Smart Tech Gifts For The Home


The countdown to finding the perfect gift this holiday season is coming short. If you’re still in the market for that one unique gift, a new gadget for the home is ideal for anyone on your list that wants a tech upgrade in a room or two.

We’ve gathered a list of hot tech products that could modernize any home.

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Dyson Pure Hot+Cool HP04 purifying heater + fan | $669.99

 

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Meural Smart Digital Canvas | $595

 

 

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Arlo Pro 3 Security Camera System | $499.99

 

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Hobot Window Cleaning Robot | $499

 

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Sonos Smart Speaker | $399

 

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Coravin Model Two Wine System | $299.95

 

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Furbo Dog Camera | $249

Father’s Day Gift Finds Dad Will Love


With Father’s Day right around the corner, don’t miss out on providing something a little extra this year. To really light up dad’s eyes, we’ve chosen five gifts he will enjoy.

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Dunhill Hampstead Leather Travel Bag | $1,795

Whether on a business trip or a quick weekend getaway, this perfect duffel ensures the perfect experience. Let dad travel in style this year with an elegant leather bag from Alfred Dunhill.

 

 

 

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Conquer a true classic with a bright and bold acrylic chess set. This set makes for a perfect permanent display in any man-cave, or ready to play on a cocktail table.

 

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Uncommon Goods Personalized Whiskey Barrel | $85-$200

For many, the perfect remedy after a long day at the office is a nice glass of whiskey on the rocks. With this miniature, personalized oak barrel that ages spirits to peak flavor, offer dad a personal spin to his favorite whiskey brand.

 

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Black-Handled BBQ Set with Storage Case | $129.95

It might be time to retire old, worn-out grilling accessories. This tool set includes a two-prong fork, spatula, tongs, a basting brush and, not to mention, a durable steel case. After all, the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Let dad grill in style.

 

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Art of Shaving Full Size Kit with Pure Shaving Brush | $120

Shaving can be tedious. Spice up the experience with a full-size kit of handcrafted accessories and quality ingredients that makes the entire shaving process an enjoyable and seamless one.

Lakefront Condominium Conveniently Located Near Restaurants and Movies


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If you want to enjoy lakefront views without worrying about the upkeep of a yard, you need to see the condominium at 2170 Portofino Drive in Rockwall. Roya Daugherty of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Preston Center Office is marketing the property for $415,000. It will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The open floor plan in this 2,180-square-foot Mediterranean unit, which was built in 2008, includes three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half-bath. The first room you’ll enter after the tiled foyer is the kitchen, which boasts granite counter tops, stainless-steel appliances, and blond wood cabinets that offer ample storage.

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The longest of the kitchen’s counters sits beneath a large pass-through that makes it easy to serve guests in the elegant dining room. Gorgeous hardwood floors meld the dining area with the living room, which gets tons of natural light thanks to two walls full of windows.

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Just outside the living room is a covered patio with enough space for a dining table and chairs. The patio’s ceiling fan will keep you cool as you enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Ray Hubbard. There’s nothing between the patio and the shoreline but an expanse of green grass.

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The spacious, carpeted master suite also offers views of the lake. Of course, plenty of water is easily accessible within the suite; the master bathroom features a jetted tub plus a glass-enclosed shower. There’s also his and hers vanities and two walk-in closets.

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In addition to the two other bedrooms, the condo also includes a study and a large utility room with built-in cabinets and enough space for a full-size washer and full-size dryer.

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The Water’s Edge on Lake Ray Hubbard is a gated community, so your privacy will be protected. You’ll get two garage spaces for your vehicles, and the pool offers plenty of deck space for enjoying a good book while sunbathing. The Harbor entertainment complex — which features restaurants, a cinema, and free concerts during the summer — is just steps away.

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To schedule a private showing, contact Roya Daugherty at 214-543-3292 or royadaugherty5@gmail.com.

Must-Have Monday: A Touch of Texas Hill Country Style


 

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Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Chris Hickman and John C. Weber of the Hickman + Weber Group present a touch of Texas Hill Country style in this traditional home on a half-acre landscaped lot.  10817 Saint Michaels (10817saintmichaels.daveperrymiller.com), marketed for $1,290,000, is conveniently located near freeways, premier schools, restaurants and shopping.  This two-story new construction encompasses more than 5,500 square feet of open living with four bedrooms, five full + two-half baths, formal dining room, two living areas, study, media room and an oversized three-car garage.  This distinctive property is open today from 2 to 4 p.m.

Quality craftsmanship is evidenced from the gleaming, hand-scraped hardwoods and crown molding to the wide, curved archways, numerous built-ins and granite countertops seen throughout the home.  Upon entering, you are greeted by the formal dining room on your right and the study, complete with custom built-ins, on your left.

Continuing through the home is the oversized living area with a fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking a considerable covered patio and beautiful backyard.  The living area is open to the kitchen and breakfast area. The kitchen features granite countertops, a large center island and Viking stainless steel appliances including two gas ranges, dual dishwashers and a side-by-side refrigerator.  Adjacent to the kitchen is the mudroom with stained wood built-ins and a full-size laundry room.

The master suite and guest bedroom are downstairs. The enormous master suite provides access to the backyard, dual bathroom suites and two, sizable walk-in closets. The master bath is complete with a separate vanity area, luxury double roll top bath and adjoining large shower area with travertine tiles.

The second floor contains an immense living area with a wet bar and wine cellar; a media room and two secondary bedrooms.

The expansive backyard is perfect for relaxing, as well as outdoor entertaining.  A generous covered patio with masonry fireplace and television wiring, mature trees, vast lawn, stone walkways and an iron security gate comprise this wonderful space.  There is also a rear, three-car detached garage.

For additional information or to schedule a private showing, contact John C. Weber at 214.679.2427 or hickmanweber@daveperrymiller.com.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, specializing in the key areas of 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: Charles Gregory’s Preston Hollow Masterpiece


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Charles Gregory with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office is pleased to present 5138 Deloache (5138deloache.daveperrymiller.com), priced at $7,995,000.  Set back from the street, this exceptional gated estate in Old Preston Hollow offers approximately 11,000 square feet of gracious living space on an expansive 1.4-acre lot. Extensively renovated in 2008 by Cole Smith, the home comprises six bedrooms, seven full and two- half baths, four living areas, two kitchens, library, study, media room, activities room, wine cellar and a tasting room.

“The impeccable attention to detail and quality is immediately apparent upon entering this incomparable Georgian residence,” says Gregory.  The entry hall, with its elegant curving staircase, has an antique limestone floor from Paris Ceramics.  Beveled glass French doors open to exquisite public spaces on either side.

The 33-foot formal living room boasts crown molding, custom millwork, lighted bookcases, hardwood floors and a commanding fireplace.  A paneled library is adjacent through French doors.
The classically elegant dining room is adorned with hand-painted DeGournay wall panels in an historic Chinese garden motif.  A formal breakfast room features a large bay window with stunning views of the massive south lawn and its majestic Red Oaks.

The chef’s kitchen provides Carrera marble and stainless appliances, separate Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, refrigerator drawers, commercial-grade gas range with double ovens and dual dishwashers.  The adjacent butler’s pantry has ample Pacific cloth storage, china and crystal display, a warming drawer and the second of the two dishwashers.

The family keeping room has a vaulted ceiling, painted raised paneling, fireplace and French doors leading to the brick terrace, outdoor living area and pool with spa.

A study with bookcases, maid’s room with private bath and side entry, large laundry room, pool bath and a snack bar complete the first floor.  There is an attached, temperature-controlled, two-car garage with storage above.

The master is large with generous seating areas, a fireplace and a well-appointed closet with multiple built-ins and glass-front cabinetry.  The master bath has an over-sized walk in shower, dual vanities, Jacuzzi tub, heated floors and Carrera marble. Three additional bedroom suites are also included on the second floor.

A large additional bedroom suite is accessed by a private staircase.

The sub-level of this remarkable home contains a massive family room, an adjacent caterer’s kitchen, media room, walk-in, temperature-controlled wine cellar with a separate wine tasting/dining room, large activities room and a powder bath.  An elevator services all three levels of the main house.

A 1,350-square foot guest apartment is located above the oversized three-plus car garage.

“No detail has been overlooked in creating this spectacular estate property at one of Old Preston Hollow’s finest addresses,” states Gregory.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Charles Gregory at 214.929.4434 or charleshgregory@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: Courtney Jubinsky Markets Choice Preston Hollow Home


 

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Courtney Jubinsky with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office is marketing this exceptional Preston Hollow home in a superb location near restaurants and shopping.  6823 Woodland (6823woodland.daveperrymiller.com), listed for $1,249,000, comprises almost 4,000-square feet with the majority of the living space downstairs.

An elaborate wrought-iron and hardwood staircase and decorative display niche accompany the two-story foyer, along with hand-scraped hardwood floors which are carried throughout the first floor.

Central to the home is a large great room and adjoining dining room and kitchen.  These three rooms blend comfortably creating wonderful space for everyday living and entertaining.  A generous, curved archway separates the dining room from the great room which anchored by a masonry fireplace and built-in bookcases on each side.  Three sets of beautiful, arched French doors afford captivating views of the pool.  The kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash with unique tile accents and stainless steel Viking appliances.

A convenient powder bath, utility room and private master bedroom are also situated downstairs.  The master suite features French doors leading outside and an en-suite bath with marble countertops, eye-catching decorative tile, jetted tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet.

The front staircase as well as an elevator provides access to the second floor.  Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, both with en-suite baths and walk-in closets.  An oversized bonus room with built-ins offers flexibility and could serve as an additional bedroom or gameroom.  A large, walk-in floored attic could be finished out allowing for additional living space.

The thoughtfully-planned backyard includes a sparkling pool with water feature, an outdoor living area with fireplace, built-in grill and refrigerator, Mosquito Nix system and a full pool bath.

“This exceptional home is in move-in-ready condition,” says Jubinsky.  “With an open, flexible floorplan, the possibilities are endless.”

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Courtney Jubinsky at 214.684.2575 or cj@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! Cain-Swanson Market Gated Estate in Old Preston Hollow


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Mark Cain and Susie Swanson with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office present this rare offering at 9246 Sunnybrook (9246sunnybrook.daveperrymiller.com) in Old Preston Hollow.  Offered for $10,600,000, this stunning gated estate encompasses four acres with a more than 12,000-square-foot main house, a 4,100+-square-foot second house, two guest houses, a children’s play house, a pool with spa and a regulation-size, lighted tennis court.  A meandering driveway, pavestone walkways, park-like grounds and awe-inspiring, towering trees frame this idyllic property, while lush landscaping and rolling terrain adds depth and color.

The main house, built in 1990 by Todd & Hughes, includes five bedrooms, six full and two-half baths, six living areas and a four-car garage.  Thick crown moldings, herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, marble floors and surfaces, quality fixtures and hardware, and abundant windows set the stage for this extraordinary estate.  The grand entry, featuring a winding staircase, is accompanied by an elegant formal living room and banquet-size formal dining room with fireplace.

The island kitchen is replete with a large breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry and commercial-grade appliances with a built-in refrigerator/freezer, dual dishwashers, double Gaggenau ovens and an ice-maker.  The kitchen opens to the breakfast room, family room and game room with a full wet bar.  Nearby is a secluded guest suite with private bath.

Located in the west wing is a paneled formal library and a master suite fit for a king.  Grand scale in size, the master features a sitting area overlooking the rear grounds, gas fireplace and an enormous master bath with marble floors and surfaces, jetted tub, dual vanities, dual water closets, steam shower, large walk-in closet and an exercise room.  Upstairs are three generously-sized bedroom suites, media room and a huge bonus room.

Comfortable living continues outdoors with a sparkling pool and spa, large deck for entertaining or family enjoyment, fire pit and a two-story, 1,600+-square-foot guest house with a living/dining area, full kitchen, laundry room and a large upstairs bunk room.

The second house, built in 1949, is a one-story ranch with four bedrooms, 3½-baths, four living areas and a one-room guest house.

“An estate home like no other, this exceptional property offers the ultimate in peace and tranquility with extensive landscaped grounds and ‘old soul’ trees which seem to stand as monuments guarding this impressive yet reverent homestead,” says Cain.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Mark Cain at 214.642.6516 or mark@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 Gorgeous Dines & Kraft Home!


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Henda Salmeron with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Park Cities office has recently listed this architecturally significant Dines & Kraft home on a sought-after street in the Lakewood Conservation District.  Situated on 0.4-acre, 6748 Avalon exemplifies timeless appeal from its stained-glass windows, dentil crown molding and curved archways to the generous, open rooms and handsome hardwood floors seen throughout.

To the left of the open entry is the formal living framed by beautiful windows, a gas-log fireplace and ornate, dentil crown molding.  Bi-fold doors separate the formal living room from a charming, brick-floored sunroom with sliding glass doors to a wood deck and the lushly landscaped backyard.  Anchored between the formal living room and kitchen, is the spacious formal dining room highlighted with a beautiful bow window overlooking the backyard.  A convenient power bath serves the first floor.

The renovated kitchen offers granite countertops, copper tile backsplash, custom cabinetry, built-in plate rack, an island, dual sinks and top-quality stainless appliances.  An adjoining breakfast room leads outside to a delightful covered patio and rear yard.

A handsome hardwood staircase with stained-glass windows alongside, leads upstairs to three generously-sized bedrooms with en-suite baths.  The master suite has room for a sitting area, along with a beautifully-appointed master bath.

The spectacular backyard encompasses an expansive covered patio and deck, Mosquito misting system, firepit, lush lawn, pergola, greenhouse and board-on-board privacy fence.  An added bonus is the attractive two-story detached guest house featuring 1,600-square feet of living.  Amenities include a full-size kitchen, living and dining area, a bedroom, full bath, a gameroom and an upstairs loft.

Ample parking space includes a circular drive and a five-car garage.

As President of the Lakewood Neighborhood Association, Ms. Salmeron points out that Lakewood has become one of Dallas’ most sought after neighborhoods. “The gracious tree-lined streets, the abundance of parks, and the easy access to downtown, make this neighborhood a perfect place to call home. White Rock Lake with its jogging and biking trails, sailing and the Dallas Arboretum help define the area lifestyle,” says Salmeron

6748 Avalon is priced at $1,199,000 and will be open this afternoon from 1 to 3pm.  For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Henda Salmeron at 214.520.4433 or henda@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: Impressive Rockbrook Estate


 

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Martha Tiner and Rick Adams with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office have just listed this timeless Colonial situated on a .67-acre lot in the Rockbrook estate area of Preston Hollow.  Rebuilt and renovated in 2006, 9011 Rockbrook (9011rockbrook.daveperrymiller.com) exudes traditional styling and an open, gracious floor plan.  The five bedroom, 6 ½-bath residence offers more than 6,100-square feet of living and is listed for $1,449,000.

Introducing the property are stately grounds with towering trees, an expansive lawn, professional landscaping and a gated drive to the three-car garage.  Inside, a light-filled, two-story entry is accompanied by a dramatic wrought-iron staircase, lighted niche and elegant formal rooms on either side.

The formal living room is oversized with a wood-burning fireplace and lovely tray ceiling.  The formal dining room features wainscoting, a tray ceiling and French pane floor to ceiling windows.

Well-equipped with granite countertops, rich wood cabinetry; Sub-Zero, Dacor and Viking professional appliances, the gourmet kitchen is a cook’s dream.  A massive granite island provides good storage, ample counter space and a vegetable sink, perfect for food preparation.  A breakfast bar and adjoining breakfast room with dual built-in hutches and French doors to the backyard, complete this incredible space.

Open to the kitchen is the enormous family room with parquet wood flooring, corner gas-log fireplace and multiple sets of French doors leading to the awe-inspiring backyard.

Secluded on a separate wing is the private, downstairs master suite with views of the enchanting veranda.  A two-sided fireplace along the wall in the sitting areas divides the bedroom and dual master baths connected by a large walk-in closet.  One bath includes Travertine flooring, marble counter vanity, a jetted tub and separate shower.  The second bath has attractive slate flooring, a steam shower and an onyx counter vanity with under-cabinet lighting.

Rounding out the first floor is a paneled study, powder bath, utility room and two guest bedrooms with luxury en-suite baths.

Upstairs there are two generous bedrooms with en-suite baths and a media/game room with vaulted ceiling, a reading alcove and convenient doors accessing the attic.

“The perfect ending to this distinctive property is the breathtaking backyard, designed for relaxing or entertaining,” says Tiner.  This private oasis contains gorgeous, professional landscaping, sparkling pool with rock waterfall, cabana and an outdoor living area with attractive stone fireplace.

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For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Martha Tiner at 214.533.5058, martha@daveperrymiller.com or Rick Adams at 214.850.3307, rick@daveperrymiller.com.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, specializing in the key areas of 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 Lake Forest Beauty!


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Come home to this elegant property in the highly-desired, guard-gated community of Lake Forest. Top-producing agent Laura Michelle with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Preston Center office is marketing 7311 Park Lake Drive, the home of Connie Williamson of Connie Williamson Antiques, for $715,000. Decorator finishes highlight the three-bedroom, 3 ½-bath residence with almost 2,900 square feet of living.

The two-story foyer offers abundant natural light and an elegant staircase with ornate wrought-iron balustrade. Flanking the foyer is a gracious formal dining room adorned with three beautiful arched windows.

The kitchen is appointed with granite countertops and backsplash, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens, gas cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer. Open to the kitchen is an adjoining breakfast room and an oversize den centered around a custom fireplace and a built-in media cabinet. The den provides a wall of windows overlooking a private patio with fountain.

The secluded, downstairs master suite features a cozy sitting area and a luxurious, spa-like marble bath with dual vanities, great storage, a jetted tub, separate shower, and walk-in closet. A powder bath and full-size utility room finish the first floor.

At the top of the stairs and introducing the second floor is an open living area accentuated by a stunning tray ceiling. Beyond the living area is a study along with two sizable bedrooms with en-suite baths and walk-in closets.

Lake Forest is a private 68-acre retreat with park-like grounds filled with winding creeks, towering trees, lakes, and waterfalls. Residents have access to expansive green space, walking and jogging trails, a swim pavilion, tennis courts, and picnic areas, all within the confines of a secure community.

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This executive, zero-lot home on a quiet cul-de-sac lot is offered for private viewing through Laura Michelle. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Michelle at 214-228-3854 or laura@daveperrymiller.com.

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates 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 and Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International.