I swear, every time I walk into a unit at the Stoneleigh Residences, I think I have seen the most beautiful condo in Dallas. It just gets better every time.
But this time, I actually may have seen the best home here ever, and it belongs to a very tall sports legend.
Dallas Mavericks head basketball coach Rick Carlisle and his wife, Donna Carlisle, are selling a scrumptious home on the 15th floor. With three bedrooms, three full en suite and one half bath, formals and huge den you get a whopping 3948 square feet of sky-high living which is, frankly, perfect: not so high the vertigo sets in, but high enough to get a stunning 360 degree view of Dallas from the Gold Towers on Central all the way to Downtown and the bridges southward.
And it has been decked out in transitional sophisticate, so light, airy and perfect it reminds me of a free throw. Seriously, this is move-in while they are moving-out ready: the concierge will bring your toothbrush.
The ceilings are 10 feet tall, high enough for a 6’5″ NBA coach, high enough for anyone.
A private elevator opens directly into the home, as with all Stoneleigh units. Which completely spoils you, say my friends who live here. Once you live with a private elevator entrance, you can never go back. You can never return to a “high rise with a hall”, as one of my friends put it. It is simply the utmost in privacy.
Unit 15 A has museum-finish walls everywhere, even in the closets, except for the ones with custom wallpaper! The floors are a hand crafted, light ebony-blonde herringbone hardwood throughout, except for the two balconies. The kitchen is amazing: check out the La Cornue 6-burner range-oven, the Gaggeenau refrigeration, the slabs of pure Carrera marble surfaces, and the unique antique island which doubles as a breakfast bar. All those cabinets and drawers are Poggenpol. The island is an antique table commode, so long — at least 12 feet —- it had to be taken apart to get it up to 15A, then painstakingly put back together, explains Rick. It is topped with a solid marble slab. Each of the bedrooms has en suite baths, and the decor is charmingly taken right into the closets, a trademark of the owner’s design skill. Donna is a pediatrician, but she really ought to do interior design work, too, as the home is completely her creation. The master suite has a perfect orientation and corner view, private balcony, large spa bath with vessel tub, oversized car wash shower. Separate closets are so enormous there is room for a desk in her’s, and there is a secret “peek-a-boo” entrance in his so he can come in discreetly after a late night at work, change, shower, all without disturbing the missus.
The home has a large foyer, huge living and dining area, music nook and study. There are also two expansive balconies, one off the master, one off the dining room. I can only imagine the perfection of a dinner party flow in this home.
It’s listed for $3,595,000 with Lisa Besserer and Pogir Pogir at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International.
Of course, we have told you all about the Stoneleigh Residences before, and before. Though late to the condo scene, it truly is one of the best buildings in Dallas for luxury high rise living. The building was designed with each unit as a shell, so no two are alike. Many owners have joined units together. And the common rooms are beyond beyond: the availability of the 4,500 square foot party room on the second floor, for rent, for free, is like having a ballroom in your home. HOA’s are running .61.5 cents per square foot and include the use of more than 15,000 square feet of common spaces including the lobby, the aforementioned ballroom with an extensive catering kitchen attached, decked out bar with owner’s lounge, a quiet room, theater, a 3500 square foot exercise center with spa, lockers and steam and dry sauna room, a private pool that is heated year round. There are also three conference rooms, a gas grill and fireplace and strolling lawn, including an area for pets.
Living at The Stoneleigh Residences is really like living at, say, Champ D’Or. Only someone else does all the upkeep