These Ebby-Listed Homes Are Perfect for Fabulous Holiday Entertaining |

The season for parties is upon us, so I thought I’d share a few gorgeous homes — all listed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate — just begging to host some seriously lively shindigs this year. Each of these three homes is uniquely suited to holiday entertaining, with both grand and intimate spaces, state-of-the-art technology, incomparable views, and expertly designed interiors that make hosting holiday festivities a pleasure.



I have to run out the door, so I am unabashedly plagiarizing from Ebby’s blog. I’ll just tell you this up front. Tonight is the fourth episode of TNT’s new Dallas series,and I love it. So does the rest of the world; the reviews have been fantastic.

And Jo told you that  2504 Beacon Crest Drive in Plano, Paulette Greene’s listing, is the home of the infamous Southfork Ranch in the pilot episode. You know, the one where what’s her name got the cookbook from Anne.

(Note: I do not like the name “Anne”. I like “Ann”.)

Well, another wonderful Dallas home that we have written up, that in fact belongs to some dear friends,  has already made a peep in some scenes. That’s 4130 Cochran Chapel in Bluffview  – listed for sale by Patricia Massey of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates for $6.9 million.

The house is to-die-for, as we told you, and also reduced for sale. Wouldn’t you like to own a home that is regularly sought after by talent scouts? As I may have told you, I think they used Cochran Chapel in “GCB” as well, R.I.P. And they are paying anywhere from $1500 to $3000 PER DAY to shoot at these homes. Seems to me you could cover at least a few mortgage payments with that kind of booty.

Ebby says you can see the home’s debut from the third episode of Dallas here. And this fabulous home will make more cameo appearances in upcoming episodes. 

Now I’m just dang copying: “Curious to see what it takes to film a television show?  Check out the behind the scenes photos of the filming at 4130 Cochran Chapel at the Ebby Halliday Facebook Page.”

Thanks Cody! Want a by-line?


Can a contemporary home be warm and inviting? 4130 Cochran Chapel Road certainly is!

You know me by now, right? Craftsman, yes. Tudor, no. Mid-Mod, um .. DUH!

It’s contemporary design I’ve always been on the fence about. When they are designed poorly, they are sterile, ugly spaces with oddly utilitarian — nay, institutional —finishes.

But when done well, well, they are astonishing. As my search goes on to find every house in the Dallas/Fort Worth area I can fall in love with, I’ve found a contemporary home that is warm, inviting, and just plain gorgeous. It’s 4130 Cochran Chapel, and it’s To. Die. For.

I mean, can you disagree? This one-story steel and glass work of art was built in 2002 on 3.38 lush Bluffview acres and has five bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, and a kitchen I could live in. It’s marketed by the wonderful Patricia Massey at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

What really makes it, though, is the way the floor-to-ceiling windows bring in so much natural light that you’ll forget where all of the switches are. It’s perfect for an art aficionado or an artist, even. Another thing about this house I am in love with is the maple finishes throughout. It’s almost like the floors warm up the entire home and leave it feeling cozy, not sterile.

With this house, the lucky new owner will get three living areas, two dining areas, an exercise room with panoramic views, a media room, and a game room, and then you can hang out by the infinity pool in an outdoor room. Make no mistake, this home has plenty of room!

Of course, when you’re talking about homes like this (and budgets like mine) the old adage rings true: If you have to ask how much, you can’t afford it. If you’re asking, though, sheerly out of curiosity, the price tag on this amazing contemporary home is in the neighborhood of $6.9 million.


To afford that, I’d have to sell a kidney and eat ramen noodles for the rest of my life.

A girl can dream, right?