Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights Fame Buys Austin Apartment

360 Nueces Austin

We love Austin, but we think Midland would have been a far better choice. Anyhew, the guy who played  Coach Eric Taylor in the television series Friday Night Lights, has finally made a home in Texas.

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Deion Sanders’ Place Up in Prosper is Back on the Market for $12.9

Deion's front

Photo: Shoot2Sell

Well this is a surprise. We told you, as we were told back in late November, that Deion Sander’s palatial 29,000 square foot estate sold at the November 18 Concierge auction up at 1280 Preston Road in Prosper for under $4 million.

Turns out the property is still available.

“The buyer can’t perform,” says agent Jonathan Rosen with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, but no fear: ” we are working with another buyer currently.”

Maybe someone shopping for Christmas? This happens: Deion’s signature estate is available with 9.5 ish acres (checking my last post to be sure…  ) and there were another 24 acres as a sort of buffer that were/are available to an interested buyer.

Previously marketed for $21 million, for the house plus 109 acres, Sanders’ home and land was valued at just more than $11.7 million by the Collin County  Central Appraisal District. The home has just about everything a professional athlete or the emperor of a small country could want, including a football field, tennis court, pools (one a lagoon-style), a 12-acre lake, basketball court, gym, barber shop, arcade, bowling alley, a guest house, and a huge theater/screening room, and sauna. There’s also an awards gallery, but the new owner could repurpose that as a wine tasting room or art gallery maybe? Who knows! The 29,000 square foot home contains ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms, a commercial-grade kitchen, and soaring two-story foyer. The master closet is the size of most people’s apartments, actually bigger, and there is a sunken sauna tub in the master bath. Don’t forget the turn-table floor in the foyer to the master bedroom. 

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Could This Be Bluffview’s Next Hot Real Estate Listing? (Hands Off!)

Dave PM house

In an interview with darling Margaux Anbouba over at D Home — who I will always love because she was in court with me, as a reporter, and as confused as I was —  our Dave Perry-Miller talks about how he got into real estate (he was 6) and his deep, long time love of homes and real estate. What he didn’t tell Margaux is about his many second homes across the U.S.

Well, I will spill the beans: Dave has a home in Nantucket, and house in Virginia built in 1929 that is on the National Historic Landmark, the same designation that Mount Vernon has. (That Mount Vernon, not our’s.) He also has had a home in Palm Springs, Arizona and Bisbee Arizona. At one point I teased him about having a key party: throw all those keys into the middle of the room and let us pick which one we want to stay at! (more…)

Mike Modano Sold His Home on Epping Lane!

10453 Epping Lane ext We told you all about this honey pie not too long ago, and now she has a happy new owner. The Modanos, meantime, are very busy with the twins in Scotsdale. Sold for $3.4 straight up, with the expertise and help of Ms. Joan Eleazer at Briggs Freeman Sothebys. Ryan Streiff at Dave Perry-Miller brought the buyer. The dirt is churning, stay tuned… (more…)

Former Dallas Cowboy Igor Olshansky Pops Irving Home on Market for $1,150,000

4459 Lena extI don’t know if thinking about how big and scary Igor Olshansky looked when he played for the Dallas Cowboys, with those tattoos and all, can make us feel any better about last night’s tragic game. Oh. My. God. 20 to 17 in OVERTIME!

Igor is selling his Irving home in Fairway Vista. Maybe if you buy it, it will bring some magic football fairy dust to the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. (more…)

Deion Sanders rear exterior Oh boy, I guess that bed is included. We so predicted this, didn’t we?

Now it’s official: former Dallas Cowboys football star and perpetual Dallas legend  Deion Sanders‘ Prosper estate — the one sold to  Bloomfield Homes, Inc. out of Southlake — will head to the auction block with ZERO reserve on November 18.  ZERO! The deal will be done with super agent Jonathan Rosen of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Oh and the place has a name now: Lone Star on Preston. Kind of a nice ring, no?

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FINALLY! A Sneak Peek Inside the Lee Trevino Home in Preston Hollow


4906 Park lane patioUpdate 9:43pm: I’ve added way more photos for your viewing pleasure, and did you know there are TWO putting greens, not one? A tennis court? Stone bridge with pool? Click MORE to check out all the pictures!

We told you last week that Penny Tower Cook now has the listing on the (no longer hush hush) Lee Trevino home at 4906 Park Lane. The price of the 10,000 square foot plus mansion on five precious Preston Hollow acres is now $13,000,000, a TAD LOWER than it was, actually $1,000,000 shaved off but still, says Cook, a reasonable price. When you are talking ten million plus, what’s and extra one or two less, right?

By the way, talk about real estate and relationships: Penny Cook knows the Trevinos through their sons, who both attended St. Marks Episcopal.

Apparently, says Cook, the Trevino’s two children are all grown up and the empty nester couple now wants to scale down into a smaller home. Smaller than 10,000 square feet! We have some great ideas for them, too! (more…)


Alan Peppard reported Sunday on something I have been meaning to tell you: The Tom Hicks Crespi Estate on Walnut Hill Lane has been reduced in price, somewhat. As Alan reports, the Hicks have decided to sell their estate with less land for less money: 10 acres, and 42,500-square-feet of the most luxurious living in Dallas or the entire state, for that matter.

Previously we reported here, first of course, that the Hicks estate was on the market for $135 million. At that time it took the prize for the most expensive estate for sale in the United States. That was for all 25.25 acres, a lot of grass and trees (and some ponds) even in the honeypot of Old Preston Hollow. In fact, I wonder how much damage the Hicks had from last weeks’ storm– hopefully none.

Alan reports that Doug Newby now says you can have the house and all the structural trimmings on 10 acres for a mere $60 million.

But aha, Unique Homes Magazine claims that the whole shebang was reduced to $98 million in 2014, for less land. How much less? I’ve got an email into my NAREE colleague Camilla McLaughlin over there to find out. (more…)