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.

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home


Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PHOTO: Shown is 6049 Lakehurst in Preston Hollow, offered by Ebby’s Clarke Landry for $1,895,000.

Celebrity Estates: Privacy and Prestige


 

Celebrities and luxury real estate have long resided hand in hand. But being in the public eye comes with a loss of privacy that makes it all the more important to have a home where one can kick back and escape the world. The new fall/winter 2015 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, North Texas’ premier luxury home magazine, highlights three of our favorite celeb-worthy homes that provide an ultraluxe lifestyle with the utmost privacy.

 

Celebrity Estates: Privacy and Prestige

PAULA DEEN | GEORGIA

Set along the Wilmington River, Paula Deen’s aptly named “Riverbend” estate is a picture-perfect retreat in Savannah, Georgia. Essentially its own private resort set on 5 1/2 acres, the French Caribbean-style main house boasts 14,500 square feet with a stunning gourmet kitchen fit for any celebrity chef (whether you love butter or not), but it’s the property’s outdoor kitchen that really takes the prize. For more on Paula Deen’s Savannah estate, click here.

 

Celebrity Estates: Privacy and Prestige

NICOLE RICHIE | CALIFORNIA

Fashion designer, actress and daughter of legendary singer Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie’s gated compound in the Hollywood Hills is an architectural gem with all the fixings. Whether you’re an A-lister in need of a getaway or just looking for an accommodating family property, this SoCal compound fits the bill with five spacious bedrooms, a children’s play area and a fully equipped barbecue station. For more on Nicole Richie’s Hollywood Hills home, click here.

 

Celebrity Estates: Privacy and Prestige

STEVE MARTIN | FRENCH WEST INDIES

When you’re one of Hollywood’s most enduring and charismatic stars, you need a Caribbean hideaway to get off the grid. For funnyman Steve Martin, that comes in the form of Villa Au Soleil, a stunning Saint Barthélemy property with a low-key, island vibe evidenced in the brightly colored walls, beautiful stonework and mesmerizing views over St. Jean Bay and the Caribbean Sea. For more on Steve Martin’s Caribbean compound, click here.

 

Celebrity homes, fall recipes and decor, luxury trends, insight into the luxury market, and spectacular homes in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond — they’re all part of the new fall/winter edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. See it now at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Luxury Portfolio International Magazine Delivers


Luxury Portfolio International Magazine Delivers

 

Ebby Halliday’s partner in marketing luxury properties, Luxury Portfolio International, has just released the newest edition of its homes and lifestyle magazine. Among the homes featured within the magazine’s 160 beautiful pages is our very own Lake-Gamso Team’s stunning 4626 Dorset Road listing.

 

Produced biannually by the luxury real estate network, the magazine offers an inside look into 100  exceptional homes across the globe, including a world-class country estate in England, an ultra-chic townhouse in Manhattan, a stunning contemporary in South Africa and three magnificent celebrity estates.

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a global real estate network comprised of the most powerful independent luxury brokerages. The program markets over 35,000 luxury homes to over 3 million high-net-worth visitors annually on its award-winning website, LuxuryPortfolio.com.

 

See the latest edition of the Luxury Portfolio International Magazine and learn more about the network at LuxuryPortfolio.com.

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 Summer 2015 issue 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.

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Sun Time

While sun bathing can be quite pleasurable and give you a healthy glow, too much of it is detrimental to the skin, With the JUNE bracelet, from Netatmo, you can be sure to always get just the right amount of vitamin D without overexposing yourself to harmful UV rays. Netatmo.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Water Cycling

Take the ride of your life with the world’s most advanced water bike. The Schiller X1 combines an exhilarating and eco-friendly workout with the thrill of being on the open water.   SchillerBikes.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Swing Lounge

When it comes to outdoor furniture, the Swingrest from Dedon is in a league of its own. A chic daybed with a state-of-the-art suspension system, the Swingrest can be hung from anywhere – be it over the water or the veranda. Dedon.de

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Bag Tracker

Modern travel has been refined to a tee, yet lost luggage continues to have the potential to ruin a vacation – until now. Trakdot allows you to locate your checked bags anywhere in the world using a device that easily fits into your suitcase so you can enjoy peace of mind. TrakDot.com

 

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Gourmet Grill

The K1000HS Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill from Kalamazoo is the end-all be-all of grills. These revolutionary grills put every outdoor cooking technique at your disposal with three heat sources to choose from: Gas, charcoal and wood. A must-have for any true grillmaster. KalamazooGourmet.com.

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations, visit the summer edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Williams Trew Real Estate’s 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.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection


The wide beaches, the bluffs, sea life and surf of Cape Cod have captured the hearts of generations. Whether you’re a serious second-home buyer or just daydreaming about the beach, we’re confident you’re going to love Candy Evans’ enlightening article on Cape Cod in the brand-new summer 2015 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. As Evans points out, a second home on the cape is just about as close to vacation-home perfection as you can get.

 

The following Cape Cod properties are featured in the newest Grand Vie. They are listed with our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Robert Paul Properties.

 

 Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

Dartmouth, Massachusetts I $25,000,000
 

To learn more, click here.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

East Sandwich, Massachusetts | $1,395,000 

To learn more, click here.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

New Seabury, Massachusetts | $2,995,000 

To learn more, click here.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

Harwich Port, Massachusetts | $10,500,000 

To learn more, click here.

 

 80KLittleIsland310

West Falmouth, Massachusetts | $4,995,000

To learn more, click here.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is proud to be the exclusive North Texas affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International. The company is also the luxury market leader in North Texas, selling more homes priced at $1 million and above than any other broker. To view the digital version of the summer 2015 edition of Grand Vie magazine, click here.

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday


Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

 

The custom European-style estate home at 4406 Woodfin Drive is ideally situated on an approximately three-quarter acre lot in prestigious Old Preston Hollow. This classic and timeless residence will be open for touring on Sunday, November 23, and Sunday, December 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

“Just a few of this exquisite property’s highlights include arches, detailed stonework and meticulous workmanship throughout,” says listing agent Clarke Landry of Ebby’s Preston Center Office. “It offers a clean, refined style and design while reflecting the owners authentic finds on their many trips to Europe.”

 

Amenities include pecan flooring, triple black walnut island, custom-designed imported travertine fireplaces, and two gated motor court entrances.

 

To learn more about this premier opportunity in a platinum Old Preston Hollow location, click on any of the photos or contact Ms. Landry at 214-316-7416 or clarke@ebby.com.

 

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Premier Preston Hollow Estate Open Sunday

Mark your calendar now for Sunday, November 23, or Sunday, December 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. for your tour of this stunning Preston Hollow home.

Jonas Brothers Home Hits Market


 

The Jonas Brothers’ home in Westlake’s prestigious gated and guarded Vaquero Club is officially on the market. Listed with The Lott Group of Ebby’s Southlake Office, the six-bedroom home is the second Jonas property to be represented by an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties. Kevin Jonas listed his New Jersey home, which was the backdrop for the E! reality series Married to Jonas, with fellow Luxury Portfolio member Terrie O’Connor Realtors.

 

Overlooking Vaquero’s spectacular Tom Fazio-designed golf course, the Westlake residence features a home theater, a saltwater pool, and, of course, a music room. With 7,360 square feet and plenty of outdoor living space, the extraordinary home at 1724 Wisteria Way is offered for $3,200,000.

 

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Wow! To learn more about this exceptional opportunity at Westlake’s beautiful Vaquero Club, contact The Lott Group at 817-946-6624 or thelottgroup@ebby.com.

 

Photos by Shoot2Sell

 

 

Luxury Linens


For over a century, Pratesi linens have dressed the beds of the world’s rich and famous. From Ernest Hemingway to Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel, the family owned company has built a dedicated and legendary clientele due to the impeccable quality of its linens. Today the luxury linen maker is run by the fourth generation, overseen by Federico Pratesi, with whom our colleagues at Luxury Portfolio International had the opportunity to discuss the history of the family business. The interview is part of the just-released fall/winter edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, Dallas-Fort Worth’s leading luxury-home publication.

 


 

LP: Pratesi has had its fair share of high-profile clients – have you had any particularly memorable experiences with one of your well-known clients that you could share?

 

FP: I remember walking down Madison Avenue with my father and we were stopped by an eccentric gentleman who loved my father’s orange Casentino coat. Neither my father nor I spoke English at that time, so we didn’t understand. After a cappuccino at Sant Ambreous, we went back to our shop and happened to meet the same character, but this time we were properly introduced by our store manager. It was then we realized he was Mr. Andy Warhol, an aficionado of Pratesi. After thanking him for being a fan, my father had an identical Casentino coat with the same notched fox collar made for him. As a thank you, Mr. Warhol gifted the painting “Stardust Shoes” to our family. It still hangs in our dining room.

 

To read more from the interview with Federico Pratesi, click here.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


 

The fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to approximately 30,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. The new issue is filled with some of the most luxurious homes on the market, from the spectacular Hill Country-style cover home in Dallas’ prestigious Preston Hollow, to an iconic Highland Park estate on beautiful Lakeside Drive.

 

In addition to highlighting the Ebby Halliday Companies luxury listings, this 15th edition of Grand Vie offers interesting editorial content, including a feature story on the latest trends in high-end kitchens; an enlightening story about second homes in the Texas Hill Country by Dallas’ ultimate real estate insider Candy Evans; an interview with luxury linen-maker Federico Pratesi; a look at the season’s hottest color; and a spotlight on the D-FW luxury market.

 

We’re confident you’ll enjoy the newest issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. To view the digital version of North Texas’ leading luxury home publication, visit grandviemagazine.com.