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Modern Living in Gated Kessler Woods {Video}

Take outdoor entertaining to a new level at the modern retreat at 830 Kessler Woods Trail.  Listed for $898,500. Video and photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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Pioneering in the realm of modern architecture, Kessler Woods offers a rare opportunity. This premier, gated community features modern homes, economical materials and low-maintenance landscaping. In Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park neighborhood, near Stevens Park Golf Course, as well as Downtown, Uptown and the Bishop Arts District, 830 Kessler Woods Trail is a modern marvel.
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Now Pin This: Dreamy Bedroom Designs on Pinterest!

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Before you know it, it’ll be “fall back” time, when we set the clocks back an hour – and get an extra hour’s sleep in the process.

There’s no better time to plan a dreamy bedroom, so you can enjoy that extra hour even more.

We have collected a range of bedroom styles we love on our “Dreamy Bedrooms” Pinterest board. Click here to take a look at them all. (Or scroll through photos of some of the best, below.) Either way, sweet dreams …
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Five Things to Know about the Fall Market in North Texas

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Hoping to buy or sell a home? Here are five things you should know about this season’s vibrant real estate market.

Rising prices are slowing down—In 2013, sales prices rose 11.1 percent.  Year-to-date in 2014, prices were up just 7.7 percent, according to the North Texas Real Estate Information Services.
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Magnificent Mediterranean in Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park {Video}

This three-bedroom home features beautiful views and wonderful spaces for entertaining. The home at 2142 Kessler Parkway is listed for $998,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

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Oak Cliff has become a Dallas destination. Beautiful new bridges have created a gateway for residents and businesses to explore and enjoy this incredible Dallas treasure just a stone’s throw from Downtown. A strong sense of community flourishes here, and local shops and restaurants bustle in the Bishop Arts District. Walking paths, a public golf course and tennis courts offer exceptional amenities.

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The home at 2142 Kessler Parkway sits on .633 acres of private and luscious landscaping in Kessler Park at the heart of this exciting area that attracts buyers from around the world.

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Now Trending – Distinctive Architecture

The contemporary home at 830 Kessler Woods Trail is listed by Faisal Halum for $898,500. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

More buyers definitely have an eye out for high-quality architecture in today’s market. In particular, the number of people looking for contemporary homes has grown in the past few years.

That’s part of the trend toward homeowners in general wanting more indoor-outdoor living space. People have a greater awareness of the freshness of the indoor-outdoor feeling provided by contemporary and transitional architecture. Old World style is out.
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Design Trend: Chalk It Up With Chalk Paint! {Video}

More than 14 years ago, Annie Sloan showcased Chalk Paint in her Oxford, England, shop – showing that it can transform just about any surface. Sloan invented Chalk Paint more than 20 years ago, and it is now trending in the US.

Think about those great tables, cabinets and chairs you have tucked into a corner of the garage or attic — good bones … but a little dated, right?

Transform them into showpieces using Chalk Paint. Really.

This paint has a velvety, matte finish that works wonders on floors, furniture, walls, trim, doors, metals, concrete, wood, plastic and much more.  Chalk Paint requires very little prep work. It looks polished and pretty when applied straight up. But, if the mood strikes, you can use it to create a distressed look in several easy steps.

There are more than 30 colors to choose — from Antibes Green to Scandinavian Pink. You can use two or more colors for an aged, distressed look. And Sloan has a series of demo videos to show you how simple the process is.

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Chalk Paint allows you to bring old wood furniture into your current current design palette. See what Peinture studio owner Deborah Waltz does with a dated buffet in the video below. Or gather up some ideas on Pinterest.

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

Modern Monday: Inside a Rustic and Refined Los Angeles Contemporary {Video}

Constructed in 2006, this rustic yet sophisticated modern home sits on the coveted Riviera rim. Sitting outside in the lushly landscaped scenery, you’ll experience nightly breathtaking sunsets and westerly views of the Santa Monica Mountains and ocean.

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The home has five bedrooms and seven luxurious baths with more than 6,500 square feet indoor living. Outdoors, roam nearly two-thirds of an acre of vibrant grounds in your own personal green oasis, with ample spots for entertaining with its sleek pool, spa, lanai seating, cook center BBQ.

What you’ll love: The incredible master suite enchants, with a wraparound balcony, spa-like bath, two luxurious walk-in closets, and a see-through fireplace. And for those foodies out there, check out the chef’s kitchen and breakfast area, complete with a temperature controlled wine room. Interested in this property? Contact us or click here for more details.

11911 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90049

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As Seen on Second Shelters: Eagle Mountain Lake Retreat

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As seen on SecondShelters.com:

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Meet 12509 Lake Shore Court - a four-bedroom, four-bath Mediterranean-style home with a Texas twist. Here it’s all about the infinity edge saltwater pool that seems to stretch right into the serene waters of Eagle Mountain Lake. Located within the area’s most exclusive, gated community, The Resort at Eagle Mountain Lake truly has it all – 18 hole golf course, private clubhouse, restaurant, fitness center and an ideal location just 30-minutes from the bustling stockyards and cultural districts of downtown Fort Worth. 

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Modern and Marvelous at 830 Kessler Woods Trail, Dallas

Clean lines, open expansive rooms with tall ceilings and lots of natural light are the hallmarks of this modern home at 830 Kessler Woods Trail in Kessler Park. Listed for $898,500. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

This home at 830 Kessler Woods Trail is in lush, green Kessler Park – just around the corner from the Stevens Park Golf Course and nearby Downtown, Uptown and the Bishop Arts District.

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Historic Elegance – a Lovely Home in Kessler Park 

Situated across from Kessler Park, this three-bedroom home features beautiful views and wonderful spaces for entertaining. The home at 2142 Kessler Parkway is listed for $998,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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Oak Cliff has become the talk of the town. Beautiful new bridges have created a gateway for residents and businesses to explore and enjoy this incredible Dallas treasure just a stone’s throw from Downtown. A strong sense of community flourishes here, and local shops and restaurants bustle in the Bishop Arts District. Walking paths, a public golf course and tennis courts offer exceptional amenities. The home at 2142 Kessler Parkway sits on .633 acres of private and luscious landscaping in Kessler Park at the heart of this exciting area.
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