Love This Listing: Flawless French Custom


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Situated on a corner lot amidst the bluffs of Winding Creek, this flawless French-style home in McKinney features exquisite details and unbelievable finishes. Interior amenities include hardwood flooring, designer lighting, high-end appliances, a downstairs guest suite, wine room with built-ins and a safe room. Enjoy relaxed entertaining on the second-floor balcony or take in the fabulous backyard from the outdoor living area, complete with a stone fireplace, flat-screen wiring, a sink and built-in grill. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

1204 Trail Ridge Drive
• $1,289,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 baths, 3 half-baths
• 5,742 square feet

13 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors and our amazing agents at these stunning properties.

 

6251 Bristol

6251 Bristol Place | Frisco | $1,490,000

1505 N COTTONWOOD

1505 N Cottonwood Valley Circle | Irving | $1,350,000

2624 SUMMIT

2624 Summit Ridge Drive | Southlake | $1,150,000

7307 WINDING WAY DRIVE

7307 Winding Way Drive | Arlington | $832,500

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2349 Wingsong Lane | Allen | $829,900

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1207 Baird Way | Celina | $799,900

17423 TAMARON DRIVE

17423 Tamaron Drive | Dallas | $799,000

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3900 Estelleine Drive | Celina | $689,000

1227 WOODLAWN

1227 Woodlawn Avenue | Dallas | $686,500

641 SUNBURY

641 Sunbury Lane | Prosper | $599,000

4908 Junius

4908 Junius Street | Dallas | $585,000

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1220 Briscoe Drive | Celina | $554,000

6827 KINGSBURY

6827 Kingsbury Drive | Dallas | $499,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Get Ready for Summer with Draper James


Did someone say pool party? Yes. Everyone staring at a screen is daydreaming of relief from the scorching summer ahead. Oh, and also, Reese Witherspoon.

 

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The Hollywood starlet, known for her sweet style and Southern charm, teamed up with Crate & Barrel to co-design a dreamy new signature collection, which launched in stores and online today.

 

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1. Check Acrylic Drink Dispenser with Stand  2. Blue and White Check Beach Towel  3. Embroidered Check Dish Towels  4. Magnolia Navy Beach Towel  5. Striped Beach Hat  6. Cheers Y’all Acrylic Wine Glasses  7. Magnolia Blue Melamine Serving Tray with Handles  8. Tote Bags

 

The first full collection designed by Reese’s lifestyle brand Draper James features a nautical-inspired palette sprinkled with magnolias and gingham prints, sure to delight.

 

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1. Abaca Woven Placemat with Blue Border  2. Magnolia Blue Melamine Serving Bowl  3. Gimme Some Sugar Cake Pedestal   4. Blue and White Striped 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting  5. Striped Oval Melamine Platter  6. Embroidered Check Napkins  7. Magnolia White 90” Table Runner  8. Magnolia Blue Melamine Dinnerware

 

From dainty napkins and table runners to darling dishware, this outdoor-friendly collection is perfect for poolside entertaining, picnics by the lake or porch-swinging afternoons.

 

Stock your home with this charming collection in time for stylish summer entertaining. Shop our favorites at Draper James in Highland Park Village, at one of three D-FW Crate & Barrel locations or online anytime.

 

You’ll be toasting, “Cheers, y’all!” before you know it.

Love This Listing: Coppell Contemporary


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This three-story, industrial-contemporary home is truly one-of-a-kind and features a first-floor master suite, custom smart lighting and a four-car garage. Interior amenities include an island kitchen with Mennonite cherrywood cabinetry and concrete countertops, a corrugated-metal and wood-beam ceiling in the family room, three glass-rock fireplaces, two laundry rooms, surround sound, a walkout basement and built-in storm shelter — to name a few. Situated in Coppell’s North Lake Woodlands community, the backyard paradise is sure to delight with an outdoor dining area, diving pool with raised-glass fountains and lush landscaping. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 413 E Bethel School Road
• $1,995,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 full baths, 1 half bath
• 6,148 square feet

9 Outdoor Paradises


With more sunny days and warm evenings ahead, the opportunities for outdoor entertaining are endless. Especially when your paradise is worthy of sharing.

 

Whether you’re hosting a backyard soiree or dining alfresco with family, these nine listings are sure to cause outdoor-space envy.

 

14 Via Contrada Isola

14 Via Contrada Isola | Rome | $6,000,000

5700 Imperial Ct

5700 Imperial Court | Plano | $2,750,000

400 Windwood

400 Windwood Court | McKinney | $1,395,000

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2944 Lynn Dell Drive | Tool | $1,250,000

809 silverton st

809 Silverton Street | Southlake | $1,129,000

922 Independence Parkway

922 Independence Parkway | Southlake | $999,999

5616 Gillum

5616 Gillum Drive | Plano | $899,900

1014 Creekwood4

1014 Creekwood Drive | Garland | $725,000

1848-trinidad

1848 Trinidad Lane | Allen | $614,900

 

To view all the stunning outdoor spaces available across North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

7 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors and our amazing agents at these stunning properties.

 

6215 Lupton

6215 Lupton Drive | Dallas | $1,450,000

647 lake point

647 Lake Point Drive | Irving | $1,175,000

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3657 Whitehall Drive | Dallas | $849,990

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3313 Lochside | The Colony | $775,000

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2518 Big Horn Lane | Richardson | $624,000

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1633 Glen Springs Drive | Plano | $549,900

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4211 Green Meadow Street E | Colleyville | $475,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

A Guide to Celebrating the Season


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Celebrate the holiday season in North Texas at one of these family-friendly holiday events. Happy holidays!

Christmas in the Square at Frisco Square
 
Until December 31
Take a walk through the Frisco Square and enjoy the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas. The light show runs daily from 6 to 10 p.m., and snow flurries occur every 15 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s even an outdoor ice skating rink where you can skate until your heart is content.
 
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens’ The 12 Days of Christmas  Until January 7
Celebrate the holidays like never before at the Dallas Arboretum’s extraordinary Christmas display. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings, the Dallas Arboretum lights up with 12 elaborate Victorian-style gazebos inspired by the beloved Christmas carol. Each display is 25-feet tall and filled with beautifully detailed characters and animals.
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Pops Concerts Until December 17
Complete your holiday bucket list at the DSO’s annual Christmas pops concerts featuring the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Head to the Meyerson Symphony Center to enjoy live renditions of your favorite holiday tunes.
 
Dallas Zoo Lights Until January 2
This new event at the Dallas Zoo has quickly become a must-see this season. After the animals head in for the evening, the zoo is illuminated with nearly 1 million twinkling lights wrapping trees, hanging overhead or woven through decorations. Enjoy a stroll on a path covering 25 acres throughout the zoo and get a glimpse at various lighted vignettes along the way. You’ll also enjoy entertainment by local performers, crafts and tasty winter treats including s’mores, hot chocolate and gourmet donuts.
 
Holiday Carriage Rides Until December 31
Take a tour of the Deerfield and Highland Park neighborhoods with a festive carriage ride. Whether it’s date night or fun for the whole family, a leisurely stroll to look at Christmas lights is a lovely holiday tradition. Different carriages are available, so check out the Northstar Carriage website to see which one is best for your party or budget.
 
Holidays at the Heard  December 15 & 16
Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season in nature at McKinney’s Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. From 6:30 to 9 p.m., enjoy lights and holiday décor along a half-mile nature trail, or stop for a photo with Father Christmas and Mother Nature. Grab a holiday treat and enjoy live entertainment at this family-friendly holiday event.
 
Manheim Steamroller Concert December 28
Mark your calendars for a few days after Christmas when the widely celebrated new-age music group Manheim Steamroller takes the stage at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving. Tickets start at $39.95, but you won’t want to miss the one-night opportunity to hear your favorite modern renditions of classic Christmas tunes.
 
Panther Island Ice Skating Until January 15
Take a trip to Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink, Panther Island, to join in on some “cool” holiday excitement. The rink operates seven days a week including all holidays, and a $12 ticket includes skate rental and tax. Click here for hours and available discounts.
 
Six Flags Holiday in the Park Until January 7
Experience the magic of the holidays at Six Flags Over Texas during this year’s Holiday in the Park. Enjoy fun for the whole family with rides, story time with Mrs. Claus, live entertainment and visits with Santa.
 
Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker  Select dates in December
Take part in a beloved holiday tradition and enjoy a live performance of Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker. This age-old ballet will delight you with a story of Clara and a dreamland filled with heroic battles and sweet treats. Performances take place Dec. 20-23 at Fort Worth’s beautiful Bass Performance Hall.

4 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


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If you’re looking for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you’re not, these properties are all open to visitors this weekend and may serve as the perfect inspiration for your next home search.

 

1905 COTTONWOOD VALLEY CIRCLE S1905 Cottonwood Valley Circle S. | Irving | $2,600,000 502792-11805-green-knoll-dallas-tx-High-Res-6.jpg11805 Green Knoll | Dallas – Crestway Forest Estates | $1,595,000505448-MG_4710.jpg7723 Midbury Drive | North Dallas | $1,400,000504979-29KildonanfrontshotDUSK.jpg29 Kildonan | Richardson – Breckinridge Community | $1,250,000

To see all the wonderful homes open this weekend, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com

North Texas Pumpkin Patches


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Searching for the perfect pumpkin? A trip to one of these North Texas pumpkin patches won’t disappoint.
 

 
Country Critters Farm Pumpkin Patch

South of Mansfield, the Country Critters Farm features bounce houses, pony and hay rides, and duck races. Children can also enjoy cookies and apple juice during storytime. Then, choose a pie-size pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and decorate it to your liking.
 
Dallas Arboretum

The arboretum’s 11th annual fall festival features the 1-acre, nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, which features more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Take a stroll through the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch to purchase and take home a pumpkin of your choice now through Nov. 22.
 
Dallas Farmers Market

Visit the Dallas Famers Market now through Oct. 31 and do double duty with shopping and pumpkin picking. Pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors will be available for purchase.
 
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Travel to the Double Oak Ranch in Flower Mound and find hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments. Click here for more information.
 
Halls Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze

Take a trip to Grapevine and experience a 2-acre corn maze, hayrides, farm animals and, of course, pumpkins – fresh off the vine. Daily through Oct. 31. For more information, visit hallspumpkinfarm.net.
 
Preston Trail Farms

Formerly known as the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm, the family owned Preston Trail Farms offers feed, hardware, food, and gifts at its new location in Gunter. Pick pumpkins off the vine or peruse the pumpkin patch as much as you like. Don’t forget to visit the farm animals!
 
Storybook’s Pumpkin Patch

Owned and operated by the nonprofit River Ranch Educational Charities, Storybook’s Pumpkin Patch features a historic western town, made up of authentic late-19th-century buildings. Children can also enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and hay maze. Don’t forget to collect your mini pumpkin on your way out! And, for those who get a late start on the pumpkin search, this one is open until Nov. 1.