10 Lots for Your Dream Home


 

Sometimes, your dream home is only in your mind.

 

When the time comes to build your ideal home, there are a plethora of factors to consider  — from choosing the best tile to deciding what the best course of action is when building in a floodplain. While there are some decisions you can tackle on your own, expert advice — such as renowned local design studio M Gooden Design — is always welcome.

 

Begin your dream home search with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and choose from these exceptional lots across North Texas to help transform those dreams into reality.

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

8511 Inwood Road | Devonshire | $1,995,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

6607 Belmead Drive | North Dallas | $1,699,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

4512 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park | $1,495,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7298 Williamson Road | Lakewood | $1,290,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

000 Copper Canyon Road | Copper Canyon | $1,000,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

2916 Dyer Street | University Park | $895,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7003 Irongate Lane | Lakewood | $550,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

88 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $549,930

 

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7538 Malabar Lane | Janmar | $435,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

Lot 48 Nautical Drive | Quinlan | $129,000

 

To view more noteworthy lots, visit www.daveperrymiller.com/lots-acreage/ .

10 Must-See Open Houses


 

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3030 McKinney Avenue #2101-3 | Uptown | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2302 Kessler Parkway | Kessler Park | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6569 Lafayette Way | North Dallas | $999,999

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6030 Goodwin Avenue | Lower Greenville | $850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9920 Spirehaven Lane | Lake Highlands | $789,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7116 Cornelia Lane | Lakewood | $680,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5720 Misted Breeze Drive | West Plano | $675,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

10144 Cromwell Drive | Northwest Dallas | $565,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6017 Ellsworth Avenue | Wilshire Heights | $459,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

How to Style Your Bedside Table


 

How to Style Your Bedside Table

 

Clear your mind and get a good night’s rest with a clean and organized bedside table.

 

We’ve gathered experts’ advice on what you need on your bedside table for a restful sleep.

 

Must-Have Essentials

 

For a well-balanced nightstand, outfit your bedside with a lamp that has a yellow-based light. A good book to read will help your mind slow down and calm your eyes from staring at screens all day. Experts recommend reading books that aren’t too thrilling or engrossing, which will also keep you up later than you’d like.

 

Keep hydrated with a glass of water next to your bed. Keeping water close will prevent you from heading to the kitchen, where late-night snack temptations exist.

 

A pen and paper are essential for any last-minute ideas for tasks and thoughts you have.

 

An alarm clock separate from your phone will wake you up on time without having your phone screen be the first thing you look at in the morning.

 

Stay Organized

 

Keep a small jewelry dish or tray on your nightstand for any rings, bracelets or earrings.

 

A storage basket underneath the nightstand, or a nightstand with drawers, is key for keeping too much clutter from piling onto the tabletop.

 

A small tray or basket for hand cream or a calming lavender spray is a necessity for keeping skin hydrated throughout the evening. Keep your lip balm nearby, too.

 

Scents and Sounds

 

Just as the smell of coffee helps you wake up in the morning, so too do certain scents help you fall asleep at night.

 

Lavender, vanilla and jasmine are experts’ recommendations to calm the body and mind. Burn the scents through your favorite candles or essential oil diffusers.

 

If ambient noise is a distracting factor for you, drown them away with a sound machine evoking dreamy beach waves or a rainstorm.

 

Final Touches

 

Add small plants, such as succulents, or a floral bud vase, to bring a little life and color to your bedside table.

 

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Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips


 

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips

 

A new school year is upon us, which means readjusting summer sleep schedules.

 

Experts recommend prepping for school-year routines two weeks in advance but, sometimes, the bittersweet end of summer vacation catches many of us unawares.

 

Here is some helpful advice to help little ones adjust quickly to new routines.

 

Make slow changes

 

Neither adults nor children adjust to changes that are made in one fell swoop.

 

When adjusting bedtimes, move them earlier only by 5 to 15 minutes at a time, every two or three days. This will help you and your children feel less groggy in the morning.

 

Children under 12 years old need between 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while older children need eight to nine hours.

 

Work together as a family

 

Children will feel better going to sleep early if they have an example to follow. That doesn’t mean your bedtime should be as early as 7:30 or 8 p.m., too.

 

Finish up any homework soon after dinner, and get ready for the next school day together. Having backpacks and lunches packed and any parental forms signed will help the next morning’s rush go much smoother.

 

Start having more calming family activities an hour before your children’s intended bedtimes. Avoid the TV and smartphones and together choose a book to read, or help them with a calming bath.

 

Turn off your devices

 

Blue light from electronics can stimulate the mind too much before bedtime.

 

Turn off the TV or smartphones and dim bedroom lights an hour before to start calming the mind down. Try having a charging station in the kitchen or another shared space where everyone can store their devices for the evening.

 

Are you using your phone as your alarm? Try going analog or looking into some of the alarm clocks we’ve recommended for Daylight Saving Time

 

Promote positivity

 

There may be some struggles having earlier bedtimes, but remain patient and positive for you and your child.

 

If children — especially very young ones — see bedtime as a positive activity rather than a punishment, they’ll be less likely to resist the new schedule.

 

Counter any last-minute requests by incorporating them into your children’s new routine. Experts say that if children’s routines keep getting interrupted, the harder it will be for them to adjust.

 

Read more back-to-school advice on our blog:

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Back-to-School Essentials


 

Back-to-school season isn’t just for little ones.

 

Get in on the excitement of a new school year with your own back-to-school accessories — with a luxe spin.

 

Here are five items you’ll want to add to your back-to-school arsenal.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Edison Collier Fountain Pen | $169

 

Those with a fondness for the written word will love writing with a fountain pen. A changeable ink cartridge allows for mess-free writing, while an option of three nib sizes allows for different writing styles. Use the pen for artistic calligraphy or making note writing more luxurious.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Sugar Paper Back to School Bundle | $75

 

One-stop shopping is simple with Sugar Paper’s Back to School Bundle. The set includes file folders, notebooks, a notepad and a pen — all coordinated in Sugar Paper’s signature gold accents. This set will make organization and planning a breeze.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Box Appetit Stainless Steel Lunch Box | $34.95

 

Forego plastic sandwich bags for this stainless steel lunch box, which includes its own fork and a removable divider. The steel allows you to store a variety of food without it leaking or leaching into the container. With the removable divider, pack a multitude of snacks or your lunch with a special dessert.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Moleskine 12-Month Daily Planner | $19.95

 

Plan your year in style with Moleskine’s daily planner. Each page is a day, which means plenty of room for notes and activities for the busiest person.

 

Back-to-School Essentials

Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash | $10

 

Back to school means it’s almost time for cold and flu season. Get a head start and stave off germs around you with Aesop’s elegant hand sanitizer. Made of mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar atlas, you’ll feel refreshed even without water.

 

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10 Must-See Open Houses


 

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

 

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12240 Pecan Forest Drive | North Dallas | $4,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4300 Lomo Alto Drive #4 | Highland Park | $1,750,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6451 Stefani Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,600,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2824 Daniel Court | University Park | $849,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6014 Palo Pinto Avenue | Lakewood | $799,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4310 Buena Vista Street #17 | Knox-Travis | $595,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9601 Milltrail Drive | Lake Highlands | $549,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3816 Roseland Avenue #D100 | Uptown | $519,500

 

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11009 Fern Hollow Drive | Lake Highlands | $389,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

421 N. Cavender Street | Oak Cliff | $339,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat


 

Triple-digit temperatures have become a regular occurrence this summer.

 

Grab an ice-cold beverage and spend your days away from the heat in these dive-in ready pools.

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

3816 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $4,999,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

12240 Pecan Forest Drive | North Dallas | $4,295,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

1 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $3,376,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

6215 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $2,870,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

6315 Chamberlyne Drive | Frisco | $2,695,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

13978 Hughes Lane | Midtown | $1,775,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

4404 Greenbrier Drive | University Park | $1,695,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

6451 Stefani Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,600,000

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

8326 Garland Road | Forest Hills | $1,599,500

 

10 Pools to Stave Off the Summer Heat

12219 Pecan Forest Drive | North Dallas | $1,499,000

 

Keep cool and view more exceptional swimming pools at daveperrymiller.com.

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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 kfry@daveperrymiller.com.

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.

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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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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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.”

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“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.