Sales of million-dollar homes in North Texas grew 37 percent in the first half of this year, according to data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems.
Ebby Halliday Realtors plays a leading role in that growth. The widely admired, locally owned company is an advisory board member of Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing program of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network with more than 128,000 sales associates around the world. This allows the company to expose luxury properties to buyers on six continents, ensuring there are more eyes on every property. In addition, Ebby Halliday receives inbound clients from other affiliates around the globe who are interested in purchasing a home in North Texas.
So what kind of properties are driving the DFW luxury home market? I’ve found three that exemplify the size, quality, and locations that appeal to buyers from around the world who end up calling North Texas home.
CUSTOM HOME IN FRISCO’S STARWOOD ON ALMOST HALF AN ACRE
Starwood is one of the standout luxe neighborhoods in Frisco and the home at 5378 Buena Vista Dr. offers the kind of timeless elegance buyers expect to find here. This is a custom home built by Steve Roberts Luxury Homes with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 7,371 square feet on two stories, built in 2005.
This house would fit in as beautifully in Highland Park as it does in Starwood — that’s the quality of work and level of luxury you’ll find in its design. For example, each of the five bedrooms — two down, three up — is a master suite with their own full bath and walk-in closets. A curving staircase, double-height wall of windows, and huge stone fireplace make the front living room grand. A chef’s kitchen impresses with an oversized island, granite countertops, amazing storage, custom cabinetry, a butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry, built-in refrigerator-freezer, and high-end appliances, including double ovens and a six-burner gas Wolf range. Privacy abounds throughout this home from the hallways to the sanctuary-like backyard with pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen.
This home was listed July 17 by Jim Fair with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $2 million. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, call 972-523-8245.
GLENWYCK FARMS BEAUTY IN WESTLAKE WITH OVER AN ACRE ON CORNER LOT
Sitting on a corner lot in Westlake’s esteemed Glenwyck Farms gated neighborhood, the home at 1801 Shady Grove Ct. sits on over an acre. This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, four living areas, two dining areas, and 7,002 square feet on three stories, built in 2004.
You are greeted by a glamorous entry, hand-scraped hardwoods, elegant crown moldings, and formals with an open floorplan perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features so much storage, a large center island, granite countertops, butler’s pantry, and commercial-grade stainless appliances, including a built-in refrigerator. A large master and secondary bedroom are located on the first floor; on the second floor, find three bedrooms, an exercise room, and spacious game room with balcony overlooking the backyard. The third level houses the media room. In back, find a saltwater pool, spa, grill, and fireplace.
This home was listed July 10 by Barbara Wallis with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.85 million. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, call 817-410-5423.
ROCKBROOK ESTATES FRENCH HOME IN OLD PRESTON HOLLOW ON HALF AN ACRE
Rockbrook Estates is one of the neighborhoods of Old Preston Hollow, an enchanting area with picturesque properties like the one at 4410 Glenleigh Dr. This French-style home sits on almost half an acre of manicured land, beautifully groomed with thoughtful spaces. This custom home was built in 2014 and has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 3,255 square feet on two stories with a detached 300-square-foot fitness room.
Designed for comfortable living and entertaining, the attention to every detail is evident. For example, a dramatic winding staircase leads upstairs through a charmed turret with exquisite ceiling detail; looking down, you’ll see the pattern of a nautilus shell. Amazing. Wide plank, hand-scraped hardwood floors carry throughout most of the downstairs and the great room features a 25-foot ceiling with decorative beams and twisted iron detail, two dazzling chandeliers, and a floor-to-ceiling impressive stone fireplace. Multiple private staircases lead to split guest bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.
This home was listed July 13 by The Morguloff Team with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1,799,999. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call 214-354-5266.