Redd Offers University Park Home with Relaxed Hill Country Vibe


Stunning style steps forward in this Hill Country-inspired modern beauty built by Todd James. Offered for $1,995,000 by Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this home for sale in Dallas at 2708 Stanford (2708stanford.daveperrymiller.com) boasts 5,335 square feet that include a formal dining room, study, great room, five bedrooms (each with their own bathroom), two half baths, gourmet kitchen, game room, and two-car garage.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

“This home really offers the best of indoor-outdoor living,” says Redd. “The natural materials and artisan finishes complement all the beautiful windows and French doors that connect the interior to nature.”

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Stone, rustic beams, and an inviting front patio shaded by mature trees reflect the relaxed elegance of this unique home.  Inside, a bright entry opens to a chic dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows that infuse the space with soft natural light, while offering views of the front lawn. Across the way, a refined study features handsome custom bookshelves and oversized French doors that open to the front patio. An office conveniently tucked inside the study keeps work out of sight.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

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Just beyond, hand-hewn ceiling beams and a statuesque stone fireplace flanked by custom display cabinetry add character to great room. Three sets of French doors open to the covered back patio and lawn for easy al fresco relaxing and entertaining. A breakfast bar connects the great room to the large eat-in kitchen outfitted with sleek cabinetry, huge island, marble countertops, stone backsplash, professional-grade stainless appliances, and access to the back stairway.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Upstairs, a vaulted, beamed ceiling adorns the bright and luxurious master suite with a sitting area and treetop views. The spa-inspired master bath is well-appointed with separate his-and-her vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower and two walk-in closets.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Four additional bedroom suites with beautifully finished bathrooms, along with a spacious game room, offer plenty of room for children and guests.

Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.

Outdoors, a covered blue-stone patio boasts a grilling station and stone fireplace perfect for autumn evenings, while the large fenced-in grassy lawn is perfect for kids and pets.

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For more information or to schedule a viewing of this HPISD home, please contact Sharon Redd at (469)835-5363 or sharon@daveperrymiller.com.

Laura Michelle Markets Modern New Construction in Highland Park, Walking Distance to MIS, SMU


“A fantastic location, open spaces, textures and hues inspired by nature, and lots of natural light make this home perfect for someone with a keen eye for design,” Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Laura Michelle says. “There is so much to love about 3604 Shenandoah.”

Sophisticated style is at the heart of this newly constructed Highland Park home for sale in Dallas. Built by Barnett West Custom Homes, this exquisitely appointed contemporary sits on a rare 167-foot deep lot and features four living areas, two dining areas, five bedrooms, six full baths, one half bath, two dining areas, study, game room, utility room, outdoor living area, and attached three-car garage with a gated rear drive. Michelle has the home priced at $2,395,000.

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3604 Shenandoah Front

The formal living and dining rooms boast warm hardwoods and floor-to-ceiling windows. Both rooms offer a contemporary backdrop for architectural furnishings and art. Hand-hewn sliding barn doors offer two entries into the refined study outfitted with coordinating built-ins.

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3604 Shenandoah Formal Living
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3604 Shenandoah Entry and Dining Room
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3604 Shenandoah Formal Dining Room
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3604 Shenandoah Study

In the great room, a dramatic fireplace is clad in sleek stone and flanked by floating cabinets and shelves. A wall of glass with sliding doors open to the outdoor living area with fireplace for the ultimate in al fresco living.

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3604 Shenandoah Great Room/Family Room
3604 Shenandoah Great Room/Family Room
3604 Shenandoah Great Room/Family Room
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3604 Shenandoah Breakfast Room

The great room connects with a gourmet kitchen with gorgeous white oak cabinetry, quartz countertops, pendant lights, expansive island, coffee bar, Miele appliances and butler’s pantry with double wine storage. In the casual dining area, sliding doors open to the outdoor living area.

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3604 Shenandoah Kitchen
3604 Shenandoah Kitchen
3604 Shenandoah Kitchen

The home is elevator-ready with a serene upstairs master suite. Beautiful marble adorns the floor, counters and seamless glass shower in the spa-inspired master bath. A freestanding tub, floating double vanities and a custom closet with built-in bureaus and shelving complete the chic retreat.

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3604 Shenandoah Master Bedroom
3604 Shenandoah Master Bedroom
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3604 Shenandoah Master Bedroom
3604 Shenandoah Master Bedroom
3604 Shenandoah Master Bedroom
3604 Shenandoah Master Bedroom

Secondary bedrooms have their own bathroom and walk-in closet. A wall of windows let in ample natural light in the large upstairs game room. A laundry room is also conveniently tucked upstairs behind a sliding barn door.

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3604 Shenandoah Game Room
3604 Shenandoah Garage
3604 Shenandoah Garage

Outdoors, the large lot offers room for a pool. Renderings for the poolscape are available on request.

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3604 Shenandoah Patio
3604 Shenandoah Backyard
3604 Shenandoah Backyard

For more information or to request a showing, email Laura Michelle at laura@daveperrymiller.com or call 214-228-3854.

Traditional with Modern Touches in HP’s French Streets Now on Market


Malcolm and Ashley Ross of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate have just listed 4331 Versailles (4331versailles.daveperrymiller.com/) for $1,799,000. This beautiful, traditional family home, designed by renowned architect Charles Barnett, is in the heart of the highly coveted French streets of Highland Park. It’s attractively priced below appraised value making it a must see!

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The updated 1936 home of 4,643 square feet, sits on a heavily treed 70’ by 142’ lot. With four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, it has a formal living area, and an open family room with atrium and floor-to-ceiling glass, providing lots of light and a view of the pool.

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The chef’s kitchen maintains the feel of the original era, but includes many modern touches: two double farm sinks, double refrigerator, double ovens, gas range, walk-in pantry and lots of storage. It’s perfect for cooking and entertaining!

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The master bedroom has a fireplace, with his-and-her walk-in closets and sitting room.

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The backyard has a pool, Jacuzzi and fountain along with a two-story pool house with two full baths and kitchenette.

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For additional information on 4331 Versailles, contact Malcolm at malcolm@daveperrymiller.com or Ashley at aross@daveperrymiller.com or call 214-280-5215.

 

 

 

Bring Your Appetite for Watermelon to The Park Cities Fourth of July Parade


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Photos by Ben Marshall

Anyone who’s tuned in to ESPN on Independence Day knows the hot-dog-eating contest on New York’s Coney Island has become a national tradition. Just as beloved — and much less stomach-turning — are the watermelon-eating contests that happen each July 4 in University Park.

Just as they have for the past seven years, The Rhodes Group will bring dozens of watermelons to Goar Park on Saturday morning so patrons of the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade can demonstrate their abilities to chow down.

While many companies give away branded products at the Goar Park festival, the Rhodes Group — a top-producing team of Realtors that includes Tom Rhodes Jr., Dan Rhodes, Burton Rhodes, Thomas Rhodes, and Neil Broussard — prefers to offer something more interactive and fun.

Their watermelon-eating contests must be fun, because they lure plenty of repeat competitors, Burton Rhodes said, with some kids bellying up to the table as many as five times. Unfortunately, practice doesn’t make perfect.

“They tend to get slower and slower as time goes on,” Burton said.

Win one of their contests, and you’ll be able to proudly walk away with a foam hat that brands you a Watermelon Eating Champion. And don’t be surprised to see those hats worn proudly by competitors of all ages.

“I’ve seen small kids beat the pants off of much bigger kids,” Burton Rhode said. “Size doesn’t make a difference.”

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Imagine What You Could Get Cooking in These Four Good-Looking Kitchens


If your home is the designated holiday hot spot, then you know exactly what to expect: at some point, everyone will congregate in the kitchen. As the busiest space in the house, modern kitchens call for plenty of room, copious counter space, and lighting that perfectly spotlights those gorgeous dishes and desserts. Just in time for the holidays, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate presents four kitchens made for entertaining.

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The classic home at 4428 Lorraine Avenue in Highland Park has a kitchen with gorgeous French doors and hardwoods. The home is located on a treed corner lot and was remodeled in 2008. The details can be seen throughout, and particularly in the kitchen, which features a neutral palate, granite countertops, top appliances, and an oversized island with abundant storage.

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This kitchen in the modern Mediterranean home at 2202 Cambria Boulevard stuns with its muted color palette. Black-and-white granite countertops, brushed nickel accents, glass lighting, stainless-steel appliances, and white flooring give the space a chic, minimalist look. The home is near the Lakewood Country Club’s golf course and affords beautiful views.

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The Kessler Park home at 915 W. Colorado Boulevard features a modern kitchen with a natural color palette made predominately of brown and gray hues. The space features abundant cabinets, top appliances, glass-and-steel lighting fixtures, and granite countertops.

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The kitchen in 2917 Fondren Drive in University Park features white cabinetry, green glass-tile accents, a large island with gray and white hues, and hardwood floors. The open floor plan allows for abundant natural light, and the kitchen includes Sub-Zero appliances and a butler’s pantry with two wine coolers.

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

With Thanksgiving Meals Top of Mind, Enjoy These 5 Dazzling Dining Rooms


As families around the nation prepare for next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, the dining room will play a central role in the togetherness. From traditional décor to modern design, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate presents five dining rooms that are the perfect place to host your family affair.

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Tucked inside the spectacular Ritz-Carlton is the modern three-bedroom home at 2525 N. Pearl Street, #1102. This gorgeous dining room features spectacular downtown views and abundant natural light, as well as hardwood floors and an incredible glass chandelier.

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The estate at 3620 Maplewood Avenue is located within Old Highland Park. The dining room in this home features a tiered ceiling with a beautiful amber-colored glass chandelier, hardwood flooring, and plenty of space for entertaining.

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Located in Old Preston Hollow, 4650 Meadowood Road is a six-bedroom estate situated on three acres. The formal dining room features Brazilian cherry wood floors, a glass chandelier, and custom features such as a matte black ceiling and fabric-covered walls.

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9246 Sunnybrook Lane is located in Old Preston Hollow and made for entertaining. The dining room features parquet wooden floors, two built-in lighted china cabinets, abundant natural light, and plenty of room for family and guests.

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The home at 11712 Forest Court, located on a cul de sac in Preston Hollow, features an open dining room with simple elegance, such as tile flooring, French doors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

A version of this article also appears on Culture Map Dallas.

Check Out What Properties You Can Buy For $750,000 in Different Areas


If anything could ever prove the old adage about “location, location, location,” it’s the results we got when we looked through our current listings to see what you can get for $750,000.

Lakewood

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The four-bedroom house at 6519 Gaston Avenue includes more than 3,300 square feet of living space on a large lot overlooking the golf course at Lakewood Country Club. The home was built in 1940, but it’s been beautifully updated, with custom cabinets in the kitchen and a renovated marble bath in the downstairs master suite. The owner can walk to Whole Foods Market and numerous restaurants in the Lakewood Shopping Center. Emily Ray-Porter & Associates has the house listed for $749,000.

Uptown

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The two-bedroom condo on the 12th floor of 3111 Welborn Street, aka the Centrum Tower, includes more than 2,220 square feet of living space with panoramic views of Downtown, the Trinity River, and the Park Cities. The sleek unit has been updated with the finest finishes, and the spacious open floor plan provides plenty of natural light and extraordinary sunsets. Amenities include valet service, security, and a fitness center. The owner will get two assigned spaces in the parking garage, but she’ll be able to walk to numerous shops and restaurants as well as Lee Park and the Katy Trail. The Gullotto-Barnes Group has the condo listed for $750,000.

Park Cities

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The four-bedroom townhome at 4133 Hyer Street includes more than 2,700 square feet of living space, not to mention an attached three-car garage with a private elevator. There are hardwood floors throughout, and the eat-in kitchen, which opens to the living and dining rooms, features granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. The owner can walk to Highland Park High School, which is just half a block away. The Layne-Rothwell Group has the home listed for $749,900.

What’s Most Important to a Discerning Buyer? It All Depends on Who You Ask


Ask a prospective homeowner what he or she prioritizes, and you’ll get a definitive response. Beyond neighborhood, school district, and community conveniences, today’s buyers know exactly what they want their space to look and feel like. They’ve done research, they ask questions, and, above all, they are intelligent. The real estate professionals at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates share some of the home qualities their clients are seeking. Sellers, this is your lucky day.

Kitchen Confidential

The busiest room in the home is the kitchen, and the majority of home owners say they want something both practical and pretty to accommodate meal time—and party time. “Today’s buyer, even if they have never so much as toasted a bagel before, desires a chef’s kitchen in their new home. There’s just something about the word ‘home’ that brings to mind visions of elaborate dinner parties and Thanksgiving dinners,” explains Heather Guild.

May we suggest the ideal place to entertain may just be the kitchen at 5410 Bonita Avenue? Here, you’ll find a six-burner gas range, a double oven,  a built-in refrigerator, top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry with pull-out spice racks, an appliance cabinet, a well-designed pantry, and a large island that’s perfect for family and friends to gather around. “This kitchen is a dream for professional chefs and once-a-year chefs alike” Guild adds.

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Double Duty

For homeowners with large families, or who enjoy frequent entertaining, two dishwashers are a priority. The University Park home at 4229 Purdue Avenue beautifully demonstrates this need for pragmatism. “A buyer recently told me that every high-end home that has at least 5,000 square feet should have two dishwashers, and I have to agree,” says Kathy Myers. “When entertaining, you have twice as many glasses and dishes to wash. Owners—and their caterers—like to put nice glassware and china in one dishwasher, and mixing and prep ware in the other. Two different uses, two different settings.”

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Privacy, Please

Some homeowners—whether they are celebrities, athletes, politicians, community leaders, well-known business professionals, or quiet citizens—prioritize privacy.  Homes built within natural surroundings can provide the perfect hideaway, such as the six-bedroom estate at 16610 Preston Trail Drive. The home, which is located just off of Preston Road, sits behind a gate, hidden from view because of the expansive greenbelt behind the property. “At the high end—above $5 million—buyers tend to look for privacy first,” explains Stephen Collins. “They are sensitive to proximity to the street, neighbors, and major traffic arteries. A good word for what they want to be is ‘insulated.’”

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You Are Here

Some homeowners prioritize the property’s address because everything else can be renovated, upgraded, or completely redone. As Stewart Lee explains, “The two most important things are location and quality, but location always wins out. That can never be changed.” The six-bedroom estate at 6810 Turtle Creek Boulevard might be considered the perfect location within Dallas. The home sits halfway between Central Expressway and the Dallas North Tollway, and in proximity to Downtown. It also represents a prime location within University Park: Curtis Park and Goar Park are both within walking distance.

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Tree Time

For home buyers looking for oversized lots, greenbelts, and natural landscaping, Dallas is home to many hidden gems. You just need to know where to look. Patricia Massey explains, “I have a couple looking for the perfect home. Mature trees and lot size are their priorities.”

No doubt they will want to visit the home at 4130 Cochran Chapel Drive. The property occupies a creek lot comprised of 3.38 acres among the tree-lined streets of Bluffview. The home’s architectural style and abundant windows pay tribute to the natural surroundings and winding creek views.

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A version of this story also appears on CultureMap Dallas.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Prize From the CASA Parade of Playhouses


Butscher Construction Company built this recreation of the house from Pixar's "Up."
Butscher Construction Company built this recreation of the house from Pixar’s “Up.” It would look great in the Kollers’ backyard.

If you haven’t bought a raffle ticket for Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center, you have until 3 p.m. on Sunday to remedy the situation.

The Parade of Playhouses is an annual fundraiser for Dallas CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Generous corporations and sponsors build and donate the playhouses, which are raffled to raise funds so that Dallas CASA can provide more volunteer advocates to help abused children have safe, permanent homes.

Raffle tickets are $5 apiece, but $20 will get you five of them. My family and I used to spread our raffle tickets among five different houses, but for the past couple of years we’ve been playing the odds, i.e. setting our sights on one house in particular — such as this Texas Rangers model two years ago — and then putting all of our proverbial eggs in that basket. It hasn’t worked out for us so far, but this year we have our fingers crossed that we’re going to win a miniature version of the house from Pixar’s Up. So if you could place all of your raffle tickets in a different house’s box, my sons and I would really appreciate it.

What’s that? You’ve never seen Up? Well, grab some tissues before you watch this pivotal four-minute segment from early in the film.