4400 St Johns extOf course that home would have to be the residence of Frank and Mary Ann Mihalopoulos on 4400 Saint John’s Drive, which they have lived in since 2003. (The house was previously owned by a Trammell S. Crow family trust.) Nestled on almost 1 acre of secluded Highland Park prime dirt, the home has a gated entrance, and extensive property wall for privacy on all the grounds. But really, who needs it, this is Highland Park, right? The Greeks are the most amazing culture in the world! #PartyGreek! Opa! 4400 St Johns drive up


6436 Sudbury ext

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Speaking of former sports stars and coaches, I failed to tell you that former Texas Legends coach and current scout for the Dallas Mavericks Eduardo Najera sold his Kings Gate villa on August 5 to a major Dallas-based Subway franchise owner, Jawed Saya, and his wife. Saya is CEO and President of G.I.S. Corporation. Eat fresh, buy for less: they paid $2,300,000 for the Plano estate.

The 10,850-square-foot Mediterranean mansion had been on the market for $2,499,000. They were represented by someone you will be hearing more of, Mathew Puthoor, an aggressive young Realtor with Dallas-based Rupani & Mathew Group.6436 Sudbury ext 2 (more…)

10300 Strait Lane ext

Comes word that the tear down of the Bud Oglesby home at 10300 Strait came sooner rather than later.

In fact, she is gone, her body laid to a fitful rest somewhere in Lewisville …

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3210 Carlisle The VineIt’s called The Vine, and it is the ultimate in Uptown living. And former Dallas Maverick Jason Terry is now trying to unload unit #58, 3210 Carlisle. I hear he’s getting a little off-market help from Rogers Healy.

Consider it SOLD!

As you know, Jason spends a lot of time in H town these day, playing for the Rockets. I need to see if he has yet listed his Frisco home. Looks like this pad is pure Uptown bliss. Jason acquired the property in June of 2005: it was listed for $480,000. The location cannot be beat — right across the street from the Katy Trail. Plus there is a rooftop deck for cocktails and people watching. This unit is at the top, and features a gated front yard (great for security, though I doubt Jason worries about that at all), the roof top deck, GE Profile stainless appliances including a wine chiller, wood blinds, three bedrooms, three full baths and one half, 2306 square feet in all with two garage spaces. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout!

By the way, the interior shots we are borrowing are from Joe Atkin’s listing, a lease in unit #9, which is similar. This pup is available for $3750 a month. And I love me some Joe Atkins!


Jason terry

courtesy of Keith Allison – http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/3996809085/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons


Jane Cheeta

Wonderful things happen in August, don’t they? Jane McGarry moved to Dallas from her beloved Fort Worth now that she is the sizzling star of Good Morning Texas on WFAA-TV’s Channel 8,  every day at 9 a.m. Let’s face it, she could have moved anywhere in Dallas. I myself would have guessed Uptown, or downtown, or something snazzy on Turtle Creek Blvd.

But no, Jane chose (wisely, in my opinion) to live in a Preston Hollow pied a terre BEHIND THE PINK WALL! And not just any pied a terre, she chose the elegant Imperial House which was designed by George Dahl…

I wonder how she discovered this fab un-condo-like condo (ahem ahem)?Imperial House Front



As you now know, our Attorney General was photographed and booked without the requisite towel-about-the-neck-that you or I would get if we were arrested in Collin County. That was because 396th District Court Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County, said he didn’t have to. Judge Gallagher is presiding over the case:

But unlike everyone else who gets booked in the Collin County jail, Paxton didn’t have a towel draped around his neck. He appears in suit and tie, giving the camera a half-smile.

For more than a decade, Collin County jailers have draped a neutral-colored towel around the chest and shoulders of arrestees. The practice arose after defense attorneys complained that wrongful identifications could arise when witnesses picked clients out of photo lineups based on clothing, not facial features.

I was curious, as I always am, about where Attorney General Paxton lives in McKinney. Turns out he and his wife, Angela, live in Stonebridge Estates 2 in a 4117 square foot home with a pool that was built in 2001. The 2015 tax value is at $616,000. A nice house for sure, but nothing that screams over-the-top. (more…)

Chapel Downs Home

Here is another reason why you might want to take a serious look at 10039 Pensive Drive here. Our Thursday $300,000 here. Got an email from none other than Rob Snyder, fabulous chairman (and I think founder) of Stream Energy. Turns out he and his (equally) famous and smart brother, Dr. Rick Snyder (Dallas cardiologist, past prez of the Dallas County Medical Society) were RAISED right here at 10039 Pensive Drive. Great DNA and smart juju. Rob says he even installed the sod lawn. No kidding:

Rob Snyder from Stream Energy here.

My Mom sent me this link this morning related to your coverage of a Chapel Downs house located at 10039 Pensive Drive.

And she did so as this home just happens to be the first house of the Snyder family here in Dallas: and in which we lived for eight years after moving from Indiana during the late 1970s.  (Hell: I even helped to install the sod for the first lawn at that place.)

Rob Snyder

Photo by James Bland

This just makes me so happy. It’s the reason we do what we do, our obsession with real estate, here at CandysDirtcom. We kind of feel that real estate is what makes the world go round, and it does. There is something so nostalgically comforting about our past homes and memories of living there. They are like dear old friends. We kind of like to know they are doing OK. Flourishing, even!

And Rob, your old house is splendid! (Look at that sod!) This also means we were actually almost neighbors, too. Our very first home in Dallas was at 3550 Ainsworth, after we left the Hub Apartments on Cedar Springs. Readers have asked me to write about all the homes we lived in since moving to Dallas in 1980. That might be a very cool exercise for not just me, but a series.

And thank you, Mrs. Snyder (Bobbi) for reading and sharing. Sounds like you have an amazing family. Which means you must be an amazing woman. I would LOVE to have coffee with you one day!