This week’s Suburb Sunday sends us to Southlake for three selections of simply gorgeous homes. (I just couldn’t resist the lovely alliteration.) One is transitional, another is modern, and the third is a geodome you have to see to believe. Which do you prefer? (Pick the dome!)


Modern Style in the Carillon Community

Address: 1816 Saint Philip Ave., Southlake

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 4,026 square feet
  • $1,150,000

Roxann Taylor of Engel & Voelkers Dallas Southlake has the listing for this modern custom home in the gated Carillon community that’s priced below appraisal. Beautiful stone and river rock line the pathway up to this zero lot stucco home. The kitchen with gorgeous floor to ceiling custom cabinets features a 14-foot waterfall island, farm sink, and stainless steel appliances including commercial grade range and vent, gas cooktop, oven, built-in microwave, and built-in refrigerator/freezer. Those same gorgeous cabinets are in the home office as well. Annual homeowners association fees of $2,300 cover front yard maintenance, common area maintenance, and full use of facilities including a community pool, catch-release pond, basketball, and walking trails. (more…)

You don’t typically think of bargain-priced properties when it comes to Westlake. Known as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Metroplex and home to celebrities and athletes alike, Westlake doesn’t have any homes priced under $1 million. At least not on the market right now. However, these three outstanding estates are great value for the purchase price, whether they’re priced below market value or they’ve been reduced several hundred thousand dollars. They’re not in everybody’s price range, but they’re three great homes to dream about for this Suburb Sunday.


It was back in 2014 that Engel & Volkers, a global luxury real estate brand that debuted in Germany, first made its entry into North Texas by merging with Roxann Taylor and Associates in beautiful Southlake. It was the company’s first foray into the Texas real estate market, its 28th U.S. shop. Founded in 1977, E&V started as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services to the high net worth of Hamburg, Germany. Their schtick: Euro-style concierge level of service to real estate clients from the folks who invented the word “uber”. Engel & Völkers has now become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial properties as well as yachts, castles and private aviation.

“They are European based and used to focusing on luxury,” says Laurie Moore-Moore of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. “They have a different perspective on the luxury consumer.”

In 2006, they franchised market share into Miami, marching on into 150 key U.S. markets. Like their fine autos, the Germans know how to create luxury, package, sell and service it. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of more than 5,000 real estate advisors (note advisors, not agents) in 34 countries across six continents.

Like an Apple store, E&V builds real estate showrooms, with every single store a clone so that when you see the clean, all-white brand, you immediately know what it is.

I knew Roxann had plans in 2015 and 2016 to expand E&V to Frisco, Park Cities and Dallas. And three new partnerships signal that expansion is about to happen: