in grassy lawn is perfect for kids and pets.

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For more information or to schedule a viewing of this HPISD home, please contact Sharon Redd at (469)835-5363 or sharon@daveperrymiller.com.

Sack Brings M-Streets Expertise to Heather Guild Group


Extensive market knowledge, impeccable customer service and skilled negotiating… the Heather Guild Group at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (Lakewood Office) takes pride in advocating for their clients using these advantages, which has shaped the team into a dominant force in East Dallas Real Estate. And with the addition of Amy Sack (formerly of the firm’s Preston Center Office) this month, the Heather Guild Group is poised to grow even stronger.

From left to right, Haley Wagstaff, Heather Guild, Skylar Champion and newest Heather Guild Group member, Amy Sack.
From left to right, Haley Wagstaff, Heather Guild, Skylar Champion and newest Heather Guild Group member, Amy Sack.

“We’ve found that our clients appreciate the local connections and resources we bring to each transaction,” Guild says. “By living in the neighborhoods we serve, we’re able to provide the market knowledge that sets us apart.  As an M-Streets resident and Stonewall Jackson Elementary parent, Amy rounds out that unique perspective for the team.”  

With a corporate background in digital marketing, most recently for Yahoo, Sack has a solid understanding of the tools available to promote a home, along with an incredible work ethic. That ethic also extends to her personal undertakings, as she spends a considerable amount of time volunteering at her kids’ school.  

“Teaming up with the Heather Guild Group was a natural fit for me,” Sack says. “We have shared values, a commitment to local schools, a focus on customer service and a  love of Lakewood and all of East Dallas, that bond us together. Aligning with them gives me an edge, and I believe my unique skills and experience give the team one, too.”

The members of the  Heather Guild Group, which includes Heather Guild, Skylar Sutton Champion and Haley Wagstaff, have most recently been named among the Top 25 Producers in East Dallas by the Lakewood Advocate and the Lake Highlands Advocate, and a Top Producer/D Best Real Estate Agent by D Magazine.  

For more information on the Heather Guild Group, please email hello@heatherguildgroup.com or visit HeatherGuildGroup.com.

Mercer, Elliott & Elliott Group Market Yoakum-Designed Home


This Hal O. Yoakum-designed home is quintessential “Highland Park.” Situated on a prime lot shaded by mature trees, the Austin stone two-story, built in 1949, is also in pristine condition thanks to exceptional care. Newly priced at $4,200,000 by Mary Lou Mercer and Paige Elliott of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 4272 Bordeaux Ave. (4272bordeaux.daveperrymiller.com) features formal living and dining rooms, family room, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, a sparkling pool, pool house and two-car garage.

4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
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4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000

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“This home really reflects a refinement and classicism that is synonymous with Highland Park,” Mercer says. “Each room is an elegant and spacious backdrop for everyday living and for creating memories with family and friends.”

A bright foyer is flanked by formals perfectly suited for entertaining. The expansive living room is large enough to accommodate several seating areas. A fireplace with marble surround and carved mantle creates a lovely focal point, while windows fill the room with soft natural light and offer views of the front lawn and backyard pool. The equally gracious dining room features the same custom moldings and large windows with views of the grounds.

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A beamed ceiling, fireplace, and custom bookcases lend character to the comfortable family room. French doors open to a blue-stone patio and pool area. The adjacent kitchen is bright and spacious with high-end stainless steel appliances, island, built-in desk, and a casual dining area next to the butler’s pantry.

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The large upstairs master suite is a serene oasis accessed by a private hallway with built-ins. Illuminated by soft natural light, it includes a generous sitting areas and master bath with dual vanities and a glass shower. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are also upstairs.

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Outdoors, an inviting pool area is perfect for entertaining, while the large grassy lawn provides plenty of space for children and pets to play. The pool house behind the garage features a full bath and extra storage.

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For more information or to request a showing, contact Mary Lou at (214)502-4332/maryloumercer@daveperrymiller.com or Paige at (214)478-9544/elliott@daveperrymiller.com.

 

Forke, Shindler Offer Taste of Cape Cod in Dallas


This stunning Cape Cod two-story is an uncommon oasis in the heart of Dallas. As you pull into the driveway of 8206 Inwood Road, marketed for $2,865,000 by  J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler, any visual or audible reminders you’re in a bustling city begin to fade into the background.

This completely re-imagined home melds the charm of its original 1941 structure with renovated and expanded spaces (more than 60% of the home is new) designed for the most discerning taste. The current owners spent over two and a half years working very closely with architect/builder Chad Dorsey of More+Design Build creating a special place that not only fit their growing family’s needs but also built a home that reminded them of their Massachusetts’ roots. With its bleached hardwood flooring, beamed ceilings and walls of glass overlooking lush, three-quarter-acre grounds, the Inwood Road estate includes formals, great room, library, four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, chef’s kitchen, game room, guest house, screened, pool, three-car garage, storm shelter and guest house.

“The original 2,500 square-foot residence was taken down to the studs,” Shindler says. “More+Design reconfigured it into this spectacular home now boasting 6,937 square feet.”

“Because it was completed in 2014, it really is like a new home,” Forke adds.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000
8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

A crushed granite motor court welcomes guests to a gracious entry. Inside, the bright foyer is flanked by chic living and dining rooms washed in natural light and perfect for elegant gatherings with family and friends.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

With its beamed ceilings, shimmering fireplace, six iron orb chandeliers, and a wall of French doors that open to the outdoors, the dramatic great room is sublime. An expansive center island gracefully connects the room with an open gourmet kitchen outfitted with classic white cabinetry and countertops, and artisan tile. An enormous walk-in pantry, two Miele dishwashers, and professional Viking and Sub-Zero appliances make the kitchen truly chef-worthy.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

The downstairs master wing is a luxe retreat with more than 1,160 square feet, and includes a sitting area with fireplace and bath overlooking a private garden. Upstairs, a game room with full en suite bath is perfect for a fifth bedroom, media room or nanny’s quarters.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

Outdoors, a screened-in porch with grilling station and fireplace offers views of the back lawn, pool and spa. The 1,000-square-foot guest house features a living room with fireplace and cathedral ceilings.

For more information, contact J.L. Forke at (214)695-8255/jlforke@daveperrymiller.com or Jennifer Shindler at (214)215-5181/jennifershindler@daveperrymiller.com.

Forke, Shindler’s Vaquero Club Listing is a Trip to Wine Country


The rolling hills and mature trees that characterize the Vaquero Estates make the development seem as if it’s nestled in the country rather than the middle of two major cities.  Perhaps that’s why a home in this gated golf community is so coveted by discerning business executives, celebrities and professional athletes. The French Provencal estate located at 2252 King Fisher Drive (2252KingFisherDrive.com), is the epitome of laid-back luxury, and is offered for $5,750,000 by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“The home sits on 3.8 acres and can’t be seen from the street,” J.L. Forke says. “A gated, winding drive meanders through roses and mature trees. With native grasses, wildflower fields and perennial gardens planted with 2,500 tulips and daffodils, exploring the grounds feels like a day trip to the wine country.”

The sellers worked with architect and builder Aaron Angle for two years to curate this timeless masterpiece. Inspired by homes in Southern France, it is adorned with 200-year-old French antique tile floors and five artisan-crafted fireplaces. Within its 10,572 square-foot interior are four living areas, five bedrooms, five full baths, media room and a five-car garage. An elevator accesses the underground wine grotto with a copper bar, fireplace and a lounge perfect for after-dinner gatherings.

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2252 King Fisher Drive is offered by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $5,750,000.

“Residents will also enjoy relaxing and entertaining outdoors,” Jennifer Shindler says. “The outdoor living room and kitchen features a fireplace along with views of the resort-style pool, terrace, huge lawn with Bocce Ball court, and more.”

2252 King Fisher Drive is offered by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $5,750,000.
2252 King Fisher Drive is offered by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $5,750,000.

Vaquero has a 24-hour guarded gate and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course and club that offers dining, a spa and gym, pool and fishing lake.

Parents have their choice of Keller ISD or the public charter school Westlake Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School serving K-12 students. Children living in Westlake who wish to attend the academy are granted automatic admission, bypassing a waiting list of nearly 2,000 students vying for one of the highly coveted spots.

For additional information on 2252 King Fisher Drive or to schedule a showing, contact J.L. Forke at (214)695-8255/jlforke@daveperrymiller.com or Jennifer Shindler at (214)215-5181/jennifershindler@daveperrymiller.com.

 

 

Agents Hear Good News from Ebby CFO, Downtown Update from President/CEO of Downtown Dallas, Inc.


When is status quo ever a good thing in business?  When your firm’s “more of the same” looks like “continuous growth and change,” that’s when!

And so Ebby Halliday, Inc., CFO Ron Burgert started yesterday’s quarterly Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate meeting by telling his audience of agents, things were looking “status quo.”

Ebby Halliday, Inc. CFO Ron Burgert brings agents up to speed on Q1 results
Ebby Halliday, Inc. CFO Ron Burgert brings agents up to speed on Q1 results

“Over the past six months, the firm has seen an 8% gain year-over-year in sales volume, and units sold are up more than 9%,” Burgert said. “No small wonder, when 1,000 people a day are moving into Texas.”

The forecast looks strong well into next year, he also predicted. Hardly status quo in the typical sense, and yet very much “status quo” for this dynamic Ebby company!

Up next was John Crawford, President and CEO of Downtown Dallas, Inc., a private non-profit organization serving as the primary advocate and champion for Downtown. Crawford spent his time encouraging the group by citing dream after impossible dream that has been realized in our beloved city. He started with an anthemic video entitled “A City Is a Poem,” which artfully captured how much Dallas has changed.

John Crawford. President and CEO of DowntownDallas, Inc., speaks to Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents at their quarterly meeting
John Crawford. President and CEO of DowntownDallas, Inc., speaks to Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents at their quarterly meeting

“We have successfully transitioned from a one-dimensional central business district to a multidimensional “Live, Work, Play” community, in every sense of the phrase,” Crawford said.

And he should know. He has served on the planning committee since its inception more than 30 years ago, so he has witnessed firsthand and been a critical player in how Downtown Dallas has blossomed — seemingly overnight to anyone still saddled with the misguided perception that nothing’s going on down there.

Today it’s is the only true urban center in North Texas, Crawford continued.

“Every possible existing building has been adapted for residential living — some 10,000 people now live Downtown — and we’re at a point where all that’s left to do is build. The demand will certainly support this,” Crawford said. (See Burgert’s jaw-dropping relocation statistic above.)

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents gather for their quarterly breakfast meeting at the Dallas Country Club
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents gather for their quarterly breakfast meeting at the Dallas Country Club

Since 2007, $5 billion has been invested in Downtown, he continued, and $3 billion more will be spent over the next five years. Within the 15 neighborhoods that make up the area, more than 90 developments are currently underway, including 5,000 residential units to be added, plus 60 restaurants and 40 parks and greenspaces/plazas. The current residential inventory is 90% leased. Staggering!

Areas for improvement, he added, include walkability, car/bike sharing programs and convention business. DART has played a huge role in making life without a car even a consideration – it’s now the largest light rail network in North America. And Downtown already has 70 bike racks to help make the bike-share idea come to pass. ZipCar is already here, but could be doing better. Crawford also indicated that if the bullet train to Houston raises full funding, the station would be just south of Downtown – another coup for the city. Convention Center improvements would also further enhance our economy, and are in the works.

“All in all, there’s much to be proud of,” Crawford said. “We’ve made a lot of progress on our strategic plan, but there will always be more to do.”

Ebby CEO Mary Frances Burleson concluded the meeting with an anecdote from a recent trip. At a recent Realty Alliance gathering, she said brokers from across the country expressed their envy of us and our relocation business.

“It’s a great time to live in Dallas. We all need to keep planning ahead, just like John and his team have done, and we’ll be alright.”