3417 Villanova ext

The thing about buying a home from a super sports star like, say, Jose Calderon, is that when a guy has a #28 million contract, you just know he’s not going to skimp out on anything in his home. Like, those light fixtures are definitely not from the Home Depot, so sir.

I present to you the magnifique Santa Barbara styled palace of Jose Calderon, former Dallas Maverick who is now playing for the New York Knicks. Too bad he has to unload this vavavavoom at 3417 Villanova in University Park. Listed for a mere $2,495,000, this California delight is marketed by Jamie Adams, agent to the sports star world, at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International real estate. (more…)

The TerraceWFAA-TV Channel 8′s Brett Shipp had an exclusive report on Thursday night’s 10 p.m. news that mentioned our little find we posted that Kathy Nealy, a Dallas political consultant who was indicted last Friday, is back in her Victory park condo after  her 2013 mortgage default was rescinded. 

Channel 8′s report may shed some light on how she made those mortgage reparations: Looks like Kathy Neal is in some sort of multi-level marketing recruiting business. She’s “the top performer in a national wealth building enterprise,” according to Channel 8, and she has apparently made enough money to get her condo back and then some: (more…)

5038 Deloache longshotDo you think they just want to be near Yu Darvish? Pro baseball infielder Michael Young — former, that is, I think — and his wife, Christina Barbosa, have purchased a massive, stately grand house on the fabulous street of Deloache, the same street as Mark Cuban’s humble abode. Yes, THAT Deloache,  in Sunnybrook Estates, Preston Hollow. (more…)

3826-Maplewood-ext-575x382.jpg Brett HullThere have been a flurry of closings that I am bursting to tell you all about. Stay very tuned for them to come fluttering in the next couple weeks. Dallas mansions are turning like my fluffiest Sunday morning pancakes.

Recall that just over a year ago we told you that former Dallas Stars star player Brett Hull , now the executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues, put his stunning, 8505 square foot  Maplewood manse in Highland Park back on the market, asking $4.65 million. The price was tweaked down to $4,199,000 a few months ago. He listed with the dynamic duo of Jonathan Thayer and 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 actually listed for a whopping $4,795,000 in 2011. 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. (more…)

10300 Strait Lane extThis is really quite unprecedented: After a few months on the market, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s beautiful Susan Marcus has sold a significant Dallas property at 10300 Strait Lane. That is, or rather, was, the home of Nancy Dedman, designed by Dallas modernist architect Bud Oglesby, built in 1971. The home was listed for $7,490,000 and closed Thursday. (more…)

Athena exteriorYou know all about the fracas Behind the Pink Wall, the “No” signs all over Preston Hollow. And you know that former Mayor Laura Miller (and former City Councilman Mitchell Rasanksy, both of whom live in Preston Hollow) have asked Jennifer Gates to get another proxy beside City Councilman Lee Kleinman because he isn’t “willing to listen enough” to homeowners who live up and down Northwest Highway who are concerned about increased traffic from this project, homeowners from as far away as Central and Midway Hollow. (more…)