Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home


Trees Add Value, Beauty to Your Home

 3625 Ranchero | $6,750,000 | The O’Gorman Group

Trees don’t ask for much — dirt, water, sunlight. Yet they provide many benefits for you and your home: They add beauty and value to your property, cut your energy bills with the shade they provide, provide a home to wildlife, and improve the air you breathe.

 

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

5323 Swiss Ave. | $3,700,000 | Kay Weeks

To get the full benefits from your trees, choose the right one and plant it in the right location. Planting a tree that sheds its leaves annually on the west side of your house provides cooling shade in the summer. In winter, after it loses its leaves, the same tree will let in sunlight that cuts heating bills.

 

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

9505 Inwood Road | $3,100,000 | Cindy Solice

If you’re planting a new tree, think about its fully grown size and shape before you dig. Roots too close to your home could damage the foundation or block sewer lines. The wrong tree in the wrong place could actually lower your home’s appraised value.

 

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

6634 Aberdeen | $2,100,000 | Paulette Greene Group

To learn more about trees and how you can improve the environment while improving your property value, visit arbordayfoundation.org, where you’ll find a wealth of useful information about trees. To learn more about the beautiful homes featured in this post, as well as all of the homes currently available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

 

 

Notable Celebrity Homes


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Celebrities and luxury real estate have long resided hand in hand. But living in the public eye makes it all the more important to have a home where one can relax and retreat from the world. The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, North Texas’ premier luxury home magazine, highlights two of our favorite celeb-worthy homes that provide ultra-luxe living with the utmost privacy.

 

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Harry Connick Jr. | Connecticut

Situated on 4.61 acres atop a hill in New Canaan, Connecticut, stands singer/songwriter Harry Connick Jr.’s rustic estate. Once part of a dairy farm built in the 1890s, the 11,600-square-foot main house hosts seven spacious bedrooms, six baths and two half-baths. The property includes two additional barns.

 

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Kelly Clarkson | Tennessee

Singer Kelly Clarkson is parting ways with her lakefront mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Clarkson bought the 4-acre property in 2012 and extensively remodeled the seven-bedroom home, which overlooks Old Hickory Lake. The grounds include a pool house, playground and English garden.

 

Celebrity listings, luxury market insight, design trends and spectacular homes in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond — they’re all part of the spring/summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. See it now at grandviemagazine.com.

Anniversary Sale Wish List


Tired of the heat? Ready for fall fashions? Well you’re in luck. The most wonderful time of summer is upon us — it’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time!

 

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is a one-of-a-kind event where just-arrived pieces are available at limited-time low prices. That’s right, #N and fashion debuts at sale price and increases to regular price post-sale.

 

Here’s a selection of our favorite must-have items.

 

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Nordstrom At Home ‘Chloe’ Duvet Cover

 

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1. Cupcakes and Cashmere Table Lamp  2. Nordstrom At Home Marble & Acacia Wood Serving Board  3. Diptyque Candle Set  4. E2 Concepts Serving Cart  5. Golden Rabbit Mixing Bowls  6. Ted Baker London Accent Pillow
7. American Atelier Stemless Wine Glasses  8. Marshall ‘Stockwell’ Bluetooth Speaker

 

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Deny Designs Matcha Blush Art Print Set

 

The sale officially begins Friday, July 20. But if you’re a Nordstrom cardmember, you can already shop Early Access (store cardholders get a sneak peek via catalog and can shop 8 days before the sale opens to the public). Either way, get to a Nordstrom (or a computer) ASAP, because prices go up August 6.

Reflecting Luxe in Your Own Style


Creative experiences and devices reflect the essence of luxury — staying abreast of the most interesting and exclusive innovations around the world is essential to a luxury lifestyle. This collection of luxe trends showcases some of our favorite products and pursuits that encourage and cater to a life well lived.

 

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Aston Martin AM37 Yacht

Described as “the ultimate day boat,” the AM37 combines remarkable design and innovative technology. Created by high-end English carmaker Aston Martin and handcrafted by Quintessence Yachts, the AM37  is a 37-foot-long yacht made of 3,500 unique parts. Combining bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the AM37 is a remarkable yacht designed for the most discerning buyer.

 

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Oura Ring

The Oura Ring tracks physical activity throughout the day to analyze how daily behaviors affect sleep patterns. The ring is designed to be worn all day and tracks the wearer’s steps, distance traveled and calories burned. All of this data is available in an online dashboard or the smartphone app, and helps users understand how to adjust daily activities to perform better during the day and have a better night’s sleep.

 

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Tree Hotel

Tree Hotel, an experiential lodging company based in the small town of Harads, Sweden, offers a unique experience for those seeking a hotel stay like none other. The owners of Tree Hotel have worked with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects to create “tree rooms” that are suspended 4 to 6 meters above ground within the nearby forest. Guests can choose from seven tree rooms, including the polished Mirrorcube that reflects the beautiful forest scenery.

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring/summer edition of the Ebby Halliday Companies 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.

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide


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Dads are the best. So celebrate this Father’s Day by giving thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts to show your love and appreciation to all the dads, fathers, pops and papas in your life.

 

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Art of Shaving Gift Card

Now dad can appreciate a barber spa and relax while getting a fresh, new Royal or Traditional Shave at any The Art of Shaving location.

 

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Boardroom Salon Membership

No more excuses to avoid a haircut. With this annual membership, your dad will enjoy unlimited personal consultations, precision neck shaving, energizing shampoo and conditioner, tailored cuts and finishing-touch styling.

 

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Temperature Control Travel Mug

Now dad can enjoy his coffee or tea at the perfect temperature all the time. This travel-friendly mug allows dad to set his preferred drink temperature, then maintains it, so his coffee or tea tastes perfect from first sip to last drop.

 

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Fizzics Waytap Beer System

For beer-loving dads, this is the most compact and portable way to discover the magic behind every variety of beer by improving the body, texture and concentration of aromatics.

 

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Smart Watch

The classic gift with top-of-the-line technology. Get your dad up to speed with the latest trend and keep him connected with ease.

 

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Wood Burning CampStove

Camping with dad will never be the same with this fantastic Wood Burning CampStove that helps cook meals faster, is simple to set up and creates energy to charge your phone or any USB device at the same time.

 

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Hybrid Kamado Grill 

Best dads deserve the best grill. This ceramic model from Icon allows for cooking with charcoal or gas and its domed shape creates an ideal environment for grilling, searing, baking, smoking and slow cooking — so dad always enjoys perfectly delicious barbecue.

 

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Outside the Box

And for dads who already have everything, why not gift him a truly incredible experience? From beach getaways and concert tickets to sporting events, any dad would love a unique gift that maybe doesn’t fit in the average box.

 

If we failed to hit the spot, hopefully we’ve inspired some creative gift ideas for that special man in your life. But you better hurry, dad’s special day is just around the corner.

Get Your Home in Shape


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Now is the perfect time of year to get your home in shape. See IBB Design Fine Furnishings owner and designer Shay Geyer’s helpful tips to ensure it’s well-designed in the process.

 

Laundry Room

Let’s face it, no one likes to do laundry. However, if you had a fabulous space in which to tackle this chore, life would be much easier.

 

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Fun, bold color

Wallpaper in a large-scale or graphic pattern and bold color really transforms a space. The wallpaper I selected for my laundry room makes it so cheerful. A happy color palette also helps make the chore of doing laundry a bit less mundane.

 

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Accessorize

Utilize accessories for storage and to add style to a space. I use a blue lacquered tray to organize containers holding detergent pods and clothespins. A blue lacquered box hides essentials like Tide pens, scissors, safety pins, a sewing kit and lint brush. I keep my dryer sheets in a yellow lacquered box.

 

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Think durability

I opted for an outdoor rug to bring in a touch of pink. It can be hosed off any time, which is great because this room gets a lot of use.

 

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Lighting

If you don’t have a lot of natural light, make sure the room is well-lit. I added a chandelier as another source of light and a beautiful design element. While a chandelier is certainly not necessary in a laundry room, it definitely adds a wow-factor to the space.

For more luxury design and décor content , visit grandviemagazine.com.

 

In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring/summer 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including the full story with more tips from Shay to get your home in shape.

 

Statement Décor is Blooming


In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring/summer 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Go for Bold,” which features a sampling of our favorite bold décor pieces from shops around Dallas-Fort Worth.
 

Go for Bold

The home-trends forecast is looking bright this season with vibrant colors, timeless texture and standout style wildly in bloom. Designers are swapping the all-white palette for warm wood and jewel tones, adding depth through lush velvets, floral prints and brass accents.
 
Looking for inspiration? Here is a chic selection of on-trend pieces to boldly transform any space.
 
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Dutch Blooms I by Jackie Von Tobel

West Elm Sofa

Lola Sofa in Plush Velvet Wasabi

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Todd Smith Driftwood Sculpture

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Metro Pillow

Mecox Lamp

Emerald Green Penshell Table Lamp

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Noir Jones 2-Door Sideboard

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Arteriors Zanadoo Large Chandelier

WS Tulip Table

Tulip Pedestal Dining Table, Black Marble

Draper James Howdy Mat

Draper James Howdy Door Mat

Mecox Chair

Caden Peacock Upholstered Chair

IBB Leaf

Tacca Orchid Leaf

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Rustic Tray with Leather Handles

 

For more luxury design and décor content , visit grandviemagazine.com.

Grand Vie Spotlights Luxury Home Market


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The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, an Ebby Halliday brand.

 

As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight: The Trend,” points out, the North Texas region’s substantial economic growth has brought an increase in luxury home sales. In the past year, 18.8 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 19.9 percent in Dallas County, 16.3 percent in Collin County, and 18.5 percent in Tarrant County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 25th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season.

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com.

Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More


Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More

 

The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 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.

The 25th edition of Grand Vie features some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties and offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the spring/summer edition: Partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season.

 

The luxe publication is direct-mailed to approximately 60,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

“Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across North Texas, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The trust clients place in us to represent one of their most important assets is a role we are honored to fulfill.”

 

In addition to the exposure they receive in Grand Vie, Ebby Halliday Companies’ luxury listings benefit from extensive national and international exposure provided by luxury marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International and its website luxuryportfolio.com, one of the most-visited luxury home sites in the world.

 

“The more than 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio are some of the most powerful independent brokerages worldwide,” says Graham. “This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. Simply put, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.”

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

Local Experts With Global Reach


Local Experts With Global Reach

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors and its sales associates possess a unique understanding of the global real estate market. This understanding is a result of our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of premier real estate brokers in nearly 50 countries, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International.

 

When marketing a luxury home such as the stunning clean-lined new construction at 8819 Lakemont in one of the most sought-after pockets in the area, Ebby agents tap the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilize its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, to expose listings to buyers across the globe.

 

By showcasing luxury listings on LuxuryPortfolio.com, Ebby agents leverage the strength of a website that consistently ranks at the top of Google search results and has more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network.

 

The beautiful custom home at 8819 Lakemont is one of many Ebby listings that receive extensive marketing exposure through Luxury Portfolio International. This extraordinary property, offered for $2,500,000, is listed with Michelle Hopson. Let’s take a closer look.

 

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

 

For more information on 8819 Lakemont, contact Michelle Hopson at 469-583-5441 or michelle@ebby.com. To see more extraordinary homes across Dallas-Fort Worth and across the world, visit LuxuryPortolio.com.