Beverly Pitchford is this week’s Hot Property — Beverly is an agent with Briggs-Freeman who keeps Real Estate all in the family: she’s married to Joseph F. Pitchford, senior vice president Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC, besides being beautiful, fun, & very sharp knows her right of way…

CD: So Beverly, your name sounds kind of familiar — aren’t you related to some handsome big real estate player over at Crescent? 

BP: You could say we are related — married ten years now!

CD: Awesome! So real estate is like all in the family!

BP:   Yes, and my mother was a residential agent when I was growing up in Chicago. I helped her update her 3-ring notebook of listings. I cannot even imagine transacting real estate that way today.

CD: Fellow Chicago girl! So do you and Joseph talk shop at home?

BP: Occasionally, but we prefer not to.

CD: Any ground rules?

BP: Yes… to speak only in generalities about sensitive business.  

CD: So when did you sign on at Briggs Freeman and why?

BP:  In March of this year, because Briggs-Freeman has a phenomenal marketing department and because of Robbie Briggs’ stellar reputation.

CD: How did you get started in Real Estate?

BP:  I first obtained my license when I began working as a right-of-way agent doing eminent domain work, but then I wanted to move into residential sales because of my love for homes.

CD: Whoa, hold on, what the hec is that?

BP: Right-of-way agents make offers to property owners to purchase a portion of their land, or maybe their entire property, to be used for public use and necessity. The government tries to avoid going to court for condemnation proceedings.  I will say that you do not make a lot of friends during the process!

CD: What’s your biggest sale ever?

BP: It’s always the next one!

CD: Where do you guys live — at The Ritz Residences?

BP:  Unfortunately, no, and I’ve asked Joseph to re-negotiate that one.

CD: So you live in North Dallas?

BP: Caruth Hills, in the University Park neighborhood.

CD: What’s your favorite neighborhood in Dallas and why…

BP:  I have two: Bluffview, for its topography, trees and winding streets, and Uptown because I love its energy and urban lifestyle.

CD: I know Real Estate is like a 24/7 career, but what do you guys do for fun on weekends?

BP: Ride bikes as a family when we can, go to the movies and dine, and spend time with friends.

CD: Do you have a second home?

BP: I’m still working on that!

CD: Tell me where your perfect dream second home location would be?

BP:  Colorado: it’s the perfect escape in the summer and its great for winter fun. Southern California would be another possibility.

CD: What kind of car do you drive?

BP: A zippy little BMW.

CD: Any other scoop you want to share…

BP: I am excited to be at our new Uptown office. Rumor has it  that Nick & Sams is extending their outdoor seating right in front of our windows and that we will have our own reserved table for dining with our clients!

CD: I’ll be there. But give me some dirt. On Joseph.

BP: Well, he’s made a list of “great books” to read, miles to bicycle, movies to see, and new restaurants to try, all before he turns 50 next year  it all chronicled in a spreadsheet!

 

 

Open today from 3 to 5 pm: Devonshire home built in 2007 on about one-quarter of an acre. Modern day Tudor style loaded with windows and transoms over doors for natural light, decked out kitchen, and more than 5,000 square feet with white-washed beamed ceilings, beautiful hardwoods and top-shelf everything. Peak into the master bedroom for a real Sunday treat! $1,489,000 Becky Frey for Briggs-Freeman.

You are in for a really big treat this Sunday. 6552 Lake Circle Drive in East Dallas is nearing completion, AND WILL BE OPEN! An exquisite modern home uniquely situated on the Beards Branch of White Rock Creek. The stacked stone & wood facade combined with sheets of glass evoke a  mid-century sensibility. Space for pool. Energy features: foam insulation, 16 SEER Carrier units, tankless water heater. The home is located with wide, wide  frontage on Beard’s Branch & White Rock Creek, lot measuring 124 by 59 feet. Five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, upstairs master bedroom with balcony & fireplace. The kitchen opens to the den with great glassy views of the wooded creek.  Gameroom, masterpiece kitchen, two car garage — everything you need tucked efficiently into 4710 square feet. Oh, and there is space for a pool on the almost one-third acre lot.  When it comes to energy efficiency, this is where you will want to kiss this home: foam insulation, 16SEER carrier units, tankless water heaters, low e double paned windows, all the latest and greatest. Listed with Becky Frey of Briggs-Freeman for $1,099,000. Not bad. Open this weekend on Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

This baby at 6552 Lake Circle Drive in East Dallas is not even out of the oven yet, but she is already a beauty. Completion a few weeks off, she’ll be more than ready for the holidays. The home is located with wide, wide  frontage on Beard’s Branch & White Rock Creek, lot measuring 124 by 59 feet. The facade is stacked stone and dark wood, plus tons of glass imparting a mid-century sensibility. Five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, upstairs master bedroom with balcony & fireplace. The kitchen opens to the den with great glassy views of the wooded creek.  Gameroom, masterpiece kitchen, two car garage — everything you need tucked efficiently into 4710 square feet. Oh, and there is space for a pool on the almost one-third acre lot.  When it comes to energy efficiency, this is where you will want to kiss this home: foam insulation, 16SEER carrier units, tankless water heaters, low e double paned windows, all the latest and greatest. Dying to see when complete, which we will, so stay tuned! Listed with Becky Frey of Briggs-Freeman for $1,099,000. Not bad. Open this weekend on Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.