Invitation-Only Network Offers Worldwide Exposure for Luxury Homes


Comprised of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, The Ebby Halliday Companies are the exclusive North Texas members of Luxury Portfolio International®. This invitation-only network gives us strong connections to well-respected firms in 30-plus countries and a referral program that makes more than 40,000 client introductions each year more than any other real estate organization.

At The Ebby Halliday Companies, we re proud to be part of the world s foremost luxury real estate network and we take pride in introducing you to some of the world s most-exceptional properties whether they are in Dallas-Fort Worth, across America or across the globe.

Represented by Luxury Portfolio affiliate Hilton & Hyland, the legendary Beverly House in Beverly Hills, Calif., is sited on approximately 3.7 flat acres atop a private knoll three blocks from Sunset Boulevard. In addition to hosting John and Jacqueline Kennedy during their honeymoon, Beverly House also played a character in the classic movies “The Godfather” and “The Bodyguard.” The property is offered for $115,000,000.

Architect Gordon Kaufmann designed this legendary masterpiece of luxury real estate. Built of terra-cotta stucco, the H-shaped residence features a perfect combination of Spanish and Italian style, with intricately carved ceilings and paneled walls, French doors, balconies, arched ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, which overlook the famous cascading waterfalls to the pool and the Venetian columns beyond the pool house.

Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst moved to Beverly House in the late 1940s from his San Simeon estate and spent the remainder of his life there. The main level includes a 50-foot entry hall with loggia, a living room with 22-foot high arched and detailed ceilings, and the famed library with hand carved woodwork and staircase leading to second story wrap-around balcony and bookshelves.

The billiard room contains herringbone parquet floors and a massive carved stone fireplace mantel from San Simeon. There is also a formal dining room, breakfast room, and family room with outdoor terrace accommodating up to 400 for sit-down dining.

A garden level contains an art-deco nightclub, wine cellar, and one of two projection rooms in the residence. Another level contains spa facilities with a gym and massage room. The second story contains double masters, guest suites and staff accommodations.

Additional features of Beverly House include a commercial kitchen, owner s and staff offices, outside staff accommodations, lighted tennis court with indoor bar and media center, guest house above eight-car garage, separate security cottage, separate two-bedroom apartment and two-story gate lodge with kitchenette and four bedrooms.

For more information about Beverly House, visit luxuryportfolio.com and enter Web ID: HRBQ.

Of The Day: Walk-In Closets


Today is a dreamy day for the Of The Day series! Today, we explore walk-in closets. Whether you’re a clothes horse or not, everyone knows the dream of the walk-in closet. They’re the Carrie Bradshaw, Princess Diaries, celebrity rooms that just sweep a girl off her feet. A wall of shoes, a drawer for every piece of jewelry, a separate area for jackets and long dresses and shirts and pants- a place for everything and everything in its fabulous, colorful place. We may not have these famous closets on the market, but we do have some pretty amazing rooms of our own. Feast your eyes, ladies!

17623 Cedar Creek Canyon, Dallas, TX

6803 Lovington, Dallas, TX

5738 Belmont Avenue, Dallas, TX

5834 Richmond Avenue, Dallas, TX

5240 Silver Lake Plano

5204 Silver Lake Drive, Plano, TX

Just imagine filling these rooms with your own things! And make sure you check out the rest of these homes by following the links and pictures above. Thanks for catching up with OTD! This is the last one of the week, which means it’s Friday and we’re happy, happy, happy. Have a great weekend everyone! See y’all next week!

Fresh Listing Friday- On Par in Plano


Happy Friday, all! For this week’s Fresh Listing Friday we’re heading to a wonderful property in Plano.

The house at 1704 Cliffview Drive is a beautiful traditional with gorgeous views of three holes and a lake on the Gleneagles Golf Course.

It has a whopping five bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, 6,316 square feet, and three garage spaces. The list of amenities just seems to go on and on in this home.

The spacious kitchen, which is open to the breakfast area and a wall of windows, features granite countertops, tons of cabinetry and storage space, a center island, stainless-steel and built-in appliances, a breakfast bar, two sinks, and two dishwashers.

The first floor master suite has lots of natural light, a fireplace, a sitting area, crown molding, a cedar closet, dual vanities, and a steam shower.

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Upstairs, there is a large media and game room with vaulted ceilings, a wet bar, and a wrapped porch with wonderful views. Then, outside, there is a covered patio for dining and entertaining and a pool and spa, all surrounded by lush, green views of the golf course, lake, and rows of tall trees. This home and it’s property are simply gorgeous. You just have to take a look at all of the pictures yourself. If you’d like more information, contact The O’Gorman Group at 972-715-0190 or theogormangroup@ebby.com

To see all the homes that hit the market this week, even if they’re not with Ebby agents, click here.

We hope everyone’s had a wonderful week and we thank you for returning to the Ebby Blog to see what this week’s Fresh Listing Friday had in store!

Comprehensive Education and Training is the Ebby Halliday Way


Shown, from left, are City of Dallas Conciliator Barksdale Haggins, Fair Housing Assistant Director Beverly Davis and Senior Public Information Representative Chalisa Warren.

 

 

Thirty-two Ebby Halliday sales associates and staff members recently attended a continuing-education class on Fair Housing hosted by Ebby s Career Development Department. The class featured a panel of senior members of the City of Dallas Fair Housing division, including Fair Housing Assistant Director Beverly Davis, Senior Public Information Representative Chalisa Warren and Conciliator Barksdale Haggins.

This class is part of our ongoing efforts to educate Ebby associates and staff members on the importance of Fair Housing, says Debbie Watson, director of professional development for Ebby Halliday. We are working together with Fair Housing officials to ensure that everyone is treated equally and that each person can own the home of his or her choice.

The Fair Housing class is just one of many specialized training opportunities available to members of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The Ebby Career Development Department hosts more than 300 classes a year and continues to be a true differentiator for the firm s Associates and clients. To learn more about professional development and education at the Ebby Halliday Companies, click here.

Preston Plano Parkway Associate Blane Richard Creates Winning Design for Team Ebby


Shown, from left, are Preston Plano Parkway Associate Blane Richard, President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Mary Frances Burleson, and Preston Plano Parkway Manager Bill Tucker.

Congratulations to multi-talented Ebby Preston Plano Parkway Associate Blane Richard, who created the winning design for Team Ebby s 2013 Corporate Challenge T-Shirt. Blane s design emerged at the forefront of many great entries in the competitive companywide design contest.

The 2013 Corporate Challenge, benefitting Special Olympics Texas, kicks-off Friday, August 16, with an Opening Ceremony. Produced by the city of Richardson, the Olympic-style competition between approximately 50 North Texas companies involves more than 20 athletic and non-athletic events over a two-month period to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Texas.

To date, the Corporate Challenge has raised $1.1 million for Special Olympics. For more information about the Corporate Challenge, visit cor.net/cc.

Remember to follow Team Ebby s winning ways on major social media. We re in it to win it. Game on!

Of The Day: Recently Reduced


Buying a house is a major life decision, one that has a lot of factors and requires time and effort from all parties involved. These things mean commitments, and perhaps the biggest commitment of all is the financial commitment. Once you figure out how much you can afford and decide on a reasonable budget, that’s when the house hunting and fun begin. And, if you’ve got a great realtor (like an Ebby agent 🙂 ), they’ll get you in your perfect home in your ideal price range. Sometimes the magic really happens though, that moment when the home that’s just out of the reach of your budget has a price reduction! This is a time to be happy, happy, happy! Today we’re featuring Ebby listings in a range of prices and areas that have been recently reduced. If you’re in the market for a home, hurry to the phone, because reduced houses often fly off the market!

5237 Runnin River Drive, Plano, TX

Was $2,575,000. Now $2,495,000 (-$80,000)

6475 Norway, Dallas, TX

Was $1,625,000. Now $1,575,000 (-$50,000)

Open House this Sunday, August 18, from 1-3 p.m.

6238 Lafayette Way, Dallas, TX

Was $1,095,000. Now 1,073,000 (-$22,000)

800 Timberwood Lane, Fairview, TX

Was $999,000. Now $899,000 (-$100,000)

1100 Sloan Crossing, Fairview, TX

Was $879,000. Now $850,000 (-$29,900)

632 Calm Water Cove, Princeton, TX

Was $875,000. Now $795,000 (-$80,000)

2712 Moffett Court, Plano, TX

Was $725,500. Now $700,000 (-$25,500)

9915 Ontario Lane, Dallas, TX

Was $699,000. Now $670,000 (-$29,000)

Open House this Sunday, August 18, from 2-4 p.m.

2244 Cardinal Boulevard, Carrollton, TX

Was $559,000. Now $549,900 (-$9,100)

Y’all, we’re all jazzed up about these properties! We are going to be watching them like hawks to see how quickly they (and the other recently reduced Ebby properties) sell! You can guarantee it’ll be fast. Did you notice that two of these home are open this weekend? We might just drop by and take a look, too!

Thanks for catching up with Of The Day! And guess what?? Tomorrow’s Friday!

Luxury Real Estate Market Rebounds as U.S. Economy Strengthens


Luxury Portfolio International® members across North America are reporting a steady increase of activity in their respective markets while the economy continues to strengthen. As high-end buyers unleash pent-up liquidity, it s become apparent that the luxury market has turned a major corner.

1610 Enclave Court in Southlake. Listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors Beverly Spillyards for $2,250,000, this home sold in only 21 days. Ebby s Chip Reid brought the buyer.

In North Texas, the luxury market is thriving. Year-to-date luxury home sales in the Dallas-Fort Worth market are up 23.2% over the same period last year, says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®. “It is not at all unusual for a well-priced home to draw multiple offers immediately after going onto the market.

1843 Broken Bend Drive in Westlake. Listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors Donna Trayler for $2,024,900, this home sold in only 34 days. Ebby s Paulette Greene brought the buyer.

According to Stephanie Pfeffer, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio International®, the positive growth is a trend most markets are experiencing. Virtually all of our members are reporting dramatic increases in the luxury segment, and by all indications this is a trend that will continue, Pfeffer says.

5330 Pebblebrook Drive. Listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors Cindy O Gorman for $1,100,000, this home in Dallas Russwood Acres sold in only 11 days. Ebby s Karen Keegan brought the buyer.

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, are the exclusive North Texas members of Luxury Portfolio International®. This invitation-only network provides strong connections to well-respected firms in 30-plus countries and a referral program that makes more than 40,000 client introductions each year more than any other real estate organization. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International®, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Of The Day: Contemporary & Modern


Today we’re taking a look into the design side of real estate. We love all of our homes and the unique design styles they represent, but today we’re featuring some contemporary and modern rooms that caught our eye. It’s not always easy to tell these two apart, and honestly we love it all too much to mind the difference. But, these designs seem to be all about lines, minimalism, and what’s hot right now. Though not everyone chooses to embrace these styles, we think they’re a bold and artful way to decorate. Take a look at these five homes and the contemporary and modern rooms they have to offer. You’re going to want to open the links, because these homes are filled with eye-catching design throughout.

17527 Oak Mount Place, Dallas, TX

14003 Highmark Square, Dallas, TX

5805 Bent Oak Court, Dallas, TX

1611 Cape Hatteras Place, Rockwall, TX

5208 Stone Arbor Court, Dallas, TX

We hope you had some time to look through these homes. Their design, among amenities and features, just called to be noticed. Remember, you can always search for your desired home features by typing in keywords on our advanced search page -it’s one of our favorite ways to discover fabulous homes among our large inventory! Thanks for catching up with OTD, have a wonderful (and, if you’re in DFW, rainy 🙂 ) afternoon!

Of The Day: Dalworthington Gardens


A self-proclaimed “rural oasis in the heart of the metroplex,” Dalworthington Gardens is located just under 30 miles from Dallas, under 17 miles from Fort Worth, and under five miles from Arlington, in Tarrant County. This city is home to many historical markers and was established under the National Industrial Recovery Act during the Great Depression. Interesting fact- Dalworthington Gardens gets its name from a combination of Dallas, Forth Worth, and Arlington! With a name like that, how could the homes here be anything less than fabulous? Today we’re taking a peak into four homes, now listed with Ebby agents, in this unique city.

2806 Katherine Court, Dalworthington Gardens, TX

2804 Katherine Court, Dalworthington Gardens, TX

1 Home Place Court, Dalworthington Gardens, TX

3518 Estates Drive, Dalworthington Gardens, TX

How amazing are these homes? We would love to tour each one. If you feel the same way, click any of the links or pictures above to get more information on the home and the Ebby listing agent.

For more homes in Dalworthington Gardens, even if they aren’t listed with Ebby agents, click here.

Thanks for catching up with Of The Day. We love this series and all the unique homes and places it takes us to, and we hope you do too. Have a great Tuesday!