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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 [...]

Hot property: Is this the most beautiful bungalow in Bluffview?

The answer to that question awaits at briggsfreeman.com, where you can explore 8305 Catawba Road now — a 1930s charmer that has been expanded and reimagined for modern-day living. Wait till you see the vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen and utterly magical backyard. Expert agent Vicki Foster can tell you all the stories. Tucked beneath a canopy of trees — amidst a recently and lushly landscaped corner lot in coveted Bluffview — this neighborhood original has been artfully [...]

Hot property: Inside the Highland Park house that defines stay-at-home style

Now, this is how you stay — and flourish — at home: 4225 Beverly Drive in Highland Park. Not only does it offer superb outdoor living (complete with sparkling pool, outdoor shower, covered patio, cooking center and fireplace), it also boasts highly useful indoor spaces, too, such as a paneled study/office and a media room with a wet bar. The long list of luxuries here includes a dine-in wine cellar, first-floor owner’s suite and an exceptional chef’s kitchen. What’s more, [...]

Hot property: In University Park, movies, games, swimming and 450 bottles of prized wine

Oh, the luxurious living here! Media room, game room, 450-bottle wine closet (chill them to perfection), even a coffee bar and heated floor in the master bath. That’s just the start at 4232 Purdue Avenue in University Park, a four-bedroom, six-bath beauty — complete with chef’s kitchen, family room and lagoon pool — represented by expert agent Layne Pitzer of the Eleazer Group. Pristinely maintained and in the Hyer Elementary school zone, the home offers hardwood floors [...]

Next-level luxury: In Fort Worth, the fireplace by the bathtub is just the beginning

Now, this is how luxury looks today: 1520 Thomas Place, just blocks from Fort Worth’s River Crest Country Club. This fully updated home has it all: multiple living spaces; an open gourmet kitchen; a media room; a bar; a private office; and a mirror-walled dance/exercise room. The first-floor master retreat has a two-sided fireplace, for baths by the soothing fire. Outdoors? Think multiple patios, multiple balconies, fireplace and pool. This four-bedroom sanctuary is represented by expert [...]

Behind the door: That clean, pristine haven in Dallas' hot Midway Hollow

Brand new on briggsfreeman.com: 4050 Glenridge Road in Dallas, the ultimate in stay-at-home style. The luxuries? A vaulted-ceiling family room, walls of windows, expansive gourmet kitchen and a first-floor master suite. Elegant, energy-efficient and on a quiet street in North Dallas’ coveted Midway Hollow, this four-bedroom beauty is represented by expert agent [...]

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