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The Robbie Report: Live, Work, Play in Downtown Dallas

03/11/2014

During their stay at Museum Tower, Nancy and Robbie Briggs and their grandchildren Micah and Zoey Briggs enjoyed visiting the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

As seen in the Dallas Morning News:

In recent years more and more traditional homeowners have been looking into Dallas’ new tradition—living in our exciting urban center.

Because of all the wonderful new changes in our city center, I have been touting “live, work and play” in Dallas, so last month I decided to do just that. My wife, Nancy, and I spent three days and two nights living at Museum Tower, the city’s premier high-rise in the heart of Downtown Dallas.

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The arrival experience was breathtaking, including the dramatic motor court and lobby accompanied by warm greetings from attentive staff, the elevator ride direct to the entrance of our home on the 35th floor, and then the “wow” of the most spectacular views of the city. As we enjoyed the weekly cocktail party on the Terrace and then joined a few guests for a dinner planned by Tanya Mendenhall, Director of Resident Relations, and prepared by renowned chef Ken Rathbun, the mantra was relaxed luxury.

We met some of the friendly neighbors from California, Colorado and of course Texas. “Is it always so wonderful around here?” I asked. And the reply was the same, “We are really spoiled.” The staff makes life easy – unloading your cars, arranging for your dogs to be walked, securing theatre tickets – you get to do what you love.

I wanted to work at home so the next morning I held meetings in the well-appointed conference room. Afterward, I welcomed my grandchildren Zoey and Micah.

We walked to the nearby Perot Museum of Nature and Science and through Klyde Warren Park. I have always said I would like to be a granddad in a vibrant urban setting so I could take my grandchildren to discover art, museums, theatre – and I was right.

That evening we hosted our son, daughter-in-law and a few friends as we grilled outside on the Terrace level’s great lawn.  The children played and blew bubbles that glistened as they floated toward the color-splashed skyline.

The next morning as we said goodbye, I did not want to leave. I felt as if I had really lived, worked and played in this extraordinary home in the vibrant center of Dallas. Click here to see photos and videos of our weekend. To schedule a tour, visit museumtowerdallas.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 five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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