This House is for YU (Darvesh): Preston Hollow Spec Manse With Man Cave. The Price: $7,995,000. Open House Today 2:00 to 5:00
A Man Cave deep in the heart of Preston Hollow, more baths than days of the week, and SEVEN living areas and fireplaces. Only YU can afford it! Check out this recently completed manse at 5242 Park Lane by Bella Custom Homes: perfect example of lush Preston Hollow living. The gated estate, one of many new on this rue, offers over 10,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, seven full and three half baths, seven living areas, and a 4-car garage. The front entrance is no less than three sets of heavy iron and glass doors; no burglar will ever get through that! (Besides, this hood has private ARMED patrols.) The doors open into a grand two-story foyer elegantly appointed with imported limestone floors, intricate onyx inlay, and a floating staircase. (Check out the exquisite iron balustrade, such craftsmanship!) Opening from the foyer is the formal living area with soaring ceilings, tons of light, gorgeous wood floors, and one of seven massive masonry fireplaces. Custom millwork frames the entry to the formal dining room, which sports a coffered ceiling, dramatic crystal chandelier, and a soft-hued Venetian plaster wall treatment. The kitchen has an adjacent catering kitchen, of course, and serves as the control center of the home, though I do not expect whoever buys this house to be Betty Crocker. The kitchen opens to the cheerful breakfast room and (believe it or not) a cozy family room way nicer than the family quarters at the White House. Beyond the family room is the Man Cave, or “mens’ retreat”, which I call the horsepower of the house: full bar, wine-cellar, and wine-tasting room. The first level also holds the master suite complete with high ceilings, fireplace, and two sumptuous baths with large walk-in closets. Talk about separate potties, in this home your husband never has to see you naked!
It’s Tuesday which means its time for our complimentary taste — um, make that freebie — of Tasti-D-Lite from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 8611 Hillcrest Road, Hillcrest and NorthWest Highway intersection.
We are hosting this EVERY Tuesday afternoon in October! Maybe even November! Just a little Tasti party to celebrate blogging and CandysDirt. Go in the store and tell them you are a reader of CandysDirt.com and hand the sweet lady your biz card. That’s it, you’ll be SERVED some yummy stuff!
This home at 5317 Emerson is just north of Greenway Parks, east of Inwood, and so adorable I want to stuff it in my pocket and take it home. Built in 1949, super updated from the floors to the energy efficient windows in each room: updated kitchen, updated guest bath. (They wisely kept the original pink tile in the main bath.) Two bedrooms, two baths, two living areas in a perfect 1706 square feet. I feel like I’m over-using the word new, but new slate front porch, new back porch. New siding & brick. New recessed lighting. New garage doors & more! I think it’s as cute as a button for $399,00… that’s right, just under $400,000! Listed with Susan Thomas at Allie Beth Allman. Read more on Friday Four Hundred: Greenway Crest Has My Seal of Approval, Dallas Real Estate News…
First time home-buyers, here’s your chance to snag an extra $2000 that might help cover the cost of, oh, new flooring. HGTV is scouting for first-time home-buyers and their agents and say they need a whole bunch.
Guest blogger Michelle Bardwell knows more about aroma than anybody in the world! A brilliant clinical aromatherapist and friend for years, she is the one expert I turned to when I wanted to know what we could do about making your home smell as wonderful as it looks, when it is on the market.
I once sold a home, years ago, and my agent filled my freezer with frozen fruit pies. When I asked her what she was doing — I did not feed my family frozen pies — she said, I’m just baking them right before your open house. We’ll never eat the things, in fact we’ll dump them. I just want the smell of Mom’s apple pie!
I drove out to Fort Worth less than 24 hours after getting in from cool northern California to talk real estate with Jane McGarry over at KXAS Channel 5′s NonStop Nightly. The temp was 110 degrees — wish the real estate market could be that hot!
Your home could be a star, wants to be a star, in fact, in the new TNT remake of the fabulous Dallas series. The show is fixin’ to air next year, which means it’s time for a casting call:
This meticulously spacially planned designer condo in the W South Tower is a true one-of-it’s kind in the building. The interior was designed by New York designer, John Chadwick. Then along came Scott and Cooner, who installed the Varenna kitchen with Kuppersbusch appliances, SubZero, caesarstone countertop and a glass backsplash to match the island.
This is one of those rare, one-of-a-kind homes that has been published and will probably be under contract by the time you read this post. Built in 2007, the creative art-director owners snapped up this newly constructed, loaded, two-bedroom, 1608 square foot two story townhome and immediately set to customizing and re-designing it from the stained concrete floor up. So immaculate, it looks brand-new in every corner. Huge, open living/dining room opens to a stainless kitchen with granite counters and customized tile backsplash. There’s a cute guest room and bath down, and a great filtered-light back patio with HUGE concrete table. Rear two car garage! Upstairs is the master, huge old-fashioned bath and walk-in closet with a spacious, wired balcony and the MOST GORGEOUS VIEWS of downtown Dallas EVER. The neighborhood: The Cedars, one of the city’s newest, most hip environs, is loaded with artists and other creative types, just like the owners of 1813 Ervay, listed with Subhi Gharbieh at Clay Stapp.
If cookie cutter home and ‘hood is NOT your cup of tea, run, do not walk, over to this home because at this price, it will not be on the shelf for long! Oh, did I tell you how much? $224,900. Yup, and only $20 a month in HOA.
I feel like some House Porn Candy (I’m trying to go on a diet and stick with Candy instead of Porn) and when I saw this home at gorgeous Cinnamon Shore last weekend, I seriously said — I’m selling everything and moving in. Squatters rights, whatever. What is it about being at the beach that just calms, soothes, and makes you feel like nothing in the world at all matters but those gorgeous blue(ish) waves and sea froth? Cinnamon Shore is a gorgeous development about five miles of Port Aranas that captured my heart. If you’ve ever been to or seen Seaside, Florida, you will see that Cinnamon Shore is almost a clone. And there is nothing wrong with cloning something that works. Seaside was a planned beachfront community that is one of the biggest success stories in the U.S.