By Dallas Moderns / June 10, 2013
Here’s our exclusive interview with modern real estate expert, Becky Frey of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty:
Do you have a favorite modern architect?
Frey: LAKE-FLATO – I have their books all over my house.
#1 consideration when searching for a modern home:
Frey: Location. The way a modern design is situated on it’s site is important to most modern buyers.
Your favorite aspect of Modern Design:
Frey: I like the connection of the indoors and the outdoors in modern and contemporary designs.
Favorite local modern interior designer or architect:
Frey: It’s not easy to pinpoint just one – we have many talented people in Dallas. Four local architects/firms that I have enjoyed working with are: Bentley Tibbs, Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro, Moore Design, & Bodron+Fruit. I think the greatest modern interior designers of today are Alice Cottrell & Joshua Rice.
A modern enclave in Dallas? (Street or neighborhood):
Frey: In Devonshire, I am pleased with a street of homes along Farquhar Lane. There are gorgeous creeks and a lake which create a perfect site for these moderns right in the middle of the city.
What are you seeing in the modern real estate market for 2013?
Frey: I must mention that there seems to be a blur between the definition of modern and contemporary. Warm contemporary homes are in high demand in Dallas, but, stark modern designs remain a much smaller niche and remain in less demand. There is a big demand for simplifying life so people naturally are attracted to contemporary, clean, thoughtful designs.
Do you currently have any modern listings:
Frey: I have modern listings from $5,000,000 to $100,000! 3601 Euclid Avenue in Highland Park is a new listing, we just sold 3918 Fairfax Avenue in West Highland Park, and I just put our condominium at The Buzz under contract at 1111 S Akard #211. There have been several others that we have sold in 2013 – You may browse the photos on my website www.BeckyFrey.com on the LISTINGS and SOLD links.
– Becky Frey