Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available


 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

We’re delighted to announce the release of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s latest Fine Home Collection. The fall/winter 2018 edition showcases over 120 exceptional properties in Dallas and across North Texas. Fine Home Collection is a premier home publication from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, a division of Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

The eighth edition of Fine Home Collection features the most extraordinary properties in Dallas’ most established neighborhoods, as well as the luxurious and modern units inside the city’s most elite high-rise residences.

 

Additionally, Fine Home Collection includes editorial features that spotlight influential tastemakers in art and design, extraordinary lakefront living and exemplary community spirit.

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“Talk of the Town” features interior and textile designer Caitlin Wilson and her rise from blogging into designing her own line of wallpapers, fabrics and furniture. Wilson also provides readers renovation advice as she completes her own home rejuvenation. 

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“A Nearby Getaway” highlights the fantastic opportunity to own property at the magnificent Links at Lake Athens, a 52-acre lakeside resort offering a PGA championship golf course, rolling acres for horseback riding and 2,500 feet of water frontage.

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“It Takes a Village” tells the history of Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and how its determination to support neighborhood schools has progressed into one of the most iconic home tours in Dallas. 

 

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

 

“The Midas Touch” spotlights up-and-coming artist Sarah Todd and her mesmerizing art, which uses delicate touches of 24-karat gold and silver leaf atop striking strokes of bold acrylic paint.

 

Lastly, Fine Home Collection spotlights some of our outstanding associates and why they choose to represent Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

 

Visit dpmmagazine.com to see the full digital version of the fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection.

 

Read more from the Fine Home Collection on our blog:

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village

Sarah Todd Has the Midas Touch

10 Must-See Open Houses


 

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

10730 Bushire Drive | Les Jardins | $1,844,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4049 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,749,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2909 Fondren Drive | University Park | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5822 Kenwood Avenue | M Streets | $979,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

434 Francie Way | Allen | $775,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

407 Newell Avenue | Santa Monica | $649,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6644 Blue Valley Lane | Lakewood | $649,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7644 Fallmeadow Lane | Far North Dallas | $499,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3613 Kings Hollow Lane | McKinney | $469,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

912 Greenbriar Lane | Richardson | $259,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

10 Pools for the End of Summer


 

The calendar may be prompting you to start bundling up and sip on pumpkin spice lattes, but the weather may say otherwise.

 

Extend the end of summer into autumn with these 10 pools to cool you off during those unseasonably warm afternoons.

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

4545 San Gabriel Drive | North Dallas | $2,695,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

3504 Marquette Street | University Park | $1,899,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

7003 Delrose Drive | Lakewood | $1,695,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

7702 Bryn Mawr Drive | Caruth Hills | $1,499,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

5722 Meadowcrest Drive | North Dallas | $1,295,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

10823 Pagewood Place | North Dallas | $1,170,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

434 Francie Way | Allen | $795,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

9702 Trail Hill Drive | Lake Highlands | $715,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Pools for the End of Summer

5029 Calloway Drive | Addison | $499,500

 

For more spectacular homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

Read our blog for more incredible pools:

Poolside Accessories for On-the-Go Adventures 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat 

Take a Dip in a Saltwater Pool 

5 Beautiful Tech Products


 

Technology doesn’t just have to be functional. For a luxurious home, it needs to beautiful as well.

 

We’ve collected five tech products that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are useful.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape System | Starting at $4,200

 

Speakers transform into large-scale artwork in Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape System. The hexagonal tiles are completely customizable — from overall configuration and color down to the number of speakers, dampers and amplifiers.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Samsung The Frame 55-inch LED SmartTV | $1,597.99

 

Speaking of art, Samsung’s The Frame TV keeps your television looking like a thoughtful masterpiece even when it’s off. Owners have access to 100 professionally curated art pieces from 10 different genres. The Frame can be further customized with wood bezel frames or golden edges. Feature it alongside your gallery wall or even sitting atop an easel.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Molekule Air Purifier | $799

 

Breathe a sigh of relief with this air purifier that breaks down toxic pollutants on a molecular level to eliminate them completely from your home. Developed over 20 years, the Molekule air purifier has been determined by research scientists to destroy pollutants 1,000 times smaller than what is filtered by traditional air filters.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Uma Sound Lantern | $479.00

 

Light and sound are fused into one elegant, portable lantern. A soft glow emits from the LED lantern, with its sleek, cone-shaped design and full-grain leather strap. Touch-sensitive volume controls offer 360-degree sound.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Conway Electric For Home First Smart Chip Extension Cord | $149

 

Vintage aesthetic juxtaposes harmoniously with modern technology in Conway Electric’s extension cord. Conway claims that the extension cord is one of the fast-charging USB power cords available. The smart USB ports shut off once your device is fully charged, protecting it from overheating. And with a power cord so stylish, you’ll want to display it instead of hide it away.

 

Read more about our recommended products on the blog:

Back-to-School Essentials 

Poolside Accessories for On-the-Go Adventures 

Outdoor Furniture for Cool Summer Nights 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home


 

Sometimes, your dream home is only in your mind.

 

When the time comes to build your ideal home, there are a plethora of factors to consider  — from choosing the best tile to deciding what the best course of action is when building in a floodplain. While there are some decisions you can tackle on your own, expert advice — such as renowned local design studio M Gooden Design — is always welcome.

 

Begin your dream home search with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and choose from these exceptional lots across North Texas to help transform those dreams into reality.

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

8511 Inwood Road | Devonshire | $1,995,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

6607 Belmead Drive | North Dallas | $1,699,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

4512 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park | $1,495,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7298 Williamson Road | Lakewood | $1,290,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

000 Copper Canyon Road | Copper Canyon | $1,000,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

2916 Dyer Street | University Park | $895,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7003 Irongate Lane | Lakewood | $550,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

88 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $549,930

 

10 LOTS FOR YOUR DREAM HOME

7538 Malabar Lane | Janmar | $435,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

Lot 48 Nautical Drive | Quinlan | $129,000

 

To view more noteworthy lots, visit www.daveperrymiller.com/lots-acreage/ .

How to Style Your Bedside Table


 

How to Style Your Bedside Table

 

Clear your mind and get a good night’s rest with a clean and organized bedside table.

 

We’ve gathered experts’ advice on what you need on your bedside table for a restful sleep.

 

Must-Have Essentials

 

For a well-balanced nightstand, outfit your bedside with a lamp that has a yellow-based light. A good book to read will help your mind slow down and calm your eyes from staring at screens all day. Experts recommend reading books that aren’t too thrilling or engrossing, which will also keep you up later than you’d like.

 

Keep hydrated with a glass of water next to your bed. Keeping water close will prevent you from heading to the kitchen, where late-night snack temptations exist.

 

A pen and paper are essential for any last-minute ideas for tasks and thoughts you have.

 

An alarm clock separate from your phone will wake you up on time without having your phone screen be the first thing you look at in the morning.

 

Stay Organized

 

Keep a small jewelry dish or tray on your nightstand for any rings, bracelets or earrings.

 

A storage basket underneath the nightstand, or a nightstand with drawers, is key for keeping too much clutter from piling onto the tabletop.

 

A small tray or basket for hand cream or a calming lavender spray is a necessity for keeping skin hydrated throughout the evening. Keep your lip balm nearby, too.

 

Scents and Sounds

 

Just as the smell of coffee helps you wake up in the morning, so too do certain scents help you fall asleep at night.

 

Lavender, vanilla and jasmine are experts’ recommendations to calm the body and mind. Burn the scents through your favorite candles or essential oil diffusers.

 

If ambient noise is a distracting factor for you, drown them away with a sound machine evoking dreamy beach waves or a rainstorm.

 

Final Touches

 

Add small plants, such as succulents, or a floral bud vase, to bring a little life and color to your bedside table.

 

Read our blog for more home advice:

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips

How to Use Bold Patterns

The Art of the Xeriscape

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips


 

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips

 

A new school year is upon us, which means readjusting summer sleep schedules.

 

Experts recommend prepping for school-year routines two weeks in advance but, sometimes, the bittersweet end of summer vacation catches many of us unawares.

 

Here is some helpful advice to help little ones adjust quickly to new routines.

 

Make slow changes

 

Neither adults nor children adjust to changes that are made in one fell swoop.

 

When adjusting bedtimes, move them earlier only by 5 to 15 minutes at a time, every two or three days. This will help you and your children feel less groggy in the morning.

 

Children under 12 years old need between 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while older children need eight to nine hours.

 

Work together as a family

 

Children will feel better going to sleep early if they have an example to follow. That doesn’t mean your bedtime should be as early as 7:30 or 8 p.m., too.

 

Finish up any homework soon after dinner, and get ready for the next school day together. Having backpacks and lunches packed and any parental forms signed will help the next morning’s rush go much smoother.

 

Start having more calming family activities an hour before your children’s intended bedtimes. Avoid the TV and smartphones and together choose a book to read, or help them with a calming bath.

 

Turn off your devices

 

Blue light from electronics can stimulate the mind too much before bedtime.

 

Turn off the TV or smartphones and dim bedroom lights an hour before to start calming the mind down. Try having a charging station in the kitchen or another shared space where everyone can store their devices for the evening.

 

Are you using your phone as your alarm? Try going analog or looking into some of the alarm clocks we’ve recommended for Daylight Saving Time

 

Promote positivity

 

There may be some struggles having earlier bedtimes, but remain patient and positive for you and your child.

 

If children — especially very young ones — see bedtime as a positive activity rather than a punishment, they’ll be less likely to resist the new schedule.

 

Counter any last-minute requests by incorporating them into your children’s new routine. Experts say that if children’s routines keep getting interrupted, the harder it will be for them to adjust.

 

Read more back-to-school advice on our blog:

Back-to-School Essentials

Chic Staples for the Home Office

Alarm Clocks for Daylight Saving Time

Back-to-School Essentials


 

Back-to-school season isn’t just for little ones.

 

Get in on the excitement of a new school year with your own back-to-school accessories — with a luxe spin.

 

Here are five items you’ll want to add to your back-to-school arsenal.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Edison Collier Fountain Pen | $169

 

Those with a fondness for the written word will love writing with a fountain pen. A changeable ink cartridge allows for mess-free writing, while an option of three nib sizes allows for different writing styles. Use the pen for artistic calligraphy or making note writing more luxurious.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Sugar Paper Back to School Bundle | $75

 

One-stop shopping is simple with Sugar Paper’s Back to School Bundle. The set includes file folders, notebooks, a notepad and a pen — all coordinated in Sugar Paper’s signature gold accents. This set will make organization and planning a breeze.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Box Appetit Stainless Steel Lunch Box | $34.95

 

Forego plastic sandwich bags for this stainless steel lunch box, which includes its own fork and a removable divider. The steel allows you to store a variety of food without it leaking or leaching into the container. With the removable divider, pack a multitude of snacks or your lunch with a special dessert.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Moleskine 12-Month Daily Planner | $19.95

 

Plan your year in style with Moleskine’s daily planner. Each page is a day, which means plenty of room for notes and activities for the busiest person.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash | $10

 

Back to school means it’s almost time for cold and flu season. Get a head start and stave off germs around you with Aesop’s elegant hand sanitizer. Made of mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar atlas, you’ll feel refreshed even without water.

 

Read more product recommendations on our blog:

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Home Offices for Summer Vacation

10 Porches for Summer Lounging


 

Summer may be ebbing away, but there are still plenty of days to kick up your feet and relax outside.

 

For an ideal evening, lounge with a glass of wine and watch the sunset from an expansive porch.

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

3816 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $4,999,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

6315 Chamberlyne Drive | Frisco | $2,695,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

3603 S. Versailles Avenue | Bluffview | $940,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

10915 Ridgemeadow Drive | Lochwood Meadows | $749,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

3716 Northaven Road | Northwest Dallas | $675,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

5447 Bonita Avenue | Vickery Place | $649,900

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

4807 Elsby Avenue | Briarwood | $639,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

5127 W. Amherst Avenue | Bluffview | $575,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

5538 Junius Street | Junius Heights | $510,000

 

10 Porches for Summer Lounging

7003 Wake Forrest Drive | Lakewood | $367,000

 

For more exceptional homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Finch College names Millheiser a distinguished alumnus


We love to tout our agents’ professional contributions to the real estate industry, for there are many. Those are important and all, but at the end of the day, how an agent invests their personal time is often what is most endearing about them. For years, Peggy Millheiser has given of her time freely to others– while balancing it with a successful real estate business — and it’s this lifestyle of service that had the attention of her alma mater (Finch College) earlier this year.

The Finch College Alumni Association Foundation Trust annually presents The Jessica (Finch) Cosgrave Lifetime Achievement Award to honor today’s outstanding alumnae. Peggy was one of five recipients at the 22nd annual award show in May, hosted at the Cosmopolitan Club in NYC.

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Finch was a baccalaureate women’s college located in the borough of Manhattan. It began as a private secondary school for girls and later developed into a liberal arts college. Finch closed in 1976 for various reasons and its enrollment records were passed to Marymount Manhattan College, but the strong alumnae base formed an association in 1993 to keep relationships going and to preserve the school’s history. Peggy has maintained her involvement with Finch since graduating in 1975 with a BFA degree.

Nominations for the award are solicited from all Finch alumnae. A Finch College alumna is defined as one who attended the college and remained in good standing as a student.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION OF A CANDIDATE

Achievement must reflect a significant contribution to public life, the arts, business and/or volunteer work, which candidates have done in their community throughout the country or world. Nominees should be a respected and distinguished Finch Alumni who have demonstrated continued devotion to the Finch College motto Ineamus Meliora (strive toward the best), whose extraordinary achievement deserves acknowledgment and recognition.

Peggy Millheiser receiving the Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award for Finch College Alumnae in NYC this May.
Peggy Millheiser receiving the Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award for Finch College Alumnae in NYC this May.
Peggy Millheiser receiving the Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award for Finch College Alumnae in NYC this May.
Peggy Millheiser receiving the Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award for Finch College Alumnae in NYC this May.

An excerpt from Peggy’s Award Show Program bio:

“Peggy, a fourth generation Texan and resident of Dallas, where she was born and raiased, read about Finch College in a brochure. It told about art history courses, which she wanted. She arrived at Finch in 1972… She met her husband, Dave, in her senior year. They were married two years later and stayed another seven years in New York, where Dave was working. He had a business offer in Dallas so they moved, settled down and raised a daughter and son there.

When her children were in elementary school, Peggy learned there was no creative writing course and no summer reading course. This bothered her so she created the courses herself…

Peggy’s humanitarian efforts stretched further in the 1980s when many Russian immigrants were coming to the states and needed places to stay. Peggy and her family offered their help…, and (they) looked after a Russian family for two years.”

Peggy’s educational efforts extended well through her kids’ time in school, and included board/leadership roles in various PTAs. As you look at her lengthy Curriculum Vitae through the years, you’ll see concurrent passions for the arts, her fellow man and her faith also run deep.

She and Dave also have an adventurous side – they took temporary leave of Dallas from 1996-1999 to live in the foothills of the Andes mountains in Santiago, Chile, where Dave pursued a business opportunity.

Amazing that with all this, she has still found time for a successful 17-year real estate career with Dave! Congratulations on this great honor, Peggy!

Peggy Millheiser's family celebrating her Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award. From left, son Robert, husband Dave, Peggy, daughter Anne.
Peggy Millheiser’s family celebrating her Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award. From left, son Robert, husband Dave, Peggy, daughter Anne, Sara Arthur (former Director of Admissions).
Dave Millheiser and Peggy Millheiser at the ceremony honoring recipients of the Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award for Finch College Alumnae in NYC this May.
Dave Millheiser and Peggy Millheiser at the ceremony honoring recipients of the Jessica Congrave Lifetime Achievement Award for Finch College Alumnae in NYC this May.