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This is Holiday Home Tour Week, and we have tons of tickets to give away to loyal CandysDirt.com readers. First, we have two pairs of tickets to give away to the Sunday, Dec. 8, New Friends New Life Holiday Home Tour. Keep reading to find out how you can win!
Monday Morning Millionaire: Contemporary Amenities With a Texas Flair, This Lennox Lane Home Uses Natural Light to Bring it to Life
Just a block away from the much-famed Strait Lane is Lennox Lane, a street brimming with homes just as amazing and luxurious in an area that is known for its exclusivity. You’ll find some of the most unique architecture in this talked-about neighborhood — Roxbury Park — and 10427 Lennox Lane is no exception.
Our first Thursday Three Hundred was a cute cottage on the M Streets priced at $324,900, showing that you can get great location and not have to pay gobs of money for it. Well, our second Thursday $300K is in that same vein. Want to live near Preston Hollow, with easy access to the tollway, downtown, and the Park Cities without paying through the nose? Then you should definitely check out Hillcrest Oaks Estates.
Let’s talk about Hill Haven Heights, OK? I love this area. It is a fabulous neighborhood bordered by North Central Expressway, Hillcrest, Forest, and Royal, so it’s extremely accessible. It’s also full of great single-family homes and a few great condo communities. It’s not far from the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, or the scads of shopping options lining Highway 75.
You just have to love how homes change as demographics age. Now that Baby Boomers are retiring, a growing number of single-family homes are being marketed just to this demographic.
So I wasn’t surprised to get this note from superstar Dave Perry-Miller agent Christine McKenny (woman is ON FIRE!) about a very special listing in the Downs. With almost 5,000 square feet, four bedrooms and four full and two half baths, well, you get plenty of space without having too much at 2 Coventry Court. Here’s how Christine put it:
The four homes selected for the 2013 New Friends New Life Holiday Home Tour were unveiled Oct. 3, and boy, are they stunners! These amazing mansions will be featured on the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 8, and you do not want to miss out!
This year’s tour spans the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, including two homes on Highland Park’s famed Beverly Drive. New Friends New Life helps women reclaim their lives from the sex industry, become self-sufficient, and rescues trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children. The tour, now in its 14th year, is the organization’s chief fundraiser. Continue reading
I discovered this cutie pie last year at a “Dirty Santa” Christmas party, and I haven’t been quite the same since! Not the “Dirty Santa” part — that was one of the most hysterical partis I had ever been to… but this house at 6322 Del Norte! It is adorable!
Crime Is Creeping Upon Us: Burglaries in the Park Cities, Purse Snatchings at the Corner Gas Station in Preston Hollow
I know it’s sort of typical for fall, but the crime news seems to be on the rise out there.
Take Park Cities: more than half a million dollars’ worth of property was stolen from a Park Cities home on Bryn Mawr last week. The six-page itemized report from University Park says says the burglar’s booty includes more than 70 pairs of earrings with a combined value of $170,550, nine wristwatches with a combined value of $102,250, 50 rings with a combined value of $101,180, 25 necklaces with a combined value of $71,050, Nine bracelets with a combined value of $45,450, Nine brooches with a combined value of $10,950, $2000 cash, an iPod, laptop and a $350 hairpin.
Over on Culturemap, Marc Lee writes that embattled restaurateur Bill McCrorey has his delicious Preston Hollow estate home on the market after purchasing it just two years ago. Marc reminds us that McCrorey, who owns Rare (haven’t been there) as well as Republic, Las Colinas Prime and Blackfinn Saloon, has been in court fighting the recent breach of contract lawsuit filed against him and his partner, Thomas McMurray, by their former administrative director, Cade Mannetti, alleging fraud, failure to pay salary and failure to maintain health insurance.
I feel very sorry for David D. Anderson tonight. Very. Not only did he lose a home to fire, he has no insurance on the home at all. None. Nada. Anderson is the man who owns the “Scientology” house at 9401 Dixie Lane in East Dallas that burned Thursday in a 3-alarm fire, bringing 17 fire trucks to the usually quiet neighborhood and completely blocking off Buckner. Continue reading