Athena exteriorYou know all about the fracas Behind the Pink Wall, the “No” signs all over Preston Hollow. And you know that former Mayor Laura Miller (and former City Councilman Mitchell Rasanksy, both of whom live in Preston Hollow) have asked Jennifer Gates to get another proxy beside City Councilman Lee Kleinman because he isn’t “willing to listen enough” to homeowners who live up and down Northwest Highway who are concerned about increased traffic from this project, homeowners from as far away as Central and Midway Hollow. (more…)

NO-to-Transwestern-DealA few weeks ago we told you that Laura Miller, Mitchell Rasansky and a bevy of Preston Hollow  ”VIPs” had joined the debate over a multi-family complex in the early works over at Preston and Northwest Highway, Behind the Pink Wall. This development is the source of all the “No” signs cropping up in Preston Hollow as far east as Hillcrest, as far west as Midway Hollow, and as far north as Forest.

Well, now Miller, that is former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, has taken it one step further. She WROTE an email to Jennifer Gates asking her to replace Kleinman, claiming he is unwilling to meet with Jennifer’s constituents. Well, she didn’t say he was “unwilling”: she said appoint someone who is MORE willing: (more…)

The Bonadventure pondSeems like we are walking down Dallas Memory Lane, what with the loss of Margaret Crow.

Does the name Ray and Clare Stern ring a bell? They were a long time Dallas power couple. Ray “Thunder” Stern was a famous wrestler and self-made man. Born in Brooklyn as Walter Bookbinder, he grew up the son of a cab driver and a homemaker in a small flat with one bathroom for eight family members. Later, his wrestling successes brought him fame and fortune. He moved to California and met Joe Gold of Gold’s Gym fame, probably providing his first encouragement at opening his own gyms. Stern was a pioneer in the health club field, and opened America’s first co-ed gym in San Francisco with his second wife, Clare. It was the first health club concept with a nursery so parents could exercise. (more…)

Workers demolish derelict apartments on Kings Road to make room for a new high-density Dallas Housing Authority development.

Workers demolish derelict apartments on Kings Road to make room for a new high-density Dallas Housing Authority development.

Mike Harper and his fellow Oak Lawn neighbors, the voices behind the RezoningDHA website, worked hard to raise awareness among homeowners when the Dallas Housing Authority submitted a rezoning request for its Kings Road project. And thanks to their persistence and the hard work and consensus building of Dallas City Councilman Adam Medrano, DHA officials were able to work with neighbors to reduce the size of the development and decrease the impact of the public housing project on nearby properties.

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VP 01/03/14I caught up with Faisal Halum Monday on his very first day as a Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s senior vice president. Faisal and his assistant, Michael Mahon, left Allie Beth Allman where Faisal was a top producer on the Mathews-Nichols team. But Faisal, who I always think of in terms of luxury high rise real estate sales in Dallas and Uptown — he recently sold off Angie Barrett’s One Arts Plaza home — is not just about selling stunningly gorgeous high rises. But he did coordinate residential sales efforts for the One Arts Plaza condo development, which sold out. (more…)

MuseumTowerClientGiftieWe have asked Realtors to share stories of how many units they are selling at Museum Tower to satisfy media queries. Many are too busy closing to reply, but we did catch up with broker Katie Aspen who shared her secret client’s gift with us: a selection of her buyer’s favorite bubbly bottles with two glasses waiting on their new kitchen counter. Katie’s buyers just closed on a two bedroom with study unit. Sales at Museum Tower have picked up since the building’s unprecedented buy-back guarantee, which ended December 31. Now sales are cooking at about 2 or 3 per month, completely on target. And the building is edging from 25% sold up to 30.

Cannot imagine a more BUBBLY way to say, “welcome to your new home.” Katie, does every client get this treatment? Or only at Museum Tower?

 

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Built in 1964, Park Towers Condominiums is a fantastic building heavy on the amenities, with a huge pool surrounded by a cluster of overhanging live oak trees, party rooms sporting their own china and crystal, and guest suites to put up friends and family. So you may be wondering, why is a single building called “Park Towers”?

That’s because, as Dallas highrise aficionado Nancy Martinez claims, initial plans included two buildings, although only one tower was built. Interesting!

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This lovely building at 3310 Fairmount Street in the Turtle Creek area has tons of fantastic midcentury modern features across its 89 swanky units. Spacious balconies with panoramic views of the neighborhood, including Reverchon Park, attract upscale urbanites who enjoy the incredible shopping, dining, and nightlife nearby.

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If you’re looking for the perfect pad for your inner glamazon, Unit 10B at Park Towers will fit you like the perfect pair of Jimmy Choos. This gorgeous unit has original parquet floors refinished to a splendid espresso brown, neutral paint, gorgeous draperies, and a kitchen that is just plain sexy. It’s fresh to the market, just listed by Dave Perry-Miller InTown Realtor Suzann Farren for $360,000.

Elizabeth Taylor ParisThis two-bedroom, two-bath unit has more than 1,500 square feet that oozes class and vamp like Elizabeth Taylor in “The Last Time I Saw Paris.” The open living and dining areas are perfect for showcasing your collection of antique and refinished furniture, and the views are worthy of a Dwell spread. You’ll adore the built-in wet bar, that is outfitted with row after row of martini glasses, just waiting for the next low-key party you’ll host.

The kitchen features glossy black and shark fin gray cabinets, a mirrored backsplash, and a paneled ceiling that is just perfect for this condo. Updated built-in appliances help modernize the kitchen, but don’t detract from its sleek style.

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The bedrooms both have floor-to-ceiling windows, where you can appreciate even more excellent views and sunsets. The master is a spacious 18 x 12, and the second bedroom, which features a built-in bookcase, is 16 x 13. The master bath has gorgeous marble on the floor and shower surround, and high-style vanity that feels more like a night at the Ritz.

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It’s a gorgeous building and a very glamorous unit, that’s for sure!

2200 Victory 1101 Living

Looking for luxury digs in Victory? Boy do we have the rental for you! Our Lease of the Week is an incredible condo inside The House that is perfect for a new-to-Dallas single executive who wants a great location with tons of amenities.

You just got a transfer to Big D and you’re looking for a new pad that is sleek, sexy, and will definitely make an impression. Unit 1101 inside The House is your Huckleberry! With one bedroom, one and a half baths, a fantastic kitchen, and more than 1,500 open square feet perfect for entertaining, I can’t imagine a more perfect candidate.

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And you won’t have to run around to find a new gym, a dog park, or a place to lounge, as the 28-story highrise has it all. And talk about views! With floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on Victory Park and downtown Dallas, you’ll have plenty of eye candy to enjoy. You’ve got tons of entertainment nearby, as well as fabulous dining and retail.

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Want to stay in for dinner? The kitchen sports marble counters, designer lighting, modern cabinetry, a Wolf cooktop, Sub Zero refrigerator, and a huge island. Hardwood floors in the perfect shade of espresso really elevate this unit.

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You’ll also adore the full bath — a gorgeous five-piece affair draped in stone. The modern vanity with rolling storage is just perfect, and the rain shower is the perfect place to clean up after doing a few laps in the pool.

This wonderful unit is for lease with Dave Perry-Miller Realtors Jarrad Barnes and Tricia Weiner for $3,350 a month, and it’s worth every single penny!

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