This is the next phase of master-planned development at Preston Hollow Village, 42-acre multi-use development at the corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway, we’ve all been waiting for — the Signature Collection at Preston Hollow Village.

Real estate professionals braved the cold and rainy weather to get their first look at floorplans and finishes for these brand new luxury homes earlier this week in anticipation of Saturday’s grand opening. Until now, the project has been kept under wraps, but agents, brokers, and really anyone that hears there is new luxury residential going up in Preston Hollow Village have been clamoring for info. Now’s their chance to jump in.


Preston Hollow Village, the thriving young mixed-use development at 75/Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane in North Dallas is adding another restaurant to its fabulous food line-up: Mesero. 

A Dallas favorite for upscale Mexican fare, Mesero will open its newest restaurant at 7859 Walnut Hill Lane in first quarter 2019.

Mesero joins Matchbox, Blue Sushi Saki Grill, Modern Market, Pak Pao Thai, Blatt Beer & Table and Cinco Taco. I have been to every one of those establishments and they all rock.

“Mesero is a great addition to Preston Hollow Village” said Leon Backes, CEO at Provident Realty Advisors. “Preston Hollow Village has become a destination for quality dining in Preston Hollow and the North Dallas area.”

The location is super convenient, and there is always parking — unlike Preston Center, sorry.


I kind of feel like a proud mama whose baby is graduating from high school, with highest honors.

Preston Hollow Village celebrates its Grand Opening this Thursday, June 28th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Festivities will take place in The Douglas, 7825 Firefall Way, Dallas, TX, 75230. You simply cannot miss the partying.

Preston Hollow Village is, of course, that dynamic and ever-growing mixed use live-work-play miracle center at the intersection of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway, northwest corner. By the way, we learned at NAREE a week ago that one no longer says “shopping center.” You say simply “center”, reason being that’s what these new developments truly are: so very much more than shopping.

Probably you have been to the Trader Joes there, one of the first stores that opened about spring, 2015.

The $300 million plus masterpiece of Preston Hollow Village brought life and tons of tax revenue to one of the most significant corners in the city, and one of the largest infill tracts of land in the Southwest. And this all happened without a dime of taxpayer “economic incentives”. 

I recall, because I am so old,  the olden days when the 42 acres at Central and Walnut Hill were covered with the Willow Creek Apartments, 1960’s era garden style townhome units that had more than their share of fires and trouble. They did have pleasant ponds where we once freed a pet duck. RIP Tulip the duck. 

Walnut Hill Lane and 75 in 2009


PopUp Art Photo

Just one more way local agents are disrupting the traditional real estate market: unveiling a brand new home at a benefit event featuring a plethora of local artists at a contemporary new construction home in the northern stretches of Preston Hollow. For one night, 5639 Willow Lane  will be transformed into a pop-up art gallery.


9818 Hathaway Takes Center Stage for June 9th Event

9818 Hathaway Takes Center Stage for June 9th Event

It would not be out of place for this home to host a ball-full of high-haired, masked, and gown-garbed courtesans. On June 9, we’ll dispense with the masks and gowns when staff and guests enjoy a French-inspired evening featuring HGTV hostess Adrian Leeds (details here) in this magnificent custom estate home by Sam Elchami of Versailles, Inc. in Preston Hollow.

HGTV hostess Adrian Leeds

HGTV’s Paris-based hostess Adrian Leeds

This special new-build estate is listed for $5.9 million by Greyson Johns with Rogers Healy. Located at 9818 Hathaway, this 13,000 square foot property has four bedroom with five full and three half bathrooms … and a five car garage … resting on 0.63 acres (115 x 242 lot).  Certainly it has all the living, parking and play space a family could need. The home is at once open for large gatherings but with more intimate spaces more suited to day-to-day living.


Transwestern Meeting 2

See this room? On Thursday night it will be Dallas City Councilman Lee Kleinman up at the podium, leading yet another neighborhood discussion on the proposal that Transwestern has made for 3 acres Behind the Pink Wall, aka the northeast intersection of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

This comes because and because and because.

I applaud Lee and Dallas City Plan Commissioner Margot Murphy for making this process as transparent as possible, for listening to all sides, and for giving the neighborhood AMPLE opportunity to voice concerns, ask questions, etc. etc. The only other thing they could do is hand out megaphones and give every neighbor living from Northwest Highway north to LBJ a free email account for 60 days.

I jest.

This is the same place where we had the last meeting to discuss the proposal Transwestern has made for 3 acres Behind the Pink Wall, aka the northeast intersection of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

You know what else I love about this? One, the Transwestern case has made me very good at cutting and pasting. Two, I’m hoping Jon Anderson invites us over for drinks again after the meeting.  Maybe before. Sure beats exercising and we get to WALK from his condo to one of the prettiest churches in Dallas.

Night Cometh…

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Please join me for a community meeting to discuss the Transwestern development in District 13. Presentations will be given by Mark Culwell with Transwestern and Bill Dahlstrom with Jackson Walker. If you need additional information please contact my office at 214-670-7817
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Park Cities Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall
3933 Northwest Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75225
Councilmember Lee M. Kleinman | Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas 75201

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From the exterior, 6047 Woodland looks like an elegant, Beverly Hills-style stucco Mediterranean of smooth beige with cream accents. The yard is beautifully manicured with an an occasional palm. Typical Preston Hollow manse, right? Yawn.

But walk inside, and that’s where the “typical Preston Hollow home” look ends. Right out the door it goes. The home is alive with open spaces, a million hidden details, secret doggie doors, and more refrigerators than Imelda Marcos had shoes or Donald Trump has toupees. (more…)

Stichter snake!Update 10:04 am: Yikes! Now there are two snakes on the patio!

New listing here, and this big fat snake shows up in the photo of the back patio. Is that a real snake or a fake serpent? I had one for years — kept it outside on the lawn chairs to keep birds and critters away. It freaked out the lawn guys and the pool cleaners. In fact, seems like that poor rubber snake bit the dust a few years ago.

This is a beautiful new listing of a gorgeous home at 6541 Stichter, whose interiors are just a little too “old-world” for me. Nothing that cannot be changed with a couple cans of paint. Look at the vitals: “a Kienast Custom home with a salt water pool, full cabana with bar, terrace and fireplace.” A cabana with full bar? Right on! The home has an open floor plan with a granite-laden kitchen decked to the nines with Sub Zero, a spacious family room, to-die-for master suite down AND another bedroom down, too. Altogether, 5441 square feet, four bedrooms, four full and two half baths. Asking $1,850,000 and new to the market April 6, listed with Danna and Martha Morguloff. The owners even added an iron door to the master bedroom from the patio for added security.

So why, I ask, is there a big fat snake on the patio??? Stichter ext