PopUp Art Photo

Just one more way local agents are disrupting the traditional real estate market: unveiling a brand new home at a benefit event featuring a plethora of local artists at a contemporary new construction home in the northern stretches of Preston Hollow. For one night, 5639 Willow Lane  will be transformed into a pop-up art gallery.

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9818 Hathaway Takes Center Stage for June 9th Event

9818 Hathaway Takes Center Stage for June 9th Event

It would not be out of place for this home to host a ball-full of high-haired, masked, and gown-garbed courtesans. On June 9, we’ll dispense with the masks and gowns when CandysDirt.com staff and guests enjoy a French-inspired evening featuring HGTV hostess Adrian Leeds (details here) in this magnificent custom estate home by Sam Elchami of Versailles, Inc. in Preston Hollow.

HGTV hostess Adrian Leeds

HGTV’s Paris-based hostess Adrian Leeds

This special new-build estate is listed for $5.9 million by Greyson Johns with Rogers Healy. Located at 9818 Hathaway, this 13,000 square foot property has four bedroom with five full and three half bathrooms … and a five car garage … resting on 0.63 acres (115 x 242 lot).  Certainly it has all the living, parking and play space a family could need. The home is at once open for large gatherings but with more intimate spaces more suited to day-to-day living.

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Transwestern Meeting 2

See this room? On Thursday night it will be Dallas City Councilman Lee Kleinman up at the podium, leading yet another neighborhood discussion on the proposal that Transwestern has made for 3 acres Behind the Pink Wall, aka the northeast intersection of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

This comes because and because and because.

I applaud Lee and Dallas City Plan Commissioner Margot Murphy for making this process as transparent as possible, for listening to all sides, and for giving the neighborhood AMPLE opportunity to voice concerns, ask questions, etc. etc. The only other thing they could do is hand out megaphones and give every neighbor living from Northwest Highway north to LBJ a free email account for 60 days.

I jest.

This is the same place where we had the last meeting to discuss the proposal Transwestern has made for 3 acres Behind the Pink Wall, aka the northeast intersection of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

You know what else I love about this? One, the Transwestern case has made me very good at cutting and pasting. Two, I’m hoping Jon Anderson invites us over for drinks again after the meeting.  Maybe before. Sure beats exercising and we get to WALK from his condo to one of the prettiest churches in Dallas.

Night Cometh…

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YOU ARE INVITED
Please join me for a community meeting to discuss the Transwestern development in District 13. Presentations will be given by Mark Culwell with Transwestern and Bill Dahlstrom with Jackson Walker. If you need additional information please contact my office at 214-670-7817
 WHEN
Thursday, August 27, 2015
6:30PM8:00PM
 
WHERE
Park Cities Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall
3933 Northwest Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75225
 
 
 
Councilmember Lee M. Kleinman | Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas 75201

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From the exterior, 6047 Woodland looks like an elegant, Beverly Hills-style stucco Mediterranean of smooth beige with cream accents. The yard is beautifully manicured with an an occasional palm. Typical Preston Hollow manse, right? Yawn.

But walk inside, and that’s where the “typical Preston Hollow home” look ends. Right out the door it goes. The home is alive with open spaces, a million hidden details, secret doggie doors, and more refrigerators than Imelda Marcos had shoes or Donald Trump has toupees. (more…)

Stichter snake!Update 10:04 am: Yikes! Now there are two snakes on the patio!

New listing here, and this big fat snake shows up in the photo of the back patio. Is that a real snake or a fake serpent? I had one for years — kept it outside on the lawn chairs to keep birds and critters away. It freaked out the lawn guys and the pool cleaners. In fact, seems like that poor rubber snake bit the dust a few years ago.

This is a beautiful new listing of a gorgeous home at 6541 Stichter, whose interiors are just a little too “old-world” for me. Nothing that cannot be changed with a couple cans of paint. Look at the vitals: “a Kienast Custom home with a salt water pool, full cabana with bar, terrace and fireplace.” A cabana with full bar? Right on! The home has an open floor plan with a granite-laden kitchen decked to the nines with Sub Zero, a spacious family room, to-die-for master suite down AND another bedroom down, too. Altogether, 5441 square feet, four bedrooms, four full and two half baths. Asking $1,850,000 and new to the market April 6, listed with Danna and Martha Morguloff. The owners even added an iron door to the master bedroom from the patio for added security.

So why, I ask, is there a big fat snake on the patio??? Stichter ext

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You know we are bullish on Preston Hollow Village at Central and Walnut Hill. Hec, Leon Backes, CEO of developer Provident Realty Advisors, is my neighbor!

We told you who all the players were in August. Now, everyone else is chiming in on some of the stores and restaurants that will populate this Village, which I think is going to be one of the most successful real estate developments in North Texas even IF it really isn’t in Preston Hollow.

Sidenote: when we wrote about the players for Preston Hollow Village last August, it was much hotter than today. What is with this cold weather? It’s warmer in New York! (more…)

Highland House

I wouldn’t call it a battle for the soul of Preston Hollow, more like the pocketbook. The Birkin handbag of Preston Hollow. (more…)

Highland House

Really, not the soul of Preston Hollow but it’s pocketbooks! I love the way he puts this: (more…)