Join the people of CandysDirt.com and the team from the Rueckert & Stewart Group of Compass for a staff party at an opulent home in Preston Hollow.

The gorgeous comfort of 4525 Catina Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229 boasts exquisite marble, natural light, expansive ceilings, and warm finishes. Check out the kitchen stuffed with professional-grade appliances, the resort-inspired pool, and the generous entertaining spaces, including a 2,400-square-foot terrace! 

“The elegance of the architecture reminds me of the timeless craftsmanship found throughout Italy, or perhaps along the Mediterranean coastline,” said co-listing agent Nilza Rueckert of the Rueckert & Stewart Group with Compass. “I’m brought back to my favorite places in the world, every time I step foot in Catina.” 

The “behind-the-scenes” construction is impressive, too, of this 1.18-acre property. 

“I’m astounded with the impeccable structural quality of Catina, from the geothermal HVAC system to slab reinforced with piers and steel-reinforced second story,” said co-listing agent Evan Stewart. “It’s rare that such a beautiful property is so incredibly sound in structure, but Catina truly amazes both in function, and design.””

This home has six bedroom suites, six full bathrooms, three half baths, two living areas, two dining areas, and 9,676 square feet on three stories. There is even a guest apartment complete with
bedroom, flex space, kitchen, and full bath that is permitted for a separate homestead, should the need
arise. 

This is a staff party you don’t want to miss! RSVP to jo@candysdirt.com and join us from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28!  

 

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Neighborhoods in Northwest Dallas are the focus of a lot of attention, like Old Preston Hollow, Davilla Drive Estates, and Ridgecrest Village. These areas are under 10 miles from downtown, close to desirable dining and shopping in the city, and an easy drive to the Dallas North Tollway and LBJ Freeway. 

It’s a fast-moving area and both buyers and sellers benefit tremendously from teaming up with an experienced Realtor from an established brokerage. Ebby Halliday Realtors has been serving the Northwest Dallas area for more than 70 years. 

I’ve found three properties represented by Ebby that show the caliber listing they offer in their roster. Shall we take a look? 

 

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Find an Incredible Urban Oasis with this 2-acre Bluffview Estate | CandysDirt.com

Sitting on 2.32 acres with mature trees, manicured landscaping, and a creek, one Bluffview estate is truly exceptional and the only property like it on the market now. 

The privately gated, French-style house at 4222 Cochran Chapel Rd. was designed by Richard Drummond Davis and built in 1996 by Breckinridge Nixon Homes and Clay Snelling. With its heavily treed lot, it feels like an urban oasis, yet it’s minutes from Northwest Highway and just 8 miles from downtown Dallas. 

“There are only 26 houses on this cul-de-sac street, each with acreage, so it is truly exclusive with almost no traffic,” said listing agent Dan Rhodes with the Rhodes Group at Compass. “At the end of the street is a park as well as the Bachman Branch creek, which runs through the neighborhood from Bachman Lake.” 

Inside, you’ll find spacious formals, a downstairs master suite, walls of windows, an oversized game room, and multiple patios, including a rooftop terrace. All in all, this home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 8,227 square feet on two stories. 

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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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