Grand Vie Fall/Winter 2012 Has Arrived

It’s hard to believe, but the ninth edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living has arrived! Over the past three years, this luxury magazine has garnered a reputation for featuring some of the area s most beautiful, architecturally significant and prestigious addresses in our area and across the world. Each edition has been chockfull of homes proudly represented by topnotch sales associates who know how to discreetly and adeptly represent their client s best interest.

And this edition charges on with the tradition!

In addition to direct mailing to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Metroplex, this edition will be distributed at numerous charity and social events such as the John Staub Awards Gala, the Preservation Dallas 2012 Fall Architectural Tour, Crystal Charity Ball luncheons and the 13th annual Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association Homes for the Holidays Home Tour.

We’re also proud to introduce some exciting new additions in this issue. We take you inside the homes of some of your favorite celebrities which are currently offered for sale through Luxury Portfolio International, our exclusive luxury property network. Just in time for holiday gift giving, note our LuxeTrends section featuring relaxing getaways, innovative gadgets, and luxury home must-haves like refrigerated beauty drawers for your master bath. Speaking of the holidays, imagine spending yours with the ones you love at a family getaway right here in the Lone Star State. In this section you ll find a treasure trove of one of Texas best traditions ranches and lake houses. Guest columnist and real estate blogger Candy Evans explores many options, from large to small. She even found a modern day Southfork – complete with a baseball field.

Our exquisite cover home, a French country estate in Old Preston Hollow, is designed by the incomparable Robbie Fusch. This stunning property presents the perfect combination of elegant and comfortable living. Once inside, this family home features enviable details that will be the backdrop for years of memories with family and friends.

Prestigious Bluffview is the setting for the exceptional landmark estate property designed by Wilson Fuqua. Offering superior construction and classic design with interior modernist sensibility, you will not want to miss touring this home.

Our Spotlight On highlights the recent John Staub Awards Gala presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. This event recognizes the best in design and craftsmanship produced by Texas-based architects, landscape architects, interior designers and artisans all the while raising funds for the ICAA-Texas Chapter s programming and scholarships.

North Texas has enjoyed an invigorating real estate market over the last few months and we are honored to be a part of these special occasions in your life. As we celebrate another edition of Grand Vie, we also celebrate our clients who place their trust and confidence in us.

We think you will fall in love with this fall/winter edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. We certainly loved creating it.

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