Champ D’Or

It’s No Champ d’Or, But Celine Dion’s Private Island Castle Is Just as Insane

By Joanna England / May 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

Holy mackerel. I was staring at these photos of Celine Dion’s insane $29.3 million mansion on her own private island outside of Montreal and I was a little overwhelmed … but it’s all coming back to me now. Tell me this: Does the French Normandy-style compound look a lot like the lost cousin of Champ […]

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Champ d’Or Gets Around: Hickory Creek’s Mansion Sale Puts our Real Estate Market on the Map

By Candy Evans / May 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

Thought you might enjoy seeing the national/international post I wrote for Concierge Auctions, on our illustrious Champ d’Or, they being the folks who spurred the sale of our most famous or infamous mansion to date.

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Dallas Realtor Extraordinaire Clay Stapp Rep’ed Buyer of Champ d’Or: Buyer is Dallas Family with International Ties

By Candy Evans / April 2, 2012 / 18 Comments

Later today, the venerable PR firm of Rubenstein Public Relations will release this press release with more details, the official details, of Friday’s sale of Champ d’Or. As I told you yesterday, we know Champ was swooped up by a Dallas family with international ties (read: jet setters) and I have just learned that Clay Stapp was […]

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Got $250K? Only Three More Days to Register for the Champ d’Or Auction Coming Up This Saturday — but Maintenance Could Eat You Alive!

By Candy Evans / March 29, 2012 / 0 Comments

This is Briggs Freeman agent Joan Eleazer and her beautiful real estate selling family in the main parlor up in Hickory Creek. Layne Pitzer is Joan’s daughter pictured here with her precious children, and Joan’s husband (Layne’s dad) Jeff Eleazer. They were all up at Champ d’Or weekend before last for the special invitation pre-view party before Saturday’s big auction. […]

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Champ d’Or Chalked Up Mega Pageviews on MSNBC.COM Today

By Candy Evans / March 21, 2012 / 4 Comments

This is why auctions can be so darn effective: Champ d’Or is getting a Texas-sized dose of publicity not just here but all over the world now. I shot a video for Zillow there last week, and now it’s gone plumb viral. Which means, lots of hits to our site today. I thought this comment was […]

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Reserve Set for 48,000 Square Foot Champ D’Or Auction on March 30: Welcome to The Chopping Block of Dallas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans / March 1, 2012 / 16 Comments

I see Steve Brown now has the Champ auction story up behind the Dallas Morning News pay wall, which I subscribe to. Nothing new in his report except that the auction house handling the sale once sold one of Cher’s $8.7 million Hawaiian homes. (See what that means.) Meantime, here’s the website for the auction. I have been placing a lot of office bets with people on what the reserve price will be — that is, the seller’s bottom line price. Looks like it is $10.3 million. And for your viewing pleasure, here’s the video Ebby Halliday made when Greg Cagle had the listing: Cinderella parties!

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