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3821 Beverly Drive $8,000,000

Innovation is our Tradition

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hundred-year-old tree, a hundred years of history, parks, style, culture, and a hundred years of extraordinary lives— that is what we are celebrating…a hundred years of Highland Park, Texas. Beginning with the purchase of the land by John S. Armstrong in 1907 and the dreams of his two young developer sons-in-law, Edgar L. Flippen and Hugh E. Prather Sr., the group began development of a residential community to be called Highland Park. Aptly named, since Wilbur David Cook, the urban planner who had laid out Beverly Hills, Calif., laid out the city plans, retaining over 20 percent of the area for beautiful parks. The first two lots were sold in 1909, and, as they say, the rest is history. In 1912, Mr. Flippen and Mr. Prather lured the Dallas Country Club to Highland Park to attract wealthy residents to their new development. In 1913, the town was incorporated by a vote of its 500 residents and so this new neighborhood began. Into the ’20s, some of the most remarkable homes of every style were designed by great architects like Hal Thomson, Foshee and Cheek, Anton Korn and later the ingenious Charles Dilbeck. In 1931, the first planned shopping center in the United States was built with a unified architectural style and stores facing in toward an interior parking area, all developed and managed under single ownership. Today, this Highland Park Village is the Rodeo Drive of Dallas. We all share memories of this great neighborhood we call Highland Park, from Sunday picnics along Exall Lake feeding the ducks, riding bikes to Skillern’s in the village to get a malt and read comic books on the floor, or going to the record shop to listen to music. We put pennies on the railroad track where the Dallas North Tollway is today, or walked the rails across Lemmon to spend Saturday afternoon at the Delman Theater, if you had already seen a Disney movie such as “The Parent Trap” in the Village. We climbed the cedar trees in Versailles Park and were stung by asps, stomped to hear the echo in the Gazebo, caught tadpoles in the pond and trapped fireflies at night.

For 100 years, Highland Park memories have been built around

its people, schools, parks and community. Though times may change, this neighborhood will always be a truly special place to live.

Both my father and my children all went to Bradfield. Of course, Dad climbed out the window the first day of school and ran home, much like the first time I spent the night at my friend Webb’s and snuck out in the middle of the night because I was hot and couldn’t sleep, to ride my bike furiously home in the dark. We toilet-papered our neighbor’s trees, trick-or-treated from house to house, swam and played hours of tennis, football and catch in the parks. We fished Turtle Creek for catfish and bream, crawfished Hackberry Creek, snuck into the maze of underground culverts, and caught the bus from a Highland Park corner to ride to Fair Park to see the Automobile Exhibit and Big Tex each October. I can remember saying goodbye to my brother at the Highland Park train station as he went off to camp in Wisconsin for eight weeks. Just across the tracks, we dined at the Highland Park Cafeteria and named the presidents while waiting in line, and drank Coke floats at the Highland Park Pharmacy. Highland Park is its people, its schools, the amazing police and fire departments, the libraries, the parks, the trees, the stone bridges, Turtle Creek, the boulevards, the Village, nearness to downtown, the convenience to Love Field, the sidewalks, the pets, the children, the Christmas lights and carriage rides, and all that this amazing community brings. In 1913, Mr. Flippen and Mr. Prather were glad to sell a prime lot for $377. Today, we can see that same lot sell for close to $200 a square foot. Then or now, you get what you pay for, life in the Bubble, life in Camelot, life in Highland Park. And the residents say it’s worth every penny. Happy 100th, Highland Park. You still look marvelous.

Robbie Briggs CEO and President Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty rb@briggsfreeman.com 1-847-780-649 9

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“Country Day School, Country Day School, It’s in Dallas, it’s in Texas! Schools are many in the Southwest, But Country Day School,

WE LOVE YOU BEST!!” (The alma mater memorized by hundreds of Highland Park baby boomers)

Photos from the Briggs’ family album show the annual Christmas play and fun on the play yard at Dallas Country Day School.


hen celebrating the 100 years of Highland Park, I look back to my childhood to draw some of my fondest memories of growing up in the Park Cities. Though Dallas Country Day School was technically in University Park (the Northwest Corner of Glenwick and Lomo Alto), generations of Highland Park families spent their formative years at the small, nurturing elementary school, run by renowned educator Roberta Ruloff in a clapboard, two-story white home with green shutters on the old Zuber family property with a sweeping green lawn.

Rover or Duck-Duck-Goose. I certainly looked forward to art class, where we made our lucky parents mosaic trivets, painted wooden trays and big messy finger painting. All great memories.

Starting at the age of 3, I joined the ranks of school tots known not as Pre-K through 4th-graders, but by bird names, like Chickadees, Bluebirds and Cardinals; when you were finally one of the big 4th-graders, you became an Eagle. Memories for me start with the smell of the music room’s dusty floor, when Mr. Sandman came and sprinkled imaginary sand on us to quiet us for a nap before we woke to a drink of water in a glass milk bottle with a paper straw. From the first day, you knew you would learn to play several instruments in that music room, from psaltery to cymbals to bells and the xylophone; but the coolest honor was when you were allowed to play the glasses. (A line of a variety of glasses in all shapes and sizes with varying levels of water that were tuned for a delightful sound).

Fire drills were always fun, because, if you had a class on the second floor, you got to climb out the window, slide down a two-story slide to the gravel play yard and treat yourself to honeysuckle as you stood in line. And, yes, I remember at age 5 making Cynthia Flynn cry by giving her a kiss on the jungle gym.

Each spring held the annual Field Day, a schoolwide event with races for coveted gold, red and first-place blue ribbons. Then we finished off each year with the May Festival, an outdoors spectacle of performing, singing and marching around the Maypole.

Others not already mentioned in my class are just like me. Gloria Eulich (Martindale), Doug Hunt, Nan Works-Leary, Mary McDermott, (Dr.) Robert Gross, D.D. Wigley, Robert Ray, Chris Calder, Preston Jones, Hi Alexander, and a few others all agree, Country Day School, you were the best.

Between phonics, ABC’s and math problems, we studied Spanish, played kick ball, and practiced for the upcoming plays. There was the Pilgrim Play for Thanksgiving, the Columbus Day play, the George Washington play, and, of course, the Christmas play. I never got to be Joseph; that went to Billy Ashe, who led sweet Mary Hunt (Huddleston) to the lonely stable. I played everything else, from sheep to shepherd, to finally one of the Three Wise Men. Probably the most memorable for me was when I had a huge black eye and stitches that we hid by draping my shepherd’s headscarf across half of my face. Two sweet maids fixed us delicious lunches every day. My all-time favorite was spinach, mashed potatoes and meat loaf. And the teachers were fun, like Mrs. Dunning, Mrs. Hensley and Mrs. Stone. From time to time, we would lay down the books and play 7-Up, Red Rover, Red

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In the Stacks F EEL T HE F EA R A ND DO I T A NY WAY By SUSAN JEFFERS, PH.D. I have always been a fan of self-improvement books and this is one of many that I have read multiple times. LIFE IS FULL OF FEAR, ESPECIALLY IN SALES! This book taught me to create feelings of excitement and success, and to convert any fear into positive change. I recommend it for those who are interested in building their careers, to all students and to anyone considering a change of path. Becky Frey | 214-536-4727 bfrey@briggsfreeman.com


T HE COUNT RY OF T H E P OIN TE D F IR S By SARAH ORNE JE WE T T This novel, written in 1896, is about the area of Maine my wife, Nancy, and I treasure. The cottage that Miss Jewett wrote from, and about, is just steps from our property in Martinsville, Maine. The book can be read as a study of the effects of isolation and hardship on the inhabitants of fishing villages along the coast. You can almost smell the balsam fir in the pages of this quaint little book. Robbie Briggs | 1-847-780-6499 rb@briggsfreeman.com

LO VE YOU F ORE VE R By R O BER T M UNS CH The love between a mother and child is one that is unbreakable. Being a mother of five, this book will always remain close to my heart, as it is such a pure and honest way to remind you of what is truly important. Christy Berry | 214-693-1600 cberry@briggsfreeman.com

TH E G OL D E N B OOK OF FA IRY TA L E S By ADRIENNE SEGUR AND MARIE PONSOT We spent hours reading to our daughters from this premier fairy tale book, originally published in 1958, getting lost in the adventure and magic of the stories and the gorgeous illustrations. It’s a classic! Susan Baldwin | 214-763-1591 sbaldwin@briggsfreeman.com

UNBR OKEN By LAURA HILLENBRAND This book holds a permanent place of honor in my heart. Louis Zamperini’s story of “Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” serves as my daily reminder to be thankful for those who have served and are currently serving our country! Clair Storey | 214-507-1388 cestorey@briggsfreeman.com

T HE PO W ER OF POS ITIV E TH IN K IN G By NORMAN VINCENT PEALE I read this book in the 8th grade, and the importance of its message has stuck with me always. No matter which stage of life, the words ring true. Positive thinking, positive attitude...it’s a personal choice we make each day! Carol Storey | 214-707-1142 cstorey@briggsfreeman.com


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T NT: THE PO W ER W I THI N YOU By CLAUDE M. BRISTOL AND HAR OLD SHERMAN This book is a must read! It teaches you how to release the forces inside you and get what you want by thinking positive! I use this book as a guideline for all of my mentoring classes. Ellen Terry | 214-727-6767 eterry@briggsfreeman.com

C HA R LOT TE’S WE B By E.B. WH ITE I read this for the first time in, I think, the 3rd grade, and was thoroughly swept into the barnyard world of Charlotte and Wilbur. All the great themes are present in this work: birth, life, death, honesty, truth, loyalty, friendship, and caring. It’s a truly heartbreaking and inspiring book. Michael Campbell | 214-676-0399 mcampbell@briggsfreeman.com





I was deeply moved by the author’s depiction of small town life and moral education. It taught me valuable lessons about how good and evil coexist in the world. Ann Shaw | 214-532-4824 ashaw@briggsfreeman.com

I have many fond memories of reading this book with my dad as a child, and I can’t wait to share it with my son when he gets a little older. Jonathan Rosen | 214-927-1313 jrosen@briggsfreeman.com

TH E L I ON, THE W I TC H, AND T HE WARDR OBE By C.S. LE W IS I remember my mom reading this book to me when I was 6. I carried that tradition on with my children, and this book is one of our family’s all-time favorites. The lessons, values, and story are timeless. Wynne Moore | 817-781-7060 wmoore@briggsfreeman.com

W HERE T HE RED F E R N G R O W S By WILSON RAWLS This well-loved classic is a family favorite in our home. The heartwarming story of the love and loyalty, and ultimately loss, between a boy and his hunting dogs and the rich description of life and survival on the American frontier, reflect on a former age while teaching everlasting character qualities to all generations. Nancy Parks-Uhrbrock | 214-604-6542 nparks@briggsfreeman.com



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s we prepare to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Highland Park, it is worth remembering how this verdant area came into being. Turtle Creek, or as it first was referred to, “the creek with all the turtles,” was certainly a prominent physical aspect in the original layout of the towns and parks. Henry Exall is largely credited with the beginnings of what would become Lakeside Park when he dammed and formed Exall Lake in 1890, although Margaret Cole, widow of Martin Cole, maintained in her obituary that there had always been a lake there that the Cole family had used as a swimming hole. This area, before the turn of the century, was a destination for picnickers, boaters, fishermen and swimmers alike. In what was known as the “Gay Nineties,” there was a boathouse and even, for a brief while, a steamboat on Exall Lake. John Armstrong, considered the father of Highland Park, hired the urban planner and landscape architect Wilbur David Cook, who did the master plan for Beverly Hills, California, to plat the streets and parks of the newly named “Highland Park,” with the direction that 20 percent of the land be used for green space. Dallas Country Club had a swimming platform, and people regularly went to Connor Lake for an afternoon dip by the “Glory Hole.” Today, residents swim in the pools at Curtis Park (UP) and Davis Park (HP), and anyone can buy a summer pass to enjoy the pool at SMU. All told, there are over 100 acres of parks in Highland Park and University Park, with the largest, respectively, being Lakeside Park and Curtis Park. Underground springs beneath Turtle Creek were, at one time, heralded for their curing properties. Anne Schoellkopf Coke, who grew up in a home on Armstrong Parkway, remembers being taken by her nurse over to the bridge on Exall Lake where people would fill bottles and drink from the “artesian” well. Her recollection was that it tasted “vile,” probably due to the high mineral content. Another recollection shared by Mrs. Coke was just how magical Prather Park was when she was a little girl – “it was a beautiful place to pretend.” So, the next time you are enjoying one of the green spaces here in the Park Cities, whether it is walking along the old bridle path on Preston Road or sitting in the shade at the gazebo in Goar Park, take a moment to thank the visionary leaders, the talented landscape architects, and the town planners who had the foresight and wisdom to lay out what continue to be jewels in the crown of all that Dallas has to offer.

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Centennial Calendar Celebrating the centennial birthday with exciting events and activities. Mark your calendars for

historic celebrations, home tours, educational events and family fun as Highland Park turns 100!

Park Cities Historical and Preservation Society Home Tour Week April 1-7 Come enjoy home tours, distinguished speakers, shopping discounts and more during Home Tour Week. Home Tour Week is the society’s only fundraiser each year and benefits a scholarship fund for education in historic preservation. This year, the week also commemorates the Centennial of the Town of Highland Park, and is designed to create awareness of Highland Park’s unique history and the importance of preserving that history for generations to come.

Monday, April 1 - Sunday, April 7 Enjoy special shopping discounts at participating retailers in Highland Park Village and Snider Plaza during Home Tour Week.

“The Trolley Route to Highland Park and Impact on Growth”

Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon, Thursday, April 4 - The second annual Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty will take place at the Dallas Country Club, featuring Dealey Decherd Herndon, noted preservationist and restoration expert. Proceeds from the luncheon will fund scholarships at Highland Park High School for graduating seniors who plan to study architecture, history, preservation or other majors related to preservation.

May 6

Book Signing with Betty Lou Phillips, Friday, April 5 - Betty Lou

Hosted by Texas Book Festival, Friends of Highland Park Library, Friends of SMU Libraries and Texas Monthly, this celebration of Texas literature will take place at Highland Park United Methodist Church and feature books for readers of all ages.

Phillips, renowned interior designer and author of multiple books on French and Italian interior design, as well as the beloved “Emily” children’s series, will be available for book signing at Vintage Living in Snider Plaza from 2-4 p.m.

Centennial Home Tour and Boutique, Saturday, April 6 - The 11th

annual home tour will showcase four architecturally and historically significant homes in the Park Cities, each with a different style including Tudor, Georgian and Renaissance influences. Home Tour tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 on tour day. Tickets may be purchased online or at select Tom Thumb stores in the Park Cities area.

Preservation Sunday Realtor Open Houses Sunday, April 7 - This special Sunday open house day features properties for sale in the Park Cities of historic or architectural significance. Don’t miss this opportunity to view some of Park Cities’ hottest listings!

Join Dallas City Manager, Mary Suhm as she discusses the historical significance of the trolley route to Highland Park. The event is hosted by the Park Cities Historical and Preservation Society.

Texas Book Festival: “100 Years of Texas Writing” May 11

La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas June 8 Founded during the Texas Sesquicentennial year of 1986 and originally known as the “Save the House Committee” functioning under the Dallas Historical Preservation League, the La Fiesta Committee has evolved into a community wide organization. The committee coordinates the La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas Gala and other associated events each year. La Fiesta is a week-long celebration raising money for various Park Cities charities and culminating in the La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas Gala, a formal dinner and presentation honoring the Duchesses and Escorts from the Park Cities. These young people are presented as part of a pageant representing the history of the Six Flags of Texas and the Park Cities heritage.

“Life in Highland Park in 1913”

Centennial Parade


July 4

Throughout the 2013 school year, multiple HPISD elementary art classes will participate in a project to depict what Highland Park life was like 100 years ago. Freely interpreted by each artist, these drawings and paintings are sure to be both educational and entertaining. Selected artworks will be displayed at Prather Park throughout the year.

This year’s Independence Day parade will take on a centennial theme as Highland Park celebrates its history with floats, music and plenty of patriotic displays. As always, this festive holiday will include entertainment for the whole family with food, fun, fireworks and more.

Founders’ Day Weekend at SMU

Centennial Film Festival, alternate Monday Nights

April 18-20


Make your way to the Hilltop this Founders’ Day Weekend to celebrate the spirit of SMU as the campus looks forward to the next 100 years of achievement. This year, Founders’ Day features a historic celebration, as the George W. Bush Presidential Center is introduced to the campus. Guests are invited to reconnect with classmates, professors and students, as well as experience a special class for alumni, parents and friends. Visitors can also meet Coach June Jones and the Mustangs or admire the galleries and activities at the Meadows Museum.

Hosted by Highland Park Village Theater and the Dallas Film Society, a special film festival will celebrate the Highland Park centennial and the rich history of the Highland Park Village Theater.

Friday, April 19, 11 a.m. - Historic Main Quadrangle - A Centennial Celebration, hosted by The SMU Board of Trustees, President R. Gerald Turner and The Second Century Celebration, will be held on Founders’ Day. Recognition of Highland Park and the SMU community will take place in conjunction with several other alumni-related events. Advance registration through the SMU website is required. Attendees are encouraged to check the web site for additional instructions and information prior to April 19. Plan to arrive early and celebrate 100 years with SMU and Highland Park! The event will also be viewable online.

FALL EVENTS Centennial Sunday: Community Picnic and Birthday Party, October Date TBD Come celebrate the centennial with a Sunday picnic and birthday celebration as Highland Park marks its 100th year. Families and residents are sure to enjoy a lovely fall afternoon as well as fantastic food and entertainment.

Happy Birthday Greetings, November Date TBD Happy Birthday, Highland Park! Don’t miss this special celebration of Highland Park’s 100th birthday.

Annual Tree Lighting, December Date TBD Join Highland Park as the holiday season kicks off with a centennial-themed presentation of the annual tree lighting. Bundle up the family and head to the “Big Pecan Tree” on Armstrong Parkway for an extra-special dose of holiday cheer this December.


usinesses may have blazed the trail to North Texas – but the growth that accompanied corporations such as Raytheon, Dell Services and Frito-Lay has made Frisco, Plano and McKinney some of the top places to live in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Year after year, those cities – with their strong economies and high-scoring school districts – pepper the top of the national rankings for Best Place to Live, Safest City and Wealthiest City. “Deciding to invest in a community like McKinney was easy,” said developer David Craig, whose master-planned Craig Ranch is one of a growing number of amenity-rich neighborhoods in North Texas. “This region offers residents excellent job opportunities, attractions that range from recreation to arts to festivals, great schools and wonderful people. I love living here.” Developers in Frisco, Plano and McKinney have found that people moving to the area want more than a home; they want a lifestyle. And the communities they build reflect that.

At Craig Ranch, residents have access to miles of hike and bike trails, making it easy to find fitness options.

At Craig Ranch, named one of the top seven master-planned communities in DFW by MetroStudy, that trend has translated into a neighborhood built around unique opportunities for health and wellness. The homes, set among green vistas overlooking the TPC Craig Ranch golf course and the Cooper Fitness Center & Spa, provide residents everything they need to live an active, healthy lifestyle, within walking distance of their home’s front door. “We recently moved from Dallas to McKinney and Craig Ranch for a new job in Plano. The way this neighborhood was planned, it’s perfect for our busy family,” said one resident. “We can squeeze in a workout or a massage at the fitness center anytime, and the sports fields are so close, we don’t have to spend most of our Saturdays in the car, driving to the kids’ games.” Health and wellness real estate is an emerging trend, and Craig Ranch is well ahead of the curve. Homeowners like to know that their location won’t make staying healthy an onerous task, so they are seeking neighborhoods that include great choices for healthy lifestyles – from grocery stores offering organic foods to farm-to-table restaurants to full-service fitness centers, much of it within walking distance. Craig Ranch includes homes for every stage of life, spanning up to luxury residences at 17 Green and The Estates. They are built around the golf course’s rolling hills, the on-site, state-of-the-art Cooper Fitness Center & Spa, trails for running and cycling, as well as unique facilities for triathlete training, and popular playing fields. Luxury homeowners receive access and memberships to both the golf course and the fitness center. “Combining such top-of-the-line fitness amenities with luxury homes makes a big difference for homeowners,” said Christy Berry of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “You can find the lifestyle you want – from active family to busy professional who needs easy access to DFW International Airport, to grandparents who want to live near their grandchildren.”


Two-year membership to Cooper Fitness Center™ included and TPC Craig Ranch Golf Club initiation fee waived

I recently relocated to this area. My wife and I knew we wanted something that made living a healthy lifestyle easy – close to the airport, with a fitness center, walking and biking trails, and a golf course within walking distance of our new home. This is a neighborhood focused on health and wellness. Randy – Current Resident

Contact Christy Berry at (214) 693-1600 or cberry@briggsfreeman.com

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Craig Ranch invites you to enjoy luxury living in all aspects of life. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the view – 17 Green and The Estates at Craig Ranch connect you to your healthy lifestyle, just minutes from your front door.


From the desk of Robbie Briggs

Real Estate Trends from Around the Globe While predicting trends during volatile economic times in America and around the world is no easy task, I do feel confident that North Texas will continue to be a giant economic engine benefiting all the cities and suburbs of the Metroplex. Buildings, companies, museums and parks are drawing people to North Texas, both as visitors and residents. Nine major companies are relocating their headquarters to our area, adding to the 269 companies (20 from the Fortune 500 list) that already call Dallas home. Allow me to share some insights from local, national and international locations.

Robbie Briggs CEO and president Briggs freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Real Estate News for Now The spring market has started early – and, like last year, likely will end early. The time to list your house is now. With the low number of homes on the market, sales often are happening within 48 hours – especially in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. The most significant land value jump in the past six months is on 100-foot lots in Preston Hollow, which now go for about $38 a square foot.

Lot prices in prime neighborhoods have risen because of the low inventory of homes. In University Park, north of Lovers Lane between Preston and Hillcrest, desirable lots are going for $100 per square foot. In Highland Park, half-acre lots in good (but not excellent) locations that can carry a $4-6 million house are selling for $150 a square foot and going as high as $170.

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The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex market was a very strong one in 2012, which allowed us to double our business over 2011. We generated sales of $1.2 billion (largest volume in our 52-year history), an increase of 100.58 percent over 2011, and we closed 1,610 transactions, an increase of 100.75 percent over 2011. Our numbers for 2013 so far are up 20 percent over 2012, and we expect the demand for housing to continue to surge. Prices will continue to increase, and move-up sellers will return to the market. In terms of 2013, we are encouraging our clients to monitor these trends.

In Manhattan, 2012 was a year of record-high sales for luxury real estate. Rising demand and a scarcity of new apartments are creating a rush on new luxury condominiums in choice neighborhoods, with buyers increasingly signing contracts for spaces before they are built. At the end of 2012, sales opened for 200 East 79th Street. The building is still going up, but already contracts have been signed for 25 of the 39 units. The same is true at Sackett Union, a development of 11 town houses and 32 condos in Brooklyn. In just three months, 24 of the condos and several town houses have sold.

Miami developers have taken a page from the South American playbook – inspired by willing buyers flocking to Miami. Developers of several condos are requiring initial deposits of 40 percent or more as they get closer to completion. By the time the building is finished, buyers will have forked over as much as 80 percent of the total price of their apartments. The strategy is working at three luxury buildings in Miami. At MyBrickell and Millecento, all units are under contract, while Apogee Beach has only two apartments out of 49 still available.

An apartment in Chicago soars above all others. An 89th-floor penthouse at Trump International Hotel and Tower, about 1,200 feet above the ground, is the tallest residence in North America, and perhaps in the world. The $32 million price tag makes it the highest-priced apartment in the Midwest. Chicago has one of the most affordable housing inventories in the nation. As in Dallas, there has been a reduction in inventory due to the lack of new construction and the absorption of existing product. Multiple bid situations and few days on the market on appropriately priced homes in desirable neighborhoods have been a key indicator.



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In Rome, properties that are selling are priced at over $5 million EUROS, and the expectation is that in 2013 most sales will be at the high end. Last year saw the sale of a $35 million EURO property while mid-range properties (those priced at $1 million to $5 million) have been very slow. Elections in February may have given some Italian buyers pause, but many new buyers who are billionaires coming from Russia, China and Eastern European countries do not seem concerned about political implications and appear to feel that Italy has turned the corner financially.

As more wealthy Asians seek to buy property overseas as an investment or short-term residence, 57 percent of wealthy investors named London as their top target market for property purchases, according to consulting firm VPC Asia Pacific. In a recent report, the real estate consultants Jones Lang LaSalle identified a growing breed of wealthy property investors whose purchasing decisions had been driven by familial and educational ties. Asian buyers like to educate their children in the United Kingdom and often will buy a property rather than rent.

In a surprise move in October 2012 to curb skyrocketing property prices, the Hong Kong government announced the immediate implementation of a 15 percent property tax on all home purchases – by foreigners. The Hong Kong government sees the tax as a necessary policy to protect the city’s economy from an inflating property bubble. In only the first nine months of this year, average property prices in Hong Kong jumped 20 percent. Since the start of 2010, the price ballooned 50 percent. The city is pricier than Singapore, London, Tokyo and Paris.



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Art in the Square

Blends Fun and the Art of Giving

f you’re accustomed to thinking all the excitement happens in Dallas, it might be time to adjust your coordinates. There are plenty of reasons to go a little farther afield. For instance, Art in the Square in Southlake offers a blend of fun for children and entertainment for adults. It’s an ideal family outing that showcases everything from art to cuisine to live entertainment — and it’s also the largest festival in America run by volunteers. While it’s all fun, it’s also seriously aimed at 29 community agencies that run the gamut from cancer treatment to food banks and scholarships. These are good people doing good things that benefit everyone — especially visitors willing to take advantage of enjoyable activities and delicious food.


Also, there’s zero need to worry about how close you’ll be to the entertainment onstage. Thanks to a Jumbotron sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, headliner performances and videos will be broadcast for attendees to enjoy throughout the event. That means no matter where you roam, you’ll stay close to the excitement!


Events include everything from rock to country to blues. Enjoy bands such as Lone Star Attitude for Texas rock and Briefcase Blues, a Blues Brothers tribute band. Then, polish your boot-scootin’ footwear and enjoy the country music of headline performer Keith Anderson, a Grammy-nominated songwriter widely known for high-energy, “get-this-partystarted” live shows. The music is presented in a family friendly atmosphere on two stages.

For the kids:

The Zone is a place specifically for kids and also offers thrills for both teens and ‘tweens. There will be bounce houses and inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, and a four-way bungee trampoline for the young and (even) the young-at-heart. Meanwhile, the Kids’ Corner will feature face painting, colored hair spray and new crafts ensuring that kids will proudly take home a masterpiece of their own making!

Drinks and dining:

Le Bistro area will offer a delicious variety of international dining choices, including gyros, barbecue and new food items this year such as pig on a twig and Cajun jambalaya. The King & Queen Pub allows visitors to enjoy a range of traditional beer and tasty ales — all while listening to music and honing skills for the ever-popular art of crowd gazing.


No matter if you prefer ceramics, photography, painting, sculpted metal or mixed media, there will be plenty of work to peruse. Greg Barnes is featured as the event’s Artist of the Year. He’s a versatile and enthusiastic painter, printmaker, sculptor and draftsman. However, Barnes is most at home painting on location; thus, landscapes are his primary focus and he both exhibits and teaches at plein air workshops across the country. Also, a huge number of area students have submitted original artworks to compete in a juried competition. One student will be given an opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., and have their work exhibited at the Capitol.

Visitors at Art in the Square in Southlake can see artwork from dozens of artists, enjoy live performances and even climb a rock wall.

Southlake’s Art in the Square was started by the city’s Women’s Club — founded 27 years ago — and the event is now in its 14th year. Its success is ramping up still further and 2013 promises to be an outstanding year. Don’t miss it. It’s a short drive for a lot of fun! For a complete list of events go to artinthesquare.com

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Saturday April 27 10 am - 10:30 pm Sunday April 28 11 am - 6 pm

Admission is free.

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2011, Love was highlighted during CBS Sports coverage of the Cowboys-Dolphins game, providing a special dish for the game’s most valuable player. He made a return appearance during the network’s coverage of the Cowboys-Steelers game last December, grilling for network cameras. We asked Chef Love a few juicy questions about his culinary philosophy and zesty approach to life. DM: For those not familiar with the subtleties of “urban western cuisine,” can you help describe what makes it different from oldschool “meat and potato” based cuisine in the western U.S.?


he line “Eat, Drink and Live Well,” written across Tim Love’s web site, feels less like a slogan and more like a philosophy. As one of America’s hottest chefs with an unabashed taste for beef, Love isn’t shy about where he falls in the great debate between carnivores and vegetarians. “When you walk into a steakhouse, you never hear anyone say, ‘Wow, doesn’t that creamed spinach smell great?’ Unless, of course, the spinach is made with bacon,” he once quipped. Love launched his culinary career while attending the University of Tennessee. After sharpening his professional chops in Knoxville, the young chef traded the Smokies for the Rockies and quaint Frisco, Colo. His career zoomed from simmer to sizzle, and he was honored with a series of prestigious regional culinary recognitions. He moved back to North Texas, working as a chef in a series of restaurants before opening his Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in 2000. Located in Fort Worth, the restaurant pays tribute to Larry McMurtry’s sweeping novel and is among the Southwest’s most popular dining destinations.

performances. Later he opened Love Shack in Denton, followed by Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth, which pays particular homage to “all things grilled, roasted, and slow-cooked.” Love’s name continues to gain steam. He has written books and launched lines of cookware. He has been recognized for his work with Spoons Across America, a nonprofit on a mission to provide nutritional information to educators and families through school and community programs. He has spent hours in classrooms guiding children through the process of making smart decisions about food choices. His menus are favorites among musicians looking for a taste of Texas. Love has cooked for rockers Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, and country stars Pat Green and Hank Williams III. He has been featured on all the network morning shows, as well as The Food Network and the Home Shopping Network. On Thanksgiving

TL: Urban western cuisine is based on the wide variety of ethnic groups that settled the American west, ranging from Native Americans to Chinese railroad workers, French settlers, Germans and Mexicans. It’s about taking their culinary traditions and blending with modern, “urban” techniques. It also means that any ingredient west of the Mississippi is fair game, so to speak. DM: Vegetarians versus meat-lovers: You’ll take a ribeye over lightly seasoned acorn squash any day of the week? TL: Yes. Wouldn’t you? DM: Education is an important component in the fight against childhood obesity; tell us about your work in this area. TL: I’ve worked with Spoons Across America a lot, serving on the national board of directors. I’ve also taken on the challenge of revamping the school lunch program at my children’s school and have even planted a working and teaching garden, so the kids can learn about nutrition and agriculture at the same time. by Dave Muscari

Love is a pioneer in “urban western” cuisine—traditional and non-traditional elements blended for a new take on old-school U.S. western cuisine. Love’s creations include his succulent rabbit and rattlesnake sausage, goat cheese stuffed quail, braised pork shank and pan-fried steak. Try the roast corn and black bean salsa, or lamb sliders followed by white sponge cake, pumpkin flan or tequila pie – and that’s just a start. In 2007, Love made an appearance on The Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” in a “War Over Chiles,” competing against internationally recognized chef Masaharu Morimoto. The Denton native walked away the winner. The same year he opened a classic hamburger “joint” he calls Love Shack adjacent to his White Elephant Saloon, one of the oldest and most authentic such establishments in the Stockyards. Sample his Dirty Love Burger, sausages, sides of onion rings. Love Shack So7 is the restaurant’s little brother, located in a trendy development off 7th Street. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with a stage for live

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SPRING Into Metroplex Fun April 12 13 14

Dallas Art Fair

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery the fair will feature more than 80 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. A one-day pass is $25.00. dallasartfair.com

April 14 Family Funday:

Get Moving at the Amon Carter Museum

Families will be on the move, exploring works of art that relate to various modes of transportation. There will be a chance to create art projects, enjoy snacks and hear stories. Events are held from 1-4 p.m. and no reservations are required. Free to everyone. cartermuseum.org

April 20

April 18 19 20 Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival Winner of the IFEA’s Grand Pinnacle Award for three of the past five years, the Festival is a showcase of juried art, savory food, live concerts and performance artists. mainstreetartsfest.org

April 20 Color Me Cooper

DADA Gallery Walk

5K/10K Obstacle Course Color Run

Featuring 40 galleries, museums and nonprofit art spaces, art lovers have an opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions. Bike Swarm in the Design District, a new feature this year, is sponsored by “Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.” Everyone is welcome. Free and open to the public. dallasartdealers.org

There will be obstacles to climb over, crawl under, balance across and much more, all while dodging color powder bombs. Wear all white and get showered in all-natural colors at every checkpoint and a color burst party at the end! cooperaerobics.com

April 20

Klyde Warren Park Spring Fling

April 26 27 28

Klyde Warren Park is rolling out the green carpet for an evening that features bites crafted by John Coleman, Chef of Klyde Warren Park’s Savor restaurant, set to open in summer of 2013. Also featured are cocktails, green fashion show and entertainment by The Ray Johnston Band. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is sponsoring this fun event. springflingfotp.eventbrite.com

Selected as one of the Best Fine Arts Festivals in the U.S, Art in the Square offers quality entertainment, outstanding food and plenty of children’s activities. Featured art includes ceramics, photography, mixed media, printmaking and jewelry. Sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. artinthesquare.com

Art in the Square — Southlake

April 27

“Doctor Miracle”

at the Winspear Opera House

A hilarious, fully staged one-act opera about a young man’s quest to marry his true love. He disguises himself as a servant who makes a “poison” omelet, and then as a doctor who saves the family. Composed by Georges Bizet and presented in partnership with the Dallas Children’s Theater. Tickets start at $5 and the performance begins at 10:30 a.m. dallasopera.org

May 3


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Now under the visionary leadership of a new artistic director, Robert Battle, AAADT is now returning to Dallas for their first performance in the city since 1993. Performances at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $48. attpac.org

May 9

Scissor-tails and Cocktails: Events include live music, star-gazing, campfires and sunset tours on the boardwalk. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be provided by Bolsa Mercado. Sponsorships begin at $250. give.audubon.org

May 12

Seussical the Musical

Casa Manana, Fort Worth Based on the story of Dr. Seuss books, the Cat in the Hat tells the story of an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos. As the name suggests, this is a comedy ideally suited for children. The show begins at 2 p.m. and tickets start at $35. casamanana.org

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May 24

Family Evening Drop-In Gain inspiration from the beauty of the Fuller Garden and make your own notecards to share with family and friends. Drop in with your family as your schedule allows. It’s a come-and-go program facilitated by the Garden’s Education Team. It’s free, open to the public and no registration is required. fwbg.org

in Historic Downtown McKinney An estimated 500 cyclists will compete for 20K in prize money as they race through downtown McKinney, only inches from the crowd. Food and drink is available and thousands of spectators are expected to watch the event. Free and everyone is welcome. Warm up begins at 3:30 p.m. and racing kicks off at 4 p.m. bikethebricks.com

Fort Worth Botanical Garden:

Bike the Bricks Criterium

April – May


Barry McGee at the Fort Worth Modern See the work of American artist Barry McGee, who rose to prominence in the early 1990s as part of the graffiti boom in San Francisco. Working under the monikers Twist (Twister, Twisty, Twisto), Ray Fong, Lydia Fong, and others, McGee has used the tags to shift from one body of work to the next. Tues. – Sun. Refer to website for details. themodern.org

Bring Your Senses

to the Meadows


n artist’s challenge is to convey every aspect of an image—its sight, sound, smell, taste, feeling—with strokes from a brush and layers of paint.

At the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, two programs are using multi-sensory methods to help visitors with vision and hearing loss and early stage dementia to experience great works in a new way. On a recent visit to the Martín Rico exhibit, guests with cognitive disabilities listened to French café music while docents discussed the work, Washerwomen of La Varenne, France. They also planted seeds to get the feel of Rico’s plein-air style of painting. “The programs engage visitors through many multi-sensory and interdisciplinary experiences,” says Carmen Smith, Director of Education at the Meadows Museum. “Viewing art through all the senses creates a deeper understanding for everyone. We’ve found that visitors without disabilities also appreciate the works in a new way.” The Connections program, for those with early-stage dementia, was created with guidance from experts at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth who gave input on structuring the events to engage visitors’ long term memory— thus the use of familiar music to enhance the experience. The INsights and OUTlooks program is open to all visitors, including those with vision and hearing loss and is led by artist John Bramblitt, a blind painter who lost his sight as a young adult. Bramblitt uses sensory descriptions by sighted and non-sighted visitors to create a greater understanding of the works and their context. The INsights and OUTlooks initiative was influenced by the Art Beyond Sight organization in New York. Docents at the Meadows Museum have received extensive training to develop creative ways to include all visitors in the quest to understand and appreciate art. In one case, docents provided beer-scented cards for visitors to experience a painting of a pub scene. “I consider Connections a two-fold opportunity,” said Karen Hagood, a Meadows docent whose mother died from Alzheimer’s. “The first thing we do is help people connect to each other. The social aspect of this program is so important for people with memory loss issues and their care providers, both of whom often feel isolated. Second, we’re connecting people with their visual memories, which is incredibly important for the brain.” Both programs are free to visitors and their care partners, but registration is required. For more information, visit


Rico’s en plein air, paintings capture some of the most splendid scenes in Europe.

See Europe

as it was...

here is much that Spanish painter Martín Rico y Ortega (1933-1908) had in common with Texas artists—namely a passion for capturing stunning vistas, detailed renderings of rugged landscape and slice-oflife moments that artfully recall the essence of a quieter life. “Impressions of Europe,” an exhibit of Rico’s acclaimed paintings and sketches, has been created in conjunction with the Prado Museum in Madrid and recently opened at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. It will be on view until July 7 and includes more than 100 luminous works. The show follows Rico’s journey across some of the most splendid scenes in Europe.


Rico was one of the most important artists of the second half of the 19th century in his native country and enjoyed wide international recognition, especially in France and the United States. From his earliest works painted in the mountainous countryside outside of Madrid to the later works he painted in France and Switzerland, Rico stayed true to his love of painting en plein air, despite his evolving artistic style. His discovery of Venice in 1872 led to the perfection of his artistic style and the creation of many of his most emblematic works. That year, Rico and fellow artist Mariano Fortuny i Marsal traveled together throughout Italy, stopping in Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice: It was Venice, more than any other city he had visited, that captured Rico’s artistic imagination.

From this first trip until his death 36 years later, Rico spent every summer with the exception of one working in the Italian “City of Light.” Venice’s unique setting, with its plazas, churches and canals, as well as its magnificent light, attracted many artists, including Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent and Pierre Renoir. Joining this group of artists while following in the tradition of the Italian vedute of the 18th century, Rico frequently painted his Venetian scenes from a gondola anchored to a canal or from the window of his room located in the Dorsoduro neighborhood. The result is a collection of highly detailed, incandescent paintings that show tremendous insight into the atmosphere and architecture of these treasured places. “The exhibition of Martín Rico y Ortega’s works continues the mission that Algur H. Meadows began, to bring masterpieces of Spanish art to the community of Dallas,” said Mark Roglán, director of the Meadows Museum. The project, under the direction of Javier Barón Thaidigsmann, head of the department of 19th century painting at the Prado Museum, is hosted exclusively in the U.S. by the Meadows Museum and will examine the artist’s chronological development. Included in the Dallas venue will be numerous works loaned from U.S. collections, including those of Henry Clay Frick, Henry Walters and William H. Stewart.

For more information, visit meadowsmuseumdallas.org

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Modernizing the Iconic

Park Cities Libraries n an ever-growing digital age, one would think public libraries would become obsolete in the face of e-readers and a world of information easily accessed on the Internet.


But the smell of the old glue coming from rows and rows of hardback books, the memory of the mysterious names scribbled on a crumpled library card carefully pocketed at the back of each book, and the sacred silence of the space bring people back to the library time and again. In Dallas, communities are fighting to raise funds and awareness about the importance of accessible, beautiful and digital-friendly public libraries. Highland Park and University Park are leading the way. Both towns’ community libraries are getting fresh renovations and exciting new capabilities. University Park’s first permanent public library recently opened at 8383 Preston Center Plaza. Located on the second floor of this retail office building, the library has its own lobby, elevator and an underground parking garage for patrons.

Louise Childress was the first Librarian at the Highland Park Library. She held the position from the Library’s opening in 1930 until 1967

Floor-to-ceiling windows line the walls of this 15,000-square-foot facility, which now has shelves dedicated to Texas and local history, two group study rooms and a reading room with a fireplace. The children’s room holds a prominent place in the library and is decorated with rainbow-colored carpet, animal-print wallpaper and a red reading worm large enough for kids to climb on. Story time is 10:45 a.m. every Thursday for preschoolers and 4 p.m. every Wednesday for four- and five-year-olds.

But the University Park Public Library is more than just a home for books and a place to read. “In the age of the e-reader, the library capitalizes on technology with wireless Internet, a high-tech meeting room, e-reader borrowing capabilities, and 14 desktop computers,” library director Sharon Martin told The Dallas Morning News. The library’s digital services include OneClickdigital, the largest collection of digital audiobooks, OverDrive, the leading full-service distributor of eBooks and audiobooks, and other services that include a mobile reading app, an online collection of animated talking picture books and a service to help people create resumes. University Park is not the only library undergoing changes. The 83-year-old Highland Park Public Library, located on the first floor of the Town Hall (4700 Drexel Drive), is under renovation. The $1.3 million investment will improve the adult wing, adding glass-enclosed study rooms and multiple computer laboratories. A new digital media lab will feature a green screen, and tutorials for Photoshop CS6 will be offered. Such high-tech resources, free and available to all, will only continue to make the world of books, articles and texts more accessible to Dallas residents. The recent and ongoing renovations to the Park Cities libraries will help to ensure that Dallas continues to have places that preserve the charm of physical books, while providing access to up-to-date technology and services. By Avery Briggs

Kids of all ages enjoyed the opening of the new University Park Library. Photos by Chris McGathey/Park Cities People


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T HE FAI RI ES OF T UR T L E C REEK By JILL K . SAYRE I love to support local authors! A charming story about believing in magic, this book was loved by my young teenage nieces. Set in Highland Park, Texas, in both modern times and the 1920s, it’s a perfect read for the Centennial Celebration of Highland Park and its school district. Pamela Brannon | 214-912-1756 pbrannon@briggsfreeman.com

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