Tag Archives: Highland Park
The Wall Street Journal Has Been Scrutinizing Dallas Real Estate: Dallas Big Shots, They Say, Flock to Highland Park
Highland Park is hot. Don’t you love how the rest of the world is suddenly paying attention to Dallas? Our economy is great, and our real estate market could not be better. We may have some quirky politicos, and some of us OD on the decorating with the three T’s: turrets, trophies and tusks. But we are Texas, the rough-tumbling, independent, do-it-your-way state. I had heard that the Wall Street Journal sent a reporter down to Dallas to check out our real estate a week or so ago. That reporter was Alyssa Abkowitz. We are friends on Twitter. I was told she originally came down to research the Oil baron’s story — how “the shale-oil boom in the Lone Star State has created a different kind of gusher: oil executives flush with cash looking to buy luxury real estate.”
Hunter Dehn is modest about his success in real estate. With the Platinum Series Realty brand, he’s marketed some of the most expensive listings in Dallas, including 4939 Manson Court. With Mark Molthan’s Platinum Series Homes, these two are building and selling some of the most sought-after luxury properties in Dallas.
Of course, growing up in Preston Hollow surely helps understand the ins and outs of the area, and gives Dehn a lot of leverage in a luxury market where inventory is as scarce as it is competitive. Continue reading
Brett Hull has his home on Maplewood in Highland Park back on the market today, asking $4.65 million this time, listed with the very dapper Jonathan Thayer and gorgeous Gayl Braymer over at Dave Perry-Miller. The home is a true Mediterranean trophy, and the street name kind of says it all: 3826 Maplewood. The home was last listed in 2011 for slightly more, $4,795,000. Custom designed by Dallas starchitect Larry Boerder, it features an open floor plan with 8,505 square feet of beautifully finished out living space with five bedrooms, seven baths, a knocked out master suite with a fireplace and private staircase access to a backyard pool oasis. Oh my God, have you ever seen a bigger shower? Every single Star’s player would fit in there! I love the stately wood paneled library with fireplace, wine cellar, exercise room and sauna. The kitchen is totally over the top, great rustic cabinet finish. The yard is the real winning shot here because we know how rare it is to have a large pool and patio in Highland Park, but this home REALLY gets in all in.
Ski season is winding down, which is a huge bummer for the snow bunnies among us. So if you’re not ready to leave the ski lodge, why not come home to one?
Monday Morning Millionaire: Take a Roll in the Hay – Walking Distance from the Dallas Country Club With Reclaimed, HP-Style Charm EVERYWHERE!
Will it really reach 84 degrees today in Dallas? I am loving this weather, but not as much as I am loving this beautiful English stone country manor built by the amazing Cy Barcus on the coveted street of Stratford in Highland Park. I feel like running over and rolling in that grass right now! If you know anything about Highland Park, you know this street. A short, brisk walk from the DCC, it is one of those “must have” addresses. Let me put it this way: I have dear friends who just TALKED about listing their home on Stratford last year, just mentioned that four letter word S-A-L-E. The house sold before ever hitting MLS. Now this home is destined to follow suit. Not yet in MLS, but soon will be. Custom built in 2004 by the aforementioned Cyrus Barcus, son of Cy, the home has 6069 square feet that includes five bedrooms, four and a half baths, exercise room, study and game room. As if not enough, there is a full guest suite of 765 square feet above the detached two-car garage, perfect for visiting friends or even a college student. That college student had better fess up the rent, too: this guest suite has full view of the pool and large Heck, I’d buy this and sell the guest suite as a fractional!
Friday Five Hundred: Life is Sweet on Turtle Creek, And This Renovated Claridge Condo Has Views That Inspire
We tend to obsess over condos here from time to time, searching through listings and Pinterest. (By the way, did you know you can pin photos from CandysDirt.com just by hovering over them and clicking the “Pin It” button? Well, you can.) Sometimes we find one that is so money and it doesn’t even know it.
Chris Galis of Realty Austin has helped client after client find a spot in Austin that feels like home regardless of the area from which they hail. While no two cities are exactly alike, neighborhoods often have quite a bit more in common than we realize. Gallis shows us how Dallas compares with it’s southern compatriot, acknowledging that these two rival cities have plenty similarities.
If you have school-aged kids, renting a home in Highland Park or University Park is a great way to ensure your child receives an excellent education without the pain of finding the perfect private school.
I think West Highland Park is about as perfect a neighborhood you can get in Dallas. You are close to EVERYTHING: Highland Park Village, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, Love Field, Turtle Creek, Inwood Village, the North Dallas Tollway, “Central Dog Park”, and everything on Lemmon Ave. Recall that for me my perfect retirement home will be within walking distance of Highland park Village.
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.