Sunday Seven Hundred: Designer Neal Stewart’s Vendome Condo Will Blow You Away Like a Blue Norther

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Neal Stewarts LRHello beautiful Turtle Creek condo that has been on the market since last July. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s got the most gorgeous condo of them all? I’d put my money on Neal Stewart any day! The veteran Dallas designer and former showroom owner just rocks and divides his time between Dallas and Honolulu with a condo he owns there with his partner, Allen Carrell. This is his private pad at the Vendome. Now here’s one of the the biggest secrets in the RE biz: ALWAYS buy, if you can, the personal house or condo of an architect, designer or high end custom home builder, like the one’s on Candy’s Approved Builder list. Why? These people love homes and they LOAD THEM UP!

Stewart moved into the Vendom in 2004, shortly after it was built, like the third one in. His units — there have been several — have served almost as “models” in the building. Neal buys, fixes the design, someone looks at it to get ideas and ends up buying it, which is I’m sure what they hope helps this time.

Case in point: 3505 Turtle Creek #16E, listed with Judy Pittman. Stewart told D Home Magazine’s Peggy Levinson he furnished the place with “client leftovers”, like an extra panel here, a console a client didn’t want there. It’s a handsome, rich environment, unlke many of the almost stark modern rooms I have seen him create. There is rich, dark colors on the walls which surprisingly makes the space seem larger. There are more than 2100 square feet, 11 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, designer kitchen extraordinaire, hardwoods and all the many amenities of the Vendome: elegant foyer, concierge & doorman, fitness facility, pool, dog park, and even three guest suites should your guests need them. This unit, 16E, has two bedrooms, three and a half baths, and great views of the city skyline overlooking Lee Park. Asking $795,000. For a designer’s dream.Neal Stewarts LR Neil Stewart LR 2 Neal Stewart FR Neal Stewart kitchen Neal Stewart bedroom neal Stewart bath

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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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