Perry-Miller Streiff Group

Nine agents thus far, and by the time you read this, there may be TEN!

This past summer, in-between saving and remodeling his historic estate, Waverley Hill, in Staunton, Virgina, Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff were up to something else. Together, they formed the Perry-Miller Streiff Group of eleven power house agents & dedicated support staff now working out of the flagship Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate office on Berkshire.

And the entire city is paying close attention.

This group closed 2016 by selling a whopping $100 million of real estate. The team is led, of course, by Dave and Ryan, and other members of this elite team include: Laura Michelle, Courtney Jubinsky, Karen Fry, Gaynelle Henger, Jason Bates, Charles Gregory, Kathy Finn, Betsie Sears, and Carolyn Vandagriff.

“Our clients appreciate not only the high end marketing and staff support, but also the unmatched agent collaboration that is unlike any other real estate team in town,” says Gaynelle Henger

And they are going to kill it in 2017: just last week The Perry-Miller Streiff Group had a record breaking closing (since 2009, that is) in Lobello Estates. The Perry-Miller Streiff Group also recently brokered the last two highest sales ever in the hot-getting-hotter gated community of Glen Lakes:  7 Kingsgate, listed for $1,995,000, and 7711 Glen Albens, a home that was, like many of the team’s sales, an off market deal when it actually sold, having been previously listed and in MLS both with Ryan Streiff and with Briggs Freeman. The home, designed by Ralph Duesing and built by Tommy Ford, was last listed at $2,795,000 and had been on the market since 2013. Like we said, Glen Lakes is HOT.

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IHOTW Contemporary

Our Inwood House of the Week sponsored by Inwood National Bank at 4216 San Carlos Street is a University Park new contemporary build by the Robert Raymond Group. Listed for $2.35 million with Laura Michelle and Ryan Strieff of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, it’s a beauty inside and out. (more…)

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Talk about taking a test drive in a home, I cannot think of a more beautiful setting for sweating than 4920 Mangold Circle. The home is empty, which actually gives you a chance to appreciate the clean, but definitive, architecture. So for once, we will not complain about no furnishings. Shh!

I told you about the location off Strait Lane, north of Royal, the “quieter” part of Strait Lane. But go inside to see how architect William Briggs blended Leuders Limestone on the interiors. Bringing natural stone into the home is one of the hottest new trends I have seen (huge on the West Coast) and no one seems to be talking about it yet. Of course, builders have always brought brick and stone into the home, but the smooth-as-a-baby’s butt Leuders on foyer and study walls just melts my heart.

And if you want to totally crumble, take a look at that vessel bath tub and the stone wall behind it in the master bath. Holy moly, buy me this house (this TUB!) and you can have ANYTHING!

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We have a new Hot Property, a $39 million estate that is the newest luxury listing in town. It is certainly the most expensive property on the market in the Park Cities, and the sale will set soaring new records. There are guest and green houses, a pool, two spas, tennis and volleyball courts, a putting green and a Party Pavilion where a Presidential Library was essentially funded. The home is NOT listed in MLS. But it is one of the most timelessly classic homes you will ever experience.

It is better than any mansion I have seen in North Texas. Any. It takes your breath away, changes your life, really, with the incredible attention to detail and the evolution of the house over one of the largest lots in the Park Cities. For as beautiful, spacious, and gracious as 6767 Hunters Glen Drive is, it casts a unique warmth, vibrance, even a whimsy seldom seen in homes of this size and stature. The home is being marketed by Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff.

The home is sited splendidly: the current owners, John and Debbie Tolleson, bought the original property in 1991 from the the ex-wife of Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Myers, chairman and CEO of the Dallas-based Myers Financial Corporation and president of Myers Development Corporation. In 1993 they bought the property next door, incorporating the acreage into the extensive five-year remodel of the original, circa 1946 home on the first lot. The estate that resulted from the marriage of the two lots follows the winding contour of Hunters Glen Drive.

There is architectural history, old and new, technology — two retractable roof covers! — surprises, nooks, and crannies. There is a door off the master closet — hers, of course — that leads to the balcony overlooking the great room,which features an antique hand-forged chandelier that actor Errol Flynn swung from in the 1935 movie The Three Musketeers!

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Back to that closet door: it has a hidden key pad, and only the house manager and Mrs. Tolleson have the code.

The detail is the most scrupulous I have seen, and I have seen it all! From the custom masonry crafted from imported, hand-selected stone on site by a gifted Russian artisan (who later tragically drowned in White Rock Lake), to the antique millwork above the great room fireplace created by an understudy protege of the great Grinling Gibbons, a 17th century Dutch-British sculptor and woodcarver, the home evokes classic design. Gibbons is best known for his work in England, including Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and other London churches, then Petworth House and many other English country houses. Every balustrade on the three main house staircases is custom. The ceiling in the study features criss-crossed beams centered with gold medallions. From the soaking tub in the master bath, mistress side, designed with padded shoulder rests on each end, to the HVAC vents in the floors custom designed by Cole Smith, it took not just one or two but an entire village of Type A, OCD designers and artisans to pore over every micro inch of the house and instill a branded design into every fiber. Jump for way more…

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6601 Belmead2 Two cute lots are available from LRO Residential, our newest CandysDirt-approved residential homebuilder. 6416 Park Lane, Dallas Texas 75225: lot size 76 x 138. Then check out 6411 Woodland Drive, Dallas Texas, lot size 80 x 141. According to LRO’s blog, “The two available lots are in a great location nestled between Hillcrest and Preston. Both are within walking distance to Preston Hollow Park. This area is surrounded by new construction and has excellent resale value.”

Both lots are ready for immediate home starts, either build to suits or using an LRO proposed plan, which can be personalized. The proposed plans for both homes would include the master bedrooms downstairs as well as all main living areas.

6416 Park Lane includes a downstairs guest bedroom, as well. When you build on those wider Preston Hollow lots, you can spread out the house so much more.

Now if it’s an acre you are looking for to REALLY spread out, Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff have a magnificent wooded acre right down the street from your’s truly: 6611 Belmead. This is actually 1.039 acres and lusciously treed, located in Hillcrest Estates which consists of secluded, U-shaped Ricks Circle, Wander Lane, and Belmead, which cuts through Ricks. The homes are all about an acre or more, and the area has undergone major re-gentrification in the last 14 years. We even have a $9 million dollar plus house around the corner!  Mark Molthan is building a stunning Mediterranean across the street, while Art House and Susan Newell have projects around the corner. Daryl Johnston used to live here, and the Halloween parties are the best in town. This is also one of the best neighborhoods for security, with controlled access and a neighborhood-run private security patrol program that runs about $700 a year. This lot will cost you $1,275,000.

Yes, I know I sometimes call this Preston Hollow, but that’s only when I’m in a hurry!6611 Belmead 1