Coventry Front

You just have to love how homes change as demographics age. Now that Baby Boomers are retiring, a growing number of single-family homes are being marketed just to this demographic.

So I wasn’t surprised to get this note from superstar Dave Perry-Miller agent Christine McKenny (woman is ON FIRE!) about a very special listing in the Downs. With almost 5,000 square feet, four bedrooms and four full and two half baths, well, you get plenty of space without having too much at 2 Coventry Court. Here’s how Christine put it:

“There are so many empty nesters looking for a master down with the majority of the square feet on the main level. This property also offers both the master down as well as an additional bedroom down. It is also one of only a handful of homes in the Downs that offers a complete private zen landscape with flagstone deck, arbor with fans and lights, redone pool and a small yard that is lushly landscaped. (Yes, a small yard in the zero-lot-line subdivision!)”

Yep, this house has exactly what every Baby Boomer wants. What do you think?

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Robbie and Gene TaylorThe sound of it just amazes me: one billion dollars in sales. We told you that Dave Perry-Miller had tipped the one billion dollars in sales mark, buzzing sales across North Texas.

Well, as of July 24, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s clobbered one billion, is in fact on it’s way to $1.5 billion, all done with fewer than 200 agents in five offices, including Southlake, Uptown (two), the BallPark and the mothership on Lovers Lane. Don’t know if I should spill this because I have not confirmed with Robbie, but I think BFS is also opening an office in Frisco in the near future.

I have to settle for a moment to digest those figures — that’s a LOT of real estate transactions for 200 agents!

Looking at last year, it was October when Robbie announced one billion in sales on October 31. This year, they did the same volume in almost half the year. That says volumes about our market and the frenzy we have experienced since January.

Robbie Briggs credits the high level of service and strong relationships his agents offer working within the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

“We focus on a high quality of service at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, whether through personalized connections with our clients or through intensive, innovative marketing across multiple media,” Briggs said. “We’re so thankful for all the extraordinary people who have trusted us with selling their homes.”

Many of the firm’s agents have closed more sales to date than they did in all of 2012, says Gene Taylor, executive vice president and director of sales and development. One agent, he says, closed $25 million last year but has already closed $36 million so far just this year. That translates, of course, to a million dollar plus income for that agent!

Gene says his agents are working ’round the clock.

“They’re strategic, they have market savvy, and they bring a very high level of sophistication and understanding of the business of real estate to the table.”

It’s no wonder Briggs is knocking it out of the ballpark, pardon my pun. BFS agents are trading multi-million dollar homes like green stamps. Agent Christie Berry is listing one of the most expensive homes for sale in Dallas — the stunning Dans Bois Crete on Inwood Road at $19,500,000. That’s the third most expensive home officially for sale in Dallas.

We over here at CandysDirt want to say super duper congrats, and hope you all have a glass (or three) of bubbly to celebrate. Oh, and be sure to invite us!

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dave-perry-millerCongratulations to Dave Perry-Miller & Associates! Dallas’ biggest boutique real estate firm just closed $1 billion in sales to date in 2013, establishing itself as Dallas’ powerhouse for luxury and niche properties.

“Thanks a billion to our outstanding clients and exceptional team of Associates who helped us reach this exciting milestone,” founder Dave Perry-Miller said in a press release.

What kind of homes will you find in the DPM sales rolls? The highest of high end in the most sought-after neighborhoods including Uptown, the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, East Dallas, and Kessler Park. And the agents at Dave Perry-Miller are hard working, too, with total sales up more than 40 percent since 2012 — an amazing feat.

Purchased by Ebby Halliday Realtors in 2007, Dave Perry-Miller & Associates has a deep pool of resources from which to draw, setting records over the past two years in sales and client satisfaction.

“Our agents are working harder than ever and have made these record-setting months possible,” general manager Bud Bush added. “We are proud to share that each of our five offices had its best months ever, and we are grateful to our Associates and loyal clients.”

We can see that all the hard work is paying off, especially considering that the firm has some fabulous listings right now, including some hip-pocket listings that will make your head spin!

Have a glass of bubbly! You deserve it!

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Good morning! Hope your long holiday weekend has left you refreshed! Let’s ease back into the working world with a gorgeous custom home in Lakewood that was built in 2008!

Marketed by Nancy Johnson of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, 6918 Meadow Lake Avenue is a gorgeous traditional on the market for $1.163 million. Gorgeous inside and out, this home has four bedrooms, three full and two half baths, more than 4,500 square feet, and a gigantic gourmet kitchen that will have you doing a waltz in 1, 2, 3 — 1, 2, 3 ….

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OK, enough ballroom dancing puns! Seriously though, this home is just beautiful inside and out, and is in a fantastic community that puts on one of the best Fourth of July parades in the city! Just three blocks from White Rock lake in one of the most prestigious and sought-after neighborhoods in all of Dallas, this gracious home has everything going for it, including great schools such as Woodrow Wilson High School (DISD).

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But it’s the kitchen I love the most. This sucker is huge! Not only do you have an island for plenty of additional prep space, but this kitchen is just perfect for a foodie who likes to have people near the scullery but not under foot. You get pristine stainless steel appliances including a 6 + 1 burner range with two ovens, wine cooler (yay!), pot filler, warming drawer, and a partridge in a pear tree … just kidding! There’s also a quaint and functional wet bar sandwiched between the dining room and kitchen — a bonus if there ever was one!

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The kitchen opens to a great room with a view of the backyard and a living area that cozies around a wood-burning fireplace. This is a great vantage from which you can admire the beautiful hardwood floors that span throughout the first level. It probably looks smaller than it actually is because of the two couches and two easy chairs, but I promise that this room is actually gigantic!

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Amble up the wrought iron staircase (which has a very handy custom stair-top baby gate that any parent of toddlers would admire) to a fabulous media room that will surely be a favorite spot for older kids with a gajillion video game consoles and ample time to waste.

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You’ll also find the master suite, which is a great size at 19 x 14, and has plenty of windows. I am not a huge fan of the vertical stripes, but painters can be hired, and there are more than 50 shades of gray from which you can choose the perfect-for-you relaxing neutral.

6918 Meadow Lake Master Bath

The master bath is a five-piece affair with a fantastic soaking tub and huge glass-tile window. I love the beveled travertine floors and the separate vanities, as well as the huge center light fixture and dual walk-in closets. This bath definitely qualifies as a retreat!

6918 Meadow Lake backyard

The backyard is small, and won’t fit a pool (that’s the tradeoff for the gorgeous 4,500 square foot home on a narrow Lakewood lot), but that gorgeous fireplace on the patio can help you forget about that. There’s a smaller patio over to the side of the house, and the backyard is well-landscaped to feel lush and low-maintenance. It’s really a looker, and perfect for a family with kids!

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Bryan Place is a great neighborhood with all the pros of being close to downtown without the heavy traffic. If you’ve wanted an accessible house within shouting distance of your office, this home is a fabulous option.

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Completely renovated with gorgeous new floors, vaulted ceiling, fresh designer paint, and the perfect eat-in kitchen, you’d never guess that this beauty of a home was a bargain, too. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study and 1,262 square feet, this lovely abode is priced for the very fast Dallas real estate market at $235,000. If you want to sign on the dotted line, contact the wonderful Hickman + Weber team at Dave Perry-Miller and Associates!

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I think that’s a fantastic deal, don’t you? Consider this: You’re just two blocks from Exall Park, you’re less than a mile away from the Dallas Arts District, and you’re about five blocks from some fantastic restaurants and bars in Bryan Place. If you work at Baylor University Medical Center or any of the surrounding clinics, you’re within walking distance of work, too.

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Other things I love about this home: The patio is just fantastic —i t’s just the right size to have a spot to hang out when the weather is great, but it’s not so big to need much maintenance — and the updates to the bathrooms are just so money!

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The kitchen is so pretty, too. And I love the mini bar right next to the dining area. The finishes are great, and the color choices are spot on. Because this neighborhood is kind of dense, you’ll appreciate the large windows that don’t peer into a neighboring home.

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Seriously, someone snag this lovely, lovely home! It is just too cute! And just think, you won’t have to lift a finger because this house has all the updates you want and a great location, to boot!

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What do you love best about this home?

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9774 Twin Creek Front

This area is beyond hot — it’s smoking! Homes in the Ash Creek/Alger Park area are selling fast and for just about asking price — especially if they have been staged. This home has been staged by an expert, too, and I bet this listing — 9774 Twin Creek from Dave Perry-Miller agent Janice Parson — will get snapped up fast as well.

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There are plenty of reasons to love this home, so let’s tick them off: Completely remodeled with museum-finish walls, contemporary decor, tons of natural light, more than 1,700 square feet, three bedrooms and two full baths, and there’s a two-car garage for $279,900.

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If you’re about to balk at the price, consider this: besides having gorgeous hardwoods throughout and a brand-spanking-new kitchen, you don’t have to make any investments in this property. It’s totally turn-key and it has some cool architectural details for a home built in 1955. Take the slanted corner windows in both the dining area and in the den, and the neat pond in the backyard for example. If it were me, I’d come in with a bid around $269,900 and feel pretty confident.

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But back to the kitchen. It’s so cute with the two-tone cabinets. I love it when a homeowner takes a risk with design and it pays off. Not many people would think to do two different finishes for their cabinets, but the golden birch kitchen doors really coordinate with the hardwood floor. It also warms the kitchen area the up and plays up the stainless steel appliances and clean lines of the vaulted ceiling. And the strip of mosaic glass in the backsplash is just enough color without being too overt.

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The master bedroom has plenty of light, and buyers will appreciate the ceiling fan, too. However, I kind of feel like there could have been some color on the walls in here. Maybe a soft gray or a neutral blue? It feels a little sterile.

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The master bath is absolutely coated in travertine, which is definitely an upgrade from some of the bathrooms I’ve seen in this area sporting the original funky-colored DalTile. That’s an acquired taste, for sure. Still, there’s only one sink from this vantage point, which buyers will expect from their master bath at this price point.

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The backyard is all aces when it comes to entertaining. Guests can pass through the full-light backdoor from the den into the covered patio area, which features a fireplace for partygoers to cozy around when it’s a little chilly.

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Follow the winding path to the garden area of the backyard, where you’ll find a pond with a modern waterfall. How relaxing!

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So what do you think about this contemporary remodel in an up-and-coming White Rock Lake neighborhood?

 

9774 Twin Creek Front

This area is beyond hot — it’s smoking! Homes in the Ash Creek/Alger Park area are selling fast and for just about asking price — especially if they have been staged. This home has been staged by an expert, too, and I bet this listing — 9774 Twin Creek from Dave Perry-Miller agent Janice Parson — will get snapped up fast as well.

9774 Twin Creek Living

There are plenty of reasons to love this home, so let’s tick them off: Completely remodeled with museum-finish walls, contemporary decor, tons of natural light, more than 1,700 square feet, three bedrooms and two full baths, and there’s a two-car garage for $279,900.

9774 Twin Creek Dining

If you’re about to balk at the price, consider this: besides having gorgeous hardwoods throughout and a brand-spanking-new kitchen, you don’t have to make any investments in this property. It’s totally turn-key and it has some cool architectural details for a home built in 1955. Take the slanted corner windows in both the dining area and in the den, and the neat pond in the backyard for example. If it were me, I’d come in with a bid around $269,900 and feel pretty confident.

9774 Twin Creek Den

But back to the kitchen. It’s so cute with the two-tone cabinets. I love it when a homeowner takes a risk with design and it pays off. Not many people would think to do two different finishes for their cabinets, but the golden birch kitchen doors really coordinate with the hardwood floor. It also warms the kitchen area the up and plays up the stainless steel appliances and clean lines of the vaulted ceiling. And the strip of mosaic glass in the backsplash is just enough color without being too overt.

9774 Twin Creek Kitchen

The master bedroom has plenty of light, and buyers will appreciate the ceiling fan, too. However, I kind of feel like there could have been some color on the walls in here. Maybe a soft gray or a neutral blue? It feels a little sterile.

9774 Twin Creek Master

The master bath is absolutely coated in travertine, which is definitely an upgrade from some of the bathrooms I’ve seen in this area sporting the original funky-colored DalTile. That’s an acquired taste, for sure. Still, there’s only one sink from this vantage point, which buyers will expect from their master bath at this price point.

9774 Twin Creek Bath

The backyard is all aces when it comes to entertaining. Guests can pass through the full-light backdoor from the den into the covered patio area, which features a fireplace for partygoers to cozy around when it’s a little chilly.

9774 Twin Creek Patio

Follow the winding path to the garden area of the backyard, where you’ll find a pond with a modern waterfall. How relaxing!

9774 Twin Creek Backyard

So what do you think about this contemporary remodel in an up-and-coming White Rock Lake neighborhood?

 

5841 Morningside Front

Oh my gawd I LOVE this house! I’ve seen a lot of renovation jobs — some turning out bland, some just plain butt ugly — and when you see a complete, to-the-studs renovation go right it’s like nirvana. Your toes get all tingly and your check-writing finger gets itchy and, well, you just have to have it!

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This adorable home, 5841 Morningside, is marketed by Dave Perry-Miller agent Lisa Johnson for $465,000. That’s a great value, folks, especially considering the fact that you don’t have to change a thing about this unbelievable home. It’s been opened up to have a large living and dining area that flows to the kitchen, which will make for effortless entertaining, which you’ll want to do constantly to show off the fresh interiors!

This home has three bedrooms, two baths, and just more than 2,300 square feet. There’s a two-car garage as well as an excellent rear patio that is accessible through the kitchen.

5841 Morningside Kitchen

Speaking of kitchen, I love that while everything inside this home is new, the owners didn’t lose their sense of historic character and included some great details such as the apron sink and the farmhouse faucet. There are brand-new GE Profile appliances in the kitchen, including a wine refrigerator to keep your whites at the perfect temp. There’s a great wine rack for your reds, too.

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Built in 1940, you’d expect that a home like this wouldn’t have a master suite, much less any closet space to speak of. You’d be wrong, though. This home has a gorgeous master with a five-piece bathroom that will make you squeal! Look at that claw-foot tub! An oversized shower! A gorgeous double-sink vanity! The stained-glass window! I’ve run out of exclamation marks.

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The second bathroom continues the theme of retaining some historic sensibilities. The tiny sink, with its chrome pedestal, is so cute. Paired with the mirror, the wainscoting, and the gray walls with a slight patina, it’s a page out of Restoration Hardware, no?

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What you won’t see on this listing is the backyard, which is a bummer, but I think I’m sold on the rest of the house regardless of what they have back there. What about you?