Monday Morning Millionaire II: This Rooftop Ritz Palace Comes With a Terrace Better Than a Preston Hollow Backyard — Even for Pets

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I told you we had a rooftop unit at the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Unit 905, with a potty pad for pups. What I didn’t tell you was that the exterior patio living room in this unit is fit for royalty with the most extensive landscaping, fountains, and furnishings I’ve seen since Tim Headington’s place a few floors… and million dollars … up. The stamp of talented designer to the stars Sherry Hayslip is all over this home, from the jewel-toned chandeliers to the patterned custom carpets. Much of the furniture is also negotiable, and I would barter away for those two etagere cabinets in the living room which were MADE for the space. Talk about knock your socks off! The millions of dollars of art inside those etageres is not, I’m told, for sale.

The real art here, I think, is the whole unit! Very rare to have a three bedroom, three and a half bath with Downtown, Uptown and Trinity River Corridor views — again, like Tim Headington’s, but for a fraction of the price. And no champagne cellar, boo hoo, but the kitchen pantry is large enough to retrofit with a cooler. Besides, there is a wine fridge in there anyhow, and I am limiting my Prosecco consumption. The extras are truly priceless — years of Hayslip’s sophisticated eye in every corner: chandeliers, sconces, wall finishings, draperies, tassels. Custom and premium finishes are way over the top, such as the imported jewel chandeliers, stunning hardwood floors, marble, stone, all windows have electric shades and Lutron lighting system. Chef’s kitchen is enhanced with granite, Wolf, SubZero, that wine chiller I need, ice maker, one of those large farm sinks, and a huge island you don’t find in every Ritz unit. Master retreat is huge– big enough for two beds and boasts a sitting area, his/her closets, jetted soaking tub, dual sinks with a makeup vanity and what I refer to as better than marriage counseling, two commodes.

But the real magic is that outside world on the huge terrace: 1620 square feet, all Lambert’s flawless design with a pergola, fountain, landscaping, irrigating watering system and, of course, a square of green turf for the pups to do their duty. All that’s needed is a once a week hose-down and voila! When the tinkle’s away, the pup will play! How much are they asking for a slice of elegant heaven in the sky? Only $2,999,999. Listed by the cutest hubby and wife team in the world, Bryan and Amanda Crawford. And really, just a drop in the bucket!

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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