The Stoneleigh Residences: Luxury Living in the Sky

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Mention the name Stoneleigh to anyone that’s been in Dallas for 20 years or so and watch as their face lights up. Then get ready for a story because we all have one about this incredible building.

The name stands for luxury, privacy, and celebrity. In 1923, the Stoneleigh Court — now called Le Meridian Dallas, The Stoneleigh —  began life as an apartment house with hotel amenities. Over the years every celebrity you can think of —from Lauren Bacall to Elvis — has graced the place. The Metropolitan Opera used it as their headquarters in the 1940s and ‘50s, and it was Oliver Stone’s base camp while filming JFK in 1991.

Naming 22 stories of luxury living after one of the most iconic hotels in Dallas was not just a nod to history, it was pure genius.  The Residences at The Stoneleigh should be at the top of your list if you’re looking for high rise living. We have an absolute stunner to show you today. Last week Lisa Besserer and Pogir with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International listed 2300 Wolf Street 20 A&B for $7.995 million.

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Let’s start at the curb where the valet will whisk your car to one of seven garage spaces, that are reserved just for this residence. “One of the most important things in a high rise, is the way you enter it,” Pogir said. “It’s like a big New York hotel entrance. There is no other entrance in city that has this large, dramatic porte-cochere. It’s also wide enough for a couple of cars which works beautifully for events. The valet parking also works smoothly without interrupting the residents.”

Developer Mehrdad Moayedi understands bigger is better and these residences are some of the largest you’ll find in Dallas. But you know, it’s Dallas, so when you can snap up two of these beauties, you do. Then you start knocking down walls.

“The residents love it here,” Besserer said. “Almost 10 have decided to combine units and add to their square footage.”

The seller did just that and combined two residences, resulting in 7,517 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms. The home takes up half of the 20th floor and the views go on forever. The space was beautifully designed by Brant McFarlain, who was given carte blanche to create a home that not only suited the very tasteful owners, but also had room for their six grandchildren.

“On one end of the main living space is a huge room for entertaining,” Besserer said. An enormous metal partition was designed by McFarlain to separate the dining area from the living space but still allow for those spectacular views. That fireplace was his brainchild as well. It’s sandblasted and hammered brass and was fabricated by Robert N. Wohlfeld.

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Pecky Cypress coffered ceilings, a spectacular brass fireplace and killer views. This is one room you may have a hard time ever leaving.

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One of the two elevators that service the residence.

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Look closely, these are hand scraped pine cabinets and Keystone Arabescato marble countertops.

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The ballroom with Lee Jofa wall coverings

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Yes, those floors are heated.

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They playroom. Note six drawers for six grandchildren. Look for the secret door when you are there!

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The Bunk Room fits all six grandchildren and is accessed by a secret door from the playroom.

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“Another very important issue is the scale of the outdoor terraces,” Pogir said. “So often you find narrow unusable spaces. These are proportioned like a room, with truly usable space. That is very unique for a high rise.”Stoneleigh-29.ashx

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The Residences at The Stoneleigh are one of only a few luxury high-rise condos that offer a world class lifestyle. “They offer the finest amenities available anywhere in the city,” Pogir said.

That includes 24/7 concierge service, private elevator entry into every residence, a private media room, and an owners’ lounge. The banquet room has a fully equipped kitchen and bar for larger celebrations. Feel like relaxing? How about a dip in the heated pool or spa? There is no need for a gym membership as a state-of-the-art fitness center with his and hers steam rooms and dry saunas is an elevator ride away. You can even order from the historic Stoneleigh Hotel across the street and they offer accommodations at special rates for your guests.

You can’t beat the location. The Dallas Arts District, downtown and the Design District are all close by. You can pop over to Uptown restaurants and if you’re determined to have a run outside, you can be on the Katy Trail in minutes.

So, what if you miss out on this fantastic opportunity for 20 A&B? Not to worry. “There are ten new units coming to the market soon,” Besserer said. Remember you’ll want to buy a couple and combine them because bigger is better!

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com