Find Frisco Starwood Perfection with Sweet Outdoor Living, Over 8,000 Square Feet | CandysDirt.comStarwood is a premier master-planned community in southwest Frisco with over 500 acres of wooded creeks, stately oak trees, and pretty hilltop views. Many of DFW’s finest luxury builders have created residential masterpieces here, and this is definitely a coveted neighborhood. 

One of the grand houses of Starwood just hit the market, 6315 Chamberlyne Dr. It sits on a heavily treed 0.85-acre creek lot with 8,333 square feet on two stories and a 20-plus-person party deck overlooking the creek. This is a home for a discerning buyer, with six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, four half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas, built in 2001. I’d love to give you a tour.

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The North Cliff Preservation District that feeds Salazar Elementary is the beneficiary of a district-rated “Excelling” school with promising accountability scores. (Photo courtesy Dallas ISD)

We all know the market is tight in Dallas. But when you’re looking for a home as a family, there’s another thing to factor in besides price and square footage: the schools.

Last year, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate asked me to take a look at the neighborhoods around some schools that might be more unfamiliar to buyers who traditionally look around the Lakewood, Rosemont, Stonewall Jackson, and Withers elementary schools. The neighborhoods I showcased were in attendance zones for some of Dallas ISD’s great schools — albeit schools that sometimes get less attention than their more well-known counterparts.

This week, I’m going to repeat the feat, and show you some examples of homes you and your family can plant roots in — and attend a great school to boot.

All of the schools we’ll look at are rated “Excelling” in the district’s School Performance Framework, and many of them offer the things parents get excited about — two-way dual language Spanish immersion, International Baccalaureate, personalized learning, and the like. (more…)

Luxury Outdoor Spaces | CandysDirt.com

The estate at 10620 Strait Ln. in Dallas features exceptional luxury outdoor living spaces.

Summer in Texas gets a bad rap. But with the right outdoor living areas, you can enjoy hot weather in style and comfort, whether it’s an evening soirée with your friends under the big Texas sky, or a casual afternoon lounging by the pool. These kinds of properties offer incredible options that make every moment spent outdoors a pleasure. 

We’ve found three properties with stunningly beautiful luxury outdoor spaces. Think covered patio kitchens, arching shade trees, sparkling swimming pools, lush gardens, manicured landscaping, and water features. Pair these with some of Dallas’ finest houses — and neighborhoods — and you’ve got a recipe for loving summer! 

 

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Bluffview Estate on 3/4 of an Acre | CandysDirt.com

Just in time for July 4 next week, I’ve found a Bluffview estate with luxe, farmhouse style and a decidedly patriotic vibe with a color palette of white with accents of red and blue. 

Located at 5135 Stonegate Rd., it sits on almost three quarters of an acre in one of the most coveted neighborhoods of Dallas. This newly listed beauty won’t last long, says listing agent Courtney Jubinsky with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“This Bluffview estate offers crisp, clean colors, hardwoods, slate floors, exposed beams, two stone fireplaces, sliding barn doors, three-car garage, and a lot of other wonderful amenities,” Jubinsky said. “The farmhouse feel is what gives this home the character and charm that is uniquely Bluffview, and this house elevates the style to a high-end level.”

One thing that caught my eye right away? The expansive outdoor terraces and swimming pool, adjacent to the fire pit and a lot of grassy green space. Perfect for a family home, where you want to give your kids a lot of play options. It’s also got great entertainment possibilities with these outdoor spaces, coupled with the excellent flow of the interior floorplan. 

This home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, a study, and 4,829 square feet on two stories, built in 1940. Let’s take a look! 

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Interior Designer Ashley Bell's Lakewood Austin Stone Home is what renovation dreams are made of.

Interior Designer Ashley Bell’s Lakewood Austin Stone Home is what renovation dreams are made of.

Get ready to say the words, “Is it available fully furnished?”

You know what they say about the devil being in the details? Well, every detail of interior designer Ashley Bell’s Lakewood home feels like a guilty pleasure. Though the house itself features meticulous updates, we guarantee you’ll be just as taken with all of the trappings as you are with the home’s beautiful bones.

One of the stars of last year’s Lakewood Home Festival Tour, 6934 Meadow Lake Avenue is 2,770 square feet of serendipity.

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Dallas Arboretum

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a long-time sponsor at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.

Something I’ve seen time and again in my years in Dallas real estate is what good community players most Realtors and brokerages are, bringing support to a multitude of nonprofits and other worthy causes.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate always impresses me with their charitable activities and sponsorships around DFW. One of their longest-tenured relationships is with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in East Dallas. What a difference they make!

“We are so honored to have Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate support the Dallas Arboretum,” said Mary Brinegar, President and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum. “The firm’s continued generosity has allowed us to offer so many seasonal opportunities for those who visit us.”

The relationship is many years strong, said Marketing Director Catherine Chastain, who heads up sponsorship opportunities for Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“We’ve been working with them a long time — it’s probably one of the nicest family places in Dallas, where people can spend time outdoors enjoying nature,” said Chastain. “I grew up in that area and I can see how much it’s grown and the Arboretum has been a steady presence for many years in East Dallas.”

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Julie Provenzano

Julie Provenzano, left, Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin, and Rebecca Bruant at the Dallas Stars casino night. All photos: Julie Provenzano

Real estate is a business of relationships, and no one knows that better than Julie Provenzano, a Realtor with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and founder of The Provenzano Group. She’s the official Realtor for the Dallas Stars, handling real estate transactions for all players and management.

“Our business philosophy centers on the relationship more so than the individual transaction,” she said. “Long after the deal closes, we continue on a resource for our clients, whether they need contractor recommendations or resale opinions on remodeling projects. We want to create long-term value with them.”

In addition to The Provenzano Group serving as agents for the players and their families, Dave Perry-Miller is a sponsor of the Dallas Stars, and the official real estate firm of the team. The luxury service that the brand embodies is a perfect fit for the partnership.

“We strive to offer concierge services for the team just as we do for other relocating clients,” Provenzano said. “A move can mean a major upheaval for a family and we try to smooth that transition as much as possible. We take that responsibility seriously and many of our clients become personal friends through the process.”

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GetMediaThere are homes that defy time. They last generations because they’re designed with classic architectural features that don’t go out of style, and are easily updated with little more than a coat of paint and some new tile. We have a stunning example of this for you today, an architecturally timeless Highland Park custom home at 4308 Arcady. Co-listed by Meridith Hayes and Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $3.39 million, it’s 5,787 square feet of perfection.

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