Trying to slip one by me, eh?

When Modern Luxury Dallas market president Blake Stephenson and her husband, Tom, decided to market their Turtle Creek home, they chose Compass agent Annalee Aston, once a fierce sales leader at MLD. But they kept the listing off-market, not to dip their toe in the sales waters, but to control the onslaught of buyers. After all, this artfully designed modern masterpiece, sited on iconic Turtle Creek Drive, had been home to many a publishing party and social event, and was well known to every mover and shaker in town.

They didn’t even tell their favorite real estate editor about it!

“Our street is privately owned, so we really didn’t want the traffic from those interested,” explains Blake.

Seriously private, too: Heidi Dillon and Real Housewife Stephanie Hollman are both neighbors. Which is why this treasure hasn’t even touched MLS yet. And honestly, it probably won’t. Someone will snag it by the time you read this sentence.