Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown Townhome


Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is located right in the heart of Uptown Dallas. From the Katy Trail to a bevy of restaurants, shops, and bars, just about everything is in walking distance from this fabulous townhome at 3210 Carlisle St. Unit 51H, like its location, is also loaded with amenities. Let’s take a closer look.

Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown TownhomeIt all begins with the beautiful stone and brick exterior of this townhome. It’s also outfitted with a contemporary sconce and a beautiful rich wood door. This unit has 3 stories with two bedrooms, two full baths, one half-bath, and an amazing 2,306 square feet of living space.


Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown TownhomeOnce inside you’ll see that no detail has been spared as you’re welcomed with high ceilings, crisp white walls, and travertine floors. The second bedroom is on the ground floor of the unit and includes an updated bath with a glass shower, granite countertops, and a large walk-in closet.


Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown TownhomeRight up the stairs are gorgeous hardwoods and a spacious open floor plan. The living area is large. With two couches, an entertainment unit and two great windows, this is the perfect space for hosting or relaxing. The dining space is also a wonderful area to entertain in because it allows for a large table with seating for six as well as two sideboards.  You can already tell that the kitchen is going to be amazing, but let’s get in closer.


Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown TownhomeDark wood cabinetry, light granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances define the luxury of this kitchen. You’ll also notice an island with seating, a built-in wine chiller, a pantry, and a window set perfectly over the sink.


Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown Townhome

Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown TownhomeWe’re giddy just thinking about the master suite on the third floor. It’s all just so spacious and gorgeous. There’s a sitting area in the bedroom and dark wood cabinetry, granite countertops, dual sinks, a glass shower, a soaker tub, and beautiful tiling throughout the bathroom. Even better? Look at this walk-in closet- talk about space! But wait, there’s more. The master suite has its own balcony. There is also a study located on this floor.


Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown Townhome

Fresh Listing Friday: Uptown TownhomeIf you’re not in love with this unit already, you will be when you see what awaits you outside. You have a private rooftop deck with stunning views of the Dallas skyline and Turtle Creek as well as access to a fabulous pool with two waterfalls.


This unit will go fast, people! We can almost guarantee it. It’s updated, move-in ready, and just waiting for someone to fill it with new memories. For more details, click on any of the images above.


To see all the properties that were new to the DFW housing market this week, click here.


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Tom Landry Classic Kicks Off


After legendary Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Tom Landry’s passing in 2000, the “Tom Landry Classic” was created to honor his legacy. For 14 years now, “the Classic” has had strong ties to Dallas-Fort Worth-area high school football programs and awarded scholarships to the schools’ student-athletes. Ebby Halliday Realtors is very proud to be a return sponsor of the Tom Landry Classic.


This year’s classic hosts the #1 Allen Eagles vs. the #4 Denton Guyer Wildcats on Friday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. at UNT’s Apogee Stadium. The following day, Saturday, August 30, at 7 p.m. at SMU’s Ford Stadium, the #8 Highland Park Scots take on the #9 Frisco Centennial Titans. As is often the case, each of the communities involved in the games is served by Ebby Halliday.


“Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three principles of service: service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday. “We are very proud to be a part of an organization that places service to others at the forefront of everything we do.”


Tickets to the Tom Landry Classic, available at participating schools, are $6 for students and $8 for adults the week of the game. Tickets are $10 on game day.

D-FW Weekend Round Up (8/28-8/31)

Your Weekend Round Up (8/28-8/31)

This weekend is filled with awesome music events and screenings of many classic films, but if you’re a football fan you know that this weekend also marks the return of the college season. Thank goodness it’s a long weekend, because we don’t know how you’re going to make time for all these fun events!


College Football: We don’t care which team you support, we can all be excited that college football is back! Tonight, August 28, marks a big kick-off to a weekend filled with the season’s first games. Texas A&M will face off against South Carolina beginning at 5pm. The fun continues with tons of huge games Saturday and then a Sunday match up between SMU and Baylor. You’re sure to find fans cheering on teams from every state at just about any venue in DFW with a TV.


Mockingbird Station Drive-In Movie: The last film screening of the summer at The Lofts pool at Mockingbird Station is tonight. The final (free) feature will be Wet Hot American Summer, a classic featuring big names like Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, and Janeane Garofalo.


Decks in the Park: This monthly event has caught on like wild fire. Tonight’s show features some of Dallas’ top DJs including, Jus-Stone, Tony Schwa, Jonene, Jeff Mitchell, and Phooka with MC S.O.U.L.JAH & Daddy J.


Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly: Friday night, August 29, at Gexa is bound to be a blast for fans of “R&B, Soul, and Funk Awesomeness,” as this band takes the stage with Patti Labelle and Ruben Studdard.


LEGO KidsFest: If you or anyone in your family is a LEGO fan, head to this three-day event featuring a Challenge Zone, a LEGO Model Museum, the LEGO Club & Master Builder Academy, a screening of The LEGO Movie and much more. It’s being held at the Dallas Convention Center and promises to be fun for builders of all ages.


Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock: The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW joins the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in two series this August, the second of which runs throughout this weekend. In celebration of Alfred Hitchcock, there will be a screening of six of his pivotal films, including two silent features with live music accompaniment. All screenings will be held in the Modern Art Museum’s auditorium.


Dallas DanceFest: This will be the inaugural year of a three-day event filled with the art of dance. Taking place at Dallas City Performance Hall, you can see some of the area’s finest groups including Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, and Dallas Black Dance Theater.


Clearfork Music Festival: If you like craft beer, live music, food trucks, art, and time by the water, you need to be at Panther Island Pavillion Saturday, August 30. Set on 40 acres on the Trinity River right near downtown Fort Worth, this festival is family and party friendly.


Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow: Indiana Jones fans rejoice, the popular inflatable screen is back on Saturday with a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark. This special showing, which celebrated the opening of the next Alamo Drafthouse, will be held outside Irving Convention Center. It will also feature live whip demonstrations, live snakes, food trucks, and more.


Mad Decent Block Party: Sunday, August 31, Zouk is hosting a wild outdoor party and concert. Headliners include Big Gigantic, Flosstradamus, Bro Safari, Waka Flocka Flame and more.


Summer Dollar Days: The Trinity River Audubon Center is offering $1 admission while summer lasts. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore this thriving part of Dallas and spend a day in the great outdoors.


August Dollar Days: Admission is just $1 at the Dallas Arboretum all month long. It may be hot, but the gardens and water pads help keep temperatures down.


Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through October 5, attendees can gaze upon the memorable clothes made for first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan by one of fashion’s biggest names.


Farmer’s Markets: Get your taste of local produce at one of the many farmer’s markets over the long weekend.


Image via ClearFork Fest Facebook Page

Irving Gets World-Class Entertainment Center


Hear a band at the music hall, swing in for an after-concert drink at one of several pubs; have a few laughs at a comedy club or see the latest blockbuster in a state-of-the art theater; celebrate a special occasion with an upscale meal at a swanky new eatery or just grab a quick slice of pizza for lunch. It will all be possible at The Music Factory, a one-stop-shop for a fun night out on the town and a perfect daytime diversion from office life. The Music Factory is slated to open in Irving in late 2015.


The official groundbreaking for this much-anticipated $165 million project is this Saturday, August 30, at 7 p.m. in the 300 block of West Las Colinas Boulevard near the Irving Convention Center.


“The groundbreaking this weekend marks the kick-off of a project that will give area residents and tourists alike a brand-new, world-class entertainment center,” says Kristi Davis, sales manager of Ebby’s Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell Office. “We’re super-excited about the positive impact this exciting new development will have on a part of the metroplex we already love.”


It’s not just any groundbreaking ceremony either – expect performances from members of Dashboard Confessional and The Apples in Stereo, food trucks, and a free outdoor screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” (The project’s developer is the Ark Group of Charlotte, N.C.)


Located just north of O’Connor between State Highway 114 and Las Colinas Boulevard, The Music Factory will be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination. The centerpiece of the project is an 8,000-seat, indoor/outdoor concert hall. The project will also feature a 50,000-square-foot plaza with a stage that will play host to fashion shows, farmer’s markets, food festivals and more. In its first phase, the project will offer 250,000 square feet of entertainment retail and restaurant space, including a just announced Alamo Drafthouse movie theater, a comedy club and 20-plus restaurant options.


Let the entertainment begin!




The Ebby House: A Place to Dream Big

This story by Stewart Lytle appeared on the front page of the DFW Real Estate Finder section of The Dallas Morning on August 24, 2014. 


Sabrina Porter, president and CEO of Juliette Fowler Communities, presents Ebby Halliday Acers with a chrysalis at The Ebby House ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Named for real estate legend Ebby Halliday Acers, The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities will be home and a classroom for young women who have aged out of the foster-care system.


The first young woman accepted to live in The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities in Lakewood has been in the foster-care system since she was a toddler. Like many foster kids, she became troubled as a teenager and drifted to various residential facilities, hospitals and finally to the streets.


She developed strong survival skills. At The Ebby House she will learn other life skills, like how to open and manage a bank account, wash clothes and walk onto a college campus with confidence.


Later this month, the first resident of the soon-to-open, former nurses’ dormitory will enter Dallas County Community College.


“She has hopes and dreams, and we are going to help her achieve them,” said Kristen Mazza, executive director of The Ebby House.


Named for Ebby Halliday Acers, philanthropist and founder of Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc., the house will soon be home to eight young women who have aged out of the foster system, but who are lacking the support system and life skills necessary to navigate early adulthood, said Sabrina Porter, president and CEO of Juliette Fowler Communities. Over the next five years, 16 former foster girls, ages 18 to 24, will live and learn many life lessons in The Ebby House.


Porter, a veteran warrior of helping young women make better choices, believes that The Ebby House is the fulfillment of the dream Juliette Fowler espoused before her death in the late 19th century. Dallas’ first philanthropist dreamed of caring for older adults, young female teachers and orphans.


In recent years, Juliette Fowler Communities has focused primarily on elder care. Its orphanage closed in the 1970s.


Porter, who came to Juliette Fowler three years ago, re-established an inter-generational environment at the Abrams Road community with the support of her 32-member board. Through collaborative efforts with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, foster care in Dallas is provided in a home within the retirement community, as well as throughout Dallas County. She brought in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, called Generations and Beyond School Walls.


With The Ebby House, Porter and her team will provide what the former foster girls and the senior residents need most – a big, interactive family.


Porter met Halliday at an event when they were seated together. Porter told the real estate icon about the new residential facility for young women and asked if she could name the house for Halliday.


The Ebby name has proven to be magic. It brought in scores of donors and volunteers who helped reconstruct the old dormitory, landscape the grounds and provide scholarships for the young women. Having Ebby as a role model, Porter said, will inspire each of the young women who live there to dream big.


If you are interested in how you can be involved with The Ebby House, contact Ms. Mazza at 214-515-1330.     



Feature We Love: French Doors

French doors are classic, beautiful, and fill rooms with light. Is there anything not to love about them? The answer is a definite no.


The special thing about these doors is that the can be opened as a pair with no obstruction between them. Whether they’re creating seamless flow for indoor/outdoor entertaining or opening up interior rooms to one another, French doors are one of our very favorite design elements.


Check out all the lovely ways they enhance the homes below…

Feature We Love: French Doors

Feature We Love: French Doors^From the living room: 6322 Desco Drive, Dallas & 2212 Forest Creek, McKinney


Feature We Love: French Doors^From the kitchen: 6322 Desco Drive, Dallas


Feature We Love: French Doors

Feature We Love: French Doors^Interior: 7731 Rolling Acres Drive, Dallas & 7979 Fallmeadow Lane, Dallas


Feature We Love: French Doors^From the master bedroom: 5 Briarwood Circle, Richardson


Feature We Love: French Doors^From the office: 7731 Rolling Acres Drive, Dallas


Feature We Love: French Doors^ To the patio: 902 Beechwood Drive, Richardson


This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Beer, BBQ, and business expansions are the highlight of this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Of course, you’ll also find other things like wine-paired dinners, raw bars, and where to partake in a spicy donut eating contest.



Rahr & Sons Pint Night: There are two pint nights planned for tonight, August 26, featuring Rahr & Sons craft beer. Grapevine residents can join in at Tobert’s and those in Weatherford and partake at Big John’s Burgers & Beer.


“The Argentine Way” Dinner: The monthly Wine & Food Dinner at Sevy’s Grill is tonight. Featuring wines from Argentina, the menu includes sea bass, lamb with summer vegetables, whole roasted ribeye, and a dulce de leche panqueque.


Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where you can find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week in Dallas.


Hopped up Cinema: Tonight, Alamo Drafthouse and Deep Ellum Brewing Company are teaming up to introduce the brewery’s newest IPA while you watch a screening of Army of Darkness.


Proof + Pantry: Wednesday, August 27 marks the opening of a new restaurant in One Arts Plaza. It’s the newest venture from the partners behind Driftwood and has been described as a “multi-faceted American restaurant and bar featuring progressive, yet approachable American fare along with a diverse and original bar program.”


Rahr & Sons Plates & Pints: Del Friscos Fort Worth is hosting a dinner on Thursday, August 28, featuring a special selection of Rahr & Sons beer. The menu includes scallops, grouper tacos, lamp chops, and Nutella and peanut butter bread pudding.


Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival: Three days of barbecue competitions and blues music begins on Friday, August 29. Local chefs and blues bands will have you eating and dancing your way through Labor Day weekend.


Hypnotic Donut Eating Contest: Saturday, August 30, the Dallas location of Hypnotic Donuts is holding a “Beat the Heat- World’s Spiciest Donut Eating Contest.” Yes, we said the Dallas location, because they will open a second location in Denton on September 3!


Labor Day Lobster Boil: Driftwood is hosting a day of seafood and live music on Sunday, August 31 to celebrate the holiday. There will be a raw bar, Maine lobster, New England-style corn and potatoes, and a live DJ to keep the party going.




Canne Rosso Fairview: The local favorite opened its fourth pizza location in DFW on Friday, August 22 in the Village at Allen/Village at Fairview shopping center.


Dallas Chocolate Festival: It’s time to buy tickets for the 5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival. It will take place Saturday, September 13 at the Addison Conference Center. There will also be some workshops to attend the next day in Trinity Groves.


Dee Lincoln: The restaurateur is set to open a new spin on Dee Lincoln Steak Bar in the Shops of Highland Park in the location formerly occupied by La Duni. It’s expected to open in the first quarter of 2015 and there are plans for a patio and lots of wine. You’ll also find more burgers, pizza, and there will be Sunday brunch.


Ketchup Burger Bar: The Uptown burger and fries joint is getting revamped with a new name. Now called The Sir, the restaurant will stick to burgers and fried food, including wings and a new cocktail menu.


Pakpao New Locations: The second and third locations of the restaurant are set to open in 2015. One will be located in the new development, Preston Hollow Village, and the other will pop up in Plano.


Rusty Taco: Since the passing of founder Rusty Fenton just over a year ago, the beloved taco shop that got its start on Greenville Ave. has only continued to prosper. Yesterday, we found out Buffalo Wild Wings made a majority investment in the company, which currently has nine locations in Dallas, Denver, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Stay tuned for what will happen next. 


Social House in Fort Worth: The restaurant, which already has locations in Uptown and Addison, is set to open it’s third location in Fort Worth in late September or early October. It will occupy the space formerly used by Brownstone on the West 7th District.

Image via Driftwood Facebook

Million Dollar Showcase

It’s no secret that we love to look at photos of homes for sale. No matter the location or price, it’s always fun to get a look at the different ways that people go about designing their dream spaces. We sell houses, but it’s the buyers who turn them into homes.


Some of our favorite homes to peek into are the luxury listings in D-FW. Over the last two weeks we’ve had five new million and multi-million dollar listings come on the market. Check them out below and click for even more pictures!

Million Dollar Showcase- 1724 Wisteria ^$3,400,000: 1724 Wisteria Way, Westlake


Million Dollar Showcase- 3007 Ridgecrest ^$2,500,000: 3007 Ridgecrest Drive, Southlake


Million Dollar Showcase-4005 Southfork^$2,179,000: 4005 Southfork Road, Southlake


Million Dollar Showcase- 6838 Velasco^$1,350,000: 6838 Velasco Ave., Dallas


Million Dollar Showcase- 3217 Wellshire^$1,050,000: 3217 Wellshire Court, Plano

Photos via & Shoot2Sell

Toyota Scouts North Texas


We hope you saw Terry Box’s recent story in The Dallas Morning News about Toyota’s arrival in North Texas. We always enjoy Terry’s writing and we just loved the fun map illustrating his story.


The map, which coins the term “Toyotaville” for the site of the automaker’s new North American headquarters in Plano, highlights some of North Texas’ most-prominent companies, including Toyota’s new neighbors at Legacy Business Park, Frito-Lay (dubbed “Potato Chip Place”) and J.C. Penney (“James Cash City”).


A few other North Texas businesses to make it onto the map include 7-Eleven (“Slurpee City”), Kimberly-Clark (“Diaper Downs”) and the Mark Cuban Cos. (“Sharktown”). But, of course, our favorite is “Ukuleleland” aka Ebby Halliday Realtors. In case you didn’t know, our beloved founder, Ebby Halliday, is well known for her penchant for playing “Happy Days are Here Again” and other fun songs on her ukulele.


As Terry’s story recounts, over the next 30 months, Toyota will pack up its North American headquarters in California and move to Plano. The relocation could involve up to 4,000 employees and their families. Hundreds of others who work at businesses associated with Toyota are also likely to be coming to North Texas soon.


The first organized visits to the area began last week, with 200 Toyota employees arriving to learn more about North Texas and check out neighborhoods and schools. Two waves of employees will arrive each weekend for the next 27 weeks.


Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to extend a warm Texas welcome to Toyota, its employees, their loved ones and associated businesses. Welcome to the neighborhood. We’re glad you are here!


Map illustration: Dallas  Morning News Staff Artist Michael Hogue  



Ebby Offers Multilingual Service



Regardless of your preferred language, at the award-winning it’s easy to find an agent who is fluent in that language. Here’s how: Simply click on the Agents and Offices tab at the top of the home page, select Agent Directory and use the pull-down menu for Languages.


A few of the languages spoken by Ebby Associates include Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Danish, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese.


Many Ebby Associates who speak a foreign language offer the ability to search the Multiple Listing Service in that language as part of their Agent page. In addition, you’ll find a link to multilingual search capabilities at the bottom, left-hand side of the site.


Regardless of your preferred language, Ebby Halliday Realtors and offer homebuyers and sellers considerable advantages. Long considered the gold standard in real estate websites – and adding innovative technology regularly,­ such as the only search by light-rail station capability in North Texas – is the place to be to start your home search today.