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…)

Many of you know I am obsessed with Hollywood Heights and the street that we live on. I love our neighbors, I love the trees, I love how our street is off the beaten path and many don’t know about it, and I love that it’s little and intimate. In fact, I have previously described it as a little slice of heaven.

But with only 16 houses on it and a housing market that is on speed, the chance to live on our street doesn’t happen often. Until today. Kate Looney Walters with Allie Beth Allman has a LEASE listing for a charming tudor at 6926 Patricia Avenue in the middle of this great street.

With 1,687 sq. feet and 3 beds/2 baths, it’s not a bad size for a 1931 home either. (more…)

Inwood HOTW4511-ArcadyHere is a vintage Highland Park honey built in 1936 but significantly remodelled, majorly taken to the studs, back in 2002. Everything in the main house has been replaced, from windows to roof and of course all the innards, maintaining the traditional finish that just spells “HOME”. Then, the owners went a little maniac (in the best possible way) and added a 2500 square foot guest house, complete with a wine cellar, that will knock your socks off. And best of all,  4511 Arcady is available for less than $2 million. (more…)

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You know Los Arboles? That seriously gated community off Forest Lane, snuggled in between Preston and Hillcrest, dripping with lakes, waterfalls, and some of the most manicured landscaping in town? Inside those pearly gates you find some amazing properties that are little known because, well, they are behind gates! (more…)

Baron estateThursday, Lisa Blue Baron’s palatial Preston Road estate goes into the MLS as the Mathews-Nichols team begins their marketing blitz to sell what will be the most expensive home ON THE MLS MARKET in Dallas.

We heard today the asking price will be $37.5 million. Yes, I know that the Hicks are still marketing the Crespi Estate through Doug Newby, at least last time I looked they were, for $135 million. So yes, the Hicks estate is still the most expensive home on the market in Dallas if you include off-market listings. (It even made the cover of Private Air Magazine!) In fact, it’s one of the most expensive homes on the market in the entire country. Mt. Vernon is still available,too, just not in MLS for now. 4009 West Lawther is $19,000,000.  (more…)

5526 W University front extI wish bodies could be more like houses. We spend so much in maintaining the outside (I am so overdue for a microderm my skin is screaming!) and try our best to keep the insides tuned up – eat right, exercise, no toxins. But sadly, we cannot gut our bodies, take them down to the studs, replace tissue, bones and fluids, and produce another 50 plus years of life span.
With a house, you just paint the facade and gut the innards, and voila! 5526 West University. This is a vintage 1953 mid-century modern gem just coming on the market this week. I was in it Friday, and didn’t want to leave. Of course, I was also enjoying the high off of “fresh home fumes” as I call them. There is nothing, nothing like walking into a freshly built or remodelled home and smelling the potpourri of fresh paint, varnished floors, clean wood and clean lines. The listing agent, precious Marybeth M. Peters, tells me the home was once owned by a member of the Caruth Family, once one of the largest landowners in Dallas. In fact, Patty Caruth came thru the very first open house this weekend. (more…)

Baron estateY’all, we have a new high in Dallas Real Estate listings starting today!

Thank you, darling Alan Peppard, for getting word out that, after much deliberation, Lisa Baron has settled on $37.5 million as asking price for her 15,254 square foot Robert A.M. Stern designed palatial estate on the southwest corner of Preston Road and Deloache in the heart of Preston Hollow. The home is on 8.98 acres. Recall that Alan first reported in March that Lisa is moving to Washington, D.C.where she will be heading up the  American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  She made the tough decision to sell her beloved home, which was “a labor of love for my husband,” she told me. (more…)

3309 centenary extThe first thing you notice about 3309 Centenary, this smooth-lined Mediterranean beauty, is the doubly huge Park Cities lot — 140 by 150, since it was two 70 by 150 lots knitted together. Knitting together lots seems to be a trend on Centenary, by the way. The huge half acre creates a splendid setting and room for a much larger home. In this case, 3309 Centenary IS a much larger home of more than 9400 square feet built in such a unique manner, you could almost, almost have two families living under one roof but in totally separate wings. Like knitting together the lots, the melded family would be living in clean, elegant lines with polished limestone, marble and wood floors, beautiful natural woods and earth tones, sea colors, sunlight. (more…)