Twelve thousand square feet is calling your name! This five-bedroom, five full-bath, and three half-bath Colleyville home at 7212 John McCain Road will be auctioned Feb. 23 by Elite Auctions.

Yes, it’s really on John McCain Road, named for the late American senator and hero.

OPEN HOUSE PREVIEW | Takes place from 1-4 p.m., Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. The no-reserve auction will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, with final preview on Friday, Feb. 22. Visit EliteAuctions.com/7212-John-McCain-Rd for pre-registration instructions and driving directions.

The asking price is just under $3 million. Located near Grapevine Highway 26 and Pleasant Run Road, this grand estate has a private gated entry that opens to its large circular drive. On the 2.76-acre property, you have a sprawling home, huge office space, and lovely outdoor living to enjoy the mature Pecan trees and its own private fountain pond stocked for fishing.

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Colleyville homes

This home at 6905 Westmont Drive in Colleyville has unique treeline views from the pool deck.

Typically for Suburb Sunday, we highlight homes within three different price ranges, or three distinctly different parts of the city to show a slice of life there. This week’s Suburb Sunday is a little bit different because we chose three $1.7 million-plus homes for their unique architectural or design elements that make them one-of-a-kind. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Colleyville:

ESTATE WITH GUEST HOUSE IS A UNIQUE GEM

Bransford Road

Address6113 Bransford Road

  • Three bedrooms, three baths
  • 4,652 square feet
  • $1,924,400 estimated

This 2002-built Colleyville home is situated on a 2.580-acre, equestrian-friendly lot with main house, private guest house, workshop, and private pond. This Bransford Road estate has a massive study with fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the back garden, heated diving pool with spa, and outdoor kitchen. The main house has three bedrooms with three full and one half baths, and the guest house has one bedroom and bath, plus a living room and small kitchen. (more…)

Luxury family living takes on new meaning at one Colleyville house with resort-style outdoor living and over 6,000 square feet of interior space. 

Located in the exclusive gated Castleton Manor community, the home at 6704 Ethridge Ct. is a custom build that sits on a 0.46-acre lot in a cul-de-sac. The neighborhood has a private park with a fishing pond, playground, picnic pavilion, and walking path, as well as easy access to the popular Cotton Belt Trail. It’s a short drive to Timarron Country Club, with its 18-hole Nelson-designed championship golf course, and only 9 miles west of DFW International Airport.  

“It’s everything a family could want, from the house itself and its incredible backyard, to the neighborhood and sense of community spirit,” said listing agent Jocelyn Croney Sandruck with Re/Max Trinity. “The schools are stellar, too — Colleyville Elementary is top-rated and near the house.” 

This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, and 6,149 square feet on two stories, sitting on 0.46 acres. Would you like a tour? 

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Coldwell Banker opened its newest regional business center in Southlake. The facility consolidates operations in Colleyville, Southlake, and Keller. Company officials say that the unification of three smaller offices offers better access to marketing and support personnel. The 8,800-square-foot facility includes a large training space and will support 200 affiliated sales agents

“To have synergy and collaboration you really like to bring folks together,” Coldwell Banker Dallas/Fort Worth president Frank Obringer said. “What we’ve recognized is that if you are gong to support teams, you really do need to have some brick and mortar for those support people to come to.”

This is the fourth North Texas regional center Coldwell Banker has opened in the past 12 months. The other facilities include a new Arlington office, the Global Luxury office on Sherry Lane in Dallas, and a new facility near The Star in Frisco. Plans are also in the works to open a fifth regional center in the near future.

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Like your favorite little black dress, this Colleyville contemporary does a fabulous job of showing off during the day and into the night, perfect for entertaining any and all crowds! 

This new listing from Virginia Cook Realtor Angela Downes at 5607 Versailles Court offers grand interior spaces filled with light and outdoor spaces that offer all the amenities of your favorite resort. 

According to Downes, “5607 Versailles Court is at once refined and edgy; modern, with a distinct nod to classic design.”

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Trisha Hoelscher recently joined the Ebby Halliday Southlake office.  She previously worked at Engel and Volkers. However, after interviewing with multiple brokerages, she ultimately felt that Ebby was the best fit for her.

“I can’t say enough about the level of integrity, ethics, and unparalleled customer service that they offer,” Hoelscher said. “They have an amazing support system- it truly is a sense of community. It feels like coming home.”

Hoelscher will focus primarily on properties in Westlake, Vaquero, Southlake and Colleyville, areas she describes as “on fire” due to the immense amount of construction going on there.

During her career, she’s been active in pocket listings, private sales, and global relocations. She credits her success in part to a philosophy of building long-term relationships based on commitment and trust.

“My goal, as always, is to provide you exceptional, comprehensive service,” she said.

Before reinstating her license in 2015 to focus full time on real estate, Hoelscher spent 15 year in sales and consulting where she honed her negotiating skills. She also ran her own design firm, an experience that she draws upon when working with clients.While her hectic schedule does now allow for much time designing these days. she believes that having a passion for architecture and design melds well with her real estate business.

One fun fact about Hoelscher (pronounced HELL-chur) is that her family has been recognized as the largest in Texas, and likely one of the top three largest in the nation. Her ancestors, Anton and Maria Catherine Hoelscher were Germans who immigrated to Texas in the 1840’s. Their descendants now number in the thousands, with the vast majority of those living today residing in Texas.

“Any person with the same last name is probably related to me,” she said. “There are a ton of us.”

 

Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas based on family life, fun, education, health and safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment.

What makes a city good for raising a family? Plenty of attractions such as museums and theaters, a quality school system, high graduation rates, number of playgrounds per 100,000 residents and a whole lot of pediatricians were all factors that Wallethub took into account when it named the best Texas cities for families.

While the weighted scores and rankings provide a holistic view of cities, a look at the raw data we requested provides some interesting headlines as well. Missing from the list is Highland Park, which did not rank among the largest cities in Wallethub’s data.

Eagles vs. Dragons

Turning to education, Allen had the number one highest graduation rate in Texas – 96.6 percent, according to Wallethub’s data. Frisco, the overall number one, has a 91.8 percent graduation rate, and Southlake, overall number three on the list, had a 87.3 percent graduation rate, according to Wallethub. (more…)

outdoor living

The tasteful Kenneth Pressley estate at 1708 Byron Nelson Pkwy. in Colleyville is a golf course property with incredible views. All photos: Ebby Halliday Realtors

Even on the hottest summer day, North Texans have an evening when outdoor living is enjoyable. This is especially true if you’re lucky enough to have a home with superb outdoor spaces.

We’ve found five outstanding Ebby Halliday properties on the market now that elevate outdoor living to an art. You’ll find everything from infinity-edge swimming pools and cool cabanas, to gourmet outdoor kitchens and cozy fireplaces. They have everything you need and want to make the most of outdoor living.

“These five properties represent some of the finest homes in our extensive portfolio, both in terms of outside amenities and quality of the properties,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “One of the reasons these homeowners chose to list with us is Ebby Halliday Realtors has wide-ranging experience marketing and selling these kind of luxury properties and letting buyers know about the amazing features they offer.”

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