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Tour: French Provincial Elegance | 3901 Turtle Creek Boulevard #9

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The stunningly curated French Provincial limestone façade home at 3901 Turtle Creek Boulevard #9 blends profound elegance and flawless balance. The front entry, which is adorned with 24-karat gold P.E. Guerin hardware and polished marble floors, sets the tone for the fine quality revealed throughout. Continue Reading…

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What is your furniture saying about you?

They’re not ‘just things,’ as some will try and tell you. Your home furnishings telegraph all kinds of messages and meanings — and not just to those who come to visit. The journalist LEE CULLUM does some translating.

Dining Room Furniture, Home for sale

THE LOOK: 308 Kings Lake Drive, McKinney, Texas (click image to see the home)

“Things contain people.” So said Dallas-born novelist Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. They also contain ideas, memories, places.

For Hailey, it was all of those when she furnished The English Room at her house in Los Angeles. In it, she put pieces that she and her husband, Oliver Hailey, a playwright, had collected from shops in Rudgwick, West Sussex, for Eames House, a treasure of the 16th century that they bought and renovated. (The kitchen was redone thanks to her phenomenally successful first book, A Woman of Independent Means.) Generously apportioned and with radiant roses in front and back, Eames House was down the street from the pub and the Anglican church. There were bedrooms for everybody: Hailey and her husband; their daughters Kendall and Brooke; his mother, Hallie Mae; and his brother Thomas, stricken with polio as a child but who, from a wheelchair, lavished attention on politics and chess.

“When they first came to Rudgwick,” recalled Mr. Tilley, who sometimes drove the Haileys to theaters in London, “they were so full of life, every one of them.” Hallie Mae lived in the room in L.A. that later would recall Eames House, and now guests enjoy the fold-out bed and the ambience of antiques stores, where the Haileys found a drop-leaf dining table and six chairs — their first purchase — and a chaise longue called a duchess chair, Hailey’s favorite, now in her L.A. living room. Though Eames House has a half-timbered Tudor façade, the family’s taste, Hailey tells me, “ran to Bloomsbury, inspired by Charleston, the farmhouse in East Sussex where Virginia Woolf’s artist sister, Vanessa Bell, lived with, among others, the painter Duncan Grant.”

Dining Room Furniture, Home for sale

THE LOOK: 5131 Shadywood Lane, Dallas, Texas (click image to see the home)

 It is not unusual to find special parts of oneself via another country. Interior designer Emily Summers, in her own Dallas house, has resonated with the elegant restraint of Germany’s Bauhaus modernism and, in her courtyards, with the gardens of Japan. Her styles of furniture, she says, range “from the ’40s to the ’80s.”

Paula Lambert of the Mozzarella Company has infused her new home with the colors and light that I associate with Italy, where she learned to make cheese. A spectacular coffee table, however, began in London at the restaurant NOPI, where Lambert was having dinner. She peeked beneath the tablecloth, admired very much what she saw and sent a photo back to her interior designer, Dan Nelson of Vision Design. Without telling her, Nelson drew a replica as a coffee table and had it built in Dallas.

For biblical scholar Marjorie Currey and her husband, Fred, it’s the Middle East and their enduring hope for its three great religions of the book: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. A magnificent archway leading from the entrance hall to the living room is inscribed thus: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” On the other side is this from the Koran: “There is one God. His name is Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.” Everything in both rooms has been selected to support the idea of cultural convergence.

Then there is Garrett Boone, co-founder of the Container Store and now chairman of TreeHouse, the Dallas and Plano home-improvement stores that are highly focused on green living. The Dallas Morning News featured Boone’s own Walking Table, an irregular slab of wood mounted on slender wood legs with feet moving ahead, filled with purpose, and his Jonah Bed, with its partial canopy inspired by the rib of a fish he found somewhere, hugging the shore. Both of these exuberant creations of his — made in his own woodshop across town — grace the Turtle Creek condominium he shares with his wife, Cecilia.

Furniture style, Dining Room Furniture, Home for sale

THE LOOK: 3821 Beverly Drive, Highland Park, Texas (click image to see the home)

And what could be more inviting than dining in the round, at a table that envelops a group and encourages intimate conversation? Bonnie Wheeler, director of medieval studies at Southern Methodist University, once had a long, splendid groaning board of “diamond mahogany and rosewood French Art Deco,” she explains, with “multiple leaves that could be extended to 22 feet — enough space to have dinners for whole classes of students, but also cozy enough for just a few friends when brought down to its basic size.” All this she traded to a round mahogany table, large enough to seat 12, worthy of King Arthur and his knights, though it’s from the much more recent 18th century.

Gail Thomas, a founding fellow of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the former CEO of The Trinity Trust Foundation, now the Trinity Park Conservancy, and her husband, Bob, a lawyer, have explored plenty of urgent issues at their dark circular table, hand-painted at the center with rich and glorious color. She found it at AOI Home, formerly Art of Old India, in the Dallas Design District years ago and around it has led full and fluent conversations — “soulful conversation,” Thomas would say — ever since.

So, things — especially those that bear witness to our most closely held moments, to our love — do contain people, places, ideas and memories. Our home furnishings testify to our enthusiasms, our emotions, to the quality of our intellect and the lasting impact of our lives.

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LEE CULLUM, a Dallas native and Southern Methodist University graduate, is an award-winning journalist and the host of CEO, a series of interviews with business leaders, on KERA. She is a contributor to The Dallas Morning News.

 

 

Beauty

Rare Air: Three Posh Penthouses in Dallas

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

When it comes to high-rise living, many buyers are looking for a neighborhood identity and fellow residents who have similar interests. They also want versatile floor plans that allow for home offices, guest suites and other features unique to their lifestyles. And, of course, there are the views: Buyers want to see cityscapes from windows, balconies and common areas. There may be no better place to enjoy thrilling views — including sunrises and sunsets — than from these posh penthouses.

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Beauty

Heard It Through the Grapevine: 11 Wonderful Wine Rooms

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Attention all wine lovers! We know that you’ve been dreaming of the day when you have a luxury wine room in the comfort of your own home. Who wouldn’t want to retreat into a personal Napa or Loire Valley after a long week at the office? Whether you’re looking to save space, put your wine collection on display, or archive your most valuable bottles, that cellar you’ve been dreaming about is calling your name. Answer the call and raise your glass to these outstanding wine rooms in these North Texas homes — all currently listed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Beauty, Just Listed

Just Listed in North Texas 3.21.2017 {Video}

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The Spring market has begun in North Texas! Take a look at these beautiful properties in Fort Worth, Dallas, McKinney, Highland Park and more!

1201 Stetson Lane | Graford 

1201 Stetson Lane | Graford | Listed by John Zimmerman living

Listed by John Zimmerman 

9963 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth 

9963 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth | Listed by Bip Nauta living

Listed by Bip Nauta 

1301 Throckmorton Street #2004 | Downtown Fort Worth 

1301 Throckmorton Street #2004 | Downtown Fort Worth | Listed by Allison Hayden living

Listed by Allison Hayden 

2821 Harlanwood Drive | Fort Worth 

2821 Harlanwood Drive | Fort Worth | Listed by Carley Moore living

Listed by Carley Moore 

300 Park Lake Drive | McKinney 

300 Park Lake Drive | McKinney | Listed by Debra Brown living

Listed by Debra Brown 

4229 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park 

4229 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Susan Marcus

Listed by Susan Marcus 

3405 Princeton Avenue | Highland Park 

3405 Princeton Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Vicki White sitting

Listed by Vicki White 

3912 Holland Avenue | Turtle Creek 

3912 Holland Avenue | Turtle Creek | Listed by Nancy Dunning living

Listed by Nancy Dunning  

Explore these neighborhoods and more at BriggsFreeman.com.

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, Just Listed

Just Listed in North Texas 3.14.2017 {Video}

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3208 Lamesa Place | Fort Worth 

3208 Lamesa Place | Fort Worth | Listed by Carol Van Hook fire

Listed by Carol Van Hook

1912 Grosvenor Lane | Colleyville 

1912 Grosvenor Lane | Colleyville | Listed by Nicole Smith kitchen

Listed by Nicole Smith 

304 King Ranch RoadSouthlake 

304 King Ranch Road | Southlake | Listed Wynne Moore pool

Listed Wynne Moore  

1259 Bolton CourtSouthlake 

1259 Bolton Court | Southlake | Listed by Tommy Pennington living

Listed by Tommy Pennington  

4807 Swiss Avenue | Peak Addition

4807 Swiss Avenue | Peak Addition | Listed by Elizabeth Mast entry

 Listed by Elizabeth Mast 

3535 Gillespie Street #606 | Turtle Creek 

3535 Gillespie Street #606 | Turtle Creek | Listed by Jeffrey Lester living

Listed by Jeffrey Lester 

3021 Southwestern BoulevardUniversity Park 

3021 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | Listed by Malinda Arvesen

Listed by Malinda Arvesen 

5337 Wenonah Drive | Greenway Parks 

5337 Wenonah Drive | Greenway Parks | Listed by Susan Marcus entry

Listed by Susan Marcus

5335 Montrose Drive | Greenway Parks 

5335 Montrose Drive | Greenway Parks | Listed by Christopher McGuire sitting

Listed by Christopher McGuire 

4915 W Hanover Avenue | Briarwood 

4915 W Hanover Avenue | Briarwood | Listed by Becky Frey stairs

Listed by Becky Frey 

Explore these neighborhoods and more at BriggsFreeman.com.

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, Dallas, Just Listed, Preston Hollow

Just Listed in North Texas 2.27.2017 {Video}

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2443 Medford Court | Park Hill | Fort Worth 

2443 Medford Court 76109, Park Hill, Fort Worth, John Zimmerman

Listed by John Zimmerman

657 Benavente Court | Montserrat | Fort Worth 

4657 Benavente Court 76126, Montserrat, Fort Worth, John Zimmerman pool

Listed by John Zimmerman

3060 Dove Road | Westlake 

3060 Dove Road 76262, Westlake, Wynne Moore, Perry Moore living

Listed by Wynne Moore and Perry Moore

66 Braewood Place | Glen Abbey | Dallas 

66 Braewood Place 75248, Glen Abbey, Dallas, Faisal Halum, Lera Lee

Listed by Faisal Halum and Lera Lee

9720 Audubon Place | Preston Hollow | Dallas  

9720 Audubon Place 75220, Preston Hollow, Dallas, Lisa Besserer dining

Listed by Lisa Besserer

3901 Turtle Creek Boulevard #9 | Turtle Creek | Dallas 

3901 Turtle Creek Boulevard #9 75219, Turtle Creek, Dallas, Bryan Crawford, Amanda Crawford kitchen

Listed by Bryan Crawford and Amanda Crawford

4433 Bordeaux Avenue | Highland Park  

4433 Bordeaux Avenue 75205, Highland Park, Caroline Summers fireplace

Listed by Caroline Summers

3421 Beverly Drive | Highland Park 

3421 Beverly Drive 75205, Highland Park, Michelle Wood living

Listed by Michelle Wood

3525 Centenary Avenue | University Park  

3525 Centenary Avenue 75225, University Park, Jennifer Miller

Listed by Jennifer Miller

22217 Toenail Trail | Christoval 

22217 Toenail Trail 76935, Christoval, Emily Beck

Listed by Emily Beck

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, Dallas, Preston Hollow

6 Stylish Suites with Luxurious Master Closets  

1717 Arts Plaza #2303 | Listed by Missy Woehr | Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty  

Forget diamonds—walk-in closets are a girl’s best friend. If we’re learning anything from New York Fashion Week, it’s that we will always need room for an extra statement piece or two.
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Beauty, Dallas, Open Houses, Preston Hollow

Just Listed in North Texas 1.29.2017 {Video}

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5351 Livingston Avenue | Mockingbird Park | Dallas

5351 Livingston Ave Dallas 75209- pool

Listed by Becky Frey 

5610 Caruth Boulevard | Devonshire | Dallas 

5610 Caruth Blvd | Devonshire, 75209- sitting

Listed by Erica G Kuppin 

4412 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park West 

4412 Lorraine Avenue- kitchen

Amy Detwiller  

5131 Shadywood Lane | Bluffview | Dallas 

5131 Shadywood Lane- entry

Listed by Caroline Summers 

2845 Hood Street | Turtle Creek | Dallas 

2845 Hood Street | Turtle Creek- sitting

Listed by Faisal Halum  

9970 Strait Lane | Preston Hollow | Dallas 

9970 Strait Lane | Preston Hollow, 75220- living

Listed by Lisa Besserer 

748 Deforest Road | Coppell

748 Deforest Road Coppell 75019- living

 Listed by Maureen Steitle 

6638 Lakeshore DriveLakewood | Dallas

6638 Lakeshore Drive | Lakewood, 75214- sitting

 Listed by Kelley Theriot McMahon 

6320 Llano AvenueLakewood Heights | Dallas

6320 Llano Avenue | Lakewood Heights

Listed by Kelley Theriot McMahon 

6100 Lake Shore DriveEagle Mountain Lake | Fort Worth 

6100 Lake Shore Drive Fort Worth 76179 lake

Listed by John Zimmerman 

8853 Random Road | Eagle Mountain Lake | Fort Worth 

8853 Random Road | Eagle Mountain Lake, 76179 deck

Listed by Amy Chairez 

4609 Saint Laurent Court | Montserrat | Fort Worth 

4609 Saint Laurent Court | Montserrat

Listed by  John Zimmerman

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, Dallas, Just Listed, Preston Hollow

Just Listed in North Texas 1.9.2017 {Video}

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Peek into these beautiful homes just listed in North Texas!

1508 Arts Way | Gordon 

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Listed by Robert Tyson 

4817 Inwood Road | Westcliff | Fort Worth 

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Listed by Virginia Durham 

140 Solano Circle | Aledo 

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Listed by Kay Asay 

1505 Le Mans Lane | Southlake 

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Listed by Wynne Moore and Perry Moore 

1854 Johnson Court | Grapevine 

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Listed by Lisa Good 

2916 Ballater Court | The Colony 

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Listed by Janna Schick and Dixey Arterburn 

4408 Caruth Avenue | Highland Park 

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Listed by Lindy Mahoney 

4332 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park 

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Listed by Tessa Mosteller and Lucinda Buford 

6307 Royal Crest Drive | Preston Hollow | Dallas 

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Listed by Lynn Larson 

2704 Welborn Street D | Turtle Creek | Dallas 

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Listed by Jan Baldwin 

103 Corson Street | Cleburne 

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Listed by Devon Reyes 

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.