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B Another big notion? Our state’s insatiable quest for what’s next. Where do we go from here? I love that about Texas—and I happen to have some answers.

Big deals Go ahead. Throw every big cliché at us. We can take it — because most of them are true. We live and work and laugh and love in Texas, and I can confidently report that things really are bigger here. Houses, land, dreams, thoughts — you name it. Some eye-openers from our part of it: Just last year, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty became the proud seller of the largest ranch in the United States of America within a single fence — the legendary W.T. Waggoner estate, at nearly 535,000 acres — listed with us for $725 million and marketed around the world. Also last year, around that same world, Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates achieved approximately $95 billion in sales volume — the highest in the history of the brand. (Maybe you heard that news when it broke on CNBC?) Back in Dallas, our expert agents achieved these No. 1s for Dallas County, over every other firm: the highest average sold price, the most homes sold priced over $1 million and the most homes sold priced over $2 million. Big deals, indeed—in all senses of the words. Another biggie? Our state’s insatiable quest for what’s next. Where do we go from here? I love that about Texas—and I happen to have some answers. One is Plano. The city just minutes north of Dallas has become the bustling corporate headquarters to Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay, FedEx, Liberty Mutual Insurance and JCPenney. This summer, Toyota opens its cutting-edge North American headquarters there. JPMorgan Chase is coming, and Fannie Mae is, too. In fact, there is tremendous interest in North Texas from all over the globe, especially from such diverse places as Dubai, China and Germany. Drive a few more minutes outside of Dallas and Fort Worth and you will see cranes, contractors and construction equipment — building houses, restaurants, retail stores, office buildings and entire developments, where people are coming to live, work, shop and spend. It’s a big life here, with big ideas — which is precisely why we are bringing you B magazine. We’ve packed it with style, design, news and notions, everything from decoration and dining to Texas trucks and fashion. (Do you recognize the woman on our cover? She’s a very big deal, born and raised right here in Dallas.) Enjoy the debut issue. Read every word, study every photograph — then send me your big ideas. ON THE CHINA FRONT, my son Ben — he’s our executive vice president of international business

— and I have been a little busy. We’ve just published our book Chinese Institutions’ Definitive Guide to USA Commercial Real Estate. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has a global network for buyers and strong ties to the Chinese, who will sign the deeds on about $27 billion worth of US real estate this year. The book is written in the Chinese language and packed with information: fundamentals, market opportunities in American gateway cities, important tax issues, joint ventures, closing the deals and more — even perspectives on why buy US properties at all. We’ve got contributions from CEOs, brokers and analysts, too, and a chapter on Dallas and Fort Worth, one of the hottest spots on Chinese buyers’ lists. We’re kicking off our book tour in mid-April, in Manhattan. Come see us, and drop Ben a line at bbriggs@briggsfreeman.com if you’d like to buy the book. It could lead to some pretty big deals.

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DEPARTMENTS

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13 WHAT IS QUALITY? Esteemed journalist

36 FASHION Chandra North in charge:

Lee Cullum rethinks the whole thing

16 FIRST THINGS FIRST The news, the nows 20 THE HOTTEST TABLE — and dish and drink and night — at Mirador

22 FORT WORTH Examining the biggest, boldest art at Clearfork’s new Neiman Marcus

24 BIG PLOTS Five books every Texan must read 26 DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT Secrets from the people who live and work there

28 LIVING UNDERGROUND The new status symbol — or just some wealthy worrywarts?

30 TRAVEL A first look at one large and lavish

The Dallas supermodel in a whole new role

48 STAR-STRUCK Stunning skies over Big Bend, Texas, starring the Milky Way

54 HOME DESIGN Designer Alice Cottrell and the only way to do Texas Modern

60 OFFICE INTRIGUE Inside Charlotte Anderson’s private digs at the new Cowboys HQ

SPECIAL SECTION: IN FOCUS PROPERTIES 66 THE EXCLUSIVE LISTINGS and expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

new Beverly Hills hotel

32 SKIP HOLLANDSWORTH on a down-and-dirty love affair: Texans and their trucks

128 BIG LIFE What restaurateur Mico Rodriguez has learned, from mild to spicy

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ON THE COVER: Designing woman: CHANDRA NORTH in a Sies Marjan top and skirt from Forty Five Ten and a Tomasz Donocik ring from Grange Hall. Photographed for B magazine by FREDRIK BRODÉN. Styling by STEPHANIE QUADRI. Hair and makeup by MICHAEL THOMAS.

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THE THINK PIECE

THE MISCONCEPTION OF QUALITY Try to capture it, and you can't. Try to contain it, and you won't. What does quality really mean? LEE CULLUM challenges you to define it

Have you ever seen a word as overused, underappreciated or drained of meaning as quality? We’ve had quality circles, quality control, quality of life and — the worst — quality time. We’ve also had elegant explorations of quality as a feature of character in such works as Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” with its glorious exhortation that begins, “The quality of mercy is not strained,” or The Man Without Qualities by Austrian novelist Robert Musil, a work of ambiguity, passivity and indecision in the face of World War I. But the word in its truest sense, that means the most to me, appears in this description by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. of Jacqueline Kennedy and the importance she had to her husband, the president: “More and more she embodied something of increasing value for him — a surcease from daily business, a standard of excellence, a symbol of privacy, a style of life.” This adds up to quality as something substantive not shallow, deep not superficial, significant not superfluous. To embrace this kind of quality is to reject the trivial and the trendy in favor of the true, though not necessarily of the lasting: Some moments can

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THE THINK PIECE

We all know when we are in a place with soul—and we know

be evanescent yet illumine life forever because they are everlastingly lovely. Thomas Moore comes close to a high concept of quality in his book, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life. The quality of soulfulness, he writes, thrives on tradition, on the accumulation of experience over decades and even centuries. It reveals itself in art, and art reveals us to the world. “Art,” said the architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, “is the style of an age. Art never lies. It tells us exactly who we are.” Soulfulness can be found, Moore explains, in “a cultivation of ordinary things.” This to me is his most telling insight: that soul — the highest manifestation of quality — can be found while shopping when we gravitate to images already in our psyche: archetypal, perhaps, or dredged up from memories we thought were lost. The quality of soul, like mercy, is not strained. With surprising ease, it can reside in houses, restaurants, jewelry — heirloom or modern and probably not expensive — and people. We all know when we are in a place with soul and we know when we are not. We can feel the kindred spirit of a soulmate, or the possibility in a new friend who might become one, and we can sense the emptiness, the loneliness, of company that depletes us and drags us down. The search for quality, then, is not a quest for the best. It is neither a race nor a competition nor a measurement of worth. It does not yield its mystery to quantification nor its secrets to surveys. The science of analytics will struggle to uncover it, and always it eludes those who would capture and contain it. The search for quality, after all, is an adventure of the mind, a voyage of the heart into depths unknown because they are our own, never charted before in quite the same way. B

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PREVIOUS PAGE A precision wax cast of the Spirit of Ecstasy, since 1911 the famous symbol of Rolls-Royce, before being coated in shells at the factory in Goodwood, England. THIS PAGE, top left: Wax molds, now coated in shells, before the wax is melted away and molten stainless steel is poured in. ABOVE A finished stainless-steel mascot, polished to perfection, before it meets its car. Each Spirit of Ecstasy takes one full week to make.

LEE CULLUM, a Dallas native and Southern Methodist University graduate, is an awardwinning journalist and the host of CEO, a series of interviews with business leaders, on KERA. She is a columnist for The Dallas Morning News and has been the editor of D Magazine and a regular commentator for the PBS NewsHour and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

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FIRST THINGS FIRST

FACING IT Is he a portraitist who happened to be president — or a president who happens to paint? Decide for yourself with the new book and exhibit of George W. Bush’s portraits of American military veterans. In Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, the former president pairs stories of veterans with his paintings of them, almost 70 in all. The focus is on “warriors,” as Bush calls them, who have served since September 11, 2001. Bush is giving his net proceeds from the project to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, whose Military Service Initiative specializes in veteran wellness, including traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. The veterans’ portraits are an evolution of what started as a post-presidency hobby: first, portraits of Bush’s pets, then landscapes, then world leaders he had gotten to know. Some of his subjects? Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, “I know every one of them.” even the Dalai Lama. Book out —George W. Bush, on now; exhibit through October 1 at the George W. Bush Presidential the veterans in his new Center; bushcenter.org portraiture book —Rob Brinkley

FAR BEYOND SOME SATIN AND STITCHING What Iris van Herpen uses in her work reads more like a run to the hardware store than haute couture: glass bubbles, clear silicone, iron filings, resin, polymers, magnets. The Dutch designer has spun all of that and more into clothes that set fashion editors’ heads to spinning — and writers scrambling to try and describe them. She is a pioneer of 3-D printing for dresses, and an artist whose wearable works have landed on Tilda Swinton, Björk and Beyoncé, and in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She calls it all New Couture — and the Dallas Museum of Art concurs. Beginning May 21, it reveals almost 50 of van Herpen’s astounding, confounding creations, made with everything from metal woven into a wispy gauze to the steely tines of an umbrella, cinched tight with leather edging to make a stunning, sculptural dress — and the furthest thing from today’s athleisure wear. “Iris an Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” May 21 through August 20, Dallas Museum of Art; dma.org —R.B. 16

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FAR LEFT IRIS VAN HERPEN’S HYBRID HOLISM DRESS, 2012, METALLIC-COATED STRIPES, TULLE, COTTON. ABOVE VAN HERPEN’S REFINERY SMOKE DRESS, 2008, UNTREATED WOVEN METAL GAUZE, COW LEATHER, COTTON

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NEWS + NOWS

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They’re calling it “Fort Worth’s next great neighborhood,” just a few miles west of the city. It certainly has an eyebrow-raising amenities list, everything from a general store and gas station to leafy parks dedicated to food trucks or Fido. There is a swimming pool with a swim-up island, a snack-bar building, a workspace called Walsh Works, a creativity center called Makerspace, courts for everything from bocce ball to basketball, even a lagoon for kayaking, fishing and floating. Oh, and houses: lots and lots of houses, priced from the high $200,000s to the millions. When developer Republic Property Group cuts the ribbons in April, it’s just the beginning. Here, some statistics on what’s up at Walsh, once it’s all said and done. —R.B. A RENDERING OF THE MAKERSPACE AT WALSH, A CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AND CRAFT.

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SWING AND SWIZZLE You might want to sign up for Lindy-hop lessons, ASAP. Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park time-travels to the 1940s come April 29 with its History with a Twist, a night of classic buildings, classic cocktails and va-va-voom — all benefiting immersive historical-learning projects there. In your bigshouldered suits and dresses, dance the night away to the Singapore Slingers orchestra amid curvy vintage cars, big-flavored bites and the village’s 20-plus significant buildings (full of furniture, textiles, photographs and more), painstakingly transported there so that you can be transported, too — to Dallas’ swingy, sensational, 19th-century past. April 29, 6 to 10 pm. $125 per person.Tickets and information: dallasheritagevillage.org —R.B.

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TIME MACHINE

ONE DALLAS MAN’S WET, WILD, 190-MPH WIN Nick Boulle is a little wound up — and not just because he works in the world of mainsprings, movements and crowns. The usually soft-spoken Boulle — he is in marketing and sales at de Boulle, his family’s tony jewelry stores in Dallas and Houston — has reason to be jumping for joy and spraying champagne: In February, he and three teammates co-drove an open-cockpit race car to a first-place finish in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. For the

sophisticated Speed Racer, who has raced all kinds of cars as an amateur and professional, winning the Prototype Challenge class of the prestigious endurance race was “a childhood dream come true.” But it wasn’t all hearts and flowers: Rain pounded down for much of the race’s 24 nonstop hours, right into the car. “They were easily some of the most treacherous conditions I’ve competed in,” says the 27-year-old grad of SMU’s Cox School of Business. Boulle

and his mates, driving in shifts of about 6 hours each, did more than master the challenges of Florida’s famous Daytona International Speedway: They finished 22 laps ahead of the next car in. The spoils? Engraved Rolex Daytona watches for all — fitting, since the Boulles have sold Rolex watches for almost 30 years. This win, one could say, was just a matter of time. —R.B. briggsfreeman.com

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FIRST THINGS FIRST

FALL’S GUYS BRADLEY AGATHER MEANS, the Fort Worth–based fashion editor and founder of the influential style blog Luella & June, already knows what every fella should wear come fall. DOUBLING DOWN Once a distant and sometimes painful memory of the ’80s,

double-breasted suit and coats have returned, without that cringe factor, thanks to designers such as Riccardo Tisci and Paul Smith. The boxy shapes and thick pinstripes are long gone, replaced by a new crop of cleaner — and definitely cooler—streamlined silhouettes. Who’s in: Ermenegildo Zegna, Paul Smith, Giorgio Armani, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy SEEING RED Whether you take a cue from Dior and go for it, head-to-toe, or opt for one of Dries van Noten’s scarlet-hued knits, red is the season’s hottest color. Who’s in: Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Dior Homme, Givenchy

WHO KNEW?

SOUTHLAKE SCOOP Talk about a fateful flight. It was the early 1950s and the airline industry was booming— so much so that it was hard to manage the connection between seat inventory and passenger reservations. Overbooking, under-booking: Things were a little turbulent in the reservations department. On a plane from Los Angeles to New York, senior IBM sales rep R. Blair Smith met American Airlines president C.R. Smith — and their conversation sparked the idea of a data-processing system which would become Sabre. Founded in 1960, it is today’s builder of travel technology— planning, booking, experiencing, apps, sites, scheduling— across industries, used by more than 1 billion people worldwide. Its global headquarters? Southlake, Texas. —R.B.

max·i·mal·ism

DEFINING THE MOMENT

[mak-suh-muh-lizm] noun 1 (especially in decorating) the heady result of filling and layering a room with furniture, patterns and textures 2 the decor trend of 2017, espoused by The Wall Street Journal —including closed-off kitchens, terrazzo floors, muted metallics and all things forest green—that we can utterly, unequivocally get behind

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THE NEW YORK LOFT OF PHOTOGRAPHER MARTYN THOMPSON, COMPLETE WITH WILD WALL MURAL BY DOVE DRURY HORNBUCKLE.

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CHECKS, MATE Plaids for fall aren’t groundbreaking—until you consider the sheer amount of them that came down the runways. From barely-there Prince of Wales to large, look-at-me windowpane, checks are proving to be as versatile as they are timeless. Who’s in: Balenciaga,Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Etro, Haider Ackermann —B.A.M.

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FAST WHEELS. SLOW WAITS. The best, the quickest, 1 the most exclusive: These things take time—lots

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and lots of time. Area dealerships hope you’re not in a real rush for your next ultra-premium sports car or SUV because, if you order one of these now, you may not get it for...

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WHO KNOWS?

Any ROLLS-ROYCE with Bespoke customization. If a run-of-themill Roller won’t do, have the good folks in England paint one the color of your eyes, or panel the interior with wood from a tree on your estate, or have the leather-and-fiber-optic headlining twinkle with your family crest.

McLAREN 720S. The wraps were just pulled off the new British supercar in March, but you’ll wait another year to slide into its leathery cockpit and trigger its twin-turbo V8. Its rotating instrument screen can disappear into the dash so you can focus on rocketing to 200-plus mph.

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS. This wide-bodied super-Porsche packs a 7-speed transmission, optional 18-way adaptive seats and a rear axle that steers — which means tighter turning when you’re parking at Highland Park Village and increased stability when you’re flying down to the ranch. BUGATTI CHIRON. The ultra-sleek supercar packs a 16-cylinder engine spooling 1,500 horsepower from its four turbochargers — all while you sit sublimely on quilted and channeled leather. The cost? Almost $3 million — about $1 million for each year you’re going to wait. HOLLAND & HOLLAND RANGE ROVER. Think special green paint everywhere, interior door handles engraved like gunstocks, power-operated tables for the folks in the back and a leather-wrapped gun cabinet in the cargo hold. They’re building only 40 per year, for three years. Hurry. —R.B. briggsfreeman.com

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The new restaurant atop the Forty Five Ten department store in downtown Dallas is packing them in. Trends are emerging. What’s the top order? Where’s the top table? Who made all that groovy furniture? ROB BRINKLEY sources what’s hot — and what’s moving — at Mirador

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UNCH HITS The farro bowl (with cauliflower

goddess, cherries and Marcona almonds), the fresh orecchietti pasta (with San Marzano tomatoes and aged pecorino cheese) and the chicken paillard (with sunchoke, arugula and charred lemon) THE IN-DEMAND DINNERS The grilled lobster, “a cult classic already,” says Joule hotel executive chef Junior Borges, who collaborated on the menu with Mirador executive chef Josh Sutcliff. And while many order it for their main course, Borges is seeing “a lot of lobster shared by the whole table.” Also hot: the eight-course tasting menu, which “really tells the story of Mirador.” THE HOTTEST TABLE Table 19, a corner spot. If you can’t get it, any table on the terrace will keep your social status, as will a seat at the bar in the lounge. THE TOP TIPPLE The Strawberry Word, made with gin, strawberry and passion fruit. The mostordered non-alcohol drink? The house iced tea. MOSTORDERED CHAMPAGNE The Flor prosecco from Veneto, Italy THINGS THEY BLAST THROUGH IN A DAY The Lieu Dit sauvignon blanc, the french fries with garlic aioli and bottles of Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda. Oh, and spoons, lots of spoons, for shareable desserts such as the apple-pie praline or the Lemon Pavlova, the latter with champagne berries, citrus mousse and mixedberry sorbet. IT’S COMPLICATED The orecchietti, “one of the most simple-looking dishes,” isn’t, says Borges. The semolina pasta is housemade, but even more complex are the tomatoes. They take three days. They are cured, marinated, strained and then mixed with hot olive oil— and only then are they finished with fried breadcrumbs, for texture. “All pretty simple things,” says Borges, “but ones that create a complexity of flavor.” MOSTORDERED DESSERT The apple-pie praline TOTAL TABLES 42, including the patio. There are 85 chairs in the main dining room. DINNER PLATES More than 2,000 GLASSES About 2,500 MOST UNUSUAL SERVING PIECES The custom plates by José Noe Suro. Also special: The stainless-steel espresso cups, polished to a mirror shine, from the Tea with Georg line by Georg Jensen. COVER STORY The wildly patchworked Saarinen chairs —all made by Knoll, with special rose-gold legs for Forty Five Ten— are covered in a Knoll cotton velvet called Honour, made of 36 different stripe patterns. The solid-color Saarinens are upholstered in Knoll’s Whip faux leather, in a color called Mare. GLASS ACT The water glasses are La Fornasotta from the Artemest line. The wine glasses are Reidel. WIPE STUFF Linen-blend napkins, made in Georgia by Dot & Army PETAL PUSHERS The flowers are tended to by Forty Five Ten’s visual team, which visits Mirador daily. MOST MEMORABLE DAY It was a night, in fact.“Opening Mirador at nighttime was pretty special,” Borges says. “This unique retail setting, four floors up in the middle of downtown, made Dallas feel new.” B

OPPOSITE PAGE Art is on the menu at Mirador, too, including portraits by Ruven Afanador, top, and fetishized food photographs by Juergen Teller, bottom. The patchwork velvet on the banquettes and Saarinen chairs is by Knoll, made from 36 different patterns of stripes. THIS PAGE, top to bottom: Roasted carrots with fresh cheese, curry and herbs. The main dining room. The tomato soup with Georgia olive oil, parmesan cream and toasted bread. Knoll barstools designed by Harry Bertoia, in special rose-gold plating for Mirador.

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THE LINE MEN ROB BRINKLEY GOES INSIDE FORT WORTH’S NEW NEIMAN MARCUS — AND FINDS WORKS BY TWO ARTISTS WHO COULDN’T BE MORE ALIKE AND DIFFERENT

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riginal Halston sketches in the couture fitting rooms? A Matisse in the baby-changing room? The new Neiman Marcus in Fort Worth’s Clearfork—the modernist, mixed-use development just outside downtown—is one artful place. Yes, there is high-style fashion, including first-namers Oscar, Carolina and Ralph. Yes, there are high-tech helpers, everything from scroll-and-tap store directories to makeup mirrors that make videos —sent later to phones and computers— so that women may mimic at home what the makeup artist did in the store. But the nearly 95,000-square-foot emporium is rich in the visual arts, as well, hung with works by blue-chip artists and emerging ones, too, including regional standouts Carol Benson, Charlotte Smith, Marcelyn McNeil and the collaborative artists Matt Clark and Jackson Echols. Two artists’ works, though, caught our eye, from two different men — one internationally famous, one from Fort Worth — working in a wildly vibrant vein. FRANK STELLA The Neiman Marcus art collection started, effectively, with Stanley Marcus’ purchase in 1951 for the Prestonwood Town Center store of a monumental mobile by Alexander Calder. (In fact, he purchased it from Calder.) That begat a corporate collecting journey to today’s approximately 2,500 works, by artists for whom last names are enough: Picasso, Lichtenstein, Judd and many more. One of those impressive pieces hangs in the men’s department of the new store in The Shops at Clearfork: a large, graphic work by New York superstar Frank Stella, made of precision-painted bands of color tightly reigned in by thin white borders, executed between 1969 and 1970 for the centennial of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Neiman Marcus was able to purchase it in 1977 for its original Ridgmar Mall store. It is an exuberant, stylized M—for Metropolitan— almost 7 feet square. The M became the symbol of The Met’s centennial, making it onto everything from posters to plaques. Here, amid luxurious clothes by the likes of Cucinelli, Zegna and Balenciaga, the M could well stand for menswear. JOHN HOLT SMITH One floor up, near racks dangling with Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen and Lela Rose, are two works of a different stripe:

the brilliant, bright lines of John Holt Smith. Smith is homegrown, born in Fort Worth. His abstract works hang at the Joule hotel in Dallas and in Terminal D at DFW International Airport. The famous Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog? In 2006, Holt’s stripes got the cover. Here, the company commissioned two pieces, and Holt set to work in his madman method: He takes a digital photograph himself— in these cases, a girl swimming in a pool in Fort Worth and a field of Texas wildflowers—then pinpoints and enlarges a cross-section of the image, digitally stretching the result into striations. “And then, if I like what I see,” he tells us, “I paint it.” Indeed, he hangs an enlargement of the manipulated photo next to a same-sized sheet of aluminum, then painstakingly paints each tiny stripe —some as thin as a human hair —onto it. All by hand. In the predominantly blue work, Vertical Swim Sequence, Holt says there are about 1,000 lines of acrylic paint. Does he ever go batty while working this way? “I do lose track of time,” he says. “I look up and six hours have gone by.” B

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TEXAS PAGE -TURNERS From a most bookish new bunch, the five books that every good Texan—born here or not—must read.

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Nancy Perot has waited a long time for this. The daughter of Margot and Ross Perot — the heads of the Perot dynasty of business and philanthropy — is about to cut the ribbon on a 25-year dream: a full-service, self-supporting bookstore.“Dallas is a city of book lovers,” she says,“who appreciate more than ever the value of what an independent bookstore has to offer.” With Lori Feathers (she’s a book reviewer and a member of the National Book Critics Circle ) as buyer and co-owner and Jeremy Ellis (he’s a seasoned bookseller and a board member of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association ) as manager and operating partner, owner Perot is turning 5,000 square feet at the corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane into bookworm bliss, stocked with some 12,000 titles. They’re calling it Interabang Books, for the quirky 1960s punctuation mark that morphs a question mark with an exclamation point — inquisitiveness and excitement in one. There will be fiction, creative fiction and children’s books. There will be readings, signings and plays. And there will be bibliophiles — lots and lots of bibliophiles. Ahead of its May opening, we asked Interabang’s three head bookworms about their favorite books about a favorite place: Texas. —Rob Brinkley

Watt Matthews of Lambshead, an award-winning book by renowned Dallas photographer Laura Wilson, belongs on the bookshelf of every Texan — and anyone interested in the history of the great cattle-ranching families who shaped the character, history and mystique of our state. Through stunning black-and-white photography and thoughtfully penned text, Wilson chronicles the way of life of Matthews, one of the last great Texas cattlemen. In Wilson’s words, “While the rest of Texas has become part of the late 20th century, Lambshead Ranch has remained its own separate world.” A third edition of the book, first published in 1989, is coming in mid-May and includes new material about the ranch and Wilson’s photography. —Nancy Perot, co-owner

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A finalist for the 2016 National Book Award, News of the World, by San Antonio poet and memoirist Paulette Jiles, seems in the opening pages to be a familiar and old-fashioned Western tale. But this beautiful novel takes many unexpected turns as Captain Kidd and his young charge, Johanna, travel across Texas in the 1880s. Exquisitely drawn characters and pitchperfect historic details made this one of my personal favorites of last year. —Jeremy Ellis​, general manager, co-owner

What happens when a larger-than-life dealmaker is elected to high office? No, I’m not talking about the guy who currently sits in the Oval Office but Arthur Goddam Fenstemaker, Texas governor in Billy Lee Brammer’s 1961 classic political novel The Gay Place. A Dallas native and former staffer for Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, Brammer joins political satire, colorful characters and writing that dazzles in three related novels-within-a-novel. It’s an enthralling portrait of what 1950s Texas politics might have been had LBJ been governor. —Lori Feathers, book buyer, co-owner

This unflinching look at the troubled history of white settlers and the Comanche Indians centers on the greatest Comanche chief of all time, Quanah Parker — who also happened to be half white. The history is interesting enough, but the real reason this 2010 book, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, became a classic is the sublime writing of S.C. Gwynne, the longtime Texas Monthly editor and writer. With color and nuance, it often seems like Gwynne was in the room where it happened. It’s worth reading again and again. —J.E.

In school back east, they taught us the five basic food groups. It didn’t take long after I moved to Dallas to discover that for Texans, four of the five are meat. With The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue, Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly’s first and reigning barbecue editor, takes an epic road trip — some 10,000 Texas miles — to sample the offerings at nearly every meat market, smoke pit, shed, shack and hole-in-the-wall. Accompanying Vaughn is Dallas photographer Nicholas McWhirter, whose images capture the people, the meat and the Texas landscape. So much more than a guided food tour, The Prophets, published in 2013, is a social history of Texas that uses our barbecue mania as its springboard. —L.F. Interabang Books is scheduled to open in May at 10720 Preston Road (corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane); interabangbooks.com.

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PHOTO GRID, clockwise from far left: The Design District's distinctive signage, by design firm FocusEGD. Susan Barnett's Truth Machine, 2016, oil on linen, at Conduit Gallery from May 20 through July 1. Sarah Ball's Immigrant Series (Scottish), 2016, oil on gessoed panel, at Conduit Gallery from April 1 through May 13. Architect Cullen Dalheim's CD Studio + Design. The Galveston oyster stew at FT33. Hike-and-bike trails abound in the district.

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BUT WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE THERE? Yes, design is its first name — since the 1950s, it has been home to furniture showrooms, antiques stores, warehouses and workshops — but something else goes on there besides all that decorating and drilling: living. Forward-thinkers are moving there from houses and high-rises, cities and suburbs. Where do they go for food? What do they do for fun? Here, from the people who live and work there, the inside story of the Design District — including some surprises they didn’t see coming.

THE ARCHITECT CULLEN DALHEIM ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER, CD STUDIO + DESIGN EATS Town Hearth just opened up and is everything you would expect from a Nick Badovinus restaurant and more. It’s a steak restaurant, so definitely order a steak. His oysters are the absolute best in Dallas. DRINKS The blood-orange margarita at El Bolero. For a cold beer, my go-to is a beer at Flying Fish. PEOPLE-WATCHING Ascension Coffee.You will see everyone from power brokers and business leaders to young creatives and entrepreneurs. SECRET The T.A.P. Room at Texas Ale Project.You get a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the beermaking process, all while drinking the freshest beer. SERVICES Coupralux to print large pieces of art and Wildman Art Framing for the best matting and framing. SURPRISES Once you are down here, it’s really a small world. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of really creative and

remarkable people. I also love its location. I can get anywhere in the city in under 10 minutes: Uptown, downtown, North Dallas, you name it. NEEDS A Whole Foods. We don’t have a true grocery store in the district. RITUAL I always drive Levee, Dragon or Slocum streets rather than Riverfront Boulevard. I see more things: real-estate ventures, design projects. It helps me truly know my neighborhood. SHOPS There are so many good vintage-furniture shops and so many art galleries. I love Antiques Moderne on Riverfront Boulevard for midcentury furniture. Scout Design Studio on Howell Street has some fantastic, one-of-a kind pieces. EDITED FROM INTERVIEWS BY ROB

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“Once you are down here, it’s really a small world. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of really creative and remarkable people.” —architect Cullen Dalheim

THE GALLERY OWNERS MARILYN MILLER + SCOT MILLER CO-OWNERS, SUN TO MOON GALLERY. SCOT: AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER EATS The prosciutto pizza and the Simple Salad at Pie Tap; the Vegetable Plate for lunch at Mama’s Daughters’ Diner; fresh eggs for breakfast at Riverfront Cafe; the salmon or Pasta Chandelier at District Food & Wine; fish for lunch or dinner at Flying Fish. Ascension Coffee has great salads. For special occasions, we’ll go to FT33. DRINKS The Meddlesome Moth for craft beers and Ascension Coffee for a glass of wine. SECRET The Trinity Skyline Trail, adjacent to the river, is amazing and it’s just on the other side of the levee. It’s such a fabulous place to run, walk the dog, bicycle or just relax and be in nature — in the heart of the city. We love watching the birds. It’s an urban treasure. SERVICES Competitive Cameras is a great, full-service, family owned camera store on Irving Boulevard. It not only sells cameras and accessories, but also printer inks and papers. Dallas Brake & Alignment on Market Center Boulevard has come in handy: We can drop off the car and walk home while it’s being repaired. SURPRISES How quiet it is. How easy it is to access nature. How quickly we can get to any destination in the metroplex. NEEDS A market or small grocer. A grocer-deli like Jimmy’s Food Store would probably do best — although we now have a 7-Eleven. SHOPS In addition to owning a fine-art photography studio, we also collect local artisans’ art, so we frequent the many art galleries and artisan studios in our neighborhood. Some of our favorites are Mary Tomás Gallery, LuminArté Fine Art Gallery and Samuel Lynne Galleries. Griffin Trading Company on Howell Street is full of cool stuff like old arcade machines, Americana items, old toys and much more.

THE MODEL-AGENCY DIRECTOR FRED HOLSTON DIRECTOR OF NEW FACES, KIM DAWSON AGENCY EATS FT33 is amazing. They have an incredibly creative and innovative menu that changes every week, so there is always something

new and exciting to try. Just trust your waiter and order whatever they tell you! Everything is always executed immaculately. It’s an educational culinary experience. PEOPLE-WATCHING There is always a diverse, cool and colorful crowd any time the Dallas Contemporary has an opening. It’s a melting pot of people from all different creative communities of the city, and you’re bound to have more than one interesting exchange there. Senior curator and director of exhibitions Justine Ludwig, who was recently named one of Artsy’s 20 most influential young curators in the United States, has brought some really exciting exhibitions to the space. RITUALS The many great galleries and exhibition spaces in the neighborhood. I always make a point to visit Conduit Gallery on Hi Line Drive. Nancy Whitenack [the owner and director] and Deanette Dufilho [the director and Project Room curator] are incredibly knowledgeable and have a really passionate, emotional experience with their artists’ work. SHOPS Leslie Pritchard’s shop, Again & Again, has some of the most special midcentury modern furniture in the city. In addition to beautiful vintage and antique stuff, they also do restoration, in case you need one of your favorite pieces brought back to life.Vagabond Vintage Dallas is a must! They have some of the most amazing vintage rock ’n’ roll T-shirts that are perfectly worn, plus vintage garb. Their prices are insanely cheap. Lula B’s has a little bit of everything: furniture, fixtures, clothes, jewelry, oddities and more. Make sure you have an entire afternoon carved out.

THE ILLUSTRATOR + THE PHOTOGRAPHER MARY HAVERFIELD + PAT HAVERFIELD MARY: PAINTER, CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR. PAT: ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR. EATS Within minutes, we can be at Oak for an elegant dinner. El Bolero is great for authentic Mexican fare. More often than not,

we end up at The Meddlesome Moth for good food and great craft beers. Rodeo Goat is also a great place to sit by a mesquite fire and have a burger and a beer. We often walk there from our property. We are also minutes away from the Trinity Groves and Bishop Street areas. PEOPLE-WATCHING The local gallery scene is the best in Dallas. Lots of entrepreneurial types, creatives and small-business owners live and/or work here. SECRETS The Trinity Strand Trail runs behind our live-work property. There is easy access from it to the Katy Trail and to the new and expanding park and lake areas in the new Trinity River Corridor Project between the Trinity River levees. There are extensive hike-and-bike trails that are uncrowded and paved that follow the Trinity River.You can ride under our new bridges over the river, well past downtown, with no car traffic! SERVICES Whole Foods and a flagship Kroger are minutes away. We are blocks away from one of the finest medical complexes in the country: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital. Being an old light-industry area, there are lots of cottage industries like fabrication, bookbinding and woodworking close by. And thank goodness for Elliott’s Hardware. SURPRISES It is like living in the country in many ways, but being five minutes from downtown. Our neighbors found a blueberry patch and when the berries are ripe, we make tarts with them. NEEDS We already have a great little neighborhood bowling alley. What more is there to want? B

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f you feel an apocalypse is imminent, get to Fannin County, Texas, fast, and hang a left when you see Poseidon. The Greek god — chief operating officer in charge of seas, earthquakes and storms—and his galloping horses, all rendered in blinding white marble, are definitely standouts on a sleepy rural road between Ector and Savoy, some 70 miles northeast of Dallas. The five-story statue is the centerpiece of a gushing fountain, which marks the entrance to a community that is being called everything from a “five-star playground equipped with DEFCON 1 preparedness” to a “luxury underground doomsday village.” It is Trident Lakes, a planned community of about 600 condominiums — which you will barely be able to see. Each of the units will be burrowed into the ground, hidden under 700 acres of undulating farmland, with only a patio and a glass wall onto the outside world. The view out that window? One of three sparkling lagoons. Trident Lakes is preparing for the worst while embracing the best. Up top, there will be shops, restaurants, jogging paths, a spa, a polo field, a hotel, an equestrian center, an athletic center, an 18-hole golf course and 12 helipads. (And if demand dictates, an airplane runway.) Down below, each bunker —the square footages range from 900 to 4,500, with prices estimated at $500,000 to $1.5 million—will have all the usual conveniences, plus a few key extras. “In the event of an emergency,” says tridentlakes.com, “air-lock blast doors close off the patio, securing you inside your unit.” And then? Off-the-grid sources will take care of water, electricity and air while the residents take care of food: Everyone is required to stock at least a year’s worth. Underground tunnels will lead to a community center, complete with meeting areas, exercise rooms and a greenhouse. And then there are the DNA vaults: Store a bit of you to, one day, make another you. Is it all just high-dollar hysteria—or savvy readiness? You decide. Trident Lakes promises protection from “a litany of known dangers,” including nuclear attack, pandemic, weather disasters, government overreach and World War III. Pass muster after a waiting list, questionnaire, interview and vetting and you may— just may —be extended an invitation to live there. There will be one other community feature that could be useful should the end be frightfully near: a chapel. Sometimes, you need all the help you can get. B

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BEVERLY HILLS GOES BIG ANNA FIALHO BYERS CHECKS ON THE NEW CALIFORNIA HOTEL THAT JUST MIGHT MAKE A TEXAN MOVE Yes, Texans are famously known for grand gestures — which is precisely why you should be checking in for a week, at least, to the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the hotel brand’s first foray on the West Coast. The Art Deco–inspired masterpiece opens in June on 9 lush acres and, trust us, it makes a sizable statement. Here, five reasons any big-thinking Texan will feel right at home. THE BIG LUXURY OF THE BIG PENTHOUSE. Waldorf Astoria is no stranger to luxury — its New York locales have been society hubs since 1893 and counting — and this addition to the company’s 25-property portfolio is no exception. The 12-story, 170-room luxury hotel features a triple-height lobby with a contemporary twist on Art Deco design, a signature Waldorf Astoria clock, hand-painted murals of California landscapes and custom crystal chandeliers. (Think Old Hollywood glamour at its finest.) Lacquered sycamore millwork, Lalique installations and curated art throughout also make quite the impact. But then, there is the fully furnished Presidential Penthouse Suite. While every room here boasts unobstructed views, this more than 3,000-square-foot suite also offers an almost 1,500-square-foot private terrace.You also get your own private spa room, media room and dining room, plus a Crestron smart-home system to control everything from lighting to music — and to order room service. (Even though your suite has its own kitchen.) Floor-to-ceiling windows and marble floors the color of Texas crude add to the the sybaritic style. THE BIGGEST ROOFTOP DECK AROUND. If you can tear yourself away from that penthouse, we suggest decamping to the hotel’s rooftop, where you’ll find a heated pool and lounge area, plus VIP cabanas and a top-notch bar and restaurant. The panoramic views of Los Angeles? They rival anything out there on the Texas plains. THE LITTLE WALK TO BIG SHOPPING. Granted, you probably won’t be walking — this is car-crazy L.A. — but should you want to stretch the legs a little, Rodeo Drive is just a fiveminute stroll away. Rodeo is one of the most famous luxury shopping strips in the world — everything from Versace to Van Cleef & Arpels — and is the perfect place to shop for some of the society soirees back home. THE BIG SPA WITH BIG-TICKET TREATMENTS. La Prairie is the internationally renowned Swiss brand beloved for its age-defying, high-potency luxury skin care. (Its Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is a little jar of decadence that will set you back $800.) Here, the 5,000-square-foot spa offers six private treatment rooms, two relaxation rooms — one for men, one for women — and an array of services for rejuvenation and restoration. A BIG MEAL BY A BIG NAME. This Waldorf Astoria isn’t the only one making its West Coast debut: Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is finally laying claim to California, after more than 30 restaurants around the world, including his famous namesake one in New York. The focus here, at Jean-Georges, is French-American cuisine made with organic and locally sourced ingredients and follows the farm-to-table trend that has become de rigueur. Since everything is fresh, the menu, which has South American and European influences, too, is seasonal. There is also a fantastic dining patio that, unlike summer in Texas, won’t be sweltering. 9850 Wilshire Boulevard, 310-860-6666; waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com. B ANNA FIALHO BYERS is a Fort Worth native and the managing editor of CultureMap Dallas and Fort Worth. She has been an editor at FD, FD House, American Way and Celebrated Living, the first-class magazine of American Airlines.

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L Pickups give men a chance to look and act rugged in a world that’s not very rugged anymore.

et’s be honest. Unless you are a genuine rancher, it makes no practical sense whatsoever for you to own a pickup truck. The typical pickup measures 6 feet tall, 6 feet wide and nearly 20 feet long, with side-view mirrors the size of oil derricks. It doesn’t fit into most parking spaces, and driving one into a parking garage is an exercise in terror. On the road, it takes up an entire lane. If you drift only a little bit to the left or right, you’re liable to sideswipe another vehicle. And then there’s the bed of the truck, which is designed to hold machinery, lumber, rock piles and the occasional farm animal. It’s not remotely suited to carry out simple tasks, like transporting your children to soccer practice. Yet, in Texas, there is a monolithic reverence for the pickup that matches Texans’ love for football, cowboy boots, snap-button western shirts and longnecks. One out of every five pickups sold in the United States is bought in Texas, far more than any other state. And it’s not just country people who are buying them: In 2015, more pickups were sold in Dallas and Houston than in the entire state of California. Auto manufacturers in Detroit and, yes, Japan, leap through hoops to get us to buy their trucks. They court us with flashy television commercials, in which trucks are seen roaring across golden prairies while an announcer with a voice as deep as God informs us that the trucks are “built Texas tough.” The manufacturers name many of their trucks after Texas. There’s the Chevrolet Silverado Texas Edition and the Dodge Ram Lone Star Edition, both of which feature Texas-themed badges, gleaming 20-inch wheels, wraparound chrome bumpers and beefy running boards. The Nissan Texas Titan gets extra chrome, extra Texas badging and floor mats emblazoned with the shape of guess what. The Ford F-150 King Ranch has its leather seats emblazoned with the ranch’s Running W brand: the ultimate icon of Texas manliness. These trucks, when fully loaded, cost the same as luxury cars, up near $70,000. Think about that. Men — more than 90 percent of pickup owners are male — throw down that kind of money just so they can drive a truck to their job at an office building or zip over to the mall to watch a movie. What is going on? Marketing studies commissioned by auto manufacturers have found that 70 percent of pickup buyers don’t need them the way oilfield roughnecks and ranch hands and building contractors do. They simply want them. In some sort of philosophical way, driving a pickup is a way for them to be tied to Texas’ mythic past — “a part of the myth we can hold on to,” said Ron Tyler, when he was executive director of the Texas State Historical Association. Pickups give men a chance to look and act rugged in a world that’s not very rugged anymore — to be on top of the road, with the country music cranked up and the gas pedal slammed to the floor. They feel better about themselves, more attractive to the opposite sex. In fact, according to one of those marketing studies, most women think that a man who drives a truck is better-looking than a man who drives a car. What’s more, the women say, driving a black pickup makes the man even more appealing. So, gentle readers, if you see a man in a pickup headed home from the grocery store with sacks full of milk and frozen foods in the truck bed, or if you see him sitting on his truck’s tailgate in his suburban driveway, drinking a beer with his dog beside him, please — let him live out his fantasy. He’s getting his chance to be a real Texan — to be the man he wants to be. B

SKIP HOLLANDSWORTH is an award-winning journalist and the executive editor of Texas Monthly. He co-wrote the 2011 movie Bernie, based a story he wrote for the January 1998 issue. His true-crime history, The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer, about a series of murders in Austin in 1885, was published in 2016.

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VICTORIA BECKHAM DRESS AND MAISON MARGIELA SANDALS: FORTY FIVE TEN. MARION CAGE CHOKER: YLANG 23.


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PREVIOUS SPREAD Brandon Maxwell top: Neiman Marcus downtown. Irene Neuwirth earrings: Ylang 23. Paper building sculptures by Dallas artist Robert Chapa. LEFT Cushnie et Ochs jumpsuit: Carla Martinengo. Mercedes Castillo earrings and shoes: mercedescastillo.com. Photographed on the roof of the historic Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff. OPPOSITE Tibi top: Nordstrom NorthPark Center. The Row skirt: Forty Five Ten and Neiman Marcus downtown. Mercedes Castillo earrings: mercedescastillo.com. Photographed at the Belmont Hotel.


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LEFT Rochas dress: Carla Martinengo. Mercedes Castillo shoes: mercedescastillo.com. Elie Top earrings and ring: Grange Hall. Photographed at the Belmont Hotel. OPPOSITE Gucci suit: Forty Five Ten. Dior sunglasses: Nordstrom NorthPark Center. 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL.


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Simone Rocha top: Neiman Marcus downtown. Jacquemus pants and Smoke x Mirrors sunglasses: Forty Five Ten. Mercedes Castillo bracelet: mercedescastillo.com. Photographed at the pool at the Belmont Hotel.

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OPPOSITE Maison Rabih Kayrouz top and Rosetta Getty skirt: Forty Five Ten. Prada shoes: Nordstrom NorthPark Center. Yannis Sergakis earrings: Ylang 23. RIGHT Stella McCartney top, skirt, shoes and bag: Stella McCartney Highland Park Village. MSA Skullgard Protective Hat courtesy Droese Raney Architecture. Model CHANDRA NORTH for Kim Dawson Agency Photographer FREDRIK BRODÉN for Renee Rhyner & Co. Stylist STEPHANIE QUADRI for Sisterbrother Mgmt. Hair and makeup artist MICHAEL THOMAS for On Set Management Stylist’s assistant HAVILAH BENDER for Sisterbrother Mgmt. Producers CHANDRA NORTH and ROB BRINKLEY Shot on location at the BELMONT HOTEL, the offices of DROESE RANEY ARCHITECTURE and in OAK CLIFF Special thanks JORDAN FORD, DAVID DROESE, LANCE RANEY, ROBERT CHAPA, MELINDA OBENCHAIN, DANIEL BLAYLOCK, ROBERTA BRINKLEY


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The photographer and wanderer JUSTIN ISAAC heads west— far west—to Big Bend, where he saw more than just miles and miles of Texas: He saw the magnificent, melded Milky Way

LOST MINE TRAIL “I was at the top of the trail, looking across Juniper Canyon to the South Rim. The southern Chisos range is beyond that — then after the range, Mexico.”

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CHISOS BASIN “The road I was on is the Chisos Basin junction, but the location is Green Gulch, which is the valley before you hit the switchbacks to the basin.”

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SANTA ELENA CANYON

“This is the canyon as seen from the overlook. The Rio Grande River flows through it. I tried to capture the enormity of the solid cliff line on either side that is abruptly broken up by the canyon.”

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I saw miles and miles of Texas

All the stars up in the sky

I saw miles and miles of Texas

Gonna live here till I die

—from “Miles and Miles of Texas," written by Tom Canfield and Diane Johnston

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AS TWISTERS IT MAY SAY HILL COUNTRY ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT INSIDE, THIS PRESTON HOLLOW HOUSE — AND ITS PEOPLE — TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY ALTOGETHER

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ve Wiley was up against the impossible. She was living with her husband, Blake Wiley, in the place he had called home for 10 years. “I was a late addition to that house,” Eve says, of the New Orleans–style abode in Dallas’ gridded M Streets neighborhood. “I’ll just characterize it as amateur-artcollector-meets-eclectic-bachelor-pad.” The St. Patrick’s Day parties there drew almost 1,000 people. The Texas-OU parties? A 2,000-pound Texas Longhorn steer would be in the front yard. The writing was on the wall: They would eventually need a bigger place. (Hint, hint.) Besides, Eve says, “It’s hard to evolve a home from a pool-table house to a dining-table house.” They found their ultimate upgrade in leafy Preston Hollow, in a clean-lined two-story with a Texas twist, all limestone and stucco and standing-seam roof. Dallas firm Bernbaum-Magadini Architects had designed the house with sliding window walls, large living spaces— indoors and out— even a modernist fireplace at one end of the capacious kitchen. It was perfect for the Wileys, who now number four instead of two. Son Hutton, almost 3, and daughter Scarlett, soon to be 6 months, have certainly upended things — so how to furnish such a place for

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a new brood? Their Realtor suggested Alice Cottrell, a Dallas designer known for her mastery of comfortable contemporary. Plywood-plank chairs? Steel settees? Cottrell has always gone for plush and plump, instead. For the young family’s new digs, Cottrell, with collaborator Gary Hatch, had some big ideas. THE PLAN Blake: We had gathered a rather large file of magazine articles, Instagram posts and catalogs that conveyed the direction we wanted to go. From there, Alice did her magic. We never would have paired a 20-million-year-old, petrifiedwood table with a Paul Smith striped bench—but Alice can do it and it looks incredible. BIG CHANGES? Blake: We were lucky and didn’t need to do any major renovations. We added the frequency-pattern wallpaper to the dining room, changed out four chandeliers and two sconces, removed a cabinet in the kitchen, put a fence around the pool and added a special door for our Maltese, Honey. FAVORITE THINGS Eve: The live-edge wooden breakfast table in a crescent shape. It brings an earthy feel to the kitchen. This is where we gather as a family for meals, where some of our most intense game nights take place and where some of our best conversations happen. Blake: The Nazca tunic, which is the first piece you see when you enter the home. The idea that a Peruvian was wearing this robe around the Ica Valley coast a thousand years before Columbus set sail—and that it

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has been passed down through so many generations — amazes me. I want to take it out of the frame and wear it, but Eve won’t let me. FAVORITE SPACES Eve: The kitchen. I love to cook, and our kitchen is set up so that I can cook while watching our children play outside. When the kids are older, they will be able to sit on the barstools and do their homework while we catch up on how their day went. There’s also a sitting area by a fireplace that makes a great spot for reading a book — when we’re able to find any free time. Blake: The great room. I love a good fireplace in the winter, and I love the way the sunlight plays through the room in the summer. There is also a Juliet balcony where Hutton likes to hide —or jump out and surprise us. ART BY HEART Blake: We both have to feel a connection to a piece, because it’s a very intimate thing to have something in your home that you see daily and that is such a noticeable and constant visual. We never collect art to fill a blank wall. GOOD MORNING Eve: Our children tend to dictate when our days get started and end. If we’re able to rise before they do, then a little morning meditation to clear the head always leads to a joyful and productive day. HOME SWEET HOME Blake: It’s refined and sophisticated while also being livable and functional. For instance, Alice had the couches re-covered with outdoor fabric to be able to withstand Hutton’s best efforts. We didn’t want the house to be a museum.


PREVIOUS SPREAD Homeowners Blake and Eve Wiley. Behind them, an Autobiography triptych by Robert Rauschenberg, made in 1968. The imagery within traces the artist’s life up to age 43, when the lithograph series was made. THIS SPREAD, opposite: Whitewashed pine ceilings, a stone fireplace and superior style: Designers Alice Cottrell and Gary Hatch devised a heady mix of contemporary art and furnishings, including reclining lounge chairs by de Sede, from Scott + Cooner, a Bright Group bench covered in Paul Smith’s Big Stripe fabric and a vintage Fortuny tripod lamp, background, from Sputnik Modern. LEFT In the entry, a tunic from the Nazca culture, from Sputnik Modern, likely made between 500 and 800 A.D.

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“WE DIDN’T WANT THE HOUSE TO BE A MUSEUM.” —HOMEOWNER BLAKE WILEY

THIS PAGE, top: In the combination kitchenbreakfast-sitting room, a roaring fire for crisp spring days and cold winter nights. The surround is steel. The lounge chairs and sofa are from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; the sofa is covered in outdoor fabric by Perennials so the family “can clean the SpaghettiOs off with Formula 409,” says interior designer Alice Cottrell. The coffee tables are by B&B Italia. In the foreground, left and right, a Bacco chair and barstools from Design Within Reach, all in kid-friendly Knoll vinyl. LEFT High, meet

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low: On a sleek credenza from West Elm, made with reclaimed shipping pallets, two exceptional blown-glass lamps made in the 1960s by La Murrina in Murano, Italy. The pair was found at Brown & Co. in Dallas. OPPOSITE PAGE Fine dining, indeed. Kelly Wearstler’s Cubist chandeliers dangle over a massive wooden table from Mecox. Around it, Bright Group’s Eno chairs and a vintage Dunbar wing chair, re-covered in Knoll Luxe’s Arezzo velvet. On the wall, Frequency wallpaper by Innovations.


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WORKS IT INSIDE THE PRIVATE–—AND RATHER PERSONAL–—OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF BRAND OFFICER OF THAT LITTLE TEAM CALLED THE COWBOYS

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hree years of my life, gone.” That pronouncement is followed by a deep laugh, which is followed by a flash of the iciest blue eyes, ever. Charlotte Jones Anderson has been a little busy. Cranes are swinging outside her office window in Frisco, all around The Star, the newly opened, 91-acre headquarters compound of the worldfamous Dallas Cowboys football team. The place gives new meaning to the word multifunctional: It boasts a 12,000-seat indoor football stadium, two outdoor football fields, a cafeteria, corporate offices for the Cowboys and rentable meeting spaces. Soon to come are a luxury gym, a private social club, restaurants, shops, an Omni hotel and a Baylor Scott & White sports-rehab facility. And you thought your to-do list was long. Anderson — her dad is Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager — has been on the project every shovelful of dirt along the way. She has worked for the Cowboys since 1989, the year after she graduated from Stanford University, and today she oversees everything from brand marketing and stadium design to community relations and the inimitable Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The Star has Anderson’s imprint all over it, from the sports facilities to the furnishings to the contemporary art collection, an extension of the one she and her mother, Gene Jones, so brilliantly oversee for AT&T Stadium. “There is nothing,” Anderson says, “that I didn’t sign off on. This was my baby.” Especially her office. Behind a pair of massive, Macassar-ebony pocket doors is Anderson’s inner sanctum, a virtually all-white space cut with more gleaming Macassar ebony at each end, as walls and shelves, and pops of bright blue, a nod to the Cowboys’ signature hue. Anderson’s office walks the line between modernist — clean-lined furnishings, contemporary art — and maximalist, with plush white carpeting and guest chairs upholstered in what looks like metallic white snakeskin. She was inspired, she says, by the office of mercurial magazine editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, a surprisingly soft and pretty space for such a hard-nosed character in an intense industry. That isn’t lost on Anderson: “I had to make something feminine out here,” she says — followed by that delicious, deep laugh again.

PREVIOUS SPREAD Room with a view: Anderson’s office overlooks The Star’s two full-sized practice fields, and northward onto Frisco. THIS PAGE, clockwise from top left: A trophy honoring The Star’s groundbreaking. “This is where fashion and football meet,” says the famously fashionable Anderson, of the shelf behind her desk. Anderson’s Donghia guest chairs, in gleaming, snakeskin-pattern metallic suede by Moore & Giles. The gold leather football was made for Anderson by friend and renowned decorator Kelly Wearstler.


THIS PAGE, clockwise from top left: Game balls and oversized replicas of rings, all related to the Dallas Cowboys’ Super Bowl wins. A memento of a trip celebrating a significant birthday last year. (Anderson studied in Florence and modeled for a time in Milan. Inside the box, custom Cowboys-logo M&Ms.) Wilson Associates veteran Jim Rimelspach designed Anderson’s office, furnishing it with an A. Rudin daybed, Holly Hunt’s Gryphon lounge chairs and acrylic side tables by Allan

Knight. (On the Macassar-ebony shelves, photos of Anderson with Bill Clinton, Warren Buffett, Laura Bush and Jamie Foxx. The painted and sewn works on the walls are by Sarah Crowner.) Anderson’s custom desk is by artisan Chris Wynn of Statement Furniture. (Anderson selected the Calacatta marble for the top. Wynn devised the polished stainlesssteel legs; one of them hides all the cords and cables. The carpeting is by Royce Silk & Wool Carpets in Austin.)

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Anderson’s office walks the line between modernist — the furnishings, the art — and maximalist, with plush white carpet and chairs upholstered in what looks like metallic white snakeskin.

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ABOVE Anderson’s command center, with a custom marble-and-steel desk by Statement Furniture in Dallas, guest chairs by Donghia and a work by conceptual artist Mel Bochner that Anderson spied at an Art Basel fair. She liked what it said — and that it was white, blue and black. What goes on the acrylic easel at far left? “Whatever project is coming next!” Anderson says. OPPOSITE Anderson in her office. The work behind her is by New York artist Sarah Crowner, who painted acrylic onto several raw canvases, cut them up, then sewed the random pieces into a perfect rectangle.


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8403 SWANANOAH ROAD

DALLAS, TX SOLD

BLUFFVIEW CONTEMPORARY Your dream of owning a brand-new, architecturally significant home in an upscale neighborhood is right before your eyes. This stunning Bluffview contemporary was recently built by Mark Siepiela of Design + Development and designed by Bentley Tibbs, AIA. As you enter through the custom, oversized steel-and-glass pivot front door, you are greeted by an open floor plan and beautiful walls of glass that allow natural light to pour into every room.

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4412 LORRAINE AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX $5,995,000

This newly constructed Mediterranean by Danes Custom Homes blends Santa Barbara style with modern influences and features 7,935 square feet of designer finishes. Outside, relax comfortably with a pool, spa, and climate controlled loggia. Amy and Michelle represent a diverse portfolio of properties in Dallas’ finest neighborhoods, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Bluffview, Devonshire, and Uptown.

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6210 WILLOW LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $3,975,000

NATURAL TRANQUILITY Nature is a calling card at this magnificent, European-style manse built by Steven Hild near Preston Road and Forest Lane in North Dallas. Reminiscent of a French country estate with its 10-foot ceilings, tile and hardwood floors, and real Venetian plaster walls, this sprawling, two-story home is graced on all sides by charming views of its natural setting. Think thick green foliage, soothing water features, mature trees, and a vast lake where ducks and geese cavort.

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10210 STRAIT LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $27,500,000

RARE MASTERPIECE It is the rarest of them all; a Phillip Johnson masterpiece, never to be repeated. Built in 1964, with an exquisite update completed in 2008, this light-filled home boasts elegant living spaces, a stunning double staircase, a unique dining room with an arched canopy, and five luxurious bedrooms. Nearly 7 park like acres include a modernist cabana, a pool, and a tennis court. This award-winner has been featured in books, magazines, and The New York Times.

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3525 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD

UNIVERSITY PARK, TX OFFERED AT $2,949,000

EXCEPTIONAL CLASSIC REVIVAL This stunning traditional home is situated on an oversized lot in University Park. The fantastic floor plan was designed to exude a timeless feeling of warmth and elegance, with comfort and functionality both inside and out. The façade of this classic residence is dominated by a two-story centered portico with a gable and four Tuscan columns. The second floor has three bedrooms, a master suite, and a large laundry suite – all with elevator access.

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6 GLENMEADOW COURT

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,300,000

LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITES Situated at the top of a private cul-de-sac in 24-hour guard-gated Glen Lakes, this gracious brick traditional features soaring ceilings, a grand staircase, and generous light-filled formals. In the main-floor master you'll find two water closets, a jetted tub, glass showers, and large walk-in closet. The upstairs master has a beverage bar, fireplace, and full bath. An outdoor patio, gleaming pool, and an expansive game room with a wet bar are perfect for entertaining.

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4657 BENAVENTE COURT

FORT WORTH, TX OFFERED AT $4,499,000

ENTERTAIN THE EXTRAORDINARY This extraordinary estate sits on more than 2 sprawling acres in luxurious Montserrat. Step into the grand foyer and take in the soaring ceilings and stunning stone and wood details. The private master retreat is downstairs and has a double-sided fireplace, sitting area, and spa-like bath. Entertain guests of all ages with a basketball court, batting cage, putting green, playground, multilevel diving pool, and outdoor kitchen complete with a smoker, grill, and refrigerator.

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140 N. CHARLES STREET

ALYS BEACH, FL OFFERED AT $6,200,000

ELEGANCE ON VACATION A private retreat in the ultimate urban coastal community of Alys Beach, Aspri Villa can accommodate everything from reunions of family and friends to secluded getaways with breezy elegance. Walk through arched doorways into this stunning compound that surrounds a private saltwater pool, waterfall, and rooftop spa. Once you walk the enchanting coral stone tile halls or spend a day beneath the Medjool date palms, you will not want to leave.

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4229 EDMONDSON AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX PENDING

CLEAN-LINED FRENCH STYLE Built in 2001 by Ventura Custom Homes, this French-style home has beautiful clean lines and a symmetrical floor plan. The marble entry hall is flanked by a living room and a library, both of which have cast-stone mantels, herringbone fireplaces, custom millwork, and tall casement windows. A dramatic curved staircase serves as the focal point of the light-filled cross hall, a space that creates an efficient flow for entertaining.

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TOMMY PENNINGTON GROUP 1833 BROKEN BEND DRIVE

WESTLAKE, TX

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OFFERED AT $2,695,000

PRISTINE GREEN SPACE Nestled at the back of gated Glenwyck Farms is this amazing 2-acre estate with a resort-style swimming pool and a tennis court. Entertain and relax in the spectacular outdoor living spaces boasting views of the pristine backyard with mature trees and a private neighborhood greenbelt. Inside is a spa-like master suite, an oversized game room, and multiple areas to host gatherings and events. Magnificent designer upgrades and custom details are found throughout. Acclaimed Carroll ISD or Westlake Academy schools are nearby.

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3808 BRYN MAWR DRIVE

UNIVERSITY PARK, TX OFFERED AT $2,195,000

TRADITIONAL WITH A MODERN TWIST Located on one of the most sought-after streets in the fairway of University Park, this beautiful custom home is a contemporary take on traditional style with European influences. The open floor plan uses natural elements to create a warm and inviting space and seamlessly connects the main living areas, including a stately library and a chef’s kitchen. The elegant master suite has a private terrace overlooking the sparkling pool and spa.

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4441 S. VERSAILLES AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX OFFERED AT $8,495,000

IDYLLIC FRENCH ESTATE Situated on a beautiful corner lot in a one-of-a-kind location overlooking Versailles Park, this French Regency style home is authentic in design and unsurpassed in quality. The beautiful stone exterior, iron doors and balconies, and expansive windows have been enhanced by lush landscaping by Los Angeles landscape architect Diana Green. Landscape design and installation, extensive lighting, an antique exterior door, fountains, and a beautiful pool complete the package for this magical retreat.

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PRESTON HOLLOW AREA SOLD

UNIQUE DETAILS Finding the right buyer for a property brings joy to both buyer and seller. Marketing estate properties takes a certain set of skills: understanding and appreciating fine homes and their construction and finishes, energetic and creative advertising, discretion and sensitivity to the clients' lives and personal information, and knowing qualified potential buyers. When these things come together, the result is a seamless, positive experience for everyone.

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LISA BESSERER 2300 WOLF STREET STONELEIGH RESIDENCES

DALLAS, TX

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PRESENTING RESIDENCES AT THE STONELEIGH Embrace remarkable quality and sweeping views of Dallas from these new designer-finished homes ranging from $1.5M and up. This exclusive building has rare secure elevator access to each home and astonishing facilities for entertaining. An amenity rich, full-service lifestyle awaits you each day with a 24/7 concierge, valet, a banquet room with a fully equipped kitchen and bar, a heated pool, a spa, grills, a fitness center, his-and-hers steam rooms, and a dry sauna.

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1918 N. OLIVE STREET #4201

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $16,500,000

ICONIC MUSEUM TOWER PENTHOUSE Imagine a sleek, contemporary lounge that dissolves the boundary between indoors and out, or a sparkling plunge pool that creates the image of swimming among the clouds. With 8,449 square feet of interior living space, a 907-squarefoot terrace, and the potential for another 5,600 square feet on the rooftop, Penthouse 42 represents a singular opportunity to envision and create the ultimate residence in the sky—where panoramic skyline views meet a personally curated lifestyle.

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5828 WOODLAND DRIVE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $5,200,000

FRENCH PROVENร‡AL DREAM Located in Preston Hollow, this home is reminiscent of French Provenรงal architecture with its pitched slate roof, ivy covered stone, and limestone exterior walls. Inside is a spectacular 11,476 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms, and five full and three half baths. The interiors were remodeled in 2008 and include special lighting for artwork, handcrafted moldings, custom millwork, and museum-quality walls. The generous and well-manicured grounds are ideal for outdoor entertaining.

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3505 TURTLE CREEK BOULEVARD, #18C

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $4,500,000

VENDOME PENTHOUSE This incomparable two-story Vendome penthouse is perfectly located to enjoy the serenity of Turtle Creek and the energy of Uptown and Downtown. A private elevator opens directly into this fabulously appointed 6,600-squarefoot home. Exotic woods, marbles, and exquisitely inlaid flooring enhance the beauty of this unique home and complement panoramic views of Dallas.

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3211 DREXEL DRIVE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX OFFERED AT $2,399,000

TIMELESS IN HIGHLAND PARK This new construction home incorporates timeless style, current design, and luxurious amenities. The well-planned and equipped kitchen has a cozy morning room and fireplace and opens to the den. Four spacious bedrooms with en-suite baths and a large game room are on the second floor. A third-floor suite has a bedroom, full bath, and a sitting room. This home enjoys an outstanding Highland Park location and is elevator ready.

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3828 GREENBRIER DRIVE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $3,790,000

TIMELESS TRANSITIONAL This new construction masterpiece from Greenwell Homes blends timeless materials and cutting-edge amenities to create a home that can showcase fine antiques or modern art with ease. From the reclaimed tile roof to limestone, hickory, and pecan floors, chic Danby marble, and sleek steel doors, attention to every detail is evident. The floor plan is designed for modern living and entertaining, and the design is meant to stand the test of time.

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5244 STONEGATE ROAD

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,875,000

EXCEPTIONAL CONTEMPORARY This sleek contemporary sits on over half an acre in the highly sought-after Bluffview area of Dallas. The crisp white brick exterior, with its gracious front porch and standing seam metal roof, tells us that behind the red double doors is an exciting home. The open, two-story entry is flooded with natural light and looks onto the lovely pool and outdoor living space beyond.

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3606 PRINCETON AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX OFFERED AT $2,950,000

UPDATED 1925 TUDOR This extraordinary Highland Park 1925 Tudor is fully updated with a bright open floor plan, a commercial-grade kitchen, vaulted ceilings in the living room, a beautiful covered patio, and a secluded pool for grand entertaining. With over 7,000 square feet of luxury detail, you’ll enjoy five oversized bedrooms, an impressive media room, and intimate spaces to unwind. Make memories around the table in the formal dining, or head outdoors to the landscaped lawn.

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CARLA WHITEFIELD 5760 BERNAY LANE

PLANO, TX

OFFERED AT $975,000

Sales Associate 713-657-0946 cwhitefield@briggsfreeman.com

LUXURIOUS CUSTOM ESTATE Exceptional quality estate designed by Mark Molthan Custom Homes, and situated in the affluent North Plano-Legacy corridor along North Texas Tollway in Plano ISD. The gracious 5,052-square-foot interior boasts luxury finishes and open living areas with walls of windows that bring the outdoors in. The incredible master has a spa-like bath and huge custom closet. Other amenities include a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, an outdoor patio, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a three-car garage.

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2216 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD

FORT WORTH, TX OFFERED AT $989,000

LUXURY AND CHARM Stunning Berkeley Tudor was recently taken down to the studs for a complete remodel and addition, yet it still retains its original charm. Bright and airy floor plan boasts over 4,100 square feet with countless designer upgrades, gorgeous millwork, vaulted and exposed beam ceilings, a gourmet marble kitchen, three living areas, four bedrooms (each with private bath), oversized laundry/craft room, media room, office, and separate guest apartment. The entire interior has been thoughtfully updated and remodeled with impeccable finishes for today’s modern luxuries.

ASHLEY MOORING Executive Vice President 817-706-6344 amooring@briggsfreeman.com

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MEREDITH FERRELL Executive Vice President 214-868-1177 mferrell@briggsfreeman.com

BRENDA RAY 4525 FAIRWAY AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX OFFERED AT $1,199,000

Senior Vice President 214-864-9070 bray@briggsfreeman.com

LOW-MAINTENANCE BEAUTY Designed for low-maintenance living, this gorgeous Highland Park home includes an elevator, a beautifully landscaped lawn, and a private outdoor living space. Clean lines, bright interiors, and an abundance of natural light are found throughout, as well as hardwood floors and tall ceilings. The gourmet kitchen has marble counters, stainless appliances, and outdoor views. Relax in the handsome first-floor study or the master suite with a spa-like bath and oversized custom closet.

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4500 ROLAND AVENUE #801

HIGHLAND PARK, TX OFFERED AT $2,295,000

RENOWNED HIGHLAND PARK PENTHOUSE This Loyd Paxton–designed penthouse was featured in Architectural Digest for its 270-degree skyline views and dramatic high-end touches that the publication described as “a tour de force of interior architecture.” Perched atop the entire top floor of the coveted Park Plaza – one of only two high-rise buildings in all of Highland Park – the building stands tall in a prime location near Lemmon Avenue and all things Dallas. The light-filled interiors are as stunning as they are inviting.

LIBBY NORWOOD Vice President 214-502-3293 lnorwood@briggsfreeman.com

MEREDITH HOUSTON

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Vice President 469-774-2936 mhouston@briggsfreeman.com


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JAMES KEOUGHAN Senior Vice President 972-523-9740 jkeoughan@briggsfreeman.com

1245 WESTWYCK COURT

SOUTHLAKE, TX OFFERED AT $2,499,000

CUSTOM SPANISH REVIVAL This Spanish revival residence will soon be taking shape in the newest addition of the prestigious Westwyck Hills subdivision. Ashwood Homes & Distinctive Dwellings are coming together to create a masterly design that will boast an open floor plan for family living and endless amenities that will leave nothing to be desired. The finishing touches are left to your discretion ... Now it’s your turn to finish molding this into your dream home!

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4221 BRYN MAWR DRIVE

UNIVERSITY PARK, TX SOLD – REPRESENTED BUYER

EASY LIVING AT ITS BEST This home offers family living at its best in the Park Cities. Exquisite materials add richness and depth throughout. The perfectly designed floor plan features high ceilings, generously proportioned rooms, multiple fireplaces, a downstairs guest suite, and a sunny kitchen/family room that provide a fabulous backdrop for easy living in a superb location.

LUCY JOHNSON Senior Vice President 214-616-1288 ljohnson@briggsfreeman.com 102 B MAGAZINE — SPRING + SUMMER 2017


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SHELL STEGALL

3800 NORMANDY AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX OFFERED AT $3,342,000

CALIFORNIA CONTEMPORARY

Broker Associate Senior Vice President 214-577-7676 sstegall@briggsfreeman.com

WANDA HOOTEN

Vice President 214-738-7829 whooten@briggsfreeman.com

Located in the prestigious Mount Vernon enclave of Highland Park, this contemporary home manages to be inviting and gracious while still standing out in its bold, unique style – perfect for the homeowner who is more of a trendsetter than trend follower. This one-of-a-kind home is a stunning example of the primary goal of California Modernism: to bring the outdoors inside. From sunrise to sunset, gentle rays of light flood in through the broad, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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4915 NASHWOOD LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,450,000

ENTERTAIN WITH EASE Conveniently located in the highly coveted Forestcrest Estates neighborhood, this stunning five-bedroom contemporary sits on an oversized 0.473-acre lot. Designed for entertaining, the open-concept layout easily flows from formal gatherings in the dining room overlooking the glass wine cellar to informal gatherings outside on the massive covered veranda that overlooks the sparkling pool and landscaped lawn. Light and bright interiors are clean, crisp, and ready to entertain.

CHAD SCHULIN Senior Vice President 214-529-1758 cschulin@briggsfreeman.com

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Senior Vice President 817-235-8260 nluker@briggsfreeman.com

150 LILAC LANE

SOUTHLAKE, TX

BRIAN LUKER

OFFERED AT $1,899,000

Senior Vice President 817-919-9729 bluker@briggsfreeman.com

WELL-APPOINTED MEDITERRANEAN Boldness and beauty come together at 150 Lilac Lane, a spectacular six-bedroom Mediterranean-style home. It lacks nothing with a master retreat, top-of-the-line kitchen, sublime loggia, and heated pool and spa. Additional features include a wet bar, a large utility room with a folding area, a three-car garage, and a large motor court big enough for an RV. 1 2

3625 SUNRISE RANCH ROAD

SOUTHLAKE, TX

SOLD

TRANSITIONAL SHOWPIECE No expense was spared on this elegant, open-concept, transitional home offering a grand lifestyle in the Cliffs at Clariden Ranch. Double iron front doors welcome family and friends to a stunning interior, showcasing high-quality finishes such as hand-scraped hardwood floors and fabulous crown moldings. Light fixtures throughout the home were chosen to complement every room with style. Inviting living areas and three dining areas combine to create amazing spaces to relax and entertain guests. 2

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16489 COUNTY ROAD 665

COLLIN COUNTY, TX OFFERED AT $8,950,000

LONE OAK RANCH Lone Oak is a beautiful ranch compound assembled over the years by the well-known former head of Dr Pepper. The amazing main house, 5-acre lake, and cattle and horse facilities are all first class and almost impossible to reproduce. The headquarters is centered around the spectacular 5,885-square-foot log home constructed of wood logs from Utah, a duplex guest house, and a swimming pool.

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HARLAN RAY Broker Associate Executive Vice President 214-908-7770 hray@briggsfreeman.com

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DALE RANCH

PARKER COUNTY, TX OFFERED AT $15,500,000

THE DALE RANCH The Dale Ranch is a high-fenced ranch that is comprised of 2,010 acres in Parker, Wise, and Jack Counties. It is a turnkey first-class ranch located just outside of Fort Worth and Weatherford. It includes deer breeding pens, selective brush clearings, food plots, and an extensive deer management program. A magnificent stone home sits majestically in view of the coastal field and the property’s 35-acre lake, which is stocked with bass and catfish.

TRIO TEXAS RANCH

DENTON COUNTY, TX OFFERED AT $9,000,000

TRIO TEXAS RANCH Trio Texas Ranch is a combination residential retreat and cattle ranch situated on a 68-acre hilltop with 360-degree views of Lake Ray Roberts, beautiful scattered hardwood trees, and rolling topography. The 16,466-square-foot main residence was designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining and includes a 12-seat media room, a gym designed for volleyball and basketball, an eat-in kitchen, and a large great room with a wood-burning fireplace and perfect views of the pool and lake.

DAVID BURGHER

HARLAN RAY

Broker Associate Executive Vice President 214-213-8715 dburgher@briggsfreeman.com

Broker Associate Executive Vice President 214-908-7770 hray@briggsfreeman.com

TYLER THOMAS

BARBARA KURILECZ

Sales Associate 214-718-2800 tthomas@briggsfreeman.com

214-502-8464 Sales Associate bkurilecz@briggsfreeman.com

CLAYTON WARREN Sales Associate 214-493-1056 cwarren@briggsfreeman.com

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5131 SHADYWOOD LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $6,995,000

ARTFUL LIVING Resting on over an acre in the heart of Bluffview, this stunning five-bedroom estate offers gracious rooms lined with crisp white walls and mahogany moldings, soft archways, the finest pin spot lighting, and artfully designed dark wood floors. An elevator delivers you to the second floor, which boasts the sophisticated home theater and luxurious master suite. Enjoy sprawling views of the grass-filled grounds, complete with a sparkling pool, fountain, and outdoor living area.

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5011 SHADYWOOD LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $9,749,000

PICTURESQUE GROUNDS This stunning contemporary is lined with floor-toceiling windows that welcome scenic views of the picturesque grounds and an abundance of natural light. The bright and airy interiors of this five-bedroom estate include a great room, den, and a beautiful downstairs master suite. Tucked among sprawling oak trees, the meticulously landscaped backyard was designed for hosting even the grandest of celebrations and boasts an outdoor living space, pool, cabana, and sport court.

CAROLINE SUMMERS Executive Vice President 214-597-7513 csummers@briggsfreeman.com


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3636 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD

4433 BORDEAUX AVENUE

OFFERED AT $4,790,000

OFFERED AT $3,900,000

DALLAS, TX

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HIGHLAND PARK, TX

MODERN MASTERPIECE IN UNIVERSITY PARK

REFINED ELEGANCE WITH EXQUISITE UPDATES

This architecturally significant home is a Frank Welch and George Woo modern masterpiece, with meticulous updates and renovations. The threelevel interior has matchstick rift-cut white oak ceilings; a stunning elevator; and an abundance of beautiful woodwork details, craftsmanship, and customization. Features that make this home great for entertaining and family living include a new pool, bocce ball court, a studio loft, and a fantastic outdoor living area.

Sitting on prestigious Bordeaux Avenue in the heart of Highland Park, this classic Georgian estate reflects its 1930s roots and has been enhanced with meticulous updates and renovations. The home exudes refined elegance with symmetrical lines, exquisite hardwoods, dentil crown molding, an elegant winding staircase, and the finest Geron hardware. Quality craftsmanship and state-of-the-art conveniences have been meticulously incorporated, along with a thoughtful layout that will impress even the most discerning of buyers.

CAROLINE SUMMERS Executive Vice President 214-597-7513 csummers@briggsfreeman.com

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748 DEFOREST ROAD

COPPELL, TX

OFFERED AT $1,699,000

PARK-LIKE SETTING Situated behind gates on 5 acres of heavily wooded property, this exclusive and private estate boasts amazing views of its park-like surroundings.

PATTI WINCHESTER Senior Vice President 972-322-5010 pwinchester@briggsfreeman.com

MAUREEN STEITLE Senior Vice President 972-333-4996 msteitle@briggsfreeman.com

6323 KARENS COURT

FRISCO, TX

OFFERED AT $2,500,000

PRIVATE RESORT Private and beautiful, in one of Frisco’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Starwood. The discerning buyer will appreciate every detail of this custom estate. 110 B MAGAZINE — SPRING + SUMMER 2017


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MISSY WOEHR

DALLAS, TX

Broker Associate Executive Vice President - Platinum 214-418-6867 mwoehr@briggsfreeman.com

OFFERED AT $2,399,000

ARTS DISTRICT PENTHOUSE Experience Downtown condominium living inside one of the city’s premier communities. This 23rd-floor penthouse delivers an open concept residence with the finest of finishes. No expense was spared to achieve a world-class living environment, including museum-finished walls, motorized window shades, state-of-the-art home electronics and automation, and an advanced lighting system. The gourmet kitchen is a full-height, all-lacquer Bulthaup kitchen with stunning, unobstructed views of downtown Dallas and beyond.

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DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $2,335,420

FIVE-STAR AMENITIES A rare opportunity in the elegant Ritz-Carlton of Dallas, this custom combination home features three bedrooms, three full baths, one half bath, exquisite custom finishes, motorized shades, outdoor terraces, and sweeping views of Uptown Dallas. Two marble-clad fireplaces anchor both living areas and the gourmet kitchens offer exceptional storage and two utility areas. Five-star amenities include hotel room service, a private resort pool, 24-hour security, a concierge, and valet in phenomenal Uptown Dallas.

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7219 BAXTERSHIRE DRIVE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $895,000

METICULOUS SOPHISTICATION Sophistication abounds in this meticulously remodeled architect’s home. The open floor plan offers three bedrooms, three baths, three living areas, a two-car garage, and a pool. The gourmet kitchen has granite, stainless appliances, a gas cooktop, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The baths have been completely updated and feature oversized showers, Italian tile, and marble. Elegant materials including rift-sawn white oak cabinets, whitewashed hardwoods, and recessed lighting create the perfect ambiance for entertaining and displaying art.

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2916 BALLATER COURT

THE COLONY, TX OFFERED AT $675,000

INVITATION TO EXCELLENCE Beautiful two-story traditional built in 2015 by American Legend and located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Tullemore Meadows at The Tribute. Light and bright with soaring ceilings, this home features four bedrooms, with master and second bedroom down, four full baths, study, game room, media room, and three-car garage. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining, with a gourmet kitchen opening to a family room with fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the patio and a large fenced backyard. The Tribute is a planned community located next to Lake Lewisville and boasts wonderful amenities, including hike and bike trails and access to desirable K-8 STEM school.

DIXEY ARTERBURN Sales Associate 214-232-5054 darterburn@briggsfreeman.com

JANNA SCHICK Sales Associate 214-354-2115 jschick@briggsfreeman.com


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1854 POST OAK PLACE

WESTLAKE, TX

OFFERED AT $3,895,000

JEFF WATSON

VAQUERO ESTATE

Executive Vice President 817-501-1923 jwatson@briggsfreeman.com

Overlooking a private greenbelt area in the guard-gated neighborhood of Vaquero sits this stunning estate home. An elegant entry spills into a spacious foyer with a curved staircase and opens to the formal living and dining rooms finished with marble floors and beautiful light fixtures. The well-equipped kitchen features a separate prep kitchen and opens to the family room and casual dining area, which overlooks the outdoor patio and pool.

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CHERYL STALEY Senior Vice President 817-939-7131 cstaley@briggsfreeman.com

2208 VAQUERO ESTATES BOULEVARD

WESTLAKE, TX

OFFERED AT $3,690,000

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HILL COUNTRY ELEGANCE A spectacular Hill Country-styled estate home, 2208 Vaquero Estates Boulevard is situated on a 1.7-acre lot overlooking the golf course in the guard-gated neighborhood of Vaquero. This home offers contemporary style and comfortable elegance. A private master suite features a spacious relaxation room with patio access; a separate study; large his-and-hers walk-in closets; and an en-suite bath with a steam shower, soaking tub, and dual vanities.

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251 N. OAK BRANCH ROAD

WAXAHACHIE, TX PRICE UPON REQUEST

AN EQUESTRIAN’S DREAM This Victorian equestrian estate is comprised of more than 35 acres of pristine pasture, gardens, and woods. The nearly 6,500-square-foot main house is surrounded by gingerbread-trimmed porches. Features include a chef’s kitchen; a Victorian carriage house; an art studio; and gorgeous materials including pine, cork, slate, and Italian marble. Pursue your equestrian dreams with a 10-stall stable, clubroom, full bath, tack room, arena, six large paddocks with shelters, and a 750-square-foot apartment for trainers and guests.

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60,000 ACRES

COAHUILA, MEXICO

SOLD – PRIVATE SALE, REPRESENTED BUYER & SELLER

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL Breathtakingly beautiful, this property in the well-known ranching area of Cd. M. Muzquiz in northern Coahuila, Mexico, is located in the El Carmen-Big Bend region, a cross border mega-corridor between the Mexican states of Coahuila and Chihuahua and Texas in the United States. It is one of the largest, wildest, and most biologically diverse areas in North America. The terrain is full of beautiful valleys and canyons bordered by scenic mountains.

JAMES SAMMONS III Broker Associate 214-701-1970 jsammons@briggsfreeman.com


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Vice President 214-725-1451 dduvall@briggsfreeman.com

4529 NORTH VERSAILLES AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX

OFFERED AT $2,250,000

GEORGIAN GEM This Highland Park Georgian gem is just steps away from the magnificent Flippen-Versailles Park, Bradfield Elementary, and Highland Park Village. It has been completely remodeled with a wide open center hall plan and an abundance of light. Enjoy sunny days with family and friends around the spectacular Ann Sacks–tiled saltwater pool, playing putt-putt, or making use of the outdoor Lynx grill. The family room overlooks the gorgeous landscaped backyard and offers views of the pool and its up-lit sculpture. 1

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11015 ROYALSHIRE DRIVE

DALLAS, TX SOLD

EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN This absolutely spectacular Shaw Development Group Preston Hollow contemporary home has a steel floating staircase, white oak floors, rift-cut custom cabinetry, Danby and quartz infinity-edge counters, and museum-finished walls. The open, light-filled floor plan offers seamless transitions for effortless entertaining from the interior to the exterior living areas, backyard, and pool. Exceptional construction and design at its best.

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6657 CRESTWAY COURT

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,085,000

EASY ELEGANCE Drawing the line between transitional and traditional, this sleek updated home features a formal library with fireplace, living room with fireplace opening to dining room, kitchen opening to family and breakfast room, four spacious bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, master with separate baths and closets, safe room, excellent storage, four-car garage, and large motor court. Enjoy picturesque views of the easily maintained landscape including putting green, covered and uncovered patios with cook station, and mosquito mister.

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5800 ARMSTRONG PARKWAY

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $3,850,000

CURATED TREASURE Hand-selected treasures from all over the world enhance this exceptional Park Cities home, designed with the perfect combination of formality and comfort by architect Richard Drummond Davis. Landscape designer Robert Bellamy created picturesque garden views that can be enjoyed from almost every room. All 7,792 square feet invite you to enjoy five bedrooms, six baths, two powders, living, great room, library, sun room, ultimate gourmet kitchen, mud room, craft/ exercise room, an approximately 800-square-foot third level serviced by an elevator, and a porte cochere leading to a large motor court with three-car garage and a full apartment.

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DONA ROBINSON

1211 PERDENALAS TRAIL

Vice President, Broker Associate 214-906-7069 drobinson@briggsfreeman.com

WESTLAKE, TX

OFFERED AT $3,699,995

EVERYTHING FOR ENTERTAINING

GABRIELLA MILLER Vice President 214-212-1707 gmiller@briggsfreeman.com

The minute you step inside this custom home on a stunning 1-acre lot, you know you’re somewhere special. Features include gorgeous wood and stone floors, unique brick and rough-hewn cedar wood- beamed ceilings, and a gourmet kitchen with a center island and large breakfast bar. The exceptional floor plan was built for entertaining with a downstairs media room, open living area, and a private study. Outside find lush landscaping, a pool, covered patio, grill, and fireplace.

SUSAN MATHEWS Vice President 817-653-0200 smathews@briggsfreeman.com

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2029 VALENCIA COVE

WESTLAKE, TX

OFFERED AT $2,388,000

SPECTACULAR SUNSETS Guests flow through this home as easily as the breeze coming through the covered outdoor entertaining areas that connect to indoor living spaces. This spacious one-story home has soaring ceilings and rich hardwood floors, and it offers elegant appointments and thoughtful details throughout. Positioned at the highest elevation within the gated community of Granada, the sunsets are breathtaking, whether you are floating in the pool or enjoying a glass of wine in your spectacular chef’s kitchen.

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4133 BRUNSWICK DRIVE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $990,000

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY This new construction home in Midway Hollow enjoys a fabulous location close to wonderful private schools and an open and spacious floor plan that was designed for endless entertaining. All five bedrooms have their own en-suite baths, and living areas and utility rooms are located on the first and second floors. The gourmet kitchen is outfitted with stainless Thermador appliances and custom cabinetry.

4428 WINDSOR PARKWAY

UNIVERSITY PARK, TX OFFERED AT $2,295,000

HEART OF UNIVERSITY PARK Sitting on a gorgeous tree-lined street in University Park is this exquisite five-bedroom Tudor. The gracious open floor plan was designed for effortless entertaining and includes a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, stunning hardwoods, a spalike master suite, and an outdoor kitchen and sparkling pool. Many conveniences include a 2016 air filtration system, a MosquitoNix system, an elevator, and more. Just steps from Germany Park for track, tennis, or the playground.

ASHLI CLEMENTS Sales Associate 214-542-8244 aclements@briggsfreeman.com

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CLAY BRANTS Broker Associate, Executive Vice President 817-980-9500 cbrants@briggsfreeman.com

LAURIE BRANTS Sales Associate, Executive Vice President 817-919-9110 lbrants@briggsfreeman.com

7100 MATLOCK ROAD

GRANBURY, TX

OFFERED AT $1,685,000

ACRES OF ELEGANCE This exquisite home, built by David Lewis Builders, rests on 30 meticulously maintained acres just 35 miles from Fort Worth and approximately 65 miles from Dallas. Timeless aesthetics and elegant simplicity carry throughout every detail, including the dry-stack stone walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, and distinct flooring. Custom cabinets, granite and unique tile highlight the kitchen and bathrooms. Over 800 square feet of covered porches offer expansive views of gorgeous mature oak trees, ponds, open pastures, and all types of wildlife. Improvements include a newly constructed hay barn, a horse barn with six stalls and quarters, a lighted arena, a heated pool, and water wells. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a beautiful, private, and well-cared-for property in close proximity to Dallas-Fort Worth.

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7326 LAKEWOOD BOULEVARD

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,950,000

MODERN MASTERPIECE A modern contemporary masterpiece set on one of the best streets in Lakewood. Pristine views of White Rock Lake, plus easy access to biking-jogging trails. Special details include an open-concept floor plan, museumgrade finished walls, glass railings on all staircases, and a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, two sinks, walnut cabinetry, and marble countertops. A catering kitchen, media room, and wet bar with wine storage are ideal for entertaining.

ROBBY STURGEON Senior Vice President 214-533-6633 rsturgeon@briggsfreeman.com

7507 GREENBRIER DRIVE

DALLAS, TX

SOLD – LISTED FOR $1,599,999

OVERSIZED LOT IN HPISD This lovely, one-story ranch home is situated on an oversized lot filled with fabulous trees. Inside, an excellent floor plan includes a large entry hall, gracious formals, pretty hardwood floors, two woodburning fireplaces, and a split fourth bedroom. With an ideal location on a beautiful block, you won’t be able to resist the appeal of this charming home.

JUDY SESSIONS Senior Vice President 214-354-5556 jsessions@briggsfreeman.com

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9500 INWOOD ROAD

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $2,655,000

FAIRY-TALE CHARM This charming three-bedroom home in Sunnybrook Estates is the key to the fairy-tale ending. The 1.5-story wood and Austin stone manse was built in 1936 and completely remodeled, right down to the studs, six years ago. The 1-acre lot is situated securely behind electric gates and includes beautifully landscaped grounds designed by Robert Bellamy. In the backyard, there’s an oval-shaped pool with limestone edges, as well as a guest house.

FAISAL HALUM Executive Vice President - Platinum 214-240-2575 fhalum@briggsfreeman.com

66 BRAEWOOD PLACE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $3,879,000

ELEGANT FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE Elegant French Country Estate located in the sought-after gated community of Glen Abbey. The home features 10,793 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, five full and five half baths, extraordinary reclaimed oak floors, antique fixtures, soaring beamed ceilings, stone wall accents, two first-floor masters, a large game room and media room, and a cozy library with an intimate fireplace. The private backyard has a pool, spa, sport court, fountains, fireplace, and grill.

FAISAL HALUM Executive Vice President - Platinum 214-240-2575 fhalum@briggsfreeman.com

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6046 DELOACHE AVENUE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $2,225,000

DISTINGUISHED RESTORATION Distinguished for its character and elegance, this fourbedroom traditional on prestigious Deloache Avenue has been meticulously restored and expanded. Gracious living at its best. The spacious, 4,948-square-foot home is flooded with natural light and boasts four living areas and three wood-burning fireplaces. The chef's kitchen has stainless appliances, a Viking six-burner cooktop, two dishwashers, and a Delft tile backsplash. A charming brick patio overlooks towering trees and lush landscaping.

GAYLE JOHANSEN Senior Vice President 214-662-5455 gjohansen@briggsfreeman.com

4851 HARRY'S LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $4,600,000

INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE In North Texas, luxury real estate is expected to have beauty, style, exclusivity, and, of course, prominent architecture. Dallas has always had many of the best modern homes in the country and this is one of them. Set on an acre, this stunning contemporary was built by award-winning Ron Smith with Quorum Custom Homes. This lovely home offers the finest in design, countless entertaining amenities, and walls of glass assuring connection to the beautiful gardens.

GAYLE JOHANSEN Senior Vice President 214-662-5455 gjohansen@briggsfreeman.com

BECKY FREY

Executive Vice President - Platinum 214-536-4727 bfrey@briggsfreeman.com

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4647 S. VERSAILLES AVENUE

HIGHLAND PARK, TX OFFERED AT $1,495,000

LIVING BY DESIGN This classic West Highland Park home has the perfect flexible floor plan for today’s modern family. Featuring beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout both levels, this light-filled home offers a formal living and dining room and an open cook’s kitchen with granite counters and stainless Viking appliances. A downstairs study with its own separate entrance creates an ideal private workspace and the spacious master suite offers an oversized walk-in closet.

GAYLE JOHANSEN Senior Vice President 214-662-5455 gjohansen@briggsfreeman.com

14308 HUGHES LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $3,297,000

A TOUCH OF FRANCE Nestled in the heart of exclusive Williamsburg, this stately home was redesigned in 1999 by noted architect Robbie Fusch to emulate a French chateau. Exquisite features include carved doors, hand-painted murals, rare marble fireplace surrounds imported from France, a downstairs master with French doors, two marble bathrooms, and huge walk-in closets. Other amenities include a library with leaded glass doors and a four-car garage. The tranquil pool, spa, and cabana are the pièce de résistance.

GAYLE JOHANSEN Senior Vice President 214-662-5455 gjohansen@briggsfreeman.com

BROOKE ALTEMORE

Sales Associate 214-232-8212 baltemore@briggsfreeman.com

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Properties 1309 BILTMORE DRIVE

SOUTHLAKE, TX OFFERED AT $2,499,000

EXCEPTIONAL STYLE Find exceptional quality and style throughout this custom home in Westwyck Hills. Beautiful entertaining spaces include an intimate wine room and an inviting living area with a vaulted beamed ceiling, rich hand-scraped hardwood floors, and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. The exquisite master suite has a luxurious bath, coffee bar with refrigerator, large custom closet, and adjoining exercise room.

MARILYN NEWTON Vice President 817-846-7600 mnewton@briggsfreeman.com

6 ASHMERE COURT

DALLAS, TX SOLD

INVITATION HOME Built by James Darnell in gated Glen Lakes, this inviting traditional welcomes you into a gracious formal living room with tall ceilings, a bay window, and built-ins. The gourmet chef's kitchen has granite counters, a walk-in pantry, and a charming breakfast room. The den has a wet bar, gas fireplace, and beautiful courtyard views. Master suite includes his-and-hers granite baths and a jetted tub.

MARTHA MILLER Senior Vice President 214-769-4457 mmiller@briggsfreeman.com

4510 CASCADES SHORELINE DRIVE

TYLER, TX

OFFERED AT $2,595,000

RELAXED ELEGANCE This stunning contemporary French residence offers a triumphant blend of old world design with new world elegance and comfort. It's located 90 miles east of Dallas overlooking Bellwood Lake. Membership is available to the Cascades Country Club, which features fine dining, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor tennis, and one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in East Texas.

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4412 WINDSOR RIDGE DRIVE

IRVING, TX

OFFERED AT $2,350,000

EXCLUSIVE LUXURY Step through the dramatic double volume entrance into this extraordinary estate in the exclusive luxury gated Enclave at Windsor Ridge. The living room features incredible views of the large terrace, pool, and spectacular third hole of the TPC Four Seasons golf course. On the second floor find a fabulous master suite, large secondary bedrooms, and a playroom. The lower level has a large game room, theater, bar, and wine room.

POGIR

BRANDON HAWKINS

Senior Vice President 214-244-3103 pogir@briggsfreeman.com

Vice President 214-206-7778 bhawkins@briggsfreeman.com

1243 OVERLOOK DRIVE

WHITNEY, TX

OFFERED AT $675,000

PRISTINE LAKE VIEWS Just steps from the water, this stunning Lake Whitney traditional boasts pristine lake views on over 1.2 lush acres. Located in the coveted gated community of White Bluff Resort, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath offers over 4,500 square feet of luxury entertaining space including gourmet kitchen, a large game/media room, and multistory covered terraces with an outdoor fireplace.

ASHLI CLEMENTS Sales Associate 214-542-8244 aclements@briggsfreeman.com

5600 PLANTATION CIRCLE

PLANO, TX

OFFERED AT $2,395,000

COVETED RETREAT This recently renovated luxury retreat in highly sought-after Willow Bend Country is set on over an acre and hosts an 8,424-square-foot traditional-styled residence accompanied by a resort-like backyard with a cabana, pool, swim-up bar, and three spas. The free-flowing, prominent first-floor footprint supports entertaining on any scale – large or intimate. Unique amenities of this perfect family home include the master and two bedrooms on the first level, a wine cellar, a media room, and a grand entertaining salon.

CHAD SCHULIN

Senior Vice President 214-529-1758 cschulin@briggsfreeman.com 125


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11714 PINE FOREST DRIVE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,375,000

POGIR Senior Vice President 214-244-3103 pogir@briggsfreeman.com

SPECTACULAR SOFT CONTEMPORARY Spectacular soft contemporary home designed by noted architect that managed the branch office of I.M. Pei & Partners firm during the design development of Dallas City Hall. Updated and meticulously maintained by the current owners, you’ll love the dramatic vaulted skylight entrance with incredible views through the spacious living room to the beautiful gardens and lake.

2514 CONVERSE STREET

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $3,000,000

DESIGN DISTRICT DRAMA This extremely unique live/work property is located in the highly soughtafter Dallas Design District North. This custom three-story residence is filled with stunning details, including a dramatic steel elevator wrapped by the staircase. The rooftop terrace makes it easy to enjoy the spectacular views of downtown Dallas. This is an incredible opportunity to create a gallery, office, studio, or workshop.

POGIR Senior Vice President 214-244-3103 pogir@briggsfreeman.com

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5327 STONE FALLS LANE

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,189,000

POGIR Senior Vice President 214-244-3103 pogir@briggsfreeman.com

LUXURIOUS UPGRADES This incredible one-story custom home in the gated Oakdale development was recently remodeled and upgraded with luxurious finishes throughout. Separate master bedrooms live large with amazing bathroom suites, oversized showers, and spacious closets. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the dramatic family room with views of the sparkling pool, terraces, and lush garden. A spectacular home theater is included.


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1717 ARTS PLAZA #2007

DALLAS, TX SOLD

FAISAL HALUM Executive Vice President - Platinum 214-240-2575 fhalum@briggsfreeman.com

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CENTER OF THE SQUARE This 2,543-square-foot residence located within One Arts Plaza’s “illuminated square” overlooks the Dallas Arts District and is indeed the ultimate in luxury living. A remarkable 689-square-foot covered balcony extends the full length of the home and has an outdoor kitchen. The design, by AIA award-winning architect Lionel Morrison, provides 11-foot ceilings and walls of windows with unobstructed views.

1918 OLIVE STREET #2001

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $2,945,000

ECLECTIC CONTEMPORARY

1717 ARTS PLAZA #2009

DALLAS, TX

OFFERED AT $1,995,000

FAISAL HALUM Executive Vice President - Platinum 214-240-2575 fhalum@briggsfreeman.com

IMPRESSIVE SKYLINE VIEWS Overlooking the Dallas Arts District from a 667-square-foot covered balcony, this 2,524-square-foot residence offers a prime location mere steps from the rooftop pool. Designed by Lionel Morrison with custom touches from Alice Cottrell + Rick Rozas, you’ll enjoy impressive 11-foot ceilings, soaring windows, museum-quality walls, seagrass limestone floors, a gourmet kitchen, and an intimate sitting area with spectacular 180-degree views of the Dallas skyline.

Imagine being whisked in an elevator up to your own private entryway in one of the city’s most iconic and beautiful condominium towers. That’s exactly what awaits you at this magnificent 3,309-square-foot unit on the 20th floor of the 42-story Museum Tower building in the Dallas Arts District. Lovingly designed by award-winning Gonzalo Bueno, this home has distinguished finishes and stunning unobstructed views.

FAISAL HALUM Executive Vice President - Platinum 214-240-2575 fhalum@briggsfreeman.com

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S COMEBACKS GO, IT’S A DELICIOUS ONE: A RISE TO RESTAURANT FAME IN THE 1990s, A WELL-DOCUMENTED

FALL IN THE 2000s AND AN EVEN TASTIER RISE AGAIN. YES, THE INIMITABLE MICO RODRIGUEZ IS ON THE ASCENT, OPENING HIS FIFTH MESERO — HIS WILDLY POPULAR CONCEPT OF MODERN MEXICAN FARE AND AMERICAN CLASSICS — THIS SPRING AT LEGACY WEST, FOLLOWED BY NO. 6 IN THE FALL, AT THE NEW CLEARFORK DEVELOPMENT IN FORT WORTH. RODRIGUEZ HAS BEEN THROUGH IT ALL: MONEY, MAYHEM, FAME, FORTUNE — GAINS AND LOSSES OF EVERY KIND. HERE, THE RESILIENT RESTAURATEUR OPENS UP ON ADORATION, ADDICTION, A MARGARITA THAT CHANGES LIVES AND THE MAGAZINE STORY THAT ALMOST RUINED HIS.

WHAT I KNOW NOW

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love the city. Dallas has this air of can-do, this air of infinite possibilities. It has all my life. It has not stopped. A HIGH I have grown up in a city I love, waiting on and serving people that I have since the ’60s, then waiting on their children and now their children’s children. My education was in some of Dallas’ finest dining rooms. That is what I love about Dallas. Great economic expansion and here we go! A LOW A surreal moment in my life — one of them— was in 2009 when someone told me, “You are on the cover of D Magazine.” I read just the first page [of the story inside]. It was essentially like reading my own obituary. But, if you read the story, it is a great story of an American company. Eighty percent of it was true and 20 percent of it was not. DESIRE Cynical people will say that we got extraordinary results from ordinary people. Well, I say we all want to belong and become someone. BOUNCING BACK I always knew I was going to have a restaurant again. My daughter Bianca was in private school and I was content to have a broom in my hand and have a restaurant. Fast-forward to now: We are working on restaurant No. 5 and going on six. Again, the city that I love has embraced us. It is an exciting time. It is a time of gratitude. HIS DAD Even though I have gotten the acclaim and have been embraced by the city and told that I am good at what I do, my mother and I still believe my dad was the best restaurateur. He could just grab a dining room — not because he was demanding attention but because he was a service man. He had charisma, but at the same time he was very humble. THE BIG REGRET Doing alcohol and drugs. Nothing good came from it.

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In fact, it almost killed me. If I could give one piece of advice to young people, it would be to stay strong and clean and refuse all drugs, and only drink alcohol if you can control it, in moderation. Constantly pray, rely on God and live in a state of gratitude.There is so much to be grateful for. THE BIG PICTURE To this day, my mother will say things like, “I never had the opportunity to do more than one restaurant.” And I say, “Momma, you have done hundreds. Because not only have you done Mia’s, you have done 25 or 30 Mi Cocinas, Taco Diners, Meseros, Mercurys, Citizens.” That was the culture I grew up in: the restaurant culture. She does not relate to that. But I think both of us know that. WHO IS HE? I am a boss but I am also a brother, a father, a husband. And I am still growing as a person. THAT FAMOUS MARGARITA I think it is one of Dallas’ iconic drinks. There are so many stories connected to the Mambo Taxi. I always said, “Don’t blame it on the Mambo!” There were plenty of people who said, “Mico, we have been married for years, and when we come here and have three Mambos, it’s like we’re high-school sweethearts again.” HUMILITY Here is a piece of advice my dad gave me: Never stop being a waiter. SUCCESS Suddenly, the people who work for you are treating you differently. They expect to see a wad of cash in your hand. They expect to see the Suburban, the cars, the this, the that, the entourage. PERSEVERANCE Over time, you move forward.You never really lose. B EDITED FROM AN INTERVIEW BY ROB

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