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JANUARY THROUGH NOVEMBER 2017, VIA NORTH TEXAS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TRENDGRAPHIX

Homes sold in all of Westlake and Trophy Club priced more than $1 million


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ou may not realize this, but real estate is exactly like a rodeo: It takes some real, professional riders to succeed. And succeed our “riders” do — the most experienced, insightful, friendly agents in this wild business. Real estate? Wild? Absolutely. It’s got ups, downs, colorful characters, drama, history, thrills, spills, intrigue and a limitless future. And, it’s a heck of a lot of fun. We love it. We love Fort Worth, too — so much that we have two offices there: one in the Cultural District and one in Mira Vista, plus a ranch-and-land group, too, who bases out of the former. Every day, the expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty connect great people to great properties, from mansions to Midcentury Moderns, high-rises to ranches — in a place like no other. What is it about Fort Worth? It’s this: It has so many sides, from the elegant to the earthy. It’s got The Cliburn and the cowboys, the symphony and the Stockyards. You will not find a mix like that anywhere else in the world. Fort Worth’s real estate scene is as thrilling as any rodeo, too. Just look at what’s happening now. There is the unbelievable Clearfork development, on nearly 300 acres of the historic Edwards Ranch, now with restaurants, offices, residences and luxury

shops, including a cutting-edge new Neiman Marcus. The hammers are flying at Walsh, “the next great neighborhood of Fort Worth,” they call it, where more than 7,000 acres are being transformed by parks, trails and homes, with thoughtful in-home perks that include ultra-fast internet and 24-hour virtual access to doctors, plus community amenities such as an imaginative playground, craft center and village market. And then there is the Dickies Arena, opening in late 2019 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center and the future home of the one and only Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo — plus basketball, hockey, concerts and shows all year round. It will also host events, meetings and conventions. It is a game-changer for the city. (Read all about it on page 18.) Yes, Fort Worth is the place to be. Come see us. It’s an amazing place to live, too.

ROBBIE BRIGGS President and CEO Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty rbriggs@briggsfreeman.com BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

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DICKIES DAY Wear any Dickies apparel and receive free grounds admission, thanks to Fort Worth–based Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. (Insider tip: Keep your rodeo ticket stub: It could get you special discounts on Dickies merchandise.) H JANUARY

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STOCK SHOW GOES PINK Half of all the sales of rodeo tickets and grounds-admission tickets will go to the Greater Fort Worth affiliate of Susan G. Komen. For breast-cancer survivors, tickets

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their immediate families will receive free grounds admission and tickets to both rodeo performances, courtesy of philanthropists Rebecca, Jon, Lori and Jonny Brumley.

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COOK CHILDREN’S DAY Half of all the sales of rodeo tickets and grounds-admissions tickets will go to Cook Children’s, which offers, among many outstanding and lifesaving services, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for tiny preemies and critically ill and medically fragile babies. (Insider tip: 2018 is Cook Children’s 100th anniversary year.)

ON THE COVER STOCK STAR Photographed in central Texas by Nan Coulter

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Over 20 acres located just 1 mile outside of downtown Aledo

390 McDavid Terrace | $1,950,000

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MOVE OVER, FIFTH AVENUE Fort Worth’s glittery Clearfork development just got three world-class stores that dial up the luxury in a big-deal, big-dollar way. What’s on the shelves? What are the iconic pieces? A tour is in order

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tart at Tiffany & Co. Its beginnings harken to 1837, when 25-year-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and friend John B. Young opened a stationery and fancy-goods store in New York. By 1870, the company was the country’s premier silversmith and purveyor of jewels and timepieces. The most important moment, though, as far as many women are concerned, came in 1886 with the introduction of the Tiffany Setting, designed to showcase a brilliant-cut diamond in all its sparkling glory by elevating the diamond up off the band. Next, head to Louis Vuitton and peruse the French company’s 3,500 square feet of ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, stationery and fragrance. Established in 1854, Louis Vuitton transformed the world of travel through luggage, bags and accessories that were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Today, it is one of the most powerful style names in the world. Then make your way to Burberry for its heady mix of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, accessories and beauty goods. Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, the British company first specialized in outdoor clothing. Eventually, Burberry evolved into the desirable fashion brand it is now — powered by its signature tan, red and black check. To this day, a check-lined Burberry trench coat is one of the most important staples of a stylish wardrobe, for men and women alike. clearfork1848.com —Anna Fialho Byers LEFT 18k gold ring with ball dangle from the new Tiffany HardWear collection, at Tiffany & Co. RIGHT Burberry Heritage women’s trench coat in honey-colored gabardine, at Burberry

What will be your legacy? Will 2018 find you in a new home? A high-rise? At a ranch away from it all? The No. 1 luxury brokerage in Fort Worth has it all: mansions to Midcentury Moderns, condominiums to country estates. From two offices dedicated entirely to Fort Worth and surrounds — the Cultural District and Mira Vista — the expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty can help with every real estate need: buying, selling, residential or commercial. (They’ve been working hard: The firm, from January through October 2017, is the No. 1 seller of homes priced more than $1 million in Fort Worth, Southlake and Westlake.) Or find your piece of Texas — everything from weekend getaways to vast and varied spreads with hundreds or thousands of acres dotted with lakes, residences and wildlife galore. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has a dedicated division of agents who work exclusively with land and ranches — to find or sell your perfect one. Is 2018 your year? Come see for yourself in the Cultural District at 3131 West 7th Street, fourth floor, or in Mira Vista at 6400 Mira Vista Boulevard. briggsfreeman.com

Raising the steaks What to order at Fort Worth’s new see-and-be-seen steakhouse? Tough question, what with all those tender meats. B&B Butchers & Restaurant in The Shops of Clearfork is one of only nine U.S. members of the Kobe Beef Association in Japan, allowing it to offer authentic, certified A5 Kobe beef. Those tajima-gyu cattle have grazed for generations completely untouched by the outside world — pampering that reveals itself in the evenly dispersed shimofuri marbling, unique to these cattle and greatly enhancing the rich flavor, tenderness and juiciness. Or, go for the U.S.D.A. Prime, a designation given to just the top two percent of all U.S. beef. For it, B&B has developed its own in-house, 28-day and 55-day dry-aging programs. But diehard Texans should order the Texas wagyu from

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the Gearhart Ranch, a family farm in Fort Davis which produces the high-grade, 100-percent certified organic and fully grass-fed beef. It is available for dinner as a filet, rib eye or skirt steak. If that’s not enough to make mouths water, B&B’s butcher shop offers 22 different types of cuts, plus chops and fresh seafood. One wall of its special meat cellar is lined with bricks of imported Himalayan salt, the intense aroma of which naturally enhances the meats during their dry-aging process — a set of magical circumstances that creates a more tender, flavor-concentrated cut than nonaged or wet-aged meats. Indeed, steak is taken very, very seriously here. 5212 Marathon Avenue, 817-737-5212; bbbutchers.com —Rob Brinkley


Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales is a premier Ranch Brokerage Team led by David Burgher and Harlan Ray at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. With backgrounds in oil and gas, appraisals, ranch management, multiple equestrian disciplines, and cattle ranching, the Burgher-Ray Team is able to bring a real life knowledge to the table when assisting their clients with Farm and Ranch Real Estate. This multi-generational team has the experience needed to generate successful transactions for both buyers and sellers.

DALE RANCH 2,010 +/- Acres | Parker County, TX $12,500,000

VALHALLA FARMS

SUNDAY CREEK RANCH

BRAZOS RIVER RANCH

784+/-Acres | Milam County, TX | $4,950,000

1,190+/- Acres | Erath County, TX | $4,750,000

426+/-Acres | Palo Pinto County,TX | $3,500,000

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146+-Acres | Taylor County, TX | $2,590,000

169+/-Acres | Cooke County, TX | $1,795,000

15+/-Acres | Parker County, TX | $1,495,000

DAVID BURGHER

HARLAN RAY

CLAY BEBEE

CLAYTON WARREN

214-213-8715 dburgher@briggsfreeman.com

214-908-7770 hray@briggsfreeman.com

512-422-8276 cbebee@briggsfreeman.com

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Casserole with a side of controversy The dish on Texas’ most famous ranch recipe

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f the Legislature were to declare a state casserole (and I’m surprised it hasn’t), it would have to be the King Ranch.” Texas Monthly writer and professional foodie Courtney Bond knows what’s good. So does Southern Living, Serious Eats, even NPR: They’ve all waxed rhapsodic about King Ranch casserole, the gooey, chewy, spicy sensation that could only belong to Texas — “a staple,” writes Bond, “of school lunchrooms and church suppers, frat houses and funerals.” And Texas’ chicest department store. Yes, Neiman Marcus sells it frozen, as a serving for six, for $80. The most listened-to, afternoon drive-time news radio program in the country — NPR’s All Things Considered — devoted a whole segment to the wildly popular, layered dish, classically made with chicken, cheese, tortillas, two creamy soups and a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes. “The recipe embodies the taste of South Texas,” said NPR. But King Ranch casserole comes with a deep, delicious secret: It has nothing to do with the King Ranch. That’s right: Texas’ most famous ranch, all 835,000 acres of it, doesn’t lay claim to the casserole. “More likely,” Bond writes, “it’s a Junior League attempt at chilaquiles or a Texas take on chicken à la king.” The plot thickens. “No one seems to know who invented it,” wrote Anne Dingus in 1989, also in Texas Monthly. “The casserole may have come from the King Ranch, but the descendants of Captain Richard King prefer to tout their beef and game dishes. Most likely the dish got its name from an enterprising South Texas hostess or a King Ranch cook whose preference for poultry doomed him to obscurity.” It almost doesn’t matter: King Ranch casserole has transcended time and space, and will be hitting tables — in ranches, mansions and motorhomes — forevermore. “And though it is a member in good standing of the condensedsoup canon,” says Bond, “those bland, oddly comforting, Gerber-invoking turkey tetrazzinis and tuna noodles simply cannot compete with the exotic King Ranch, whose lively Tex-Mex flavors … coalesce in one sublime, admittedly unattractive package.” — Rob Brinkley

Neiman Marcus’ own King Ranch chicken casserole. A six-serving order is available through neimanmarcus.com for $80.

Traditional King Ranch Casserole, a la NPR, by “Casserole Queens” Sandy Pollock and Crystal Cook 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup chicken broth 1 (10-ounce) can of Ro-Tel tomatoes 1 teaspoon garlic salt Cooking spray

12 (8-inch) corn tortillas cut into quarters 1 (3-pound) roasted chicken, boned and shredded 1 medium onion, diced 2 cups store-bought grated Mexican-blend cheese (8 ounces)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, tomatoes and garlic salt. Stir until warm, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Put half of the tortillas in the bottom of the pan, layering half each of the chicken and onion, then sprinkle with one-third of the cheese mix. Pour half of the soup mixture over the top, and then repeat the layers. Top the casserole with the remaining third of the cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cheese has melted and browned slightly.

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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty proudly welcomes Jana Stidman Jana Stidman 714-394-3114 jstidman@briggsfreeman.com


TOUGH LOVE What is it about Texans and their over-the-top trucks? The one and only SKIP HOLLANDSWORTH loads up a star-spangled, chrome-plated theory

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

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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 continued on page 12


AVAILABLE | 4225 Hollow Creek Court $459,000 | 3 beds | 3 baths | .54 acres

UNDER CONTRACT | 2220 Carleton Avenue

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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 20inch 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 betterlooking 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. n 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 Assas-

sin: 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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In Texas, there is a monolithic reverence for the pickup truck that matches Texans’ love for football, cowboy boots, snap-button western shirts and longnecks.


2141 PEMBROKE DRIVE, FORT WORTH SALE PENDING A storybook Tudor-style cottage with its character preserved in the updating, now a jewel in the crown of Berkeley Place/Cheltenham’s charming 1920s homes. The nearly 2,400-square-foot main house includes a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, plus three nicely sized bedrooms, two full baths and a finished basement. The original oak and maple floors are beautifully refinished. French doors open to the backyard oasis, complete with guest house, game room, outdoor kitchen, potting shed and saltwater pool.

HARRIET HENDERSON 817-929-6652 hhenderson@briggsfreeman.com


Saint Laurent faded denim men’s shirt with black snap buttons and front and back yokes, from Saint Laurent, Highland Park Village

Gucci “Blind For Love” men’s leather belt with oversized silver-tone buckle with gunshot detailing, from Gucci, NorthPark Center

COWB Stetson “Boss of the Plains” men’s hat in hand-distressed fur felt with leather hat band, from Peters Bros. Hats

Miron Crosby women’s boots handmade in Texas in light-gray python with oxblood velvet piping, from Miron Crosby, Highland Park Village

Gucci fringed suede women’s bomber jacket with pearlembroidered “GUCCIFICATION” appliqué on back, from Gucci, NorthPark Center

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Cassina limited-edition LC4 Pampas chaise longue, designed in 1928, one of just 400 with special brindled cowhide pad, through Scott + Cooner

Shiprock Santa Fe gallery specialcollaboration vintage turquoise and silver necklace, through Miron Crosby, Highland Park Village

BOY UP Fort Worth’s own Bradley Agather Means, founder of the influential style blog Luella & June, picks 10 things with serious western wow

Dior natural-hemp women’s hat embroidered with glass beads and turquoise and jasper resin stones, from Dior, Highland Park Village

Hermès bandana change tray in Limoges porcelain with velvet goatskin base, from Hermès, Highland Park Village

Annie Costello Brown handmade lightweight mattebrass earrings, from TTH Forty Five Ten, Highland Park Village

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TRIBUTE: Susan Medina

Mentors of a different breed Susan Medina is a Southern woman and, like many magnolias, she’s tough as nails when it comes to telling the absolute truth to clients who need to hear it. Medina, president and founder of SKM Communication Strategies, doesn’t believe in dancing around a subject. “I never tell clients what I think they’d want to hear,” she says. “I am honest and candid. I want to know I’ve brought value to them.” Medina, with more than 25 years of strategiccommunications experience, has a long list of prestigious clients who have invested in what she really thinks. The services she and her associates provide are many: media relations, stakeholder relations, governmental affairs advocacy, crisis communications, community relations, strategic philanthropy analysis and even lifestyle and business-etiquette advising. “I love helping clients navigate in ways they’ve never considered before,” Medina says. Developing strategies with clients’ best interests in mind is paramount. Medina has a B.B.A. in business management with a marketing concentration from the University of Texas at San Antonio and studied public relations at New York University. A hardcharger for many years, she moved out of an office setting after 15 years to work out of her house, using consultants rather than staff. The mover and shaker who brought about that change was all of 5 years old: her daughter. The change, Medina says, enables her to concentrate on her clients’ needs rather than on administrative duties related to a larger office. Plus, she gets to invest in her husband

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I have a 5-year-old, and I want her to grow up being self-assured, knowing she’s worthy and can do whatever she wants to do with her life. I want the same for these girls.” —Susan Medina CARLEY J. MOORE 817-734-8185 cmoore@briggsfreeman.com

Victor and in the life of her daughter. Medina was an early member of Women Steering Business (WSB), a group of business leaders who purchase livestock shown by young women who use the sales’ proceeds to advance their education and vocational opportunities. Founded in 2013, WSB reports that it has already contributed more than $920,000 to the Fort Worth Stock Show’s Junior Sale of Champions. (This year’s is scheduled for Saturday, February 3.) Medina is passionate about helping young women realize their potential. “In today’s environment, more and more, we have to be mentors and help them be more confident. I have a 5-year-old, and I want her to grow up being self-assured, knowing she’s worthy and can do whatever she wants to do with her life. I want the same for these girls,” Medina says. Lillie Skiles, 14, knows firsthand the value of WSB support. The organization bought her steer for $50,000 five years ago. “It’s an honor to be around successful businesswomen,” she says. “They have made it easier for me to go to college. I want to be successful like them.” Carley Moore, an inaugural member of WSB, believes “the skills the girls learn and the opportunities presented to them will carry them forward to become successful women themselves.” Medina says WSB has a membership of strong women who put their arms around the next generation’s shoulders, telling the girls, “Be confident, forget the status quo and strive for more than you can imagine.” —Jan Batts


7951 BELLA FLORA DRIVE, FORT WORTH OFFERED FOR $1,125,000 This nearly 2-acre contemporary oasis in the gated Bella Flora community designed by Flynn + Watson Architects and custom built by AG Builders is a short drive to Benbrook Stables, Dutch Branch Park and Benbrook Lake for your outdoor and equestrian riding needs. Live the good life with smart-home technology via Control4, Jenn-Air appliances, LED lighting, art ready gallery level 5 walls, and top of the line energy efficient features without any city taxes. The six-panel LaCantina folding door system opens the house to an 1,100 square foot patio for immersing yourself in total relaxation with a fountain view.

CARLEY J. MOORE 817-734-8185 cmoore@briggsfreeman.com


RENDERINGS: COURTESY DICKIES ARENA

TRIBUTE: Dickies Arena

Where the games will begin In January 2020, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will open the chutes in the new Dickies Arena in the southwest corner of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The arena, echoing closely the design of the center’s iconic Art Deco tower, signifies its status as a complement to the beloved 1936 coliseum with two Deco-style towers of its own, which should make the boots-and-jeans crowd feel right at home in the new venue. The $540 million project, including parking, infrastructure and roads, is set to become a showplace in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. Its state-of-the-art facilities and size will give the city a competitive advantage in bidding on events, rivaling, for example, the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The arena will host events of all kinds, from concerts to sports games to graduation ceremonies, as well as being the home of the Fort Worth Stock Show’s rodeo performances. The 2020-2022 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships and the first and second rounds of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships are booked already. The arena and support areas will encompass nearly 716,000 square feet. Concerts can seat up to 14,000; basketball, 13,300; family shows and hockey, 12,200; and rodeo and equestrian shows, 9,300. Rodeo fans can look forward to premium amenities, with 50 percent more dirt-box seating — the seats closest to the center — than at the Will Rogers center, which will continue as an equestrian venue, and club seating with suites. Designed by David M. Schwarz Architects, the firm

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This is not a baby arena. It’s the real thing.” —Edward P. Bass

MARY CAROLYN GATZKE 817-291-2345 mgatzke@briggsfreeman.com

responsible for the limestone-clad Nancy Lee & Perry R. Bass Performance Hall and its pair of 48foot trumpeting angels in downtown Fort Worth, the arena will include two entertainment clubs, two party suites, 36 other suites and 32 loge boxes. There will be 75 concession stands in all. The parking garage will offer 2,200 spaces on six levels, with another 5,000-plus spaces outside. A sales center is being completed on the top floor of the garage, where models of rodeo boxes and other arena seating will be displayed. The family owned, Fort Worth–based Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., a longtime sponsor of the stock show, has won naming rights to the new arena, which will boast the latest in fan entertainment and communication technology and rigging that accommodates the demands of sophisticated productions. A landscaped plaza will offer superb views of the Will Rogers grounds and the Fort Worth skyline. Underground is a multipurpose event and equine warm-up building that can be viewed from a pavilion on the above-ground, 3-acre plaza. The arena is a unique partnership between the city of Fort Worth, which will own it, and the private sector, led by the nonprofit Event Facilities Fort Worth, whose chairman of the board is Edward P. Bass. The arena will be financially self-sufficient: Half the cost and any overages are being provided by a philanthropic group of foundations, individuals and organizations, while public funding, capped at $225 million, will come from revenue generated by ticket sales, parking, tourism and more. — Jan Batts


5207 BAMA DRIVE ARLINGTON, TX OFFERED FOR $675,000: A custom brickand-stone Traditional home within a private, 1-acre gated estate. The four-bedroom home’s many features include a chef’s kitchen, media room with stage, exercise room, pool, spa, storm shelter, tennis court and large back yard for play. A surround-sound system allows music to be enjoyed by all, inside and out.

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

6809 MEADOWS WEST DRIVE, SOUTH FORT WORTH, TX OFFERED FOR $430,000: A rare find: A large, one-story, renovated home offering nearly 3,800 square feet of luxuries, including updated baths, two living rooms, four bedrooms, three baths, granite kitchen countertops, a splitbedroom plan for privacy, a separate office off the master bedroom and another room off the master for endless uses. Ample storage, flagstone patio and family sized yard.

SLOAN YOREK 817-223-5435 syorek@briggsfreeman.com

1030 ROCKGATE ROAD BARTONVILLE, TX OFFERED FOR $5,004,923: The luxury of nature: 77+ pristine acres in southern Denton County among mature hardwoods, gently rolling hills, coastal Bermuda pastures and multiple ponds. Unlimited potential and the perfect setting for a breathtaking private estate or luxury home development of 2-acre parcels. Near Dallas, boasting peace and privacy, with exceptional views. A rare opportunity to acquire premium untarnished acreage.

LISA GOOD 214-212-0017 lgood@briggsfreeman.com BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

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1336 OTTINGER ROAD KELLER, TX OFFERED FOR $3,399,000: Within the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, the beautiful, 19.9-acre Casey Ranch is a rare opportunity for a luxury estate, small cattle operation or residential development. It features 1,400 feet of frontage on Ottinger Road, a 2,000-square-foot house, stocked pond, large barn and mature oaks. Minutes from Southlake and Westlake. Inquire for special rodeo discount.

ROBERT TYSON 817-980-0683 rtyson@briggsfreeman.com

6372 NEWPORT COURT F0RT WORTH, TX OFFERED FOR $495,000: This elegant Traditional on an oversized lot in Ridgmar features a floor plan for easy living. Its many features include a private office, elegant dining room and center-of-the-home family room with large windows onto the landscaped yard and waterfall fountain. Split bedrooms offer privacy while the master suite includes a sitting area, dressing room and access to a lovely garden.

CAREN PARTEN 817-229-9826 cparten@briggsfreeman.com

624 MADDUX ROAD WEATHERFORD, TX OFFERED FOR $550,000: Rare opportunity to own a retreat on 16.58 rolling acres in booming Parker County, 40 minutes from Fort Worth. Breathtaking hilltop views, charming cabin, guest quarters with shop, two-car garage, seasonal stock tank, much more. The area offers fishing, hunting, horseback riding or a walk to Clark Gardens.

KARALINE BRASHER 913-449-0523 kbrasher@briggsfreeman.com

COURTNEY HESS 512-814-9447 chess@briggsfreeman.com

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6200 TROON ROAD FORT WORTH, TX SOLD: A timeless five-bedroom Traditional on the ninth hole of the course at Mira Vista Country Club, complete with spacious and well-conceived floor plan, open-concept kitchen and game room. The fifth bedroom could be a private office, private gym or guest bedroom. A beautiful patio overlooks the golf course. Listed by Margaret Motheral

3224 SPANISH OAK DRIVE FORT WORTH, TX SOLD: Ranch-style home in desirable Tanglewood. Completely renovated with many special touches, including buried utilities. Perfect for entertaining with flowing floor plan, formal dining room and open eat-in kitchen that flows to den area with focal-point fireplace. Large windows throughout bring lots of natural light and great views of beautiful trees. Listed by Margaret Motheral

6009 EL CAMPO AVENUE FORT WORTH, TX SOLD: In the heart of the West Side, this beautifully updated home retains its original charm. It is situated on a lot and a half, where one will look forward to enjoying early morning coffee or an evening beverage with friends on the lovely screened-in porch. Close to restaurants, shopping and downtown.

MARGARET MOTHERAL 817-371-0939 mmotheral@briggsfreeman.com

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1301 CLOVER LANE FORT WORTH, TX UNDER CONTRACT: In the desirable Rivercrest neighborhood: Red-brick pillars with large porch and patio areas give this threebedroom, two-bath home a classic southern Craftsman charm. Open floor plan, with wood floors throughout. Granite kitchen counter tops with breakfast area. Also includes Guest quarters with full bath. Ideal location!

GRADY SHROPSHIRE 817-229-3898 gshropshire@briggsfreeman.com

5213 EL CAMPO AVENUE FORT WORTH, TX OFFERED FOR $360,000: This bright, lowmaintenance townhome is less than five miles to downtown, Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Cultural District and world-class shopping. The efficient and open 2,530-square-foot plan offers three bedrooms, two full baths, a halfbath and a large master suite with private bath and closet. Perks include an attached two-car garage, a private courtyard and no mandatory HOA fees.

MARY CAROLYN GATZKE 817-291-2345 mgatzke@briggsfreeman.com

DEER MOUNTAIN RANCH GRAFORD, TX SOLD: Located just North of Graford, close to Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County, this premiere ranch consists of nearly 900 acres made up of pasture, rolling terrain and several ponds, and features a 172-foot elevation and views of the entire ranch when on top of McClure Mountain.

ANGIE NELSON 214-794-8945 anelson@briggsfreeman.com

BRENDA MOERSCHELL 214-957-9401 bmoerschell@briggsfreeman.com

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BRAZOS OAKS RANCH GRANBURY, TX OFFERED FOR $3,630,000: 660+/- acre ranch in scenic Hood County, outside historic Granbury. Hill Country–style property with more than 1 mile of Brazos River frontage, direct access and a pavilion overlooking the river. Sweeping views and elevation changes with abundant large hardwoods and wildlife. Incredible development opportunity or great hunting, livestock or family/corporate use. BrazosOaksRanch.com Listed by Johnny and Paula Purselley

DIAMOND D RANCH LONE OAK, TX OFFERED FOR $2,399,999: A premier racehorse facility of Texas featuring 184 acres of sandy loam, 10 miles of pipe fencing, 84 poured-concrete horse stalls, three brick and stone homes and a 10-unit apartment complex for staff. Just east of the quaint town of Lone Oak, this fully equipped facility works for any equine discipline, with 20-plus pastures, mare sheds, its own state-licensed racetrack and state-of-the-art facility. Would make an incredible equestrian development. TheDiamondDRanch.com Listed by Johnny and Paula Purselley

401 WALKER BEND ROAD WEATHERFORD, TX OFFERED FOR $1,782,000: Pristine estate in the cutting-horse capital of the world, Parker County. Fully fenced 190+/- acres with ponds, water wells, sandy loam, large oaks and coastal Bermuda hay. Main house with pool and hilltop views and historic farmhouse/guest house. Minutes from downtown Weatherford. WalkerBend.com

JOHNNY PURSELLEY 817-793-9274 jpurselley@briggsfreeman.com

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ANOTHER SALE AS BIG AS TEXAS The legendary Rio Bonito Ranch, 15,000 +/- acres in Junction, listed for $45 million and expertly sold by the legend himself, Bernard Uechtritz

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MIRA VISTA 817-294-6634

LOVERS LANE 214-350-0400

UPTOWN

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LAKEWOOD 214-351-7100

THE NORTH 972-202-5900

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SOUTHLAKE 817-801-3030

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