4907 Armstrong Parkway Erin Mathews has it listed, described as “Situated on one of Highland Parks most revered parkways, this premier 0.82 acre corner building site features an abundance of beautiful old growth trees. Truly an amazing opportunity to create your dream home.”

Yeah, we know all about the revered parkway and the amazing opportunity that was once 4307 Armstrong Parkway. A home beloved by it’s family, and a treasure for everyone who drove by. Sigh.

The only constant thing in life is change.

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3 Bluff Park IHOTWMaybe I should re-phrase that: enough room so you can scream in one part of the house while someone sleeps in another! Like a first floor master, which is rare and getting more rare in these parts.

I love this home and love this area — dear friends just bought next-door in Mark Molthan’s Bretton Woods, which is now all sold out. They were looking for a “lock and leave” so they could spend equal amounts of time at their other two homes. Homes are like children, you know, you cannot ignore one over the other. Of course, unlike children, you can sell them or even give them away! But I digress. (more…)

1019 Sarasota Curb

Yes, yes, this is another glorious home from Alex Roostaei, a young and driven Allie Beth Allman agent. In fact, you’ll be surprised to hear that this amazing Realtor is marketing another property on the same street as one we featured from him earlier this year.

Roostaei, who sold 1115 Sarasota Circle in February just days after we posted about that romantic Tudor. And brand spanking new to the market is 1019 Sarasota Circle, another gorgeous home with thoughtful updates that is oh-so-classy! Roostaei is marketing this beautiful abode on this gorgeous tree-lined street in Hollywood Heights for $549,000.

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MISSY DESK PHOTOChanges, changes: My dear friend Missy Woehr, agent extraordinaire and Uptown activist, has left Allie Beth Allman to join Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. And get ready to hear about more sales at Museum Tower: that’s where the Tulsa, Oklahoma native will be focusing her sales prowess. Missy came to Dallas for the Byron Nelson, and never left!

“I worked in Telecom for about 8 years,” she told us, “I loved it, but the industry was merging and changing quite bit. My last day of Telecom was when I closed my on first Real Estate transaction of $2.5M. From then on, I’ve never looked back.” (more…)

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On an almost half-acre hillside lot near White Rock Lake sits this beauty. With both a wrap-around porch and balcony, from which you can take in views of Dallas’ crown jewel, plus the gorgeous Craftsman-style architecture and fantastic location inside the Emerald Isle neighborhood, you’re going to be floored when we tell you what this phenomenal lake house and home, our Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week, is priced at.

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4465-Rheims-Place-Kimberly-Schlegel-Whitman-Real-Estate_092036Diana Oates over at CultureMap beat me to this one, but that just gave me a chance to go plant my basil garden! (Thanks, Diana!) The Diva of Dallas entertaining has put her home on the market! Kim Whitman, the author of six fab entertaining books (I still have her very first, about parties for her dog Lola as well as The Pleasure of Your Company), Today Show appearances, her blog based on the century old RSVP Social Calendar that is THEE go-to for charitable events in Dallas and her daily radio segment on Dallas’ number one morning show and co-host of KTXD’s live daily television talk show, Texas Living, is the seller, along with her husband Justin, of course. In 2011, Kim became the Editor-at-Large of Southern Living Magazine. In addition to leading a media empire, Kim’s a wife, and a mother of two children — Millie Stuart just turned one this weekend, in fact. (more…)

10660 Strait Lane overviewThe Statler Hilton, The Stoneleigh, and more than 40 residential developments in North Texas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio, are not the only properties owned by developer Mehrdad Moaydi and his vast land-snatching Centurion Development Company.

Yesterday, Mehrdad closed on Phil Romano’s gorgeous 10660 Strait Lane that has been on the market since about 2004, most of that time with Allie Beth Allman agent extraordinaire Doris Jacobs. The spread was originally listed for $17.5 million, but had been reduced to $10 million. It’s definitely a milestone for the man who started his development company in the 1980′s and learned the construction business moving dirt, pouring and laying concrete.  (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…)