Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


 

The spring 2017 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now being direct-mailed to more than 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Grand Vie is the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. It’s the only magazine that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in North Texas and includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 22nd edition of Grand Vie offers a wealth of interesting editorial content, including “Bon Voyage,” a conversation with fine-art photographer and best-selling author Gray Malin and “Spring Renewal,” offering advice on how to bring spring looks into your home from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer. Also included are “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the ideal vacation home environment of Sarasota, Florida.

 

We believe you’re going to love the spring 2017 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Cul-de-sac Delight


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Happy Fresh Listing Friday! To kick off the first week of spring, we’ve chosen this custom Prosper home at 1761 Elmhurst Court. Situated on 1 acre, this brick and stone home offers high ceilings, hardwood flooring, and a stone fireplace. Take a virtual tour below and see all the beautiful details this delightful property has to offer.

Need-to-know Details:

• Custom-built, priced at $765,000
• 3,829 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Island kitchen with granite countertops, a warming drawer, and a spacious pantry
• Study with built-ins and French doors

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To view this listing, contact Kim Kankel at 214-551-5258 or KimKankel@Ebby.com.

Spring Plants for Your Texas Landscape


Spring is in the air, and it’s bringing with it a bright floral forecast.

According to experts at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, “higher temperatures in January and February pushed some plants to bloom early.” This means spring flowers will be in full force the next few months.

If you’re tired of your landscaping and are itching for a change, or simply hoping to add some springtime cheer to your home, below are some great options for plants that will thrive this season.
 
1. Bluebonnets – Lupinus Texensis

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The iconic state flower of Texas is a no-brainer for spring landscaping. These beautiful stems feature clusters of up to 50 fragrant blue flowers with a white tip. Bluebonnets are even recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting native Bumble Bee species.
 
2. Daffodils – Narcissus

Wild DaffodilsThese hardy perennials feature showy yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped cup. They develop from a bulb and can be expected to bloom early spring. Try planting these cheerful blooms in the sun as a border or between shrubs.
 
3. Delphinium – Delphinium Carolinianum

Delphinium,Candle Delphinium,many beautiful purple and blue flowers blooming in the garden,English Larkspur,Tall LarkspurThis colorful perennial may be a challenge to grow, but the beautiful spiky blooms are worth the effort. Flowers can be blue, pink, purple, or white, and are perfect for a cottage-style garden. Grow these plants in fertile soil in full sun to light shade.
 
4. Fuchsia – Fuchsia Magellanica

Fuchsia. Onagraceae Salvia splendens Scarlet sage.The delicate, striking blooms of fuchsia are great to add an exotic aesthetic to any home. Fuchsia grows best hanging in baskets or in any semi-sunny area.
 
5. Indian Paintbrush – Castilleja Indivisa

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This native Texas plant is a showy annual or biennial that features stems topped with clumps of bright red paintbrush-like spikes. While relatively unpredictable, these flowers are a great pop of color.
 
6. Iris – Iris Germanica

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This reliable perennial comes in a variety of colors and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The tall plants prefer sun, well-drained soil, and a flowerbed to themselves.
7. LinariaLinaria alpina

Linaria can be either hardy annuals or perennials and vary in height from 15 cm to 1.2 m. They have lance shaped leaves and carry flowers that are similar to those of snapdragon. They bloom from the end of spring through to the middle of summer and have flowers of many colors including orange, purple, blue and yellow.These contrasting biennials are great for adding texture to any landscaping. Grow these in a sunny gravel garden, but don’t expect them to survive through a hot and humid Texas summer.
 
8. Phlox Phlox paniculata

Close-up of Phlox hesperisThese perennials form beautiful clusters of pink or lavender blooms. Plant phlox in moist soil and a sunny area.
 
9. Primrose – Oenothera speciosa

different colored primrose blooming in springThe small, delicate blooms of primrose range in color and spread extensively in open areas. These flowers require moderate watering and well-drained soils.
 
10. Tulips – Tulipa

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11. Verbena Verbena

Verbena bonariensis flowerThese tiny little purple blooms form round clusters and can cover large spaces. Plant these perennials in a partly shady area and enjoy the delicate scent they emit.

 

 

DSO on the GO Coming to Park Cities April 2


DSO on the GO Coming to Park Cities

 

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 Sunday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., the DSO brings the mighty brass and percussion of the orchestra to the Park Cities for a program featuring the music of Percy Grainger. Selections will include “Irish Tune from the Country Derry,” “Molly on the Shore” and “Shepherd’s Hey” arranged for brass ensembles. The performance takes place at Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Highway.

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

Fresh Listing Friday: Impeccable in East Dallas


Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a recently remodeled Tudor-style home situated in East Dallas. The gorgeous residence at 5227 Monticello Avenue offers hardwood flooring, stone-embellished brick, and stained-glass windows. Watch the video below to be transported back to the 1920s at this impeccable property.

Need-to-know Details:

• Gorgeous traditional, priced at $1,015,000
• 3,685 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Custom-built in 2006, remodeled in 2016
• Professionally landscaped backyard with a covered patio, outdoor fireplace, and heated pool

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To view this listing, contact Peter Loudis at 214-215-4269 or Peter@Ebby.com.

10 Spa-Worthy Bathtubs Currently on the Market


Have a long week? These bathtubs are calling your name — and yes, they’re all currently on the market!

Bathub5326 Edlen Drive | Preston Hollow | $8,650,000
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5242 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco | $2,395,000
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6206 Prestonshire Lane | Dallas | $2,100,000
Bathtubs4762 Byron Circle | Irving | $1,950,000

5709 Whitecliff Circle | Plano | $1,395,000
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10584 Tobias Lane | Frisco | $1,299,900
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5948 Melshire Drive | Dallas | $1,295,000
Bathtubs2626 Welborn | Dallas | $1,245,000
Bathtubs5606 Meletio Lane | Dallas | $1,199,000
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5227 Monticello Avenue | Dallas | $1,015,000

 

To view all of our extraordinary listings, visit the all-new, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

DSO on the GO Coming to Oak Cliff March 24


DSO on the GO Coming to Oak Cliff

 

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 Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., the DSO brings the mighty brass and percussion of the orchestra to Oak Cliff for a program featuring the music of Percy Grainger. Selections will include “Irish Tune from the Country Derry,” “Molly on the Shore” and “Shepherd’s Hey” arranged for brass ensembles. The performance takes place at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, 125 Sunset Ave., in Dallas.

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

Ginger Gill Shares Luxury Expertise


 

Ginger Gill Shares Luxury Expertise

 

Ginger Gill, sales manager of Ebby’s Preston Center Office, was recently invited by Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties, to host a roundtable discussion during the 2017 Luxury Portfolio Summit, held in Miami Beach.

 

Part of the Best Practices Salon: Growing Your Luxury Business series, Gill’s roundtable and the ensuing discussion centered on the topic “Competing and Winning Against Franchise Brands.”

 

Gill shared her extensive knowledge and insight into how a top luxury brokerage and its agents approach the world of luxury real estate. Roundtable participants included agents from a broad spectrum of markets, including Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Beverly Hills, Colorado, Florida and New York.

 

“Unlike many of our competitors, Luxury Portfolio International is truly a luxury network of the best of the best,” Gill says. “Member firms are leaders in luxury sales in their market and are vetted each and every year. Simply, put you can’t buy your way into our network; you must earn membership.”

 

Luxury Portfolio International is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. The network markets over 50,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes each year and attracts over 3 million high-net-worth visitors by presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerages worldwide.

 

Luxury Portfolio is unmatched in the global arena, with properties in over 55 countries, website visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month, site translation in nine languages, conversion to multiple currencies and a total inventory of available properties totaling over $54 billion with an average price over $2.6 million dollars.

 

The 200-plus selected luxury affiliates represent the luxury component of an organization which encompasses over 550 companies, 4,000 offices and 128,000 Associates producing $351 billion in sales last year.

 

Based in the United States, Luxury Portfolio International is backed by the experience of the most well-respected and well-known experts in luxury real estate in markets worldwide. This group collectively has decades of experience in the high-end luxury real estate market.

 

“At Ebby Halliday, we’re proud to be a part of the world’s foremost luxury home network,” Gill says. “Our promise to you is to represent, and present, your home in the manner it deserves. Always.”

 

 

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Bowie Lake-Front


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Happy Friday all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a custom-built log home situated on over 2 acres in Bowie, about an hour northwest of Denton. 2789 Hanging Tree Road offers a covered wrap-around porch, beautiful lake-front views, and an abundance of trees. Take a virtual tour below to see the warm details and open space!

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $388,500
• 3,218 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths
• Garage with an oil-change pit, greenhouse, and well house with attached kennel for pets
• Kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, a breakfast bar, and a pot-filler




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To view this listing, contact Sue Cogdell at 940-390-3264 or SueCogdell@Ebby.com.

Celebrate Spring with 10 Fresh Open Houses


Spring is right around the corner, and the North Texas housing market is heating up! Whether you need a new home, or are simply looking for weekend plans, these homes are open to visitors the weekend of March 18-19.

 

412 Lakeway Drive | Allen | $2,680,000
• Open Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.5606 Meletio Lane | Dallas | $1,199,000
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
4903 Purdue Avenue | Dallas | $1,195,000
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

2615 Twelve Oaks Lane | Celina | $995,000
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.
3814 Fairfax | Dallas | $950,000
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

1540 Holyoak Lane | Lucas | $895,900
• Open Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.2719 Hogan
2179 Hogan | Irving | $820,000
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
4001 Shorecrest Drive | Dallas | $799,000
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

2300 Briar Court | Frisco | $675,000
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
8605 Gracewood Drive
8605 Gracewood Drive | McKinney | $309,900
• Open Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.