These Homes May Distract You During The Park Cities Fourth of July Parade


The Park Cities Fourth of July Parade is one of Dallas’ greatest Independence Day traditions. Residents of the Park Cities and surrounding neighborhoods will come together on Saturday morning to watch people representing various businesses, schools, and community groups march from Town Hall in Highland Park to City Hall in University Park. As they traverse that 2-mile route, they will pass many homes marketed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents.

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There are two top-of-the-line estates in the parade’s staging area, starting with 3700 Euclid Avenue. This well-appointed home was completed in 2012 and showcases 13,980 square feet of clean-lined open space with an aura of tranquility and refined elegance. Kelly Hosch and Shelly Bailey are offering the six-bedroom home at $14,900,000.

4700 St. Johns

At the other end of the same block is 4700 St. Johns Drive. This grand estate occupies 1.1 acres in the heart of Highland Park. The 11,594-square-foot home was custom built with unsurpassed attention to detail, featuring finishes the most discerning buyer will appreciate. The Gullutto+Barnes Group is offering the six-bedroom showplace at $15,985,000.

4327 Potomac

The parade will wind its way to Preston Road via Lakeside and Beverly drives. Not far from where it will pass between Highland Park Village and Dallas Country Club sits 4327 Potomac Avenue. This four-bedroom home with many updates is complemented by an apartment above the detached garage. Charles Carneal is offering the property at $1,299,000.

6315 Westchester

Nearly half of the parade’s route is along Preston Road. Just a stone’s throw from where the floats will turn on to University Boulevard is 6315 Westchester Drive. This wonderful Mediterranean home has been expanded and updated but retains its original charm and proportions. Sally Jillson is offering the four-bedroom property at $2,395,000.

3629 McFarlin

The parade ends at Goar Park, where Dave Perry-Miller agents will distribute thousands of cups of lemonade, free of charge. We have a variety of listings near the park, including 3929 McFarlin Boulevard, a three-bedroom duplex where a bathroom and bedroom have been added this year. Shelly Hammer and Brian Kern are offering the property at $799,000.

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At the end of the same block is 3648 McFarlin Boulevard, a country French traditional home that occupies a corner lot across from Dallas Country Club. The 4,723-square-foot home features an open living/dining concept and exquisite designer finishes throughout. Laura Michelle is offering the four-bedroom property at $2,095,000.

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Finally, just a block north of Goar Park, you’ll find 6810 Turtle Creek Boulevard, a classic Mediterranean estate built in 2005. Designed by Paul Turney and built by Cy Barcus, it sits on an approximately 0.9-acre lot on Turtle Creek with gorgeous landscaping and a lush lawn. Stewart Lee is offering the six-bedroom estate at $13,500,000.

Buyers Willing to Pay Top Dollar Will Want to Take a Look at These Estates


When it comes to homebuying, price occupies the top spot on the priority list for almost everyone. However, in one quiet circle, there exists a group of home seekers for whom money isn’t the defining factor in the buy-or-not-to-buy equation. For this elite group, we present three available estates with list prices greater than $10 million.

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The estate at 6810 Turtle Creek Boulevard, located in Volk Estates of University Park, features 8,544 square feet of breathtaking splendor. This six-bedroom, five-bath classic Mediterranean home occupies nearly an acre on Turtle Creek. Inside, you’ll find wide plank flooring, exposed beams, Pecky Cypress paneled study, all-white gourmet kitchen and wine cellar. If you’d entertain the idea of co-ownership, there’s even a split bedroom suite. List price: $13,500,000

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3828 Turtle Creek Drive is also a must-see Mediterranean estate, boasting five separate lots for a total of 2.17 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The home was built in the 1920s and features 6,717 perfectly renovated and restored square feet. The estate offers three bedrooms, dining room/library combination, solarium, gym, 15,000-bottle wine room, and a grand backyard with resort-style pool and large entertaining area. Nature aficionados will love the rose, herb and hydrangea gardens. List price: $12,900,000

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If you’d like to live in Highland Park, consider the 9,027-square-foot home at 4412 Lakeside Drive. This home was built in 1918 but has been updated and restored to perfection. Here you’ll find five living areas, pergola, loggia, porte-cochère, resort-style pool and spa, guest quarters, two-story game room, and three-car garage. List price: $12,995,000

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A version of this story also appears on CultureMap Dallas.

What’s Most Important to a Discerning Buyer? It All Depends on Who You Ask


Ask a prospective homeowner what he or she prioritizes, and you’ll get a definitive response. Beyond neighborhood, school district, and community conveniences, today’s buyers know exactly what they want their space to look and feel like. They’ve done research, they ask questions, and, above all, they are intelligent. The real estate professionals at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates share some of the home qualities their clients are seeking. Sellers, this is your lucky day.

Kitchen Confidential

The busiest room in the home is the kitchen, and the majority of home owners say they want something both practical and pretty to accommodate meal time—and party time. “Today’s buyer, even if they have never so much as toasted a bagel before, desires a chef’s kitchen in their new home. There’s just something about the word ‘home’ that brings to mind visions of elaborate dinner parties and Thanksgiving dinners,” explains Heather Guild.

May we suggest the ideal place to entertain may just be the kitchen at 5410 Bonita Avenue? Here, you’ll find a six-burner gas range, a double oven,  a built-in refrigerator, top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry with pull-out spice racks, an appliance cabinet, a well-designed pantry, and a large island that’s perfect for family and friends to gather around. “This kitchen is a dream for professional chefs and once-a-year chefs alike” Guild adds.

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Double Duty

For homeowners with large families, or who enjoy frequent entertaining, two dishwashers are a priority. The University Park home at 4229 Purdue Avenue beautifully demonstrates this need for pragmatism. “A buyer recently told me that every high-end home that has at least 5,000 square feet should have two dishwashers, and I have to agree,” says Kathy Myers. “When entertaining, you have twice as many glasses and dishes to wash. Owners—and their caterers—like to put nice glassware and china in one dishwasher, and mixing and prep ware in the other. Two different uses, two different settings.”

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Privacy, Please

Some homeowners—whether they are celebrities, athletes, politicians, community leaders, well-known business professionals, or quiet citizens—prioritize privacy.  Homes built within natural surroundings can provide the perfect hideaway, such as the six-bedroom estate at 16610 Preston Trail Drive. The home, which is located just off of Preston Road, sits behind a gate, hidden from view because of the expansive greenbelt behind the property. “At the high end—above $5 million—buyers tend to look for privacy first,” explains Stephen Collins. “They are sensitive to proximity to the street, neighbors, and major traffic arteries. A good word for what they want to be is ‘insulated.’”

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You Are Here

Some homeowners prioritize the property’s address because everything else can be renovated, upgraded, or completely redone. As Stewart Lee explains, “The two most important things are location and quality, but location always wins out. That can never be changed.” The six-bedroom estate at 6810 Turtle Creek Boulevard might be considered the perfect location within Dallas. The home sits halfway between Central Expressway and the Dallas North Tollway, and in proximity to Downtown. It also represents a prime location within University Park: Curtis Park and Goar Park are both within walking distance.

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Tree Time

For home buyers looking for oversized lots, greenbelts, and natural landscaping, Dallas is home to many hidden gems. You just need to know where to look. Patricia Massey explains, “I have a couple looking for the perfect home. Mature trees and lot size are their priorities.”

No doubt they will want to visit the home at 4130 Cochran Chapel Drive. The property occupies a creek lot comprised of 3.38 acres among the tree-lined streets of Bluffview. The home’s architectural style and abundant windows pay tribute to the natural surroundings and winding creek views.

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A version of this story also appears on CultureMap Dallas.