Agents Show Support for Stewpot Alliance’s Annual “Soup’s On!” Luncheon and Art Sale

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents have a passion for helping people feel taken care of and secure with a roof over their heads. All people. This happens to be the passion of the Stewpot Alliance as well, so it makes perfect sense our agents would be present at their Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale on Tuesday, January 19. The annual event, held at downtown Dallas’ historic Union Station, featured speaker Collins Tuohy, whose life was chronicled in the movie The Blind Side.

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Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Tom Rhodes (top left), Shirley Cohn (top center), and Jane Gordon (bottom right) gave of their time and talents to help make the Stewpot’s annual fundraising luncheon a success. Speaker Collins Tuohy shown bottom row, second from right.


Says Broker Associate Jane Gordon, “Bravo to the luncheon chairs Christi Nicolas and Charlotte Legg for giving so much of their time to create a wonderful event and for raising a record-breaking amount for the Stewpot.  I was honored to be a part of the event and to serve on the host committee with fellow agent Shirley Cohn.”

Broker Associate Tom Rhodes and wife Suzy are also longtime supporters of the Stewpot.

Rhodes visited with Tuohy after her talk and says, “Collins Tuohy was a delight and had a wonderful message that is totally aligned with the mission of the Stewpot. We really enjoyed listening to her. This event just reinforced why we continue to back this worthy organization.”

Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings were Honorary Chairs of the 2016 luncheon, co-chaired by Stewpot Alliance members Charlotte Legg and Christi Nicolas.

The Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Show featured a dozen of Dallas’ finest chefs serving up a signature soup as the first course of the meal.

Chefs included:

  • Chef Chairman Brian C. Luscher of The Grape and Luscher’s Red Hots
  • Chef Brent Anderson, Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Chefs Melody Bishop & Dennis Kelley, LARK on the Park
  • Chef Omar Flores, Casa Rubia
  • Chef Danyele McPherson, Remedy
  • Chef Misti Norris, Small Brewpub
  • Chef Suki Otsuki, Mudhen
  • Chef Janice Provost, Parigi
  • Chef Abraham Salum, Salum and Komali
  • Chef Sarah Snow, The Grape
  • Chef Brian Zenner, On-Premise


The monies raised from the event will go toward several programs – including meal services, on-site medical/dental and much more —  for some of Dallas’s most vulnerable people.




Highland Park Village’s Grocery Gap Will be Filled by Austin’s Royal Blue

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There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth last year when Tom Thumb announced it would be leaving Highland Park Village. Consequently, many people who own homes in Highland Park were overjoyed when they learned that Royal Blue Grocery’s first Dallas location is scheduled to open in July.

The Royal Blue website describes the Austin-based chain as a “compact urban market,” with “compact” being the key word. The Highland Park Village store, which will face Preston Road just south of Anthropologie, is supposed to be 5,500 square feet. That’s less than a third of the size of the Village’s Tom Thumb.

Royal Blue’s site also says “each store is different from the next, tailored to the neighborhood it serves and the people who frequent it every day.” That should be good news for Village patrons such as Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Jane Gordon, who has already told investors which groceries she hopes to see in the store.

“Those of us Highland Park residents who used the Tom Thumb are still in withdrawal,” Gordon said, “and we’re anxiously awaiting the opening of Royal Blue.”

Villa in Old Highland Park Highlighted By Spectacular Courtyard, Pool, Spa

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This exceptional Roman villa, located at 3825 Stratford Avenue in prestigious Old Highland Park near Dallas Country Club and Highland Park Village, is being marketed as an office-exclusive listing by Jane Gordon of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Highland Park office for $4,395,000.

Built in 2006, the 7,389-square-foot home features a barrel-tile roof and an open floor plan. Visitors are greeted by a two-story entrance with floor-to-ceiling windows, an incredible adjacent study, a formal powder bath with Venetian plaster, and a formal dining room with dueling chandeliers and a wine closet.

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The den, which is anchored by an ornate stone fireplace, is open to the incredible chef’s kitchen and dramatic wet bar. Beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors, arched doorways, mahogany exterior doors, thick moldings, beamed ceilings, and dramatic ironwork and light fixtures complement the countertops finished in mosaic onyx tile and marble in the well-appointed kitchen and bar.

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The focal point of the home is the large outdoor courtyard visible from the multiple balconies, windows, and doors. It’s equipped with a see-through fireplace, a bar/outdoor kitchen, a half-bath, and a laundry facility. The entertainment area is surrounded by two swimming pools with a connected waterway, spa, and waterfalls.

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The fabulous master suite has his-and-her closets and baths separated by a glass steam shower as well as a large copper claw tub, a built-in television, a spiral staircase leading to the front pool, and a private balcony overlooking the rear pool. The additional bedroom suites contain beautifully executed baths with intricate finishes, walk-in closets, and hardwood floors throughout. The guest suite, which could be used as a game room or nanny suite, contains an over-sized bathroom, a private balcony, access to the garage, and a separate exterior entrance.

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Additional amenities include an elevator, an exercise room, a home office, and a second- floor coffee bar, as well as a beautifully conceived circular drive and an attached three-car rear garage. This spectacular residence is a rare offering, in a sought-after location.

For more information, or to schedule a private showing, contact Jane Gordon at or 214-478-7099.

Homes for the Holidays Tour Returns to Help Armstrong, Bradfield Schools

4205 Lakeside Drive is one of five house on the Homes for the Holidays tour.

The Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association’s Homes for the Holidays Home Tour is back in business, once again with support from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Last year’s edition was canceled due to icy weather. Nonetheless, contributions from sponsors such as Dave Perry-Miller agents Jane Gordon and Christine McKenny added up to $78,000 being donated to Armstrong Elementary and Bradfield Elementary. Each school used half of the funds for instructional materials, books, technology, math manipulatives, and teacher workshops.

The 2014 tour will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at five homes in Highland Park:

• 3518 Armstrong Avenue
• 4205 Lakeside Drive
• 3501 Lindenwood Avenue
• 3640 Maplewood Avenue
• 4000 McFarlin Boulevard

Gordon has been a Homes for the Holidays sponsor since her son was a kindergartner at Bradfield. He’s now a senior in high school.

“It has become a tradition for many of the tour attendees, both Highland Park ISD residents and those who come every year from outside of HP to support their grandkids’ schools as well,” Gordon said.

This is McKenny’s fourth year as a sponsor, but she’s been a member of the Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association for seven years. The organization is open to families with children who are kindergarten age or younger and who live in the Armstrong Elementary or Bradfield Elementary attendance zones.

“It’s an incredible organization that is a huge selling point for the residents of Highland Park, as well as those of University Park who feed into the two HP schools,” Gordon said. “It provides a built-in social network for the preschool age children and their parents in the community.”

The Homes for Holidays tour has raised more than $575,000 for Armstrong and Bradfield over the years. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at any of the five featured houses tomorrow.

FYI, if you’re looking for a house in Highland Park ISD, we can help.

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