Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes


 

Home to Former President George W. Bush, Ross Perot, Dirk Nowitzki and a variety of names from politics to entertainment, Preston Hollow is synonymous for luxury and grandeur.

 

The area, nestled between Northwest Highway, Royal Lane, Hillcrest Avenue and Midway Road, was once an expanse of farmland before developer Ira DeLoache claimed it for the prestigious estates it is known for today.

 

Preston Hollow is also home to several of Dallas’ top private schools, including St. Mark’s School of Texas, an all-boys school ranked No. 6 in Niche.com’s 2019 Best Private High Schools in America.

 

With sprawling acres of lush foliage, it’s no wonder many of Dallas’ most affluent choose to reside in Preston Hollow.

 

We’ve chosen five homes that place luxury at the top of the priority list.

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes4655 Meadowood Road | Old Preston Hollow | $5,995,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes10115 Waller Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $3,495,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes9119 Guernsey Lane | Preston Hollow | $3,090,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes6630 Northport Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,295,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes6215 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $2,199,000

 

For more exquisite properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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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.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4618 Cherokee Trail | Bluffview | $2,995,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4004 Colgate Avenue | University Park | $2,450,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6630 Northport Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6215 Rex Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,135,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3028 Rosedale Avenue | University Park | $1,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6450 Ellsworth Avenue | Lakewood | $1,170,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1111 S. Canterbury Court | Kessler Park | $899,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3613 Kings Hollow Lane | McKinney | $469,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3925 Wycliff Avenue | Oak Lawn | $420,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2210 Melbourne Avenue | Elmwood | $375,000

 

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

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football


 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

There’s nothing that will stop Paul Layne from attending a Southern Methodist University football game short of being sick — and when that happened, he still attended.

 

Layne’s diehard dedication to his alma mater’s football team was recently honored by the school with his own jersey and commemorative football marking his 500th consecutive attendance before the game against Houston Baptist. It was an accomplishment 46 years in the making.

 

“They introduced me down on the field, and to my surprise they gave me an SMU jersey, a blue one like they wear in the games. I may frame it and put it in my home office,” said Layne of the Layne-Rothwell Group in the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Intown office. “I was also interviewed on the radio at the start of the second half.”

 

His amazing achievement and dedication are highlighted by the press and SMU during landmark years and games. This year was particularly special and garnered him attention from Fox 4’s Good Day morning show, a selection of radio interviews and a spotlight from ESPN.

 

Layne’s legendary love of SMU football began when he was a child, his parents toting him along to games starting at 2 years old.

 

As an SMU student, he was writing about the games as a student reporter but was so excited in the press box that his editor suggested he be a cheerleader instead. That cemented his dedication, and he attended every home and away game, even after he graduated.

 

When he realized he had a streak going, he doubled down on his efforts, doing his best to attend even when he was sick.

 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

“The one story people like hearing the most is the time I came close to missing a game,” Layne recalled. “I was 41, and I came down with chicken pox. I looked on the schedule and saw, luckily, we had a home game. It happened to be Halloween, so I sat on the upper deck of the Cotton Bowl by myself and dressed as a scarecrow.”

 

His real estate partner, Trina Rothwell, said his love of SMU football is so infectious that she’s also gone above and beyond to make sure Layne doesn’t miss a game.

 

About five years ago, both of them were indisposed — Rothwell with a thrown out back and Layne with a bad reaction to antibiotics he was taking for an infected incision from dental surgery. Layne told Rothwell he may have to miss the game.

 

“There I am with my back not being able to move, and I said, ‘Not on my watch,’ ” Rothwell said. “I drove him to the La Madeleine across from the stadium, and he attended the game.”

 

“I’m really proud of him, and it’s something he really enjoys,” she added.

 

Layne’s spirit and dedication to SMU football have benefitted his real estate career with the Layne-Rothwell Group. Layne helps incoming and outgoing coaches and staff with their home buying needs. Rothwell also agreed to cover for Layne during game days.

 

“The attendance streak has opened the doors for Trina and I to be their agents. It’s brought in a lot of business,” Layne said. “They know I’m loyal.”

 

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7 Private Guest Suites


 

Fall has commenced, which means guests will be arriving for holiday visits before you know it.

 

Make their stay all-the-more comfortable by providing them private guest quarters during their visit.

 

These seven spectacular homes can provide family and friends with the ease of staying with loved ones while attaining the luxury of a five-star hotel.

 

 

8 Private Guest Suites

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

 

8 Private Guest Suites

7634 Fisher Road | Lakewood | $1,995,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

4348 Taos Road | Bluffview | $1,975,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

3207 Saint Johns Drive | Highland Park | $1,575,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

2909 Fondren Drive | University Park | $1,400,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

5914 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $795,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

517 Limmerhill Drive | Rockwall | $600,000

 

For more magnificent homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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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.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3925 Caruth Boulevard | University Park | $2,499,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5602 Palomar Lane | Preston Hollow | $1,350,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3113 Oak Hollow Drive | Plano | $1,165,500

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

602 W. Colorado Boulevard | Kessler Park | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6521 Lakeshore Drive | Lakewood | $899,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5440 Vanderbilt Avenue | Greenland Hills | $829,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4807 Elsby Avenue | Briarwood | $659,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4045 Throckmorton Street | Oak Lawn | $659,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6847 Ravendale Lane | Caruth Terrace | $400,000

 

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.

Agents Serve Up Sunshine on Fourth of July


In the early morning hours of July 4, 2016, Mother Nature put on a fabulous fireworks show — one that was not scheduled on any local “Events” calendar — complete with torrential downpours. But to no one’s dismay, she was gracious enough to take her impressive display elsewhere, just in time for the start of the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade — one of Dallas’ largest and most popular Fourth of July gatherings. Parade marshals and vendors breathed a collective sigh of relief as the last raindrops fell, then frantically began setting up for the post-parade festivities in Goar Park. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate was among those relieved vendors. Their 20+ year tradition of serving the people of the Park Cities through the annual Lemonade Stand would indeed continue!

Though the skies never cleared, the lingering cloud cover helped keep things cool. As did the nearly 2,000 cups of lemonade Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents handed out. The popular go-to thirst-quencher did a brisk business from parade-goers throughout the morning.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosts its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosted its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosts its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosted its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Clockwise from top: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Lynn Drum Lanyon, Charles Carneal, Therese Rourk and an Ebby friend; Kenneth Walters and Karel Schweitzer; a patriotic pooch
Clockwise from top: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Lynn Drum Lanyon, Charles Carneal, Therese Rourk and an Ebby friend; Kenneth Walters and Karel Schweitzer; a patriotic pooch
L to R: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Melissa Jennings, Kenneth Walters, Gaynelle Henger at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Lemonade Stand
L to R: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Melissa Jennings, Kenneth Walters, Gaynelle Henger at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Lemonade Stand
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Judy Waggoner Lambert at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Judy Waggoner Lambert at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Cindy Farmer (top left) and Craig Uebele (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Cindy Farmer (top left) and Craig Uebele (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade

 

Clockwise from top, volunteer Kimberly Odum and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Marla Sewall and Debbie Williams at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Clockwise from top, volunteer Kimberly Odum and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Marla Sewall and Debbie Williams at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Eloise Martin and her friend Dillon at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Eloise Martin and her friend Dillon at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents James Martin and Eloise Martin (top right) and Charles Carneal (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents James Martin and Eloise Martin (top right) and Charles Carneal (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Kenneth Walters handing out frisbees at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Kenneth Walters handing out frisbees at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Lynn Drum Lanyon (top left) handing out lemonade at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Lynn Drum Lanyon (top left) handing out lemonade at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Vanessa Bamback at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Vanessa Bamback at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Gaynelle Henger (top left), Melissa Jennings and Patsy Jones (bottom right) and Top-Shelf Beverage's Joe Cook at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Gaynelle Henger (top left), Melissa Jennings and Patsy Jones (bottom right) and Top-Shelf Beverage’s Joe Cook at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.

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Rare Creekside Home in Coveted Pocket of UP Comes Available


If you’ve always wanted your own slice of heaven on THE creek in Dallas but thought it impossible, 6705 Golf Drive is a well-timed miracle. The four-bedroom, 3 bath, 2 half-bath, English stone beauty has many things going for it, not the least of which is pricing: $1,899,500.

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Location is another. It’s one of only 28 lots in University Park backing up to Turtle Creek, and was built as a spec home in 1934.  Everything you could possibly need is a stone’s throw away – grocery and restaurants, UP Elementary, Holmes Aquatic Center, Goar Park with gazebo and soccer fields, and more. UP’s Town Hall is just down the street, too.

The current owners are the second set to occupy, and they’ve taken great care to preserve original architectural features, while updating amenities and functionality as needed.

Just off the entryway, past a half-bath, the eat-in kitchen is a delightful mix of traditional and modern, successfully juxtaposing seeded glass/alderwood cabinets with granite counters, a farmhouse sink with stainless steel appliances, and a rough-hewn support beam with whimsical light fixtures. Walk-in pantry and attached mudroom/home office with utility shower offer convenience and versatility for busy families.

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The adjacent large dining area overlooks the secluded backyard and creek, and leads into a family room with stained glass windows and built-ins, and formal living room with leaded glass windows. Hand-scraped hardwoods run throughout the downstairs.

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Upstairs, the added-on master features a walk-in closet, master bath with steam shower and heated floors, and balcony overlooking creek. It’s serviced by a full-size laundry across the hall, and has easy access to the three additional bedrooms, including one with loft and one with painted log cabin treatment.

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Saving the best for last, there’s the backyard. An ipe wood deck with railing provides a great space to entertain along the lot’s feature attraction. Two-story former garage/multipurpose space has great potential for quarters or workshop.

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For more details or to schedule a private showing, contact Cindy Bruner at 214-675-0834/cindybruner@daveperrymiller.com or Wendy Harkness at 214-213-4583/wendyharkness@daveperrymiller.com.

 

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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University Park Will Likely Limit Sprinklers’ Use


Lotus Carroll (via Flickr.com)
Lotus Carroll (via Flickr.com)

If you live in University Park, or are considering buying a home there, you should be aware that City Hall is about to further regulate residents’ use of their sprinklers.

At the moment, University Park is like Highland Park and Dallas, in that the city prohibits the use of sprinklers between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31. All three municipalities make an exception for handheld hoses and soaker hoses.

But University Park will likely step up its restrictions this week. An ordinance on the agenda for Tuesday’s council meeting says residents whose addresses end in even numbers will be allowed to use sprinklers only on Sundays and Thursdays. Those with odd-numbered addresses will be free to use their sprinklers only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

This policy mirrors one already on the books in Dallas. In Highland Park, however, things are much soggier. There, town officials merely suggest that residents limit their sprinkler use to three days a week.