As Seen In Grand Vie Spring 2013: Let’s Get Tropical


The following properties were featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Grand Vie magazine in a special section about second home opportunities in tropical locations. The section was written by Dallas real estate blogger Candy Evans.

A second home in the tropics is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the small pleasures of life, and create generational memories. Whether you’re looking a private island paradise off Florida’s sunset coast, an elegant Caribbean-style villa overlooking Saint Barts’ bay of St. John in the French West Indies, or a signature home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point, California, the latest issue of Grand Vie magazine offers an array of second-home options that will suit every want and need. To learn more about buying an exceptional tropical property, click here. Below are just a few of the luxury second home opportunities featured in the spring issue of Grand Vie:

LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA  I  $29,500,000
Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Michael Saunders & Company
A private island paradise off Florida’s sunset coast, Little Bokeelia offers more than 100 acres of majestic tropical living. From the Spanish-style estate home to the old Florida village a short stroll away, peace and serenity await from the moment you step off your boat. Whether your desire is to spend the days swimming in the gracious pool, walking the nature trail, sunning on the beach, or playing a leisurely game of tennis, you are sure to find your own adventure and magic amid the tropical tranquility.

To learn more, click here.

SAINT BARTS, FRENCH WEST INDIES  I  $9,140,149
Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Sibarth Real Estate
An elegant Caribbean-style villa, La Route du Rhum overlooks the bay of Saint Jean and features views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islets. This traditional-style home creates a relaxing, timeless atmosphere ideal for a romantic getaway or the entire family. Spend your days relaxing in the multiple lounge areas around the infinity pool or exploring the surrounding tropical gardens. Due to the property’s unique quality and style, it has been featured in the book Barry Dixon Interiors and was the October 2010 cover story of Coastal Living magazine.

To learn more, click here.

DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA  I  $7,995,000
Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member First Team Estates
This new-construction signature home overlooks the Pacific Ocean in the guarded and gated oceanfront community of The Strand at Headlands. The 6,200-square-foot home has a circular staircase, a library with a private courtyard, a spacious gourmet kitchen, a wine cooler, and a lighting, security and audio/video package. Outside are a beautiful resort-style pool and deck area with spectacular ocean views, multiple gathering and lounging areas, a summer room with a fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and pizza oven across from an infinity-edge pool and spa.

To learn more, click here.

Comprised of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, the Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be the exclusive North Texas affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International.  The company is also the luxury market leader in North Texas, selling more homes priced at $1 million and above than any other broker.

Grand Vie Spring 2013 Has Arrived!


Stanley Marcus once said, “I have the simplest taste. I am only satisfied with the best.”

If you’re looking for the best, the spring edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living will make the list. Arriving this week, our 10th edition of this beautiful luxury-home publication is filled with some of the best properties currently on the market – both locally and far away.

On the cover and inside this edition you’ll discover some of North Texas’ most-exceptional home-buying opportunities. In addition you’ll be taken on a tour – as only Candy Evans can – of beautiful tropical destinations with luxurious second homes available through our exclusive membership in Luxury Portfolio International®. Travel to a Hawaiian estate in Kauai complete with two waterfalls, which served as the setting for several movies, including Jurassic Park, and an exceptional property located atop one of the highest peaks in fashionable St. Barts.

Speaking of Hollywood, don’t miss the feature on highlighting the Cochran Chapel contemporary seen by the millions of viewers of the new “Dallas” TV series. And LUXETRENDS® returns featuring some of the latest and greatest modernisms, including a 3D desktop printer – it’s a game changer.

Properties represented by Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates receive the very best exposure offline and online through targeted luxury marketing, customized apps available for iPhones® and Droids; and globally through Luxury Portfolio International®. Additionally, all luxury properties represented by the Ebby Halliday Companies are now featured in Asia through www.OKAY.com, which sounds like “home” in Cantonese, bringing buyers from Asia-Pacific Markets. LuxuryPortfolio.com continues its leading position; with monthly site visits exceeding 200,000 and a total luxury housing inventory exceeding $43 billion.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Grand Vie, and, like Mr. Marcus, only settle for the best!

To see the full magazine online, visit grandviemagazine.com.

The Biggest ‘Dallas’ Episode Ever?


Millions of viewers will tune in tonight to “Dallas” to pay tribute to the man who became one of the city’s most-recognizable symbols. Larry Hagman starred in an astonishing 356 episodes with the original primetime version of “Dallas” – and that doesn’t even count the follow-up television movies or the recent TNT sequel series. Hagman’s portrayal of the scheming oil patriarch J.R. Ewing is considered one of the all-time great television performances.

Rumor has it that tonight’s full episode will eulogize the character of J.R. Ewing and the lasting legacy of Larry Hagman after the talented actor’s untimely death this past November. The episode, set to air at 8 p.m. on TNT, will likely feature appearances from other Dallas stars both past and present.

Just this past Tuesday, another Dallas star, the First Lady of Real Estate, Ebby Halliday, celebrated her 102nd birthday at the legendary Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing clan. And, many of you will remember that the Dave Perry-Miller & Associates-listed contemporary residence at 4130 Cochran Chapel Road in beautiful Bluffview recently played host to the cast of “Dallas.” You can learn more about this exceptional property on Pages 10-11, as well as Page 75, of the brand-new spring 2013 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine.

Grand Vie features the luxury listings of The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates. The magazine is direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area three times a year. It’s the only in-house luxury-home magazine in North Texas with extensive distribution and, more importantly, an established reputation for featuring the most luxurious homes currently for sale. In addition to many of North Texas’ finest listings, the spring 2012 edition features second homes associated with The Ebby Halliday Companies’ luxury marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International, in tropical locales around the world.

We hope you’ll take time to enjoy the newest Grand Vie – but please don’t forget to stock up on tissues before you tune in tonight to say goodbye to the iconic J.R. Ewing.