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.

 

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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.

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

8514 Chadbourne Road | Devonshire | $2,179,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3453 Amherst Avenue | University Park | $1,675,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6815 Prestonshire Lane | Preston Hollow | $1,370,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4408 Irvin Simmons Drive | Northwest Dallas | $1,099,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5440 Vanderbilt Avenue | Greenland Hills | $829,000

 

10 MUST-SEE OPEN HOUSES

1910 Marydale Drive | Stevens Park Estates | $745,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3716 Northaven Road | Northwest Dallas | $699,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4034 Highgrove Drive | Midway Hollow | $655,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2332 Bunny Run Lane | Frisco | $485,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3544 Flaxley Drive | Northwest Dallas | $410,000

 

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

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes


 

Step foot into East Dallas, and you’ll see the highlights of 20th-century architecture in each neighborhood.

 

Those with eclectic tastes will appreciate the blend of architectural eras — from all-American, Craftsman-style homes to romantic Tudors and classic Colonials. And juxtaposed to those historic homes are the new constructions of stylish contemporary homes.

 

Take a tour of the area, and along the way, visit the diverse styles of the fine homes Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has to offer.

 

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes

6220 Worth Street | Lakewood | $2,499,000

 

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes

3608 Vintage Place | Lakewood | $1,495,000

 

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes

6437 Bob O Link Drive | Lakewood | $1,399,000

 

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes

8539 San Leandro | Lakewood | $1,350,000

 

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes

5942 Vanderbilt Avenue | Lower Greenville | $964,000

 

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes

6906 Southridge Drive | Lakewood | $850,000

 

7 Must-See East Dallas Homes

5406 Vickery Boulevard | Vickery Place | $850,000

 

To view more eclectic East Dallas homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Sack Brings M-Streets Expertise to Heather Guild Group


Extensive market knowledge, impeccable customer service and skilled negotiating… the Heather Guild Group at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (Lakewood Office) takes pride in advocating for their clients using these advantages, which has shaped the team into a dominant force in East Dallas Real Estate. And with the addition of Amy Sack (formerly of the firm’s Preston Center Office) this month, the Heather Guild Group is poised to grow even stronger.

From left to right, Haley Wagstaff, Heather Guild, Skylar Champion and newest Heather Guild Group member, Amy Sack.
From left to right, Haley Wagstaff, Heather Guild, Skylar Champion and newest Heather Guild Group member, Amy Sack.

“We’ve found that our clients appreciate the local connections and resources we bring to each transaction,” Guild says. “By living in the neighborhoods we serve, we’re able to provide the market knowledge that sets us apart.  As an M-Streets resident and Stonewall Jackson Elementary parent, Amy rounds out that unique perspective for the team.”  

With a corporate background in digital marketing, most recently for Yahoo, Sack has a solid understanding of the tools available to promote a home, along with an incredible work ethic. That ethic also extends to her personal undertakings, as she spends a considerable amount of time volunteering at her kids’ school.  

“Teaming up with the Heather Guild Group was a natural fit for me,” Sack says. “We have shared values, a commitment to local schools, a focus on customer service and a  love of Lakewood and all of East Dallas, that bond us together. Aligning with them gives me an edge, and I believe my unique skills and experience give the team one, too.”

The members of the  Heather Guild Group, which includes Heather Guild, Skylar Sutton Champion and Haley Wagstaff, have most recently been named among the Top 25 Producers in East Dallas by the Lakewood Advocate and the Lake Highlands Advocate, and a Top Producer/D Best Real Estate Agent by D Magazine.  

For more information on the Heather Guild Group, please email hello@heatherguildgroup.com or visit HeatherGuildGroup.com.

Sunday Open House Offers Glimpse of Fitzhugh Area’s Bright Future


The forecast for Sunday is looking good. The Meyer Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate thinks there’s a 99% chance you’ll be struck by the inspiration to move, if you follow their recommendation to visit the Bennett Avenue Townhouses on Sunday from 2 to 4pm.  (Not so coincidentally, looks like great open house weather that day, too.)

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Nearing completion of the Bennett Avenue Townhouses on Fuqua Street, a boutique modern townhouse development

 

Developer Larkspur Capital Partners, LLC, is wrapping up construction on these single-family townhomes east of 75 off of Fitzhugh, and they are spectacular. Three of the six have been sold and only three remain.

“It’s an exciting time to get in on what’s happening around here,” Nadine Meyer says. “Larkspur has been key in casting vision for the area, and The Ivy, along with the Bennett Avenue Townhouses, are generating interest because these products have gorgeous architecture, unique open floor plans, superior interior finishes, green space, and close proximity to all Dallas has to offer.”

In addition, she adds, large apartment and retail developers are also moving dirt on multi-family and commercial space.

This week, Larkspur took yet more first steps — for their next project across the street from the Bennett Avenue Townhouses. Their demolition team took down some aging apartments there, with intent to help accommodate the demand for more high-quality, low-maintenance residences near Downtown. A variety of floorplans will be available with prices starting in the low $400Ks.  Larkspur has also recently started on The Quarter, an 18-unit contemporary townhouse development at 2280 N. Fitzhugh Avenue. Larkspur has over 60 units under construction in the Fitzhugh Avenue corridor with another 40 starting later this year.

Meyer and her team are the exclusive agents for Larkspur. For more information, please contact them at 214-585-9933 or meyergroup@daveperrymiller.com.  Larkspur’s projects can be viewed at www.larkspurcapital.com.

East Dallas is … Where Our Firm Began


East Dallas
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If you live near White Rock Lake, then you’ve no doubt seen the phrase “East Dallas is …” a few times. Those signs and mentions on social media are all part of an effort to rally community pride.

East Dallas is a lot of things — a great place to raise a family, a tight-knit community, and a neighborhood rife with amenities. It’s also where Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate was born. It’s the part of town where our founder got his start, and we still sell far more homes in East Dallas than any of our competitors.