Saturday Seven Hundred: Want The Lake Life? Gorgeous Peninsula Craftsman is Perfect For Entertaining
We love the Peninsula — a neighborhood just off the shores of White Rock Lake that features amazing architecture and fantastic views — and this home is a perfect example about why we love this place.
Friday Five Hundred: One-of-a-Kind Artist Compound in Casa Linda is Priced To Sell, And Furniture is, Too
Casa Linda Estates is a fabulous neighborhood. Huge lots, tons of mature trees, totally walkable, close to White Rock Lake, and a really close and connected neighborhood association make this an ideal place to put down roots. And although Casa Linda Estates straddles Buckner Boulevard, some lots still feel amazingly private. That’s what I like best about this really amazing artist compound for sale.
It all started when we posted Mike Modano’s $2.495 house on Mimosa for sale this week. (It’s orgasmic.) Somewhere, somehow the rumor started in that he was leaving Dallas, maybe for LA? Mike’s biz manager, Tom Fireovid, contacted me to clear that up — sometimes in this internet world you end up linking to the info that may not be entirely accurate. Listen up as Mike sets the record straight:
As Margaret Chambers put it, “Chandeliers have hung around for centuries.” These light sources were borne of necessity in the middle ages and have been molded by royalty and aristocracy throughout Europe and beyond.
With the dawn of electricity, chandeliers became more accessible, and also more diverse in design. While there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for how or where to hang a chandelier, Chambers offers tips, along with a great history lesson, about these elegant light fixtures.
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Maybe it’s because my butt is already sore from horseback riding, but I am obsessed, I mean OBSESSED with Kirk’s Rockin’ K Ranch in Celina, just a few miles north of Deion Sander’s place on Preston Road in Prosper. This 314 acre elite horse breeding property is amazing, overloaded, sexy, steroidal, fabulous, and honestly one of the most God-fearin’ TEXAN ranches I have ever seen. This is horse heaven with a capital H. I am guessing that Kelcy Warren might be looking at this ranch for ideas on what he is building in the Hill Country.
Steve Brown via Redfin: About One-Third of Dallas Homes Have Buyers Within Two Weeks of Hitting the Market
I think that we have been preaching this here on CD ever since about January. Steve Brown reports that “more than 20 percent of the Dallas-area properties which were listed for sale in April had a contract in one week or less.”
The long-running, and sometimes acrimonious debate over whether Ursuline Academy can build a lighted soccer field finally ended this afternoon at City Hall.
After 12 years, Ursuline’s request for a lighted athletic field finally got the green light from a unanimous City Council vote, 14 to 0. The specific-use permit will come with some caveats, according to Rudolph Bush:
Over on Mimosa, a few houses from Rhonda Aikman, David Nichols from Allie Beth’s Mathews-Nichol team supreme has the listing for Mike Modano and Willa Ford’s Preston Hollow home. Built by Hawkins-Welwood in 1999, the home has 7,250 square feet, the usual accoutrements of a fine Preston Hollow manse including great kitchen with — oh my — a butcher-block island? That’s OK, the hammered copper kitchen sink and quartz countertops more than make up for it. There are four bedrooms, five baths and I bet a half bath in there somewhere, a master suite overlooking a stunning, sophisticated saltwater pool and spa. The back yard is extraordinary. There are formals, an exercise room, a game room and a three car garage.
More on the Oklahoma Tornados (Written With One Foot In My Tornado Closet…) and How We Can Help Our Friends/Family in OK
Thanks, Joanna, for posting about the importance of storm shelters. There are a lot of bomb shelters around town — one right next door to me — constructed during the atomic war threats we lived with during the 1960′s when I was a kid. They make great tornado shelters. We had regular bomb drills to cover our heads and get under our desks when I was a kid. Or we’d pile into the inner hallways, arms and head folded against the kid in front of us.