This home at 10419 Fern Drive, Dallas, is listed at $199,900 and it’s cute, clean, and just what a young family might need, in a great location near White Rock Lake.

I can’t help but get excited when I come across a Weekend One Hundred that’s so great, I kind of want it for myself.

This home at 10419 Fern Drive, Dallas, is listed at $199,900 and it’s cute, clean, and just what a young family might need, in a great location near White Rock Lake.

Listed by Sam Bullard of Bullard Jones Group, the house is 1,128 square feet with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It’s one of the last neighborhoods – Centerville Terrace – where a home can be found for less than $200,000, Bullard said. (more…)

Harim Group Headquarters, Beck Architecture, Seoul South Korea

Last week, The Dallas branch of the American Institute of Architects awarded winners in their annual Built Design competition (versus June’s Unbuilt awards). There were 72 nominations, which consisted of eight private residences, 10 medical facilities, and nine educational projects – and one scrappy Tyler, Texas, bank who had three entries.

Above is my favorite (a high-rise, naturally). Harim Group is a Korean agriculture business whose headquarters is more than a pretty face. The S-curve is based on wind currents whose indention maximizes airflow. In fact, the building is meant to create airflow with operable windows (!) on one side and exhausts on the other (not a lot of buildings these days seem to care about airflow outside HVAC considerations). And while certainly a little glitzy, I’m liking the perforated, polished stainless steel lining of the S-curve backed with LED lights. I also enjoy the semi-transparent top that creates a more elegant form while masking a killer conference room surrounded by a rooftop garden (you can also see foliage poking out of the roofline of its neighbor to the right).

In all, there were eight winners in various categories. Here are a few.

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Have you ever taken a child with you when touring homes? It can get old. Fast. However, there’s no truer test to see if a home is right for your family than to take them to showings with you. Luckily, if you stop at this Forest Hills contemporary, your home search will be over fast and your kids will be just as happy as you.

How can a home make a family happy? Let’s start with the one thing you can’t change about it — the location. 

This particular home is located inside the East Dallas neighborhood of Forest Hills, which has large lots, shaded streets, and tons of families. You’re a short jaunt off of Lakeland, which dead-ends into the Dallas Arboretum — a favorite spot for folks all over Dallas. Just beyond the Arboretum is White Rock Lake, where you can enjoy a day with the whole family and your fuzzy friend either walking or running, cycling, or even paddling on the lake itself.  Want to enjoy a day with just the adults? The Fraternal Order of Eagles is just around the corner. You’re also close to Casa Linda Plaza, Arboretum Village, and if you need a place to have a beer and let the kids run wild, the Lot is just down Garland Road.

Of course, it would be neglectful of me to ignore the excellent Dallas ISD public schools that serve this neighborhood, one of which is practically around the corner — the award winning Alex Sanger Preparatory school. This dual-language campus has earned several distinctions and will soon expand for even more programming at the Pre-K through eighth grade campus.

Yes, there’s all of that around you, and we haven’t even begun talking about how great our Inwood Home of the Week is! This listing from Jeff Jacobs with Keller Williams Frisco Stars will seal the deal for  you and your family.

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Arts and culture organizations and events rely on strong, consistent sponsorship to remain vibrant. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate delivers, sponsoring multiple groups as part of its commitment to North Texas. 

This month alone, the brand will be sponsoring the Dallas Art Fair, USA Film Festival, Spring at the Park at NorthPark Center, and the Lyman Whitaker exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Corporate sponsorship is vital for nonprofit organizations, particularly arts organizations, because it can inspire other companies to get involved.

“It is good business to be involved in the community on so many levels, and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s consistent support has been especially important to USA Film Festival over the past 10 years in terms of being able to expand our programming and the number of audiences we serve with our outreach programs,” said Ann Alexander, Managing Director of the USA Film Festival. “It takes long-term partners to make expansion possible, and we are so grateful for that partnership, as well as Dave’s active leadership on the board of directors.”
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Protect your plants with the coming cold snaps with these tips from the Dallas Arboretum.

From the Dallas Arboretum

With freezing weather approaching, it is important to take precautions to ensure your plants are protected from extreme weather conditions.  Following a few simple steps prescribed by Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum vice president of gardens, will enable your plants to survive the sometimes-harsh North Texas cold spells. 

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Photos courtesy of The Dallas Arboretum

The turkey dinner is a memory. Black Friday is behind us. It’s time to plan activities to get the holiday spirit flowing, entertain visitors, and make magical memories for little ones! Especially with the glorious weather we’ve been having this year, a trip to the Dallas Arboretum is a must.

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Where can you find a modern retreat with privacy, space, and only minutes from downtown Dallas? Our Saturday Seven Hundred at 2100 Lakeland Dr. was designed by Mark Martinek of MOD Construction. Martinek is the go-to designer for anyone wanting an exceedingly cool modern home in east Dallas. (more…)

Dallas Arboretum

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a long-time sponsor at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.

Something I’ve seen time and again in my years in Dallas real estate is what good community players most Realtors and brokerages are, bringing support to a multitude of nonprofits and other worthy causes.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate always impresses me with their charitable activities and sponsorships around DFW. One of their longest-tenured relationships is with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in East Dallas. What a difference they make!

“We are so honored to have Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate support the Dallas Arboretum,” said Mary Brinegar, President and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum. “The firm’s continued generosity has allowed us to offer so many seasonal opportunities for those who visit us.”

The relationship is many years strong, said Marketing Director Catherine Chastain, who heads up sponsorship opportunities for Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“We’ve been working with them a long time — it’s probably one of the nicest family places in Dallas, where people can spend time outdoors enjoying nature,” said Chastain. “I grew up in that area and I can see how much it’s grown and the Arboretum has been a steady presence for many years in East Dallas.”

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