straight lane

The gracious estates along Strait Lane invite a certain mystery. Set back from the road with ample acreage, these properties are some of the most exclusive — and luxurious — in Dallas.

Today, I’d like to tell you about one that truly impresses. Driving up to 4949 Calleja Way through tall and ornate gates, magnificent views delight on the way to the impressive front elevation and an elegant, beautifully constructed house. This property actually has two addresses, the second of which is 10400 Strait Lane; it’s at the end of a winding cul-de-sac, of which few are aware.

Nestled into Bachman Creek with lush landscaping, this breathtaking, yet unostentatious, home reflects a serene, enchanting aesthetic. It was designed by Larry E. Boerder Architects as a custom home for the present owners in 1999. Every amenity and comfort you could ever want, and newer Smart Home features, are encompassed in a highly accessible design and layout.

“People are searching for more authenticity in all things, and this house exudes fine quality throughout without being at all pretentious — it’s a house for our times,” said listing agent C C Allen with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. “The degree of integration and design that’s present inside the house and out — it’s absolutely flawless.”

With six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, two half baths, six living areas, five dining areas, and 12,234 square feet in three stories, there’s no shortage of space. But it doesn’t feel overwhelmingly large or “too much” in any way. In fact, this house feels perfectly right-sized.

“The rooms are elegantly proportioned and cohesive with a seamless design plan,” Allen said. “An elevator to all three floors means all spaces in the home are easily accessible, as well.”

Seeing is believing with this Strait Lane home — let’s take a tour.

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Leading Real Estate Companies

In today’s competitive real estate market, the person who buys your home is likely to come from a different town, city, or even country. More than ever, success in marketing your home results from casting the widest net.

“Marketing a property outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth market takes more than local expertise; it requires global connections and, of course, powerful marketing,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Ebby Halliday has the resources to market your home to the highest possible number of potential buyers.”

By tapping into the network of more than 128,000 talented sales associates around the world, Ebby Halliday sales associates expose the homes they represent to buyers on six continents, ensuring there are more eyes on every property, Graham says. In addition, Ebby Halliday receives inbound clients from other affiliates around the globe who are interested in purchasing a home in North Texas.

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Inwood Road Estates

In a neighborhood bustling with new construction at the $2-million range, we’ve found an impressive home that is move-in ready in the heart of Dallas, near Preston Road and Forest Lane. And this one is such a huge bargain, I feel like I have to whisper.

This beauty at 5931 Boca Raton Dr. is listed by Julie Provenzano with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for — SHHHHH — $1.25 million. That is it. The home is priced significantly lower than a recent appraisal and offers incredible value in a sought after neighborhood.

And get this: the owners have invested more than  $100,000 in outdoor living spaces, creating an ideal oasis for entertaining. The interior is a dream, with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, four living areas, two dining areas, an office, media room, and 5,108 square feet on two stories, built in 2006.

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“This gorgeous home in Inwood Road Estates has been meticulously maintained and beautifully updated throughout,” said Provenzano. “This house is situated within a stone’s throw of the top private schools in Dallas and offers the best of the area in terms of shopping and dining. It’s ideally located with easy access to major travel arteries for a quick commute anywhere in DFW.”

I can attest to that! With so much to offer, this turn-key property won’t last long! I’d love to give you a tour…

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3021 Southwestern

This property has an open house Sunday, March 19, from 1-3 p.m. 
Do you know A. Hays Town’s and love a Louisiana-style home? For more than 65 years, A. Hays Town built houses and buildings which were heavily influenced by the Spanish, French, and Creole history of Louisiana. More than 1,000 homes in Louisiana and the southern United States exist with his distinctive style and most have garnered design awards. Town dies in 2005 at the ripe age of 101!

How to describe his style?  Classic Louisiana, full-length shutters as doors, dovecotes (little dove or pigeon towers, which were once considered a measure of wealth), 13-foot ceilings (better circulate air flow), plantation-style separate shutters, and brick floors with a special beeswax finish.

It’s warm and inviting, yes. A little Dilbeck-esque. But to have the best of all possible worlds, take Town’s Louisiana style and marry it to new construction with the latest bell and whistles and you have, well, 3021 Southwestern.

This is truly one of the most beautiful homes I have seen in a long time, it is just YUMMY!
3021 Southwestern

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Ebby HallidayGetting your property to stand out and grab buyers’ attention is a number-one priority, even in our North Texas seller’s market. One way to do that is with a brokerage that offers something extra to promote your home. For example, all properties listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors receive a free Individual Property Website.

Ebby Individual Property Websites feature large property photos, detailed property information, community and school data, and more. This is the perfect way to showcase everything your home has to offer a potential buyer and really stand out.

Ebby Individual Property Websites are used in marketing materials to promote your listing and to highlight its attributes and amenities.

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Ebby Halliday Companies

The Ebby Halliday Companies participated in 19,718 home sales in 2016, according to MLS data. Ebby Halliday, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, as well as Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, represented $7.8 billion in residential real estate this past year, garnering 11.13 percent of the North Texas market. That’s 50 percent more sales volume than its nearest competitor and 70 percent more than the second-nearest competitor.

In addition to being the North Texas market leader in sales volume, the Ebby Halliday Companies led all competitors in the luxury market with an astounding 19.67 percent of all sales of over $750,000 in 2016. That’s 31 percent more than the nearest competitor.

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midway hollow midcentury

Midway Hollow is a neighborhood in transition, with a lot of fabulous new construction among the 2,600 or so homes in the area. I’ve got a listing to share with you today rebuilt from the studs up in 2014, a midcentury modern design with elegant features, open spaces, and extended sight lines. This home exudes atomic-era style married with modern amenities that appeal to today’s buyers.

Located at 9831 Ontario Ln., this newly listed Midway Hollow midcentury will wow you with polished concrete floors, great flow, and high-end amenities. I think you could have marvelous parties here, especially with the backyard oasis, complete with a contemporary swimming pool and deck.

“This home feels bigger than its 2,874 square feet because of the open floorplan and higher-angled ceilings,” said listing agent Lee Lamont with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “The kitchen, in particular, is a huge selling feature with European-style flat-front cabinets and a modern, sleek look.”

This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and two living areas, in the Glenridge Estates area of Midway Hollow. I’d love to take you on a tour!

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All photos: Shoot2Sell

Neighborhoods can evolve rapidly, and we’re always on the lookout for the hidden gems that are in the process of turning over and becoming the next hot place to buy.

On our radar now? Homes close to the Santa Fe Trail in East Dallas.  It’s a hop, skip, and jump from Lakewood, Hollywood Heights, and White Rock Lake, right on the Santa Fe Trail, and zoned for Lakewood Elementary, which earns a “10” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

We’ve found an incredible listing at 310 S. Glasgow Dr., a new construction just listed for $599,000. With almost 3,000 square feet, designer finishes, and sleek, transitional style, this same house would be priced at $849K if it were just two blocks away, closer to Lakewood shopping center, said listing agent Lee Lamont with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

“This house and several others nearby were just built by BCH Development, who have been in Lakewood and the Park Cities for 20 years,” Lamont said. “This price is unheard of in East Dallas for a new home with a full builder’s warranty sophisticated spaces, high-end finishes throughout, and remarkable efficiency with foam wall insulation and low-E windows.”

Like the home next door that just went under contract, this home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, an office, two living areas, and 2,938 square feet on two stories. Let’s take a look!

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