The Weekly Wrap-Up: Condo Edition


Upscale living, breathtaking skyline views, all while being steps away from everything North Texas has to offer – what more could you want in a condo? This week, we’re highlighting 6 stunning units that will have you daydreaming of the city life.

2011 Cedar Springs Road #307 | Harwood District | $949,999

2408 Victory Park Lane #841 | Victory Park | $507,000

5200 Keller Springs Road #1415 | Far North Dallas | $495,000

5609 SMU Boulevard #308 | Dallas | $359,000 | OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, April 18 from 1 p.m to 3 p.m.

3920 Travis Street #23 | Uptown | $350,000

2608 Museum Way #3214 | Fort Worth | $329,900

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests


How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the fall 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Home Away from Home,” featuring advice on designing the ideal guest room from design and lifestyle expert Kathy Fielder.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

“With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to consider your home’s guest accommodations and what you can do to make your friends and family members feel at home — in your home,” Fielder says. “The first tip I always provide clients, family and friends about their guest rooms? ‘Spend the night there to see if you would enjoy it.’

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

Fielder says the key to the success of your guest bedroom design is in the planning. Each detail should be carefully considered so that you optimize the space available.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

Fielder recommends creating a Pinterest board or making some sort of inspiration board. When you do, you will start to see a pattern.

 

“Once you have decided on modern or traditional, eclectic or transitional, you’ll be motivated to choose your color palette,” Fielder says.

 

Color defines and breathes life into our spaces. It appeals to our senses, and studies show that our bodies physically react to color. That being said, it makes sense to choose the colors you will use in your guest bedroom wisely.

 

To read the full article by Kathy Fielder in the fall/winter 2016 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, click here.

 

Grand Vie: Your Source for Luxury Living


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The fall/winter 2016 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now being direct-mailed to 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 21th edition of Grand Vie offers a wealth of interesting editorial content, including “Spectacular Sparkle,” a conversation with designer and creative director Jay Strongwater; “Nature’s Inspiration,” offering advice on how to bring fall looks into your home from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; holiday menu inspiration from Parigi’s Janice Provost; and advice on how to make your holiday guests feel at home in your home from design and lifestyle expert Kathy Fielder. Also included are “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the ideal vacation home environment, Lake Tahoe.

 

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

 

Grand Vie: Your Source for Luxury Living

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

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

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.

 

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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.

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.

 

Want to take a closer look?

 

 

 

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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.