Fresh Listing Friday: Corinth Contemporary


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Friday has arrived and we are so excited about this week’s Fresh Listing Friday! The residence at 3706 Post Oak Trail is located in Corinth just south of Denton and offers cool, contemporary living in one single story.

 

Need-to-know Details:

• Custom contemporary, priced at $897,000
• 5,359 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 4.2 baths
• Open floorplan, sunken living room, stainless-steel appliances
• Outdoor cabana with gas hookup

 


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To view this listing, contact Karen Sefcik at KarenSefcik@Ebby.com or (972) 880-8464.

Ebby’s Frisco Office Raises $76,000 for TSRHC


Ebby’s Frisco Office Raises $76,000 for TSRHC

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office recently hosted its Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament. One-hundred percent of the proceeds, which totaled more than $76,000, will benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco. Recognizing the growing need, Scottish Rite is building a new ambulatory care center in Frisco, at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

 

This year’s charity tournament and after-party were held at Frisco’s prestigious Stonebriar Country Club. The event has grown over the years, from 50 golfers to this year’s 132 golfers and more than 265 attendees at the awards dinner and silent auction.

 

Stonebriar is one of the finest private country clubs in Texas and we were thrilled they once again hosted our charity tournament. Everyone had a great time benefitting a great cause. Their efforts remind us all of what’s truly important.

 

Today, at the Frisco Office’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon, Macaluso and our wonderful Frisco Associates presented Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children with a check for $76,145. Congratulations to everyone involved in this extraordinary effort!

 

To learn more about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, visit tsrhc.org.

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office is at 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 100, in Frisco. For more information about the office, its Associates and listings, visit frisco.ebby.com.

7 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning for the big day. Preparing a meal can be stressful regardless of whether it’s for a few friends or a large gathering, so we’ve rounded up seven important tips to help your Thanksgiving meal run smoothly. All these tricks can all be done in advance, leaving you more time to catch your breath between now and when your guests arrive.

 

Thanksgiving Tips


1. Take inventory

Make sure you have all of the cookware and kitchen tools needed to cook the menu you have planned. Broke your pie dish? Only have a dessert thermometer? Now is the time to grab the items that will help your meal succeed.

 

2. Make a prep list

Cooking a turkey, side dishes, and dessert can be hard to balance regardless of the size of your kitchen. Figure out in advance what recipes can be made ahead, which ones will take the longest to cook, and what dishes can share the oven space.

 

3. Make ahead and freeze

There are many dishes that can be prepared in advance and will freeze well. Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and sweet potato casserole are all good options to make ahead.

 

4. Thaw the bird

If you have a frozen turkey, make sure you leave ample time to thaw it. The rule of thumb is for every four pounds in weight, the turkey must thaw one day.

 

5. Utilize a cooler

Fridge space is prime real estate during Thanksgiving, but purchasing a cooler can help. Fill one with ice and you now have a space to temporarily store all the random jellies and condiments from your fridge that you can’t seem to part with, leaving you more space in the fridge to stock up on menu essentials.

 

6. Ask for help outside of the kitchen

Try not to overcrowd your kitchen by having guests help with tasks such as serving drinks, hanging coats, and entertaining children. If space allows, set up the drink station away from the kitchen.

 

7. Keep food warm

If the turkey takes too long to cook, don’t fret. Slow cookers, thermoses and microwaves are all great options for keeping dishes warm until you’re ready to enjoy.

Gingerbread Stroll Assists Area Children


 

Gingerbread Stroll Assists Community Partners of Dallas

 

You’re invited to “decorate” your holiday social schedule with the fifth-annual Gingerbread Stroll, which runs November 18 through December 1 at Highland Park Village.

 

Attendees may stroll among 11 Highland Park Village shops to admire and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses crafted by 11 of Dallas’ premier pastry chefs. All proceeds from the 2016 Gingerbread Stroll will benefit Community Partners of Dallas, which provides support for abused and neglected children.

 

Gingerbread Stroll Assists Community Partners of Dallas

 

Some of Dallas’ finest chefs will be producing festive masterpieces for the 2016 Gingerbread Stroll. Merchants showcasing gingerbread houses include Beretta Gallery, Bistro 31, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Leggiadro, MARKET Highland Park, Robert Talbott Carmel, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Royal Blue Grocery, Stella McCartney, Trina Turk and Village Barber Shop.

 

The Gingerbread Stroll has raised over $40,000 to support area children in need since its inception in 2011.

10 Fireplaces to Keep You Warm in the Winter


Winter is fast approaching, and while it might not be cold yet, we’re already in the mood to get cozy. For those of you that love curling up under a blanket with a good book and the soothing sound of a crackling fire, here are 10 swoon-worthy fireplaces currently on the market that will warm you up and give the kitchen a run for its money as the heart of the home.

 

Fireplaces4511 Normandy Avenue | University Park | $1,525,000Fireplaces
4915 Stanford Avenue | Dallas | $1,449,000
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1913 Cottonwood Valley Circle | Irving | $1,445,000Fireplaces
2 Savannah Ridge Drive | Frisco | $1,400,000
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4642 Edmonson Avenue | Dallas – Highland Park | $1,395,000
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6453 Pemberton Drive | Dallas | $1,395,000Fireplaces
18 Vanguard Way | Dallas | $1,375,000Fireplaces
5606 Meletio Lane | Dallas | $1,225,000Fireplaces
9259 Peninsula Drive | Dallas – Lake Highlands | $1,096,000
Fireplaces5007 Purdue Avenue | Dallas | $825,000

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way


 

 

 

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to serve as a drop-off location for the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive. The drives continues through December 12.

 

In 1984, Dallas Police officers created and developed Santa Cops, a program designed to assist members of the community who have been victims of crime.

 

The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years. In recent years, the program has been able to help more than 600 families annually.

 

New for 2016 is the addition of Kate’s Books! Kate is an officer’s daughter who had the idea to include books along with toy deliveries. This year’s goal is to collect and donate 1,500 new or gently used books to less-fortunate families.

 

The Santa Cops project typically delivers the fruits of its efforts on the Saturday before Christmas to the citizens of Dallas. The best part? Watching children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home.

 

Items needed:

*  new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages

*  new or lightly used books (see katesbooks.org)

*  diapers

*  new blankets, robes, slippers

 

Santa Cops often needs gifts for older kids. Suggested items:

*  sports items (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss sets, etc.)

*  bath gift sets

*  arts & crafts items

*  board games

*  age-appropriate books

*  skateboards

*  bicycles (Academy at 4045 N. Central Expressway in Plano is offering a package deal of $35 for both a bike and a helmet for any purchases made for Santa Cops)

*  bicycle helmets

 

You’re encouraged to drop by the corporate office of Ebby Halliday Realtors at 4445 Sigma Road near the Galleria between the hours of 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, to donate items to the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive. This simple act of kindness is sure to make your holiday season brighter!

Thank You For Your Service


A Sincere Thank-You to our Veterans

 

Today is Veterans Day, the day in which we honor those who have given us our freedom. To celebrate this important holiday, we’ve compiled some of the best quotes throughout history by veterans and for veterans:

 

“How important it is for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

 

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” – Thucydides

 

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

 

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

 

From all of us at Ebby Halliday, we offer a sincere thank-you to each of you who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military.

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Lakefront


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Happy Friday! We are so excited about this week’s Fresh Listing Friday.

Situated on two peaceful acres near Lake Lewisville, the home at 661 Alexandrite Drive encourages an indoor and outdoor lifestyle with its thoughtfully designed floor plan. Take a virtual tour and walk through the grand entryway that includes pillars, wrought-iron French doors, and iron lantern sconces.

 

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $975,000
• 3,909 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths
• Grand master suite with see-through fireplace, bath, walk-in closet, workout room and private loggia
• Two acres, secluded space

 

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To view this listing, contact Betty Comegys at BettyC@Ebby.com or at (949) 370-0516.

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction and knowing how to pamper yourself have long been major elements in defining your luxury lifestyle. The following collection of trends offers some of our favorites in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas.

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

HENRY DOG DESIGN DOG BED

Treat your dog to a designer bed inspired by Henry, a rescue dog. Begin with an elegant and sophisticated bedframe that will flawlessly match the design of your home. Choose from a variety of colors and styles with a stainless-steel base designed to withstand daily use for generations. Whether your pup is tuckered out from a busy day or simply lazing about the house, the Henry Dog Design bed will keep any hound happy and looking good, too. henrydogdesign.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

SAMSUNG LED TOUCHSCREEN FRIDGE

Named “The Family Hub™,” this revolutionary new refrigerator comes with a Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen that lets you manage your groceries by making a list, connect with your family and entertain, all without leaving your kitchen. Never worry about forgetting an essential item — with three built-in cameras that can be seen from your phone you can always double check your stock and avoid that return trip to the store. samsung.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

POSEIDON UNDERSEA RESORTS

Enjoy all the luxuries of a five-star hotel in an undersea wonderland and sleep among tropical fish and bottlenose dolphins, just off a private island in Fiji. An unforgettable experience awaits 40 feet beneath the ocean’s surface. Take the elevator (really) or scuba dive to the resort. While there, take part in watersports, deep-reef excursions and learn about indigenous marine life. poseidonresorts.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

SMARTBE INTELLIGENT STROLLER

The first-ever of its kind, the Smartbe Intelligent Stroller is a self-propelled stroller that seamlessly synchronizes with the movement of the user without assistance or actual physical contact, allowing you to safely walk or jog hands-free directly behind the stroller and even manage its trajectory by Android, iOS smartphones and smartwatches. The user has direct control and the stroller has four big wheels that adapt easily to rough surfaces and paths. A climate-controlled carry cot, bottle warmer, automatic rocking chair and anti-theft sensor are just a few of the features that make this the ultimate stroller for both you and your little one. smartbe.co

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the Fall/Winter edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors‘ luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

8 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to get in the spirit than to round up some of our favorite dining rooms on the market? No matter the size of your gathering, these dining rooms will serve as the perfect backdrop for spending time with family and friends.

 

Dining Rooms2 Savannah Ridge Drive | Frisco – Stonebriar | $1,400,000

Dining Rooms

751 Amber Lane | Little Elm | $2,900,000

Dining Rooms

5242 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco – Starwood | $2,500,000

Dining Rooms

9118 Esplanade Drive | Dallas | $379,000

Dining Rooms

1513 Callaway Drive | Plano | $315,000

Dining Rooms

8281 St. John’s Drive | Waxahachie | $370,000

Dining Rooms

8024 Strathmore Drive | McKinney | $569,900