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Know Your Architecture | A Guide to Design

08/11/2017

Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In the words of Italian architect Renzo Piano, the designer behind The Shard in London and Dallas’ own Nasher Sculpture Center, “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting over again.” The space through which we move undeniably influences our psyches — the houses we build, both literally and figuratively, becoming reflections of our aesthetics, values, and choices. Every Thursday, we’ll investigate at length the details of a different architectural tradition as we hope to guide readers toward their truest tastes; to gain a more profound understanding of the symbiosis between home and inhabitant; and to usher in, with each style and each studied structure, a fresh take, a renaissance of the mind and spirit, experience made new and wondrous once more — like life starting over again.

Explore architecturally significant properties on briggsfreeman.com

 

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.

Beauty, Dallas Modern, modern, Modern Monday, moderns, The Update

Modern Monday: Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving 2015 {Video}

11/23/2015

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s that time of the year again when the temperature cools, leaves abandon their trees, and Thanksgiving lies just around the corner. Thanksgiving is all about great food, conversations, and time with friends and family, making the dining room a key player in our annual feast.

There’s just no room for cramped quarters or elbows invading our neighbors’ space. This year we’ve compiled some of our favorite modern dining room spaces with chic aesthetics and plenty of room for your out-of-town relatives. These beauties expertly showcase your smoked turkey and cornbread stuffing while providing everyone a bit of space to sit back and enjoy an extra serving of pumpkin pie.

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6722 norway6722 Norway Road | Dallas, TX, 75230

6628 Sahalee-46628 Sahalee Drive | Fort Worth, TX, 76132

3314 Dartmouth-63314 Dartmouth Avenue | Dallas, TX, 75205

10-6200 Westover 6200 Westover Drive | Fort Worth, TX, 76107

05_3955_Sarita_hires 3955 Sarita Park | Fort Worth, TX, 76109

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3601 Turtle Creek Unit 301-5 3601 Turtle Creek Boulevard | Dallas, TX, 75219

1717 Arts Plaza #2208 1717 Arts Plaza #2208 | Dallas, TX, 75201

1717 Arts Plaza #2007 1717 Arts Plaza #2007 | Dallas, TX, 75201

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For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown,LakewoodRanch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

Dallas Modern, modern, moderns, The Update

Modern Monday: Vibrant and Ecclectic Modern Design with Traditional Architecture {Video}

12/01/2014

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

This stunningly renovated home on uber-tranquil Farquhar Lane offers a flawless mix of traditional form and modern design. Large spaces, high ceilings, huge windows, and expert attention to every minute detail lends this home a sophisticated air of welcome. The incredibly talented homeowners spared no expense in transforming this traditional home into a soft contemporary haven for art, entertaining, and evenings in with the family.

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5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

The front doors open to dramatic, sweeping staircase beautifully accented with a custom chandelier. Straight ahead, a unique arched walk-through draws the eye with artful coffee-toned swirls and textured design.

To your right lies a large formal living room with streams of sunlight flooding in from expansive windows. Built-in bookshelves showcase both art and literature, all backed with striking espresso hues. Above your head, the ceiling features lovely beams and papered plaster, giving the perfect appearance of flawless beechwood.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

The eye-grabbing fireplace balances the room, with a steel mantel and bronze patina. The large French doors open onto a backyard retreat with a modern pool / art piece, soaring trees, and a detached guest house. Lit from behind, the modern rock water fountain pours five streams of glowing water into the pool below.

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Back inside, you’ll discover a beautiful hall with creamy walls and elegant chandeliers as well as another living area perfect for social gatherings.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

On the far right-side of the home, the dining area provides a stunning focal point. A modern masterpiece of chic glass balls hang from the bright yellow-patterned ceiling.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

In the kitchen lends a warm, sunny glow to cooking dinner, with vibrant glass tiles pairing perfectly with the granite countertops.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

Enjoy two other fireplaces constructed from Italian and Mexican glass tile.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

The beautiful downstairs master offers a spacious retreat from the hectic pace of modern life, with creamy neutrals blanketed with sunlight.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

Upstairs, two bedrooms share a beautiful, vibrant bathroom, and each offer large windows and custom lighting. Just down the hall, a rich-hued playroom lends space for playtime or study with its own bathroom.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

Completely re-landscaped/ hardscaped by Bonick, the home even features a “living wall” across the back, all resting upon a roomy .43 acres. Schedule a private tour or get more information by clicking here.
For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

Dallas Modern, modern, moderns, The Update

Modern Monday: Contemporary 3-Story Home by Katy Trail – 4310 Buena Vista Street #20

10/27/2014

Explore the beauty of this chic three-story contemporary in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood. Bright, sunny rooms give a great atmosphere throughout the entire home. In the kitchen, you’ll discover beautiful granite countertops paired with stainless steel appliances and creamy natural wood. The open concept is perfect for entertaining friends simple and effortless. Reminiscent of some of the work of Bud Oglesby, a sleek, open-backed staircase invites you to a clean-lined and spacious second floor with two bedrooms.

After a relaxing evening in, grab a glass of wine and step out onto the balcony to watch the city lights turn on. This incredible neighborhood has some of the best restaurants and shopping around. Try dinner at the Porch, happy hour at the Hacienda on Henderson, or a lively evening with great drinks at the Old Monk.

The beautiful home rests just across the street from Katy Trail and three blocks to Knox and Travis Walk.   Click here for more info. 4310 Buena Vista Street #20 Dallas, Texas 75204

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For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

Beauty, modern, moderns, The Update

Modern Monday: Inside a Rustic and Refined Los Angeles Contemporary {Video}

09/08/2014

Constructed in 2006, this rustic yet sophisticated modern home sits on the coveted Riviera rim. Sitting outside in the lushly landscaped scenery, you’ll experience nightly breathtaking sunsets and westerly views of the Santa Monica Mountains and ocean.

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The home has five bedrooms and seven luxurious baths with more than 6,500 square feet indoor living. Outdoors, roam nearly two-thirds of an acre of vibrant grounds in your own personal green oasis, with ample spots for entertaining with its sleek pool, spa, lanai seating, cook center BBQ.

What you’ll love: The incredible master suite enchants, with a wraparound balcony, spa-like bath, two luxurious walk-in closets, and a see-through fireplace. And for those foodies out there, check out the chef’s kitchen and breakfast area, complete with a temperature controlled wine room. Interested in this property? Contact us or click here for more details.

11911 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90049

For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

Dallas Modern, modern

Modern Monday– An instagram tour of 2014′s best modern gate designs

07/21/2014

You know what we love about Instagram? It makes trend spotting so much easier! We’ve been snooping around Instagram and rounding up some of 2014’s hottest modern gate trends. From natural wooden slats to clean, glass barriers, to even art deco-esque wrought-iron partitions, you’ll love what we’ve found and may even find yourself a bit inspired to add a modern boost to your own home’s curb appeal. (And if you like what you see, take a minute and follow @dallasmoderns on our Instagram to stay in-the-know on all the best of modern in Dallas and beyond.)

In Dallas:

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3601 Euclid – Rebar narrow vertical squares and brick wall

 

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9995 Hollow Way – Fine, lattice-like weave and rough-hewn stone (PRESTON HOLLOW)

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Click here to see the originals on instagram.

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

Beauty, moderns

Contemporary Dallas Escape

05/07/2014

Escape from Dallas to a serene, secluded surprise in this beautiful contemporary home. Pristine California contemporary, sitting on just under an acre of lushly landscaped property. This home is unlike any other you have seen. The secluded master suite wing hugs a grand, central open living space. A separate half-story wing houses two bedrooms, the media room, an office and a three-car garage. The yard includes a pool (with chiller) and a hot tub. The limestone floors, limestone door frames and five fireplaces make this home an architectural masterpiece, with attention to every detail. 

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What you’ll LOVE about this contemporary estate? The pool! This lovely pool cuts a clean line from the beautiful scenery of the outdoors to the home, drawing the eye to a sleek, columned retreat. There’s really nothing quite as enchanting as a cool, summer evening outdoors, the house lights reflecting merrily off of the still, serene water. See the incredible transformation from day to night below.

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Click here for more info.  

Additional Details: 

Listed by Ilene Christ (214) 213-9455  and Jan Baldwin (214) 244-3408

8626 Lakemont Drive | Dallas, TX, 75209 | $2,900,000 | 3 Bedrooms | 3.1 Baths | 3 Car Garage
MLS #12128388 

Click here for more information about the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a sponsor. For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.comClick here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

Beauty

Open House Tour This Sunday at Museum Tower

04/11/2014

Photo / Museum Tower

Museum Tower, considered by many to be the pinnacle of luxury high-rise living in Dallas, welcomes guests seeking a sophisticated home in the heart of the city.

 

This Sunday, 4-13-2014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., representatives will host an open house highlighting the incredible homes, views and amenities of this signature residential tower in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant city center.

 

Museum Tower and its stunning one, two and three-bedroom homes were created to appeal to those who appreciate sophisticated design, its one-of-a-kind location, and the convenience of a curated lifestyle. All homes feature direct access elevators, floor-to-ceiling windows, and superb finishes. Add the incredible amenities and 24/7 concierge services, and Museum Tower delivers on a truly elevated lifestyle.

 

The building even has an on-staff Director of Resident Relations who can assist owners with their every wish, from creating a spectacular dinner event featuring one of Dallas’ renowned chefs to planning an insider’s tour in California’s famous Wine Country.

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And at every turn, breathtaking views capture the energy, innovation and excitement of the city.

 

More than 25 percent of the building has been sold since its opening in early 2013, and current sales activity is quickly pushing the number toward 30 percent. Luxury high rises such as Museum Tower are attracting homeowners who are excited about living in a walkable neighborhood that is close to fine dining, entertainment and arts venues, and the popular Klyde Warren Park.

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Located at 1918 Olive Street, Museum Tower invites you to experience the extraordinary this Sunday, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

Please call the sales office at 214-954-1234 or email [email protected] to RSVP for this event. And visit museumtowerdallas.com for more information

 

Beauty, moderns

Beautiful Soft Contemporary in North Dallas {Video}

04/09/2014

Enter the gates of the 6300-Forest community and you are greeted by the beauty of nature and fine architecture. A striking pond, often with ducks and other beautiful birds, is the centerpiece of the community. The pond is surrounded by a greenbelt, a stone wall, and waterfront homes of modern and Mediterranean styles. A beautiful stone bridge connects the front half of the neighborhood to the rear cul-de-sac and a circular island designed for guest parking. This is a neighborhood that embraces modern and contemporary architecture. 17 Winding Lake Drive is of impeccable modern design, full of amenities, impressive finishes, and intended for low-maintenance and easy living. It is a dream for those who want to be surrounded by exclusive beauty, the best of luxuries, plenty of space for entertaining and family, and the security of a gated community.
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Beauty, The Update

Prestigious Modern by Katy Trail in Highland Park, TX

02/26/2014

This is what so many are looking for! In Old Highland Park on prestigious Gillon by the Katy Trail, the shops and restaurants of Knox Henderson, and the tennis at Abbott Park.

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This contemporary gem was built in 1969, and was remodeled in 1999 and again in 2006 by well known architect Ron Wommack. Most recent renovations were completed in 2013.

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The large den with fireplace opens into the kitchen with sleek stainless steel countertops and SubZero and Miele appliances. This large living space looks out onto a beautiful low maintenance patio and pool and beyond to the 600 sq. ft guesthouse.
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