Tag Archives: Preston Hollow
King of Man Caves on Steroids: Preston Hollow Estate Offers a Million Dollar Plus Carriage House Luxury Garage
This is truly an “Oh My God” home. Not only do you get a beautiful, has-everything-plus Preston Hollow estate east side of Preston Road — hello, St. Mark’s! — with stunning landscaping, five bedrooms including a circa 2013 remodelled master suite, five full and one-half baths, wine cellar, 38,000 gallon saltwater pool and spa, and all the finish out you could ever want and then some, you get a whole extra LOT next door. And this is not just a putting green, no sir. Here you will find a carriage house with 1500 square feet, including a full bath and bar/caterer’s kitchen because yes, this is a structure specially built as a giant party room that can also be converted without breaking a fingernail to temperature controlled storage for about six collector cars. There are three other garage bays for three more cars, which means, you could almost have a Pebble Beach or Amelia Island Concours de Elegance right here at 6615 NorthPort Drive, Dallas Texas USA.
No Wonder High-End Homes Are Moving Fast — According to the Wall Street Journal, Every New Oil Baron Wants One!
Of course this Wall Street Journal article by Alyssa Abkowitz doesn’t tell you and me anything new. We’ve known for weeks — if not months — that high-end homes in Dallas are flying off the shelves faster than Realtors can list them. It’s driven the resurgence of the hip-pocket listing, too, as newly wealthy or recently transplanted millionaires move to Dallas.
Former President George W. Bush: “My Job Became Clarified That Minute in That Classroom. That Is, To Protect the Homeland”
When George and Laura Bush bought their home on Daria Drive five years ago, we debated over and over what their presence would do to the Dallas real estate market. Some said values on Daria Drive would plummet. Some said people would move out, fearing security issues. Others said the street and entire Preston Hollow area would see amazing increases in values (stay tuned). As it turns out, it looks like having the Bushes in Dallas helped not only Preston Hollow real estate, but the image of the whole city of Dallas. Yesterday we were filled with the five living presidents, including of course President Obama and his beautiful wife, Michelle (who looked so fabulous) but hosts of dignitaries. Yes, security was tighter than Kim Kardashian’s Spanx and as I drove downtown to Rockitecture, 12 military choppers were hovering over the Dallas North Tollway. A friend in Maryland wonders just how much all of that cost the taxpayers, something I probably would have said if it had not been happening in my home town. But yesterday, no matter what the cost, I was incredibly proud to call Dallas my home-town and share it with the world. You?
I am very excited that Michael Jenkins is putting this pad on the market — want to know why? I am dying to see what The Sorrento looks like! The Sorrento is a luxury mid-rise in Preston Hollow that was built about 2006 or so. I hear it is just hot stuff, and now Bill Griffin is marketing the properties.
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
We Asked, They Answered: District 11′s Ori Raphael Tells Us His Views on Dallas Real Estate’s Hot-Button Issues
Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of our series of Dallas City Council candidate questionnaires. You can view the first here and the second 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.
Friday Five Hundred: North Dallas Beauty is Just a Couple of Miles From The Bushes, And Has Great Hedges!
Our dear friend and commenter, Wyman Elrod, sent us this gorgeous North Dallas home. We are just as smitten with it as he is, and for good reason — it’s practically a supermodel!
So, I had a plumbing disaster at my White Rock Lake-area postwar traditional, so I’m reporting from our Forney bureau today as a means of escape from a horde of noisy dryer fans and dehumidifiers.
A Houseboat in Dallas? You Betcha, Wedding Planks and Less than 1500 Square Feet in the Urban Reserve
Last week I saw that Dan Shipley’s brilliant design team over at Shipley Architects got posted on ArchDailey, one of my fave sites. This home is located over in the Urban Reserve, Diane Cheatham’s ahead-of- it’s-time green enclave of zero-lot line modern residences near both a light-rail station and the Northaven Trail. The area’s location was once a landfill and you enter the area via a nice neighborhood of middle class homes off Forest Lane, east of central. There is proximity to DART and the zero-lot-line community encourages space-efficient house designs. Shipley’s home for Rick & Julie Fontenot is a mere 1490 square feet, the size of a Preston Hollow master closet! While this home is not for sale, plenty over there is and bears a look/see.
Tuesday Two Hundred: Looking For Space, Updates, And a Yard? Forget The Suburbs! Move to Walnut Gardens!
We just posted yesterday about what homebuyers are looking for according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2013 Homebuyer Survey. They want garages, fireplaces, backyards, and central air (which is a no-brainer for Texans!). Well, if you think you need to head north to the suburbs to get everything you want, just check out this great traditional in Walnut Gardens.