Sutton co-chairs 2016 Lakewood Home Festival


Nothings says you love your neighborhood quite like agreeing to co-chair one of its largest, most anticipated events. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Agent Skylar Sutton Champion is overseeing this year’s Lakewood Home Festival, and it promises to be one of the best yet. (She has also bravely signed on for next year!)

Skylar Sutton Champion of the Heather Guild Group is the chairman of the 2016 Lakewood Home Festival benefiting the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA
Skylar Sutton Champion of the Heather Guild Group is the chairman of the 2016 Lakewood Home Festival benefiting the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA

The theme for the 40th Annual home tour is “Explore Lakewood.” Champion says the six houses on tour will be ready come the weekend of November 12. She has been working tirelessly on the home tour, in addition to her jobs as mother and top-producing real estate agent.

“Typically home tours tend to focus on interiors, and we certainly will,” Champion said. “The theme we chose this year is a nod to Lakewood’s unique setting in this city – the mature trees, the rolling hills, the creeks and lake views — so we’re highlighting several houses that have seamlessly incorporated these natural surroundings into their aesthetic.”  

Among her many responsibilities, Champion helped select the homes on this year’s tour. She previewed several contenders, and along with her committee, decided which met the general theme and pre-determined criteria. Finalists run the gamut from a 1927 Dutch Colonial Revival to a 2016 Southern Luxe Farmhouse.

“It’s been so much fun being on the inside the last couple of years, working towards a common goal to raise money for local schools and organize something our whole community loves and looks forward to year after year.,” Champion said.

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As an 8-year resident of Lakewood, Champion wholeheartedly believes in all it has to offer today’s residents and families.

“We consistently have some of the best schools in Dallas,” she said. “It’s my honor to help raise money for the schools my own children will soon attend: Lakewood Elementary, JL Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Last year, the event raised $187,000, and had around 2,000 people tour the various homes.. This year, we plan to top that, and I’m confident we will!”

“Incidentally, I love that my worlds are colliding in this event,” Champion continued. “My company has an office here in Lakewood, and has been involved in the home tour’s success for the last few years. Once again, they will sponsor the Auction Party on Friday night and the Candlelight Tour on Saturday night.”

In addition, several of Champions fellow agents are showing support by sponsoring homes, including: Heather Guild Group, Nancy Johnson Group and Scott Jackson’s team JacksonSells.

Champion is a member of the Heather Guild Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and has recently been named among the Top 25 Producers in East Dallas by the Lakewood Advocate, and a Top Producer/D Best Real Estate Agent by D Magazine.

On Tour This Year

6521 Bob O Link Dr - This vintage Dutch Colonial home was built in 1941 on an oversized lot. The homeowners’ 2015 renovation includes period detailing and the interior, designed solely by the homeowner, combines classic traditional pieces with French country flair along with transitional accents. The second-floor balcony overlooks a beautifully landscaped front yard (pictured at top of story), and in the back yard, an outdoor living area overlooks the pool.
6521 Bob O Link Dr – This vintage Dutch Colonial home was built in 1941 on an oversized lot. The homeowners’ 2015 renovation includes period detailing and the interior, designed solely by the homeowner, combines classic traditional pieces with French country flair along with transitional accents. The second-floor balcony overlooks a beautifully landscaped front yard (pictured at top of story), and in the back yard, an outdoor living area overlooks the pool.
7208 Dominique Dr - A stately Southern Luxe Farmhouse, this home was built on a double lot in 2016. Inspired by the southern estates in East Texas, this magnificent home is a treasure of architectural delights. It blends contemporary, transitional, classic and rustic designs to create the perfect home for a modern family. The wraparound porch gives a nod to a simpler time while the floor-to-ceiling windows add to the bright, contemporary interior. Every detail of the home is custom designed, from the wallpaper, drapes and furniture to the finishes and lighting. The carriage house is also a “must see”. Sponsored by: Heather Guild Group, New Leaf Custom Homes and Maestri, LLC Architecture + Design
7208 Dominique Dr – A stately Southern Luxe Farmhouse, this home was built on a double lot in 2016. Inspired by the southern estates in East Texas, this magnificent home is a treasure of architectural delights. It blends contemporary, transitional, classic and rustic designs to create the perfect home for a modern family. The wraparound porch gives a nod to a simpler time while the floor-to-ceiling windows add to the bright, contemporary interior. Every detail of the home is custom designed, from the wallpaper, drapes and furniture to the finishes and lighting. The carriage house is also a “must see.” Sponsored by: Heather Guild Group, New Leaf Custom Homes and Maestri, LLC Architecture + Design
6935 Lakeshore Dr. - Commanding attention atop a rolling hill in the heart of Lakewood, this classic Dutch Colonial Revival was built in 1927 by famed Lakewood developer Lee Kraft, of Dines and Kraft, as his personal family home. The current homeowners completed a full remodel, renovation and addition in 2014, bringing the home back to its original beauty. The interior is a reflection of the homeowners’ love of travel and experiencing new adventures and cultures. The growing family cherishes time together and spending it with their children in the backyard. The home is a perfect example of preservation and adaptation for modern living. Sponsored by: JacksonSells and Chicago Title – Skillman/Lakewood Office
6935 Lakeshore Dr. – Commanding attention atop a rolling hill in the heart of Lakewood, this classic Dutch Colonial Revival was built in 1927 by famed Lakewood developer Lee Kraft, of Dines and Kraft, as his personal family home. The current homeowners completed a full remodel, renovation and addition in 2014, bringing the home back to its original beauty. The interior is a reflection of the homeowners’ love of travel and experiencing new adventures and cultures. The growing family cherishes time together and spending it with their children in the backyard. The home is a perfect example of preservation and adaptation for modern living. Sponsored by: JacksonSells and Chicago Title – Skillman/Lakewood Office
8 Nonesuch Rd. - Situated on an acre lot, this beautiful, traditional, two-story home was built in 1997. It is surrounded by large, enduring trees on land that once belonged to retail icon Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus. The current homeowners completed a major renovation in 2014 to fit the needs of their large, fun-loving family. The floor-to-ceiling steel doors at the rear of the home are the perfect frame to the backyard oasis. It is complete with a naturally landscaped pool, a deluxe outdoor living space, and multiple areas for entertaining, including a large fire pit. This home is truly an entertainer’s dream.
8 Nonesuch Rd. – Situated on an acre lot, this beautiful, traditional, two-story home was built in 1997. It is surrounded by large, enduring trees on land that once belonged to retail icon Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus. The current homeowners completed a major renovation in 2014 to fit the needs of their large, fun-loving family. The floor-to-ceiling steel doors at the rear of the home are the perfect frame to the backyard oasis. It is complete with a naturally landscaped pool, a deluxe outdoor living space, and multiple areas for entertaining, including a large fire pit. This home is truly an entertainer’s dream.
6723 Sunnyland Ln. - This urban contemporary home was built in 2016 on a cul-de-sac lot overlooking White Rock Creek. The interior is inspired by British designer Timothy Oulton and incorporates dark accents, crystal chandeliers, and polished concrete-and-walnut floors to complete the urban feel of the home. The walls of glass and the multitude of windows bring the outside in and create Lakewood’s very own modern Swiss Family Robinson “tree house”. While the home is glamorous and sophisticated, it is also homey and inviting. Even the family’s large Great Dane has her own room, complete with doggie door and custom built-ins. Sponsored by: Nancy Johnson Group and Republic Title Lakewood
6723 Sunnyland Ln. – This urban contemporary home was built in 2016 on a cul-de-sac lot overlooking White Rock Creek. The interior is inspired by British designer Timothy Oulton and incorporates dark accents, crystal chandeliers, and polished concrete-and-walnut floors to complete the urban feel of the home. The walls of glass and the multitude of windows bring the outside in and create Lakewood’s very own modern Swiss Family Robinson “tree house”. While the home is glamorous and sophisticated, it is also homey and inviting. Even the family’s large Great Dane has her own room, complete with doggie door and custom built-ins. Sponsored by: Nancy Johnson Group and Republic Title Lakewood
3201 Wendover Rd. - This iconic Early Texas Modern home was built by O’Neil Ford and Arch B. Swank in 1939 for Juanita and Alfred Bromberg, who lived there for 60 years. The unimposing, sleek-lined, modern home is nestled in the trees and sits on 10 acres of prime Lakewood Real Estate. Upon entering the property down the long, winding, gravel driveway visitors are transported from the city to a serene countryside estate complete with trails, bridges, wildlife, and the family dog, Duke, roaming freely. The home features numerous screened porches and balconies to escape into the forest and enjoy prime views of the meadows, babbling brooks and creeks. After acquiring it in 1999, the homeowners went to great lengths to preserve and return Lakewood’s famed “Hidden Jewel” to its former glory. The homeowner continues to maintain a deep appreciation for American architecture and design. His wife had been the president of Preservation Dallas prior to her untimely passing in 2009. The home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is rich in character and full of history
3201 Wendover Rd. – This iconic Early Texas Modern home was built by O’Neil Ford and Arch B. Swank in 1939 for Juanita and Alfred Bromberg, who lived there for 60 years. The unimposing, sleek-lined, modern home is nestled in the trees and sits on 10 acres of prime Lakewood Real Estate. Upon entering the property down the long, winding, gravel driveway visitors are transported from the city to a serene countryside estate complete with trails, bridges, wildlife, and the family dog, Duke, roaming freely. The home features numerous screened porches and balconies to escape into the forest and enjoy prime views of the meadows, babbling brooks and creeks. After acquiring it in 1999, the homeowners went to great lengths to preserve and return Lakewood’s famed “Hidden Jewel” to its former glory. The homeowner continues to maintain a deep appreciation for American architecture and design. His wife had been the president of Preservation Dallas prior to her untimely passing in 2009. The home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is rich in character and full of history.

Home tour photography by Jenifer McNeil Baker

Six Dave Perry-Miller Agents Earn Slots On List of Lakewood’s Top 25 Realtors


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If you’re looking for a home near White Rock Lake, you need a Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent.

Our friends at the Advocate have published their inaugural list of the Top 25 Realtors in Lakewood/East Dallas, and no broker has more agents on the list than Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Our honorees, presented in alphabetical order:

• Heather Guild of the Heather Guild Group
• Scott Jackson of the Jackson Team
• Nancy Johnson
• Tom Rhodes of the Rhodes Group
• Kate Walters of the Haven Group
• John Weber of the Hickman+Weber Group

The Top 25 list was based on sales statistics reported to the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, a service of the MetroTex Association of Realtors. These statistics reflected 2014 sales in Area 12, which includes White Rock Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods. Realtors were not required to buy an ad to be placed on the list.

Congratulations to all of the honorees! If you’re looking for an agent who specializes in Lakewood, you know who to call.

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.

HIGHLAND PARK

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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.

INTOWN

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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
T10. Premier Associates
T10. Brittani Frankowiak

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.

PARK CITIES

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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.

Who Wouldn’t Want a Front-Yard View of Lakewood’s Fourth of July Parade?


While the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade is a major event, the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade is a bit more intimate and informal. There’s no need to register your bike or float in Lakewood; just show up at the corner of Cambria and Lakewood boulevards at the proper time, and you’re in! That casual attitude is just one of the reasons that this family-friend affair is so beloved in the neighborhood.

If you’d like to live within walking distance of the parade route, or even have a front-yard seat for the festivities, check out these homes listed by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

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The original Lakewood Tudor on a prime corner lot at 6700 Lakeshore Drive has been thoughtfully rebuilt, with attention to detail. The generous scale of the kitchen is wonderful for today’s living and offers excellent access to the outdoor entertaining.

 

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The cozy sun room at 6523 Lakewood Boulevard is perfect for afternoon tea or a game of cards. The master bedroom sits next to an elegant large den with vaulted ceilings and a centered stone fireplace.

 

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The master retreat at 6652 Lakeshore Drive is oversized with a seating area, gas fireplace, crown moldings, spa-like bath, jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, and a walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms located off the large landing area served by two baths.

 

6748avalon

The house at 6748 Avalon Avenue provides plenty of space to stretch your legs. It boasts a five-car garage and a 1,600-square-foot guest house that includes a fourth full bathroom. There’s also a greenhouse, a pergola, and expansive decks.

 

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The charming, European-influenced estate at 6832 Lakewood Boulevard was built in 1929 and is hidden from the street by landscaping. It features original fixtures, stained-glass windows, and a four-car parking garage.