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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Revitalized and booming, Dallas’ Uptown area is a long-time hot spot, reborn. It is the city’s hottest office and residential area, directly north of downtown with the finest array of dining in the city, high-end boutiques, vibrant nightlife, and salons. This creates an electric atmosphere, day and night, with lovely historic residential neighborhoods alongside newer developments.

Luxe high rises, sleek condominiums, and gated communities are just a few reasons Uptown is urban living at its best. Residents have many naturally beautiful areas to enjoy that are unique to this area, like Katy Trail, Reverchon Park, and Turtle Creek.

At the end of 2018’s first quarter, the undisputed real estate leader in Uptown is Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate in both total sales volume and total units for the area. The brand finished 2017 with almost twice the market share of its nearest competitor in MLS Area 17, which includes, Uptown, Downtown and Oak Lawn. Their listings are incredible!

“As an Uptown resident and Uptown property specialist, it’s been exciting for me to watch the area evolve and grow vertically — I’m proud to be a part of the company that continues to lead the way,” said Emily Ray-Porter, a Realtor with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. “I think it’s DPM’s unique focus and dedication to neighborhood-specific real estate that makes us so successful.”

I’ve found three that exemplify the kind of quality and luxury the brokerage is trusted to represent. 

 

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Lakefront Living Looks Lovely in These Three Homes, Repped by Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

About 60 miles southeast of Dallas, Cedar Creek Lake beckons residents for stress-free living in one of multiple communities. Many DFW residents buy weekend houses there because it’s about an hour from the city and makes for a quick getaway. 

“This is a huge lake that offers a relaxed lifestyle, but it’s close enough to have everything in the city, too,” said by Shelly Brown-Qualls with Ebby Halliday — Preston Center. “I lived down there for many years and now I live in North Dallas and have a lake home there, which I can get to in about an hour and ten minutes.” 

Almost every price point is represented around the lake, from budget-friendly to super luxe, and Ebby Halliday represents some of the best. I’ve found three that range in price from $199,999 to $1.9 million. Let’s take a tour. 

 

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Desirability Is Where It's at for the Residences at the Stoneleigh | CandysDirt.com

It’s the buzz around the Dallas real estate community, and units are 63 percent sold. This 22-story high-rise is one of the most coveted properties in the city, and I’ll tell you why…

The Residences at the Stoneleigh combine a rare real estate opportunity with superior service, luxury amenities, and an incredible location to nail the “desirability” angle. They’ve got it all. 

But don’t take my word for it — listen to John and Jessica East, who moved into the Residences at the Stoneleigh in January 2015, building out a shell. They say the hotel/spa experience living there was a top attraction.

“What I love about the Residences at the Stoneleigh is all the wonderful amenities we have here,” said Jessica. “You’ve got a beautiful pool on the third floor that overlooks the city — it’s very relaxing — you’ve got a gym with everything you need and nothing you don’t, as well as a health club with dry and wet sauna. You’ve also got wonderful staff that treat you like you’re the only resident that lives here.” 

Important to note: This is one of very few buildings in Dallas where homeowners can buy a shell unit and customize it to be whatever they want, creating their “space in the sky” with spectacular views from rooms and balconies. Floorplans range from 2,400 to 4,200 square feet, available also as finished units, and some balconies are as large as 240 square feet. 

 

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