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Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: High Rise Weekend

April 7th, 2014 | by The Update

Video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

I’ve written extensively about some of the advantages of vertical spaces in Dallas and other urban areas. Living, working and playing all in the same area of the city is exhilarating. Recently, my wife, Nancy, and I got a first-hand feel for the urban experience when we spent three days and two nights living at Museum Tower in the heart of Dallas. This 42-story signature building is located in a premier space with a sky-high “wow” factor. 

From the time we entered the lobby, on up to our perch on the 35th floor, featuring some of the most spectacular views anywhere in Dallas, we felt special. That night we joined a weekly cocktail party on the Terrace, followed by an intimate guest list for a relaxed dinner prepared by “Iron Chef America” winner Kent Rathbun. We met neighbors from California and Colorado as well as fellow Texans who detailed their luxurious lifestyle, and how the staff goes the extra mile, spoiling residents and guests alike (everything from unloading cars and arranging for pet care to securing theatre tickets and restaurant reservations). It was a lovely evening.

The next day I worked from the 35th floor, holding meetings in the beautiful conference room. Later, we welcomed our grandchildren, Zoey and Micah, strolling to the Perot Museum and Klyde Warren Park. The kids loved the adventure as much as we did. In the evening we hosted a family gathering, grilling outside on the Terrace level’s marvelous lawn. The children played and blew bubbles that floated upward toward the dazzling Dallas skyline.

On the final morning of our vertical adventure, we bid adieu. However, honestly, neither Nancy nor I wanted to leave. It was brief, but there we were, enjoying the best “live, work, play” environment downtown Dallas has to offer. I invite you to take a tour and see for yourself. Details are at MuseumTowerDallas.com.

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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