3615 Amherst Fountain back

Rarely do you see a home take such fantastic advantage of a unique lot in such a special way as this luxurious transitional design from Stocker Hoestry Montenegro Architects does. Built by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Tatum Brown Custom Homes from the finest materials, this is a home that feels so seamlessly integrated into the land that there is no beginning or end, just a timeless, elegant design that hugs one of the most sought-after spots on Turtle Creek — Culture Gulch.

When you fall for a home like this — and once you see the interiors staged by Cindy Musgrove of Blu Sky Living, you will fall hard — you want to make sure your financing is bombproof. There’s no better person to call than Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, as she’ll make sure you get the right loan to make closing a breeze.

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Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Here is Jordan SpiethNo. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, getting his coveted green jacket. So proud of this guy! He graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, though I have heard an unconfirmed rumor (which is why it’s a rumor) he spent some time at St Mark’s.

Jordan went to the University of Texas at Austin, left midway through his sophomore year in 2013, and started playing pro golf. He learned to play golf as a wee one at Brookhaven Country Club, where his family, who lives in Midway Hills, still belongs. He’s got the gift!

This weekend, the humble and most gentlemanly young man from Dallas graduated to major golf champion on the sport’s biggest stage. The 21-year-old held off strong runs and swings from the world’s best players. On Sunday, he became the world’s second-youngest golfer to claim the highly coveted green jacket. Tiger Woods was the first in 1997.

The University of Texas even burned UT tower orange in his honor Sunday night.

Magnificent Old Preston Hollow beauty with exquisite amenities!

Somewhere in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, near Bluffview

Jordan Spieth lives in Dallas, and we have told you that his Uptown townhome is on the market for $1,285,000. And that he bought a new, 7,378-square-foot stone mansion for $2.2ish in Preston Hollow, near Bluffview. Jump to see photos of Jordan Spieth’s townhome!  (more…)

 

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Few homes truly rock the twilight photo shoot. Sometimes it looks like you’re hiding something, like imperfect masonry or ugly landscaping. And then there are grand homes and estates for which it seems that twilight photoshoots were truly made. This listing, from Jarrad Barnes of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Gullotto-Barnes group, is absolutely stunning in a very sublime, almost ethereal way. It’s like a monolith, and when lit at night, it is spectacular, not unlike a sculpture. Now that’s architecture!

A home like this is truly a high-caliber home, and such a listing deserves an equally high-caliber mortgage professional to guide you through the process. Look no further than Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, a seasoned loan expert who can guide you through the process of prequalification and beyond, making sure there are no hiccups when you’ve found your dream home. Don’t waste time and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.

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Two things you need to know about Rogers Healy and Associates agent Kristen Muller: 1. She has a killer sense of humor. 2. We can’t wait for her forthcoming self-help book about how to become a top agent. (You’ll have to read more about that below!)

This Park Cities native is definitely the Realtor you want when you want someone to help you through all of the ups and downs that come with buying or selling a house in our incredibly competitive market. In fact, Kristen reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans, who not only has a fantastic sense of humor (listen to his weekly Real Estate Happy Hour radio show on KLIF (Saturdays at 4 p.m.!) to hear what we mean) but he goes the extra mile for his clients. What has your lender done for you lately? See what you’re missing and call Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans today.

Jump to learn more about the funny and fabulous Kristen Muller!

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The Trammell Crow home in Highland Park was in that family for more than 50 years. Now it's time for new owners to enjoy the 10,000-square-foot house. Photo: courtesy of Dallas Morning News.

The Trammell Crow home in Highland Park was in that family for more than 50 years. Now it’s time for new owners to enjoy the 10,000-square-foot house. Photo: courtesy of Dallas Morning News & Allie Beth Allman

A slice of local history has hit the market, with the Highland Park estate of the late Dallas real estate developer and art collector Trammell Crow and his late wife Margaret now listed with Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

Located between Preston Road and Turtle Creek Boulevard, the 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style house has a price tag that reflects storied history, palatial size, and tony location: at $59.4 million, this is one of the highest priced properties ever listed in the area. As of now, this is an off-market listing not yet in the MLS.

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3721 Beverly Drive will be on this year's New Friends New Life Home Tour.

3721 Beverly Drive will be on this year’s New Friends New Life Home Tour.

Last year’s New Friends New Life home tour was a wash thanks to horrible weather, but if you bought tickets to last year’s tour, you’ll be happy to know that you can use them this year to see an all-new slate of gorgeous mansions in the Park Cities.

Brooke Kilburn is the chair of this year’s tour, the organization’s 15th, with Pat Schenkel as the honorary chair. The tour will feature 3831 Windsor Lane, 3432 Southwestern Blvd., 3721 Beverly Drive (pictured), and a home on the gorgeous, winding Lakeside Drive in Highland Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23.

We are extremely excited about this tour, not only because it’s a fantastic cause and because we were sad to miss last year’s tour, but because some of these homes were built and remodeled by the best in the business. You can’t pass that kind of opportunity up. Seriously, this tour will be like walking through Pinterest. Sublime!

You can purchase tickets at the door or at one of these 10 Tom Thumbs for just $25. It all goes to New Friends New Life, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and children escape the sex trade.

Find out more about the home tour and New Friends New Life on their website.

GailThomas_72dpi Neel SleeperJames Gandy CityplaceUpdate 8:47 pm : Whoops! Another great Keller Williams sponsor is Janet Pool of Janet Pool Blinds and Shutters. Which makes our sentence even better:

A pigeon in a darling black tie flying into the HUB after a nice long dip in the pool…. if you can think of a better sentence using these names, you can be my personal guest tomorrow afternoon!

“This is a fantastic, do-not-miss event for anyone who wants to know what’s next in Dallas luxury real estate, and you’ll get to see Candy at her best!”

Ha! Jo wrote that! Actually, you will see me at my WORST!

I have to be on my best behavior as I moderate a panel discussion between these heavy hitters:

Gail Thomas of the Trinity Trust

Neal Sleeper, president of Cityplace

Jim Gandy, president of the Frisco Economic Development

OMG those names! Keller Williams and Luxury Homes International is hosting the panel discussion tomorrow evening at the Dallas Country Club from 3 to 6 p.m. No drinks before — I told you, they want me on my best behavior —but happy hour and hors’d’oeuvres from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

It will be a Happy Hour indeed because we are going to hear what is in store for what Realtors will be selling, what is selling now, and what kinds of development will be coming in the future — almost like a look into the future of Dallas real estate.

Jo says: “Candy will be emcee, so expect an entertaining program!”

Program sponsors include Steve Pidgeon of Starfloors, Jim Marks of HUB Insurance, Dustin Black of Black Tie Moving, and Ruth Darling of Lawyers Title Insurance.

A pigeon in a darling black tie flying into the HUB…. oh boy, are we going to have a good time!

I love a little French flair here and there, and this Highland Park mansion has tons of charm that will rope in any francophile!

Built in 2002, 3608 Lexington just went on the market and is represented by Ronda Needham of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. There are seven bedrooms, six and a half baths, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a third-floor gameroom connected by a gorgeous winding staircase that makes this home feel like an estate in Bordeaux.

You know all about Highland Park schools, so when I tell you about the $5,795,000 price tag, you know that location alone will keep this home’s value up. The lot, which is a half acre, is just a half mile from the Highland Park Town Hall and DPS headquarters on Drexel, too.

Besides that, this house is just plain beautiful. I love (and I know Candy will, too) this kitchen. The royal blue cabinets are incredible, and there are two potracks, so you know this is a well-used galley!

Other things about this house to love: A huge master suite and a palatial master bathroom, expertly manicured grounds, and a backyard that’s excellent for a gathering of most sizes!