As Seen in The New York Times


 

Ebby’s Little White House Associate Laura Crowl’s stunning contemporary Texas retreat listing on 4.9 acres in Brownwood is featured in a prominent New York Times story. “What You Get for $2,995,000” highlights three homes currently for sale in Texas, Washington State and Pennsylvania.

 

We absolutely love this spectacular property. It’s apparent The New York Times does too.  Click here to see the full article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on this exceptional extraordinary property, contact Laura Crowl at 214-210-1550 or lauracrowl@ebby.com.

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


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 fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes an innovative collection of trends to add luxury to your life.

 

MEKONG CRUISING

Luxury river cruise specialists Aqua Expeditions will introduce an exciting new itinerary this year, ferrying guests along the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. Traveling through an area rich in culture and history, you’ll experience the exotic appeal of Southeast Asia with such destinations as the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the restful beaches of Sihanoukville, the equally languid hills around Dalat in the Vietnamese highlands and the fast-paced city streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.  AquaExpeditions.com

 

 

 

LEATHER BATHTUB

It’s indulgent, decadent and the ultimate in personal well-being. The Dionisio bathtub from Visionnaire delivers a tranquil escape from everyday stress with an ideal shape that cradles the body and polyurethane padding upholstered in water-repellent leather for a most luxurious experience. Slip into the Dionisio and you’ll immediately feel a sense of self-rejuvenation wash over you in this superior bathtub.  IPE.it

 

 

 

SKIN RECHARGER

Designed to optimize the skin’s electrical potential while gently massaging facial muscles and stimulating the deep layers of the skin, the Lancer Microcurrent Power Boost is the most advanced mechanism in skincare today. By activating the skin and underlying muscles with an electrical charge, the wand improves circulation and produces oxygen and nutrients to rejuvenate while removing toxins. Emblazoned with pure gold plating, the Microcurrent Power Boost is as lavish as it is effective.  LancerSkincare.com

 

 

 

ELEVATED LIVING

The champions of first-class air, Etihad Airways (voted “Best First Class Airline” by the World Travel Awards six years in a row) takes luxury travel to new heights with on-board Residences. Designed for up to two guests travelling together, the Residences feature a living room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a bedroom for the most refined flying experience available. The VIP Travel Concierge will take care of all your pre-flight arrangements and once onboard the Etihad Butler handles all in-flight and après-flight needs. The in-flight chef is a nice touch, as well! Etihad.com

 

Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The summer 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to learn more about the latest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

 

 

Preston Center Phase I Complete!


 

We’re excited to announce that Phase I of Ebby’s beautiful new 10,000-square-foot Preston Center Office is now complete! Our extraordinary Preston Center team has moved in and is now enjoying a spacious, modern environment that includes cutting-edge technology, conference rooms with Apple TVs, a training room with all-new computers, premium desk space near windows, a spacious sitting room and an eat-in kitchen.

 

The project’s architect is Michael Twichell. Its designer is Gary Owens. Both Phase I and Phase II will feature only Texas artists.

 

“This high-visibility, contemporary office is built for the future,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “It offers an exceptional location and is a statement of our commitment to serving Dallas and the Park Cities for years to come.”

 

Phase II, which will include seven private offices for Top-Producing agents and teams and a spacious agent workroom, is scheduled to open in mid-January.

 

“Our new office offers experienced, high-quality agents a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a much-sought-after Preston Center location,” says Ginger Gill, sales manager of Ebby’s Preston Center Office. “We’re thrilled with the way Phase I turned out and can’t wait for the completion of our second phase in January.”

 

Ebby’s new Preston Center Office, currently home to 79 agents, primarily serves neighborhoods south of LBJ Freeway, including, but not limited to, Preston Hollow, the Park Cities, Uptown, Intown, East Dallas and Oak Cliff. The new office will accommodate approximately 100 agents.

 

Ready to take a look inside our beautiful new Preston Center Office?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to learn more about Ebby’s new Preston Center Office? We’d love to hear from you. Call 214-692-0000 or visit prestoncenter.ebby.com.

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.

Global Market Pulse


All real estate is local. True, but chances are you, like us, are intrigued by luxury real estate around the world. Below is a snapshot from Luxury Portfolio International’s latest Market Pulse report.

 

 

Beverly Hills

Highest sale in past 12 months: $120 million

Buyers who want it all want: a bowling alley, beauty salon, a knock-out media room and hammam (Turkish bath)

Compared to last year, prices are: up

Top 10% of inventory across the market: $30 million and above

Bottom line: More $20 million-plus homes are being sold than ever before

 

Geneva

Highest sale in past 12 months: $64 million

The market is currently: a buyer’s market

Most international buyers are coming from: France and the Ukraine

Top 10% of inventory across the market: above $17 million

It’s worth it because: Economic and political stability, as well as a sense of security and excellent quality of life

 

Hong Kong

Highest sale in past 12 months: $67.9 million

Market is currently: a buyer’s market

Most international buyers are coming from: Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines

Luxury buyers are looking for homes with: Clubhouse facilities and convenience to high-end shopping

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas. Luxury Portfolio membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. When buying or selling property outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, Ebby Halliday’s  world-class connections can help with real estate needs across North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to discover extraordinary properties for sale worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Inaugural Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference Concludes


 

The Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference in Shanghai, China just wrapped up. Luxury Portfolio brokers and sales associates enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture firsthand at the inaugural conference. The event provided participants with a deeper understanding of Asian cultures, including economic, lifestyle and cultural insights that will help them better serve this clientele.

 

Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday’s partner in marketing luxury properties, is a network of 200 premium real estate agencies with properties in 47 U.S. states and 30 countries. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. As a member of this exclusive network, Ebby Halliday’s world-class connections can help with your real estate needs throughout North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Luxury Living in Big D


 

 

 

Looking for a beautiful new home with an ultra-prestigious Dallas address?

 

The welcoming look and feel of the Texas Hill Country is an obvious expression of the 9,481-square-foot luxury home at 9226 Hathaway, offered by Ebby Halliday’s Linda Jordan Hobbs. Hathaway Street — in beautiful Old Preston Hollow — offers towering trees and a sense of privacy rarely found in a major American city, and is just minutes from downtown Dallas and the Arts District.

 

This exceptional property features limestone walls, a standing-seam metal roof plus an additional 1,400 square feet of covered verandas, terraces, and patios that masterfully merge the indoors and the outdoors.

 

In addition to five bedrooms, 6 ½ baths and three living areas, defining features of this 1.74-acre property include a tennis court, a pool with waterfall, a four-car garage, a large media room and extensive landscaping.

 

Even if you’re not in the market for a new luxury home, we hope you’ll enjoy a few photos of this spectacular Ebby Halliday Realtors listing. If you are, please click here to learn more about this exceptional buying opportunity in prestigious Preston Hollow.

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Ebby Groups Named Among Tops in U.S.


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The O’Gorman Group and the Paulette Greene Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors were recently named to the 2014 REAL Trends Top Thousand. Compiled by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc., the “Thousand” is comprised of four annual nationwide Top 250 rankings: Top Individuals by Transaction Sides, Top Individuals by Sales Volume, Top Teams by Transaction Sides, and Top Teams by Sales Volume.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 48 on the Teams by Sales Volume List. The O’Gorman Group also ranked 227 on the Top Teams by Sides list, which are based on 2013 sales. The Paulette Greene Group, led by Frisco Associate Paulette Greene, ranked No. 144 on the Teams by Sales Volume list.

 

The Cindy O’Gorman Group sold $146,319,408 in residential real estate in 2013. The group was involved in 257 transaction sides. The Paulette Greene Group sold $97,163,827 in residential real estate during the same period.

 

“Congratulations to both Cindy O’Gorman and Paulette Greene for their truly outstanding performance,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Both of these professionals are widely admired by clients and peers alike. We are so proud to have them as members of the Ebby Halliday family.”

 

 

Summer Essentials For Your Home


Summertime brings an array of occasions, opportunities and excuses to spruce up your home – both inside and out. Whether you’re hosting an alfresco fete under the stars, attending a Fourth of July pool party, or perfecting your landscaping, the home and garden experts at Nicholson-Hardie have the perfect must-have gifts and green-thumb tools. In the summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, the luxury home magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies, the nursery and garden center’s experts reveal some of their top choices.

 

Six-inch Pot of Mixed Succulents

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Featuring a rainbow of rich greens and unique textures, a potted succulent is an ideal contemporary centerpiece for an outdoor table.  $14.99

 

Dramm Pistol Grip Water Nozzle

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Gardening is a breeze with this nine-way adjustable water nozzle that enables green-thumbs to mist and spray to their hearts content.  $18.99

 

La Cadeaux Melamine Dinnerware

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Brings indoor elegance to your alfresco celebrations with gorgeous unbreakable Melamine dinnerware.  From $14.95

 

Campo de’ Fiori Moss Pot

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Authentic, naturally aged terra cotta planters represent the perfect accent to a living room or terrace.  $90 – $185

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to discover more summer essentials as well as many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.