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Becky Frey listed this adorable Devonshire Tudor cottage: Didn’t Last Through the Weekend

Adorable Updated Devonshire Tudor Cottage — Perfection!
by Karen Eubank at CandysDirt.com published on 05/06/2017

There are only a handful of truly walkable neighborhoods in Dallas. Our Saturday Seven Hundred is an adorable Devonshire Tudor cottage at 5518 W. Amherst Avenue. Walk Score gives it a rating of 89 and it doesn’t get much better than that in Dallas! This highly coveted neighborhood is just across from Inwood Village, minutes from downtown Dallas, the Dallas North Tollway, and Love Field. Location, location, location! Imagine walking a block to see a movie, eat at any number of great restaurants, and shop until you drop. The neighborhood has every advantage of city living with none of the drawbacks, and a real sense of community.

It’s getting harder and harder to find these lovely original Tudor cottages, especially one that has been totally updated, so you’re in luck today!

The original article and more photos are at CandysDirt.com

Built in 1940 this 2,094-square-foot charmer retains the original character with every new amenity added into the mix, resulting in a completely move in-ready home. We can’t think of a better place for newlyweds, a young family, or indeed empty nesters. We can’t tell you how many people we’ve run into lately that have grown weary of the big, empty suburban home now that their kids are grown, and are itching to get back to the city to enjoy all it offers. Expect a wide demographic lining up to see this one.

There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great home office that could also double as a craft room, and the deal sealer for us is the screened porch. It’s absolutely perfect.

Stylish formals flank the entry in the traditional manner that you expect to see in a Tudor cottage. The hardwoods run through to the kitchen, something we always love to see. Maintaining the same flooring creates a great flow to a home.

The kitchen was remodeled by Adam Gonzales of Restorations of Dallas. The center island has loads of storage and a built-in microwave. Note the gorgeous marble that was run from countertop to ceiling, a trend we’ve seen lately. That seamless use of material creates a sense of elegance as well as spaciousness.

The kitchen was opened up to merge with the family area, which further opens up to the incredible screened porch. This is the place to enjoy your coffee first thing in the morning and to unwind after a long day with a glass of something cold and preferably bubbly. Can’t you just see a crisp fall evening by that fire?

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent Becky Frey has this adorable Devonshire Tudor cottage listed for $799,000. With this location and that screened porch, we can’t see it lasting the weekend.

See all of Becky’s listings and solds.

The original article and more photos are at CandysDirt.com

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We love architecture, we love people, we love homes … Especially this one!

Dallas, Texas has many great neighborhoods. One of the unequivocal favorites is Greenway Parks. This video gives you a peek inside a sprawling storybook traditional home that we recently listed on the greenbelt in Greenway Parks. More photos and details at sothebysrealty.com

5347 Montrose Drive Dallas, TX 75209

To learn more, or to set up a private showing, our contact information is online at beckyfrey.com

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Video: New York City Executive visits Rocky Mountain Ranch in Colorado

“Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.

To ask how your property might be featured by Sotheby’s International Realty in a video and other marketing, call on one of us at beckyfrey.com

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is the first real estate partner to develop this type of custom content with the Wall Street Journal. In this episode, Lois N O’Neill, a public relations executive, trades the bustling New York City life for a retreat in the Colorado mountains. She visits the Berman Buckskin Ranch in Telluride. Watch the video here:

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LUXE announces 16 Design Trends We’re Excited to See More of in 2016

Article by Elise Gabriele

 

16 Design Trends We’re Excited to See More of in 2016

1. Sculptural Furnishings
The owners found the elevator entry’s sculptural bronze chair at Art Miami. Sycamore-clad walls, fabricated by D & R Architectural Woodwork, act as an elegant backdrop for their art collection.

2. Textured Accent Walls
This contemporary Michigan home’s great room is accentuated with a fireplace hearth covered in white ceramic tile. “It’s almost shell-like, but it also has a modern vernacular,” says interior designer Stephanie Wohlner.

3. Semi-Precious Stone Accents
Designer Chandos Dodson Epley added matching semi-precious stone lamps to the living room of homeowners Marcie and Brian Peters.

4. Indoor-Outdoor Connections
Motorized door panels on one corner of the living room retract to turn the patio and living room into one big indoor-outdoor space. The Royal Botania table and brushed marine-grade stainless-steel chairs were selected to blend in with the palette.

5. Metallics and Mixed Metals
Sconces by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort illuminate the powder room’s handmade mirror from Justmorocco Furniture Imports in Clearwater, Florida. Romo’s metallic-vinyl wallcovering pairs with a custom Waterworks washstand and a Kallista faucet.

6. Retro Furnishings
Jonathan Adler table lamps and chairs, covered with a tangerine Duralee textile, enliven a retro guest bedroom. A Lee Industries ottoman stands at the foot of the bed, which is accented with custom shams made with Kravet Couture fabric and Designers Guild trim.

7. Monochromatic Décor
For the parlor of a couple’s new Sedalia house, designers Miranda Cullen and Devon Tobin kept to a monochromatic palette when reupholstering a sofa and two armchairs with Fabricut linen. The ceiling fixture is by Currey & Company.

8. Pantone-Inspired Blue and Pink Accents
In the living room, Vittorio Rossi’s Murano glass heads from YM Antiques in New York flank Christine Pichette’s painting. Before the artworks is a periwinkle sofa from Saladino Furniture in Summer Hill fabric from Jeffrey Michaels.

9. Industrial Lighting
Industrial style galvanized pendants from RJ Imports meet classic Shaker style cabinetry in the kitchen. The walnut butcher block on the island, the soapstone counters and the subway tiles are all from Famosa Surface Studio.

10. Minimalism
Concrete floors flow through this minimalistic home that designer and homeowner Maria Gomez outfitted with classic modern furniture.

11. Spa-Like Bathrooms
Architect Martin Goldstein worked with the designer on reconfiguring the master bathroom. Custom vanities, designed by Hintgen and purchased through Minteriors, are topped with onyx by YK Stone Center and flank a steam room complete with a shower and tub.

12. Geometric Patterns
A pair of Madeline Stuart ottomans from De Sousa Hughes stands at the foot of an upholstered bed by Bernhardt in the master bedroom. The wool rug is by Stark, and the polished-nickel wall sconces with fabric shades are by The Urban Electric Co.

13. Colored Cabinetry
In the kitchen, a farmhouse sink by Handcrafted Metal—featuring a Jaclo faucet— complements the vibrant blue cabinetry and hardware from Chicago Brass. Quartzite countertops are from Stone Source.

14. Statement Staircases
The free floating-step staircase is complimented by paintings by Richard Serra and Frank Stella from Evelyn Aimis Fine Art that form a vertical gallery above the sideboard in this modern Miami Beach great room.

15. Globally Crafted Goods
The media room is saturated with color for a Moroccan feel. Interior designer Chandler Prewitt worked with La Puerta Originals to design a chaise made from antique-wood carvings from India and paired it with a George IV Bobbin turned-leg bergère.

16. Colored Ceiling
Pendants from The Urban Electric Co. are suspended from the ceiling, which is painted in the same Wescott Navy shade as the kitchen cabinets. Joan Miro’s Tracé Sur La Paroi III is a focal point in the dining room; the custom table features an iron base and wood top.

Happy New Year!

Visit LUXEsource.com for design ideas, trends, and the best real estate photos.

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Lakewood: Over 1.5 Acres in Dallas with Historic Estate built by Hal Thomson

Over 1.5 Acres in Dallas with Beautiful Historic Home from Becky Frey on Vimeo.

For the connoisseur of life, an ideal home is in perfect harmony with its surroundings.

Nestled in the heart of the personality-rich community of Lakewood, this home has access to highly-ranked schools, easy access to Downtown, and incredible hike and bike trails making this location ideal for buyers seeking a strong community and endless options to enjoy life outdoors. This architecturally significant home tells a wonderful story within its walls.

See the official listing on SothebysRealty.com

Built in 1929 by renowned architect Hal Thomson, this beautiful estate features a blend of handcrafted original and tasteful, updated designs. The home has had many significant owners/guests including Stanley Marcus. In fact, the original owners of the home deeded the home to the Episcopal Diocese.

As you set foot inside this estate, you encounter rich chocolate hardwood floors leading to every living area in the home. Immediately to your right is the sitting room featuring a charming wood-burning fireplace, plantation shutters and built-in book cases. Continue on to the formal dining room featuring original tile flooring and original bar inlets.

The gracious formal living room provides a perfect place for family holiday gatherings with vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, built-in bookcases, wood burning fireplace and French doors leading to the sunroom. With walls of glass bringing the outdoors inside, the sunroom will be the perfect nook for you to curl up with a good book, watch your favorite movie or just take a nap while it rains. Sliding patio doors lead you to the outdoor oasis.

The impressive chef’s kitchen offers the best of the best making your every culinary experience enjoyable. Featuring a Miele coffee bar, stainless steel 6-burner gas cooktop, double ovens, built-in refrigerator, beautiful tile flooring, marble countertops and a wet-bar offering a built-in microwave, crushed ice machine, sink and mini refrigerator. Tucked off of the kitchen is a charming breakfast room, which used to be the carport in the original home, with built-ins with glass displays to store your china and a marble buffet making meal service a breeze. Beyond the breakfast room is the utility room and a lovely powder bath.

The spacious master suite is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind after a long day offering multiple storage closets, sitting area and beautiful views of the backyard. The master bath offers separate shower, makeup vanity and a large dressing room attached.

In addition to the beautiful hardwood floors, each bedroom features architectural design detail from the arched doorways to the vaulted ceilings – the charm and character of the home is evident throughout.

The backyard is like a set from a movie – with a large grassy yard, pool, pool house featuring a pool bath and kitchenette, outdoor kitchen, and a firepit – you truly have every outdoor dream at your fingertips.

The large, detached two car garage offers a guest quarters above with full bath and closet and a basement/cellar below with a covered walkway to the main house.

Call Becky 214-536-4727 or Shelle 214-450-8782 to discuss a private showing.

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Significant Sales from around the world

I am pleased to provide you with Vol. 3/2015 of Significant Sales, a publication provided by our exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty network and Philip White, our President.

This issue features top sales from various locations, beginning with a historic $21 million home located in New York.  Also featured are properties from a diverse range of locations including California, Michigan, Florida, Colorado, Dubai, Wyoming and Utah. Please keep in mind that it only includes properties we are at liberty to publicize.

The strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is on display in this issue, featuring some of the world’s most significant sales.

View Significant Sales Vol.3/2015

To search in Dallas, Texas please visit my website DallasFineProperty.com

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Explore the Extraordinary {Watch the Video}

As seen at the Highland Park Village Theatre. Watch this video tour of stunning homes in Dallas, the Park Cities, and beyond.


YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN HOUSE:
2 Los Arboles Court will be open Sunday, November 11th, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm. Please come see this amazing warm modern home which is built on a portion of the former Murchison Estate. Stunning!

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November 6, 2013 · 10:34 am