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.

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.

01-2252KingFisher1-H2252 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.

“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.



Outstanding Estate Features Details That Are Unique in Preston Hollow


Built in 2003 and redesigned in 2008, the French chateau at 5828 Woodland Drive features many unique details that you won’t find at other Preston Hollow estates. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Christine McKenny and Megan Stern are marketing the 0.87-acre property for $5,700,000.

The grand motor court, which is flanked by two electronic security gates, has enough room to park multiple vehicles, and there’s also a three-car garage. The spacious front yard is shaded by mature trees and provides substantial green space for children to play. The front door faces north, but the estates immediately to the west and south both face west. That means the owners of 5828 Woodland get to enjoy views of ample green space beyond their own property lines.




This home is perfect for entertaining. After they take in the oversized entry’s impressive wrought-iron staircase and stately marble flooring, guests will naturally transition down an angled hallway toward the kitchen. But before they get there, there will be an opportunity to pick up cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from the butler’s pantry’s expansive bar window.





The kitchen and breakfast room are an open space linked by gorgeous hardwood beams in the ceiling. The amount of counter space in this kitchen — including the island, bar top, and cabinets along two walls — is unbelievable. A dramatic brick archway frames the commercial-grade Wolf ovens and ranges. The humongous Sub-Zero refrigerator is complemented by numerous wine and beverage fridges.




Just beyond the breakfast room’s fireplace — which is one of six, most of which can be lit via remote control — is the family room. Redesigned and modernized in 2008, it features a sleek barrel ceiling that’s reminiscent of a gallery, so it’s the perfect room for displaying art.



The family room and breakfast room provide access to the fully screened porch, which was added in the 2008 remodel. With a fireplace, a built-in Maytag grill, and a pleasing swing, this attractive space is timeless.




The guest suite and master suite are on opposite ends of the first floor. The entire master suite is wired for audio, allowing you to enjoy music throughout your morning routine. The bedroom features an Italian marble fireplace, an exterior door, and a coffee bar with a small fridge. There are two walk-in closets, and “hers” is truly a showpiece.

The tub, rain shower, and counters in the master bath are finished in circular Sicis mosaic tiles imported from Italy. When the light is right — and it often is, given the windows that offer views of both yards — the tiles shimmer in a rainbow of colors. The bathroom’s centerpiece is a domed ceiling over an intricately designed marble floor. It also includes a pair of private commodes.




The second floor features two bedroom suites with ample closets, a playroom with a kitchenette, a gym with a full bathroom, a media room, a unique crafting room, and separate attics for storage.




To schedule a showing of this unique estate, contact Megan Stern at 214-912-0425.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

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.