12 Homes of Christmas: 5-Car Garage


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This holiday season, we’re giving a nod to our favorite Christmas carol by sharing 12 delightful days of Christmas home ideas perfect for that special someone.
 
As the tune goes …
 
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a five-car garage.
 
Make yourself at-home at this luxurious French château-style estate in Flower Mound’s gated Château de Lac community. 1901 Point De Vue Drive features lush, professional landscaping, a grand entryway, crown molding, a walk-in wine cellar and a plethora of chandeliers. Pull up to the porte-cochère, or park your car in any of the five garage spaces and see the opulence for yourself.
 
Must-know details:
 
• Priced at $3,250,000
• 11,301 square feet
• 6 bedrooms
• 6.2 baths
 
To view this listing on Ebby.com, click here. Contact the O’Toole LeVan Group at 214-543-5559 or marshana@ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: French Château in Flower Mound


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a luxurious estate in Flower Mound’s gated Château de Luc community. 1901 Point De Vue Drive offers beautiful lighting fixtures, a library, a wine cellar, Juliet balconies, a safe room, an office, a game room with a kitchen and a five-car garage. Take a virtual tour below to see all the exceptional amenities throughout.
 
Need-to-know Details:
• Priced at $3,250,000
• 11,301 square feet: 6 bedrooms, 6.2 baths
• Island kitchen with a breakfast bar, double ovens, and two dishwashers
• Master suite with French doors, a fireplace, and a private patio with an outdoor shower
• A backyard with a diving pool, a spa, water features, a kitchen, and professional landscaping
 
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To view this listing, contact the O’Toole Levan Group at 972-978-5317 or OTooleLevanGroup@Ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Immaculate Masterpiece


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Happy Friday, all! This week on Fresh Listing Friday, we’re taking a closer look at the immaculate Lewis & Earley custom home in the Chimney Rock neighborhood of Flower Mound. This 1-acre home site is surrounded by trees, contains conservation land and is an example of fine architecture and craftsmanship from the inside out.

 

Need to know details:

– Beautiful Lewis and Earley custom home in Chimney Rock neighborhood of Flower Mound, listed for $1,250,000
– Five bedrooms, four baths, one half-bath — 5,116 square feet
– Stucco exterior with floor-to-ceiling windows
– Mixture of hardwood and stone flooring, crown molding, high ceilings
– Three living areas, guest house, media room, wine refrigerators

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Immaculate Masterpiece
Front exterior displaying vastness of property, with conservation land on both sides and a wooded-area directly behind.

Fresh Listing Friday: Immaculate Masterpiece
Spacious family room contains high ceilings, a horizon fireplace that features stacked stone to the ceiling and windows open to the backyard.

Fresh Listing Friday: Immaculate Masterpiece

Fresh Listing Friday: Immaculate Masterpiece
The open kitchen includes soapstone and quartzite countertops, a large breakfast bar, double convection ovens, a warming drawer, built-in refrigerator and a Wolf, six-burner cooktop.

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The large dining area features windows on three sides that give you a view of the private garden area.

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The home office contains hardwood flooring, built-ins and large windows.

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The media room comes with a 115″ screen, a Sony projector and a wall of built-ins. It also sits adjacent to the (not pictured) wet bar, which features two wine refrigerators and a gathering space.

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The master suite features hardwood floors, a beamed-ceiling, built-ins, a walk-in shower, large soaking tub and travertine and quartzite finishes.

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Travel outside and discover the backyard oasis that contains an outdoor kitchen, sitting area, pool with water features and a gas fire pit all set against the backdrop of trees and conservation land.

 

To see all the properties that were new to the DFW housing market this week, click here.

Family-Friendly Fun in DFW


Family-Friendly Fun in DFW

Want to get out this spring but can’t find anything fun that’s family-friendly? We’ve scoured our resources to create a list of activities that are exciting for every age, no matter where you live in DFW.

 

Don’t let the season pass you by without taking advantage of these area attractions!

 

Aquariums and Zoos:

Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, Dallas

The Dallas Zoo, Dallas

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth

Frank Buck Zoo, Gainsville

Sealife Aquarium, Grapevine

 

Bowling:

Alley Cats, Arlington

Cowtown Bowling Palace, Fort Worth

Bowl & Barrel, Dallas

Plano Super Bowl, Plano

 

Mini Golf:

Put-Put Fun Centers, Fort Worth and Arlington

TopGolf, Allen, Dallas, and The Colony

 

Museums and Libraries:

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth

Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas

Dallas Fire Fighters Museum, Dallas

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth

George Bush Library, Dallas

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth

National Scouting Museum, Irving

Perot Museum, Dallas

 

Other:

Dallas Arboretum, Dallas

Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth

Galaxy Drive-In, Ennis

Klyde Warren Park, Dallas

Reunion Tower, Dallas

Sundance Square, Fort Worth

Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas

 

Theme and Water Attractions:

Bahama Beach Water Park, Dallas

Celebration Station, Mesquite

Dinosaur World, Glen Rose

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose

Galveston Island, Galveston

Hawaiian Fallas Water Park, Garland, Mansfield, The Colony

Hydrous Wake Park, Allen

Jump For Fun, Southlake and Flower Mound

Legoland, Grapevine

North Texas Jellystone Park, Keene

NRH2O Family Water Park, North Richland Hills

Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Frisco

Stockyards Station, Fort Worth

Water Works Park, Denton

 

Photo via Dallas Zoo Facebook

Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter


Colder days are here to stay and it’s time to get your fireplace roaring again. Before you fill your home with the warmth and smell of a cracking fire, though, there are some precautions you should take.

 

1. Check the Chimney: Have you called a chimney sweep recently? Experts recommend you have your chimney cleaned once a year. A fireplace is only as good as its chimney, so make sure you have it cleaned and inspect the exterior structure to make sure there are no obvious issues there as well.

 

2. Open the Flue: Ever started a fire and had the room fill with smoke? If you’re new to fireplaces, you may not realize that this happens when the flue is closed. Many people close them in order to keep out small animals when their fireplaces aren’t in use. Simply look up and reach for a chain or lever to open it back up.

 

3. Vacuum: A quick vacuuming of the flue, smoke shelf, and the surrounding hearth is the last step to preparing for fabulous fires for many months to come.

 

If you’re about to be without a fireplace in the upcoming winter months, we have plenty of homes that could have you curling up by the fire in no time!

 

Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^6313 Biltmore Lane, McKinneyGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^6650 Aintree Circle, DallasGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^3923 Ridgecrest Drive, Flower MoundGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^2108 Grayson Road, McKinneyGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^1258 CR 132, Whitesboro

Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^4508 Oxbow Drive, McKinneyGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^9034 Maple Glen Drive, Dallas
Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^1229 Homer Johnson Lane, GarlandGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^2108 Meridian Way, RichardsonGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^1027 Countryside Drive, Cedar Hill 

Beautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles


In the bedroom the key piece of furniture is, of course, the bed. So, it should come as no shock that this design decision necessitates careful consideration of all of your options. While it may be easy for some, the range of choices out there for beds and headboards can be a little overwhelming, especially when you can’t see what the bed looks like in an actual room.

 

In an effort to make your choice a little easier, we’ve compiled photos of some of the hottest styles from rooms that are part of homes currently on the market in DFW.
Beautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Wood Slats: 1705 Quarry Lane, McKinneyBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Solid Wood: 1812 Foxborough Trail, Flower MoundBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Wingback: 3804 Furman Court, Fort WorthBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Tufted: 4136 Prescott Ave., DallasBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Upholstered and Studded with Wood Trim: 6820 Southridge Drive, DallasBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Double Upholstered: 3508 Villanova St., University ParkBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Wall Mounted Fabric: 2001 Misty Creek Drive, ArlingtonBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles^No Headboard: 10164 Timber Trail Drive, Dallas

Feature We Love: Vaulted Ceiling


This edition of Feature We Love is all about ambiance and drama, because that is exactly what a vaulted ceiling adds to a room. Vaulted ceilings amplify visual space and bring a sense of style that regular ceilings simply cannot. They come in different varieties and they can be found just about anywhere in a home.

 

These 5 spaces, in houses that are on the market around DFW, that are all made more wonderful by a vaulted ceiling.

Feature We Love: Vaulted Ceiling^2900 Corkwood Circle, Flower Mound

Feature We Love: Vaulted Ceiling^14901 Lake Forest Drive, Addison

Feature We Love: Vaulted Ceiling^4406 Woodfin Drive, Dallas

Feature We Love: Vaulted Ceiling^7004 Peters Path, Colleyville

Feature We Love: Vaulted Ceiling^1410 Pecos Drive, Southlake

 

6 Methods to Makeover Your Master


A home is an ever-evolving project. As our styles change and the years go by, it’s easy to get the itch to update your home and bring it up to speed. If you’re looking for a change-up or a way to fall back in love with your master bedroom, take a look at the tips below.

6 Methods to Makeover Your MasterAdd Seating: A little extra seating can go a long way, visually and practically. Even just adding a bench or a single chair brings new style and an additional function to the room

Pictured: 10427 Lennox Lane, Dallas

6 Methods to Makeover Your MasterChange the Bedding: Some colorful pillows or a new duvet can be inexpensive ways to get a fresh new look

Pictured: 1117 Gannon Drive, Plano

6 Methods to Makeover Your MasterHeadboard: Adding or changing your headboard completely changes your bed. Plus, they come in every color, shape, and size, and style

Pictures: 1008 Colony St., Flower Mound

6 Methods to Makeover Your MasterNew Rug: Whether you have carpet or hardwood flooring, a rug really works to tie a bedroom together, especially if your master is large.  A rug adds texture and focus

Pictured: 5543 Morningside Ave., Dallas

6 Methods to Makeover Your MasterPaint: A fresh coat of paint is another relatively inexpensive way to give your room a reboot

Pictured: 1915 Cresson Drive, Southlake

6 Methods to Makeover Your MasterLighten Up: New lamps and lighting add ambiance to a master bedroom. Be bold and explore new colors and shapes, not everything has to be matchy-matchy.

Pictured: 3805 Sonya Drive, Plano

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious Stunner


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Happy Friday, ya’ll! This week’s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to the gorgeous home at 2900 Corkwood Circle in Flower Mound.

 

It’s located on a 1.1-acre, cul-de-sac, creek lot in River Oaks Estates and has been updated with designer touches. Our favorite feature of this home, though, is the high ceilings that can be found in nearly every room. The floor plan is flowing, the windows are plentiful and the high ceilings further maximize the 5,348 square feet in this home.

 

Here are the other important specs:

-4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, three-car garage, listed for $850,000

-Formal dining and living rooms

-3 fireplaces, dual staircases, plantation shutters, and hardwood flooring

-Upstairs game room, bonus room, and wet bar with fridge

-Wooded, private backyard with pool and covered & open patios

 

Sounds pretty fabulous, right? Well, that’s because it is. See for yourself…

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerFront exterior with beautiful brick, arched windows and openings, and covered front door

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerTwo-story entry with curved staircase, hardwood flooring, and view of formal dining and living rooms

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerFormal living room with two-story windows and ceilings and fireplace with granite surround

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerFamily room with wall of windows, high ceiling, stone fireplace, and open to kitchen and breakfast room with access to the backyard

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerKitchen with granite countertops, island, breakfast bar with seating, stainless-steel appliances, white cabinetry, and walk-in pantry

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerBreakfast area with bay window and window seat, plantation shutters, built-ins, and backyard access

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerMaster bedroom with vaulted ceiling, sitting area, bay window, and see-through glass fireplace

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerMaster bathroom with dual vanities with granite countertops, large shower, jetted tub next to glass fireplace, and walk-in closet with built-ins

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerUpstairs wet bar with bar seating, built-in fridge, wine storage, and open to two bonus rooms.

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerView of two upstairs bonus spaces and full bath

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerFenced-in, pool and patio section of the backyard

Fresh Listing Friday: Spacious StunnerOpen, wooded backyard on the 1.1-acre lot

 

We absolutely adore this property. It’s filled with amenities, and the high ceilings and windows are simply fantastic. To see more information and pictures, click any of the photos above.

 

To see all the homes that were new to the D-FW housing market this week, click here.

Photos via Ebby.com and Shoot2Sell

Feature We Love: The Arched Entry


You know something is a housing trend when you see it in homes in not just one or two cities, but all across the Metroplex. That’s exactly the case with arched entries, the latest feature we’ve noticed popping up in our available inventory.

 

There’s not much to say that these pictures don’t say for themselves. These archways are both beautiful and inviting, and they create stunning curb appeal for the homes and doorways that they frame. This architectural feature has made a lasting mark on North Texas homes, and we only expect that it will continue to rise in popularity.

 

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^2212 Stanford Court, McKinney

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^8501 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^607 Naples Drive, Allen

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^467 Ridge Point Drive, Heath

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^2700 Regency Place Court, Arlington

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^7000 Mills Branch Circle, Plano

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^12269 Pecan Forest Drive, Dallas

Property photos via ebby.com & Shoot2Sell