Modern Colonial There is an old saying, “Everything old is new again.” Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a Preston Hollow modern colonial that is a lovely example of the complete opposite of that saying. The owners of 6346 Desco Drive were intent on creating a home where everything new is old again. (more…)

What will he do next?

We are not talking about 89-year-old oil tycoon and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens. He has his famous, 65,000-square-foot West Texas ranch, Mesa Vista, on the market for $250 million. Who knows, could be sold by now.

Now he has sold his Preston Hollow mansion, listed with Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff. Selling price was $5 million. Word is that T. Boone is heading for a luxury condo.

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Preston Hollow Experts Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Stake No. 1 Claim in Area 11 | CandysDirt.com

Preston Hollow Experts Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Stake No. 1 Claim in Area 11 | CandysDirt.com

Preston Hollow Experts Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Stake No. 1 Claim in Area 11 | CandysDirt.com

Buying and selling luxury homes in prestigious Preston Hollow has been a focus of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate since the brand’s earliest days. This is so much the case that for 2017, these Preston Hollow experts were No. 1 in Area 11 for sales volume, units sold (over $1 million), and market share.

Working with success in Preston Hollow takes extensive know-how as well as savvy marketing and negotiation skills. Clients get all that, plus white-glove customer service with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate

“Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is unsurpassed in the quality and care they provide their clients,” said Realtor Mark Cain, who has been with the brand for 14 years. “Looking at it from almost any angle, we’ve been the leader in Preston Hollow for at least the past decade and a half and that is the reason I joined them so long ago.”  

Almost 25 percent of the brand’s sales last year in Preston Hollow were in-house, which speaks to agents’ extensive internal networking. That is key in selling high-end properties.

So what’s currently on the market for discerning buyers looking in Preston Hollow? I’ve found three fabulous examples of houses represented by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. May I give you a tour?

 

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The Grady Vaughn house at 5350 South Dentwood, nestled deep in the heart of Preston Hollow, goes to auction TODAY! This home is one of the most significant specimens of midcentury modern design in the state. The starting bid is $2.9 million. This on a home now priced at $5.5 million.

Dallas, like most of America, is in love with midcentury modern design. And we should be.

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Modern Spanish Revival
Luxury home building is an art — especially in Dallas. We set the bar pretty darned high. So when this modern Spanish Revival at 5326 Edlen Drive popped up, I knew you’d want to see it — again. We featured it in July shortly after it was completed. But, since then there have been a few changes, not the least of which is stunning staging by Look Interiors. If you can spot the changes, let us know in the comments! (more…)

For many families, choosing the right homebuilder is one of the most challenging decisions they will ever make. Careful planning and hard work have put that dream house within reach. The final challenge is often finding the right person to make the vision a reality.

According to Prospect Homes owner Brian Manes, a good builder is someone who demonstrates outstanding customer service and communication throughout the three phases of the building process: design, construction, and post-completion. (more…)

Preston Hollow EstateWow! That’s the word everyone says when they walk in the front door of this Preston Hollow Estate at 9820 Meadowbrook Road. “It’s like nothing you’ve seen before,” Allie Beth Allman listing agent Alex Perry said. He’s absolutely right.

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Note: This article has been updated with information obtained after first publication.

Concierge Auctions will be auctioning off a Dallas landmark property, the former Crespi Estate now known as Walnut Place, as it was christened by its previous owner, Tom Hicks. The 1938-era, 29,000 square foot estate was commissioned by Count Pio Crespi, built of Indiana limestone by Maurice Fatio, and significantly restored by Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, who acquired the estate in the late 1990s and spent about 16 years and close to $100 million on the near-perfect expansion and remodel.  

Dallas-based banker, financier, investor, businessman, and professional poker player Andy Beal bought the estate almost a year ago from Hicks. The location: primo Preston Hollow. George and Laura Bush are nearby. The address is almost as long as the driveway: 10000 Hollow Way Road.

The auction takes place Dec. 20, with Dec. 19 as a preview day. Allie Beth Allman, who has had the property since March of 2015 when it was listed for $100 million, is the listing agent. It was the owner, she told me, who decided to bring out the auction gavel.

There is no reserve. That means, there is no baseline bid required to begin, such as at, oh, let’s say $20 million.

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