Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes


 

Home to Former President George W. Bush, Ross Perot, Dirk Nowitzki and a variety of names from politics to entertainment, Preston Hollow is synonymous for luxury and grandeur.

 

The area, nestled between Northwest Highway, Royal Lane, Hillcrest Avenue and Midway Road, was once an expanse of farmland before developer Ira DeLoache claimed it for the prestigious estates it is known for today.

 

Preston Hollow is also home to several of Dallas’ top private schools, including St. Mark’s School of Texas, an all-boys school ranked No. 6 in Niche.com’s 2019 Best Private High Schools in America.

 

With sprawling acres of lush foliage, it’s no wonder many of Dallas’ most affluent choose to reside in Preston Hollow.

 

We’ve chosen five homes that place luxury at the top of the priority list.

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes4655 Meadowood Road | Old Preston Hollow | $5,995,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes10115 Waller Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $3,495,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes9119 Guernsey Lane | Preston Hollow | $3,090,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes6630 Northport Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,295,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes6215 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $2,199,000

 

For more exquisite properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football


 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

There’s nothing that will stop Paul Layne from attending a Southern Methodist University football game short of being sick — and when that happened, he still attended.

 

Layne’s diehard dedication to his alma mater’s football team was recently honored by the school with his own jersey and commemorative football marking his 500th consecutive attendance before the game against Houston Baptist. It was an accomplishment 46 years in the making.

 

“They introduced me down on the field, and to my surprise they gave me an SMU jersey, a blue one like they wear in the games. I may frame it and put it in my home office,” said Layne of the Layne-Rothwell Group in the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Intown office. “I was also interviewed on the radio at the start of the second half.”

 

His amazing achievement and dedication are highlighted by the press and SMU during landmark years and games. This year was particularly special and garnered him attention from Fox 4’s Good Day morning show, a selection of radio interviews and a spotlight from ESPN.

 

Layne’s legendary love of SMU football began when he was a child, his parents toting him along to games starting at 2 years old.

 

As an SMU student, he was writing about the games as a student reporter but was so excited in the press box that his editor suggested he be a cheerleader instead. That cemented his dedication, and he attended every home and away game, even after he graduated.

 

When he realized he had a streak going, he doubled down on his efforts, doing his best to attend even when he was sick.

 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

“The one story people like hearing the most is the time I came close to missing a game,” Layne recalled. “I was 41, and I came down with chicken pox. I looked on the schedule and saw, luckily, we had a home game. It happened to be Halloween, so I sat on the upper deck of the Cotton Bowl by myself and dressed as a scarecrow.”

 

His real estate partner, Trina Rothwell, said his love of SMU football is so infectious that she’s also gone above and beyond to make sure Layne doesn’t miss a game.

 

About five years ago, both of them were indisposed — Rothwell with a thrown out back and Layne with a bad reaction to antibiotics he was taking for an infected incision from dental surgery. Layne told Rothwell he may have to miss the game.

 

“There I am with my back not being able to move, and I said, ‘Not on my watch,’ ” Rothwell said. “I drove him to the La Madeleine across from the stadium, and he attended the game.”

 

“I’m really proud of him, and it’s something he really enjoys,” she added.

 

Layne’s spirit and dedication to SMU football have benefitted his real estate career with the Layne-Rothwell Group. Layne helps incoming and outgoing coaches and staff with their home buying needs. Rothwell also agreed to cover for Layne during game days.

 

“The attendance streak has opened the doors for Trina and I to be their agents. It’s brought in a lot of business,” Layne said. “They know I’m loyal.”

 

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7 Private Guest Suites


 

Fall has commenced, which means guests will be arriving for holiday visits before you know it.

 

Make their stay all-the-more comfortable by providing them private guest quarters during their visit.

 

These seven spectacular homes can provide family and friends with the ease of staying with loved ones while attaining the luxury of a five-star hotel.

 

 

8 Private Guest Suites

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

 

8 Private Guest Suites

7634 Fisher Road | Lakewood | $1,995,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

4348 Taos Road | Bluffview | $1,975,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

3207 Saint Johns Drive | Highland Park | $1,575,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

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

 

8 Private Guest Suites

5914 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $795,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

517 Limmerhill Drive | Rockwall | $600,000

 

For more magnificent homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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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

4502 Watauga Road | Bluffview | $2,850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4 Brigade Court | Glen Lakes | $1,695,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5220 Northaven Road | Russwood Acres | $1,495,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4512 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park | $1,469,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1654 Handley Drive | East Kessler | $1,195,000

 

10 MUST-SEE OPEN HOUSES

6014 Palo Pinto Avenue | Lower Greenville | $799,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5715 Willow Lane | Melshire Estates | $719,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9735 Carnegie Drive | Casa Linda | $425,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2434 Campfire Lane | Frisco | $340,995

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3225 Turtle Creek Boulevard #406 | Turtle Creek | $313,000

 

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

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

3513 Potomac Avenue | Highland Park | $1,825,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6451 Stefani Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,600,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5434 W. University Boulevard | Greenway Parks | $850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2824 Daniel Court | University Park | $825,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6169 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $569,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

835 Thomasson Drive | Kessler Highlands | $424,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1505 N. Haskell Avenue #1 | Oak Lawn | $420,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2300 Pagoda Oak | Plano | $349,000

 

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

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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