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.

 

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.

 

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:

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

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

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

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

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

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

10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring


10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring

 

 

When you think of springtime, brightly colored flowers, sunny days, and lush foliage likely fill your thoughts. It’s the time of year that signifies renewal – and the perfect time to tackle making over your home.

 

In the new spring edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home publication, Shay Geyer, owner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, provides some timely tips for a spring makeover of your home.

 

*  Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year and the perfect nod to spring for your home’s décor.  A “fresh and zesty yellow-green,” this color can be used as an accent to bring a neutral palette to life or paired with other lively colors for a dynamic interior.

 

10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring

 

*  Paint is one of the easiest ways to transform a room. Choose a happy hue that brings new life into your room and puts a smile on your face. Brighter, more-saturated hues work best as accents and shades of white offer a crisp backdrop for artwork and fabrics to steal the show.

 

*  Wallpaper is more of a commitment than paint, but it allows you to bring in bold patterns and cheerful color that will fill your space with happiness all year long.  Good news: Removable, peel-and-stick wallpapers are now available.

 

*  Add accent pillows in a bright floral pattern or botanical print to your sofa or chairs for an instant update. Butterflies, birds and cherry blossoms are other popular spring motifs that work beautifully as accents in a home.

 

10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring

 

*  Punchy pastels are on trend right now. Think of ballet pinks and aquas but kicked up a notch in saturation. These colors are anything but soft and can add a cheerful accent to your space when used in accessories.

 

*  Drapery panels not only dress your windows but they soften a wall by layering in fabric. Choose a solid in sunny yellow or sky blue or opt for a floral pattern for a touch of springtime influence. If you’re shy about pattern and color, select a sheer fabric for drapery panels to evoke a light and airy feeling.

 

*  Layer in the texture. Use a grass-cloth wallpaper or a tile that emulates wood to bring the outdoors inside your home.

 

10 Ways to Renew and Refresh

 

*  Add scented candles and diffusers throughout your home. Fragrances like fresh peony, lavender thyme and gardenia will fill your rooms with the sweet smells of spring.

 

*  Add floral and greenery arrangements to bring a room to life. Whether fresh or faux, a floral arrangement instantly makes a room happy. When selecting a silk arrangement, the more lifelike the better. Use the arrangements on an end table, console or coffee table for a pop of color.

 

*  Get organized. Edit your rooms and get rid of clutter. Incorporate baskets into your bookshelves to keep things neat and tidy. Use decorative boxes on your cocktail table to store remotes and electronic devices.

 

For more advice on bringing springtime into your home and to see many of the most spectacular homes for sale in North Texas, visit grandviemagazine.com.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Piassick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market


Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market

 

The North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur significant growth in luxury home sales. In the past year, 5.2 percent more luxury homes were purchased in Dallas-Fort Worth than during the prior 12 months.

 

If you are considering buying or selling a home in Dallas-Fort Worth, it would be our honor to be of service to you. With our highly effective marketing and advertising tools and our membership in Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday Realtors is ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury real estate transaction.

 

Whether you are considering buying or selling your home, or just staying put for now, we invite you to enjoy the fall/winter edition of North Texas’ leading luxury home publication, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. We believe you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. To get started, click here.

 

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

We’re very excited to share that the spring 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to approximately 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 19th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Child’s Play,” featuring advice on designing the ideal bedroom for your child from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “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 spring issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the importance of global marketing in the luxury-home market segment.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the spring 2016 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you! See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

 

We’re excited to announce that the fall/winter 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to almost 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 extraordinary luxury properties, the 18th edition of Grand Vie offers plenty of interesting editorial content, including a special section for farm & ranch properties; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; fall-inspired recipes from local celebrity chefs Kirstyn Brewer of Victor Tangos and Blaine Staniford of Grace Restaurant; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the North Texas ranch market.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the fall/winter 2015 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


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The spring 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to 50,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. With this edition of Grand Vie, we are very pleased to present the addition of properties and Associates from Fort Worth’s leading real estate boutique, Williams Trew, an Ebby Halliday Company.

 

Grand Vie, now in its fifth year of publication, is bigger and better than ever. For this edition, we photographed two cover homes and produced two versions of the magazine (East and West) depending on which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to the beautiful properties represented by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew, we included two new special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; Q&As with leading North Texas landscape architects Harold Leidner of Dallas and Angelynn Harvey of Fort Worth; and a new feature, “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season.

 

And, as if any of us needs another reason to own a Texas lake house, real estate blogger Candy Evans dishes on why a North Texas lake house may just be the perfect vacation home.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the new Grand Vie. To view the digital version of North Texas’ premier luxury home publication, visit grandviemagazine.com.

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.

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.