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It’s not often you can say, “I can see the Four Seasons from my house.” At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, you’ll be able to say it from each of three neighboring properties at The Enclave in Las Colinas.  These homes not only see the Four Seasons, they’re privy to all the amenities of the hotel.

For golf enthusiasts, each home also fronts the Four Seasons TPC golf course, specifically, the Par 3 17th hole.  Because of owners entertainment prowess, it’s locally known as the “party hole” to tournament players and attendees.

Each home is being marketed by Leigh Ann Barrick, top producing broker/associate with Keller Williams.  Let’s review what you’ll be able to experience on Thursday night.

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Please join us for our multi-home Staff Meeting open house event up in Las Colinas on March 9 at The Enclave.  For those just tuning in, this is the first time we’ve had a simultaneous, triple open house tour of over $7 million in real estate. In case you missed homes one and two you can click here and here. In addition to viewing these properties, we’ll also meet and listen to the general manager of the Four Seasons golf club who will discuss what it’s like living on a golf course in Four Seasons-land (wonderful, I’d expect … it’s the Four Seasons).

Our final property is 4782 Byron Circle and it’s the perfect bookend being the next-door neighbor of our first home (Map). All three properties are listed with Leigh Ann Barrick, top producing broker/associate with Keller Williams.  This home, on a third of an acre, is 5,123 square feet and contains four bedrooms with five full and one half bathroom. Built in 2001, it’s listed for $2.395 million.  Like its neighbor at 4786 Byron Circle, this home has 17th (party) hole views of the Four Seasons TPC gold course where the Byron Nelson tournament is held each May.

We’re thrilled to host you and your closest real estate-obsessed friends, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the evening’s co-sponsor, John Kelly, branch manager with Guaranteed RateHe’s a genius with mortgages and we couldn’t be happier to have him aboard!

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Sitting on roughly a half-acre, this home has plenty of space for kids or grandkids to roam. It’s definitely a luxury in this property within the gated Enclave community in Las Colinas.  If you’re just checking in, this is the second of three we’re featuring as part of our March 9 Staff Meeting event at the Enclave in Las Colinas that circles the Four Seasons resort and golf club.  Click here to see what you’ve missed.

This home at 4774 Byron Circle is more English mixed with a bit of gothic (Map).  Listed with Keller Williams Luxury Member Leigh Ann Barrick for $2.85 million, this 2003 home contains 6,690 square feet encompassing five bedrooms with five full and one half bathroom … 14 rooms in total.

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I know it’s winter and the thought of venturing north makes you zip up your metaphorical coat, but Las Colinas isn’t too far, is it? Good.  Because CandysDirt.com and Keller Williams star Leigh Ann Barrick are hosting a Staff Meeting event on March 9th at three homes in the exclusive, gated Enclave community that borders the Four Seasons TPC golf course.  In addition to touring these expansive homes, we’ll be treated to a presentation by Four Seasons Club Manager Jim Kern on the benefits of living in Four Seasons turf. (And I do like me some Four Seasons!)

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All photos courtesy Erik Schuessler

All photos courtesy Erik Schuessler

When Erik Schuessler first encountered the midcentury modern house at 1434 Bar Harbor Cir. in the Wynnewood Hills neighborhood of Oak Cliff, he fell in love with its potential and retro aesthetic. As he renovated the 4,600-square-foot beauty and learned more about it, he also grew fascinated by its history.

In its heyday, Bar Harbor Drive was known as “Pill Hill” because so many doctors lived on the street. The house’s original resident, Dr. John B. Chester, ran Parkland Hospital and later ventured out on his own with The Chester Clinic and Hospital.

Dallas Morning News society editor Ann Draper wrote a piece in the early 1960s on his wife, Charlotte Chester, which described the Bar Harbor house as “among the most unusual and elegant in Oak Cliff. An indoor swimming pool has been a favorite with large and small groups of guests, as have rooms in the living area, which lend themselves to any number. Set in a wooded area, the house is on the very edge of the Oak Cliff Country Club’s No. 2 green of the golf course.”

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Located near the intersection of W. Redbird Lane and S. Polk Street, south of Highway 67, the house was what Schuessler describes as “pretty beat up” when he purchased it in early 2012.

“You can tell it was designed so well, and the way it was built is head and shoulders above many other midcenturies I’ve seen, and newer properties,” Schuessler said. “You can look in every corner and see that it was thought out. I fell in love with the aesthetic of the house.”

And thus began a three-year renovation for Schuessler and his girlfriend Meredith Moore, with Schuessler as the general contractor, carefully overseeing every detail of the revamp. The goal was to bring the house back to its original glory and perhaps make it even better by updating key elements, like HVAC, pool equipment, and the roof.

He is selling the house himself—it is listed for $475,000, or around $100 a square foot—but the intent was never to flip the property. It was to restore it.

“I think most flips are terrifying—it’s a ‘beige-ification’ with beige walls, Berber carpets, boring, boring, boring, nothing original to the style of the house except for maybe a pillar or two,” he said. “I’ve had a couple of houses and I buy a place, I really get into it, live in for three to five years, then move on. I find myself enamored by a place or an area and I have to buy it.” Jump to read more and see photos!

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Las Colinas Horses

Will the horses of Las Colinas keep charging without the Cowboys there?

Poor, Beth Van Duyne! First the Byron Nelson announced that it will be relocating, and now the Cowboys are pulling up stakes from their Valley Ranch training facility and heading for Frisco. The Irving mayor must be having fits!

Of course, what we want to know is how all those luxury homes and condos, and all that great shopping will fare without America’s Team, which happens to be the most valuable in the NFL.

But, what about the Irving Entertainment Complex that was recently given the green light by the Irving City Council? Well, that project doesn’t exactly have a clean slate, given its history of lawsuits and he-said/she-said documents alleging all sorts of claims. So, what’s the outlook for Irving and Las Colinas?

We chatted with Brandon Calhoun, a star agent and real go-getter with Coldwell Banker DFW’s Irving/Las Colinas office. For all the turbulence in the area, Calhoun says that with all of the new units poised for sale, and with many great attractions in the area, the area will likely only feel a blip on its collective radar. Besides that, it’s not like Valley Ranch is going to disappear, either.

“I don’t see it having a big affect on the market. I still think there’s going to be a lot of attraction to the area, to Las Colinas,” Calhoun said. He’s confident that people will still be drawn to the area’s excellent value and great location, with demand for luxury homes and condos continuing to remain brisk

“There’s a fair amount of luxury inventory — especially with the new Highland homes on Riverside in Las Colinas,” Calhoun said. Existing home inventory is low, with few people moving from the area, so Calhoun feels that with brisk traffic, more people are moving to Las Colinas than are leaving.

With the Byron Nelson and the Cowboys leaving, “it’ll slow down a little bit … but there’s still a fair amount of traffic,” Calhoun said.

Calhoun sounds pretty confident. What do you think?

 

 

 

4401 Windsor Ridge Drive LC extWell, this is the “it’s August everyone’s on vaca” edition of MMM. It comes to you straight from Las Colinas and the Four Season’s TPC, where you can live like a billionaire for a couple million. Seriously, you would be surprised at the smart, serious wealth out here. It’s a zip to D/FW or your private jet, it’s within walking distance of the Four Seasons, and it’s sitting one of the greatest golf courses in North Texas. Only $2,775,000. Listed with Bernice and David Maez of Vivo Realty in Plano, who also shot this amazing video for our viewing pleasure. It actually shows actors living in the home, entertaining and enjoying the full view of the course. Let’s call it “A Day In The Life of 4401 Windsor Ridge Drive”: It’s a wonderful marketing tool they employ on all their luxury homes!

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4401 Windsor Ridge Drive ext windows4401 Windsor Ridge Drive is like a vacation home unto itself, maybe better. If you’ve been the Byron Nelson and gawked at the gorgeous, huge-windowed homes flanking the course, usually robust with parties, wine and drink, you may have spotted 4401 and fallen in love.

Loaded up like one of Erich Spangenberg’s Christie’s auction 18 wheelers, the house has absolutely everything you’d find in a $15 million estate on Park Lane. I’d like to get my hands on some of those bottles in the wine cave (see video below): I’m told the cellar alone has one million poured into it, and we haven’t even started talking about the wine.

Another thing the quiet rich love about this area is that it’s private and tucked away. This secure, gated community is great for privacy and lock and leave, but you’re not in the boonies. You are within walking or golf-cart-ride distance of the distinguished Four Seasons Resort and Spa.

4401 Windsor Rideg Drive LC LR 4401 Windsor Ridge Drive LC kit1 4401 Windsor Rideg Dr LC kit 2Built in 1991, the estate has 12,228 square feet on a one-half acre of land. A winding, anchoring stairway curves gracefully, facing the golf course. There are five ginormous bedrooms, six living areas, seven full baths and three half meaning each bedroom has it’s own bath and the master has two, a his and her’s. There is also a steam shower in the master. I am also very happy to see the return of the bidet to the master — when this home has one,was built all luxury homes had one, and I do wish I’d see more these days. There is a room for everything you need in life in this house: exercise, library with walls of shelves, media room, game room with wet bar, guest room suite, and so many balconies I lost count. The master is large enough, 33 by 16, with a separate sitting area on top of that space and enough room to etch out a beauty salon in the bath.4401 Windsor Ridge Dr LC master

Do not laugh: I know of a home being built in Dallas with a beauty salon in it. Champ d’Or had one. I think it’s a splendid idea.

4401 Windsor Ridge LC game 4401 Windsor Rideg Dr LC media 4401 Windsor Ridge Dr LC wine 4401 Windsor Ridge Dr LC backyardThe floor plan is open but not overwhelming, with custom hardwood floors, marble, Thomas Grant and Waterford chandeliers, custom walnut cabinetry, up to the minute remodeled kitchen with commercial grade appliances. The center island is equipped to handle and keep hot a buffet meal for a hundred. The outdoor patio is covered, sports a fireplace and barbecue grill. The media room has a neon lite dome ceiling, gold leaf doors and mouldings, and all the sound/tech accoutrements. My favorite room, the wine cellar, features tres authentique stone imported right from France. Viva vino! It is the most popular room in the house come August.