We know that our Maple Avenue-based Heritage Auctions is the undisputed leader in the online luxury auction business — the best place to buy art, jewelry, furnishings, handbags, books, manuscripts, wine … just about anything. They now have offices all over the world, and I do believe they have even surpassed Sotheby’s. Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer, the third largest auction house in the world, and the largest auction house founded in the US. 

And it all started right here in Dallas in 1976.

We know, too, that Heritage is in the real estate auction business and, in fact, successfully sold off the O’Neil Ford-designed Penson estate on Armstrong Parkway last year for $4.950M. Honda honcho Lute Riley bought the house and then tore it all downThey sold former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert’s Park City ski house for $4.2M, among many others.

Now comes a new division within Heritage Real Estate Auctions: The Executive Platform. The EP program will focus on moving middle priced properties, from $500,000 up to $2 million, with speed, transparency, and vetting.

“Our objective is, frankly, to disrupt the market in this active price range,” says Nate Schar, Heritage’s category director “Real Estate agents will be fully engaged and compensated. I think they are going to love the bandwidth we are able to provide for these properties given our vast database.”

Here’s the brilliant part: (more…)

This must mean I’m getting old. I remember when they BUILT Regents Park. I loved it then, I love it now. Regents Park would be the ideal place for my next home — not really downsizing, but right sizing in extreme elegance with zero exterior maintenance, but NOT a condo. Regents Park was built in 2003, as the Dallas high rise/brownstone/density living scene was just hitting the gas pedal. It is one of the most sought after living spaces in the Turtle Creek-Mansion Park area. What’s practically across the street?

The Mansion on Turtle Creek.

It is rare that these extremely well designed, commercially constructed homes are available. And 3522 Gillespie, marketed by Emily Price Carrigan, is just hot on the market. It offers four stories of beautifully designed, jewel-box perfection. (more…)