Cozy Fireplaces for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, holiday movie marathons and bundling up by the fireplace.

Spark a light of joy this holiday season with these spectacular mantels.

5131 Shadywood Lane | Bluffview | $5,999,000

3721 Stratford Avenue | Highland Park | $4,475,000

3415 Lindenwood Avenue | Highland Park | $2,825,000

6207 Northwood Road | Preston Hollow | $2,350,000

6938 Wabash Circle | Lakewood | $1,700,000

7124 Hill Forest Drive | North Dallas | $1,995,000

5614 Del Roy Drive | North Dallas | $1,625,000

1 Grovenor Court | North Dallas | $990,000

5102 Homer Street | East Dallas | $745,000

7702 Twisted Oaks Circle | Lake Highlands | $665,000

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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

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Karen Fry Offers Idyllic Preston Hollow Home on 11134 Lawnhaven

Beautiful gardens and grounds designed by acclaimed landscape architect David Rolston create a lush backdrop for this 2005 two story in the Preston Hollow area.  Offered for $1,585,000 by top-producer Karen Fry with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 11134 Lawnhaven Road features 5,823 square feet (per appraisal) with elegant formals, large family room, five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, powder bath, study, game room, media room, and 27-foot screened porch.

11134 Lawnhaven is listed by Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $1,585,000.
11134 Lawnhaven is listed by Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $1,585,000.

11134 Lawnhaven, listed by Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, boasts gorgeous entertaining spaces, inside and out.
11134 Lawnhaven, listed by Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, boasts gorgeous entertaining spaces, inside and out.

11134 Lawnhaven, listed by Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, boasts gorgeous entertaining spaces, inside and out.
11134 Lawnhaven, listed by Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, boasts gorgeous entertaining spaces, inside and out.

“This home features beautiful interior and exterior spaces,” Fry says. “While the open floor plan is designed for comfortable living and entertaining, there are distinctive zones for relaxing and entertaining outdoors, as well.”




The entry sets the tone with a soaring ceiling, scrolled-iron staircase and stone flooring. It is flanked by formal living and dining rooms with hand-glazed walls, custom millwork, and large windows overlooking the front lawn. A richly paneled study with an idyllic view of the garden offers a refined workspace.


Just beyond, an archway opens to the heart of the home—a two-story family room with a vaulted, beamed ceiling, fireplace, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and expansive windows that overlook the backyard oasis.


It connects seamlessly with the casual dining room and updated gourmet kitchen with an island, breakfast bar, granite countertops, stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances and walk-in pantry. The adjacent wine center makes entertaining easy with wet bar, icemaker, wine cooler and beverage center.



The first-floor master suite features a large sitting area, windows overlooking the back yard, and spacious master bathroom with dual sinks, granite surfaces, jetted tub and large walk-in closet. An additional en-suite bedroom completes the first floor.



Upstairs, three bedrooms—along with separate game, media and exercise rooms—provide plenty of space for everyone.









Outdoors, the screened porch opens to the grassy lawn and gardens. Tucked beneath a pergola, the outdoor entertaining center features a seated bar, built-in grilling station, sink, refrigerator and beverage center. A separate open-air lounge area with fire pit is perfect for sunning or stargazing.

For more information, please contact Karen Fry at 214-288-1391 or

Cain, Redd Market 4-Level Traditional at 6810 Mimosa

There are some homes that lack nothing today’s modern families need. 6810 Mimosa Lane is one of those. Everything you could want — double lot with pool, sports court, fantastic outdoor living space, a full basement, and a HUGE play yard — and more comes with this spectacular home! Mark Cain and Sharon Redd have 6810 Mimosa priced at $2,395,000.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

Designed by architect Steven Chambers, this unique residence offers 7,561 square feet of comfortable living space on 4 levels with 5 bedrooms, 6.1 baths, 2 living areas, a full basement with multiple living and game areas, and a 2-car attached garage.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

The gracious two-story entry opens to a large dining room with butler’s pantry and an elegant living room with custom fireplace.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

The spacious family room with fireplace and built-ins opens to a cheerful breakfast room and a beautifully updated island kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Custom millwork with art and finishes by Reg Land highlighting a diamond pattern detail adds a special designer touch.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

The main level also features a large mud room with slate floors which leads to an amazing outdoor screened living area with a stone fireplace, ice-maker and refrigerator.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

The master suite with an outdoor screened balcony is located on the second floor and features a stunning new bathroom with dual vanities, separate shower and garden tub, and two large walk-in closets.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow


Three additional bedrooms with private baths, large closets and built-ins are also found on this level. On the third floor is a large bedroom/bonus room with full bath.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

The full basement boasts multiple living and game areas.

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

6810 Mimosa Lane in Preston Hollow

Completing this home are landscape designs by Harold Leidner and Armstrong Berger, pool by Pool Environments, an enormous lawn, and an overall feeling of quality, comfort and charm.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Mark Cain at (214)642-6516 or Sharon Redd at (469)835-5363. Additional photos and details may be found here.

Family’s memories to help find 11031 Lawnhaven’s next owners

So many of our lifetime memories have to do with “home.”  Of course, there’s the first house we bought. Where we lived as newlyweds. Where we brought our first child home from the hospital, adding a few more over the years. And then there’s the neighborhood. The families we became friends and had block parties with, borrowed lawn tools from and joined on the porch to watch the kids play in the sprinklers over a glass of lemonade. The local shopping center where we went at least three times a week for groceries and what-nots. And finally the schools where we experienced some tearful first days and a few joyful graduations. It’s your own little world for awhile and when the time comes, it’s hard to leave. But when you do, you want others to understand and appreciate all the wonderful ways you and your family benefitted from it all.


The owners of 11031 Lawnhaven Drive, just on the outskirts of Preston Hollow in North Dallas, are in the position to leave. But rather than just let all the marketing and promotion of their home fall on their listing agent, Angela McCants, they are eager to help out by providing insights prospective buyers don’t often get. In addition to the concrete facts — like that it’s four bedrooms, three baths and 2,665 square feet set on .35 acres along a greenbelt — they are shedding light on what it’s actually like to live there.

11031 Lawnhaven is just blocks away from the hot Preston Royal Shopping Center, which is getting an Eatzi's, Shake Shack, Sur La Table and indie bookstore soon. It also has a Central Market, Tom Thumb, Steel City Pops, Snap Kitchen, a post office and much more.
11031 Lawnhaven is just blocks away from the hot Preston Royal Shopping Center, which is getting an Eatzi’s, Shake Shack, Sur La Table and indie bookstore soon. It also has a Central Market, Tom Thumb, Steel City Pops, Snap Kitchen, a post office and much more.

“We fell in love with this house in 1993. It was an easy drive to our business, six miles away in the Park Cities. We loved being surrounded by and having the option to attend numerous public and private schools for our kids, Pre-K through High School. It is convenient to our favorite restaurants and stores in the Preston Royal and Preston Forest Shopping Centers. And quick access to 75/Central and the Dallas North Tollway makes this neighborhood central to the entire city.”



“The split bedroom house plan proved to be ideal for us as our kids grew older. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the master bedroom separated from the rest of the house. The large sitting room that adjoins the master, with the huge picture window, was the perfect place to watch the kids play in the backyard while riding our exercise bike or working at the desk. And, when the kids left for college it was easy to convert one bedroom to a hobby room, and another for house guests without disrupting the ambiance of the master.”















“With the open floor plan, large family gatherings and meals were easy to accommodate as we could set up to three dining areas within earshot of each other.”


The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

The back gate of 11031 Lawnhaven opens onto the Northaven Trail.
The back gate of 11031 Lawnhaven opens onto the Northaven Trail.

“French doors leading to the covered patio and large backyard makes this a great house for entertaining.”



“The green space behind the house, now known as the Northaven Trail, is a favorite place to throw a frisbee, walk the dogs, and bike with the kids. The neighboring elementary school, George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy occasionally shows family friendly movies on the Trail just a half a block away [near the Little Free Library]. The Neighborhood Crime Watch is rated one of the best in the city, and the Association hosts seasonal events throughout the year. St. Marks School of Texas is also walking distance.”

McCants says of this property, “I really appreciate their willingness to express how much this home has meant to them, as they prepare to let the next owners take over. It’s priced to sell at $639,900. It has great character and solid bones, so all someone needs to do is renovate/expand and personalize this home for the next generation to start making memories.”

For more information on this home, please contact Angela McCants at (214)207-4218.

Dave Perry-Miller Fine Home Collection Magazine Showcases Fine Homes For Sale in Dallas

Whether you  first noticed the plethora of For Sale signs in your area, the pods on your neighbors’ driveways, or the copy of the most recent Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Fine Home Collection magazine in your mailbox, one thing has become abundantly clear in the last few weeks: Spring Housing Market 2016 is in full swing.

Dave Perry-Miller Fine Home Collection Magazine, Spring 2016 - Homes for Sale in Dallas
Dave Perry-Miller Fine Home Collection Magazine, Spring 2016

The third edition of this twice-yearly magazine recently mailed and includes some of Dallas’s most spectacular luxury real estate listings including 3908 Euclid, 4248 Armstrong Parkway, 5414 Falls Road, 2525 N. Pearl Street #9051717 Arts Plaza #2303 and more. This glossy, high-end direct mail piece helps agents ensure the right people see the right home at the right time, and complements their use of traditional advertising methods, such as web, email, social and word-of-mouth. The Fine Home Collection Spring 2016 magazine is also available online.

Firm founder Dave Perry-Miller says, “We averaged selling a million/multi-million-dollar property almost every day this past year. I attribute many of these luxury real estate sales in Dallas to the level of  quality our marketing team has established, working to create a marketing strategy for each one of the properties we list.”



Preston Hollow Home Featured on Recent Webisode of

6337 Orchid then.


6337 Orchid now.


Wow, right? In case you’re wondering, yes, this 1951 ranch-style was taken down to the foundation. So while the footprint and the view are the basically the same, little else is.

Karen Fry, the Dave Perry-Miller agent representing this 5,210 square-foot Preston Hollow beauty, says this about the renovation: “Chris Cole engaged me throughout the entire design process of 6337 Orchid Lane.  It was a fascinating process, watching his artistic vision transform a 1950’s ranch into a modern soft contemporary home. Because of my 25 years in the Preston Hollow area, I was able to help him give potential buyers what they were looking for.” The property is being listed at $1,925,000.

Just look at it today! An open and flexible floor plan, clean lines, neutral palette, expansive wall spaces perfect for art and an abundance of natural light blend to create a home perfect for entertaining as well as comfortable family living.


The custom glass and iron entry door open to the light-filled foyer, which is flanked by a formal dining room with handsome fireplace and a formal living area.



The great or family room is anchored by an inviting fireplace and offers additional views and access to the backyard and entertaining courtyard through the wall of floor to ceiling windows and doors.



The conveniently located wet bar is equipped with a stainless wine refrigerator while the nearby butler’s pantry that doubles as a catering kitchen with an additional oversized walk-in pantry round out the kitchen.


A gourmet kitchen appointed with custom rift-cut white oak cabinetry, waterfall island with sink, Thermador Professional Series appliances, quartzite surfaces, and Ann Sacks tile backsplash opens onto the sun-filled breakfast/morning room with walls of windows and doors leading to the entertaining patio.




The master suite is a true escape with an adjacent sitting room/office, doors with access and views of the patio.


A luxurious spa-inspired master bath features free standing tub, walk-in shower and stone surfaces.




The master also offers dual master closets, one complimented by a center packing island with built-in storage and Danby countertop.


The second closet offers access to an additional and separate cedar closet.


The southeast wing of the house offers three bedrooms; one with an ensuite bath and walk-in shower and two additional bedrooms with separate vanities and shared shower and bath.




The second story media room with full bath could easily be purposed into a fifth bedroom or guest quarters.


6337 Orchid is in close proximity to the best private and public schools in Dallas, shopping, dining and all that Dallas has to offer. It’s a home of the highest quality, sophistication and comfort, and sets the stage for today’s modern living.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Karen Fry at or call 214-288-1391.

Sophisticated Details Abound in This Beautiful Home in Gated Community


Pam Woods of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is pleased to present 6924 Stone Meadow Drive, a three-bedroom home in North Dallas’ Lake Forest community, which is being offered for $1,700,000.

Built in 2007 by Gage Homes with interior design by Sandy Hale-Zisman, the home features a welcoming floor plan, with most rooms linked by wide, arched doorways. The sophisticated finish-out includes extensive crown molding and 9-inch baseboards. The oak floors are three-quarters of an inch think and have been lightly hand-scraped. They feature a herringbone pattern in the entryway, the formal dining room, the library, and the wet bar, which is complemented by a wine closet.




The living room has a 22-foot cathedral ceiling lined with handsome wood beams. A gas fireplace that can be ignited via remote control sits opposite a bay window providing views of the heated pool and spa with three waterfalls. The pool area is complemented by a patio with a built-in grill, a ceiling fan, and heaters.




The living room is open to the gourmet kitchen, which features a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, a Thermador eight-burner range above double ovens, a warming drawer, and a large island with a second sink and bar seating. The refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher are paneled to match the cabinets.




The downstairs master suite features a tall tray ceiling and French doors leading to the rear yard. The master bath includes a jetted tub, a separate shower with dual heads, two walk-in closets, and two water closets. Just beyond the master suite is the utility room with beadboard cabinets, which leads to the two-car, climate-controlled garage. A one-car garage on the opposite side of the house accesses the library, which is lined with built-ins and features a coffered ceiling and a remote-controlled gas fireplace.




The second floor, which can be accessed via the grand staircase or the elevator, is separated from the first floor by a 3-foot crawl space that mutes the sound of upstairs footsteps. There are two bedroom suites upstairs as well as a second living area. The attic/storage space is so extensive that a portion of it could easily be devoted to creating a fourth bedroom.




Lake Forest is a gated community, providing unparalleled security in the heart of the city. To schedule a showing, contact Pam Woods at 214-277-0975 or

Property’s Prime North Dallas Site Offers Plenty of Options for Buyer


With high ceilings, generously sized rooms, and an open floor plan, the ranch-style home at 5046 Radbrook Place would be a terrific place to raise a family on 1.05 acres in a premium North Dallas location. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Frada Sandler is offering the property for $1,289,000.




Immediately to the right of the welcoming, well-lit foyer are the formal living room and formal dining room. Each of these areas features hardwood floors, tray ceilings, intricate crown molding, and a trio of windows overlooking the front yard and circular drive.




The dining room leads to the kitchen, where you will enjoy plenty of storage via the plethora of white cabinets above and below the ceramic-tile counters. The center island is topped with butcher block, providing ample space for preparing meals. The large breakfast room provides views of the backyard oasis, featuring a covered patio, sparking pool, and towering trees.




The centerpiece of the sunken family room is a rough-hewn stone fireplace framed by large windows. The room’s tray ceiling features substantial beams and a pair of ceiling fans. Just off the family room is a study with built-in shelves that provides access to rear patio, as does the breakfast room.




From the study, you step up into the split-level master suite, which features a vaulted ceiling. The sitting and sleeping areas are separated by a two-sided brick fireplace. The master suite has two bathrooms, and there are two more bedroom suites in the same wing, each with their own bath and walk-in closet. The opposite end of the house features a fourth bedroom and a game room that share a Jack and Jill bathroom.




Built in 1970, this home offers plenty of options for its next owner — you can redecorate, remodel, or rebuild! No one will bat an eye if you choose the latter option, as new houses are under construction on the two lots immediately to the west.




To schedule a showing of 5046 Radbrook Place, contact Frada Sandler at or 214-616-6476.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

If You Commute to Plano (in a Toyota, Perhaps), This Home’s Perfect For You

17520 Oak Mount Place

The stunning contemporary home at 17520 Oak Mount Place would be perfect for a relocating executive. Located in the gated community of Oakdale, which is within Plano ISD, the residence is only 15 minutes from the future homes of Toyota, FedEx Office, and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Madeline Jobst is offering the property for $749,000.

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The dramatic two-story entry is flooded with light, thanks to the circular window over the front door and the curved wall of glass cubes above the beautiful open staircase. The formal living room is lit just as well, due to the high ceilings and tall windows providing a view of the sparkling pool and spa. One of the first things guests see after entering the front door is the wet bar, an ideal alignment for entertaining.




The kitchen features granite countertops, white cabinets, and a white tile backsplash to match the white tile floor. The island has a second sink plus a high bar counter for additional seating. The stainless-steel appliances include double ovens and a built-in refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen is open to the breakfast area as well as the den, which features a fireplace flanked by built-ins and a wall of windows overlooking the pool.




The first floor of the 4,515-square-foot home also includes a study with built-in shelves of wood and glass, a formal dining room, and two bedrooms with hardwood floors. One of those is the master suite, which boasts a huge bathroom with a jetted tub and a separate shower. There are two more bedrooms upstairs, plus a carpeted den that could also serve as a game room. The den is at the top of the stairs, so it is open to the two-story living room.




A charter member of the Masters of Residential Real Estate, Madeline Jobst has been recognized one of the top producers in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Highland Park office. To schedule a showing of 17520 Oak Mount Place, call her at 972-733-5099 or email her at