Fresh Listing Friday: Museum-Like Contemporary

Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to the secluded Prestonwood Creek neighborhood of Dallas, where privacy meets tasteful design – all in the Richardson Independent School District. The architecturally significant, soft-contemporary residence at 6443 Riverview Lane offers a unique living experience with a museum-like finish out – a true work of art in and of itself and an entertainer’s delight.


Need-to-know details:

• Soft-contemporary masterpiece, offered for $1,585,000
• 6,588 square feet: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3 half-baths
• Open floor plan, high ceilings, plentiful natural light, commercial lighting, large rooms
• Bar area, spacious, second-level art studio/game room
• Spacious backyard with creek views, pool, large play area, water feature, BBQ area


Front Exterior


Living Area

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Formal Dining Area

Second Living Area

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Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen


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Master Suite

Second Level Walkway

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Game Room/Art Studio


Rear Exterior


To schedule a private showing, contact the Alan Levy Group at or 214-535-1777.

Child’s Play: Grand Vie Highlights Kids Rooms

Child's Play: Grand Vie Highlights Kids Rooms


In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Child’s Play,” featuring advice on designing the ideal bedroom for your child from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer.


“Your child(ren) should absolutely have a say in their room’s design,” says Geyer. “After all, it is their room. You want them to feel connected to and proud of it. I’m not saying they should drive the ship on the decision-making, but let them brainstorm with you on the color palette and functionality.”


While kids often want to highlight a particular theme, Geyer says that can get tricky. “If you choose something associated with a particular TV show or character, chances are your child will tire of it at some point – it’s the nature of growing up,” she says.


Kids rooms offer the perfect opportunity to have fun with bold colors and patterns, Geyer says. Using geometric shapes to paint a large-scale pattern on the bedroom wall provides a bold and impactful design. It also allows for a smooth transition into the older years. If you want to have a theme, consider painting it on a feature wall or using removable wallpaper or decals, which may easily be changed out as your child matures.


“Monogramming pillows and other items can instill pride and ownership for a child in their room,” Geyer says. “It helps define the space as theirs, created just for them. From large wall art and letter lights to embroidered linens and towels, adding their name or initials to a space helps make it their own.”


For more advice on designing the ideal child’s room, visit



Child's Play: Grand Vie Highlights Kids Rooms




Dallas Arboretum Welcomes ‘Cool Thursdays’

Food-Trucks111The Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays concert series is back and will continue each week through fall.


The series features a variety of singers each Thursday and will allow guests to relax on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery of White Rock Lake. Guests are also encouraged to bring picnic baskets, ice chests and coolers with their choice of favorite snacks and drinks. And, some of Dallas’ favorite food trucks will also be on site.


To purchase tickets for any concert, visit here.


Spring/Summer Concerts


April 28: The La Bamba (Tribute to Richie Valens)


May 5: Fast Lane (Tribute to the Eagles) – SOLD OUT


May 12: The Molly Ringwalds (World’s Greatest 80s Tribute Band)


May 19: Bruce in the USA (World’s No. 1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band)


May 26: All Funk Radio Show Band (Dallas’ Own High Energy Motown, R&B and Authentic Funk Cover Band)


June 2: Walk to the Line (Authentic Johnny Cash)


June 9: The McCartney Project (Paul McCartney, Wings and Beatle Tribute)


June 16: Satisfaction (The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show)


June 23: Supernatural (The Ultimate Tribute to Santana)


June 30: The Dallas Winds (A Patriotic Tribute to America)


Fall Concerts


Sept. 1: Paisley Craze (60s Music Anthology Band)


Sept. 8: The Limelight Band (Dallas’ Hottest New Party Band)


Sept. 15: Sting Police (A Tribute to Sting and the Police)


Sept. 22: Memphis Soul (Premier Motown Band)


Sept. 29: The Prince Experience (Prince Tribute Band)


Oct. 6: Emerald City (Dallas’ Favorite Variety Band)


Oct. 13: Turnstiles (The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band)


Oct. 20: A Hard Night’s Day (A Tribute to the Beatles)


Oct. 27: Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson Tribute)


Photos courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Circus is Coming: House of DIFFA, Circo Rouge

The Circus is Coming: House of DIFFA, Circo Rouge


DIFFA/Dallas’ 26th Annual House of DIFFA, Circo Rouge, takes place Saturday, May 21, at the Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas. This extraordinary fashion experience will include the Ebby Halliday Silent and Live Auctions, an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics and DIFFA/Dallas’ legendary runway production for close to 2,000 patrons enabling grants for HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas.


DIFFA/Dallas, formed in 1984, is the only HIV/AIDS organization in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS service organizations within our community. Highlighting the design community, the nonprofit hosts multiple events throughout the season including Burgers & Burgundy, DIFFA/Dallas Wreath Collection and House of DIFFA. Through your support and generosity, DIFFA/Dallas is able to make a significant impact in our community.


This event is sold out. Please contact DIFFA/Dallas to be put on the wait list. For more information, visit





Dallas Symphony Orchestra Arrives in Frisco May 7

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Arrives in Frisco May 7


For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


On Saturday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m., the Dallas Symphony presents Latin Fiesta, an evening of passionate tangoes, blazing dances and pulsating rhythms inspired by Latin America. The performance takes place at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive, in Frisco. Ticket are only $19 at

Fresh Listing Friday: North Dallas Charm

Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Dallas’ Richardson Heights neighborhood, which is served by the Richardson Independent School District. The exceptional opportunity at 7632 El Pastel Drive is situated on a large landscaped lot and offers plenty of charm and recent updates.


Need-to-know details:

• Charming traditional, offered for $389,900
• 2,215 square feet: 4 bedrooms and 3 baths
• Hardwood flooring, plantation shutters, sky lights
• Large covered patio


Front Exterior

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Living Area

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Dining Area


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Rear Exterior


To view this listing, contact Jessica McMurtrey at 214-763-2396 or

5 Easy Ways to a Greener Home




In celebration of Earth Day, we’re taking a look at the many ways you can go green at home. Below are five that will make a difference for our environment and lower your bills.


* Upgrade outdated appliances: 18% of a typical home’s energy bill can be attributed to appliances. Replace older models with Energy Star appliances and you’ll use 10 to 15% less energy and water.


* Monitor your temperature: Nearly half of a home’s energy usage goes toward heating and cooling. To cut consumption, keep filters clean, consider a new/more efficient furnace, use ceiling fans, and adjust thermostats while you’re away.


* Save Water: Put an aerator on faucets and install low-flow toilets to cut water consumption by half.


* Buy greener cleaners: There’s an abundance of green cleaning products these days, so there’s no need to clean with products that are toxic to the environment.


* Switch out bulbs: The upfront cost is higher, but replacing light bulbs with more efficient models will save you money. CFL bulbs use 66% less energy and last 10 times longer than standard bulbs.


Happy Earth Day everyone!

Treat Mom to Swiss Avenue Home Tour

Treat Mom to Swiss Avenue Home Tour


Mark your calendar now for the 43nd-Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Tour, which takes place Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. This year’s tour features six of the city’s most fabulous early 20th-century homes, including 5611 Swiss, sponsored by Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office.


This fun-filled event also includes an art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area, live entertainment, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches travelling between homes, freshly prepared food, ice-cold beverages, and more.


Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the weekend of the event. Purchase yours at the Whole Foods Market or Talulah & HESS in Lakewood, or at

A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

As everything outside turns a bit greener, it’s time to spruce up indoors as well. Spread spring fever inside your home by adding bright pops of color. From vases to throw pillows, here are a few of our favorite spring items that will transition beautifully to summer.


A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

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A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

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Diptych Original Art



A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

Bicycling Bunnies Bookends



A Few of our Favorite Spring Things

Turquoise Beaded Hemp Chandelier



A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

Coral Rhino Chairs

Brumbaugh’s Fine Home Furnishings


A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

Skating Dog Sculpture



A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

The Missoni Kew Pillow



To see more of our favorite spring things for your home, visit North Texas’ premier luxury-home magazine at


Fresh Listing Friday: North Oak Cliff Gem

Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday, all! This week’s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to North Oak Cliff – a booming and trendy neighborhood of Dallas that offers a diverse community, top-notch dining and shopping destinations, and some of the most charming residences. The home at 2119 Barberry Drive is no exception. This home has the charm of a classic cottage with all the conveniences of modern updates, making it a true (and hidden) gem.


Need-to-know details:


• Traditional, brick home in Stevens Park Village, offered for $394,900
• 2,072 square feet: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half-bath
• Hardwood flooring, spacious rooms, stainless-steel countertops, an abundance of windows
• Storage space, second-level guest suite, gated driveway, large backyard


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Second-Level Guest Suite

Rear Exterior


To view this listing, contact John Butcher of The Butcher Group at 214-415-9787 or