7 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you may be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on Turkey Day, these seven island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.

 

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2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

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2321 Silver Table Drive | Lewisville | $2,199,000

 

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6634 Aberdeen AvenuePreston Hollow | $2,100,000

 

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5209 Limestone Court | Richardson | $1,180,000

 

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7736 Goforth CircleLake Highlands | $1,049,000

 

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218 Wimberly Street | Fort Worth | $425,000

 

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702 Wildgrove Drive | Garland | $329,000

 

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9 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you might be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Regardless of whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on turkey day, these nine island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.
 
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1601 Carlyle Court | Westlake | $2,895,000
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6331 Northwood Road | Dallas – Preston Hollow | $1,895,0006655 green knoll wiw6655 Green Knoll Drive | North Dallas | $1,495,000
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6142 Shady Oaks Drive | Frisco | $1,324,9007723 midbury kitchen7723 Midbury Drive | Dallas | $1,295,0005609 glenbrook5609 Glenbrook Circle | Plano | $995,0004150 fallbrook4150 Fallbrook Drive | Frisco | $799,9001227 woodlawn1227 Woodlawn Avenue | Dallas – Kessler Park | $725,000
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8615 Thorbrush Place | Dallas | $549,900
 
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8 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to get in the spirit than to round up some of our favorite dining rooms on the market? No matter the size of your gathering, these dining rooms will serve as the perfect backdrop for spending time with family and friends.

 

Dining Rooms2 Savannah Ridge Drive | Frisco – Stonebriar | $1,400,000

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751 Amber Lane | Little Elm | $2,900,000

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5242 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco – Starwood | $2,500,000

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9118 Esplanade Drive | Dallas | $379,000

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1513 Callaway Drive | Plano | $315,000

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8281 St. John’s Drive | Waxahachie | $370,000

Dining Rooms

8024 Strathmore Drive | McKinney | $569,900

10 Outdoor Fireplaces Just in Time for Fall


Today is the official start of the fall season.

 

Though it hasn’t completely cooled off in D-FW, temperatures have (somewhat) dropped and the breezes have started to trickle in. So, in the spirit of fall and the cool nights that follow, we’re featuring the ultimate fall amenity: outdoor fireplaces.

 

Whether in a fire pit or a fireplace, a warm fire is the perfect way to spend an autumn evening. View some of our favorite options that could be yours by the time the season is in full swing.

 

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1750 Trace Bella Court | Westlake | $5,798,880

 

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4135 Windsor Parkway | University Park | $2,200,000

 

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6049 Lakehurst Avenue | Preston Hollow | $1,895,000

 

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1276 Somerset Lane | McLendon-Chisholm | $1,590,000

 

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6794 Reims Court | Frisco – Chapel Creek | $1,295,500

 

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4633 Crooked Lane | Dallas – Northaven Estates | $1,095,000

 

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6401 Knollwood Drive | McKinney – Stonebridge Ranch | $799,999

 

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1508 Arizona Drive | Allen – Suncreek | $769,000

 

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3001 Sunvalley Drive | Richardson – The Knolls at Breckinridge | $405,000

 

 

 

A Modern Perspective on Craftsmanship


Victoria Barr of Ebby’s Preston Center Office is presenting The Moderne Construction Group (TMCG Homes) by highlighting several of their unique homes, all within the Park Cities and the Highland Park Independent School District.

 

Each TMCG home offers a unique blend of modernism and Southern charm, and includes sliding-glass walls and screened living areas.

 

“The Moderne Construction Group interprets classic styles, from sharp Art Deco to sleek Bauhaus, modern farm house, whimsical Cape Cod, and transitional traditional,” says Barr. “It’s my honor to introduce these exceptional properties as well as The Moderne Construction Group to the market.”

 

Available Now

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3915 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,790,000

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 4 full; 2 half

Square Footage: 4,431

This unique residence presents a blend of modernism and Southern charm. Features include hardwood flooring, triple crown molding, a stainless-steel balustrade, soapstone countertops, shiplap walls, a well-appointed master suite, and two sliding-glass doors that open to a spacious courtyard and signature screened living area.

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4336 Livingston Avenue | Highland Park | Available August 2016

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full; 2 half

Square Footage: 4,700

This historic home is undergoing an interior rebuild, transforming into a sleek transitional style with mechanical convenience, all brushed with graceful Southern charm. Features include clean lines, original, one-inch, reclaimed oak flooring, and TMCG’s signature sliding-glass doors that open to a wrap-around, screened living area.

 

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3408 Stanford | University Park | Available June 2016

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 5,033

This Art Deco home is stylized with TMCG’s signature blend of sleek-lined modernism and Southern charm. Features include a circular dining area, well-appointed kitchen, glass doors that open to a signature screened living area with a fireplace, and a bright and inviting master suite.

Recently Sold

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7825 Hanover Street | Dallas – Caruth Hills | Bauhaus inspired | SOLD

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 4,003

 

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4312 Hyer Street (rebuild) | Highland Park | SOLD

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 2 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 2,738

 

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4340 Shenandoah Street (rebuild) | University Park | SOLD

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 2 full; 1 half

Square Footage: 2,739

 

For more information or a private showing, contact Victoria Barr at 214-213-2593 or VictoriaBarr@Ebby.com. To learn more about The Moderne Construction Group, click here.

10 Homes that Master Spring Curb Appeal


A short drive around town will tell you spring has sprung in D-FW – tulips are in bloom, hedges are trimmed and homeowners are focused on sprucing up their curb appeal. From the landscaping to the porch furniture, it’s all about making the exterior of your home feel welcoming and fresh, and these 10 homes got it just right.

 

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5830 Falls Road | Dallas – Old Preston Hollow | $5,250,000

 

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3915 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,839,000

 

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5343 Wenonah Drive | Dallas – Greenway Parks | $1,725,000

 

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4415 Woodfin Drive | Dallas – Rockbrook Estates | $1,585,000

 

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4915 Stanford Avenue | Dallas | $1,498,500

 

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4801 Stafford Drive | Colleyville – Stafford Heights | $1,275,000

 

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5434 Ridgedale Avenue | Dallas – Greenland Hills | $1,150,000

 

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7331 Paldao Drive | Dallas – Northwood Hills | $750,000

 

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2333 Lawndale Drive | Dallas – Stevens Park Village | $419,000

 

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11246 McCree Road | Dallas – Lakeland Hills | $259,900

How-To: Interior Lighting


Did you know that lighting is one of the most important elements in your home? When natural light isn’t available, due to lack of windows or time of day, the mood and brightness of your home is dictated by interior lighting. Additionally, light fixtures are a large part of design and personal style.

 

Following are a few tips to get the most out of your interior lighting:

 

Diversify

Use multiple sources for light so that the ambience is just right. Think about a mix of recessed ceiling lights, chandeliers, sconces, floor lamps, table lamps, and under mounted lighting solutions. A combination will throw light in different directions and create a more generalized glow.

 

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5730 County Road 471 | McKinney | $648,000

 

Focal Points

Use task lighting and directed light to highlight desks, plants, art, and unique decor.

 

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4428 Greenbrier Drive | Dallas | $1,750,000

 

Dimmers

Consider installing dimmers in entertaining spaces like dining areas, media rooms, and living areas. Being able to set the mood for a meal, movie or cozy night by the fire makes all the difference.

 

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6436 Sudbury Road | Plano – Kings Gate | $2,399,900

 

Read the Room

Different rooms call for different light fixture heights, sizes, and illuminations. For example, overhead lighting makes more sense in a kitchen than it does in a bedroom. Smaller lamps, sconces and delicate chandeliers are better suited in bedrooms than large living spaces.

 

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5330 Pebblebrook Drive | Dallas – Russwood Acres | $1,569,000

 

Wattage

Always follow the instructions on your light fixture for maximum wattage, but don’t be afraid to take it down a notch. If the light fixture is more for decor than actual illumination, consider using low-wattage bulbs, which use less energy. Typical wattages range from 40 (for reading) to 80 (for putting on make up). However, utilizing multiple fixtures will allow for something in between.

 

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4340 Shenandoah Street | University Park | $1,450,000

 

Decor

The fixtures you choose have a visual impact on your space. Make sure to keep the overall look and feel of the room in mind when selecting fixtures, but don’t be afraid to go bold. Statement floor lamps or chandeliers are the perfect way to add a punch of style with just one or two pieces.

 

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3804 Villanova Street | University Park | $2,675,000

Master Your Master Bath


Let’s admit something: master bathrooms serve as a sanctuary to many of us. And, according to REALTOR® Mag, they are often a driving force in a buyer’s purchase decision.

 

Today’s master bathrooms are influenced by the following seven style categories, all creating an atmosphere of personal indulgence.

 

Aesthetic

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4428 Greenbrier Drive | Dallas | $1,798,000

Personal preference usually leads the way in the creation of the master bath. However, these days the preference seems to be classical or historic styling, with industrial or rustic elements being introduced: wood-grain accents, pendant lights and other smaller touches.

 

Fixtures

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12101 Madeleine Circle | Dallas – Preston Forest | $949,000

Fixtures such as tubs and sinks are now kept to a simple rectangular shape.

 

Cabinetry

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3826 Medallion Lane | Dallas – Walnut Hill Highlands | $1,649,000

More cabinets are being fitted with drawers rather than doors to make accessing contents easier, which follows the trend in kitchens.

 

Faucets

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5504 Burkett Drive | Frisco – Starwood | $1,250,000

Though chrome and nickel are still appealing to most, rose gold, bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, and brushed gold are the trending faucet finishes to consider.

 

Lighting

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609 Orleans Drive | Southlake – Carillon | $925,000

Say bye-bye to glitzy chandeliers. Choices now include subtle pendants and sconces.

 

Color and texture

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12255 Mustang Road | Pilot Point | $5,500,000

White will forever remain a favorite palette for master baths, but color experts cite trends that now lean towards less pure options such as a warm taupe. Experts also see an increase in tone-on-tone brushed effects. Regarding rugs, introduce texture with Turkish oushak or faux animal rugs.

 

Walls, floors and countertops

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7502 Colgate Avenue | Dallas – Caruth Hills | $1,955,000

Subway tiles remain the classic choice for bathroom walls, but they’re becoming larger than than the traditional 3-by-6-inch size. Floors are also being laid with larger-format tiles, while granite countertops are disappearing and marble is becoming irresistible.

8 One-Story Wonders Under $500K


There’s something about one-story homes. Their charm and class equate to a special kind of humbled beauty and character. They have the ability to yield luxury, yet provide coziness–all on one floor!

 

These eight, one-story wonders showcase beautiful design on both inside and out–and they’re all under $500,000!

 

Versailles 3615 S. Versailles Ave. | Dallas – La Foy Place | $499,000

 

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2522 Loving Ave. | Dallas – Lakewood | $479,900

 

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4818 Purdue Ave. | Dallas – Briarwood | $445,000

 

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14554 Overview Drive | Dallas – Northwood Hills | $410,000

 

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6006 Gentle Knoll Drive | Dallas – Preston Port Estates | $385,000

 

Lockhart
817 Lockhart Drive | McKinney – Hardin Lake | $370,000

 

Fenestra
2365 Fenestra Drive | East Dallas – Claremont | $330,000

 

Westwood
527 Westwood Drive | Richardson – Richardson Heights | $232,000

Last-Minute Gift Guide: Local Treasures


T–3 days till the big holiday. If you’re a last-minute shopper (like most of us), don’t fret. We’ve rounded up a smorgasbord of items that can serve as great gifts for anyone. The best part? They can be found a hop, skip and a jump away from you.

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Handcrafted with merino wool felt and Italian leather, this wine carrier keeps your wine chilled and safe during transit.

 

Pax & Parker – Fort Worth; $129

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Jack Spade Nylon Backpack

A sleek nylon interior and exterior ensures durability, while the added padding on the back provides plenty of comfort.

 

Pax & Parker – Fort Worth; $248

 

 

 

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Incanter Infuser 

Infuse your favorite spirits with this gadget by Sempli. Cut up some of your favorite flavors and place them in the infuser tube, pour in your spirit and indulge in a unique experience.

 

Nest – Dallas; $65

 

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Each of these metallic vessels features a unique scent, while also serving as a beautiful accessory in any home.

 

Xēla Aroma – Dallas; $49

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Fleece Dog Sweater & Santa Chew Toy

Make sure your pet is styled appropriately for holiday festivities or any chilly day. This fleece guarantees warmth, comfort and sophistication. Also, what’s Christmas without a Santa chew toy? This one incorporates chew guard technology to ensure durability.

 

Jack & Jill Pet Market – Dallas (Oak Lawn); $32 (sweater); $16.99 (toy)

 

 

 

 

 

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Cubebot Micro

Skip the plastic and the batteries with this non-traditional take on the toy robot. Its hardwood frame holds plenty of poses, allowing for generations of play.

 

{neighborhood} – Bishop Arts District; $8