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When you think of “The Hamptons,” an immediate sense of serenity and relaxation comes to mind. This is not surprising, as it’s one of the top destinations for second homes and family beach vacations in America. Once you’ve been – well you just keep going back. So we’re happy to have found a little slice of Hamptons style right here at 9500 Inwood Road that you can enjoy year round.

Faisal Halum with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s has this charming Austin stone home in Sunnybrook Estates listed for $2.65 million— you’re not going to touch anything like this in the Hamptons for that price.

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5425 Royal extRusswood Acres is a gated community in the heart of Preston Hollow, about a quarter mile from that other hot gated community where Jordan Spieth and Hunter Mahan have owned the same house, The Creeks of Preston Hollow. Y’all know that Jordan just picked up Hunter’s house for about $666 a square foot, right? Dirt in The Creeks is going for at least $2 million an acre. So when you look at Russwood Acres, and it’s glitzy gated neighbor which is basically catty-corner, you can begin to absorb the value that is here. I mean, it’s practically a neighbor!GetMedia1

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Ebby's Place Rendering

What a stellar 103rd birthday gift! Ebby Halliday Companies announced today that the new YW Women’s Center on Inwood Road between Maple and Denton Drive will be “Ebby’s Place,” named after none other than Dallas’ grand dame of real estate, Ebby Halliday herself.

“Ebby is just delighted that the YW has chosen to put her name on this building,” said Ebby Halliday Companies CEO Mary Frances Burleson said in a news release. “What an honor to know that this center will become a welcoming place where women can go to begin transformative changes that will make life better for them and their families.”

The $7.3 million center is scheduled to open this fall after an extensive renovation. Ebby’s Place will have programming and resources to help women to overcome obstacles and become self-sufficient. Empowering women will be the overall goal of the two-story, 50,000-square-foot facility, providing financial literacy, small business and entrepreneurship information, as well as education regarding childbirth, parenting, nutrition, and wellness.

The building is situated next to the Inwood Road DART Rail station in the Dallas Medical District, and serve the more than 286,000 women and girls battling poverty in Dallas County.

“The stats are heartbreaking,” said YW CEO Jennifer M. Ware. “Here in Dallas County one in three single-female-led households live below the federal poverty line. The mission of Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence.”

Ebby turns 103 on Sunday, and we think this is the most amazing gift that will encourage thousands of Dallas women to beat the odds and inspire them to succeed!

Take a virtual tour of the sleek, beautiful building in the video below. You’ll adore the fantastic mural of vintage Ebby photos, a shout-out to one of the most amazing women Dallas has the privilege of calling one of its own.

Ebby's Place Rendering

What a stellar 103rd birthday gift! Ebby Halliday Companies announced today that the new YW Women’s Center on Inwood Road between Maple and Denton Drive will be “Ebby’s Place,” named after none other than Dallas’ grand dame of real estate, Ebby Halliday herself.

“Ebby is just delighted that the YW has chosen to put her name on this building,” said Ebby Halliday Companies CEO Mary Frances Burleson said in a news release. “What an honor to know that this center will become a welcoming place where women can go to begin transformative changes that will make life better for them and their families.”

The $7.3 million center is scheduled to open this fall after an extensive renovation. Ebby’s Place will have programming and resources to help women to overcome obstacles and become self-sufficient. Empowering women will be the overall goal of the two-story, 50,000-square-foot facility, providing financial literacy, small business and entrepreneurship information, as well as education regarding childbirth, parenting, nutrition, and wellness.

The building is situated next to the Inwood Road DART Rail station in the Dallas Medical District, and serve the more than 286,000 women and girls battling poverty in Dallas County.

“The stats are heartbreaking,” said YW CEO Jennifer M. Ware. “Here in Dallas County one in three single-female-led households live below the federal poverty line. The mission of Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence.”

Ebby turns 103 on Sunday, and we think this is the most amazing gift that will encourage thousands of Dallas women to beat the odds and inspire them to succeed!

Take a virtual tour of the sleek, beautiful building in the video below. You’ll adore the fantastic mural of vintage Ebby photos, a shout-out to one of the most amazing women Dallas has the privilege of calling one of its own.

5616 Stonegate Front

Devonshire is one of our favorite areas not only because it features some simply stunning architecture, but because the location can’t be beat. Sandwiched by the Dallas North Tollway and Inwood Road, and just north of Lovers Lane, Devonshire residents have easy access to some of our region’s best shopping and dining without sacrificing privacy. That’s thanks in large part to the large lots and liberal setbacks of these homes, as well as the rolling topography.

It’s no wonder that families and retirees are flocking to this sought-after neighborhood, but their reasons couldn’t be more different. Baby Boomers are moving in and looking to downsize and live inside the loop without feeling like your neighbor is breathing down your neck. Families, on the flipside, are looking for close-in living that has excellent schools nearby as well as culture and amenities. In fact, Dave Perry-Miller agent Courtney Jubinsky just moved to Devonshire and just loves it!

 

This home, however, will suit both tastes. Listed by the impeccable Becky Frey, 5616 Stonegate Road is a beautifully remodeled 1940s traditional with tons of living space. With an ample 4,332 square feet that is excellent for entertaining friends and family, this home is spacious without being overly large, and thanks to the .392 acre lot, it feels very private. It’s on the market for $1.225 million.

The curb appeal of this gorgeous home is undeniable, thanks to the picture windows and metal roof. Stride up the long gravel and concrete walk to this beautiful home and you’ll be taken in by the modern portico-type landing with tons of clean lines, the native and adaptive landscaping full of texture, and the cool metal roof.

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Inside, you’ll notice that the interiors are immaculate and warm, thanks to the beautiful wood and travertine floors. With two living areas and a formal dining room offset by an array of columns, this home feels elegant without being gaudy. You’ll love the flow of this home, which uses huge windows and French doors to bring the outdoors in. You can soak up the view of the beautiful custom pool and backyard through the floor-to-ceiling glass in the living area and kitchen, and admire the beautiful stone fireplace in the livingroom.

The kitchen is a work of art, and the beautiful warm cabinetry is topped off with beautiful granite counters. Commercial-grade built-in appliances give this commissary a clean and sleek look, and with the eat-in counter and breakfast nook that looks out to the backyard, you’ll probably spend most of your day here.

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With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, this home has plenty of room for family and guests, and would be an excellent abode to host holiday celebrations and spring gatherings. And with a fireplace in the master bedroom and an enviable sunroom, this home is cozy, peaceful, and completely luxurious.

In the master suite you’ll find a beautiful five-piece bath set with stunning stone and contemporary cabinetry. I love the contrast of the dark granite counter with the rosy beige travertine tile that clads the floors and walls, as well as the tub surround. Both spa and shower are large enough for two.

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If you aren’t already sold on this incredible home, the backyard will seal the deal. Lush landscaping, an enormous patio, and a refreshing pool make this home the total package. With as hot as our luxury market is, I don’t think this home will be in MLS long!

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9806 Inwood FrontYou recall this listing, yes. As if we can ever forget. Definitely one of the most beautiful homes in Dallas, inside and out. The home’s name, “Dans Bois Crete”, means “in wood ridge”. In a wood ridge it is, indeed, located on that elegant stretch of Inwood Road just south of Walnut Hill, not too far from the heart-throbbing estates of Kelcy Warren, Roger Staubach, and Windle and Shirley Turley. My friends built the home with every detail imaginable then settled back and enjoyed it, from the wonderful gourmet chef’s kitchen to the downstairs movie theater with a full-service ticket booth plus candy and popcorn concession stand. Then the new owners and current sellers embellished the already embellished. At 14,139-square-feet, the very, very French mansion sits on 5.3-acres tucked inside formidable black iron gates at 9806 Inwood Road. It is listed for $19.5 million.

The family who bought 9806 in 2007 are Audrey and Erich Spangenberg, they being owners of Dallas-based IPNav, a company that specializes in patent infringement law. When 9806 Inwood hit the market, the Spangenberg’s were reluctant to reveal their name and their agent, Briggs-Freeman’s Christy Berry, was totally mum. And we, of course, respect that. It wasn’t until The Wall Street Journal spilled the beans that we revealed ownership. If you know me at all, I am always DYING to know what owners of these mega manses do to afford them.

And now, from this fantastic New York Times story, we know! We learn that Erich Spangenberg once owned  “…16 cars and a mansion with a gold leaf ceiling and a Baccarat chandelier.” Yep, been there. Then, the Times says, he “snapped out of it a few years ago, after he bought so much wine at a Christie’s auction that it was delivered in an 18-wheel truck. His son said he’d need to live to 200 to consume all of it.”

Well, 9806 sure has enough room for all that wine and autos!

Even more interesting: Erich is from Buffalo, New York and was a high school drop-out who did make his way to law school, eventually, at Case Western Reserve University. Not too shabby:

“He earns about $25 million a year, he says, which is at least a couple of million more than the country’s top bank executives. Until recently, he lived in a 14,000-square-foot home in Dallas; it is now on the market for $19.5 million. He often flies on a company jet, and at one point he owned 16 cars, six of them Lamborghinis.”

The articles says he once worked four days straight without sleep, and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after having a mild seizure. He stands at 5-foot-6 and was bullied as a child, his nose broken by “an assortment of fists.” Hence his distaste for bullies.

The Spangenbergs are now living in a 2,000 square foot Dallas apartment, and a few other homes across the world including an apartment in Paris, whose time zone is convenient for conversations with employees around the world. The Spangenbergs are also fond of Impressionist art, and are seeking to buy a Monet because, perhaps, it will remind them of their glorious yard at 9806 Inwood Road.9806 Inwood Garden 9806 Inwood Master 9806 Inwood Library 9806 Inwood Dining 9806 Inwood Bar 9806 Inwood cellar 9806 Inwood Media 9806-Inwood-Theatre 9806 Inwood Back