Cindy Caudle Briggs Freeman Sotheby's

Cindi Caudle is back in town and back at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s. After spending a few months with Compass Real Estate, she returned Briggs where she had worked previously and felt very comfortable.

“One thing that I love about Briggs is that I love having the principle being a part of the community,” she said. “I think that is really beneficial and valuable.”

Caudle moved back to Dallas this spring after living in Midland for four years. Her husband’s work has necessitated several moves. For a time, she successfully sold in Chicago before returning to Texas. Since real estate is a relationship-based business, it’s been challenging for her to continually establish a new sphere of influence and build her client base. However, with a can-do spirit, and a little bit of a chip on her shoulder, she has managed to thrive wherever life has taken her.

“I sell real estate wherever I go,” she said. “Somehow I’ve been the luckiest girl in the world, and it’s worked out.”

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Serendipity — an unplanned series of happy intersections. It all began when I attended Craig Hall’s 50th anniversary bash for his Hall Group company – as a “plus one” of Dave Perry-Miller agent Sharon Quist. She introduced me to Hall Group VP Lea Anne Laughlin and we spoke about the under-construction Hall Arts project betwixt and between the event’s glittering city sky and non-stop catering (poetic license, it rained that night).

Flash-forward and I spent months finalizing the purchase of Quist’s Claridge double-penthouse listing that I am now gutting, splitting and flipping half (the Penthouse Plunge series).  Part of that huge undertaking is sourcing finishes like appliances and plumbing fixtures. For those who’ve read me for a while, you know I’ve had a soft-spot for Gaggenau appliances for quite some decades.

I reached out to BHS (Bosch Siemens Home), owners of the Gaggenau and Thermador (and Bosch) brands, and met with Charles Pizzeck, their district sales manager. During those conversations of my needs, I learned that Hall Arts would also be using Gaggenau appliances. Up until now, Candy has had all the fun writing about the Hall Arts project, now it’s my turn!

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The city’s newest luxury tower is set to open early next year, smack in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. 

What perfect timing: Museum Tower is virtually sold out, and The Stoneleigh Residences are getting there, too, at more than 85% sold. So the timing could not be better for the finish out of Craig Hall’s HALL Arts Residences. At a glance:

  •         Architect: HKS Inc.; interior design: Emily Summers Design Associates
  •         Average home size 3,800 square feet.
  •         Designed for privacy and security, only one to two homes per floor
  •        Architectural design complements the Pritzker Prize-winning architecture of DAD
  •         Premium on comfort & health, 24/7 valet, private car service and on-site concierge team
  •         Priority access to luxury HALL Arts Hotel

Just moments ago, HALL Group announced that Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty will assist with home sales at the exclusive, 28-story luxury residential high rise in much the same way the Dallas-based firm sold out Museum Tower. The partnership begins in October. 

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On Monday, we gave you a hip-pocket sneak peek at the Turtle Creek corridor home of Dallas billionaire businessman and developer Craig Hall, and his extraordinary wife, Kathryn.

Now we are going to tell you where they are moving: Hall Arts Residences, of course!

Hall Arts Residences is the newest, sleekest, most art-loving and luxury-exuding condo project ever built in Dallas to date. I might even invoke the word exclusive because there will be only 48 units. And while each new successive luxury high rise sends shivering shockwaves of taking one giant leap further in terms of amenities, luxury, and design, Hall Arts Residences absolutely rises to the top. (more…)

Dallas self-made billionaire, developer, art collectors and winemaker power couple Craig and Kathryn Hall will soon be listing their Plaza II penthouse at 2828 Hood St. off Turtle Creek Blvd. this week. If you have even remotely thought of moving on up to “THE Boulevard” in Dallas, you seriously might want to check out unit 1702 and grab your checkbook. This home catches your breath, is move-in ready, and honestly won’t break the bank.

With breathtaking views of Turtle Creek and downtown Dallas from almost 180 degrees, this spectacular penthouse was custom created by the Halls, who merged two separated units with the help of HKS Architects, to be their Dallas home when they moved back from Europe in 2001.  The home exudes sophistication, elegance, fine custom finishes, and a prime location amongst the city’s traditional luxury high rise mecca. The square footage is 6,379, and every inch is loaded with fine details, much as you would expect from two of the most avid art collectors in Texas.

Glass coffee table filled with gold leaf by E. Klein: all art will be moving with the Halls to their new home at Hall Arts Residences.

Look at the custom herringbone wood flooring, the museum-finished walls (they are everywhere), 11- and 24-foot ceiling heights, windows with motorized shades, and innovative lighting throughout. You have soaring walls to display your own art collection and the perfect light to bathe them. Pick your favorite view of the city: guarantee you there will be several. 

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