Another Large Sale in Willow Bend Country Calls Attention to Firm’s Northern Presence


As the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate brand continues to grow its presence in the established urban neighborhoods of the city, the firm is also gaining ground in the northern suburban markets. Broker Associate Chad Schulin is making sure of that!

Chad recently closed on 5609 Preakness Lane, an estate in Plano’s elite Willow Bend Country. The 10,255 square-foot home had been on and off the market several times since 2011 with four different listing agents. Chad arrived with a fresh approach, implementing a unique marketing strategy which presented multiple offers, leading to a closing in 9 days from contract. The multi-market marketing campaign was highly successful in locating the right buyer for this  home.

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In the last year, Chad has been responsible for half the sales in Willow Bend over $1.5 million. He has a wealth of buyers constantly on the hunt in the high profile area as well as multiple hip pocket listings not currently on the open market yet.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate had a record-breaking 2015, posting more than $2.2 billion in sales. At the close of 2015, the firm had significant market share in several prominent areas – Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lakewood/Lake Highlands, Uptown/Oak Lawn/Oak Cliff and in North Dallas and beyond, thanks to agents like Chad. As Q1 2016 comes to an end, almost $200 million in sales has already closed with another $215 million-plus in the pipeline. At this rate, it could be another record-breaking year for both Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Chad!

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Building Healthy Agent Camaraderie One Festive Gathering at a Time


When you work in an industry of smart, confident, self-motivated independent contractors, it would be easy – understandable even — for genuine camaraderie to be… well, lacking. At Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, however, that’s just not the case. And we have photographic evidence to support this claim.

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Take, for example, the recent week-night chili party that was attended by just about every agent in the Preston Center office. The evening was hosted by the office’s Advisory Board – Gayl Braymer, Karen Fry, Dawn Rejebian, Chad Schulin, and Gene Taylor — and held at Karen’s Preston Hollow home.

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From L-R, Bill Ajello (The Lending Partners), Dawn Rejebian, Chad Schulin, Gaynelle Henger, Karen Fry, Gayl Braymer, Gene Taylor

The Advisory Board comprises five Associates elected by their fellow office-mates (2-year term) to attend monthly meetings with Dave and company management, and help shape the path and success of the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate brand. These ambassadors for the company offer support to fellow Associates, and serve as a voice of opinion in all aspects of the company’s operations. All five of the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate offices have their own Advisory Boards, and each one by design helps foster a culture of collaboration and encouragement among associates.

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“It’s a pleasure to work with this leadership group,” says Gaynelle Henger, Office Manager of the Preston Center location. “They bring fun, professional perspectives and vision to our office community.”

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Estate in Plano’s Willow Bend Country Exudes Magnificence and Personality


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The magnificent, private, luxury retreat at 5600 Plantation Circle is set on 1.105 acres in highly coveted Willow Bend Country. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Chad Schulin is offering the Plano property for $2,595,000.

The 8,424-square-foot residence’s footprint primarily consists of free-flowing, first-floor living that supports entertaining on a large or an intimate scale. When entering the gated residence at the end of the cul-de-sac, you’ll notice perfectly situated pavers line the curved drive leading up to the front porte-cochere. Custom beveled glass double doors provide a warm welcoming sparkle.

The grandiose entrance with soaring ceilings is beautifully appointed with a 1920s-inspired art deco fringe crystal chandelier, flanked by a curved, carpet-lined staircase. The grand salon, which features a wall of 16-foot windows overlooking the pool area, serves as the home’s centerpiece, with flow to the music room and formal dining room. The hall provides entry points to the main office, master bedroom, kitchen, and family room.

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The residence features six bedrooms, with the most impressive being the master suite. It features a separate sitting area accompanied by a cozy fireplace, plus well-appointed dual master baths complemented by a fitness room and dry sauna. A passage from the master to the handsome study provides convenience. On the opposite wing are two guest bedroom suites. There are three more bedrooms upstairs, plus a screening room with a wet bar.

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The family room is open to the kitchen, bar, and breakfast areas. The highly equipped kitchen, suitable for any chef, features top-of-the-line appliances, including a Viking six-burner gas cooktop with griddle, Miele ovens, a built-in Dacor espresso maker, and a Sub-Zero stainless refrigerator/freezer.

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The pool hosts two independent spas as well as a swim-up bar connected to the air-conditioned cabana. The cabana also features outdoor living space alongside a fully equipped cooking station. The sculpture garden features a large deck accompanied by a third spa. The lawn is large enough to host a full-size tennis court.

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This entertaining estate exudes warmth, personality, and substance in a platinum location. To schedule a private showing, contact Chad Schulin at 214-529-1758 or chad@daveperrymiller.com.

This Mediterranean Estate is Situated on a Platinum Acre in Preston Hollow


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The luxurious Mediterranean estate at 10005 Meadowbrook Drive, set on a platinum Preston Hollow acre of impressively lush and private grounds, offers timeless finishes and attention to the smallest details. Constructed in 2008, the residence features seven bedrooms, seven baths, and three half-baths. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Chad Schulin is offering the property for $4,695,000.

This unique property has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate any level of entertaining, but is as individual and warm as it is open to large functions. The double-gated residence features a hand-cut limestone exterior, a blended tile roof, and welcoming glass and iron entry doors.

Peruse our Pinterest board of homes for sale in Preston Hollow

Immediately through the front entrance, attention is drawn to the sun-filled windows overlooking the rear courtyard. Formal areas are highlighted by solid onyx columns; limestone, onyx, and oak flooring; and hand-carved Italian mantels. A series of arched doorways separated by the aforementioned columns adds to the air of sophistication.

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Amenities in the kitchen include double ovens, a pair of commercial-size refrigerators that match the wood cabinetry, and a second island with barstool seating. The backsplash and center island feature a custom mosaic tile pattern, but the truly unique aspect of the room is the multi-arced ceiling finished in brick.

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There are two bedrooms downstairs, including the master suite, which boasts an intricately designed mosaic tile floor in the sublime master bath. Two stairways and an elevator access the second floor, where you will enjoy a spacious terrace featuring a mosaic mural of Alexander the Great.  A separate exterior stairway leads to the private quarters, which also connects to the second level of the main house.

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Discerning buyers will appreciate exquisite details throughout the 11,465 square feet, including frescoes by Gregory Arth in the media room, reclaimed antique cabinetry and trim in the study, and beautifully carved stone surrounding each of the fireplaces.

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The raised pool, which features a hand-carved urn fountain, is surrounded by gardens. Nearby is a covered entertaining area with a fireplace and elaborate mosaic tile work. The lush grounds are ringed by mature trees, providing privacy and seclusion. Although the home is in a premiere Preston Hollow location, it’s easy to forget after a few minutes that you’re in Dallas at all.

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To schedule a private showing of this true work of art, contact Chad Schulin at 214-529-1758 or chad@daveperrymiller.com.

You Could Win $10,000 By Voting For Dallas Estate in Ultimate House Hunt


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5139 Seneca Drive needs your votes in the Curb Appeal division of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt. (Photo by Shoot2Sell)

There are only nine Texas properties among the 114 nominees in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt, and one of them is 5139 Seneca Drive, an exquisite Dallas estate that Dave Perry-Miller and Chad Schulin are offering at $9,688,000.

The Ultimate House Hunt includes 10 categories, and 5139 Seneca was appropriately nominated in the Curb Appeal division. The lush, 2.3-acre estate is absolutely stunning upon approach, thanks to the beautiful landscaping, the commanding limestone facade complemented by copper finials and dormers, and the circular grass driveway with large pavers.

Take a minute to vote for 5139 Seneca, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for $10,000. Click here to find out more.

Plano Estate in Willow Bend Country Offers Equal Parts Elegance and Fun


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5604 Cradlerock Circle, a gracious home in West Plano’s Willow Bend Country, represents the pinnacle of elegance with a park-like setting. From the custom carved entry doors to the two-story mahogany office, no expense was spared throughout its 8,800 square feet.

But the lush 1.5-acre estate, which Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Chad Schulin is offering for $2,750,000, also presents multiple opportunities for fun. Not only does the house feature three game rooms and a theater, the grounds include a putting green, a tennis/sport court, a batting cage, a pool with a cabana, and a children’s play area reminiscent of an Old West village.

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The home will be open from 2 to 4 on Sunday afternoon. The first thing prospective buyers will notice about this quiet cul-de-sac property is the impressive curb appeal. With a circular drive, a porte-cochere, and beautifully manicured landscaping, it is apparent to all that this is a sophisticated piece of real estate.

The grand entry is flanked by the formal dining room and the formal living room, which includes one of the home’s three fireplaces. You could make a beeline from the front door to the curved staircase, but then you’d miss the high-ceilinged family room, which leads to the home theater, the billiards room with an extensive bar area, and the two-story library. All rooms bordering the backyard are lined with windows taking advantage of the gorgeous views.

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The kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances suitable for any chef including a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, dual Dacor ovens, a Viking range and dual Asko dishwashers.  Adjacent to the kitchen is the breakfast area, which overlooks the putting green and pool areas. Step out onto the veranda to enjoy full panoramic views.

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Three of the five bedrooms are upstairs, but the master suite is on the first level. It features his-and-hers bathrooms decorated in masculine and feminine tones, respectively. Each bathroom is complemented by a walk-in closet, and the gentleman’s side leads to a fitness room.

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Willow Bend Country is an exclusive subdivision that offers easy access to both the Dallas North Tollway and the President George Bush Turnpike. The Shops at Willow Bend, Gleneagles Country Club, and Plano West Senior High School are all within a mile of 5604 Cradlerock Circle.

To schedule a private showing, contact Chad Schulin at chad@daveperrymiller.com or 214-529-1758.

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Video Provides a Drone’s Eye View of Exquisite Estate at 5139 Seneca Drive


There’s a lot of buzz about the estate at 5139 Seneca Drive these days, and that includes the buzz of the rotor blades on a drone camera. As part of his marketing initiative for the property, Chad Schulin had video shot from the skies. After you watch the charming one-minute clip here, be sure to take a full-length video tour of the mansion’s exquisite interior at 5139seneca.com, which also features several details and photos.

Chad Schulin’s Passion For Real Estate Rivaled Only by His Love of Painting


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Each of the acrylic pieces Chad Schulin creates includes 50 to 75 layers of paint. (Photo by Kari Burkhardt)

You wouldn’t expect an Aggie with a degree in finance to also be a fine artist, but Chad Schulin defies expectations.

The Dave Perry-Miller associate’s art career began innocently enough in 2006, when he bought a house with blank wall space. Initial efforts to fill that space with other people’s art were unsuccessful.

“I knew what I wanted, but I just couldn’t find it,” he said.

So Chad’s entrepreneurial and creative sides joined, as he bought a few canvases and some tubes of acrylic paint and began experimenting. His first painting elicited compliments from friends, which gave Chad the confidence to keep going. Within a year, he’d produced more than 100 pieces.

He eventually transitioned from canvases to acrylic sheets, commonly known as Plexiglas. Painting on Plexiglas requires a completely different technique. He uses a backward painting method, which allows light to flow through the Plexiglas and reflect the 50 to 75 layers of metallic and interference colors throughout.

“It takes patience, detail, and a lot of trial and error, but the outcome is beautiful,” Chad said.

Chad has worked in real estate since 2002, with the majority of that time spent in the commercial field, which meant jetting around the country and assisting Fortune 1,000 companies. He transitioned into residential sales after he and his wife began planning a family. He joined Dave Perry-Miller & Associates in January 2013 and has rapidly excelled.

The firm’s namesake gained firsthand knowledge of Chad’s attention to detail during a tour of 5139 Seneca Drive. While showing off the multi-million-dollar estate in Bluffview, Chad pointed out several fine details, from the specific artist that painted the Venetian plaster to the theater equipment design team and the espagnolette hardware gracing the doors.

“His ability to articulate the architectural and design nuances of the house made me realize how detailed he was — and knowledgeable,” Dave said. “Some people are knowledgeable but short on communication skills; Chad has both.”

That same attention to detail is evident in Chad’s paintings. He always has multiple pieces in production, because he can be adding a layer to one while another is drying. That process translates to his ability to juggle multiple transactions for his real estate clients while ensuring no balls are ever dropped.

If you’d like to see more of Chad’s paintings, visit his website, chadschulingallery.com. But also keep an eye out for him at local art festivals, where his pieces look their best.

“Creativity and details not only differentiate us, they keep life fun,” he said.

This is one of a series of articles focusing on interesting aspects of Dave Perry-Miller associates’ lives. The previous installment was about McKamy Tiner donating a kidney to a lifelong friend.

These Five Rooms Are Fit For Father’s Day


With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, this feels like the perfect time to pay tribute to all of my fellow dads. Most of us leave the decorating decisions to our better halves, asking only for a couple of rooms to call our own. Here are a few that would make any papa proud.

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This room features a pool table, a shuffleboard table, a bar, and a television. In other words, most dads would love to spend the majority of their time here, only occasionally coming up for air and food. It’s in this North Dallas house listed for $2.1 million by Andrea Nayfa.

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Dads love to take their kids to the movies. For the most part, the experience is dark and air-conditioned, and it provides a brief respite from the hundreds of questions our kids pepper us with each day. But a lucky few of us can recreate a trip to the movies without having to actually take a trip to the multiplex. This home theater is in this Kessler Park house listed for $1.395 million by The Hewitt & Habgood Group.

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We fathers like to get together sans kids every once in a while, to discuss what our lives were like before they got taken over by diaper changes and soccer practices. The clubby atmosphere in this room looks like the perfect place for such a conversation. It’s in this Highland Park house listed for $1.897 million by The Rhodes Group.

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Keeping up with your kids when you’re out of shape is an exercise in futility. As our children get bigger and stronger, we dads need to work out just so we can play outside with them. The solution? A home gym like this one in this Preston Hollow house listed for $2.495 million by Gaynelle Henger.

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Finally, after the workout, Dad’s muscles need some tender loving care. Why not get a house with a massage room? As I recently said to a group of friends, I don’t necessarily want to be rich; I just want to be in a position where I’d feel guilty if I didn’t give my masseuse a nice Christmas bonus. This Bluffview house listed for $3.495 million by Dave Perry-Miller and Chad Schulin is ready for weekly massage sessions.