Strait Lane Circle ‘Jewel Box’ Shines


 

A rare offering, the quietly tucked away one-level jewel box at 10856 Strait Lane Circle was designed by Craycroft-Lacey Partners of Dallas. Built in 1964 and situated on 1.02 acres, this exceptional Mid-Century modern features 11- to 15-foot ceilings, two original brick fireplaces, and clerestory windows for beautiful natural light. This property offers an impeccable pedigree, including double front doors hand-carved by Richard Wincorn, interior lighting by Craig Roberts, and grounds with peaceful vistas designed by Erika Vogel.

 

We hope you’ll enjoy the incredible photos of 10856 Strait Lane as much as we do. This extraordinary property is presented by Joe Kobell of Ebby’s Little White House Office. For more details, click here.

 

 

 

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Like each luxury property represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors, this extraordinary home in one of Dallas’ most picturesque and prestigious neighborhoods benefits from Ebby Halliday’s affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International. Ebby Halliday taps the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilizes its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, to expose North Texas luxury listings to buyers across the globe.

 

Discover exceptional homes in Dallas and around the world at luxuryportfolio.com.

 

 

Global Market Pulse


Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties, is always monitoring the pulse of luxury real estate. This time they highlight three of the world’s top international markets: Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo.

 

 

Paris  

Highest sale in past 12 months: $52 million

International buyers are coming from: United Arab Emirates, Brazil and the U.S.

The market is currently: a buyer’s market

Top 10% of inventory across the market: About $25,000 per square meter

The bottom line: Foreigners are back and no longer concerned about new tax laws

 

 

San Francisco

Highest sale in past 12 months: San Francisco – $15 million, Bay Area – $40 million

International buyers are coming from: China mostly, but other parts of Asia, as well

Luxury buyers are looking for homes with: Smart technology, spectacular views, wine cellars and home theaters

Top 10% of inventory across the market: $7.5 million and above

The bottom line: Tech money from Silicon Valley is driving a white-hot Bay Area market

 

 

Tokyo

Highest sale in past 12 months: $10 million

International buyers are coming from: China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with recent activity from the U.S. and UK

Luxury buyers are looking for: Condos in multipurpose developments

The bottom line: Much of the luxury inventory never makes it to market, but there’s more activity now than any other time in the past six or seven years

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas. Luxury Portfolio membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. When buying or selling property outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, Ebby Halliday’s world-class connections can help with real estate needs across North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to discover extraordinary properties for sale worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Uncorking the Latest in Viticulture


From exciting “winecations” to cool new apps, there’s a lot going on in the world of wine these days. Frankly, it’s more than a drink — it’s a lifestyle, so our friends at Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s partner in marketing luxury homes, have chosen a few favorite products that vino lovers of all levels can enjoy.

 

 THE WINE ENTHUSIAST’S APP

On the cutting edge of viticulture is Delectable, the wine enthusiast’s app that gives you the full scoop on a bottle by simply snapping a picture of it. Instantly get the average price, read reviews and share what you’ve been drinking with a community of like-minded wine lovers. Additionally, Delectable allows you to follow established sommeliers to see what they’re drinking, as well as order bottles right to your door.

 

NEVER POP THE CORK

The wine connoisseur’s dilemma has long been whether or not to uncork a bottle when you only want a glass (or two). That problem is no more with the Coravin 1000 System, allowing you to indulge in a bottle without ever popping the cork. The state-of-the-art system uses a hollow needle that passes through the cork to pressurize the bottle and extract the wine, thin enough that the cork can naturally reseal itself once the needle’s removed to prevent oxidation from occurring.

 

HELI-WINE TOUR

The “winecation” is a hot trend in luxury travel right now, but if you’re looking for something a little different than Provence or Tuscany, try a Heli-Wine Tour over Chile’s Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys (don’t worry, the pilots won’t be partaking). After a tasting at the renowned Loma Larga Vineyards, guests may enjoy breathtaking views of the region on a private heli-tour before landing at the luxurious Vina Matetic winery and resort.

 

FORM AND FUNCTION

Perfecting the balance between form and function, the WineHive is a sleek way to display anywhere from six to 120 bottles. Its modular design is reminiscent of a honeycomb (hence the name) and is constructed out of 100 percent recyclable aluminum with a satin anodize finish, bringing a touch of sophisticated organic style to your kitchen, dining room, bar or wine cellar.

 

To see more of what’s going on in the world of wine and to view some of the most luxurious homes currently for sale around the world, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Innovations to Improve Your Life


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms can be a very time-consuming task. Lucky for you – and us – Luxury Portfolio International has just released the newest edition of its magazine, making it easy to catch up on trend-setting innovations while also gazing at some of the world’s most-spectacular homes currently for sale. Below are a few of our favorites. 

 

ELECTRIC BEAMER

 

BMW continues to demonstrate its commitment to quality and sustainability with the new C Evolution electric scooter. Conceived as a modern solution to the next generation of urban mobility, the battery can be completely charged, either at a regular household socket or a charging station in less than three hours. If you like struggling to find a parking spot, pouring money down your gas tank or sitting in traffic, this is not the vehicle for you.  BMW-Motorrad.de

 

 

SUN TIME

 

While sunbathing 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. This fashionable bracelet measures your sun exposure throughout the day and communicates with your smartphone, letting you know when it’s time to get in the shade.  Netatmo.com  

 

PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

For the many smartphone photographers out there who have felt limited by their handheld device, the Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera is the answer. The world’s first pro-grade lens and sensor combo easily attaches to you iOS or Android smartphone to capture DSLR-quality pics and HD video with the utmost convenience.  Sony.com

 

To see more innovative products highlighted in the newest edition of Luxury Portfolio Magazine, click here.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. When buying or selling property outside of our local market, the Ebby Halliday Companies’ world-class connections can help with real estate needs throughout our continent and to points around the globe.

 

 

Luxury Portfolio International Expands


 

Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties, recently welcomed seven new member firms in five countries, expanding its global coverage to encompass more than 200 firms in 30 countries.

 

In the U.S., the newest member firm is Greenwood King Properties, one of Houston’s most-respected real estate leaders. Other recent members include Resort Realty of the Outer Banks, a market leader throughout the coastal Outer Banks, and Silver Creek Real Estate Group, serving the mountain communities around Cashiers, N.C.

 

In Canada, Luxury Portfolio has added Bowes & Cocks Limited, Brokerage, a premier independent brokerage in Ontario.

 

Growth in Europe comes with the addition of Ayikcan Real Estate, a prestigious firm serving both the Asian and European sides of Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey; Junot Investissements, specializing in the unique areas in and surrounding Paris; and Peikert Immobilien AG, which offers a wide range of services in Switzerland.

 

“We are delighted to expand our reach in key markets with these prestigious, market-leading firms,” says Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio. “These brokerages all share our focus on serving luxury clientele with highly specialized services to meet the diverse needs of today’s high-end consumers.”

 

Sellers who list their properties with Luxury Portfolio members benefit from strategic marketing that includes the award-winning website luxuryportfolio.com and targeted online and print advertising that reaches a global audience of affluent consumers. Luxuryportfolio.com markets more than 25,000 luxury listings every year and features more properties listed over $1 million than any competing site. It showcases those properties to more than 3 million high-net-worth consumers annually.

 

To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to view its extensive collection of extraordinary properties, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Inaugural Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference Concludes


 

The Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference in Shanghai, China just wrapped up. Luxury Portfolio brokers and sales associates enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture firsthand at the inaugural conference. The event provided participants with a deeper understanding of Asian cultures, including economic, lifestyle and cultural insights that will help them better serve this clientele.

 

Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday’s partner in marketing luxury properties, is a network of 200 premium real estate agencies with properties in 47 U.S. states and 30 countries. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. As a member of this exclusive network, Ebby Halliday’s world-class connections can help with your real estate needs throughout North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Luxury Real Estate Network Extends Asia Outreach


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Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday’s partner in marketing luxury properties, has introduced several key initiatives that strengthen the luxury network’s outreach to Asian consumers. The initiatives include a corporate office in Singapore, a greatly expanded online presence in the region and an upcoming conference in Shanghai. The strategic growth is in response to the increasingly influential Asian market and its impact on economic and housing markets worldwide.

 

Through its parent company Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio now has a corporate office in Singapore, giving the network a base in the Asia Pacific region. The office serves existing network members in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, Japan, India and New Zealand and supports the network’s aggressive expansion plans in emerging countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

 

Luxury Portfolio’s online reach has been extended through a newly announced agreement with Juwai.com, which allows all of the luxury program’s listings to be marketed on the No. 1 website for Chinese who are buying property outside of China. Juwai.com markets 2.4 million listings in 53 countries to a monthly audience of 1.5 million; 82 percent of its users are mainland Chinese.

 

Luxury Portfolio brokers and sales associates will have a unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture firsthand at the inaugural Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference, July 20-22, in Shanghai. The event is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of Asian cultures with economic, lifestyle and cultural insights that will help them better serve this clientele.

 

Luxury Portfolio is a network of 200 premium real estate agencies with properties in 47 U.S. states and 30 countries. The network’s listings have a total value of more than $44 billion, with an average price over $2.6 million. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio and to see more of some of the world’s most-spectacular properties currently for sale, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Significant Sale: Marsha Mason Home


 

 

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The Goodbye Girl is saying farewell to her compound in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Our Luxury Portfolio International affiliate, Santa Fe Properties, recently announced the sale of Marsha Mason’s longtime residence.

 

The home of the four-time Best Actress Nominee, whose marquee performances include Cinderella Liberty, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh, is a stunning certified-organic farm with extensive frontage along the Chama River, one of New Mexico’s most majestic settings.

 

The estate includes a guest house, art barn, and a greenhouse to facilitate the growth of wild flowers and health-enriching plants. Surrounded by courtyard walls and magnificent landscaping, the property afforded the iconic actress the utmost privacy and natural beauty in the Land of Enchantment.

 

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Luxury Portfolio is the luxury arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier local real estate companies. Ebby Halliday Realtors is a longtime member of the invitation-only network, which produces more annual home sales than any other real estate network.

Visit LuxuryPortfolio.com to discover many more of the world’s most exceptional luxury homes.

Cure for the Cold


Seemingly overnight it has gotten way too cold in North Texas. Just thinking about enduring several days of frigid temps has us day-dreaming about warmer climes! Fortunately, through our luxury property marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International, we’ve got connections in tropical paradises around the world. We thought you’d enjoy taking a little sneak peek at just a few of the spectacular properties our Luxury Portfolio partners have in mind for you.

 

 

New Hawaii

New beachfront Kapalua estate, Maui, Hawaii I $20,880,000

One of only four beachfront homes in an exclusive gated community in Maui’s prestigious Kapalua Resort. This brand-new contemporary was designed by award-winning Hawaii architect Jeffrey Long. Adjacent 1.7-acre oceanfront lot is also available for purchase separately. Offered by Choi International.

 

 

Vero Beach

Oceanfront Gem in Vero Beach, Florida I $5,600,000

This stunning oceanfront villa is situated on approximately 2 acres with 200-plus feet of direct beach frontage and panoramic ocean views. This home is located on South Beach on the Barrier Island. Offered by Dale Sorenson Real Estate.

 

 

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman I $4,950,000

Villa Mora is a wonderful pavilion-style residence, perfectly placed on a naturally elevated double beach lot (totaling 0.89 acres). The reef provides natural protection and is close enough to hear and see on the horizon. Offered by IRG – International Realty Group Ltd.

 

 

St Barts

St. Barts I $21,671,407

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this new property is a wonderful gem located in the Colombier hillside and spans over 1.2 acres. Villa Top benefits from unsurpassed views of Gustavia harbour and the ocean, visible from the terrace, the heated infinity pool and the two Jacuzzis. Offered by Sibarth Real Estate.

 

 

British Virgin Islands

Golden Pavilion in the British Virgin Islands I Offered for $7,750,000 

An exceptional offering in Tortola, this lovely waterfront gem set on 4.5 acres is only a short walk from secluded Little Bay beach. The property enjoys stunning 180-degree ocean views. Offered by Smith Gore Limited.

 

If your next move involves a luxury property out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Ebby Halliday Realtors can introduce you to a carefully selected sales associate who will provide you with extraordinary service – regardless of your destination.

 

Our network is comprised of the very best real estate professionals in the United States. With a local focus and a global view, our Associates will ensure the best personal attention with the finest access to quality real estate connections.

 

To see more spectacular luxury properties worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Start Your Day the Luxury Way


There’s no sugar coating it: getting up in the morning is for the birds. We all know the feeling, when that invasive alarm pulls you from a deep sleep and all you want is to push “snooze.” But alas, a few simple luxuries can make all the difference, so the Ebby Halliday Companies’ partner in luxury home marketing, Luxury Portfolio International, came up with a list of ways to pamper yourself when it’s time to rise and shine. You never know what the day will bring, but adding a little luxury to your morning routine will certainly make getting out of bed that much easier! Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, so greet it with open arms and a touch of luxury to maximize enjoyment and success in your life.

Start Your Day The Luxury Way

De’Longhi PrimaDonna Exclusive           Dean & Deluca Jasmine Pearl Tea

Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, so greet it with open arms and a touch of luxury to maximize enjoyment and success in your life.