Preston Keller office showcases three homes

Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Preston Keller office is highlighting three homes, one of which will be open for touring this afternoon.

Situated on a cul-de-sac in west Plano’s Lakeside on Preston neighborhood, the five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom residence at 5217 Lakecreek Court ( is offered for $1,519,000. It will be held open from 1 to 3 p.m.

The traditional-style home has a covered front porch, landscaping and updated wood flooring throughout. The well-appointed kitchen provides a commercial-grade Viking range, stainless-steel appliances and two large pantries. The backyard features a saltwater pool, spa, cascading water feature and plentiful outdoor living space. Additional amenities include a guest suite, a library and a media room with an advanced audio-visual system.

For information, contact Mike Harvey at 214-704-3516 or [email protected] or Pamela Harvey at 214-415-1778 or [email protected]

Situated on a large lot in Far North Dallas’ gated and guarded Oakdale community, the Mediterranean-style contemporary home at 17628 Woods Edge Drive ( is offered for $1,299,000.

The five-bedroom, 5½-bathrooom residence features an open floor plan with wood flooring, wooden shutters and four fireplaces. The kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, plentiful cabinetry and a breakfast bar and opens to the dining and living areas. The backyard has a pool, spa and covered patio. Highlights include a downstairs primary suite, spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two game rooms and a three-car garage. This home is also available for lease.

For more details, contact Alan Levy at 214-535-1777 or [email protected]

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence at 3515 Throckmorton St. ( in Oak Lawn is offered for $675,000.

Built for the current owner in 2014, this luxury three-story residence was thoughtfully designed with a neutral palette and includes the option for an elevator.

The kitchen has custom cabinetry, high-end appliances and leathered granite surfaces and is on the second level. The third

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Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates showcases interior by Theory Design


BOCA GRANDE — Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi has created a spectacular interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Captiva model that is now open for viewing and purchase at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the southern tip of Boca Grande being developed by Seagate.  Theory Design was named recipient of a 2019 Aurora Award for the Captiva’s interior in the Best Interior Design of a Home Priced over $2 million category.  Seagate was presented an Aurora Award for the Captiva in the Best Single-Family Detached Home Over 4,000 Square Feet category.  Priced at $5,995,000 with furnishings, the Captiva is one of three models available for purchase at Hill Tide Estates.  Seagate’s Bal Harbour model is currently under construction and BCB Homes’ Beacon model is in development.

Hill Tide Estates’ sales personnel are located in the Captiva model.  Showing appointments between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday can be made by contacting Seagate’s Heath Seckel at 863.207.2586 or via email at [email protected] 

The Captiva model includes 4,865 square feet under air with 11,184 square feet under roof.  The ground level features two garages and a lower foyer.  The first living level includes a great room, island kitchen, and dining area that open to the lanai, a study, and the master suite.  The master bath features separate vanities, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower.  The second level presents three guest ensuites and a bonus room with a wet bar.  In addition to a

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Renovation of Bryant-Denny showcases Alabama extravagance, pride

There wasn’t a nicer on-campus stadium for college football in the entire country than the one in Tuscaloosa.

That’s what I thought about Bryant-Denny before the $107 million renovation. Now? Now, I understand the psychology of those Egyptian pharaohs of old. They wanted eternal homes worthy of not just kings, but gods amongst men.

No. 2 Alabama reopens its palace of Southern power on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. home game against No.13 Texas A&M. It’s a fittingly symbolic matchup of wealth and extravagance. Texas A&M might have the most money of anyone in the SEC, and the Aggies’ Kyle Field is an experience more than place, but Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium is a monument to an entire state’s uncompromising, unapologetic love for college football.

We do it better than anyone, for good or ill.

Bryant-Denny Stadium is a house of worship, a source of dreams and a place of business. It’s where Tennessee goes to die every other year, and where Crimson Tide glory lives forever. It’s where Paul Bryant built a legacy, and Nick Saban enriched it and made it something better.

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Without guilt or journalistic compromise, I can say that I share in that love of Alabama football even without being a fan of Alabama football. Same goes with Auburn. I’m a proud Alabamian, and for me those teams represent the greatness we can achieve as a state when we work together.

It sure is a complicated love, though, and that seems especially true after this past summer. That’s why I want to reflect for a moment, and pause and say thank you.

On Saturday, I’m going to sit in a brand new press box that was

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Rice and LarpenTOUR showcases St. Paul, Roseville and Maplewood

On paper, the intersection of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue forms the gateway to St. Paul, Roseville and Maplewood, a three-way border that one might expect to yield significant investment.

In reality, civic leaders have for years called the intersection sparse and neglected. It’s also not immune to crime, including the fatal shooting of 23-year-old cosmetologist Nia Black outside the Lamplighter Lounge on June 13.

Nevertheless, members of the Rice and Larpenteur Alliance say they’ve seen signs of progress near the intersection, and along the Rice Street business corridor.

In an effort to improve the intersection’s image, the government and business alliance this Saturday will host the “Rice and LarpenTOUR,” a four-hour outdoor showcase that focuses on emerging and longstanding businesses and cultural offerings.

From 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, guests at the “Rice and LarpenTOUR” will receive an event “passport” for self-guided stops in the three cities, including free food samples and live music. All events will be outdoors, and masks are strongly encouraged. Sanitation stations will be provided.


Also on the horizon: pedestrian-friendly improvements.

Along the southwest corner of the intersection, a new project backed by a forgivable loan from St. Paul’s Commercial Vitality Zone program will soon fund long-awaited sidewalks along Rice Street and pedestrian-friendly changes in the strip mall parking lot egress.

The $338,000 loan, which does not have to be paid back if the project is completed and maintained by the same owners for five years, will also fund a parklet gathering space, a mill and overlay of the parking lot itself and minor landscaping.

Property owner M.E.K. Properties Limited Partnership will contribute $50,000 toward new lighting.

Leading into the St. Paul City Council’s 6-0 vote to approve the loan on Wednesday, St. Paul City Council President Amy Brendmoen called the

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