Have you ever seen a home that was just built for great art?

We wrote about this incredible property, 10243 Best Drive , near Midway Road and Walnut Hill Lane, last December I think. Yes we did. The home is bright and open, with a full face of windows that let in natural light.

Which is terrific for so very much living, but most of all, the best for living with ART!

That’s why Berkshire Hathaway HS | PenFed Realty TX agent Phil Hobson is arranging an event this Thursday at the home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to network and enjoy the works of ten fabulous local artists who will show you how well their art lives in this house. The media ranges from jewelry to glassware to live painting.

From Eryn – Jewelry, to Jen Ayyad – Abstract Painting, Marisol Beltran – Glassware, Iris Candelaria – Large colorful paintings, Eric Hanson – Painting (Portrait & Other) – Live Painting, Angelica Lopez – American Gypsy Jewelry, Nick Mann – Photography, Karen Hall Nitz – 3D Artwork & Painting, Travis Rice – Wall Sculptures, and Patricia Rodriguez – Spray Paint Art, the 5712 square foot modern home by Nest Builds will be bursting with great food, wine, and great art in several media.

Want to join the fun? Click right on over here.

The home itself is a piece of art unto itself: a cool white brick with slate gray highlights features sharp lines and a modern feel — something of a signature look for the builder, Dallas home builder Nest Builds.

On entry, floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate the large foyer, which features dark hardwood floors and a unique, geometric banister in the front stairway. The foyer greets visitors, pulling them into a central hub, which flows from the formal dining room, breakfast area, family room, and formal living area.

And the most fantastic walls for art! (more…)

Get ready northwest Dallas. 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, September 5, Central Market opened its newest location at Midway Road and Northwest Highway in Dallas. The store opening marks the company’s 10th location in Texas and third in the City of Dallas.

And this store is so much more than a grocery store.

Central Market is the luxury grocer division of H-E-B, founded in Austin in 1994 and often called “an amusement park for food lovers.” Over the past 24 years, Central Market has expanded to all major Texas Cities — Dallas (now three), Fort Worth, Plano, Southlake, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.

“We’re thrilled to open the doors of our newest location in this vibrant area of Dallas,” said Stephen Butt, president of H-E-B/Central Market Division, who was on hand for the Tuesday night neighborhood opening party and participated in a lot of the pre-opening events. “We’ve heard from loyal northwest Dallas customers for years who have asked for a Central Market location in closer proximity to their neighborhoods. The corner of Midway and Northwest Highway has long been a highly desirable location we have had our eye on for many years. Our team is excited to serve our friends and customers in the Bluffview, Devonshire, Preston Hollow, Midway Hollow, Greenway Parks and surrounding neighborhoods.”

The existing 42,000 square-foot store at Midway Road and Northwest Highway was once a Skaggs Alpha-Beta, then an Albertsons back when I shopped there. (We lived just north of Northwest Highway east of Inwood, and I frequented the area for shopping.) The store became Sun Fresh Market for a bit, but it has undergone a wall-to-wall gutting for its Central Market unveiling. The remodel took two years.  The new store is stunning and will create a “triangle” of luxury food convenience for Uptown, Park Cities, Preston Hollow and North Dallas neighborhoods, cutting an east-west swath from Greenville Avenue to Midway Road. (more…)