Do you have your tickets for the Dallas Modern Expo? It runs from today to Sunday at Victory Park and features some of the hottest galleries and artists, as well as designers and decor.
We’ve talked about this gorgeous Alger Park/Ash Creek home. It’s 9774 Twin Creek, and this fully remodeled mid-century beauty went under contract just 30 days after listing.
That’s thanks in large part to dynamic Realtor Janice Parsons with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates. She marketed the heck out of this property, staging and adding this amazing artwork, and made sure that her clients got top dollar for all the work they put into it.
Had a little leak upstairs today, thankfully our electronic water bugs alerted us. Came home to inspect and found a copper pipe feeding cold water into our new Eternal Hybrid Hot Water heater had a jet stream of water escaping right from the copper! It must have been spewing for a week or so, as the pan finally caught enough water to alert the detector and off went my alarm.
Some people feel like gold is dated. Not Bernadette Schaeffler. The Dallas interior designer feels that gold never went out of style. Nothing is more evident of this than the recent box-office success of Anna Karenina, Schaeffler said.
“It is a feast to watch and will stay one of those unforgettable films,” Schaeffler said of the 2012 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece. “The opulent sets and costumes truly make you believe you are back in 1870s Russia. Besides the love story, the luxurious interior and exterior of the set has such huge impact on its viewer. The novel is already a pleasure to read and I think Leo Tolstoy would be very pleased.” Continue reading
Monday Morning Millionaire: Secluded Argyle Estate Has a European Feel, Epic Man Cave, And a Wine Cellar That Just Won’t Quit
This place was built to be shown off. If you need convincing of this fact, I point you to the unbelievable second-floor bar and billiard at 12780 Hilltop in Argyle. It’s like Boston’s famous Bull and Finch Pub (Cheers, if you watch the TV show) without the weird smell and surly barmaids.
It’s snowy and dark in Oslo, Norway, during the month of December. A CandysDirt.com reader sent in his holiday photos from the country that gets about 5 hours of daylight during winter.
I only met her a few weeks ago, but already feel like she is one of my bestest friends. Bernadette Schaeffler, a beautiful, elegant, taste-laden blonde who moved to the United States from Cologne, Germany in 1995 and makes her home in Highland Park, is throwing open the doors of her 1616 Hi Line Drive showroom (suite 101) tomorrow evening, 5 to 8 p.m., for a holiday fete with CandysDirt.com and Dallas Design Guide.
Tis the Season for Sprucing Up Real Estate: Here’s $25 Towards Cleaner Carpets, Holiday Lights or a Cleaner Holiday House
I drove through Highland Park tonight and was amazed at how many homes have lights up and are sparkly gorgeous ALREADY! In Dallas we don’t mess around: four weeks MAX to touch up roots, and holiday decorations go up the day after Thanksgiving. Continue reading
Busy day here yesterday at the ranch, as we emptied and discarded these babies for an Eternal GU 195S on demand hybrid gas fired water heater. In effect, we are going tankless. Woo hoo! These two hot water heaters are 12 years old, about the age when they start to break down. One broke on Christmas Eve, but it was no big deal because our hot water heaters sit in pans that have drains attached — water bugs notified us of the leak while we were at church. We turned off the broken unit and used the other one — the joy of being empty nesters! A few weeks ago, I heard rumblings in hot water heater II — it was loud and bouncy, as if pebbles were popping inside. Was someone having a party in there?
Plano is so boring, people seldom get killed up there. Now, it turns out, Plano is boring and PRETTY. Yes, according to Men’s Health Mag, Plano is the number two (#2) top city for vanity — that is cosmetic procedures, Botox users, hair dye jobs, people who will spend anything to look younger, at-home hair dyes, teeth whiteners, shapewear (WTF? Are these girdles for men?) and as per-capita rates of cosmetic dentists, plastic surgeons, and tanning salons (ouch).