Supreme Auctions has a Preston Hollow property that’s so exclusive, we can’t really tell you the address. We can tell you this 6,782-square-foot luxury estate is called Avalon Hollow and in cooperation with Vicki Mox of RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, it’ll be auctioned off live on-site with no reserve on Saturday, Oct. 19, selling to the highest bidder regardless of price.

Let’s start with the location. Preston Hollow is such a hallowed part of town that many a debate has been waged here on CandysDirt and elsewhere about its proper boundaries: Hillcrest Road to the east, Midway to the west, Northwest Highway to the south, and Royal Lane to the north? Or is Midway too far west? Does Preston Hollow end at Inwood Road? Is Strait Lane part of Preston Hollow? Preston Hollow purists even claim that the stretch of large stone and brick mansions that replaced the sprawling one story ranches west of Preston Road — Deloache, Norway — is technically not Preston Hollow. Residents have a right to be picky. Famous faces, from George W. and Laura Bush on Daria and Mark Cuban on DeLoache and Hollow Way to former Dallas mayors Tom Leppert (Alva Court, sold) and Laura Miller (Dentwood, stunning) choose to live here because of its gorgeous estates, huge trees, creeks and ponds on spacious, lushly landscaped lots. Proximity is the best: just five miles north of downtown.

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The city of Allen might be best known for its 18,000-seat, $60-million-dollar stadium of controversial grandeur like we’ve never seen before, but it’s not even the biggest or most expensive in Texas. Those respective credits go to the 1976-built Memorial Stadium in Mesquite, which seats 19,400 people and Katy ISD’s Legacy Stadium, which cost $70.3 million to build. But Allen’s top-rated schools are just some of the compelling reasons why 100k people call this central Collin County city home.

Long before it was incorporated in 1953, the original township of Allen was a bustling railroad business district. In 1918, the Houston and Central Texas Railroad built a freight and passenger depot which still stands today as the Allen Heritage Center and Depot Museum. Just as population grew with the development of that railroad station, Allen blossomed again when U.S. Interstate 75 was built in 1960 and brought residents north of Plano. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, check out these three Allen homes we found all in the $400,000 range.

 

Suncreek Home Full of Upgrades

Address: 712 Baldwin Court, Allen

  • 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
  • 3,492 square feet
  • $454,900

Nika Arastoupour with Rogers Healy and Associates is hosting an open house for this 1999 Drees-built home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 in southwest Allen. The one-owner home has more than $50,000 in recent upgrades, including fresh paint, master bath remodel, kitchen remodel including high-end quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a farm sink, and a new roof. It’s located in highly-rated Plano ISD in the Suncreek neighborhood of Allen, where the median listing price is $450,000. (more…)