August 26, 2014

  • Developer Brings Mixed-Use Complex to PH

    Preston Hollow Village

    Here’s a rendering of Preston Hollow Village, which has broken ground at the northwest corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane. (Photo courtesy of Provident Realty Advisors)

    In a neighborhood known for stability and tradition when it comes to restaurants and retail, the new kid on the block will definitely stand out.

    Construction is under way on the first phase of Preston Hollow Village, a 42-acre development at the northwest corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane, and a few tenants might open their doors before the end of this year.

    The development — which will mix retail, office, and residential uses — is the first of its kind in Preston Hollow and will be the largest commercial development in the area in decades.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 26, 2014 | 6:30 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 8, 2014

  • Homeowner to Agents: ‘ … And a New Car!’

    The owner of 5139 Seneca Drive really wants to sell his Bluffview home. He’s offering a custom 2013 Mercedes SL550 to the real-estate agent who brings in a buyer. Not too shabby, eh? Chad Schulin with Dave Perry-Miller has the listing, at a cool $10,988,000. I really just want to know about the “child’s hobbit room” listed in the description.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 8, 2014 | 11:32 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 2, 2014

  • Henry S. Miller Set the Scene

    The Miller family opened shop in 1914, becoming a leader in Dallas real estate. (Photos Courtesy: Henry S. Miller Company)

    The Miller family opened shop in 1914, becoming a leader in Dallas real estate. (Photos Courtesy: Henry S. Miller Company)

    Mogul helped transform Village into destination

    In 1976, Highland Park Village did not embody the presence, fine dining, and shopping that we enjoy today. It was in a state of disorder. The grounds looked shabby, there was an odd mix of tenants, and investors showed little interest in the property.

     Until the Henry S. Miller Company stepped in.

    Rather than selling the property like they were originally hired to do, Henry S. Miller Jr. and his son, Vance Miller, saw great potential and acquired the land themselves.

    The father-son duo set out to revamp the image of the landmark by renovating, landscaping, and letting proper tenants.

    The company brought in Ralph Lauren, creating the first lease of its kind with a retail store.

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    By Jacie Scott Aug. 2, 2014 | 2:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 29, 2014

  • Summer Heat Cools Down Housing Market

    As Mother Nature turns up the Texas heat this summer, the local housing market has started to cool down.

    But that doesn’t necessarily reflect a negative trend for buyers or sellers in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. It’s more of a product of the desire of homeowners to escape for the summer.

    “The more affluent areas of town have more people that go out of town for the summer, so they’re not as apt to be searching for property,” said Brady Moore, an agent with Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. “I feel like it’s finally starting to settle down a little bit lately.” Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Jul. 29, 2014 | 3:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 30, 2014

  • Residents Can Get Sam’s Club Update Tonight

    Construction will begin soon on a new Walmart/Sam's complex at the southwest corner of Midway Road and LBJ Freeway.

    Construction will begin soon on a new Sam’s Club at the southwest corner of Midway Road and LBJ Freeway.

    Construction of a new Sam’s Club will be the primary topic at a meeting of the Glen Meadow Estates Homeowners Association tonight.

    The meeting is open to all residents of Glen Meadows Estates, Rosser Park and Las Colonitas, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the private party room at Midway Point Restaurant.

    Steve McCoy, project manager for EMJ Corp., will update residents on the demolition of the Northridge and Spanish Point apartment complexes, as well as the Midway Road shopping center, and provide information on construction of the upcoming Sam’s next to Walmart at the southwest corner of Midway and LBJ Freeway.

    The project also is affecting residents along the alley between Flintridge Drive and Harvest Hill Road, who can vote at the meeting whether to temporarily make the alley a one-way for about 90 days while EMJ builds a retaining wall.

    By Todd Jorgenson Jun. 30, 2014 | 2:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 5, 2014

  • Catch ‘Downsizing’ Seminar at Park City Club

    With many families looking to downsize as parents get older, you may want to pick up some tips at the “Downsizing Made Easy” seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 10 at the Park City Club.

    The seminar will be given by Dave Perry Miller & Associates agent Angela McCants and Moving Memories & Mementos CEO Tach Branch-Dogans, along with Greg Dodd from Seniors Helping Seniors and Price Newton of Summit Financial Group.

    Find out what questions to ask before a move, what to look for in senior-living options, and how to navigate estate sales. Contact Angela McCants for more info.

    By Sarah Bennett Jun. 5, 2014 | 11:10 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 20, 2014

  • CREW Dallas to Hold Monthly Luncheon

    From left, Lisa Novotny Price, Clay Gilbert, Celeste Fowden, Katrina Keyes, Melayne Packer, and Michelle Hudson

    From left, Lisa Novotny Price, Clay Gilbert, Celeste Fowden, Katrina Keyes, Melayne Packer, and Michelle Hudson

    The Dallas chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) featured a keynote presentation from Katrina Keyes updating members on the TxDOT horseshoe project near downtown Dallas.

    The group will hold its May meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Park City Club, which will feature an update on the development of CityLine.

    By Todd Jorgenson May. 20, 2014 | 11:10 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 16, 2014

  • Devonshire Home Featured in Spring Tour

    5771 Berkshire will be included in the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour. (Photo: Alan Hoffman)

    5771 Berkshire will be included in the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour. (Photo: Alan Hoffman)

    First off, hi there, everyone. I’m back. You may remember me as a staff writer last year. Now I’m back as assistant editor, because I couldn’t stay away too long.

    OK on to the good stuff: one of our beautiful homes in Devonshire will be featured in the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour on May 17, presented by Briggs-Freeman. Be sure to stop by 5771 Berkshire Lane, which was built last year and designed by Antonio de la Carerra. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s energy efficient, too.

    The tour is self-guided and open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but there’s also a preview party from 6 – 8 p.m. on May 16 at Collage 20th Century Design. Purchase your $20 ticket in advance here and then pick it up at Will Call at any of the participating homes. Heads up: it’s $25 at the door. Tickets to the reception are $50, but include your ticket for the tour.

    By Sarah Bennett May. 16, 2014 | 12:49 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 11, 2014

  • Laura Miller is Not Pleased With Lee Kleinman

    In case you missed it, Laura Miller has asked Jennifer Staubach Gates to replace Lee Kleinman as her proxy in the Transwestern affair. At one point yesterday afternoon, this little ditty was the lead story on the Dallas Morning News‘ website. Oddly, there’s no mention of it in today’s paper.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 11, 2014 | 10:28 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 2, 2014

  • Neighborhood Leaders Call For Transwestern Forum

    A bevy of elected officials and neighborhood association leaders have joined the debate over Transwestern’s proposed multi-use project at Preston Road and Northwest Highway. In a letter first reported by Candy’s Dirt, former Mayor Laura Miller, former City Councilman Mitchell Rasansky, state Sen. John Carona, and others are asking Councilman Lee Kleinman to host a town-hall meeting to discuss the development.

    I’m glad they’re asking that the meeting be held at a larger venue, such as Lovers Lane United Methodist Church or Park Cities Baptist Church. We wouldn’t want a repeat of this fiasco.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 2, 2014 | 8:36 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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