Vote Your Faves in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 is underway. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties and click the ‘VOTE’ button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!

 

As always, Ebby Halliday Realtors listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Modern Backyard Made for Entertaining

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2221 King Fisher DriveWestlake – Listed with Trisha Hoelscher, this transitional home features broad sliding doors that open the home’s interior to its exterior living spaces. Sage green trim pops against the white stone exterior and ties in with the surrounding Texas landscape.

 

Mansion With Manicured Grounds

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10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow – Listed with Mary Poss, this luxurious slice of heaven has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an acre of land and over 10,000 square feet of living space in which to make yourself comfortable.

 

Enchanting Sunken Garden

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25 Braewood Place | Dallas – Listed with The O’Gorman Group, this cozy patio includes a fire pit and rocking chairs, where family and guests may enjoy temperate Dallas nights. The patio is trimmed by a koi pond and terraced flower beds and is accessible by a slate bridge, lending to its intimate feel.

 

This is the sixth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

View all the finalists and cast your vote here today!

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury


With the dog days of summer in full swing, there’s only one sure way to beat the heat: get out on the water. Whether you’re sailing, riding the waves or fishing, having a good time on the water is the ideal indulgence at this time of year, and of course, offers ample opportunity to flaunt your best nautically inspired fashion. Below are a some favorite toys and garb from our friends at Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s partner in marketing luxury properties. They’re sure to keep you cool as the heat cranks up in North Texas.

 

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Quadrofoil

From jet skis to windsurfing, the water has always been a place for toys, and the Quadrofoil is the latest and greatest. On top of providing endless fun, this environmentally friendly watercraft is completely electric. The foil system essentially lifts the hull out of the water for minimum resistance, and unsurpassed safety is ensured by its anti-collision system and unsinkable design.

 

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Sea Bags Tote

As any sailor knows, picking up your anchor means it’s time for adventure, and that’s exactly what you’re prepared for with the Navy Anchor Tote from Sea Bags. Combining the best of style and durability, this longtime icon made from recycled sails will make a bold statement on the docks or at the beach. Detailed with hand-spliced rope handles, it’s an authentic, must-have for every sailor this season.

 

 

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Bottega Veneta Boat Shoes

Lending a touch of high fashion to a timeless look, the Bottega Veneta Boat Shoe is the perfect footwear for wherever your sea legs take you. Exquisitely crafted and utterly versatile, whether you’re setting sail to Bermuda or splicing the mainbrace at the yacht club (translation: having a drink), these calf leather kicks will have you looking your best.

 

When the sun is blazing and it’s time to dive in, we hope this short list helps you make some cherished memories with friends and family on the water! To see the full list from Luxury Portfolio International, 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

 

 

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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.

Celebrity Homes for Sale


Fascination with famous personalities saturates the perpetual news cycle. From movie stars to Grammy award-winning singers to comedy legends, we’re captivated by their talents and lifestyles. Certainly part of the allure are the luxury homes owned by our favorite entertainers. The summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, the luxury home magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies, spotlights four homes with celebrity pedigree currently available for sale through our Luxury Portfolio International affiliates.

 

Lionsgate, Kenny Rogers’ Former Bel-Air Home I $65,000,000

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Hilton & Hyland. For details, click here.

Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake Home I $27,500,000

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Hilton & Hyland. For details, click here.

 

Steve Martin’s Saint Barthélemy Home I $10,763,607

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Sibarth Real Estate. For details, click here.

 

Linda Rondstadt’s Tucson Home I $1,650,000

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member long Realty Company. For details, click here.

 

To learn more about these spectacular celebrity homes and luxury properties for sale across Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond, visit D-FW’s premier luxury home publication grandviemagazine.com.

The Latest in Luxury Lifestyle Trends


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

 

BY LAND OR SEA

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Unlike anything of its kind, the Gibbs Quadski is the ultimate recreational toy that knows no boundaries. You’ll feel like James Bond as you approach land and seamlessly transform it into an ATV by deploying wheels at the touch of a button. GibbsSports.com

 

 

 

SMART CARD

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How many cards are in your wallet right now? The answer: Too many. Now you can combine all your credit, debit and gift cards into one with the brilliantly simple Coin, which allows you to add as many as you want. Just press a button to select which one you’d like to make a purchase with and swipe like any other card. OnlyCoin.com

 

 

BESPOKE BEDS

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Treat yourself to the world’s most luxurious night’s sleep with the Harlech bed from Savoir. Luminaries such as Sir Winston Churchill, Giacomo Puccini and Marilyn Monroe have experienced the cloud-like comfort of these hand-crafted beds, the same ones used at London’s Savoy Hotel. SavoirBeds.co.uk

 

Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The spring 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The digital version of the magazine is e-mailed to an additional 65,000 targeted, opt-in readers. Charity and event placement has also become a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by the Ebby Halliday Companies in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

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 North Texas and beyond.