Custom Highland Park Estate Has Everything a Family Could Desire


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Prominently positioned on a sprawling .875-acre corner lot, the custom residence at 3700 Euclid Avenue, completed in 2012, is an exceptional luxury offering in the heart of Highland Park. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Kelly Hosch and Shelly Bailey are offering the estate for $15,995,000.

Masterfully designed by the award-winning architectural team of Stocker, Hoestery and Montenegro, this well-appointed home showcases 13,980 square feet of clean-lined open space with an aura of tranquility and refined elegance. It was meticulously constructed by Rusty Goff with a flawless blend of carefully selected 18th-century materials, a plethora of modern-day amenities, and unsurpassed quality of workmanship, resulting in a state-of-the-art Texas Mediterranean masterpiece!

The exterior is a tasteful combination of Texas Leuders rough back limestone and cementitious plaster with reclaimed antique brick border accents, topped with a two-piece clay-barrel tile roof. Imported Italian chestnut wood windows by CC Serramenti and locally handcrafted steel doors graciously illuminate each room with abundant natural light.

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Crisp white walls with elliptical eased-edge archways contribute to the fresh, airy ambiance throughout. Striking cross-vault ceilings and 300-year-old imported Chateau Domingue limestone flooring line the foyer. A fully equipped bar and a climate-controlled wine cellar finished with hand-cut Italian brick and masonry detail are ideally positioned for entertaining.

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Beautiful wide-plank hardwood flooring leads to a handsome study with a vaulted beamed ceiling and white oak cabinetry with excellent storage and display capacity.

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A luxurious private guest suite with 11-foot ceilings, a spa bath, an oversized shower, heated Vendome limestone flooring, and custom white oak cabinetry reminiscent of a five-star resort occupies the west wing.

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Not to be missed is the elegant hall powder bath with an 18th-century stone wall-mounted sink and wine-barrel spout from Provence coupled with 17th-century Portuguese cobblestone flooring creating authentic design impact.

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Dual downstairs living rooms — each outfitted with reclaimed Pennsylvania timbers, concrete headers, and a Rumford-style fireplace — seamlessly transition to the kitchen and open to the expansive loggia. A pair of custom 6-foot “lift and slide” doors creates a 12-foot opening enhancing the desired indoor-outdoor connection.

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The palatial open kitchen is anchored by a 17-foot island and fully equipped with commercial-grade Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Gorgeous Crema Marfil counters and heated Chateau Domingue “Dalles de Bourgogne” limestone flooring complement the peaceful neutral palette. Easy-access lower cabinets with custom drawer features enable unobstructed views and add to the open concept.

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The exquisite dining room is uniquely designed with a circular radius, multiple art niches, and a subtle dome ceiling creating an elegant intimate space. Three walls of windows provide abundant soft light, while landscaping lends an element of privacy.

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An impressive gym with an adjoining meditation room overlooks a tranquil water feature enhancing the Zen-like setting.

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The multi-purpose mud room is host to multiple lockers, two work stations, and a stackable washer/dryer, and offers convenient elevator access. It’s complemented by a blued-tiled utility room on the second floor.

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The second floor was intentionally designed as a family-oriented space with four generous secondary bedroom suites sharing a central gathering room or reading lounge.

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The master is a sumptuous retreat in itself, with its soothing fresh palette adorned with a vaulted beamed ceiling, a gas fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking the expansive backyard. Each enjoys a separate luxury bath and impressive dressing gallery. Her bathroom suite is beyond exquisite, with Namibian white marble counters, Ann Sacks tiles, a Bain Ultra spa tub, a Jaclo steam shower, and THG Paris fixtures. An open adjoining dressing gallery is worthy of being featured in a magazine! His closet offers functional design to facilitate packing, with a center island and custom storage spaces, and is handsomely outfitted like a country club locker room.

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The 2,000-square-foot basement, with high-end finish comparable to above-ground rooms, is a fabulous flex space serving as the children’s playroom/media room, complete with a built-in stage, spot lighting, and a retractable screen and projector. A generous half-bath, abundant storage, and a state-of-the-art mechanical service closet housing commercial-quality systems — including a geothermal heating and cooling system, two 150-gallon continuous-recovery water heaters and purification system, a Crestron automated audio/video system, Lutron lighting, and an array of security features — complete the basement.

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The colossal backyard is introduced by an inviting loggia with a wood-burning fireplace and retractable Phantom screens for year-round enjoyment! A five–hole putting green with a practice bunker and a play yard with artificial turf by Southwest Greens are adjacent to a vast Zeon Zoysia grassy area that could easily accommodate a resort-size pool! Mature magnolias and towering evergreens line the perimeter for added privacy. A gated motor court and porte-cochere leads to three attached-garage spaces with a storage room for golf clubs and an additional detached fourth-car garage, while providing plentiful enclosed space for outdoor play!

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Enjoy a short walk or bike ride to iconic Lakeside Drive, the Highland Park Library, the Katy Trail, as well as popular boutique shops and restaurants.

This uniquely elegant, comfortable home offers tremendous interior and exterior space without feeling opulent or overwhelming. The tasteful top-notch finish-out, eco-friendly and technologically advanced amenities, and precise attention to detail are nothing short of perfection!

To schedule a showing of this estate, contact Kelly Hosch at 214-478-4313 or kellyhosch@daveperrymiller.com.

Preston Hollow Estate With Prestigious Address Has Been Beautifully Updated


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Dave Perry-Miller’s Laura Michelle presents a beautifully updated estate on an approximately 1.2-acre corner lot with a coveted Preston Hollow address. 10515 Lennox Lane is being offered for $2,499,950 and will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Built circa 1984 with a gorgeous stucco façade and circular front drive, this home offers an ideal floor plan for today’s living with six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, one half-bath, formal living and dining rooms, a library, a great room, a family room and a game room.

Having recently undergone an interior transformation, this home offers elegant design and neutral finishes throughout more than 7,200 square feet of living space. Formal living and dining rooms are situated on either side of the two-story marble foyer with a carved wood staircase. Situated just beyond that is an impressive gallery that leads to a great room and a formal study with built-in shelving. The expansive marble-floored great room with a fireplace and triple French doors opens onto the manicured grounds, pool and outdoor living area.

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An oversized family room featuring a tray ceiling, recessed lighting and a wet bar is open to the breakfast room and the well-equipped kitchen. Outfitted with granite countertops, white cabinetry and a granite island, the chef’s kitchen includes a Kitchen-Aid gas cooktop and a built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator. Nearly every room in the home provides a view of the heavily treed landscape.

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The downstairs master suite has a tray ceiling with recessed lighting, a marble fireplace, walls of windows and French doors leading to the backyard and pool area. The luxurious master his-and-hers baths each feature separate vanities with light marble countertops, white built-in cabinetry with ample storage, separate showers and walk-in closets.

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Completing the downstairs is a generously sized game room with built-in cabinetry, a guest suite with a private bath, a utility room, a powder bath and an attached three-car garage. Four additional bedrooms with marble baths are located on the second floor.

To schedule a private showing of this landmark property, contact Laura Michelle 214-228-3854 or laura@daveperrymiller.com.

Highland Park ISD Leaders Discuss Potential Purchase of Church’s Land


The new school would sit within the current attendance zone for Hyer Elementary. (Photo by Cynthia Smoot, via Flickr's Creative Commons)
The new school would sit within the current attendance zone for Hyer Elementary. (Photo by Cynthia Smoot, via Flickr)



Last spring, when I was the editor of Park Cities People, I suggested that Highland Park ISD should try to acquire land from a church to build a new campus. This week, school district officials publicly acknowledged for the first time that they are in negotiations with Northway Christian Church. The Dallas Morning NewsMelissa Repko reports that the district would buy about a third of the church’s land along Northwest Highway.

A potential sale would require a zoning change at Dallas City Hall. Although the church’s property lies within Highland Park ISD, it’s also in Dallas, not University Park.

Meredith Ridgway, a Highland Park ISD mother who lives near the church, told Repko that a new elementary school could increase nearby property values. If you agree, you may want to buy a house in the neighborhood sooner than later.

Matthew Edwards Enjoys Dual Careers in High-End Real Estate and Clothing


rsz_matthew_edwards_verticalThey say clothes make the man. They also say a man’s home is his castle.

No one in Dallas is responsible for more clothes and castles than Matthew Edwards, who enjoys complementary careers in fashion and real estate. When he’s not helping clients buy and sell high-end houses as a Dave Perry-Miller associate, Matthew is marketing custom clothing to discerning shoppers.

“My job is to make a customer look his best,” he said. “And it’s the same thing with a house; when you’re selling a house, you try to make it look its best. So they’re very connected.”

His fashion business is by appointment only, usually at his clients’ offices. He brings everything with him — swatches, design books, measuring tape — and in a matter of minutes, he can help a man select outfits from clothiers such as John H. Daniel and Ermenegildo Zegna that perfectly suit him, no matter his shape or size.

“I’ve had guys who weigh 400 pounds, and I’ve had grown men who weigh 120 pounds,” he said. “I know how to make somebody look good. That’s my job, is to make someone look good, without fail.”

Before he started selling clothes, Matthew got his real estate license in Colorado. But he soon moved to Dallas for work as a model and actor. “I’ve always kind of been a juggler,” he said. A year later, when he started his clothing business, he prospected for clients by combing through the “executive changes” section of the newspaper. At the time, he owned only one suit.

By the time he met Dave Perry-Miller, Matthew was back in the real estate business, not as an agent but as an investor. He hired to Dave to sell a house that had been on the market far too long while listed with another agent. Dave said the price was too high, so they lowered it, and the house sold within two weeks. During that time, Dave learned of Matthew’s fashion business.

“Matthew introduced me to custom-made suits and blazers, and life was never quite the same thereafter,” Dave said with a laugh.

As impressed as he was by the clothes, Dave was more impressed by the man – so much so that he recruited Matthew to be one of his associates.

“Matthew was so good at working through the logistics of giving guidance and counsel on clothes that I knew he would be a great fit at my real estate firm,” Dave said.

After years of selling of houses and clothes, Matthew remains passionate about both of his businesses and how they work so beautifully together.

“A lot of people say, ‘You can’t do two jobs,’ and that’s very small-thinking,” he said. “In real estate and in fashion, people want to work with people who they’re comfortable with. They want people they can trust.”

This is one of a series of articles about interesting aspects of our associates’ lives. The previous installment was about Jo Schellenberg’s on-stage exploits.