The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4830 Brookview Drive | Preston Hollow | $5,495,000

1918 Olive Street #2101 | Downtown Dallas | $2,900,000

5963 Melshire Drive | North Dallas | $1,619,000

3606 N Fitzhugh Avenue | Oak Lawn | $1,500,000

1 Grantley Court | North Dallas | $1,049,000

5270 Town and Country Boulevard #331 | Frisco | $750,000

2200 Victory Avenue #802 | Oak Lawn | $749,000

11131 Hillcrest Road | North Dallas | $565,000

5526 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $524,900

2300 Leonard Street #405 | Uptown | $497,500

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Couple’s Condominium at The House Featured in D Home Magazine Spread


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Neal Stewart and Alan Carrell’s condo at The House was featured in D Home. (Photos by Nathan Schroder)

Our friends at D Home recently focused on a condominium in The House, the Victory Park high-rise that a team of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents has been marketing for two years. This particular condo belongs to Neal Stewart and Alan Carrell, who are veterans of high-rise living. They owned four units in Turtle Creek’s Vendome before moving to The House in 2013. Among the factors that lured them to The House: the Philippe Starck architecture (“Just to get to be in this building — it’s a treat,” Carrell says) and the concierge services and amenities (“It’s like checking into a resort,” Stewart says). Read the whole article here.

3 City Councilmen Offer Constituents Free Dallas Zoo Admission on Saturday


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If you live in North Oak Cliff, Downtown, Uptown, or East Dallas, you can enjoy free admission to the Dallas Zoo on Saturday morning, courtesy of your city councilman.

Scott Griggs, Adam Medrano, and Philip Kingston have teamed up to offer this sweet deal to their constituents in District 1, District 2, and District 14, respectively. If you live in one of those districts, you just have to show proof of residency — such as a driver’s license or utility bill — to get into the zoo for free.

Parking will still run you $8, but you could always take DART’s Red Line train to Dallas Zoo Station.

Have Thoughts on Trinity Parkway? Here are Opportunities to Share Them


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The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge traverses the futures site of Trinity Parkway. (Photo: DiAnn L’Roy)

City Hall is inviting Dallas residents to a series of public meetings, where they can provide input on the proposed design of Trinity Parkway. There were some tense moments at the first meeting on Tuesday, but residents had the opportunity for face-to-face conversations with city officials, including Mayor Mike Rawlings.

A few of the meetings are convenient for homeowners in neighborhoods served by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate:

Far North Dallas: 7 to 9 p.m. on May 28 at Parkhill Junior High School, 16500 Shadybank Drive

Downtown: 7 to 9 a.m. on June 2 at the Dallas Regional Chamber, 500 N. Akard Street, and 6 to 8 p.m. on June 23 at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street

Preston Hollow: 6 to 8 p.m. on June 16 at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road

North Oak Cliff: 6 to 8 p.m. on June 22 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Hitt Auditorium, 1441 N. Beckley Avenue

Historic Home Tour in Park Cities Headlines Our Weekend To-Do List


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3432 University Boulevard is sponsored by Christine McKenny and Paige & Curt Elliott.

Park Cities: The finest houses in Highland Park and University Park are showcased annually during the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Historic Home Tour. This year’s edition happens on Saturday, and one of the featured homes, 3432 University Boulevard, is sponsored by our own Christine McKenny and Paige & Curt Elliott.

Downtown: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate also sponsors the Dallas Art Fair, a showcase for paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, videos, and installations by modern and contemporary artists. The event began this morning at the Fashion Industry Gallery and continues through Sunday afternoon.

Oak Cliff: A variety of vendors, performers, and environmentally conscious citizens will gather in Lake Cliff Park on Sunday afternoon for the Oak Cliff Earth Day celebration.

For more things to do this weekend, turn to our friends at The Dallas Morning News.

State Representative Morgan Meyer to Host Town Hall Meeting on Saturday


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As evidenced by the above photo, Morgan Meyer has been hard at work during his first term representing House District 108 in the Texas Legislature. If you live in Highland Park, University Park, Uptown, Downtown, or portions of East Dallas and Preston Hollow, Meyer is your man in Austin.

If you’d like some face time with your representative, be at the University Park Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. That’s when Meyer will host a town hall meeting so he and his constituents can get to know each other better.

Luxury Vehicles and Furry Animals Headline Our Weekend To-Do List


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Downtown: If you’re a fan of our properties of distinction, then you probably appreciate vehicles of distinction. Dozens of luxury cars and trucks will be on display this weekend at the DFW Auto Show.

Park Cities: D Magazine’s editors and readers have named Critterman the city’s best children’s entertainer several times over. He will bring a few “extra furry” animals to the University Park Public Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday. This event is part of the library’s monthly Family Time series presented by Christine McKenny and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Preston Hollow: The spring musical at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas is always a treat, but we’re especially interested in this year’s production of Guys and Dolls Jr., because the cast list includes Claire Borman — daughter of our own Beth Borman — in the role of Mimi. Break a leg, Claire!

For more things to do this weekend, check in with our friends at The Dallas Morning News, who have recently relaunched GuideLive.com.

Have Your Questions About Streetcars Answered at Open House on Thursday


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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.

Formerly Suburban Couple Couldn’t be Happier About Moving to The House


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The House in Victory Park has experienced many new homeowners this year, and none are more excited than Traci and Dan Houpt. As of May, they are the proud owners of a 1,600-square-foot condominium in the luxury high-rise marketed by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates. That’s quite a change from their 4,000-square-foot house that backed up to a horse pasture.

“It was city in the front and country in the back,” Traci says.

The Houpts’ new address at 2200 Victory Avenue is city on all sides. The American Airlines Center, the Katy Trail, the Arts District, the Perot Museum, and the nightlife of McKinney Avenue are all within walking distance.

Most importantly, The House is convenient to the Houpts’ jobs. When they lived in the suburbs, they felt like they really lived on Interstate 30.

“The commute was killing us,” Dan said. “Traci and I started riding together just to get to spend some time together.”

With their son going off to college, nothing was tying them to Heath. And their daughter was already living in Victory Park, extolling the area’s convenience.

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To make things more convenient, The House’s staff will valet homeowners’ cars as well as help with groceries, packages, dry cleaning, and any other requests.

“The staff takes such good care of you here,” Traci said. “I can’t say enough good things about them. Smiling faces always greet us, and everyone here is so gracious and helpful.”

The House offers a world of amenities and services, including a 130-foot saltwater pool overlooking downtown, cabanas, an outdoor fireplace, a built-in grilling station, a hot tub, and a private dog park. The discerning buyer will also enjoy a well-appointed lounge with a billiards area, a fitness center, and a conference room.

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You’d think a couple who raised their kids in Rockwall County would be experiencing culture shock. But their urban oasis is not completely made of concrete and steel.

“Coming from a large home in a quiet neighborhood that backs up to horse acreage, we still wanted to see green.” Dan said. “We see trees and the wisteria on top of the arbor by the pool, backed by glimmering city lights so we feel like we have the best of both worlds.”

The House is open from 11 to 5 on weekdays and from 1 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Call 214-303-1200 or email sales@thehouse.com.

High-Rise of the Week: Condo Offers Tons of Space in Heart of Downtown


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I’m a suburban dad. Where I live is dictated by access to good schools and better bounce houses. But if I had no children influencing my decision-making, I might consider living in downtown Dallas.

And if I were going to live in the heart of the city, touring a condo at The Metropolitan would definitely be on my to-do list. Its location at 1200 Main Street puts it within walking distance (or, at the very least, cycling distance) of the Perot Museum, the American Airlines Center, and the Arts District, not to mention all of the restaurants and retailers that keep popping up in the central business district.

As it so happens, the Hickman+Weber Group is marketing a stunning three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo on the 23rd floor of the Metropolitan. The 2,100-square-foot unit is as airy as can be, with walls of glass that provide amazing views of downtown. High-end finishes include hardwood floors, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances.

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The building has 24-hour concierge service, garage parking, excellent storage, a pool, a gym, a terrace for entertaining, and a conference room. But what really caught my eye was the media room, complete with a large screen and 14 comfy chairs. Homeowners can reserve the theater, or any of the other amenities, after writing a $500 check as a security deposit. As long as everything is clean and intact when you’re through, the check never get cashed.

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If you’d like to see the property, call the Hickman+Weber Group at 214-300-8439.