Median Sales Prices in Park Cities Increased by 18 Percent in March


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4009 Stanford Avenue in University Park will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The median sales price for homes in the Park Cities area rose more than 18 percent in March when compared to the same month a year ago. The following statistics were recently released by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Supplied by North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, they represent single-family sales in Area 25, which is generally bounded by Northwest Highway, Central Expressway, Wycliff Avenue, and Lemmon Avenue.

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There was 4.4 months’ worth of inventory in Area 25 last month. That means if no other homes came on the market, it should take 4.4 months for the current inventory to sell. That statistic was up from a year ago, but the average number of days on the market was down.

Click here to see all of our current listings in the Park Cities.

Tour This Gorgeous Transitional Home With Clean Lines on Sunday Afternoon


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Completed in 2014 by Danes Custom Homes, the gorgeous transitional home at 3215 Colgate Avenue in University Park has high ceilings, abundant natural light, clean lines, limestone and hardwood floors, and an open floor plan. Mark Cain and Susie Swanson of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate are marketing the property for $2,989,000.

With 6,263 square feet of space, this home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one half-bath, two living areas, a game room, and a two-car attached garage. It will be open to prospective buyers from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Click here to see all of our properties of distinction that will be open Sunday.

The gracious two-story entry is highlighted by a beautiful staircase and opens to the intimate formal living room with a fireplace and a desk area with pocket doors.  There is also a generously sized formal dining room with an adjacent butler’s pantry, including a wet bar with an ice maker, a wine cooler, lighted cabinets, and plenty of counter space.

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The spacious island kitchen is fully equipped with custom cabinetry, granite counters, tile backsplash, high-end appliances, a built-in coffee maker, dual dishwashers, and a large breakfast bar. The kitchen opens to the light-filled breakfast room with a desk area and pocket doors, and the spacious family room with a fireplace, gorgeous wood-beamed ceilings, and walls of windows.

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On the second floor, the master suite was designed on a grand-scale with high ceilings, a sitting area, a gorgeous fireplace, and a sumptuous bath with dual vanities, separate shower and tub, a private water closet, and a large walk-in closet. The second floor also features three additional bedrooms, three full baths, a large game room, and a laundry room. There is a generously sized guest suite with a full bath on the third floor.

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Completing this exceptional home is a covered outdoor living area with a fireplace, skylights, and a grassy area. Perfect for everyday living or entertaining on a small or grand scale, this breathtaking home has it all!

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To schedule a private showing, contact Susie Swanson at 214-533-4656 or susie@daveperrymiller.com.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

Beautiful French Country Residence in Park Cities Faces Dallas Country Club


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This beautiful country French residence is located on an impressive 100 by 150 corner lot across from the Dallas Country Club. 3648 McFarlin Boulevard is being marketed by Laura Michelle of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The home is priced at $2,195,000 and offers approximately 4,700 square feet of living space with the potential to expand to more than 7,000 square feet.

Built circa 1993 in a highly respected collaborative effort by Richard Drummond Davis and George Lewis, the home offers an ideal floor plan with four bedrooms, four full baths, formal living and dining rooms, a study, a family room, and a wine cellar. Located in University Park, this property is within the Highland Park Independent School District.

The formal living and dining areas are located just beyond the elegant foyer with rich herringbone wood flooring. A hardwood staircase enhanced with a decorative wrought-iron balustrade is adjacent to the study and temperature-controlled wine room.

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The main living room room features a stone fireplace and patterned brick flooring, and is open to the breakfast room and well-equipped kitchen. The chef’s kitchen includes travertine marble countertops, tumbled marble backsplash, rich wood cabinetry, a butler’s pantry, double ovens, and a center island with a gas cooktop.

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The master suite has a vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, hand-scraped hardwoods, a cast-stone fireplace, and walls of windows with views overlooking the prestigious golf course. The luxurious master bath has dual sinks with marble countertops, a jetted tub, a separate shower, ample built-in storage, and two walk-in closets.

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There are two generously sized bedrooms, each with private baths and walk-in closets, located upstairs, in addition to a private guest suite with a fireplace located on the first floor. Completing the home are a utility room with a sink and two half-baths. The property is situated on more than a third of an acre, allowing for an oversized backyard and a circular front drive.

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To schedule a private showing, contact Laura Michelle at 214-228-3854 or laura@daveperrymiller.com. Laura Michelle was recognized as the top individual producer in Dave Perry-Miller’s Preston Center Office by number of properties sold, and she has been consistently honored as a Top Producer and Best Real Estate Agent by a local publication.

Stylish Home by Highland Park Village Being Marketed by Fashionable Agent


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If you’re going to be looking at open houses on Sunday, be sure to stop by 4437 Potomac Avenue, which will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. You would expect a home just two blocks from Highland Park Village to have a stylish flair, and the fact that the property is being marketed by Melissa Rountree ups the ante. Well, the seller — who works for Southern Living — has a photography and art collection that exceeds those expectations. The house has five bedrooms and four full bathrooms, and the asking price has recently been reduced to $1,385,000.

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If you can’t make it to Sunday’s open house, schedule a private showing by contacting Melissa Rountree at 972-658-7363 or melissa@melissarountree.com.

Click here to see all of our properties of distinction that will be open Sunday

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.

After Years of Debate, Demolition of Park Cities Family YMCA is Imminent


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We know Precision Demolition will start precisely demolishing the Y soon, but we don’t have a precise date.

It was three years ago this month that the University Park City Council began debating the scope of the Park Cities Family YMCA’s expansion. It was one year ago this month that the council finally signed off on the project’s site plan. As you can see from this photo, demolition of the old YMCA — which sits on Preston Road, just north of the boundary separating Highland Park from University Park — will begin any day now. Y officials have provided us a way to keep up with the project, which is expected to wrap up by August 2016.

Highland Park ISD Wants Parents’ Input During Search For New Superintendent


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Mary Frances Burleson, CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and Highland Park ISD Superintendent Dawson Orr

The Highland Park Independent School District is searching for a new superintendent. Residents of the Park Cities are being asked to provide feedback on what kind of person should get the job. District administrators are posing questions such as “What are the strengths of the district and the broader community?” and “What are the desired personal characteristics of the superintendent of schools?” If you’d like to weigh in, you have until April 15 to provide input.

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.

New Tennis Courts and Bridge Are on University Park City Council’s Agenda


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Tennis, anyone? The sport will be front and center at Tuesday’s meeting. (Photo via Flick’s Creative Commons)

Involved residents of University Park have several reasons to attend Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The headline item on the agenda is a public hearing regarding the proposed addition of a tennis court and shade structure to the tract due east of Highland Park High School. But the council will also discuss a proposed multifamily development on the southwest corner of Preston Road and Lovers Lane, the replacement of the buildings at the Holmes Aquatic Center, and the construction of a bridge across Turtle Creek at McFarlin Boulevard. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

If you’re not a resident of University Park but would like to be, check out our newest Pinterest board that highlights homes for sale in University Park.

Park Cities Home’s Details and Design Take Your Breath Away on All 3 Levels


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Built in 2012 by Sleepy Hollow Homes, the residence at 2725 Stanford Avenue is an exquisite example of fine architectural detail and stunning interior design. Julie Provenzano, a top producer in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities office, is offering the property for $2,100,000.

Situated on a 60 by 140 lot in University Park, the home features five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, three half-baths and a light-filled floor plan that flows seamlessly from room to room. The front walkway is flanked by two large red oak trees and meticulous landscaping that highlight the arched entry.

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Inside, the home has a generous foyer with a curved, wrought-iron staircase and ebony floors. The first floor is highlighted by neutral design colors and gorgeous lighting that complements the open feel. A study off the foyer features pocket doors for privacy and a beautiful fireplace between floor-to-ceiling windows. An elegant dining room is situated at the front of the house and connects to the kitchen via a butler’s pantry.

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The kitchen is fit for a chef with top-of-the-line appliances — including a six-burner Viking range — white marble countertops and white cabinets with abundant storage. The finish on the refrigerator and freezer matches the custom cabinetry for a seamless design. A sitting area with a fireplace provides a transition between the kitchen and breakfast nook.

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That sitting area is open to the living room and wet bar, making the space ideal for entertaining. The living room also features a two-desk office that can be hidden by pocket doors. Large French doors lead out to a stunning patio with an outdoor grill, a fireplace and seating in a romantic setting.

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The second floor hosts a significant master suite with hardwood floors, a tray ceiling, a gorgeous master bath, and walk-in closets. Three additional bedrooms are located on the second floor with their en-suite baths and generous closets, as well as a spacious game/media room overlooking the backyard. The third floor has a private guest suite that serves as the fifth bedroom.

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To schedule a showing, contact Julie Provenzano at 214-315-4315 or julieprovenzano@daveperrymiller.com.

Photos by Shoot2Sell