Patrick has inspired me to re-run this post from December, 2010, when I had the pleasure of meeting Mama or the RealEstalker, in person in LA. This post brings us back to the past, 2007 or 2008, when few knew or understood real estate blogging in Dallas. Few, of course, except for Jeff Duffey!
Since our Monday Morning Millionaire is so fresh to the market, we didn’t even have interior photos to share earlier today. But now we do! And talk about a poster child home for perfection, 5543 Edlen (listed with Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite, but not yet in MLS) is it! I am loving those baby’s butt smooth as silk wall finishes, the curved ceilings, the limestone and wood floors, the huge master. And you know how much I love “Keeping Rooms”! Well, this one is a keeper! Coming up: the Master Bath!
Hill Country Escape This Wednesday in DALLAS: Win a Free Golfing Experience at Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg
BOOT RANCH: I have been telling you about this magical Hill Country second home paradise just four hours south of us (take 281) on the northern tip of Fredericksburg. Think Hal Sutton golf mecca with Hill Country beauty — 2000 plus acres of riding, hiking, shootin’, fishin’, water and even Enchanted Rock as your neighbor. You can get in for about $300,000 and enjoy a true vacation — the concierge folks at Boot Ranch take care of everything before you get there and once you leave.
Monday Morning Millionaire, Post Thanksgiving Turkey Coma Waker Upper: Old Preston Hollow Manse Marketed by Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite, Hits Market Manana: WOW
I don’t know about you, but last week’s cold weather and L-Tryptophan surge has made me quite lazy. I needed a triple Expresso to get going today, and when I got word of this new Old Preston Hollow manse about to go live on the market, I got it.
I may have forgotten to tell you that 10 Nonesuch Road, the stunningly significant Dallas Landmark and Lakewood mansion that once belonged to the late Stanley Marcus, in fact, was designed and built by Stanley Marcus, has left the Hip Pocket world and entered the world of the MLS. Dave Perry Miller agent Nancy Johnson is the listing agent.
Pining for a Holiday in the Hill Country? Kick It Up at Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg With a Sunday House or Hill Country Manor
For some reason I am obsessing about the holidays already. I have always wanted to have a gorgeous retreat in the Texas Hill Country where we would all gather for the perfect Norman Rockwell-esque holiday, Texas style, of course — for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Here is what I envision: arrive a day or two before Thanksgiving, get the fixings, take a hike, go horseback riding, start a little dinner prep. On Thanksgiving you send the boys off to golf while the girls cook. Maybe we hop in the pool or hot tub after a day of chopping before dinner. Next day, all the cooks get a massage at the spa, the guys can golf again or skeet shoot. At some point we all climb Enchanted Rock for a 2.5 mile hike to work off the pecan pie and stuffing.
Well, Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg is my newest obsession: glorious spreads from multiple acre ranches to shared ownership Sunday Houses. You can get in for as little as $300,000 for one of the Sunday Houses, and they are exquisite: huge kitchens with granite counters, Viking appliances and plenty of table space for all your cooking and serving. Each room is separate, so you have to walk outside to get there, but the main gathering area has a great room, huge kitchen and laundry. It’s the kind of place where you will be eating Thanksgiving dinner with the deer right outside your window! I actually think the room separation increases privacy and relaxation. There are Overlook Cabins, situated on approximately one-half acre sites with these price points starting at $239,000 to $449,000 including club membership, for dirt. Homes ranging from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet are going up as I write this, many pre-sold. Pricing for the lot and completed cabin ranges from $700,000 to $1.4 million. Then there are the big time homesteads, which range in price from $300,000 to $2.5 million for as little as 2 acres up to a whopping 18 acres, including club membership. These are 5500 to 12,000 square foot homes that take your breath away. Many of these are permanent resident homes.
Earlier this week, I told you about 3909 Marquette, which was once the home address of Abraham Zapruder, the man who took the video of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas 50 years ago. He filmed meticulously with a Bell & Howell Zoomatic Director Series Model 414 PD camera and his work today remains the sole video chronicle of the horrific event.
Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler Traded to Detroit For Prince Fielder, But Will The Longtime Dallas Resident Sell His University Park Mansion?
My husband was absolutely grief stricken Wednesday evening when reports rolled in that Ian Kinsler, longtime infielder for the Texas Rangers, was traded to Detroit for Prince Fielder plus $30 million in cash.
Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week: Frank L. Meier Historical Spread Built for Richard Rogers Had Two Lear Jets as Collaterol
This luscious home at 5622 Harbor Town up in Bent Tree North, was designed by starchitect Frank L. Meier in 1981. It brings us nicely out of our introspective week gazing at 1963-era homes built the year President John F. Kennedy visited Dallas and met with his sudden, tragic, untimely death. The home is being marketed by the amazing Jacqui Bloomquist of Coldwell Banker Apex.
The horsie above is in front of a home in McKinney, Texas, and — not sure what you call the gorilla in Santa suit — is in front of a lovely home in Waco, Texas.