Tag Archives: Dallas real estate
A lot of the homes you see on Candy’s Dirt were sent to us by agents, brokers, sellers, or compulsive real estate shoppers (you know who you are!). Sometimes, though, we have to wade through MLS to find something interesting for our readers. It’s a lot of work to come up with great listings, week after week!
The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Enter To Win Tickets For You and Mom To This Year’s Swiss Avenue Home Tour
5002 Swiss Courtesy of Swiss Avenue Historic District
Have you waited until the last minute to get mom a gift she’ll love and remember? Of course you have. If you’re stuck on what to give your mom, consider tickets to the 40th anniversary Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour this weekend.
Attention Presidents, Dignitaries: Dallas Luxury Real Estate Hitting New Highs – 9806 Inwood Road listed for $19.5 Million
Have you noticed how the homes in Dallas are getting pricier? Maybe it has something to do with all the VIPs in town today, but a million dollar home now seems to be almost, well, commonplace. We know it takes almost a million to gain entry to Park Cities. But yowsers, now we are seeing a flurry of serious double digit listings, and I am not just talking about Tom Hick’s triple digit Crespi Estate. Dallas real estate seems to be on a roll as hot as the city itself. Talking to Phillip Day, vice president of residential sales at BahaMar, in Nassau, The Bahamas the other day at a SecondShelters event. By the way, Dallas was Phillip’s first stop in the United States for U.S. sales of this $3.5 billion dollar development. Phillip has been away from Dallas for a bit, having sold off luxury second home residences at The Residences Viceroy Anguilla. He drove around Dallas a bit before our soiree, and told me this: “You know how it is with your kiddos, when you see them every day and don’t realize how big they are getting? Then one day you measure them and see how they have just shot up. Well, that’s what has happened to Dallas.”
“An exclusive Dallas mansion has become the most expensive property for sale in the U.S., with a whopping $135 million price tag. The Crespi-Hicks Estate boasts a five-story main residence, three-story pool house and two-story guesthouse, altogether offering 42,500 sq. ft. of living space across 25 acres of manicured land.”
Dallas agent Doug Newby has done a marvelous job of promoting the Hicks home on Walnut Hill Lane by pure, sheer PR. The home is NOT listed in MLS because, he says, the owners (naturally) want privacy and can you imagine the lookey-loos who would traipse through the Crespi Estate? Still, I fail to see how this guards the privacy of the Hicks family when Doug talks about the home on The Huffington Post. In any case, the home and it’s hefty price tag are drawing more eyes to Dallas real estate market and those eyes are blinking twice!
As Betty Davis once said, fasten your seatbelts kids. We’ve got scoop and more scoop, celebrity homes, and of course, the best new listings in Dallas coming your way… so go mail off those taxes and get ready for the Best. Dallas House Porn. Ever.
We Asked, They Answered: District 1 Incumbent Delia Jasso Feels City Code Regarding Historic Districts Could Use an Update
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final installment of our series of Dallas City Council candidate questionnaires. You can view the first here, the second here, and the third here, and the fourth here. We attempted to contact each candidate in every contested race (10 races total), and those who responded with a working email address received the same eight questions. We gave them until April 5 to respond. Below you’ll find the answers to our questions, which we did not edit or abridge.
District 1 is a bit of a pickle for voters this season. Because of redistricting, two Oak Cliff incumbents — Delia Jasso and Scott Griggs — were drawn into the same district. District 1 includes pretty much all of North Oak Cliff, such as Kessler and Stevens Park, the Bishop Arts District, Winnetka Heights, and loads of other small but active neighborhoods. We tried repeatedly to contact Scott Griggs, even leaving two phone messages, but we never heard back.
Read on for Delia Jasso’s take on hot-button Dallas real estate issues: Continue reading
How Koi: This Kessler Park Tree House Takes Away Your Breath, Totes Groceries Uphill Via Electronic Trolley!
I remember when this house was being built I was crazy about it, but my friends just thought I was crazy! “One of a kind” kinda falls short whilst taking in the exceptional uber modern construction of the property that holds court at 1322 Kessler Parkway. Rarely does such a great property beautifully embody the nature that surrounds the structures, but oh this puppy enhances nature like only a Park Avenue plastic surgeon could. This creation not happen by chance.
T. Boone Picken’s Most Romantic Home in Dallas Would Make a Great Empty Nest Texas Retreat. But No Windmills…
T. Boone Pickens may be a legendary Texas oil and gas executive, and a huge force behind wind energy, but there are no windmills on his Preston Hollow estate in Dallas, Texas. There are gardens, sculpted and manicured French gardens that will make you think you are in Versailles so much that “mais oui” will roll right off your tongue! He is now selling his Dallas estate in the heart of Preston Hollow for $7 million. And it is not listed in MLS. The home was built in 1996, but then when T. Boone and his wife, Madeleine bought it in July, 2005 for about five million, it was redone to the max. And I do mean the max. From a four bedroom home with a master on the first floor, it was taken to a three bedroom home with an expanded second floor master. In fact, the new master bathroom is so large it features a writing desk — what a splendid idea! The new master closet is larger than most starter homes.
Big Bold Sales Move: Here Are the Details on Museum’s Tower’s 24 Month, Money Back Guarantee… and More…
Museum Tower shell 2010
You may recall that in early November 2012, Museum Tower came out with a gutzy move to spur condo sales: offering buyers an unprecedented two-year, money-back price guarantee. George Zimmer’s voice kept circulating through my head. At the time, I remember thinking, wowsers, that’s bold and I need to know more about this!