How much is a view of downtown Dallas worth to you? I mean, when you’re shopping for a high-rise unit, you’re going to have limited outdoor space. That’s a given. So the views have to really be fantastic. So really, how much is a view of the skyline, one of the most distinctive in the United States, worth to you?
Is it worth $1 million? $700,000?
What if I told you that you could have a luxurious condo with fantastic amenities and downtown Dallas views for less than $350,000? You can with this beautiful unit inside the Athena, owned by none other than Mary Jane Young.
“We enjoy incredible downtown views from every room,” Young said. “These views are normally only found in properties double the price point.”
Plus, this building has tons of great amenities and a fabulous location. You get all of the convenience of living in the Park Cities/Preston Hollow neighborhood without having to worry about parking.
“I love that I can park right by the elevators and I am basically in my unit in minutes,” Young said. “The location sold us on The Athena since many of our friends live in the Park Cities and we are near all of the best shopping!”
Another bonus is that all utilities are included, so if you’re hot blooded, you’ll be able to keep your unit as cold as the built-in wine chiller inside the Liebherr refrigerator. And, of course, in a luxury high-rise such as this, you can expect a staff available to go the extra mile.
“I can always count on them to help me bring up groceries, or even if I just need a lightbulb changed,” Young said. “Having a full-service building is great for our lock-and-leave lifestyle.”
And if you think condo living has to be claustrophobic, you’ll appreciate that this two-bedroom, two-bath unit has 1,770 square feet of space, with a master bath that is very well-appointed with a huge shower with limestone tile and multiple spray heads, a beautiful dual vanity, and tons of lighting.
This unit is especially spacious, and you can see straight across the living and dining areas, all the way to the huge floor-to-ceiling windows. “The open floor plan makes the unit feel even larger than it already is, and all the windows bring that view to life,” Young added. “The rooms are huge so you can have multiple seating areas. We added art lighting and automatic shades to the home for our convenience.”
All the windows have a UV coating, too, and the unit features an Asko stacked washer and dryer as well. Plus you get a lobby that feels like a luxury hotel, an indoor pool so you can do laps whenever you want, a fitness center, club rooms, and a great place to host parties. For all of these reasons, The Athena is a great value, and this unit is perfect for someone who wants low-maintenance luxury.
If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.