Deb R. Brimer

Landmark Bella Villa Apartment Complex Lives Up to its Name – Again

By Deb R. Brimer / June 25, 2019 / 1 Comment

In Italian, Bella Villa means “beautiful villa.” In Vickery Place, Bella Villa means a stunning, newly preserved neighborhood landmark that’s living up to its name a second time. Bella Villa is a prime example that preserving history often takes a village. The circa 1926 complex was not only the sole multi-family building in Vickery Place, […]

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Greenland Hills – Where the M Streets Live

By Deb R. Brimer / June 19, 2019 / 1 Comment

Greenland Hills is one historic Dallas neighborhood that seemingly has it all. Besides the popular M Streets and stunning collection of Tudors, it’s alive with an eclectic – and electric – vibe all its own. That feel is perhaps what defines the neighborhood most. The Neighborhood Evolution From the beginning, Greenland Hills danced to its […]

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Writer Paula Bosse Wins Preservation Dallas Award

By Deb R. Brimer / June 18, 2019 / 2 Comments

Writer Paula Bosse and her social media brainchild, Flashback: Dallas, are 2019 recipients of the Preservation Education Award, which was presented by Preservation Dallas at its 20th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards. No one is more deserving of this recognition. As a lifelong Dallas resident and history junkie, Bosse brilliantly developed her own eclectic brand for […]

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Munger Place Defined the Exclusive Dallas Neighborhood

By Deb R. Brimer / June 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

There are historic neighborhoods in Dallas. Then there is Munger Place. Wealthy cotton gin manufacturer Robert S. Munger and his brother, Collett, used all the developmental strategies when planning their 300-acre namesake neighborhood Munger Place. They implemented deed restrictions to attract the most elite homebuyers. They offered all the bells and whistles in infrastructure, such […]

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Couple Uncovers Motherlode of History in Park Cities Tudor

By Deb R. Brimer / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

History ran deep in Jack and Kate LaGere’s 1928 Park Cities Tudor. For Kate, an art history major, the home’s past ran even deeper. Though the couple wasn’t purposely house hunting when they spotted the “For Sale” sign in the yard, they had discussed purchasing a historic home and knew exactly what they wanted. Aside […]

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Bishop Arts Neighborhood Took North Oak Cliff Full Circle

By Deb R. Brimer / June 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a difference a century makes. Generations of real estate developers have banked on converting North Oak Cliff’s stunning countryside into the most affluent residential area of Dallas. After all, nothing said success more than a sweeping three-story Queen Anne mansion on a hill surrounded by limestone cliffs, natural springs, and lush native greenery. In […]

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