Must-Have Monday: Estate Home in Preston Hollow

“Understated elegance is the hallmark of this exquisite estate home in the heart of Old Preston Hollow,” states listing agent, Mark Cain with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.  5433 Falls Road (, marketed for $3,495,000, is situated on a picturesque 1.05-acre lot encompassing more than 7,151- square feet of gracious, comfortable living.  There are five bedrooms with an optional sixth, 6 ½-baths, four living areas, a study, library, den/media, open kitchen and garage parking for three automobiles.  High ceilings, heavy moldings, walnut wood and Italian tile floors, along with quality light fixtures and hardware are just a few of the many amenities provided.

An expansive lawn, sparkling pool and spa and towering mature trees frame this outstanding custom-built property.  Inside, the two-story entry highlights a grand staircase with custom iron balustrade and opens to the spacious and elegant formal living room with fireplace and to the light-filled formal dining room.

Ahead is the oversized family room, warmed by a wood-burning fireplace, with three sets of French doors overlooking the rear grounds and a ceiling with reclaimed wood beams.  Nearby is a roomy bar area with a 75-bottle Sub-Zero wine refrigerator and wine storage vault.

The gourmet island kitchen is fully-equipped with granite and butcher block counters, custom Christopher Peacock cabinetry, a walk-in pantry and high-end appliances including a stainless steel Dacor range with six-burner gas cook-top and double ovens, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, extra fridge and freezer drawers, farm sink and an additional sink with instant hot water dispenser.  Opening from the kitchen is the cheerful breakfast room and keeping room.  Rounding out the first level is a guest bedroom with full bath and the formal study with full bath (or an optional sixth bedroom), built-ins and a wall of windows with French doors opening to a private and peaceful courtyard with fountain.

Upstairs is the sumptuous master suite with a sitting area and a generous bath with dual vanities, separate shower and Jacuzzi jetted tub, water closet with bidet and two large separate closets.  Also on the second level are three additional bedroom suites, a cozy den/media room and a library.

Completing this exceptional property home is a large covered outdoor living area, a Pool Environments pool and spa and an enormous grassy lawn with towering trees and professional landscaping.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Mark Cain at 214.642.6516 or .  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates ( 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,

Dave Perry-Miller Dishes about his 5 Favorite Dallas Meals

Horseradish-crusted salmon at Woodlands American Grill. Woodlands American Grill/Facebook


We live in one of the greatest culinary cities in the nation. If there’s a type of food you want, you’ve got it — a delicious reality that can sometimes make decisions hard to come by.

I’ve lived in Dallas for more than 30 years, which means I’ve had three decades of experience with our city’s restaurant scene. From elegant to casual, there’s no shortage of epicurean experiences in Big D.

Looking at the prized establishments within our most coveted neighborhoods, here are the top dishes I recommend as “must-tastes” in the new year.

Establishment: Cafe Pacific
Style: Seafood
Neighborhood: Highland Park
Dish: Lemon sole Amandine
Why You Must Try: Sole is a savory cut made even better when covered with an almond crust and delicate butter sauce. Red potatoes and a roasted vegetable medley create the perfect complement to this classic and beloved dish.

Establishment: Cane Rosso White Rock
Style: Neapolitan pizza and casual Italian fare
Neighborhood: East Dallas (there’s also a location in Deep Ellum)
Dish: Burnt ends pizza
Why You Must Try: I’ll let you in on a little secret: This pizza isn’t on the menu, but rather a special known only by locals and frequent diners.  A perfect pie, it features bubbling cheese topped with Lockhart brisket, caramelized onions, Hatch chiles and hot sauce — and it is worth every bite.

Establishment: Woodlands American Grill
Style: American
Neighborhood: North Dallas (Preston Road and Forest Lane)
Dish: Horseradish-crusted salmon
Why You Must Try: I love salmon and am always on the hunt for its perfect preparation. I think I found it: Woodlands’ salmon adorned in a horseradish panko crust. A tasty combination of crunchy texture and bold flavor, the fish is paired with a polenta cake and honey-braised cabbage.

Establishment: Javier’s
Style: Continental Mexico City cuisine
Neighborhood: Uptown
Dish: Red snapper mojo de ajo
Why You Must Try: Javier’s has the magical touch when it comes to authentic Mexico City fare — and snapper, in particular. One of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, and one of my all-time favorites, the snapper is sautéed in a flavorful garlic and lemon sauce and served with vegetables.

Establishment: NHS Bar & Grill
Style: American
Neighborhood: North Dallas (Preston Road and Royal Lane)
Dish: Pan-roasted Carolina trout
Why You Must Try: NHS Bar & Grill is the casual sister of the original Neighborhood Services. Although the atmosphere is more laid-back, the fare is just as sophisticated. The pan-roasted Carolina trout is served with crisp arugula and lemon caper beurre blanc, and it is not to be missed.

What dishes do you recommend to residents and visitors of Dallas? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box.

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 for the latest news in Dallas real estate.