Looking For Luxury? Then You Owe It to Yourself to Visit Sunnybrook Estates


The tony neighborhood of Sunnybrook Estates features gorgeous homes situated on expansive land parcels. Tucked inside the boundaries of Northwest Highway, Park Lane and Inwood Road, this elegant, exclusive area favors several distinctive architectural styles, from Georgian to Mid-Century Modern. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates presents three Sunnybrook homes that range from magnificent to exquisite.

The home at 4947 Brookview Drive is a gated Italian residence situated on 1.179 acres. Interior features include limestone floors, stone fireplaces, stenciled cove ceilings, and an open floor plan. The home has an amenity-rich gourmet kitchen complete with a commercial range, two dishwashers, a double Sub-Zero refrigerator, and an oversized island. The west and east wings are connected with a 90-foot gallery that features a hand-painted cathedral ceiling. The east wing features a pine library, a fireplace, and double doors that lead to the yard. The master suite has a private porch and custom closets. Upstairs, you’ll find three guest rooms with en-suite baths and balconies, a game room, and an exercise room. The enormous backyard offers mature trees, a loggia with a fireplace, and a resort-style pool.

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9246 Sunnybrook Lane occupies 2.689 acres of beautiful grounds. The property features a 12,000-square-foot main house, a guest house, and a child’s play house. Residents enjoy spacious rooms, high ceilings, and custom millwork. The exterior area features a tennis court, a pool, and landscaped grounds.

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Visit 5138 DeLoache Avenue, a Georgian estate on 1.4 acres, and you’ll find luxurious interior spaces that include six bedroom suites, a media room, a gym, a craft room, a caterer’s kitchen, a wine cellar, and an elevator. The home features a pool and spa surrounded by mature trees and a vast yard.

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A version of this story first appeared at Culture Map Dallas.

Enjoy Access to the Northaven Trail by Buying One of These Luxury Properties


The Northaven Trail is a 2.5-mile hike-and-bike trail that runs between Northaven Road and Royal Lane. City planners will eventually connect it to the White Rock Creek Trail, according to this Dallas County site. The trail is a popular place to visit and is host to many organized runs, movie nights, and special events. Nearby homes benefit from the proximity, as the trail is popular for runners, cyclists, and active families. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates present four beautiful estates near the Northaven Trail.

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It’s easy to forget that the 6,100-square-foot Mediterranean estate at 6009 Royal Crest Drive is on a plot of land bordered by Preston Road. The lush landscaping framed by mature trees turns this home’s pool area – which includes a cabana with an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit – into an urban oasis. Every room features views of the beautiful yard, including the downstairs master bedroom with his-and-hers baths, the study, and the game room with a coffee bar.

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Enthusiasts of mid-century modern homes will love 7606 Currin Drive, which was renovated in 2008. The home features a sleek, minimal, contemporary design and sits on a landscaped lot in a coveted cul-de-sac. Amenities include custom baths and closets, a study, and Pella windows.

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7406 Northaven Road is a traditional home situated on an oversized landscaped lot. The four-bedroom home features a remodeled kitchen, an open floor plan, and an oversized backyard with a diving pool. There’s quick access to the Northaven Trail from the backyard.

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10817 Saint Michaels Drive is a traditional four-bedroom home located on a half-acre lot. Amenities include handscraped hardwood floors, crown molding, and granite countertops throughout the home. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, two gas ranges, and two dishwashers. The master suite opens to the backyard, which has a covered patio with a fireplace and plenty of mature trees. The open floor plan allows for abundant natural light.

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Located just south of the trail is 7007 Lavendale Avenue, which features oversized AMI windows, a gourmet kitchen, abundant natural light, and a three-car garage. Exterior renovations include professional landscaping, a new iron and wood gate, a limestone walkway, and a flagstone patio with an outdoor kitchen.

A version of this story also appears at Culture Map Dallas.

Here’s a Rare Opportunity to Try Your Next Home on For Size at Minimal Cost


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The spacious updated home at 7406 Northaven Road has a lot going for it: four bedrooms, four bathrooms, three living areas, a pool, and easy access to the Northaven Trail. But if you’re not completely sold on buying it, you could live there at minimal cost while mulling the decision. The owners are looking for a home tender who can occupy and maintain the property until it’s sold. If you were to move in and fall in love with the place, there’s nothing that would prevent you from making an offer to make it yours permanently. Click over to Candy’s Dirt for the details, but — as only Candy could put it — “no psychos or ax murders need apply.”

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Prominent Seven-Bedroom Estate at Inwood and Royal Goes on the Market


Anybody who’s taken a drive through Preston Hollow knows this house.

If you’ve driven down Royal Lane or Inwood Road at any time in the last 20 years, then you’re familiar with the estate on the southeast corner of those two streets. It’s notable because it’s the only property at that crossing that isn’t hidden by a wall or trees or both.

You know the one I’m talking about, right? Then you’ll be interested to know that you could buy it.

The mansion at 10770 Inwood Road includes seven bedrooms, each of which features an adjoining full bathroom; an enormous kitchen with two refrigerators, three ovens, three dishwashers; a fully outfitted gym on the first floor that could easily be converted into a master bedroom, because it already has a steam shower; a wine cellar; three garages that can hold a combined six vehicles; and a media room that boasts blackout drapes and a $250,000 sound system.

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The kitchen includes three ovens, three dishwashers, and two refrigerators.

“There are many expensive homes on the market, but this truly is an estate,” said Dave Perry-Miller associate Charme Gallini, who’s listing the property for $7,700,000.

The mansion sits on 1.74 acres, and as I strolled around the backyard — which includes a saltwater pool — I was struck by how quiet it was, given the location near a prominent intersection. If you look closely at the photo of the backyard, you’ll notice two gargoyles on each of the three balconies overlooking the pool. Charme pointed out that all six of them are whimsical twists on gutter spouts; the rain runs off the balconies through the gargoyles’ mouths. How fun is that?

Don’t take my word for it; tour the property yourself. Charme can be reached at 214-215-5136 or charme@daveperrymiller.com.

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Look closely at the three balconies, and you’ll notice two gargoyles’ faces on each one.
The formal dining room
The formal dining room
A sitting room on the first floor
A sitting room on the first floor
One of the seven bedrooms, all of which are upstairs
One of the seven bedrooms, all of which are upstairs

Your Children Will Love You Forever If You Buy This Home With a Water Slide


See the black spiral staircase in the middle of the photo? It leads to the top of the slide.
See the black spiral staircase in the middle of the photo? It leads to the top of the slide.

With more than 3,400 square feet of beautifully updated space, the house at 6522 Park Lane includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, and one two-story water slide.

Yes, you read that right — a two-story water slide.

The owner had the slide installed in the late ’80s, when his two sons were in their early teens. Those boys are now men with families of their own, but they still enjoy their childhood home’s most unusual feature.

“The slide has turned a lot of adults into kids over the years,” the owner said. “Many, many kids have enjoyed it, but the adults have probably had more fun.”

He paid $15,000 for the slide, which was installed at the same time that the pool was being dug. After placing a call to Wet ’n Wild, the Arlington water park now known as Hurricane Harbor, he was able to order the slide from an affiliated park in Georgia.

“It just occurred to me that if they sold them in pieces, then you ought to be able to buy a smaller version of the ones at Wet ’n Wild,” he said.

Sliders get to the top by climbing a spiral staircase, which also leads to a second-floor balcony. As you can imagine, dozens of family members and friends have climbed those stairs over the years.

“It’s solid as a rock; it’s welded on there,” the owner said. “The slide’s been used a lot, but it’s as sturdy as can be.”

Here's another angle of the bottom of the slide ...
Here’s another angle of the bottom of the slide …
... and here's another angle of the top.
… and here’s another angle of the top.