Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate


Fresh Listing Friday: Tuscan Villa

Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday was a no-brainer. Located in the heart of McKinney, this custom estate at 5409 Twin Cities Lane comes with every amenity imaginable. The surrounding lush landscaping, alone, leaves the mind to wonder what the inside holds. Have a peek below.

 

 

 

Need to know details:

– Custom estate on a golf course lot, listed for $1,975,000
– 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 half-baths — 7,421 square feet
– Guest suite, storm shelter, kid’s wing, basketball court
– Epicurean-style kitchen, hidden prep kitchen, large wine fridge, stainless-steel appliances
– Mature, lush landscaping, serene outdoor living area with a fireplace and kitchen

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Front exterior showing the exquisite landscaping and grand entryway.
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^ Upon entry and directly to the left, sits the formal dining room, featuring hardwood flooring, custom wallpaper and a hanging chandelier. Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Travel to the Epicurean-style kitchen and you’ll find stainless-steel appliances, decorative light fixtures and a wooden island with a breakfast bar.Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Just behind the main kitchen lies a hidden prep kitchen, equipped with an extra sink, additional dishwasher, two Sub-Zero fridges, and a large wine fridge. Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ The family room features high beamed ceilings, an abundance of windows and a fireplace.Fresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ The luxurious, first-floor master suite features natural light, a sitting area, high beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring, a garden tub, separate shower, dual sinks and separate vanities. Fresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Travel outdoors and you will find a paradise that features two covered living areas, built-in grills, golf course views, a pool, basketball court and play area.

 

 

Simply pristine. If you fell in love with the pictures, you’ll really enjoy seeing it in person during the open house this weekend. Pop in on Sunday, May 31, between 2 and 4 p.m.

To view all the homes that were new to the DFW market this week, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Take On The Garden


When it stops raining in Dallas-Fort Worth – and it will – many area homeowners’ thoughts will turn to their gardens.

 

Gardens promote both healthy and sustainable living. Whether growing fresh produce or rare flowers, if you’re the type who enjoys getting your hands a little dirty in the backyard, our friends at Luxury Portfolio International have put together a few essentials for your gardening pleasure.

 

Fresh Take On The Garden

Parrot Flower Power

Catering to the “Eco-Geek” movement, the Parrot Flower Power monitors the needs of your plants, so you don’t have to. Place the standalone sensor in the pot or in the ground and connect to your smartphone via BlueTooth to keep track of the fertilizer, temperature, sunlight and moisture.

 

 

Fresh Take On The Garden

Torremato Outbox

One of the many rewards of the garden is the aesthetics, and with Torremato Outbox lighting you can admire your work night and day. A decidedly modern, cube shape, these stylish lights complement the visual appeal of the garden by combining form and function.

 

Fresh Take On The Garden

Japanese Hand-Forged Garden Clippers

Hand-forged with a spring-loaded handle and leather sheath, these Garden Clippers from Kaufmann Mercantile may sound like something out of the Wild West, but the Japanese-made tool will give you complete control to preside over your garden and slice through those stems and branches like butter.

 

 

Fresh Take On The Garden

Hartley Botanic Greenhouse

For ideal growing conditions, the Victorian Manor Greenhouse from Hartley Botanic allows you to create your very own gardening paradise. The spacious structure has ample room, so you can get creative and grow anything from vibrant tiger lilies to hardy hibiscus.

 

Fresh Take On The Garden

French Glass Garden Cloche

On a much smaller scale, the French Glass Garden Cloche from One Kings Lane will similarly protect your plants from the harmful effects of the elements. With this hand-blown antique you can add a vintage touch to your modern garden and keep your plants thriving.

 

 

Fresh Take On The Garden

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Of course, the most important part is the finished product, and if you don’t want to put just anything in the ground, check out the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Collections. You’ll find seeds for all climates and garden types that are non-hybrid, non-GMO and non-treated to yield only the healthiest of produce.

 

Fresh Take On The Garden

Frederik Roije Chicken Coop

If you haven’t heard, raising chickens, from urban to suburban, has become “all the rage” and if you want your own farm-fresh eggs, the Breed Retreat, designed by Frederik Roijé, is cool enough for even the funkiest chickens. How often do you come across a hen house with this kind of feng shui?

 

Alas, with drier weather in next week’s Dallas-Fort Worth forecast it will soon be time to get to out there and put your green thumb to the test, and we hope with this list you can take your garden to the next level.

Defining Your Luxury Style


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

 

 Defining Your Luxury Style

Haute Lounger

Inspired by the work of French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand, Cassina and Louis Vuitton have collaborated to create the limited edition LC4 CP Chaise Lounger. The self-supporting mattress is covered in natural, untreated Louis Vuitton saddle leather and attached to a polished chrome frame, lending a modern aesthetic to classic Parisian elegance. Cassina.it

 

 

Defining Your Luxury Style

Four Seasons Excursion

For an unforgettable experience of luxury and adventure, escape to the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand. After trekking elephants through lush jungle and spectacular mountain trails, you can unwind in deluxe tented accommodations with unbeatable views and handcrafted furnishings. The epic mountain scenery of the Laos Mountains, Burmese Plains and Ruak River make this once-in-a-lifetime excursion a must-do for every explorer. FourSeasons.com

 

 

Defining Your Luxury Style

Steam Bath

The D12 Vario Onsen bath from KLAFS is the pinnacle of personal well-being. A form of bathing that originated in Japan, the Onsen bath allows you to soak in hot water while simultaneously being wreathed in clouds of steam. The system also incorporates a horizontal shower, allowing bathers to lay down under cascading water, as well as a separate standing shower, so you can pamper yourself to no end without ever leaving home. Klafs.de

 

 

Defining Your Luxury Style

Dining Desk

A modern table that brilliantly merges work and eating spaces, the Poggenpohl Dining Desk uses a whisper-quiet motor to open up along its longitudinal centerline and make room for a number of functional inserts, such as a cutting board or grill plate. A stylish solution for urban dwellers whose space is at a premium or for those with a tendency to bring their work home, the Dining Desk provides a multifaceted environment of unmatched flexibility. Poggenpohl.com

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring 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.

The Latest Luxury ‘Must Haves’


 

Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper one’s self have long been major elements in defining the luxury lifestyle. Our summer 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes an innovative collection of trends to add luxury to your life.

 

UTOPIAN CONCEPT

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Say hello to the future of luxury yachting! Resulting from collaboration between Yacht Island Design and BMT Nigel Gee, Project Utopia is an avant-garde vision that looks more like a spaceship than a yacht. With the equivalent space of today’s cruise lines, this stunning creation deviates from traditional design to provide comfort and luxury far beyond your imagination.   YachtIslandDesign.com

 

 

 

BAMBOO BICYCLE

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With the growing impact of people on the environment, any company that finds a more sustainable approach can be labeled pioneers. Zuri Bikes has done just that by crafting first-class bikes out of bamboo. But more importantly, the company is creating jobs in Zambia by growing its bamboo there and focusing on local frame production with healthy work conditions. Each bike is then assembled in Germany.   ZuriBikes.de

 

 

 

WEIGHT AT THE AIRPORT

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It doesn’t get much worse than getting to the airport and finding out your bag is over the weight limit. Avoid that debacle with the Heys xScale Pro. Small enough to fit in your pocket, the scale can weigh luggage up to 110 pounds. A trusted name in travel-goods innovations, Heys is the chosen travel companion of celebrities and fashionistas alike.   Heys.ca

 

These innovative luxury products are featured in the summer issue of Grand Vie, the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. Visit grandviemagazine.com to learn more about the latest and greatest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

LuxeTrends


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

 

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Google’s Vision

Simply put, Google Glass is the next big thing in the tech world. Lighter than the average pair of sunglasses, this head-mounted computer allows the user to take HD videos, dictate e-mails, and browse homes for sale by simply driving down the street.  Google.com/Glass

 

 

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Virgin Safari

The perfect combination of adventure and luxury, Richard Branson’s Kenyan Safari Camp is an exclusive experience in the heart of Africa. With accommodations for a maximum of 24 guests, the newly opened Mahali Mzuri promises intimate service and unsurpassed game viewing.  MahaliMzuri.Virgin.com

 

 

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Sophisticated Skincare

For the finest in advanced skincare, indulge yourself with Hermés des Merveilles perfumed body cream. Delicate and nourishing, Eau des Merveilles improves skin radiance and provides a velvety touch with an enchanting radiance.  Hermés.fr

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the Fall/Winter 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.