02/23/18 2:30pm

Sumitomo Forestry’s 70-story W350 project

What would you say if I told you that there is a 70-story, 1,148-foot high-rise on the drawing board made from 90 percent wood? How about an 80-story 800-footer? Maybe 18 stories is more believable? I know, it’s hard to imagine in a city where our wood buildings top out at a mere five stories loaded on top of a concrete podium.

But these new buildings aren’t your grandma’s two-by-fours. Enter Glulam, which stands for glue laminated and cross-laminated timbers (CLT). Think of plywood but different.

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02/23/18 11:34am
evacuations

Foster Elementary School students arrived at Cary Middle School Friday morning after a gas explosion at a nearby home prompted fire officials to evacuate most of the neighborhood (Photo courtesy Tom Erickson).

Just as families were getting ready for the workday and school day, an explosion rocked a home and neighborhood, leaving one dead and forcing the evacuation of a large area that includes one Dallas ISD elementary school.

At this time, Atmos Energy officials and Dallas Fire-Rescue are trying to determine what caused a gas line to explode in the 3500 block of Espanola Drive, DFD officials said. (more…)

Preston Hollow Experts Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Stake No. 1 Claim in Area 11 | CandysDirt.com

Preston Hollow Experts Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Stake No. 1 Claim in Area 11 | CandysDirt.com

Preston Hollow Experts Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Stake No. 1 Claim in Area 11 | CandysDirt.com

Buying and selling luxury homes in prestigious Preston Hollow has been a focus of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate since the brand’s earliest days. This is so much the case that for 2017, these Preston Hollow experts were No. 1 in Area 11 for sales volume, units sold (over $1 million), and market share.

Working with success in Preston Hollow takes extensive know-how as well as savvy marketing and negotiation skills. Clients get all that, plus white-glove customer service with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate

“Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is unsurpassed in the quality and care they provide their clients,” said Realtor Mark Cain, who has been with the brand for 14 years. “Looking at it from almost any angle, we’ve been the leader in Preston Hollow for at least the past decade and a half and that is the reason I joined them so long ago.”  

Almost 25 percent of the brand’s sales last year in Preston Hollow were in-house, which speaks to agents’ extensive internal networking. That is key in selling high-end properties.

So what’s currently on the market for discerning buyers looking in Preston Hollow? I’ve found three fabulous examples of houses represented by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. May I give you a tour?

 

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02/23/18 9:30am

Stop what you’re doing right now because this Friday Five Hundred is one you’ll want to soak in! We’ve found a gem of a property priced at $549,900 that’s just a five-minute Uber ride to Lower Greenville and Deep Ellum, and a mere 10 minutes to downtown, Lakewood, and White Rock Lake! Enter 4710 Junius Street, a three-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath historic neoclassical-style home in Dallas, boasting a light-filled 2,706 square feet interior, and a backyard oasis you have to see to believe.

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02/23/18 1:45am

Just off the phone with Al Coker of Al Coker & Associates, who is marketing an exciting new property in, get this: residential northwest Dallas. 

I have not seen them (thank you, rain) but they seem like the perfect answer to what so many downsizing Baby Boomers want: smaller private homes with some yards, privacy, warm contemporary styling, and lock and leave potential so we can get out of Dodge whenever. Just had this convo with Margie Harris and Stephanie Pinkston from Allie Beth Allman at lunch Wednesday: Margie said so many more homes in Park Cities and Preston Hollow would hit the market if owners had somewhere to go.

Al Coker

Margie Harris & Stephanie Pinkston

This development seems to fit the bill of what she was talking about!

The Court at Chapel Downs is a limited collection of twelve modern-inspired performance homes, and the official ground breaking takes place today, Friday the 23rd, in the am though no builder in his or her right mind will start a project until the ground is a bit drier.

The Court at Chapel Downs will even deliver its first three units mid September, 2018, so about eight months from now. I am loving the sleek bathrooms.

Where did the developer find this dirt?

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02/22/18 11:39pm

(Photo courtesy PIxabay)After the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa used time at Thursday evening’s school board meeting that is usually reserved for him to update the school board on district events and happenings to talk about the impact these incidents has on schools locally. (more…)

02/22/18 1:49pm

fair parkToday’s Dallas Under $100,000 is in the Fair Park area, and is an example of how the smallest, cheapest things can help sell a house.

The home we’re looking at this week is at 3815 Wilder Street, about 10 minutes from Fair Park. Built in 1927, this home has been on the market one day, and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. (more…)

02/22/18 11:16am

Photos: Shoot2Sell

By Donovan Westover
Special Contributor, Preservation Dallas

I have always been curious about this house on White Rock Lake. Everybody is. The heavily treed lot in the exclusive Cloisters enclave is more than three acres and gracefully bows to afford sweeping waterfront views from most every window of the house. When I say most, I mean the majority of a 12,000-square-foot masterpiece that is peppered with floor-to-ceiling windows to take full advantage of the environment. It’s really like no other house in Dallas, given it’s prime lakefront location and the heritage of it’s tile titan owner, Robert M. Brittingham, founder of Dal-Tile, now a division of Mohawk Industries and the largest manufacturer and distributor of tile and tile products in North America. We are talking wall tile, floor tile, granite, marble, mosaics, stone and allied products used in the installation of these products. Robert M. Brittingham created thousands of jobs everywhere, but especially in Dallas, where he strategically located his firm. He has beautified thousands of homes, inside and out, since the company was founded in 1947.

We love tile but quite frankly, we love 4606 Chapel Hill even more. Come see why:

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