Fresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial


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Happy Friday! This week’s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to the beautiful, unique home in East Dallas at 6338 Ellsworth Ave. This home is the ideal combination of character and updates and it’s in a great location.

 

Here’s the important information you need to know:

-Spanish Colonial, one story home listed for $559,900

-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,061 square feet

-Arched windows, a Spanish-style tile roof, a front porch, and open and covered patios in the fenced-in backyard

-Hardwoods and Spanish-influenced decor including tile work, a hacienda kitchen, lighting and a gas fireplace

-2 living rooms, vaulted and wood-beamed ceilings, formal dining room, and breakfast room

Fresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Front exterior showing the beautiful stucco, tile front porch and stairs, arched windows, tile roof, and landscaping Fresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Spanish-style front door and rounded entryway Fresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Main living room showing arched windows, natural light, wood-beamed, valued ceiling, hardwood floors and archways. The room flows well into the dining room, seen at the rear of the photoFresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Unique, Spanish-style gas fireplaceFresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Formal dining room. This space also has arched windows and is located off the kitchen Fresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Character kitchen with saltillo tile floors, stainless-steel appliances, open and closed cabinetry and unique tile backsplash and countersFresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Updated master bath with dual vanities, a walk-in glass shower, a soaker tub, and Spanish-style tile and architectural detailsFresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial

^Secondary bedroom with a wall of built-ins
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^Second bathroom showing Spanish-style tile work, an updated sink and vanity, and showerFresh Listing Friday: Spanish Colonial^The backyard, with open and covered patios with tile roofs, is perfect for year-round entertaining

Gorgeous, right? We love the character, charm, and unique style of this home.

 

To see all the home that were new to the DFW real estate market this week, click here.

DSO Coming to Frisco


DSO Coming to Frisco

 

This weekend offers another great opportunity to enjoy the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO concert series. You’re invited to experience the world-renowned Dallas Symphony and the music of Russian composers Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev and Glinka this Saturday, January 31, at 6:30 p.m., at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive in Frisco.

 

This year marks the third in a row that the Ebby Halliday Companies are sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

General admission tickets, available at DallasSymphony.com, are $19. Student tickets are only $9 when you enter promo code SBSTU at checkout.

 

 

 

DFW Weekend Update (1/29-2/1)


DFW Weekend Update (1/29-2/1)

We all know the highlight of this weekend is Super Bowl XLIX, but if you’re looking for something fun to do until then check out this list.

 

To see activities that are more food and drink centric, click here.

 

Thursday, Jan. 29:

Dallas Arboretum $5 Days: This is the last weekend that admittance to the wonderful world of the Dallas Arboretum is just $5.

 

The Marvel Experience: Experience Marvel comics and superheroes like never before with the world’s only 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic theater, a state-of-the-art 4-D motion ride, and more. All the fun will be at Fair Park through February 1.

 

Rhett Miller: The headliner of the Old 97’s will be at The Kessler with opener Daphne Willis.

 

Sarah Jaffe: The rock star and Texas native will be at Lola’s with opener Nina Diaz.

 

Friday, Jan. 30:

Big Head Todd & The Monsters: The rock band will play at House of Blues.

 

Marvel Universe Live!: See all of your favorite superheroes perform in a live-action show that includes stunts, martial arts, motorcycle jumps and more. Spider Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and their friends will be at American Airlines Center through Sunday and then at the Fort Worth Convention Center the next weekend.

 

Saturday, Jan. 31:

Melvin Edwards: Five Decades: A retrospective of the renowned American sculptor will be on display at Nasher Sculpture Center through May 10.

 

Paula Poundstone: The NPR personality and standup comedian will be at AT&T Performing Arts Center.

 

Sunday, Feb. 1:

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!! Just about any sports-loving spot with TV’s will be showing the game and most are running specials on wings, beer, and other game day treats.

 

Image via Nasher Sculture Center

What $1 Million Gets You in DFW


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We’re always interested to see what you can get for the money in different areas around D-FW. So, today we’re exploring seven homes that can all be yours for less than $1,000,000.

 

Take a look at a these remarkable homes for sale in Frisco, Dallas, Grapevine, Lucas, McKinney, and Irving.

What $1 Million Gets You in DFW

^$999,000: 3808 Greenbrier Drive, FriscoWhat $1 Million Gets You in DFW

^$985,000: 12105 Elysian Court, DallasWhat $1 Million Gets You in DFW

^$960, 000: 2224 Lakeridge Drive, GrapevineWhat $1 Million Gets You in DFW

^$950,000: 601 Isleworth Lane, McKinneyWhat $1 Million Gets You in DFW

^$950,000: 1605 Tokalaun Court, Lucas
What $1 Million Gets You in DFW

^$939,000: 2171 Hogan Drive, IrvingWhat $1 Million Gets You in DFW^$920,000: 7 Parliament Place, Dallas

Texas Cities Dominate Forbes List


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Dallas rounded out the nation’s top three fastest-growing cities on the new Forbes new list. With so many jobs being created in Texas, it’s no wonder that the Top 3 also included Houston at No. 1, and Austin at No. 2.

 

Amazingly, Texas held five of the Top 10 spots on the list, with Fort Worth at No. 8 and San Antonio at No. 10.

 

Cities on the list are categorized by Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or as Forbes says, “cities and their surrounding suburbs.” Dallas’ ranking also included Plano and Irving, while Fort Worth’s included Arlington.

 

Dallas’ credentials:

2014 population growth rate: 1.98%

2015 (Projected) population growth rate: 2.04%

Job growth rate: 4.1%

Unemployment: 4.91%

2014 Gross Metro Product Growth: 2.46%

Median pay: $67,500

 

To see the complete list of America’s top 20 fastest-growing cities according to Forbes, click here.

 

To learn more about residential real estate in the fast-growing D-FW region, click here.

 

 

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week’s events are all about beer, but if you like burritos, Girl Scout cookies, and Russian festivals we have some options for those, too! Don’t forget to check up on the latest openings and closings as well.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 27:

Buy Sofritas, Get a Free Chipotle Burrito: Head to your nearest Chipotle where a purchase of sofritas will get you a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos on your next visit through Feb. 28.

 

Vertskebap: The Austin-based kebap restaurant opened in Addison in October of 2014 and the Preston Hollow Village location opens today. Stop by for authentic kebaps, which are similar to panini sandwiches with meats, vegetables, and yogurt-based sauces. The Grand Opening will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 and will feature one free entreé per guest.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 28:

Community Beer Company Pint Night: Head to Greenville Bar & Grill for a pint night featuring the Community Mosaic IPA. Keep the glass when you buy the pint!

 

Lakewood Sin Mint and Girl Scout Cookie Pint Night at Luck: Get a taste of Lakewood Brewing Company’s latest creation, Sin Mint, at Luck in Trinity Groves. A special Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairing Flight will also be available.

 

Friday, Jan. 30:

Russian Winter Festival: The annual celebration runs from Friday to Saturday but begins Friday at 7pm in an ice pavilion at Hotel St. Germain. Offerings include an ice bar and a multi-course Russian and Eastern European-inspired dinner paired with vodka. Contact Hotel St. Germain for reservations.

 

Wine Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse: The owner of Napa Valley’s Keenan Wine will be at the steakhouse for a three-course, wine-paired dinner. Offerings include various red and white wines paired with pan-seared swordfish, dry-aged lamp chops, a Strip Loin tasting with roasted vegetables and a potato puree, and a mocha parfait for dessert.

 

Saturday, Jan. 31:

Community Beer Company Beer School: Head Brewer Jamie Fulton will guide you through all you need to know about beer on the last Saturday of the month. This month’s curriculum includes a history of beer, beer styles & samples, tasting techniques, brewing process, private tour and more!

 

Cooking Classes at Dallas Farmers Market: The Winter Session of classes continues Saturday with chef Hugh Steward of Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill. The theme is “Texas Kobe Beef.”

 

Saturday Brewery Tour at Deep Ellum Brewery: Every Saturday from noon to 3pm, pay just $15 at the door for a DEBC pint glass, three beers, and a live music. There are always food trucks onsite as well.

 

Sunday, Feb. 1:

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!! Just about any sports-loving spot with TV’s will be showing the game and most are running specials on wings, beer, and other game day treats.

 

News:

Bijoux: The Inwood Village restaurant will close on February 28 after eight and a half years of service.

 

Kin Kin Urban Thai: A fresh take on traditional Thai will be available in the former location of Cyclone Anaya’s on Oak Lawn in March or April. A Fort Worth location in West 7th is set to open in February and one at Preston Forest is expected to open this summer.

 

Oak: The restaurant’s chef, Brian Zenner, will leave the restaurant and will be replaced by John Tesar, of Knife and formerly of Spoon, in February. The menu is expected to be a union of Tesar’s creations at Rosewood Mansion and Spoon.

 

Pints & Quarts: A new burger joint will be opened by Midsmith owner Brooke Humphries on the corner of Ross & Greenville Ave. in April. It will have a “vintage gas station vibe” and sell quality fast casual burgers and flat top dogs all under $10.

 

Quesa: A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Cedar Springs at the beginning of February in the old Nuvo location. Expect authentic street food a la Mexico City and a full bar.

 

Time Out Tavern: The sports tavern on Lovers, lovingly called The TOT, has been sold by original owner Kevin McCormack to Aaron Saginaw. Saginaw has worked at The TOT for nearly ten years.

 

Robin Roberts Appearance Postponed


Robin Roberts Appearance Postponed

 

Tonight’s Tate Lecture Series Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture featuring Robin Roberts has been postponed due to Winter Storm Juno. Roberts was unable to leave New York City prior to the cancellation of flights resulting from the historic storm.

 

Roberts, the popular co-anchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America, a cancer survivor and author of “Everybody’s Got Something,” is just one of the intellectual and entertaining voices the Tate Lecture Series brings to Dallas. This season alone, the series has featured such luminaries as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, best-selling author and New York Times columnist David Brooks, world-renowned photographer Platon, and Pulitzer prize-winning author and presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be in the second year of a four-year sponsorship of the series. A portion of the proceeds from each lecture supports the next generation of leaders by providing full-tuition scholarships and study-abroad opportunities for exceptional SMU students. To learn more, click here.

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower


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Form meets function in the most beautiful of ways in today’s Feature We Love. Glass showers have become wildly popular recently because of their clean look and ability to open up a bathroom visually. This style choice enhances bathrooms of any size and design. But, why explain it with words when you can so “clearly” see the benefits of glass showers for yourself below?

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^1210 N. Winnetka Ave., Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^6421 Lavendale Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^12105 Elysian Court, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^4519 Cherokee Trail, DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^9744 Dartridge Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^6820 Southridge Drive, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^3030 McKinney Ave. #202, DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^5104 Malvern Drive, Plano

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^6218 White Rose Trail, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^7034 Hillshire Lane, Sachse

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville


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Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to the awesome home at 2801 Seven Shields Lane in Lewisville. We’re going to be picture heavy this week because this home has so much to offer.

 

Before we get to the pictures, though, here are the important specs you need to know:

-Traditional-style, two story home on one-third acre next to a greenbelt listed for $699,900

-5 bedrooms, 5 1/2-baths, 5,056 square feet and a three-car garage

-Covered front porch, beautiful landscaping, an outdoor fireplace, covered back patio, and a spacious fenced-in backyard

-3 living areas, a game room with a wet bar, a media room, and 2 staircases

-Hardwood flooring and vaulted and two-story ceilings

-Energy Star Certified

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^Front Exterior showing the stone and brick work gray roof, beautiful landscaping, and large windows   Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^Front Exterior showing the walkway, front porch, and iron front doorFresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^Home office off of the two-story entrance showing a close up of the hardwood flooring and the natural lightFresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^Main living room with a corner fireplace that has a gas starter but is woordburning. This room has backyard views and access and it is open to the breakfast area and kitchen (view below)Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^Stunning kitchen with white cabinetry and range hood, granite countertops, island with seating, stainless-steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry. The opening off to the back right leads to the formal dining room, creating great flow for entertaining Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^Second kitchen view showing the open flow between the kitchen, breakfast area, and living room. All areas are bathed in natural light from abundant windows as seen throughout the home Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

Fresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^The expansive first-floor master suite with a vaulted ceiling, sitting area, dual vanities with marble countertops, a jetted tub, and a walk-in shower. Not pictured is the walk-in closetFresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville

^Second story game room with a wet bar. Also on this floor are the media room and three bedroomsFresh Listing Friday: Luxury in Lewisville^Covered outdoor entertaining space with a fireplace. The spacious backyard is fenced in

See why we thin this listing is so awesome? To see all the wonderful listings that were new to the DFW housing market this week, click here.

Robin Roberts to Speak at SMU


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This coming Tuesday, January 27, Robin Roberts takes the stage at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium as part of the Tate Lecture Series Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture.

 

Roberts, the popular co-anchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America, a cancer survivor and author of “Everybody’s Got Something,” is just one of the intellectual and entertaining voices the Tate Lecture Series brings to Dallas. This season alone, the series has featured such luminaries as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, best-selling author and New York Times columnist David Brooks, world-renowned photographer Platon, and Pulitzer prize-winning author and presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be in the second year of a four-year sponsorship of the Tate Lecture Series. A portion of the proceeds from each lecture supports the next generation of leaders by providing full-tuition scholarships and study-abroad opportunities for exceptional SMU students. To learn more, click here.