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New Beauties in Devonshire and Briarwood

Paul Turney designed a home with resort-like outdoor living at 5754 Glen Falls Lane in Devonshire. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The homes in Devonshire and Briarwood are largely post-war and have a wonderful, timeless character. They also sit on larger lots and present great opportunities for expansion or renovation—all in a setting that is big on green space and mature trees. 

Interested in becoming part of the neighborhood? These homes are currently available.

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Tour Devonshire and Briarwood – Great Dallas Neighborhoods

The four-bedroom home at 5718 Stanford Avenue is in the heart of Devonshire. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The Devonshire and Briarwood areas offer residents a true, old-fashioned neighborhood community bursting with green spaces, a variety of lot sizes, mature trees and a commitment to preserving the tranquil beauty of the area.

What’s it like to live here?

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Custom-Build Possibilities in Park Cities, Bluffview, Briarwood

In the sought-after Inwood Road/Royal Lane area, build a home in a private park-like setting on 1.785 acres at 5214 Royal Lane. Listed for $1,895,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

If you own a residential lot, 2014 may be the best year in a long time to sell. If you want to build a home, this year is definitely a great time to buy because prices for lots in many neighborhoods are rising fast.

Last year alone, the value of lots in University Park rose 25 percent, Preston Hollow by more than 20 percent. On some of the area’s premier streets, lot prices jumped from $1.8 million per acre in 2012 to more than $2 million last year. “2013 was unbelievable,” says Bryan Hagen with DW Skelton Appraisers. “For 2014, expect a lot of the same.”
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Beauty, Dallas, Preston Hollow

New on the Market in Highland Park, Briarwood, Preston Hollow {Video}

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 Park Cities and Vicinity
4405 Southern Avenue | Highland Park | Listed for $1,295,000

4405 Southern Avenue, 75205, Highland Park, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth -exterior
This expanded Tudor is within walking distance to Bradfield Elementary and Highland Park Village. Beautifully updated with lots of charm, the home includes an upstairs master suite, children’s playroom, temperature controlled wine storage, and a den that opens to a porch and landscaped yard.

4655 Elsby Avenue | Briarwood | Listed for $825,000

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This home with stone exterior and neutral palette offers an exceptional open floor plan. A large kitchen with light cabinetry and center island opens to breakfast room and grand family room. The master suite, two secondary bedrooms and game room are upstairs with a guest room or study located on the first floor. Enjoy the outdoors with two living areas and large grassy back yard.
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Beauty, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Build or Renovate – Opportunities in Preston Hollow and Briarwood

5214 Royal Lane in Preston Hollow / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It is still possible to find a good site in North Texas to build your dream home, but quality lots in prime neighborhoods are getting scarce.

According to Residential Strategies’ principal Ted Wilson, the number of the highest quality lots in the Metroplex has dropped to less than half of what is thought to be a balance between buyers and sellers of lots. Currently Wilson estimates there are 6,000 prime lots available in the entire Metroplex.

Here are a few top custom-building opportunities available through Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

5114 W. Amherst | Briarwood | Listed for $745,000

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On one of the most desirable blocks in Briarwood is a lot where Alexander Hunt Distinct Homes proposes to build a new custom home. The home would have extensive amenities from hand-scraped hardwood flooring to natural stone countertops, and would be Energy Star Certified.

5214 Royal Lane | Preston Hollow | Listed for $1,895,000

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On this prestigious street near Inwood Road is a 1.785-acre building site with a stream running through the lot. It presents the chance to build your dream home in a private park-like setting.

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Beauty, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Real Estate Sweet Spot – Homes for $1M-$2M in Preston Hollow, Highland Park, Briarwood, Uptown

The five-bedroom home at 6239 Park Lane in Preston Hollow features a private back yard with a fireplace, pool with a spa and a Pennsylvania bluestone porch. Listed for $1,995,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In a hot housing market, homes priced between $1 million and $2 million have seen a 27 percent increase in closings in the past year, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Gene Taylor, executive vice president for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, says the substantial increase makes sense – it is a great price point for the move-up buyer as well as the downsizer. And people relocating to the Metroplex also favor homes in this price range.

Here are a few homes in exciting neighborhoods in the $1 to $2 million range.
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Fresh for February – Homes in Highland Park, Preston Hollow, Briarwood, Mira Vista

In Highland Park at 3513 Princeton Avenue, a beautifully executed and maintained classic home features a clean-lined interior with exceptional quality and materials. Listed for $3,795,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With the busy holiday season far behind and the crowds of spring shoppers in the future, now is the perfect time to focus on finding a new home in one of the area’s beautiful and welcoming neighborhoods. To see these newly listed homes and many more, go to

5858 Colhurst Street | Preston Hollow 

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An elegant home on a quiet cul-de-sac has fine detailing throughout and a sparkling pool in a landscaped backyard. Family and entertaining friendly features include an updated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, spacious master bedroom and bath with custom designed walk in closet, wet bar, separate utility room and game room. Listed for $899,000.
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New on the Market: Briarwood and Colleyville {Watch the Video}

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4715 W. Amherst Avenue | Briarwood

4715 W. Amherst Avenue-Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth -living

The lovely Mediterranean home is in the sought-after Briarwood neighborhood. It features a great floor plan with a huge kitchen that opens to family room. The kitchen has granite counters, custom cabinetry, stainless steel Thermador appliances, and a large bar that is great for entertaining. The luxurious master suite has a fireplace, and a gorgeous bath and shower with large closets. Beautiful ironwork, rich hardwoods and detail finishes make this custom home special. Listed for $959,000. Continue Reading…


New on the Market: University Park, Downtown, Briarwood, Beyond

This newer, Tuscan style home in Volk Estates features effortless flow, wonderful entertaining space and beautiful outdoor living areas. Listed for $4,995,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

 The New Year is here, and beautiful new homes in outstanding neighborhoods are at the top of the resolution list. Whether you’re looking for more space, a new address, a new phase of life or access to great schools, the home listed below are ready to welcome you home.
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Beauty, Business

Seven Tips for Smart Staging When You List

3821 Shenandoah Street, Dallas, Texas. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

According to a survey conducted by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and, 95 percent of ASP staged homes sell in 11 days or less on average. They also sell for 17 percent more, proving the staging process is a key ingredient to achieving not only the sale of your home, but getting the best price.

Here are seven expert tips for getting your home ready:

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