Sometimes total luck is involved when searching for our Inwood House of the Week. When this 1953 Preston Royal Midcentury Modern popped up on, practically in Candy’s backyard, I had one of those OMG moments. I just knew there was a big story behind this home, and I was right.

This Preston Royal Midcentury Modern at 11339 Royalshire Dr. was your simple one-story Leave It to Beaver home when Leslie Ezelle decided to put her HGTV Design Star All Star touch to it. Ezelle is a Dallas treasure. She is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, a rock star interior designer, owner of Leslie Christine Designs, and she competed on season six of HGTV’s Design Stars. She was such a fan favorite that HGTV invited her back to be on the  HGTV Design Star All Star competition, and of course, she became the first All Star winner.


4433 Hyer: Move-in ready four-year-old flip (All Photos: Shoot2Sell Real Estate Photography)

Boooooo! It’s Halloween and time for a little trick or treat. And every kid knows the best candy is in the ritzy neighborhoods like Park Cities, so off we go!

If you’re trying to squeak your way into University Park for the schools and bragging rights, I’ve got the two least-expensive, single-family listings not on a major road. Located on opposite sides of University Park and constructed in 1936 and 1941, these homes took quite different journeys to reach today. Of course both have been upsized from their humble roots from when University Park supported a variety of income levels.

While neither home is in the toniest section of UP, the Hyer property is a block off Lovers Lane and all the nearby shops. The Dyer house is a slightly longer hop-skip to Snider Plaza, but it’s tucked seconds north of Southern Methodist University – so you’d want to understand the level of student rentals nearby.


Turtle Creek Tudor
If you want all the perks of city living, but crave a historic home with a large lawn and a pool, have we got a heavenly hip pocket for you! Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a fantastic Turtle Creek Tudor at 4344 Avondale Avenue.

The Dallas Native Team of Zackery Thomas, Mary Beth Harrison, Candace Barnes, and Keenan Cowan has joined Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Mary Beth Harrison says she and the Dallas Native Team are happy to now be at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“It was a very difficult decision,” Harrison said. “I’m a pretty loyal person and had given 17 years to Keller Williams.”

As her team’s name suggests, Harrison was born and raised in Dallas. She began her career at Ebby Halliday three decades ago.  Since then, she’s earned Texas Monthly’s Five-Star Real Estate Agent Award, and been named one of D Magazine’s Top Realtors for the past 13 years.  She’s also active in the MetroTex Association of Realtors, and regularly teaches continuing education classes for fell agents.


There are only two homes currently for sale at the Ritz Residences in tower one, and they’re both skirting 3,000 square feet. And they both have one-of-a-kind floor plans. And they’re both listed with the same agent – Sharon Quist with Dave Perry-Miller. And one’s on the 18th floor, the other the penthouse 19th. And yes, 51 square feet is (sorta) all that separates them.

Since we’re at the Ritz, let’s start at the top. Unit 1901 clocks in at 2,928 square feet with two bedrooms and two full and one half bathroom. Pretty standard stuff at the Ritz. But how about 12-foot ceilings, and as you can see above, 891 square feet of terrace. And yes, it’s a terrace. You and I have balconies. It’s co-listed with Dave Perry-Miller agents Sharon Quist and Curt Elliott for a straight $3 million.

I think it’s safe to say that in urban living and especially Ritzy urban living, that nearly a grand of terrace space might just be worth the $300,000 more than the other unit, but I’m outdoorsy. So outdoorsy that when I viewed the units with Quist, we decided to sample the amenities of living at the Ritz-Carlton — room service.


Mother/daughter duo Arlene Balady and Michele Balady Beach have joined the Dave Perry-Miller Park Cities office.  They had previously worked under the Keller Williams umbrella.

“I think we just both felt that the level of agents at Dave Perry-Miller and the leadership team proved to be what our business needed,” Beach said. “We have been one of the top producers for several years and needed a bigger house.”


modern tree house
We could not be more excited to share the news that Diane Cheatham, the developer of Urban Reserve, has put her three-story modern tree house at 1 Vanguard Way, on the market with Dave Perry-Miller’s Charlotte Thompson for $ 3.376 million. This is quite possibly the best opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, sustainably built modern home in America today.

JanMar Midcentury Modern

I think we all want to see a return to groovy, don’t you? So, when I was looking for the perfect Inwood Home of the Week, this Janmar midcentury modern at 7405 Kenshire Lane popped up and I thought it is just about the grooviest pad we’ve seen in a very long time.