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Architecture Styles 101: The 9 Most Popular Home Styles in North Texas (and How They Came to Be)

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When you’re looking for a home to buy, it can help you in your search if you’re familiar with the different architecture styles popular in your area — and which one(s) would be ideal for your needs. Here, your primer on the nine top types of homes you’ll find across North Texas, their origins and what makes them so unique. (Don’t miss our online guide, with nearby homes for sale in the various styles, at [...]

4 Must-Have Modern Ranch Home Amenities

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Bubbling up in the U.S. in the 1930s, Ranch homes grew in popularity with the postwar middle class. Characterized by single-story layouts, low-pitched rooflines and open floor plans, Ranch homes continue to be in demand with buyers of all ages. In recent years, Ranch homes have made a comeback because of their simple aesthetics, connection to the outdoors and place in America’s architectural [...]

Long, low, luxe: The definition of Ranch style, in one rarefied Arlington rambler

Now, this is how you blur the line between indoors and out: Wait till you take a virtual-reality tour through 701 Loch Lomond Drive in Arlington, brand new on briggsfreeman.com. It was designed for easy living and elegant entertaining, with a flowing floor plan, gourmet kitchen (don’t miss the brick arch over the stove), game room and sparkling swimming pool. Expertly represented by Laura Crowl, this four-bedroom beauty is the perfect place to spend your summer — and every season. Come tour it, virtually, at [...]

Hot property: In Lake Highlands, how 1970s style and 2020s luxuries blend brilliantly together

Now, this is 1970s chic — beautifully updated for today. With a fun walkthrough video at briggsfreeman.com/tour, 8529 Bacardi Drive in Dallas’ Lake Highlands awaits. Sleek, sophisticated and renovated, it offers a unique front deck, vaulted ceilings, a focal-point fireplace and a sparkling pool with waterfall. The finishes are fantastic, including the gleaming hardwoods and the kitchen’s quartzite countertops. With four bedrooms and three full baths and zoned in the desirable [...]

Oh, what a ceiling! The surprise beyond the double doors of a luxe Lake Highlands ranch.

Space and style! This brilliantly updated rambler offers light-filled rooms, a spectacular vaulted ceiling over the main living area and a commanding fireplace of stacked stone. The gourmet kitchen is fitted with stainless-steel appliances, double ovens and quartz and marble counters, while the master suite offers two closets and a private bath with a relaxing soaking tub. On a tree-lined street and with a serene backyard, [...]

Hot property: That long, low, 1960s stunner in Fort Worth's Overton Park

Fresh on the Fort Worth market is this Overton Park beauty, built in 1968 and elegantly sited along a tree-lined lane. Sophisticated and comfortable, it offers five bedrooms, an open kitchen, a screened porch and a glistening pool. (Won’t that feel good this summer?) This immaculate, updated home is filled with surprises, from the large rooms, open floor plan and main-floor master and guest bedrooms. It also oozes that irreplaceable 1960s style, evidenced, for example, in the focal-point brick fireplace and the [...]

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