Agents Represent Firm as Dallas Arboretum Hosts Corporate Sponsor Dinner in the Gardens


It’s no longer a secret: Dallas has become one of the hottest places in the country to live. And raise a family, do business, get cultured, enjoy good food… The list goes on. It also has primo latitude/longitude and average temperature going for it. This makes it an ideal locale for a year-round outdoor gathering place for folks from all walks of life. One like, say… the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

We are fortunate, as a city, to have this horticultural heaven along the southeastern shoreline of White Rock Lake, overlooking downtown Dallas. And we are honored, as a company, to financially support the Dallas Arboretum as they provide us with incredible beauty throughout the seasons.

Last night, the Arboretum feted its corporate sponsors at a special evening on the grounds, amidst the breathtaking display that is Dallas Blooms. And we dispatched 10 agents there to receive the appreciation on our behalf.

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Dave Perry-Miller agents attending the dinner included (clockwise from top left): Weston Pugh, Meridith Hayes, Karen Fry, Curt and Paige Elliott, Lynn Beaurline, Christopher Miller, Katherene Hough, Amanda Davidson, and, not pictured, Betsy Weber Hurst.

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As corporate sponsors, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to help produce and promote the following special events throughout the year:

DALLAS BLOOMS BRONZE EXHIBIT: Bringing the intricate, lifelike bronze-works of Gary Lee Price to the gardens, is one of our favorite sponsored events this spring. A fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Price has been recognized worldwide for his work uplifting the human spirit. This year during Dallas Blooms — the largest floral festival in the Southwest — his exhibit called “The Great Contributors” complements the overall annual theme, ”The Artistry in Nature.” Nine bronze statues, including such notable thinkers as Abraham Lincoln, Claude Monet and The Wright Brothers, are on display throughout the garden. All around them the grounds explode with 100 kinds of spring bulbs, totaling 500,000 blooms. The exhibit is on display now through November 27, 2016.

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MEMBER EASTER EGG HUNTS: Families appreciate the four opportunities on two consecutive weekends in March (March 18-19 & 25-26) to fill baskets and make memories. It makes us very proud to provide the consummate spring backdrop for photos of the little ones in their Easter best!

AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM: September 17 heralds that long-awaited time of year when we transition from longer, hotter summer days to shorter, cooler fall ones, complete with a pumpkin patch and the inimitable Pumpkin Village.

For more information on these Arboretum events and others, please visit the Arboretum’s website.

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Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Agents Conduct Business in Many Languages


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Henda Salmeron is fluent in five languages.

Our most multilingual Realtor has to be Henda Salmeron, who speaks Afrikaans, French, German, and Spanish — plus English, of course. But she’s not the only Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent who’s comfortable conversing in a foreign tongue. If your transaction requires a translation, call on one of these agents.

Arabic: Lola Hashem-Ali and Mohammed Jaber

Farsi: Alex Roostaei

French: Anne Bingham, Jessica Carew, Betty Crawford, Christopher Miller, and Carol Nicoud

German: Markus Hirschbrich

Greek: Cathy Semos

Italian: Carmen DiPenti

Polish: Anne Bingham

Spanish: Jessica Carew, Charles Carneal, Curt Elliott, Marissa Fontanez, Phyllis Glover, John Gonzalez, Kathy Hewitt, Adriana Higgins, Judith Lifson, Brady Mooreand Alex Roostaei

Ukrainian: Anne Bingham

Gated Estate on Strait Lane Features 9,000 Square Feet of Flawless Design


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Christopher Miller is proud to offer the luxury estate at 10455 Strait Lane for $6,950,000. Situated on 1.037 acres, this gated Italian Renaissance home was completed in 2009, and has almost 9,000 square feet of impeccable design and finish-out.

From the minute you enter the iron gates, you realize that you are somewhere special. With its stone and stucco exterior and red tile roof, this five-bedroom mansion is truly a thing of beauty. Just beyond the gates is a circular drive with a centerpiece fountain as well as a beautifully manicured lawn shaded by mature trees. Vehicles can continue through the porte-cochère to multiple garages.

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The first area you see inside the house is the formal living room, which features a grand staircase and a two-story wall of windows providing a view of the pool and rear yard. There’s enough space for a grand piano inside the curve of the staircase, one of three in the home. This room also includes one of the home’s four fireplaces. The formal living room is flanked by a handsome study with a coffered ceiling and the elegant formal dining room.

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The kitchen and breakfast area are open to the family room, which is warmed by natural light. The windows are trimmed in the same dark wood used in the exposed beams on the ceiling.

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Just beyond those windows is the stone patio that features a fireplace and ceiling fans. The stone surface extends around the pool, which is flanked by two spas, but there’s still plenty of green grass given the ample size of the lot.

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With a multi-level tray ceiling, dark-stained hardwood floors and a curved wall of curtained windows, the dramatic master bedroom is reminiscent of a theater. It’s just the beginning of a humongous master suite that has to be seen to be believed.

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The home boasts four more bedroom suites as well as a tiered media room, a game room with a wet bar, and a workout room that offers views of the pool.

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Strait Lane is arguably the most prestigious address in the city. Your neighbors would be a who’s who of bold-faced names from the worlds of business, politics and sports.

To schedule a private showing, contact Christopher Miller at 214-528-0707 or cmiller@daveperrymiller.com.

Who Wouldn’t Want a Front-Yard View of Lakewood’s Fourth of July Parade?


While the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade is a major event, the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade is a bit more intimate and informal. There’s no need to register your bike or float in Lakewood; just show up at the corner of Cambria and Lakewood boulevards at the proper time, and you’re in! That casual attitude is just one of the reasons that this family-friend affair is so beloved in the neighborhood.

If you’d like to live within walking distance of the parade route, or even have a front-yard seat for the festivities, check out these homes listed by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

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The original Lakewood Tudor on a prime corner lot at 6700 Lakeshore Drive has been thoughtfully rebuilt, with attention to detail. The generous scale of the kitchen is wonderful for today’s living and offers excellent access to the outdoor entertaining.

 

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The cozy sun room at 6523 Lakewood Boulevard is perfect for afternoon tea or a game of cards. The master bedroom sits next to an elegant large den with vaulted ceilings and a centered stone fireplace.

 

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The master retreat at 6652 Lakeshore Drive is oversized with a seating area, gas fireplace, crown moldings, spa-like bath, jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, and a walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms located off the large landing area served by two baths.

 

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The house at 6748 Avalon Avenue provides plenty of space to stretch your legs. It boasts a five-car garage and a 1,600-square-foot guest house that includes a fourth full bathroom. There’s also a greenhouse, a pergola, and expansive decks.

 

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The charming, European-influenced estate at 6832 Lakewood Boulevard was built in 1929 and is hidden from the street by landscaping. It features original fixtures, stained-glass windows, and a four-car parking garage.

Realtor Uses Drone to Promote Property


The drone camera takes a spin through this room during the video, as well as over the top of the house.
The drone camera takes a spin through this room during the video, as well as over the top of the house.

Drone technology was in the news yesterday, when a man got the FAA’s attention for losing one drone on the roof of AT&T Stadium and flying another over downtown Dallas. A more appropriate and innovative use of the remote-control technology is this video promoting the property at 6230 Stichter Avenue in Preston Hollow. Christopher Miller has the estate — which sits on three lots and features a six-car garage and a two-bedroom guest house — listed for $4.6 million. Another notable aspect of the video: It’s narrated by one of the homeowners, lending a nice personal touch to the presentation. Be sure to check it out.