Realtors know it, builders know it, sellers know it, and you can be sure buyers pay attention to it, too. Curb appeal is an essential component to selling a house. Whether viewing a house online via photos, or driving through a neighborhood, the first impression is made from the street and with the landscaping.
Of course, our friends over at Harold Leidner Landscape Architects certainly know this well. They deal in curb appeal by designing and creating some of the most distinctive properties in the Dallas area. As an example, here are a few of their projects that are on the market now and certainly have the “Wow!” factor upon arrival.
Jump for some fabulous examples of perfectly executed curb appeal!
9639 Hollow Way Road – Preston Hollow
This spacious property in Preston Hollow features a meandering drive that leads to an inviting motor court encircling a fountain. The rear gardens are framed and covered with mature trees that work with the landscaping to define several garden rooms for the pool, fountains, and paths that extend deep into the property. What an inviting view to come home to each day! (Listed by Erin Matthews at Allie Beth Allman and Associates
9806 Inwood Road – Dallas
One of the true grand estate properties in Dallas, this impressive residence dubbed “Dan Bois Crete,”
is set on 5.3 acres just minutes from the Dallas North Tollway and downtown Dallas. Renovated in 2008 under the guidance of Larry Boerder Architects, the house is set well back from the street and is guarded by impressive entry gates and mature landscaping that maintains the privacy for the property. The front motor court arrival is equally as impressive with detailed paving, boxwood parterres, cut stone fountains, balustrade and fire bowls that frame the dramatic steps up the front entry. The rear of the property features a formal garden off the master bedroom and a truly spectacular and luxury pool area. See more photos of this beautiful property on Harold Leidner’s Houzz page
. (Listed by Briggs Freeman – Sothebys International Realty
10777 Strait Lane – Dallas
This iconic estate property known as ‘The Dallas White House,’
has a prestigious Strait Lane address with grand entry gates and a formal driveway lined with clipped boxwood and trees that lead to impressive front entry and fountain. The rear gardens feature an expansive luxury pool, tennis court and beautiful koi pond fountain centered on the pool pavilion. An impressive property worthy of entertaining foreign dignitaries. (Listed by Briggs Freeman – Sotheby’s International Realty
3701 Maplewood Avenue – Highland Park
Set on a corner lot in Highland Park, this chateau-style house features a simple, yet formal landscape design that uses an ivy covered perimeter wall to create a private entry courtyard for the owners and visitors. (Listed by Allie Beth Allman and Associates
9250 Meadowbrook Drive – Dallas