I mean, really? Jack G. Penson, a noted Dallas businessman and philanthropist died on September 25th, and I guess developers and Realtors must comb the obits because the poor family has been deluged with letters and phone calls asking for the hand of this house, an O’Neil Ford built in 1954, 8900 square feet, and just magnificent. Corner of Armstrong Parkway and St. Johns.
Please people, show some respect!
You know that beautiful, 107 year old Dallas High School (once the home of Crozier Tech) that sits adjacent to the Dallas area Rapid Transit Pearl Street Station, at Bryan and Pearl, north of downtown? Comes word that Dallas developer Jack Matthews has it under contract, with plans to redevelop it into — hopefully — residential living. The building has been empty since the 1990′s, as this photo from the Dallas Morning News shows: (more…)
I wouldn’t call it a battle for the soul of Preston Hollow, more like the pocketbook. The Birkin handbag of Preston Hollow. (more…)
Jeannie Smith with “The Wee Ones”: two of her pack of miniature dachshunds.
We love Jeannie Smith and her “can-do” attitude. She’s the kind of woman that can inspire confidence after just a moment with her, and she is a dog lover, to boot!
It’s no wonder that Jeannie, a mortgage professional that looks after her clients like family, is this week’s Guardian Angel. She takes time with every client to make sure that their needs are met, if not exceeded, which is a valuable asset in this quick-changing mortgage environment.
“I care about each loan and customer I work with — whether it’s a$ 50K loan or a $5M loan — and I love providing the white glove treatment,” Jeannie says. “I approach each loan and customer with a wide open mind so that I can learn about them, their financial goals, expectations, and what keeps them up at night when they think about the loan process.”
That’s the kind of personal service that is all too rare these days, but it’s exactly what you can expect at Guardian Mortgage. Find out more about Jeannie and how, through her tenacity, she’s made a wonderful career in the mortgage business.
Really, not the soul of Preston Hollow but it’s pocketbooks! I love the way he puts this: (more…)
Update 9.23: We have learned the home builder for this home was Sam Elchami of Versailles Custom Homes.
You have seen this house a thousand time and you know you wanted to know what it looks like inside! Well, hello 9625 Preston Road, you are stunning, gorgeous, light, white and bright and one of the most perfect party houses ever. EVER!
Enter through the oversized, accentuated corner door entrance of glass and ironwork. I have always loved the positioning of this door, as if the architects said you know, we don’t really know if we want to face Preston or Walnut Hill. So they chose to face BOTH and straddled the corner.
This Italian styled mega-villa straddles the entire intersection well. Ten foot walls barricade the home from the busy street, which is a non-issue anyways given the sprawling one acre lot. They create an entire world, a village behind which all kinds of magic happens with almost as many bars a bedrooms, ornate mouldings, marble and a backyard water oasis. (more…)
We’re gonna talk real estate, then put on our cowboy boots and head over to Cattle Barons…