983 Sylvania Front

983 Sylvania was taken to the studs and rebuilt into an LEED Gold masterpiece by D’J Perkison. But how do you find the right buyer for such a unique home? All photos by MetroplexHD.com

There are a few Dallas homes that are so unique that they earn a permanent spot in the bit of our brains exclusively wired for real estate. For me, this Eastwood midcentury modern that was completely re-imagined by architect D’J Perkison is one of those homes. You probably had the distinct pleasure of touring this East Dallas marvel at 983 Sylvania during this year’s White Rock Home Tour and thought, “What a wonderful way to breathe new life into an outdated home!”

And that’s just the reaction Perkison, founder of Studio Perk, was hoping for. When she bought this home with her husband and set upon remodeling it, the goal was to use only the most sustainable materials possible. The results were stunning, of course.

983 Sylvania Living


Nancy HollowayHere’s how how mature and viable a community Southlake is: developers are already planning on what homeowners of those mega Vaquero, etc. mansions are going to do when their nests are empty. What will they do? Move closer in to Southlake Town Square to some beautiful, high end luxury homes called The Garden District. Keep a smaller place near the Square and have a second home somewhere, likely.

So when the folks developing this chi chi multi family project made her an offer she couldn’t refuse, Nancy Holloway left her fabulous job working with Claire Dewar and team at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s to become sales director of The Garden District. (more…)

Barbara Corcoran, pictured left

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