Father’s Day Gift Guide


 

 

 

Father's Day Gift Guide
The first day of summer just so happens to fall on Father’s Day. And with all this rain, it’s a no-brainer dad will welcome the gift of the summer season with open arms. You can thank mother nature. But, what do YOU get the man who has everything? Following are a few items dad can use during the summer and all year round. You better hurry, though — dad’s (and summer’s) special day is just around the corner.

 

 

 

 

Father's Day Gift Guide
Aqua Golf

Dad can tee up a great round of golf without even leaving the house. Perfect for parties, gatherings or just himself, dad can unwind in his own backyard, whenever he wants with the Aqua Golf game set.

 

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iGrill ® Mini Thermometer

If dad’s a grill master and tech savvy, then the iGrill ® Mini Thermometer is the perfect gift. This small device attaches to your phone and provides temperature readings to ensure perfectly-cooked meats.

 

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Horseshoe Set

Well, this is Texas, and not having a horseshoe game in the backyard is almost criminal. Dad will love this Henley Brands Horseshoes Set, equipped with a carrying case and slide-out door locks that peg in place for a secure transport.

 

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Craft Cocktails Book

There’s no question dad can stir up a mean cocktail, but maybe he wants to shake things up a bit and try something new. The Best Craft Cocktails book features one of a kind recipes, designed for both experts and beginners.

 

Father's Day Gift GuideDeluxe Grill

Last, but certainly not least. What dad doesn’t enjoy a little time out by the grill? Weber’s Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill incorporates classic and new age grilling with a gas ignition and cleaning system.

 

 

 

If we’ve failed to hit the spot, hopefully we’ve inspired some great gift ideas for that special man in your life. Be sure to check out our selection of Dad-Worthy Digs for more inspiration, too.

Fresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in Frisco


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Happy Friday! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Frisco’s coveted Stonebriar neighborhood. The home at 5030 Southern Hills Drive is a rarity that screams elegance and luxury. See the one of a kind features below.

 

Need to know details:

– Meticulous country club estate, listed for $1,500,000
– 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5 half-baths — 8,911 square feet
– Attached guest house on the 17th hole of the Stonebriar Country Club golf course
– 4 livings areas, 4 dining areas
– Vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile
– 5-car garage, multiple wet bars, dual wine chillers, multiple staircases, and a temperature-controlled wine room

 

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^ Front exterior showing the brick work, walkway, driveway and mature landscaping
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^ Immaculate home office equipped with built-in shelving, a fireplace and large, arched windowFresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in Frisco
^ One of four living areas that features hardwood flooring, a fireplace and floor-to-celing windows that provide backyard viewsFresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in Frisco
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^ Stunning kitchen with white cabinetry, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, an island, stainless-steel appliances, including Viking double ovens, and dual dishwashers.

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^ The spacious master suite features high ceilings, crown molding, a sitting area, fireplace, french doors that lead to the backyard, dual walk-in closets and vanities, pillared-tub, and a separate shower.Fresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in Frisco
^ An additional sitting area features a wet bar with a wine chiller, and a fireplaceFresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in FriscoFresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in Frisco

Fresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in Frisco^ The backyard offers breathtaking golf course views, a long walkway and pool

 

To see all the homes that were new to the DFW real estate market this week, click here.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookends


Whether you’re stuck in a design rut or just searching for some extra flair, bookends can serve as that tiny creative touch that makes all the difference, regardless of the style of home you have. Following are a few stylish bookends that can help you “get it together.”

 

Fabulous Find: Bookends L’Objet Snake Bookend Set

Designed by former interior designer Elad Yifrach, this L’Objet Snake Boookend Set blends ancient techniques with a modern sensibility.

Fabulous Find: BookendCeramic Dachshund Bookend Set

Jonathan Adler caters to the dog lovers with his Dachshund Bookend Set. Part of his Menagerie Collection, this ceramic piece features a simple silhouette with a matte glaze.

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

Miranda Shoe Bookend Set

One look at this pair of bookends and you know exactly who it’s for. The Miranda Shoe Bookend Set  offers a playful message to its recipient.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

Tory Burch Lucite Letters

Personalize your space with these Lucite Letters by Tory Burch. Purchase multiple letters to spell out a single word or just your initials. Regardless, a great accessory to any room.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

Joseph Deer Bookends

For the avid outdoorsman (or woman), this Joseph Deer Bookend Set brings a touch of the woodlands life to any home.

Fabulous Find: BookendLoki Bookends

Sculpted from dark iron, these Loki Bookends feature geometric shapes that add a sophisticated, transitional touch.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

 

Big Top Bookend Set

Lovers of color rejoice. Based on the classic art of balloon making, this Big Top Bookend Set is shaped like a top dog and adds playful vibrancy to any room.

Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm


Fresh Listing Friday: M-Street Charm

Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Dallas’ Greenland Hills neighborhood, otherwise popularly known as the M Streets. The home at 6039 Mercedes Avenue is the ideal combination of character and updates. And, it’s in a highly coveted location.

 

 

 

Need to know details:

– Quaint, expanded and renovated M Street home, listed for $750,000
– 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 half-bath — 2,753 square feet
– 9-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, crown molding, granite countertops
– Downstairs study, formal dining area, breakfast bar, den area, elevated rear deck, saltwater pool

Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ Front exterior showing the arched door and stone-tiled steps
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^ Upon entrance, discover the formal sitting area, equipped with a fireplace, large window, hardwood flooring and crown molding.Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ An entryway near the fireplace leads to the formal dining area Fresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ The compact, but charming kitchen is open to the den area and offers views of the backyard, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast bar.Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ Travel upstairs and find the master suite, equipped with high ceilings, dual sinks, a walk-in glass shower, jet tub and marble countertops. Fresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ The spacious backyard offers an elevated deck, perfect for entertaining, lush greenery, and a saltwater pool.

 

To see all the homes that were new to the DFW real estate market this week, click here.

Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate


Fresh Listing Friday: Tuscan Villa

Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday was a no-brainer. Located in the heart of McKinney, this custom estate at 5409 Twin Cities Lane comes with every amenity imaginable. The surrounding lush landscaping, alone, leaves the mind to wonder what the inside holds. Have a peek below.

 

 

 

Need to know details:

– Custom estate on a golf course lot, listed for $1,975,000
– 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 half-baths — 7,421 square feet
– Guest suite, storm shelter, kid’s wing, basketball court
– Epicurean-style kitchen, hidden prep kitchen, large wine fridge, stainless-steel appliances
– Mature, lush landscaping, serene outdoor living area with a fireplace and kitchen

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Front exterior showing the exquisite landscaping and grand entryway.
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^ Upon entry and directly to the left, sits the formal dining room, featuring hardwood flooring, custom wallpaper and a hanging chandelier. Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Travel to the Epicurean-style kitchen and you’ll find stainless-steel appliances, decorative light fixtures and a wooden island with a breakfast bar.Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Just behind the main kitchen lies a hidden prep kitchen, equipped with an extra sink, additional dishwasher, two Sub-Zero fridges, and a large wine fridge. Fresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ The family room features high beamed ceilings, an abundance of windows and a fireplace.Fresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ The luxurious, first-floor master suite features natural light, a sitting area, high beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring, a garden tub, separate shower, dual sinks and separate vanities. Fresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom EstateFresh Listing Friday: Custom Estate
^ Travel outdoors and you will find a paradise that features two covered living areas, built-in grills, golf course views, a pool, basketball court and play area.

 

 

Simply pristine. If you fell in love with the pictures, you’ll really enjoy seeing it in person during the open house this weekend. Pop in on Sunday, May 31, between 2 and 4 p.m.

To view all the homes that were new to the DFW market this week, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Contemporary Roots


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Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday listing is nothing short of stylish. Constructing its roots in the classic Belmont neighborhood of East Dallas, this modern contemporary home at 5833 Prospect Avenue offers an updated look to the Lower Greenville area.

 

Need to know details:

– Newly constructed contemporary home on a 50 x 185 lot, listed for $865,000
– 5 bedrooms, 4 baths — 3,527 square feet
– Open floor plan, hardwood flooring, lots of natural light
– Decorative light fixtures, stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops
– Spacious bedrooms, dual vanities, over-sized garage

 

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^ Front exterior showing the two-car garage, manicured lawn, and right entrance.

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^ A walk through the entrance will lead to you an open floor plan, featuring a metal-frame staircase and hardwood flooring.

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^ The living room features an open floor plan, hardwood flooring, white walls, and plenty of windows for natural light

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^ The spacious kitchen offers hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, an abundance of cabinet space, and an island

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^ Travel upstairs and you will discover the large master suite with its own balcony, overlooking the roomy backyard.

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^ Work your way to the crisp, white master bath and you’ll find dual sinks, a separate, glass shower, and ceramic tile floors

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^ The backyard features a spacious, manicured lawn, a covered patio and private fencing. The creative possibilities are endless.

 

The location, alone, will ensure a fast sale. If you’re interested, click here for more information.

 

To see the full inventory of homes that are new to the DFW market, click here.

 

Feature We Love: Front Porch


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The added living space, curb appeal, and charm of a front porch are just a few of the reasons why this feature has become a staple of the American home. Odds are pretty good that you either grew up with one, watched families gather on them in TV shows, or just like the way they look architecturally.

 

Even if a front porch isn’t at the top of your must-have list, it’s always a welcome amenity. Not sure you agree? The pictures below will convince you otherwise.

Feature We Love: Front Porch

^2860 FM 2495, AthensFeature We Love: Front Porch

^5610 Richard Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^500 W. Ennis Ave., EnnisFeature We Love: Front Porch

^9445 Thornberry Lane, Dallas
Feature We Love: Front Porch

^6414 Deloache Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^9003 Diceman Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^822 Valencia St., DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^9903 Coppedge Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^6051 Del Norte Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch^917 King George Lane, Savannah

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home


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Happy Friday, everyone! Sometimes there’s a debate over which home should be chosen as the week’s Fresh Listing Friday, but this time the choice was clear. We immediately fell in love with the home at 5730 County Road 471 in McKinney. It’s fun, it’s fresh, and it’s the perfect retreat from city living.

 

Here are the important details you need to know:

-New England-style home on 10 acres of land listed for $750,000

-5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,759 sq. ft.

-10 ft. ceilings, hardwood flooring, oversized bedrooms, woodburning fireplace

-Barn/workshop, 3-car garage, covered front porch, fenced-in backyard

-Less than 18 minutes from downtown McKinney

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^Front exterior showing the classic white brick and wood facade with pops of blue

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^Close up of the covered front porch and front door. This home is filled with natural light thanks to many large windows

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^The home’s entry shows off the high ceilings, beautiful hardwoods, thick crown molding, and magazine-worthy decor

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^The main living room features a fireplace, built-ins, a wall of windows, and is open to the dining room and kitchen, as seen in the photo below

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^The dining room/breakfast area is located ideally between the living room and the kitchen. It features French-door access to the backyard

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^The kitchen includes many wonderful amenities, like pendant lighting, a large refrigerator, dual ovens, a farmhouse sink,granite countertops, natural light, hardwood flooring, and a walk-in pantry

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^The spacious, first-floor master suite has its own fireplace and sitting area along with recessed lighting and a set of French doors leading to the backyard

Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^The master bathroom features dual vanities, a large glass shower, and a roomy walk-in closetFresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home Fresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^Both of the other bathrooms feature bright color schemes, modern updates, and shower-tub combinationsFresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^Additional amenities in this home include a game room and a study on the second floorFresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home

^The home also features its own laundry room with a sink and abundant storageFresh Listing Friday: Chic Country Home^Outside, an oasis waits to be explored

 

Now do you see why it was so easy to choose this home? The bright colors and updated finishes make it the perfect place to call home.

 

To see all of the listings that were new to the DFW real estate market this week, click here.

Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel


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Happy Friday, everyone! One word can sum up this week’s Fresh Listing Friday – cool. Well, we’re obviously not going to leave it to one word, but if we had to that would be it. Join us as we take a peek inside the updated, Mid-Century home at 10244 Hedgeway Drive in Dallas.

 

Here are the basic facts you need to know:

-One-story, Mid-Century listed for $539,000

-3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 living spaces, 2,605 sq. ft.

-Hardwood flooring, a fireplace, open kitchen

-Diving pool, open and covered patio space, separate cabana, built-in grill, and a spacious yard

 

Now on the the fun part…

Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^Front exterior with back-lit home address, unique pathway, and mature treesFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^1 of 3 living rooms. This one is located to the left of the front door. Notice the clean lines of the walls and doorways as well as the rich hardwoodsFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^Farther to the left of the front door, and of the above living space, is the dining space. Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^Continue straight back through the dining area and you reach living room 2 of 3. It is also connected to the kitchen, as seen aboveFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^This view, from the kitchen, shows the open flow of the home. The 3rd living room lies ahead, with the 1st living room we saw and the dining room to the right and the 2nd living room behind Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^The kitchen includes a gas range, stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, an island with a breakfast bar, and a walk-in pantry. It is ideally situated for entertaining and serving guests in all areas of the homeFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^The 3rd living room features a fireplace and views of the backyardFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^The master bathroom has exquisite modern touches, from the dual sinks to the walk-in showerFresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel

^1 of 3 bedrooms, showing the natural light, clean lines, and hardwoods that flow throughout the home Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel^One of the bedrooms is currently being used as an office

Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Marvel^The backyard oasis is perfect for year-round entertaining. It has covered and open patio space, a built-in grill, a separate cabana, a diving pool, and sizable green space

 

Do you love it? We love it. Even if it’s not your particular style, you have to admire the cool-factor in this home.

 

To see all the listings that came on the market last week in DFW, click here.

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pool


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Warm weather is here and people can’t wait to get poolside. If you had a pool of your own, you wouldn’t have to wait a few more weeks for the public ones to open.

 

While homes with pools are fairly common in DFW, saltwater pools are becoming increasingly popular. Why? We did a little research and here’s a little of what we found. This type of system maintains a small amount of salt in your pool’s water, which allows for easier regulation of chlorine levels. Saltwater pools are also said to have less damaging effects on swimmers’ hair and skin than standard chlorine pools.

 

Check out a sample of our many listings with this beautiful and beneficial feature below:

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pool

 ^1254 Biltmore Drive, Southlake

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^4818 Irvin Simmons Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^1724 Wisteria Way, WestlakeFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^3660 Ranchero Road, PlanoFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^162 Shepherds Glen Road, HeathFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^5426 Southwestern Blvd., DallasFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^6436 Sudbury Road, PlanoFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool^688 Eagle Point Drive, Mount Vernon