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Nothing says home quite like a classic, all-American, Cape Cod cottage.

Originating in 17th century New England, they became popular again in the 1930s. It’s during this time period when architects began to take a bit of license with the look, increasing the size, adding a full second story, and using stone as an embellishment, which made them even more appealing. (more…)

 

3200-Purdue-a

Designing a house is lot like writing music, and architects bear a close relationship to composers. William S. Briggs designed this stunning University Park transitional at 3200 Purdue Avenue, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week, with these thoughts in mind. (more…)

Briarwood Cottage 5011 Stanford Ave a
As soon as we peeked past the screen door of this sophisticated Briarwood cottage we knew we were in for a treat, and so are you. It’s filled with character, charm, and clever design elements. Just as we expected, it’s the home of a very talented interior designer, Lisa Henderson. It’s clear to see she’s taken a fresh approach to classic European style with an emphasis on comfort. Let’s just say, if Kate and William were searching for interior design help, they’d be very pleased with Henderson’s taste and talent.

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3141 Southestern

3141 Southestern

Susan Baldwin considers her job as a Realtor to be “a problem solver.” This year will mark her anniversary in real estate that eclipses Susan’s 15-year run as commercial real estate attorney and ll of that training and experience make her a dogged negotiator.

And if that wasn’t enough, her accounting background has made her a whiz with numbers.

Since 2002 when Susan Baldwin joined Briggs Freeman and partnered with Ginger Nobles, she’s added miracle worker to her portfolio.

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6105 Glennox Lane facade

We’re going to get picky today. Our Friday Five Hundred at 6105 Glennox Lane, is a fantastic family home and according to the Dallas Central Appraisal District, this East Lovers Lane traditional is in, well, the East Lovers Lane subdivision. So, don’t let the University Meadows street signs fool you, or the fact Ridgewood Park is only two streets away.

All any of this means is that you are set if you buy this house, because this is one of those areas that is darned hard to beat, but wait — there’s more!

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Traditional features updated for today’s lifestyle.

Deals in Highland Park don’t come around that often. This beauty in West Highland Park is a variation on the theme.

Stylishly renovated (she was taken down to the studs) and updated, this traditional home, original to the neighborhood, beckons a young family or empty nesters who want a pool and yard. Here’s the catch: Park Cities schools aren’t part of the deal in West Highland Park (west of the Dallas North Tollway). Schools are in Dallas Independent School District.

“This is a very desirable location for young families committed to private schools,” says Realtor Susan Baldwin, of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing 4633 Edmondson with her teammate Ginger Nobles.  

And while you may not have the benefit of HPISD, you do get the excellent police coverage and the walking proximity of Highland Park Village as well as the Whole Foods down on Lomo Alto.

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New American Classic IHOTW

We know what you’re thinking. This stately, clean lined, New American Classic home at 3824 Newman Blvd. looks like a Highland Park house — but it’s in Frisco. It’s not what you expect, is it? So what is happening in Frisco? A lot.

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HP Trad IHOTW

Our Inwood Home of the Week, a Highland Park traditional, offers a fresh take on a classic look. Originally built in 1984, Cy Barcus Jr. put his magic touch on the home in 2011. Barcus owns CEB Construction and grew up in the business. His father built many of the most beautiful homes in Dallas, and he continues the family tradition. Known for his attention to detail, the renovations and updates on the 5,192-square-foot, two-story mansion at 3505 Harvard Avenue in Highland Park, are meticulous. (more…)