Luxury Winter Getaways


Ebby Halliday is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International, a global community of real estate firms that have met rigorous standards of service and performance. Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s partner in marketing luxury properties, markets over 50,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes annually.
 
Inspired by the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, we’ve selected eight Luxury Portfolio International properties that will have you yearning to purchase a home somewhere snow-covered, either domestically or beyond!
 

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Vail, Colorado | $13,995,000
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Whistler, BC, Canada | $11,882,998
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Whistler, BC, Canada | $7,352,356
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Vail, Colorado | $6,900,000
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Vail, Colorado | $5,295,000
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Breckenridge, Colorado | $5,075,000
2755+Snowberry+Drive+Vail+CO+USA+508924_001_HVail, Colorado | $3,399,000
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Verbier, Switzerland | Price Available Upon Request

Luxury Portfolio International is a collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing more than 50,000 properties annually on luxuryportfolio.com.

View more breathtaking properties on luxuryportfolio.com.

Insider’s Glance: Grand Vie Fall/Winter Editorial


The fall/winter 2017 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, recently arrived in more than 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.
 
In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 24th edition of Grand Vie is brimming with interesting and festive editorial content. Take a look below to learn more about the editorial we’re thrilled to include in this edition.
 
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Holiday Entertaining with the experts from Fearing’s
 
The experts at Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, are well versed when it comes to entertaining, and have shared their favorite ways to make holiday gatherings special. You’ll find Dean Fearing’s favorite family recipe, entertaining tips, and wine recommendations from the restaurant’s Wine Director, Paul Botamer.

 
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Hot Art — An interview with Michael Aram
 
Modern, sculptural and breathtaking are all fitting descriptors for Michael Aram’s original fine-art pieces. Working primarily in metal, Aram is celebrated for bridging the gap between artist and artisan. This November, he’ll arrive in Dallas to meet fans at Neiman Marcus in NorthPark Center and share the inspiration behind his extraordinary objects. We sat down with Aram to discuss his latest collections, holiday gifting, and what it means to be original.
 
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The Arts Are Calling
 
Between the hustle and bustle of the winter holidays, it can be easy to miss all of the beauty and wonder passing through art houses in Dallas and Fort Worth. Whether it’s seeing a show on date night or wandering gallery halls with your friends, we’ve pulled together a selection of art and culture to get you through the cooler months.
 
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At Home in Santa Fe
 
The oldest capital city in North America and the oldest European community west of the Mississippi, Santa Fe today is a timeless and charming city of 65,000 residents with a distinctly Southwestern character. Leading real estate blogger Candy Evans shares with us why this city continues to charm her with its abundance of art, food and nature.
 
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Our Feature Presentation: Media Room Design
 
When planning a media room, there is much to consider beyond audio and projection equipment. IBB Design Fine Furnishings’ Shay Geyer shares with us how to create a media room that you will enjoy for years to come.
 
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Sleep Tight
 
To help you prepare for a good night’s rest this holiday season, we consulted two local experts: high-end pillow boutique owner Merrimac Dillon and luxury linen boutique owner Joanne Walgren, to show you how to build the perfect bedroom, from pillows to sheets.
 
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Luxury Expansions
 
Learn more about North Texas’ budding luxury lifestyle destinations, from the Statler Hilton’s redevelopment in downtown Dallas, to Fort Worth’s Shops at Clearfork.

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Winter Hygge
 
When the weather cools down and holidays are on the horizon, the craving for comfy, cozy living increases tenfold. Enter the Danish concept of hygge that emphasizes comfort and delight through enjoying simple things. Inspired by the Danes, we’ve curated a selection of warm tones and soft textures will add a relaxed, welcoming vibe to your home this season.

 

We believe you’ll love the fall/winter 2017 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you! See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Peek Inside: Fall/Winter Grand Vie


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The fall/winter 2017 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now arriving in 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 24th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Holiday Entertaining,” offering tips from the experts at Fearing’s to make the most of your holidays; “Hot Art,” an interview with artist Michael Aram; “Media Rooms,” highlighting wired and inspired design with partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; a special section for farm & ranch properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in this issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the distinctly Southwestern city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
We hope you love the fall/winter 2017 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Luxury Portfolio Affluence Forum Provides Insight


Luxury Forum Provides Insight

 

 

Several key members of the Ebby Halliday Realtors Marketing Department recently attended the 2017 Affluence Forum at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The two-day invitation-only event, hosted by Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, gathered leaders in home, design and luxury real estate to network, share ideas and gather valuable information from industry experts on current and upcoming trends.

 

“At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we are proud to be a founding member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network and an advisory board member of Luxury Portfolio International,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Gatherings such as the Affluence Forum provide the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the luxury segment and, as a result, better serve our luxury clientele.”

 

Luxury Forum Provides Insight

 

The Affluence Forum agenda included insights on the global luxury real estate market, a review of industry innovations and networking opportunities for attendees from such markets as Chicago, San Francisco, New York City and Vail. Speakers included Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Chief Economist Marci Rossell, who spoke about the economic factors influencing affluent consumers and former DWELL Media CEO Michela O’Conner Abrams, who provided insight on the power of good design in business. The forum also featured representatives from the home, design and real estate industries to speak about the latest trends in home technology, customization, restoration and wealth management.

 

Forum attendees also enjoyed enrichment opportunities, including visits to the Monogram and Waterworks showrooms in Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart.

 

Luxury Forum Provides Insight

 

Luxury Portfolio International is the largest global network of premier residential real estate companies, including many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio is truly luxury, with more properties priced at $1 million and above than any of its competitors.

 

Luxury Portfolio International, and its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, attract a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to over 3 million high-net-worth visitors last year. To learn more and to discover many of the world’s most-remarkable properties currently for sale, visit LuxuryPortfolio.com.

 

 

 

Luxury Uptown Living: The Residences at the Stoneleigh


 

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Situated in the heart of Uptown Dallas, the Residences at the Stoneleigh offers the best of luxury living.
 

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Originally known as the Stoneleigh Court Apartment Hotel, the building first opened in 1923 on the corner of Maple Avenue and Wolf Street and has been a luxury landmark ever since, according to FlashbackDallas.com.
 
Today, the Residences at the Stoneleigh are adjacent to the hotel and offer the same, luxurious high-rise living with five-star amenities.
 
The website describes the decor as a blend of “19th-century French, Greek and Modernist touches” with a “Hollywood Glamour meets Art Deco” feel. Think: a chic blend of colors and patterns that create an air of elegance and sophistication.
 
Reaching an inspiring 22 stories, the properties offer customizable floor plans, spacious balconies, and panoramic skyline views.
 
Amenities include private elevators, covered balconies, and 24-hour concierge, valet parking, a banquet room with a full kitchen and bar, a 20-seat media room, a heated pool with a spa, an outdoor living area with a fireplace, a dog park, conference rooms and a fitness center with steam rooms.
 
“Our Ebby team is thrilled to be associated with this magnificent property,” said Ebby agent Linda Jordan Hobbs. “The most discerning buyers will appreciate the five-star amenities and gorgeous, quality finishes at Residences at the Stoneleigh. A true gem in the heart of Dallas.”
 
Need more convincing? Take a look below at all the beautiful photos. Unit 12D is shown.
 
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For more information on the available units at the Residences at the Stoneleigh, contact the members of Ebby’s Stoneleigh team:
 
Linda Jordan Hobbs: 214-535-3732 or LindaJordanHobbs@Ebby.com
Stacey Beckham Lake: 214-908-2477 or StaceyLake@Ebby.com
Joe Gall: 214-957-5383 or JoeGall@Ebby.com
Susan Gamso: 214-906-0355 or SusanGamso@Ebby.com

 

North Texas Luxury Home Sales Grow


North Texas Luxury Home Sales Grow 

 

The summer 2017 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.

 

As the magazine’s market update feature, “Spotlight on the Dallas-Fort Worth Luxury Market,” points out, the North Texas region’s substantial economic growth has brought growth in luxury home sales. In the past year, 16.6 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 9.7 percent in Dallas County, 30.8 percent in Collin County, and 27.3 percent in Tarrant County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 23rd edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Family Farmhouse,” highlighting a fun design project of partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer for a local couple seeking spaces that could grow with their family; “Skewer It,” which invites you to discover the true potential of cooking on a stick; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the summer issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans finds a summer paradise in Vail, Colorado.

 

The perfect-bound 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.

 

 

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

 

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

 

The summer 2017 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now arriving in 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 23rd edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Family Farmhouse,” highlighting a fun design project of partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer for a local couple seeking spaces that could grow with their family; “Skewer It,” which invites you to discover the true potential of cooking on a stick; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the summer issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans finds a summer paradise in Vail, Colorado.

 

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

HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2017 is Underway


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2017 is Underway

 

Ebby sales associate Juliet Marie Williams represents 1750 Trace Bella in Westlake, which has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online promotion being held on HGTV.com through July 18. During the contest period, consumers vote for their favorite homes among 64 finalists in eight different categories.

 

The listing was selected by editors of HGTV.com as a finalist in the Outdoor Retreats category, based on its extraordinary features and inspirational design, captured by striking photography. Additional categories include Curb Appeal, Great Estates, International Homes, Kitchen & Dining, Living Large in Small Spaces, Waterfront Homes and Modern Masterpieces.

 

This is the fourth consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

View all the finalists and cast your vote here today!

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond


Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

 

Great weather, great beaches and beaucoup amenities – that’s Sarasota, Florida, in a nutshell.

 

Whether you’re considering a second home or where to spend the next chapter of your life, the recently released spring issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers just what you need to jumpstart your journey. Featuring a special section on exceptional vacation homes available for purchase in Sarasota by noted real estate blogger Candy Evans, the newest edition of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury property magazine puts the spotlight squarely on this natural paradise.

 

While Sarasota is known for plentiful boating, golf and tennis, as well as wide bays and acres of pristine, white-quartz sand beaches, it’s also the Cultural Capital of Florida. On the state’s west coast, only 45 minutes from St. Petersburg and an hour from Tampa, you’ll discover a city that is undergoing a vibrant building boom and features great museums and fabulous restaurants.

 

Just a few of the area’s more-notable homeowners include best-selling mystery author Stephen King, ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale, lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson, and TV talk show host Jerry Springer.

 

What will your money buy in Sarasota? There are downtown or beach condominiums, single-family homes in town, or on a barrier island. While multimillion-dollar oceanfront homes are common, $250,000 to $400,000 gets you a condo villa or small single-family home with low maintenance. The average price point in Sarasota? $475,000.

 

The homes in Grand Vie’s Sarasota special section are represented by Michael Saunders & Company, Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Luxury Portfolio International partner in Sarasota. To see them and to learn more about this laid-back Southwest Florida destination, click here.

 

A sampling of available properties:

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SARASOTA I $16,950,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com 

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BOCA GRANDE I $9,700,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com 

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LONGBOAT KEY I $5,500,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com

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LONGBOAT KEY I $4,250,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com

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OSPREY I $3,499,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com

The Latest in Luxury Living


 

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 spring 2017 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes a collection of trends from Luxury Portfolio International in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas.

 

The Latest in Luxury Living

Snapchat Spectacles

Snapchat, the increasingly popular social media platform, has developed specs designed to make sharable memories taken from your perspective, literally. These wearable sunglasses take 10-second videos which get shared to your Snapchat memories over Wi-Fi and make it possible for your Snapchat friends to literally see the world from your point of view. Available in black, teal and coral, they are an exciting new gadget, keeping you connected to your sphere. spectacles.com

 

The Latest in Luxury Living

Oombrella Smart Umbrella

Oombrella is a smart umbrella connected to the app on your phone that alerts you before it rains, ensuring you never leave the house without it. Oombrella also shares live weather data within its community of users so you’re never caught in the rain. And for those who tend to lose their umbrellas frequently, it has a “forget-me-not” feature to alert you when you’ve left it behind. Available in black, white and a shiny color, as well as bag-sized or the classic large size. No more bad-hair days on the horizon. wezzoo.com

 

Ametis Shower System

Ametis Shower System

The award-winning Ametis Shower System by GRAFF will make your en suite bathroom feel like a spa. Designed to create a truly exceptional showering experience, it offers a soothing halo effect using LED chromotherapy lighting. This shower system will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, not to mention your bathroom will look modern and newly updated. graff-faucets.com

 

To see more LuxeTrends and some of the most-extraordinary homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth, visit grandviemagazine.com.