Mercer, Elliott & Elliott Group Market Yoakum-Designed Home


This Hal O. Yoakum-designed home is quintessential “Highland Park.” Situated on a prime lot shaded by mature trees, the Austin stone two-story, built in 1949, is also in pristine condition thanks to exceptional care. Newly priced at $4,200,000 by Mary Lou Mercer and Paige Elliott of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 4272 Bordeaux Ave. (4272bordeaux.daveperrymiller.com) features formal living and dining rooms, family room, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, a sparkling pool, pool house and two-car garage.

4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
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4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000
4272 Bordeaux Avenue is offered by Mary Lou Mercer and Elliott & Elliott Group for $4,200,000

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“This home really reflects a refinement and classicism that is synonymous with Highland Park,” Mercer says. “Each room is an elegant and spacious backdrop for everyday living and for creating memories with family and friends.”

A bright foyer is flanked by formals perfectly suited for entertaining. The expansive living room is large enough to accommodate several seating areas. A fireplace with marble surround and carved mantle creates a lovely focal point, while windows fill the room with soft natural light and offer views of the front lawn and backyard pool. The equally gracious dining room features the same custom moldings and large windows with views of the grounds.

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A beamed ceiling, fireplace, and custom bookcases lend character to the comfortable family room. French doors open to a blue-stone patio and pool area. The adjacent kitchen is bright and spacious with high-end stainless steel appliances, island, built-in desk, and a casual dining area next to the butler’s pantry.

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The large upstairs master suite is a serene oasis accessed by a private hallway with built-ins. Illuminated by soft natural light, it includes a generous sitting areas and master bath with dual vanities and a glass shower. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are also upstairs.

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Outdoors, an inviting pool area is perfect for entertaining, while the large grassy lawn provides plenty of space for children and pets to play. The pool house behind the garage features a full bath and extra storage.

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For more information or to request a showing, contact Mary Lou at (214)502-4332/maryloumercer@daveperrymiller.com or Paige at (214)478-9544/elliott@daveperrymiller.com.

 

Agents Represent Firm as Dallas Arboretum Hosts Corporate Sponsor Dinner in the Gardens


It’s no longer a secret: Dallas has become one of the hottest places in the country to live. And raise a family, do business, get cultured, enjoy good food… The list goes on. It also has primo latitude/longitude and average temperature going for it. This makes it an ideal locale for a year-round outdoor gathering place for folks from all walks of life. One like, say… the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

We are fortunate, as a city, to have this horticultural heaven along the southeastern shoreline of White Rock Lake, overlooking downtown Dallas. And we are honored, as a company, to financially support the Dallas Arboretum as they provide us with incredible beauty throughout the seasons.

Last night, the Arboretum feted its corporate sponsors at a special evening on the grounds, amidst the breathtaking display that is Dallas Blooms. And we dispatched 10 agents there to receive the appreciation on our behalf.

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Dave Perry-Miller agents attending the dinner included (clockwise from top left): Weston Pugh, Meridith Hayes, Karen Fry, Curt and Paige Elliott, Lynn Beaurline, Christopher Miller, Katherene Hough, Amanda Davidson, and, not pictured, Betsy Weber Hurst.

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As corporate sponsors, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to help produce and promote the following special events throughout the year:

DALLAS BLOOMS BRONZE EXHIBIT: Bringing the intricate, lifelike bronze-works of Gary Lee Price to the gardens, is one of our favorite sponsored events this spring. A fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Price has been recognized worldwide for his work uplifting the human spirit. This year during Dallas Blooms — the largest floral festival in the Southwest — his exhibit called “The Great Contributors” complements the overall annual theme, ”The Artistry in Nature.” Nine bronze statues, including such notable thinkers as Abraham Lincoln, Claude Monet and The Wright Brothers, are on display throughout the garden. All around them the grounds explode with 100 kinds of spring bulbs, totaling 500,000 blooms. The exhibit is on display now through November 27, 2016.

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MEMBER EASTER EGG HUNTS: Families appreciate the four opportunities on two consecutive weekends in March (March 18-19 & 25-26) to fill baskets and make memories. It makes us very proud to provide the consummate spring backdrop for photos of the little ones in their Easter best!

AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM: September 17 heralds that long-awaited time of year when we transition from longer, hotter summer days to shorter, cooler fall ones, complete with a pumpkin patch and the inimitable Pumpkin Village.

For more information on these Arboretum events and others, please visit the Arboretum’s website.

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Firm’s Annual Client Appreciation Night at Dallas Stars’ Game Ends with a Win for All


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Did you happen to see the stars last Thursday night, January 21, at the American Airlines Center? Yes, there were a few down on the ice, wearing skates and pads, flying around, shooting, scoring and demonstrating their tremendous athletic prowess by drilling the Edmonton Oilers.  But then there were the 1,600 less-obvious stars — those in the arena seats, enjoying Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Annual Client Appreciation Night.

We want to take a minute to talk about them.

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For the third year in a row, we have been privileged to treat the individuals and families who have helped make our business shine, to a special evening watching hockey. 2015 was the firm’s best year ever, with $2.2 billion in total sales volume, so there was just cause for celebration.

Says firm founder, Dave Perry-Miller, “Every bit of that is attributable to the people who place their trust and confidence in our hands when the time comes to buy or sell their home.”

“I don’t know of another brokerage that does something on this scale for their clients,” he continues. “We think it’s the least we can do, especially given that many of our clients consider us their agents for life.”

Broker Associate Julie Provenzano (who is designated as the Official Real Estate Agent of the Stars) helped organize the sold-out corporate event, and also treated her group’s guests to a gathering in the Tequila Patron VIP Lounge beforehand.

“It was a tremendous opportunity to thank our loyal clients for their business and referrals,” Provenzano says. “The Stars are doing really well this year so it just added to the excitement of the night, especially since they got the win.”

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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Highlights Paige Elliott for Her Luxury Expertise


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Curt Elliott and Paige Elliott are top producers in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities Office.

When Wells Fargo Home Mortgage needed an expert to discuss Dallas’ luxury market in the summer issue of Connect for Success — a publication distributed to real estate agent, builders, and developers — they chose our own Paige Elliott. And why not? Working alongside her husband, Curt Elliott, Paige is a top producer in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities Office.

The summer issue of Connect for Success examines how to work within today’s tight housing market and offers tips for working with luxury buyers. Because the publication is distributed to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage clients nationwide, Paige is featured in an article that also includes quotations from experts in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts.

“The luxury buyer expects full service,” Paige is quoted as saying. “They know what they want, and expect
market knowledge, negotiation skills, and attention to detail.”

Those are all qualities that Paige and Curt bring to each transaction. As Park Cities residents, the Elliotts specialize in marketing properties in University Park and Highland Park. But they also represent clients in Preston Hollow and North Dallas. Click here to see all of their current listings.

Our Agents Handed Out More Than 3,000 Cups of Lemonade on July 4


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Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s lemonade stand was well staffed with enthusiastic agents. (Photos by Ben Marshall)

More than 3,000 cups of lemonade and 500 flying discs were distributed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents during the Park Cities Fourth of July Festival at Goar Park. The agents who volunteered their time and energy at this beloved community event included Charles Carneal, Jennifer Cicardo, Curt Elliott, Paige Elliott, Cindy Farmer, Patsy Jones, Kim Lopez, Eloise Eriksson Martin, James Martin, Ronda Needham, Evelyn Ponder, Dana Rigg, Melissa Rountree, Frada Sandler, Gene Taylor, and Alanna Wiebe.

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Frada Sandler displays one of our recyclable paper cups.

As always, the delicious lemonade was supplied by Top Shelf Beverage. But we put a new spin on the event this year by also giving away 500 flying discs branded with our logo. (Be sure to catch one as they fly through your neighborhood.)  Meanwhile, at the other end of Goar Park, The Rhodes Group conducted dozens of watermelon-eating contests.

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Melissa Rountree demonstrates how to throw our flying discs with style.

Visit our Facebook page to see more Fourth of July photos.

Scramble to See This Chicken-Friendly Home Before Someone Else Poaches It


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You and your chickens could all come home to roost at 7906 Purdue Avenue, a charming three-bedroom cottage in Highland Park ISD that features a chicken coop in the backyard. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Elliott & Elliott Group is offering the property at $899,000.

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There are four distinct outdoor seating areas, including a fire pit near the aforementioned coop, accompanied by a shed that’s reminiscent of a barn. The fire pit is just beyond the shaded rear patio, which can be accessed from the master suite as well as the den via two sets of French doors. A secondary side patio is accessible from the kitchen and the utility room. The fourth outdoor space is the lovely covered front porch that comfortably seats four.

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The renovated kitchen is just to the left of the foyer, with an exterior door that simplifies unloading groceries from the driveway. The kitchen décor includes hardwood floors, white cabinetry, and granite countertops. A breakfast bar at the end of the counter provides extra seating in the dining room.

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To the right of the foyer is the living room, which features a custom tile fireplace and dark beams in the ceiling. It transitions seamlessly to the den, which features a wet bar, and flows well outside for entertaining.

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The downstairs master bedroom suite overlooks the rear patio and features a lovely master bath with dual sinks and a jetted tub. There are two bedroom suites upstairs, and each has a full bath and a walk-in closet.

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Paige and Curt Elliott are top producers in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities office, and they have been repeatedly listed among the “Best Real Estate Agents in Dallas” by D Magazine. To schedule a private showing of 7906 Purdue Avenue or any of their other listings, call Paige Elliott at 214-478-9544 or Curt Elliott at 214-675-8353, or email elliott@daveperrymiller.com.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

More Than Quarter of Modern Luxury’s Real Estate Awards Went to Our Agents


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Madeline Jobst, the Hewitt & Habgood Group, and Ralph Randall were among our honorees.

The April issue of Modern Luxury Dallas includes the magazine’s inaugural Real Estate Awards. The list of honorees is comprised of 76 individuals and groups, and more than a quarter of them are Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents.

The magazine identifies them as “the who’s who of Dallas real estate agents — those selling everything from Beverly Drive homes to Texas-sized ranch properties. Modern Luxury Dallas has narrowed down a list of the city’s most in-the-know home hunters who represent buyers and sellers alike.”

Congratulations to all of our honorees!

Mark Cain
Gianna Cerullo
Elliott & Elliott
Gullutto-Barnes
Hewitt & Habgood Group
Hickman+Weber
The House Sales Team
Madeline Jobst
Molly Malone
Patricia Massey
Christine McKenny
Jennifer Miller
Ronda Needham
Dave Perry-Miller
Julie Provenzano
Sharon Quist
Ralph Randall
Emily Ray-Porter
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Ryan Streiff

Don’t Miss This Incredible Kitchen With Living Area in Heart of Preston Hollow


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You’d be hard pressed to find a finer place for a family to gather than the combined kitchen-living space at 5937 Norway Road. With vaulted ceilings lined in dark beams, a bar-stool counter providing a transition between the kitchen and living area, and a Juliet balcony off the second-floor game room, this is a gorgeous space that provides a central gathering place for a family to connect. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Paige and Curt Elliott are offering the property for the recently reduced price of $1,599,000.

The kitchen provides plenty of storage, with cabinets and drawers lining three walls, three sides of the granite-topped island, and one side of the aforementioned counter. The kitchen’s centerpiece is the six-burner range that also features a griddle and a pot filler. The stone-tile backsplash above the range is sophisticatedly ornate, as are the four sculptural corners of the island.

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The other end of the room features a wall of windows overlooking the backyard, a fireplace, and a built-in cabinet that holds a flat-screen television. The living area is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate seating and a breakfast table.

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The first floor also features fireplaces in the formal living room and the study. A butler’s pantry with a wine refrigerator and an ice maker provides a transition between the formal dining room and the kitchen. There are also two bedroom suites downstairs. The master suite, which overlooks the backyard, boasts a walk-in closet with built-in shelving and a jetted tub in the bathroom.

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There are three more bedrooms on the second level, as well as the aforementioned game room that features a wet bar. The home has five full bathrooms plus a powder bath. The attached garages can accommodate three vehicles, and the spacious backyard is large enough that adding a pool is definitely an option.

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To schedule a private showing of this exquisite property in the heart of Preston Hollow, contact Paige Elliott at 214-478-9544 or Curt Elliott at 214-675-8353 or elliott@daveperrymiller.com.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Honors Top Producers of an Outstanding Year


Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents and staff gathered at Dallas Country Club on March 5 to honor the top producers of 2014, a record-breaking year for the firm that represents the leading brand for properties of distinction in Dallas’ established neighborhoods. The managers of five offices gave out awards to individuals, groups, and teams based on production, income, and homes sold.

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Standing: Ralph Randall, Forrest Gregg, Chris Pyle, Susie Thompson, Shirley Cohn, Greg Iker, Stephen Pryor, John Weber, Chris Hickman, Sonia Villareal, Susan Schweidel, Dan Rhodes, and Thomas Rhodes; Seated: Madeline Jobst, Shannon Blount, Sharon Palmer, Kate Walters, Robb Puckett, Ashley Beane, Brady Moore, Burton Rhodes, and Christine McKenny

The Highland Park Office at 5500 Preston Road is managed by Robb Puckett. Its top producers were:

1. The Rhodes Group
2. The Haven Group
3. Hickman+Weber Group
4. Ralph Randall
5. Brady Moore
6. Christine McKenny
7. Gianna Cerullo
8. Madeline Jobst
9. Stephen Pryor
10. Shannon Blount

Ralph Randall was the top individual per income. Brady Moore was the top individual per homes sold. The Rhodes Group was the top group per income. The Haven Group was the top group per homes sold.

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Standing: Jarrad Barnes, Frances Jacobs, Joseph Gullutto, Nadine Meyer, Melanie Till, Brittani Frankowiak, Macy Riley, Henry Barber, Emily Ray-Porter, Eloise Eriksson Martin, and Brandon Fleeman; Seated: Patty Brooks, Brian Bleeker, Stephene Tolocko, Melissa O’Brien, Kathy Hewitt, Steve Habgood, Jim Berrong, Jessica Hill, James Martin, and Andy Steingasser

The InTown Office at 2828 Routh Street is managed by Becky Connatser. Its top producers were:

1. The Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group
2. The Emily Ray-Porter Group
3. The Gullutto-Barnes Group
4. Brandon Fleeman
5. Patty Brooks
6. The Martin Group
7. Jim Berrong
8. The Meyer Group
9. Brian Davis
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Brandon Fleeman was the top individual per income and homes sold. The Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group was the top group in both categories.

LAKEWOOD

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Meg Skinner, Nancy Johnson, Ashley Rasmussen, Lauren Moore, and Scott Jackson

The Lakewood Office at 2311 Abrams Road is managed by Lee Thomas. Its top producers were:

1. Nancy Johnson
2. The Jackson Team
3. Meg Skinner
4. Heather Guild
5. Marissa Fontanez

Nancy Johnson was the top individual per income and homes sold. The Jackson Team was the top group in both categories. The Johnson Holmes Group was the top team in both categories.

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Standing: Sissy Pardue, Stewart Lee, Brian Smith, Curt Elliott, and Sharon Quist; Seated: Carolyn Vandagriff, Phyllis Glover, Julie Boren, Stephen Collins, Paige Elliott, and Henda Salmeron

The Park Cities Office at 6025 Luther Lane is also managed by Lee Thomas. Its top producers were:

1. Sharon Quist
2. Julie Provenzano
3. Brian Smith
4. The Phyllis Glover Team
5. Paige and Curt Elliott
6. Stephen Collins
7. Julie Boren
8. Henda Salmeron
9. Debbie Sherrington
10. Stewart Lee

Sharon Quist was the top individual per income. Julie Provenzano was the top individual per homes sold. The Phyllis Glover Team was the top group in both categories. Paige and Curt Elliott were the top team in both categories.

PRESTON CENTER

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Standing: Jill Rasansky, McKamy Tiner, Laura Michelle, Mark Cain, Karen Fry, Weston Pugh, and Jeff Updike; Seated: Ginger Levine, Gayl Braymer, Jennifer Miller, Diane Gruber, and Martha Tiner

The Preston Center Office at 5950 Berkshire Lane is managed by Gaynelle Henger. Its top producers were:

1. Jennifer Miller
2. Mark Cain
3. Ginger Levine and Jill Rasansky
4. Laura Michelle
5. Gayl Braymer and Jonathan Thayer
6. Karen Fry
7. Diane Gruber
8. Justin Easterling
9. Martha and McKamy Tiner
10. Updike│Pugh

Jennifer Miller was the top individual per income. Laura Michelle was the top individual per homes sold. Ginger Levine and Jill Rasansky were the top group in both categories. Gayl Braymer and Jonathan Thayer were the top team per income. Updike│Pugh was the top team per homes sold.

Ebby Halliday Companies Presented Highland Park ISD Centennial Party


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The Highland Park Independent School District marked its 100th anniversary last Sunday with a Community Centennial Celebration that included bounce houses, food trucks, student performances, and a museum documenting the district’s history. Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates were the presenting sponsors of the fun-filled family event.

“The schools have long been the heart of this exceptional community, and our company is pleased to help mark this significant milestone in a meaningful way,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

Burleson, who graduated from Highland Park High School in 1953, received the district’s Distinguished Alumni Award last spring. She’s also a member of the Highland Park Education Foundation’s board of directors.

Burleson proudly wore her 10th-grade beanie to the Community Centennial Celebration, where she was among the dignitaries who addressed the crowd. The district’s anniversary dates to the opening of Armstrong School in 1914, and Burleson made sure everyone knew that she attended classes in the original building, not the current version of Armstrong Elementary that was built after a 1951 fire.

Besides Burleson, Ebby Halliday Realtors was represented at Sunday’s event by Highland Park High School graduates Ginger Gill, Zach Stein, and Maria Ward, and Highland Park ISD parents Patricia Alcorta and Susan Gamso.

Meanwhile, the contingent from Dave Perry-Miller & Associates included Highland Park High School alumni Susie Germany and Michael Wong, and Highland Park ISD parents Paige Elliott, Kelly Hosch, Amanda Johnson, Melissa Rountree, and Sylvia Scott.

“Our kids, and our business, have thrived in this community,” said Elliott, who sells houses in partnership with her husband, Curt. They are the parents of one HPHS graduate and two current students.

The booth staffed by these Realtors was popular with current students, thanks to the bowls of free candy that sat between such promotional items as Ebby Halliday golf tees and Dave Perry-Miller sports bottles.

Nearby, the district’s Multi-Purpose Activities Center was transformed into a museum that detailed the history of each campus and profiled some of the high school’s notable alums. Among the items on display were the Heisman Trophy won by Doak Walker in 1948 and the Cy Young Awards won by Clayton Kershaw in 2011 and 2013.

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Dave Perry-Miller associates Michael Wong and Melissa Rountree