Forke, Shindler Offer Taste of Cape Cod in Dallas


This stunning Cape Cod two-story is an uncommon oasis in the heart of Dallas. As you pull into the driveway of 8206 Inwood Road, marketed for $2,865,000 by  J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler, any visual or audible reminders you’re in a bustling city begin to fade into the background.

This completely re-imagined home melds the charm of its original 1941 structure with renovated and expanded spaces (more than 60% of the home is new) designed for the most discerning taste. The current owners spent over two and a half years working very closely with architect/builder Chad Dorsey of More+Design Build creating a special place that not only fit their growing family’s needs but also built a home that reminded them of their Massachusetts’ roots. With its bleached hardwood flooring, beamed ceilings and walls of glass overlooking lush, three-quarter-acre grounds, the Inwood Road estate includes formals, great room, library, four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, chef’s kitchen, game room, guest house, screened, pool, three-car garage, storm shelter and guest house.

“The original 2,500 square-foot residence was taken down to the studs,” Shindler says. “More+Design reconfigured it into this spectacular home now boasting 6,937 square feet.”

“Because it was completed in 2014, it really is like a new home,” Forke adds.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000
8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

A crushed granite motor court welcomes guests to a gracious entry. Inside, the bright foyer is flanked by chic living and dining rooms washed in natural light and perfect for elegant gatherings with family and friends.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

With its beamed ceilings, shimmering fireplace, six iron orb chandeliers, and a wall of French doors that open to the outdoors, the dramatic great room is sublime. An expansive center island gracefully connects the room with an open gourmet kitchen outfitted with classic white cabinetry and countertops, and artisan tile. An enormous walk-in pantry, two Miele dishwashers, and professional Viking and Sub-Zero appliances make the kitchen truly chef-worthy.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

The downstairs master wing is a luxe retreat with more than 1,160 square feet, and includes a sitting area with fireplace and bath overlooking a private garden. Upstairs, a game room with full en suite bath is perfect for a fifth bedroom, media room or nanny’s quarters.

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

8206 Inwood Road is offered by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler for $2,865,000

Outdoors, a screened-in porch with grilling station and fireplace offers views of the back lawn, pool and spa. The 1,000-square-foot guest house features a living room with fireplace and cathedral ceilings.

For more information, contact J.L. Forke at (214)695-8255/jlforke@daveperrymiller.com or Jennifer Shindler at (214)215-5181/jennifershindler@daveperrymiller.com.

Firm Helps This Weekend’s 8th Annual Dallas Art Fair Awaken Art Appreciation in Dallas


Over the last two decades, Dallas has been gradually gaining (much-deserved) respect and recognition for having a sophisticated arts-and-culture scene. A team of city planners, corporations and private citizens had the foresight and conviction to invest billions, along with personal blood, sweat and tears, toward ensuring new world-class facilities would attract world-renowned artists, musicians, performers and exhibits here for our enjoyment and education. And attract they have.

The realization of their goal has encouraged other artrepreneurs to dream big, and several organic offshoots have sprung up over the last few years. One of those is the Dallas Art Fair. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is proud to support this premier collectors’ market, now in its eighth year.

Dave Perry-Miller, Terri Provencal (editor of Patron Magazine) and Kenneth Walters, at a Dallas Art Fair Sponsors Reception hosted by Eiseman Jewels
Dave Perry-Miller, Terri Provencal (editor of Patron Magazine) and Kenneth Walters, at a Dallas Art Fair Sponsors Reception hosted by Eiseman Jewels

The event was originally the brainchild of Dallas developer John Sughrue and art dealer Chris Byrne. And over its relatively short lifespan, it has helped stoke a growing citywide appreciation for visual arts. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be making their way to Dallas this week from as far away as Sao Paolo, Dubai and Antwerp, bringing with them paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography, video and installations by modern and contemporary artists. Thirty galleries participated in the inaugural version, so it’s easy to see with tripled numbers, that this city now has an insatiable appetite for art!

Rachel Lee Hovnanian's "Perfect Baby Showroom" installation :: Leila Heller Gallery, New York and Dubai
Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s “Perfect Baby Showroom” installation :: Leila Heller Gallery, New York and Dubai
Julian Hoeber's Rotational Symmetries, Decayed and Stacked, 2016 :: Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Julian Hoeber’s
‘Rotational Symmetries, Decayed and Stacked, 2016’ ::
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Les Rogers' 'Star Star' 2016 oil on canvas : : Makebish Gallery, New York
Les Rogers’ ‘Star Star’ 2016 oil on canvas : : Makebish Gallery, New York

The Dallas Art Fair festivities began March 31 with a private Kick-Off Party and will conclude this week with a Preview Gala Thursday, April 14, and the public fair at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in the Dallas Arts District, Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. For ticket information, click here. There’s also an app for previewing/purchasing art you can download before you go.

Have Your Questions About Streetcars Answered at Open House on Thursday


Streetcar
The streetcar could be rolling as early as next month.

Residents of Oak Cliff and Downtown may have questions about the streetcar that will soon connect those two neighborhoods. When will service start? What will the hours of operation be? How many stops will there be along the route? What do I need to know about riding the streetcar safely?

Those topics will all be addressed during an open house that DART and city officials will host from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Hitt Auditorium at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Greenhill Graduate Works His Way Back to Big Leagues of Broadcasting


Jared Sandler (right) was paired with Ted Emrich for his first ESPN Dallas broadcast, which emanated from the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Greenhill graduate Jared Sandler (right) was paired with Ted Emrich for his first ESPN Dallas broadcast, which emanated from the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament.

Sunday may be a day when most Americans relax, but successful Realtors are working for the weekend, as evidenced by the long list of open houses in our previous post.

Jared Sandler can relate, and not just because his stepmother, Frada Sandler, is a Dave Perry-Miller associate. For the past few Sundays, the up-and-coming broadcaster has been pulling double duty on ESPN 103.3, the Dallas radio station that airs Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks games. He’s been hosting Rangers Magazine before contributing to the station’s Dallas Cowboys post-game show.

Those Sunday shifts are hardly the only ones on Jared’s plate. He also fills in as a host for the Rangers’ pre- and post-game shows, hosts a talk show on Saturday afternoons, and works as a producer on weekdays.

“I’ve basically done everything there is to do at the station,” said Jared, a Greenhill School graduate who returned to his hometown last spring.

So how did such a young man get a gig in a top-five radio market? Well, he proved himself by working his way up from the bottom. Even before he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 2011, Jared was toiling in the minor leagues of broadcasting, calling games for a college-age amateur baseball team in Minnesota. It was a bit of culture shock for a kid who grew up in Dallas and went to school in Los Angeles.

“It was your stereotypical minor-league experience,” Jared said of the summer of 2010, when he chronicled the exploits of the now-defunct Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers. “Hop on a bus, travel from one place to the next, get in at random hours, and stay at shoddy hotels with barely running water. But it was a lot of fun. I think that was the first real test that told me that I wanted to pursue this.”

Jared spent the baseball season after his graduation from USC as the director of media relations for the Great Falls Voyagers in Montana. In 2012 and 2013, he was calling games for the Great Lakes Loons in Midland, Mich.

“It would have been awesome if I could have done something with the Dodgers, and just hopped on with Vin Scully, but that wasn’t realistic,” he said with a laugh.

His first day on the job in Dallas last spring coincided with Game 6 of the Mavericks’ series against the Spurs. He spent that day shadowing and observing, and then someone asked him if he wanted to go to the game.

“That was kind of a no-brainer,” Jared said. “The next thing I know, I’m watching my favorite team play in the biggest game of the season. It was one of those moments where I got to take a step back and think about all those long bus trips, and the Saturday nights when my friends would go out but I would stay in to do work and practice. Throughout that, my dream was always to come back to Dallas to be a part of the media scene, so that was kind of a cool moment.”

So, now that he’s part of the media scene in Big D, what’s next?

“I definitely love baseball play by play,” Jared said. “That’s my passion. But I also definitely want to have a family. I want to have kids and be able to spend time with them. So the ideal situation would be to host a show during the week, either morning or afternoon drive, and then do play by play on the side.”

Given Jared’s meteoric rise through the radio ranks, we have no doubt that ideal situation will become a reality in the near future.

Hamburger Man Grilling on Sunny Brook Lane


Everyone’s favorite caterer, The Hamburger Man, will be grilling patties from 1 to 2:30 this afternoon at 9246 Sunny Brook Lane. This five-bedroom house on a 4-acre lot in Old Preston Hollow has been listed by Mark Cain for $10.6 million. The estate features a children’s playhouse, a tennis court, a four-car garage, a second home with 4,000 square feet, and two guest houses. And, today only, it features free burgers! Stop on by!