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Modern Monday: Extraordinary River Crest Mid-Century Modern in Fort Worth {Video}

06/01/2015

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 
309 Hazelwood Crest - Mid-Century Modern Home - Rivercrest, Central West Fort Worth, TX

309 Hazelwood Crest - Mid-Century Modern Home - Rivercrest, Central West Fort Worth, TX

309 Hazelwood Crest - Mid-Century Modern Home - Rivercrest, Central West Fort Worth, TX

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Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern situated on an oversized, beautifully landscaped lot in the exclusive neighborhood of River Crest in Fort Worth, TX. The amazing modern kitchen with updated appliances opens to a large living area that’s perfect for large gatherings. The first-floor master suite includes a large sitting area and luxe his-and-her bath. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home flood rooms with beautiful natural sunlight. Other features include a wet bar, wine room, four fireplaces, a study and multiple living spaces. All of the bedrooms enjoy their own private bath. Retreat in privacy to the backyard oasis complete with a pool and lush lot.

Listed by John Zimmerman of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Click here for a private tour or for more information.

  • 309 Hazelwood Drive | Fort Worth, TX, 76107 | CENTRAL WEST FORT WORTH
  • $1,649,500 | 5 Bedrooms | 7 Baths
  • MLS #13152387

For more luxury homes throughout the Metroplex, 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 seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood,Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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Modern Monday: Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards {Video}

04/27/2015

Explore this stunning soft contemporary home in Fort Worth, Tx. Flooded with natural light, the home’s open floorplan, walls of windows, clean-lined rooms, and multiple, treed courtyards offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle of city living.

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

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Home chefs will love the bright and open kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and windows overlooking a landscaped courtyard.
A bar in the dining room annd another wall of windows lend your dinner parties a unique sophistication.

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

Soft-Contemporary in Fort Worth with Multiple Courtyards

The home overlooks the 4th hole at Shady Oaks Golf Course, surrounded by verdant lawns, towering trees and a multitude of vibrant blooms.
For a private tour or for more information, click here.

$799,000 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Car Garage
MLS #13127341 | 618 Roaring Springs Road | Fort Worth, TX, 76114

For more luxury homes throughout the Metroplex, 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 seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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Channeling ‘Mad Men’ – Sleek Modern in Westover Hills, Fort Worth

04/20/2015
2004 Canterbury Drive 76107, Westover Hills, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-sitting

The home at 2004 Canterbury is listed for $1,949,500. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

There are many reasons mid-century modern style homes and furnishings are so popular today. They range from the nostalgia that the post-World War II generation feels to popular films and television shows like Mad Men to the millennial generation who enjoy the sleek, straight lines of this style home.

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In Fort Worth, where many neighborhoods underwent huge growth in the 1950s, architects designed a variety of mid-century modern homes, but probably few are as rewarding to the eye as one in Westover Hills. The three-bedroom home at 2004 Canterbury is a gem surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that seem to intertwine the house’s straight lines with the skyline of the horizon.
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Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District

12/29/2014

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

All the richness of the city has been transposed vertically into this appealing three-level townhome atop One Arts Plaza. Homes at this Arts District address have elevated “quality of life” into “the art of living.” With contemporary styling, state-of-the-art technology and alluring amenities it is easy to understand the appeal of the “Arts District Life” and all in which it encompasses.

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Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

Residence 1912 is a 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with a Study that works on both an intimate and vast scale but never forgets to foster the comfort of its inhabitants. There is a shared language between the elegant materials and clean detailing throughout the home that unifies each of its three distinctive levels. The layout and design provide an aesthetic of warmth and calmness rarely offered in such an urban setting. With museum finished walls, 11-ft ceilings, 10-ft window walls, extensive seagrass limestone and balanced art lighting, a seamless solution of practical form and proportionality have been achieved.

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Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

The core of the residence is its “main-level” which contains the juxtaposed living spaces that make it most unique. The living, dining and kitchen areas have been united to form a fantastic entertaining space which overlooks a tri-level outdoor terrace. Visual continuity between the internal and external spaces has been extended beyond their physical boundaries here and into the glittery landscape.

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Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

While emphasis has been placed on the use of space and views on the core level, it must also be stated that the kitchen has been carefully thought-out and is an engineering-inspired construction. Bulthaup™ cabinetry finished with Natural Oak wood has been accented by Statuary White marble countertops providing an innate elegance. There are stainless steel Miele™ appliances with gas cooking, Sub Zero™ refrigerator/freezer and a separate wine cooler. A large island bar in a Natural Oak is the perfect balance between functionality and style. This immense storage space beneath the bar is perfect for table settings and decorative objects but also assists with culinary preparation associated with entertaining.

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Three levels of custom modern design in the Dallas Arts District modern properties modern homes for sale in dallas and north texas modern townhomes modern mondays modern interior design modern condos modern architecture features dallas moderns dallas downtown and arts district moderns

The upper level master suite generates form and volume with a private terrace that also aligns with the western vantage points. The window wall provides transparency between indoor and outdoor spaces with the changing hues of the sky. Hardwood flooring provides a well-defined balance to the open room and there are two individual dressing areas completed by custom walk-in closets. Both closets provide separation and optimal wardrobe storage. The luxurious master bath offers a linear dual vanity with square-cut vessels. A large soaking tub, also in a profound square shape, is prominent to the room with a granite accented wall. A separate walk-in shower has been cleverly concealed beyond a frosted glass door.

The lower level of the home offers visual continuity between the internal and external spaces with limestone clad flooring which continues through the window wall onto the outdoor terrace space. A second master is located here that is robust in size and itself a private refuge. The simplicity of this room makes it diverse enough for many purposes including a den. A chic private bath is outlined with granite walls and floors and offers a glass enclosed shower. The striking vanity is large and provides depth to the area. A study is also present on this level and overlooks the outdoor terrace. Clearstory windows in both the bedroom and office modulate reflective light to create a soothing environment and establish a strong connection to the outside. A half-bath has been placed on this level for convenience has feature an artistic wall-mounted sink.

Other amenities of this residence include Smart System technology which allows residents the ability to select, request and schedule a wide variety of services all from the comfort of home. There are motorized shades and private entrances on each level. Design features include Vola™ hardware fittings for showers, tub, and lavatories, 9’ tall solid core interior doors with architectural grade operating hardware, recessed lighting with dimming controls, and acoustically treated demising walls and floors separating each home.

The building caters to each homeowner with concierge service and 24-hour security, a dramatic rooftop pool, a resident lounge and fitness center. Additionally, there are two-garage spaces. Click here to schedule a private tour.

$1,099,000 | 2 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2 Car Garage
MLS #13061461 

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 seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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Modern Monday: Vibrant and Eclectic 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.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

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.

5222 Farquhar Lane - Colorful, Vibrant, Eclectic modern

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.

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Q&A with Ryan Williams of W2 Studio {Video}

11/03/2014

We love W2 Studio‘s modern look, clean lines, sleek structures, and calming spaces. Maybe you’ve heard about them in Modern Luxury Magazine or in AIA publications? Then you’ve probably already caught the clever take on this incredibly talented couple’s names (Ryan and Melissa Williams). You’re sure to enjoy this exclusive interview with Ryan Williams, one of the dynamic duo that make up this incredible firm.


1. What is the most difficult thing for people considering a design change and how do you help them resolve it?

a. Most difficulties in design planning come from an imbalance between the preferred scope/quality of work and budget. This is pretty normal, though, and can almost always be mitigated by looking at areas where you can save and spend that money in a more important way.
2. What’s your favorite element of the home?

a. I would have to say the kitchen. Kitchens are a focal point and usually open or next to the living and dining spaces. Kitchens are also very detail oriented, and a great kitchen can really make a difference overall.

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3. Do you have a favorite color palette?

a. I really like contrast and think that a minimal backdrop generally works best with a client’s furniture and art selections. I also like to use accent surfaces, like wood panels or tiles, where applicable but prefer most of the walls and ceilings to be white.

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4. Favorite materials or textures?

a. That’s hard to say; there are so many great materials and textures that, if done well, look great and work great.

5. How did you style your current home?

a. Melissa grew up in Japan so we have a mixture of modern American and antique Japanese art and furniture. We live in a small apartment that is very sparse and minimal so we think it is a great backdrop for us. We are also authorized dealers for Donald Judd furniture and have a couple his pieces.

6. What’s the most difficult design challenge you have ever faced?

a. That title goes to 10 Nonesuch, the former Stanley Marcus estate. Luckily the clients were absolutely wonderful to work with and they were very patient and understanding. This project was a large home built around 1936 and is one of the first examples of modernism in Dallas. It was selected to become a city and state landmark so the pressure to get it right was very high.

7. Who is your favorite designer or architect?

a. I love the work of many designers and architects but if I had to pick a favorite, I would probably say Donald Judd. I know he is considered by most to be an artist. He definitely was, but he was really a total environment designer on every scale. I definitely recommend visiting his spaces in Marfa and New York. I think they are outstanding.

8. Where do you go for inspiration?

a. Anywhere quiet. I have a very energetic 5-year-old daughter.

9. Is there anything forbidden from your design style?

a. Forbidden is a strong word, but I definitely don’t gravitate toward anything opulent or rococo.

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10. Is there a design rule you love to break?

a. My design rules are pretty pragmatic and easy to work with in most situations. I can’t really think of a situation where I would need to break them.

11. What design trends in 2014 are you most excited about?

a. More and more of our clients are showing interest in smaller, higher-quality, higher-efficiency space and their homes impact on the environment. We are excited about this because homes make such a large percentage of our environment.

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12. If you were to compare your design style to a movie or book, which would it be?

a. “The Art of War” – I like to think of design as the art of protection and organization.

13. Where is your favorite neighborhood in Dallas? Favorite shop?

a. Deep Ellum has always been my favorite Dallas neighborhood. We moved there first out of school and used to office there as well.

14. What’s the best place/thing a person can put their design money?

a. Aside from kitchens and bathrooms, which are always the best (return on investment), I think great furniture and art can make the biggest impact.

You can learn more about W2 Studio by visiting their website or by  following them on facebook.

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

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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