Everyone loves a great home with a lasting first impression. Lush landscaping, a fresh entrance, blooming flowers and gracious trees can ‘wow’ guests before they even enter your home.

We’ve gathered seven properties with fantastic curb appeal.

9423 Alva Court | Preston Hollow | $5,295,000
4001 W Lawther Drive | Lakewood | $4,750,000
11836 Preston Brook Place | North Dallas | $1,540,000
7523 Yamini Drive | North Dallas | $1,490,000
4441 Gloster Road | Preston Hollow | $1,445,000
4931 Stanford Avenue | Bluffview | $1,197,000
8516 San Leandro Drive | Forest Hills | $1,180,000

For more exceptional properties, visit 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!

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas
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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Dave Perry-Miller Fine Home Collection Magazine Showcases Fine Homes For Sale in Dallas

Whether you  first noticed the plethora of For Sale signs in your area, the pods on your neighbors’ driveways, or the copy of the most recent Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Fine Home Collection magazine in your mailbox, one thing has become abundantly clear in the last few weeks: Spring Housing Market 2016 is in full swing.

Dave Perry-Miller Fine Home Collection Magazine, Spring 2016 - Homes for Sale in Dallas
Dave Perry-Miller Fine Home Collection Magazine, Spring 2016

The third edition of this twice-yearly magazine recently mailed and includes some of Dallas’s most spectacular luxury real estate listings including 3908 Euclid, 4248 Armstrong Parkway, 5414 Falls Road, 2525 N. Pearl Street #9051717 Arts Plaza #2303 and more. This glossy, high-end direct mail piece helps agents ensure the right people see the right home at the right time, and complements their use of traditional advertising methods, such as web, email, social and word-of-mouth. The Fine Home Collection Spring 2016 magazine is also available online.

Firm founder Dave Perry-Miller says, “We averaged selling a million/multi-million-dollar property almost every day this past year. I attribute many of these luxury real estate sales in Dallas to the level of  quality our marketing team has established, working to create a marketing strategy for each one of the properties we list.”



Premier Property in Lake Forest Offers Luxury and Security to Qualified Buyer

Buyers looking for both luxury and privacy will fall in love with 12269 Pecan Forest Drive, a 10,000-square-foot mansion on the premier lot in Lake Forest, an exclusive gated community that is guarded 24 hours a day. Not only does it occupy two-thirds of an acre, the property also provides access to the expansive greenbelt adjacent to White Rock Creek. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Karen Fry is marketing the property for $3,750,000.




Built by Sharif & Munir Custom Homes in 2006, this palace boasts a beautiful open floor plan that makes entertaining on any scale a breeze. The stunning two-story foyer features a sparkling marble floor and a grand staircase, and is open to the dining room and great room. Your eyes will naturally be drawn to the slightly coved ceiling in the dining room and the coffered ceiling in the great room, which features a wall of built-in shelves anchored by a cast-stone fireplace.




Both of those rooms lead to the kitchen, which is a chef’s dream, featuring an oversized granite island, stainless-steel appliances, and side-by-side refrigerator and freezer.




The kitchen’s breakfast room provides beautiful views of the backyard, which offers a pool, a private putting green for improving your golf game, and a patio with a fireplace and a built-in grill.




The downstairs master suite is luxurious, with built-in shelves, a fireplace, a sitting area, his and her baths, and spacious walk-in closets with dressing areas. Just off the man’s bathroom is a covered outdoor hot tub.




Adjacent to the master suite is the richly paneled study with a fireplace and a secret computer closet. The downstairs is completed with a guest suite, a pool bath, and a hobby room with a full bath that could become a fifth bedroom.




At the top of the grand staircase, you’ll find a paneled game room with a wet bar and access to a balcony with gorgeous views. That leads to a media room that puts to shame any theater you could find at a multiplex. The second floor also includes two bedrooms with private baths, plus two storage areas.




Lutron lighting, electric phantom screens on the patio, smart thermostats, an elevator, six zones of heat and air, and a four-car garage are just a few of the amenities you will find in this exceptional home.

To schedule a showing, contact Karen Fry at 288-1391 or kry@daveperrymiller.com.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

Villa in Old Highland Park Highlighted By Spectacular Courtyard, Pool, Spa

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This exceptional Roman villa, located at 3825 Stratford Avenue in prestigious Old Highland Park near Dallas Country Club and Highland Park Village, is being marketed as an office-exclusive listing by Jane Gordon of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Highland Park office for $4,395,000.

Built in 2006, the 7,389-square-foot home features a barrel-tile roof and an open floor plan. Visitors are greeted by a two-story entrance with floor-to-ceiling windows, an incredible adjacent study, a formal powder bath with Venetian plaster, and a formal dining room with dueling chandeliers and a wine closet.

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The den, which is anchored by an ornate stone fireplace, is open to the incredible chef’s kitchen and dramatic wet bar. Beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors, arched doorways, mahogany exterior doors, thick moldings, beamed ceilings, and dramatic ironwork and light fixtures complement the countertops finished in mosaic onyx tile and marble in the well-appointed kitchen and bar.

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The focal point of the home is the large outdoor courtyard visible from the multiple balconies, windows, and doors. It’s equipped with a see-through fireplace, a bar/outdoor kitchen, a half-bath, and a laundry facility. The entertainment area is surrounded by two swimming pools with a connected waterway, spa, and waterfalls.

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The fabulous master suite has his-and-her closets and baths separated by a glass steam shower as well as a large copper claw tub, a built-in television, a spiral staircase leading to the front pool, and a private balcony overlooking the rear pool. The additional bedroom suites contain beautifully executed baths with intricate finishes, walk-in closets, and hardwood floors throughout. The guest suite, which could be used as a game room or nanny suite, contains an over-sized bathroom, a private balcony, access to the garage, and a separate exterior entrance.

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Additional amenities include an elevator, an exercise room, a home office, and a second- floor coffee bar, as well as a beautifully conceived circular drive and an attached three-car rear garage. This spectacular residence is a rare offering, in a sought-after location.

For more information, or to schedule a private showing, contact Jane Gordon at janegordon@daveperrymiller.com or 214-478-7099.

NBA Superstar Chris Bosh Lists Condo at Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton for $3.9 Million


Bosh_croppedDave Perry-Miller & Associates high-rise expert Sharon Quist is marketing a three-bedroom condo at the Ritz-Carlton that’s had some high-profile owners. As noted by the Los Angeles Times this week, the seller is Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, who grew up in Dallas and starred at Lincoln High School. The previous owner was Dallas Symphony Orchestra maestro Jaap van Zweden.

The condo was conveniently located for both men’s careers, as the Meyerson Symphony Center and the American Airlines Center are both just blocks away from the Ritz-Carlton. Residents can also easily walk to Klyde Warren Park, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and several restaurants along McKinney Avenue.

Once they’re home, the new owners of Bosh’s condo will enjoy spectacular views of Downtown, Uptown, and Victory Park. The 4,257-square-foot unit boasts three living rooms, two dining rooms, three fireplaces, two full bathrooms, two half-baths, and a media room/study. On-site amenities include two spaces in the parking garage, valet service, a fitness center, a pool, a full-service spa, and a pet park.










To schedule a showing, contact Sharon Quist at 214-695-9595 or sharonquist@daveperrymiller.com.

Gated Lobello Estates Property Offers Exclusive Escape in the Heart of Dallas


Escape the “city feel” without ever leaving Dallas. Tucked away on 2.8 acres in the exclusive Lobello Estates area of Preston Hollow is a Sharif & Munir masterpiece, formally named The Calypso. This exotic hideaway located at 5426 Royal Lane is being marketed by Christine McKenny with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Highland Park office for $4,475,000.

Luxury and privacy await as you approach the gated estate on Royal Lane.  Beyond a private creek, a beautiful waterfall, and a custom bridge sits this magnificent, one-owner residence with approximately 8,218 square feet of gracious living. There are six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, one half-bath, three living areas, a study, a game room, two full kitchens, and a four-car garage.




Elegant formal living and dining rooms flank the grand two-story foyer with a sweeping staircase and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows.

“Clean lines and rounded corners lend the home to traditional, transitional, or contemporary in design, appealing to different buyers,” McKenny says.  “Lavish appointments such as gleaming marble and hardwood floors, stately interior columns, expansive walls of glass, and exquisite staircases with custom wrought-iron balusters create the perfect setting for entertaining on an intimate or grand scale.”




The light-filled kitchen features granite counters, dual sinks, a breakfast bar, a built-in refrigerator, double ovens, a gas cook-top, a warming drawer, and an adjoining breakfast area lined in windows overlooking the backyard paradise.




Just off the kitchen, an enormous casual living area is complemented by a lovely tray ceiling, hardwood flooring, a custom built-in media cabinet, a gas-log fireplace, and a striking, rounded wall of windows also viewing the breathtaking backyard.




The secluded, downstairs master bedroom offers hardwood floors, a sitting area with yet, another wall of windows looking out to the rear grounds, and dual, spa-like master baths. An added bonus is a coffee bar and exercise room within the master suite. One additional bedroom and a study are also located on the first floor.




The second floor contains a large game room, three guest bedrooms with en-suite baths, and a bedroom suite over the garage with a separate entrance that could serve as quarters.




Completing this unique property are quarters with a separate entrance and a captivating, resort-style backyard. Numerous covered patios, professional landscaping, and a sensational pool with a raised spa make outdoor entertaining a breeze.


“This magnificent estate offers every amenity possible and is sure to please the most discerning buyer,” McKenny says.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Christine McKenny at 214-662-7758 or christine_mckenny@yahoo.com.