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Homes With a Stunning View Offer a ‘Restorative’ Lifestyle

October 3rd, 2013 | by The Update
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Beautiful homes with expansive views, like this one at 5724 Settlement Way, make for a restorative lifestyle at 17 Green at Craig Ranch. For information, contact Christy Berry at 214.693.1600. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

If a lock-and-leave luxury home gives owners peace of mind, then what does the view from its windows and patios offer?

Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown that access to natural views – no matter how expansive – and private, outdoor spaces reduces stress, boosts focus and improves health.

They call such views “restorative.”

So it’s no wonder that neighborhoods like 17 Green are embracing private, natural spaces and rolling views in their home designs. The luxury townhomes at 17 Green overlook the Audubon-certified natural greens of the TPC Craig Ranch golf course. The homes feature outdoor living spaces with amenities including fireplaces, and second-floor terraces that, again, overlook the rolling hills of TPC Craig Ranch.

“Anyone who comes for a tour is simply amazed by the view,” says Christy Berry of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “More and more of my clients are looking for easy-to-maintain outdoor spaces so they can come home and escape.”

Nick Lehnert, executive director and head of the R&D Studio and Idea Lab at KTGY Group, Architecture + Planning, calls green spaces one of the Top 10 residential building trends of the year. “Almost all homeowners – whether baby boomers, empty nesters, or Gen Y – want less maintenance and more privatized outdoor space to gather and entertain,” he says.

“It’s hard to find a lock-and-leave home that still offers great green space that you don’t have to care for, and having that green space gives you tranquility and a way to refresh,” Berry says. “That’s the advantage of 17 Green.”

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is Dallas’ luxury real estate leader, with more than 190 agents in five offices located throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and access to the global Sotheby’s network, including more than 11,000 agents in 600 offices worldwide. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information on escapes and second homesranch and land, and luxury homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond, go to briggsfreeman.com.

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