phyllis_glover_2016_web_4xIt is with great sorrow we report the passing of Dave Perry-Miller agent Phyllis Glover. Phyllis died last Sunday morning after complications from a heart condition.

Born on May 20, 1943, in Marshall, Texas, Phyllis was a graduate of Marshall High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Centenary College, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Phyllis received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and taught English in various schools in the Dallas area. More than 20 years after that calling, she entered the real estate field, working first for Ellen Terry.

One of the most seasoned veterans in town, Phyllis hung her shingle with Dave Perry-Miller, an Ebby Halliday company. Friends tell me Phyllis’s work was always about the friendship, not the business. But the business came because she was one of most hard-charging agents in the city.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her father. Her mother, Fern Payne, still resides in Dallas at Monticello West. She is also survived by her husband, Curtis Glover, her daughter, Whitney Glover, Whitney’s husband, Brandon Kell, and their two daughters, Stella and Zoe. Our hearts go out to them at this time of loss, and their mother will certainly be missed as much as she was cherished.

The Celebration of Phyllis’ life is on November 19, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219, in the T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center.

The family requests (and appreciates) that any donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at www.TSRH.org

If you love a place that has tons of raw potential, this cozy cottage in Linwood Place is your next home.

There is a lot to love about this two-bedroom, one-bath home, but I won’t sugarcoat the schizophrenia-inducing tile in this house. If you’re up to a project, grab your trowel and grout sponge, because you’ll be doing a lot retiling inside 4724 W. Hanover, a new listing offered by the Phyllis Glover Team at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

From the front everything looks just as it should be, with slate tile on the porch that perfectly accents the paint and stone on the home’s exterior. And when you step into the living room you can definitely admire the honey-colored hardwoods and neutral paint.

It’s the black-and-white diner-inspired kitchen that starts the cascade of many-colored tiles. The kitchen, which flows from the dining area, is cute enough. Sure, the mis-matched appliances don’t do it any favors, but you can look past that. The glass-front cabinets are cute, as is the corner sink. All in all, it’s not a bad place to prepare a meal (or unload takeout, if that’s more your speed!).

Now, just off the main living area is a rather large den with a Saltillo tile floor and a kiva-style fireplace. While this room feels like a HUGE departure from the rest of the house, I’ll let it slide. I mean, it’s a den — and this den is more of a man cave than anything else.

The bedrooms are places where you’d consider sleeping and that’s pretty much it. Four walls and a door. It’s the bathroom that will get you grabbing for your sledgehammer. I count three different types of tiling in this bathroom — the ceramic counter, the ceramic tub surround, and the Saltillo floor. It’s just too much!

But when you think about this home’s location (PRIME!) and you consider the price (just $289,500!) the amount of tile work you’ll need to do seems almost miniscule. And hey, when you’re taking a break between groutings, you can enjoy the beautiful deck and pergola!