Deion’s jazzed-up, 5000 square foot plus downtown pad at the top of the Azure changed hands late last month for a cool $4 million. The Hall of Fame defensive back and former major league baseball player unloaded his Prosper spread while the Dallas pad took a bit longer. 

It was only last March that we were quite excited about all the activity up at Deion’s Prosper estate.

That is, his former estate. Deion, as you may recall, sold his palatial 29,000 square foot spread (a most befitting noun) at 1280 Preston Road with those talented folks from Concierge auction. Reportedly, the sprawling estate went for under $4 million.

A very magic number for Deion, $4 million.

Then the buyer couldn’t, um, “perform”.

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Update 11:33 am: Grabbed a quick chat with Nate Shar with Heritage Auctions who tells me that at least eight people are registered to bid for Leppert’s ski crib, but they expect a few more showing at the actual auction on site. It happens at 2 p.m. No reserve. Mountain Time. Wish you were there? 

Maybe he did it because he wants some of Trump’s real estate prowess to rub off on today’s sale? Maybe he did it because he ran against Ted Cruz and is not a fan, I don’t know. Whatever. Out of all the Republican contenders, the endorsement was a shocking move from the former Dallas mayor.  I’d sure like to ask him why.

But I might just wait until after today’s sale of his magnificent Park City, Utah ski house.

There is no minimum at all, and this home was last listed for $6.2 million. I mean, can you spell DEAL?

As you know, former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and his wife, Laura, have been trying to shed some properties. First it was their home on Alva Court with that jazzy media room, remember? It was listed by Mary Poss and then Ryan Streiff, the current agent. Asking is still $4,795,000.

But my oh my Park City Utah! I am actually headed that way to check out some more vacation home possibilities, some a little more affordable than a $6.2 million ski-in. ski-out house, though this place could be the best bargain west of the Mississippi come two p.m. Mountain Time.

This is a fantastic piece of property that you can see from the ski lifts. I know exactly where this house is. In fact, if you have ever skied Park City — there are three neighboring resorts, Deer Valley, Park City and Canyons comprising 7300 acres of white powder — this home is near the Dreamcatcher Lift. And it sounds like a dream! (more…)

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Listing Photos: Shoot2Sell

I met up with Elizabeth Mast at 5803 Swiss Avenue, the beautiful brick home where Neiman Marcus founder Carrie Marcus Neiman lived her last days. This home built by Carrie Marcus and her then husband, Abraham Lincoln Neiman, which sits at the corner of Swiss Avenue and Skillman, may not have the columns and beams of some of the other Swiss Avenue estates, but it has its own subtle presence that melds very well with the brand of its original owners.

The home was purchased by its previous owner from the estate of Carrie Marcus, Mast told me, and now it’s being sold by that person’s estate. So if you’re keeping track, that means that this four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bath home with more than 5,100 square feet has only had two owners. Isn’t that incredible?

The home has seen some renovations over its 93 years, most of them during the 1950s. Mast, who specializes in the Swiss Avenue Historic District and has another fabulous listing at 6243 La Vista (the Stubbs Home, if you recall), does a ton of research on all of her listings, and was able to dig up some old photos of this home’s interiors.

Jump to take a look back in time!

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Update 5:oopm: Dave Perry-Miller agent Kathy Myers is co-listing this unit with Sharon Quist. Kathy is, in fact, Mr Rees-Jones’ agent on the properties he purchases. She co-listed with Sharon because of Sharon’s success marketing and selling Avery Johnson’s Ritz unit several years ago.

Let’s say you’ve got a little extra cash to burn like that retired school principal in New York who won the Powerball. Perhaps you want to dip your toe into luxury real estate? Well, there’s no better example than luxury highrise living in Dallas than the Ritz, and there are few that are on par with this phenomenal penthouse owned by billionaire Trevor Rees-Jones.

 

We love the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, and this is the penthouse at Tower 2. This condo has so much going for it, besides being owned by a well-known philanthropist, and we love the gorgeous Poggenpohl Kitchen, amazing views, and inspiring interiors.

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6511 Mimosa Lane extUpdate, August 28, 7:15 pm: Turns out Rhonda doesn’t live next door anymore!

Finally, someone will maybe actually move in!

This beautiful stone Preston Hollow manor was built in 2007, purchased in 2010 and really, honestly, never lived in. The owners live in a foreign country and bought the home for a “someday escape” to the U.S. that never materialized. So it’s like getting a brand new home that belies it’s seven years plus, of course, a big huge plus: there is a very famous neighbor next door. (more…)

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The thing about buying a home from a super sports star like, say, Jose Calderon, is that when a guy has a #28 million contract, you just know he’s not going to skimp out on anything in his home. Like, those light fixtures are definitely not from the Home Depot, so sir.

I present to you the magnifique Santa Barbara styled palace of Jose Calderon, former Dallas Maverick who is now playing for the New York Knicks. Too bad he has to unload this vavavavoom at 3417 Villanova in University Park. Listed for a mere $2,495,000, this California delight is marketed by Jamie Adams, agent to the sports star world, at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International real estate. (more…)

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It seems that Tom and Cinda Hicks are getting ready to build another vacation home in La Jolla. We know they already have one place on the water in that delectable beach town, bought in 1994 for $1.875 million, but according to my colleague, Neil Leitereg at The LA Times, Tom and Cinda have purchased a circa 1950’s home on a corner lot within walking distance of La Jolla Bay.

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Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t watched TNT’s Dallas mid-season premier yet, which launched Monday night, you may want to just look at all the pretty pictures.

To find out this amazing home on Southfork Road, jump!

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