Enjoy the ambiance of the stately, one-of-a-kind custom home of Texas Rangers Hall of Fame inductee and All-Star Michael Young for our next CandysDirt.com Staff Party.

Dramatic touches like a sweeping staircase, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and beamed ceilings create a warm and luxurious space with Old World appeal in 7,715 square feet at 3508 Bryn Mawr Dr. in University Park. 

Created by Emerson Residential in 2006, this house has five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, one half bath, a designer kitchen, expansive master suite, and lovely outdoor area with a covered patio and fireplace.

“This University Park neighborhood is just a short commute to downtown Dallas and in the attendance zone for Highland Park ISD, a major draw for many,” said Alicia Chmielewski, Elite Auctions Market Director, Southwest. “An open floorplan and luxe amenities make this home appealing for the discerning buyer.”

This property will be placed for auction on Saturday, Sept. 1 (more on that below). Join us for the CandysDirt.com Staff Party from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, with refreshments provided. You can RSVP to Joanna England: jo@candysdirt.com. In the meantime, let’s take a look.

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Easability Is the Buzzword at the Residences at the Stoneleigh | CandysDirt.com

Easeability is the buzzword at one of Dallas’ most desirable luxury high-rises near Uptown, with stellar location and luxury amenities.

Life is just more convenient at the Residences at the Stoneleigh, a 22-story building at 2300 Wolf Street, nestled between historic Turtle Creek and energetic Uptown. It offers easy access to the Katy Trail, the Arts District, high-end shopping, and some of the city’s finest restaurants. 

Residents also get a concierge level of service, said general manager Will Terry, who has been in the hospitality business for over 25 years.  

“Anything we can do to make their life easier is what we try to do — our residents have stayed at some of the nicest hotels and homes in the world and so expect service to be of that five-star quality,” Terry said. “Not only do we bring their car around, we deliver their laundry to them, we can deliver their groceries, take them out of their car, bring up them up to their home, stock their refrigerator…it truly is a lock-and-leave kind of lifestyle.”

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On one of the most desirable streets in Southlake, there is a privately secure, gated property that is architect-designed and custom built by David Lewis. It sits on over 4 acres and is all about luxury with over 5,000 square feet. 

The house at 920 S. Peytonville Ave. is like no other and impresses from the moment you drive up. 

The current owners bought the property in 1999 and completely renovated it into a contemporary home in 2014, said listing agent Tracey Chamberlain with Ebby Halliday — Southlake. 

“When the 4.4-acre property was developed in 1994 from the original farmland, it was surrounded by a dirt airstrip for private pilots — a little red barn is still on this property today, although it is not currently used for animals,” Chamberlain said. “They worked with Fort Worth architect Archie Crow for a contemporary home that utilizes the best views on the property and then partnered with builder David Lewis. The result is a one-story home that accommodates their entertaining needs and flows seamlessly from the inside out.” 

This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half baths, three living areas, and an office in 5,175 square feet on one story, sitting on 4.44 acres. 

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Close to some of the best shopping, dining, and see-and-be-seen opportunities in the Park Cities, one University Park estate makes an impression in the St. Andrews Place enclave.

Located at 6016 Connerly Drive walking distance to Highland Park Village, this property is on a quiet street with little traffic, a place where you can hear the wind rustling the leaves through trees. Mature landscaping is part of the gorgeous drive-up appeal of this home, which sits on just over a third of an acre. 

“Connerly is built with exceptional quality and an amazing understated elegance — the layout is perfect and includes every possible amenity and a location that can’t be beat,” said Ebby Halliday Realtors listing agent Mary Poss. “It’s nearly 9,300 square feet with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half-baths in a lovely setting in the heart of the city.”

This home has four living areas, two dining areas, and three stories with an elevator, three-car garage and so much more! 

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On the north shores of Grapevine Lake, I’ve discovered an elegant Flower Mound waterfront home sitting on just over 1 acre. This beauty was recently reimagined and we’re going to be there July 14!  

Earlier this week, I wrote about the first property of our progressive staff party, the massive Chateau Du Lac mansion at 5905 Giverny. Now it’s time to talk about the second fabulous house, just 1.6 miles away. 

Located at 1200 Noble Way, this rare find will be offered at auction next month with no reserve by Elite Auctions. It is entirely updated with an on-trend color palette and transitional feel. It offers 7,993 square feet on two stories with a four-car garage, five bedrooms, five living areas, hardwood floors throughout, and over 5,000 square feet of outdoor living that feel like a resort. There’s even a six-hole golf green with three tee area and sand trap. 

Our staff party will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, and you can RSVP here. In the meantime, let’s take a look.

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Exquisite Chateau Du Lac Mansion Will Host Next CandysDirt.com Staff Party | CandysDirt.com

If you’re ready to have your jaw hit the floor, make plans for our next CandysDirt.com Staff Party on July 14. It will be a progressive affair looking at two exquisite properties and today, I want to show you the first, a massive Chateau Du Lac mansion in Flower Mound. 

Located at 5905 Giverny, this 14,906-square-foot manse sits on 8.34 acres, walking distance to Grapevine Lake. The gated homesite offers the utmost privacy and security while also affording the homeowner multiple lifestyle and entertainment options, including the ability to have both a helipad and horses!

Some of the features — and I could go on and on — include a ten-car garage, eight beautifully appointed bedrooms, a wine cellar that doubles as safe room, two full kitchens, a dining hall that can accommodate 28, and a pond with a well house and mill. 

Our staff party will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, and you can RSVP here. I’ll have another post on the second property later this week. In the meantime, you’ve got to see this one! 

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Walkable Neighborhood a Top Appeal for the Residences at Stoneleigh | CandysDirt.com

Walkable communities are getting more attention from homebuyers who crave the lifestyle. In addition to convenience, these places offer unexpected benefits to our health, environment, finances, and communities.  

Some 56 percent of millennials and 46 percent of boomers prefer walkable communities with a range of housing amidst local businesses and public services. 

We’re certainly seeing this trend around Dallas, particularly Uptown and surrounding neighborhoods. One of our favorites there is the Residences at the Stoneleigh , which gets a Walk Score of 86, meaning it is highly walkable. 

That was part of what attracted Paul and Mackie Ellenbogen and their beloved dog Ruby, who looked at a lot of condos in Uptown and the Turtle Creek area before deciding on the Residences at the Stoneleigh. 

“We thought that condominium life might be right for us [because] our children were grown and had moved to other cities, and we were ready to downsize,” said Paul. “We liked it for the location, the proximity to the Arts District, Katy Trail, the American Airlines Center, and to restaurants. We were first attracted to the Residences at the Stoneleigh because of its location, all the things that we could do.” 

The Residences at the Stoneleigh combine a rare real estate opportunity with superior service, luxury amenities, and that incredible location. They’ve got it all! 

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Modern, Industrial Coppell House Looks Like it Jumped Off the Pages of a Magazine | CandysDirt.com

Industrial contemporary meets organic in the architectural design of a truly original Coppell house we’re loving. It’s a custom three-story creation on almost an acre, like nothing else in North Texas, where attention to detail and creative style choices create something one-of-a-kind. 

From the moment you step onto the drawbridge walkway, crossing over the fishpond, you know you have arrived at 413 E. Bethel School Rd. Just on the other side of the 750-pound powder coated metal “speakeasy” door, the magic begins. 

“The homeowners built this as their dream house and they’ve been the only owners,” said Cathy O’Toole, one of the listing agents with the O’Toole Levan Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The most unique thing is it’s three stories and the whole bottom floor, not including the house structure, is a big storm shelter — you don’t usually get a basement in Coppell!”

This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, an office, and 6,148 square feet. It sits on 0.958 acres, so outdoor living is definitely part of the appeal. Let’s take a look!  

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