Courtesy of Dave Perry Miller Real Estate

A stunning, resort-style mansion next to the iconic "Mount Vernon" estate on Dallas' White Rock Lake went on the market Friday, February 17 for $11,995,000.

Situated on a 1.49-acre gated lot at 4033 W. Lawther Dr., the 10,000+ square foot home - with dreamy views and ultra-luxurious interior and exterior appointments - is represented by Ryan Streiff of Dave Perry-Miller.

The French transitional-style home was built in 2019 by SCH Homes and designed by C.A. Nelson Architects, and incorporates an open floor plan and walls of windows to make the most of the dazzling view.

Downstairs, two offices and a primary suite with a private patio join living spaces designed for entertaining and socializing. A media room, modern game room, and generously-sized bedroom suites upstairs are accessible by staircase or elevator.

Outside, there's a pool and spa, an outdoor entertaining space, an expansive lawn, and a four-car motor court.

Other features of this home include:

  • Six full and three half bathrooms
  • Five bedroom suites
  • Primary suite with custom closets
  • Savant home automation with smart appliances, energy management, sound, and lighting throughout the home
  • Kitchen with butler's pantry, prep kitchen, a keeping room, two kitchen islands, commercial-grade range and vent
  • Multiple staircases and an elevator
  • A 29'x19' upstairs game room
  • A large upstairs exercise room
  • Four fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit
  • Heated pool and spa with water features
  • Covered outdoor living center with grilling stations, a bar, drop-down screens, plus heaters, and chillers
  • Decorative lighting, wainscoting, and other design elements

The new owners will be next-door neighbors to Mount Vernon, one of Dallas' most famous estates, so-named because it was designed to look like George Washington's Virginia estate.

To see the full listing and more photos, visit the listing site. Watch a video tour of the property here.

4033 W. Lawther Dr.

This home at 4033 W. Lawther Dr. is for sale for $11,995,000.

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Mediterranean restaurant lands legendary patio spot in Uptown Dallas

Patio News

In major-major patio news, there's a new restaurant set to take over the former Primo's space on Dallas' McKinney Avenue. Called Lyla, it's a Mediterranean restaurant from Dallas-based hospitality entrepreneurs Veeral Rathod and Obi Ibeto of GAP Concepts and concept partner Reham Choudhury, in partnership with Refined Hospitality Concepts, who were/are the owners of Primo's. That's quite the team.

According to a release, it'll open at 3309 McKinney Ave. in August.

Lyla is visioned as a casual yet sophisticated hangout, channeling the chic beachy vibe of destinations like Santorini, Mallorca, or St. Barths. The team is already busy reimagining the 3,000-square-foot dining room, lounge, and terrace, which was a pioneer on the patio front.

Rathod is a Dallas native with a background in finance and private equity whose resume includes cofounding custom clothier J.Hilburn, holding the CEO role at Spence Diamonds, and serving on the board of menswear company Knot Standard.

“Growing up in Dallas, I spent countless hours on that patio," he says in a statement. "We’ve long had our eye on the prime site, and we’re so excited to have the opportunity to be part of bringing it back better than ever."

The food and drink will be coastally-inspired Mediterranean cuisine with a creative beverage program.

Leading the kitchen will be Chef Cristhofer Sanchez, a native of Palm Beach, Florida who previously worked at high-profile spots such as Carbone, Uchi, Zaytinya, Top Knot, and Kai at Legacy West.

The food will focus on European coastal classics, paired with an extensive cocktail and wine offering. Food willinclude sharable apps like specialty dips, crudo, pizza, salads, pastas, wood-grilled fish, chicken, and steak.

Decor will include an entry fountain, whitewashed walls, lush plantings, arched windows, a one-of-a-kind pergola patio cover, bleached seating, classic Azulejo blue & white tile accents outdoors, an open bar, an eclectic mix of indoor and alfresco furniture including beachy banquettes, woven pendant lighting, feature art walls, and tropical greenery.

"Our intent is to offer a unique and elevated experience keeping with the area, and we also want Lyla to become a warm and inviting neighborhood bistro with a menu and ambience that we hope will entice guests to become regulars," Ibeto says. "Ultimately, it’s a place to relax with friends – and make new friends - over drinks and light bites, just like you would at a seaside cafe."

Alt-rockers Wilco set Dallas date on major U.S. tour this fall

Music That Might Change Your Life

Alt-rock band Wilco has added a series of dates across the United States to its 2023 "Cruel Country" tour, including a stop at South Side Ballroom in Dallas on Thursday, September 28.

The tour, which had already revealed 20 dates in Europe in August and September, will start in Wichita, Kansas, on September 25. The U.S. leg will include 22 shows through October 27, including a stop in Austin on September 29.

The tour is in support of Wilco's most recent album, 2022’s Cruel Country, a two-disc album that was released to critical acclaim. The record is the band's 12th of their career, dating back to their 1995 debut, A.M.

In addition to the tour, Wilco fans can look forward to the release of frontman Jeff Tweedy's new book, World Within a Song: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music, which will be released on November 7. The book is mix of memories, music, and inspiration built around the 50-plus songs that changed Tweedy’s life.

Ticket sales for the Dallas show will begin with a presale on Wednesday, June 7 at 10 am, ahead of the general on-sale on Friday, June 9 at 10 am at Ticketmaster.com.

Wilco Tour Dates

  • Mon. Sept. 25 - Wichita, KS @ Wave
  • Tue. Sep. 26 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
  • Thu. Sep. 28 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
  • Fri. Sep. 29 - Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater @ Waterloo Park
  • Sun. Oct. 1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
  • Tue. Oct. 3 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Scottsdale Civic Center East Bowl Stage
  • Wed. Oct. 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
  • Thu. Oct. 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
  • Fri. Oct. 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
  • Sun. Oct. 8 - Monterey, CA @ Rebels & Renegades Festival
  • Wed. Oct. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether
  • Fri. Oct. 13 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
  • Sat. Oct. 14 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
  • Mon. Oct. 16 - Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
  • Tue. Oct. 17 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
  • Wed. Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
  • Fri. Oct. 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
  • Sun. Oct. 22 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
  • Mon. Oct. 23 - Omaha, NE @ The Astro Theater
  • Wed. Oct. 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
  • Thu. Oct. 26 - St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
  • Fri. Oct. 27 - Bentonville, AR @ The Momentary

H-E-B's streamlined sibling Joe V's Smart Shop to debut in Dallas

Supermarket News

Supermarket giant H-E-B is continuing its expansion in the DFW Metroplex with plans to open a sibling concept: Called Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores, it's a cheaper version of H-E-B, and will open two stores in the Dallas area, both south of I-30.

Joe V’s Smart Shop launched in 2010 and has nine stores in the Houston area. These will be the first outside the Houston area, as follows:

  • 4101 W. Wheatland Rd., at Highway 67, set to open in late summer 2024
  • 5204 S. Buckner Blvd. at the corner of Samuell Street, set to to open in spring 2025

Joe V's is smaller than a full-size H-E-B with a smaller selection, carrying about 9,000 items, versus a traditional supermarket's 37,000 items. They offer a price-conscious shopping experience but still with features such as:

  • in-store made H-E-B Bakery tortillas
  • H-E-B Sushiya sushi made in-house daily
  • chef-inspired H-E-B Meal Simple assortments
  • fresh cut fruit
  • in store baked breads and pastries
  • Meal Simple chef-inspired meals

To provide these high-quality items and keep prices low, they leverage operational efficiencies and new technologies.

Each store is typically 55,000 square feet in size and employs about 150 people.

“With the introduction of Joe V’s Smart Shop to Dallas, we are excited to build on our longstanding presence in the area and commitment to serve more customers in this dynamic and growing part of Texas,” says Roxanne Orsak, H-E-B Chief Operating Officer.

As a multi-format retailer, H-E B also operates Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop, and Mi Tienda stores, as well as Favor Delivery.

Central Market came to DFW in 2001 and has locations in Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Fort Worth. H-E-B stores around the Metroplex include Burleson, Hudson Oaks, Granbury, and Waxahachie, plus newer stores in Plano and Frisco that opened in 2022.

More H-E-B stores are coming to McKinney, Allen, Alliance, and Mansfield, which are currently under construction.