Tag Archives: Virginia Cook Realtors
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.
Sometimes I run across a home that has me wondering if the builder was psychic or something. The house will have some cool finish or feature that I didn’t even know I wanted, but after ogling that listing, it becomes something I can’t live without.
Friday Four Hundred: Modern On The Inside, There’s Nothing Claustrophobic About This Kessler Highlands Tudor
One of the reasons I’m not a huge fan of Tudors is that they are notoriously cramped and crowded on the inside, with wall, after wall, after wall separating rooms from one another. I love the way they look on the outside, though, with the high-pitched roofs and the brick exteriors, and there are tons of them in Kessler Highlands.
Everyone seems to be moving to Dallas these days, especially people who are transferred or promoted by one of the billion corporations that call Dallas their headquarters. Finding housing is a big problem for folks moving to a brand-new place, so I’m going to make it easy for them.
One more reason to love 1950s traditionals is that they are absolute chameleons. They are perfect for someone with a vision. This house turned out just adorable! What’s not to love about 9861 Williamsburg in Glenridge Estates? Everything — really, everything! — is new inside.
Thursday Three Hundred: Traditional From Top To Bottom With Plenty of Bells and Whistles in the Kitchen
Every time I talk to my husband about gutting our master bathroom, he groans. Unlike you, dear reader, he doesn’t realize that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses.
This same conversation must’ve happened at 9002 Maguires Bridge Drive, where you’ll find an amazing kitchen for this price range and a master bath with tons of storage and a beautiful shower. Continue reading
Tuesday Two Hundred: Impeccably Restored Prairie-Style Home Within Stumbling Distance of Bishop Arts District
What has four bedrooms, three baths, and a gigantic backyard? It’s 719 North Madison Ave. in North Oak Cliff!
The cheerful and freshly painted prairie-style home marketed by Susan Melnick of Virginia Cook Realtors is the perfect place for someone looking to move across the Trinity. Continue reading
Breaking Dallas Real Estate News: Steve Collins Jumps Ship and There is Now Way, Way Too Much Preppiness Over at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
You know he did it in his Top Siders! In fact, if you walk in the Preston Center office of DPM, just be prepared to go back out in beige slacks and Top Siders. The big buzz is that Stephen Collins has left Virginia Cook Realtors and joined the team over at Dave Perry-Miller, an Ebby Halliday Company. Steve was one of Virginia’s high-end, luxury home specialists for years, selling, he says, over a billion with a B in real estate. Last November, I wrote about his listing on 4330 Park Lane, which is to-die for, which is now over with David Nichols at Allie Beth Allman. Anyhoo, I know Steve only too well: he is a Dartmouth guy who went to
Greenhill Cistercian with three great kids and he lives in Preston Hollow. See? He is the ultimate preppy and almost never wears socks with his loafers. When we flew together on a G-5 to New York City a few years back (2005, to be exact) to check out the Palomar — this when the Palomar Residences were but a gleam in the developers’ eyes – Steve got on board wearing his hiking gear. He was meeting an old college friend to go hiking. He gets off the plane at Teterboro — Ed Bradley was just getting off a jet and getting into a limo — and Steve is all ready to hike Mt. Moosilauke .
Happy Thanksgiving Sale of the Week: Two Master Baths, Outside Shower, and an Aston-Martin for Good Measure
Oh. Dear. God. I am thankful today for many, many things. But I am most thankful that Stephen Collins of Virginia Cook Realtors shot 4330 Park Lane my way. He told me “understated elegance” — well, that was an understatement! Yes, it looks much less imposing from the front. But once you drive up and walk in, this home will knock your socks off! David Hocker designed the grounds and pool, and agents knock this poor homeowner’s door down trying to schedule photo shoots here. (You can see why!) You get more than 8800 square feet of what I call extreme living: multiple formal rooms, great kitchen, lounge, bar, dining room, bedroom suites, study, an exercise room, two baths in the master and a gymnasium that looks like you’ve brought Cooper Clinic into your home, even a guest wing — yes, I said GUEST WING, not West Wing. Everywhere underfoot are smooth, cool concrete floors and exotic hardwood cabinetry in this modern oasis. If you think life is great inside all these five bedrooms plus seven and a half baths, just head outside. Get ready to be blown away. The pool area is stunning. Almost one acre of absolute symmetry and green perfection.
Lydia Player is a hot property who has just relocated from Virginia Cook Realtors to Ebby Halliday. I caught up with Lydia, a former neighbor (full disclosure here) to find out what tickles her dirt: