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Modern Monday: A Look at One of Dallas’ Oldest Concrete Homes {Video}

10/06/2014

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
A Look at One of Dallas Oldest Concrete Homes   523 Eads Avenue {Video} modern architecture features

Perhaps you’ve been driving north on I-35 recently and glimpsed an odd graying building amid a jungle of overgrowth to your right. Dull grayish-brown walls rise three stories off a sloping dirt path, sandwiched between the interstate and Townview Magnet School’s campus. The inquisitive viewer might also discover the strange, complex detailing of this bizarre structure–pudgy-faced cherubs and arabesque ribbons coil around the front entryway and rear balcony. Besides its interesting location, shape, and artistic details, the most striking feature of this quirky home lies in its building material: concrete.

A Look at One of Dallas Oldest Concrete Homes   523 Eads Avenue {Video} modern architecture features

This unusual choice places 523 Eads Avenue as possibly the first precursor of modern architecture in Dallas. At the time of the Kovandovitch house’s construction in 1914, concrete structures–rare in the commercial industry–were virtually unheard of for residences. The first recorded concrete project had only been fashioned 45 years previously (1871-75)  by builder William E. Ward and architect Robert Mook, and had not yet been widely adopted by Texans (see “Concrete Timeline“). While the region overflowed with traditional estates and Palladian architecture (see works by local favorite C.D. Hill), Czechoslovakian immigrant Joe Kovandovitch bucked Dallas-norms in favor of concrete. Kovandovitch was fascinated by the substance’s unique ability to mimic nearly any form while maintaining structural durability. Through utilizing a series of handmade molds, Kovandovitch and his family poured floors, walls, pillars, and decorative pieces alike.
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Meet D Best Real Estate Agents 2014 {Video}

07/10/2014

Video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With 96 top-producing agents named to the 2014 list, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is enjoying its largest D Best class yet.

Each year, the editorial staff of D Magazine selects D Best Real Estate Agents – using nominations from recent homebuyers, previous winners, mortgage title companies and magazine subscribers. The agents were rated on customer service, integrity, market knowledge, communication, negotiation, post-sale service and overall satisfaction.

To meet some of our D Best Real Estate Agents 2014 honorees, click here.

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.

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Meet D Best Real Estate Agents 2014 {Video}

07/10/2014

Video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With 96 top-producing agents named to the 2014 list, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is enjoying its largest D Best class yet.

Each year, the editorial staff of D Magazine selects D Best Real Estate Agents – using nominations from recent homebuyers, previous winners, mortgage title companies and magazine subscribers. The agents were rated on customer service, integrity, market knowledge, communication, negotiation, post-sale service and overall satisfaction.

To meet some of our D Best Real Estate Agents 2014 honorees, click here.

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.

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D Best 2013: Top Producing Realtors in the Southlake Area

07/29/2013

This stunning estate is set on a nature preserve at 3000 Burney Lane in Southlake. Listed by Wynne Moore.

Serving Southlake, Westlake, Colleyville and beyond, these Top Producing Realtors from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty are featured in D Magazine’s D Best 2013.

1801 Lantana Court in Southlake - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas Fort Worth - living room

1801 Lantana Court in Southlake

Wynne Moore -- D Best 2013 Realtors D Magazine Top Dallas Real Estate AgentsWynne Moore | D Best 2013 | Individual Top Producer— Platinum
817 781.7060 | [email protected]wynnemoore.com

“I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of my wonderful clients for granting me the opportunity to serve you. 2012 was an extraordinary year, and it is a tremendous privilege to be voted one of the D Best. I am grateful for the acknowledgement that I provide my clients the best in expertise and service.” Continue Reading…