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Summer’s Best Back Yards in North Texas


6123 Mimosa Lane is listed by Jennifer Lelash and Chris Lelash. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Pools and patios, indeed. But do you know about the hottest new amenities in the coolest back yards? From pergolas to fire pits, leisure on the lawn has never been more extravagant, and these days outdoor living is as luxurious as the indoor. Want the best back yard on the block? Here are this season’s al fresco must-haves.

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Beauty, The Update

Luxury Lakefront Homes to Enjoy Year-Round


Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Calming. Invigorating. Living by the water is like a holiday — every day. Your days begin and end with beauty. Thoughts are clearer. Conversations are more memorable. In this era of tap-tap, swipe-swipe, hurry up and hurry over, there is nothing like connecting with water. The expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty can find the perfect place for you. Here, just a few of its many listings with water views.

See all lakefront homes, listed exclusively with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. 

5400 Gee Road | Granbury — Lake Granbury


Listed by Michael D. Crain

21 Robledo Drive | Dallas — Private lake

Listed by Amy Detwiler

Listed by Amy Detwiler

2411 Cactus Rio Lane | Weatherford — Brazos River

Listed by Emily Beck and William Woods

9900 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth — Eagle Mountain Lake

Listed by Bip Nauta

Listed by Bip Nauta

Mariposa del Lago: 7941 Summit Cove | Fort Worth — Eagle Mountain Lake

Listed by John Zimmerman

Listed by John Zimmerman

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.

Ranch and Land, The Update

The Resort Ranch on the Texas Range: Wildcatter Ranch


Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Sometimes the buzz of the big city seems like a far cry from the rich and rooted nature of Texas’ past.  Luckily, for those seeking a rustic escape, Wildcatter Ranch is within reach. Etched into the North Texas countryside just 90 miles northwest of Fort Worth, Wildcatter Ranch presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of history in the shape of a fully operational 1,484-acre legacy ranch.


Have a taste of the classic cowboy lifestyle with a luxurious twist — this property combines western-themed cabin suites and upscale amenities, not to mention its permanently unobstructed views of the Brazos River and North Texas Hill Country.


You may be familiar with the Wildcatter Ranch by its rich reputation — given its extensive history chronicled in Lonesome Dove and dramatized in The Sons of Katie Elder, and as the subject of media coverage by high-profile publications like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and USA Today, the Wildcatter Ranch draws international attention and has attracted guests from Britain to the Netherlands and all corners of the United States.


This recognition is only its fair due as the Wildcatter Ranch is a true dream destination. Its personal accommodations—a 15,436-square-foot main house—are unparalleled.




With 16 cabins and a 16-room hotel, it’s the perfect location to welcome friends and family, hold conferences and corporate retreats and host weddings, honeymoons, parties, reunions and vacations.


The 25,000-square-foot restaurant delights palettes with authentic Texan cuisine, while the two horse barns promise a wide range of active entertainment.


Recreation options include horseback riding, spending time at the archery range or clay shooting range, world-class fishing, winding down in the hot tub or therapeutic spa, exploring the 25 miles of hiking and biking trails or discovering Fort Belknap history.


The Wildcatter Ranch has a fabled past and, as a turnkey property, it is ready to give its new owners a beautiful present.

Listed by Michael Crain of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. More information is available at 13wildcatterranch.com.

For more luxury land and ranch properties throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com and click “Ranches”. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  


Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 11.21.2016 {Video}


Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

4714 Esplanade Court  | Granbury


 Listed by Veronica Stimson 

5400 Gee Road | Granbury 


Listed by Michael Crain 

7029 Saucon Valley Drive | Mira Vista | Fort Worth 


Listed by Jerri Pedro 

701 Rivercrest Drive | Rivercrest | Fort Worth 


Listed by John Zimmerman 

854 Harpole Road E | Argyle 


Listed by Robert Tyson 

3800 Normandy Avenue | Highland Park 


Listed by Shell Stegall 

1134 N Edgefield Avenue | Kessler Park | Dallas


 Listed by Kay Wood  

17 Hemingsford Court | Dalworthington Gardens 


Listed by Jamie Adams and Kelsi Couture 

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, The Update

Extraordinary at Every Price Point – the Best of Fort Worth, Southlake


The home at 1310 Casa Bella Court is in Westlake. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In a rising market, exceptional homes at every price point in Fort Worth, Southlake and Westlake are in high demand, according to North Texas real estate appraiser D.W. Skelton.

From lavish estate seekers to move-up buyers, downsizers, first time buyers and those relocating to the area, agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty assist clients with finding the right property in the perfect neighborhood.

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Beauty, Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Best DFW Homes to Tour This Weekend {Video}


Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

This Sunday, we have nearly 200 homes on tour in many great neighborhoods across Dallas. While you’re making your plans for the tour, consider this: 92 percent of potential buyers find open houses to be an integral part of the search for a new home, and one in seven people find their agent through attending open houses, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Beauty, Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Tour More Than 100 Homes Across North Texas on Sunday


The home at 1713 Tuscan Ridge Circle is open this weekend as part of our Fall Open House Tour. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

What’s the best reason for potential homebuyers to drop in on an open house? It’s a low-pressure way to get to know a neighborhood and the kind of homes you can find there … even if you don’t think it’s your dream home.

And, oh, what an opportunity you have to tour extraordinary homes this weekend in North Texas.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is opening the doors of more than 100 homes Oct. 18. To see a full list of homes and open times, visit briggsfreeman.com.

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