This must mean I’m getting old. I remember when they BUILT Regents Park. I loved it then, I love it now. Regents Park would be the ideal place for my next home — not really downsizing, but right sizing in extreme elegance with zero exterior maintenance, but NOT a condo. Regents Park was built in 2003, as the Dallas high rise/brownstone/density living scene was just hitting the gas pedal. It is one of the most sought after living spaces in the Turtle Creek-Mansion Park area. What’s practically across the street?
The Mansion on Turtle Creek.
It is rare that these extremely well designed, commercially constructed homes are available. And 3522 Gillespie, marketed by Emily Price Carrigan, is just hot on the market. It offers four stories of beautifully designed, jewel-box perfection.
When I say jewel-box, I do not mean small. The spaces in Regents Park are extremely well-planned. And unlike those darling townhome/brownstone going up all over East Dallas, all the Regents Parks homes have elevators, had them right from the get-go. So when I tell you the master bedroom is on the top floor– in fact, it takes up the entire fourth floor — you know you will have zero problem getting there even if you skiied a little too hard in Vail, or your trainer pushed those quads. That leaves plenty of room for separate master baths (my dream!) and walk-in closets that make those in a Preston Hollow manse look insignificant. The elevator goes all the way down to the attached, two-car garage, so getting luggage down is a cinch.
Like most European townhouses, you enter on the ground floor and a main living area is here. There is a foyer, entertainment room, and a study with half bath at this level, which is perfection because you can have meetings here without getting into the main living quarters. Or you can use the screen in the media room. There is also a wet bar and wine fridge, one of four, in this house. This arrangement is also perfect to house a rebounding millennial.
The formal living room is on the next level with multiple arched divided-light windows, marble fireplace, built-in bookcases, and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. The light simply shines through. The dining room is quite large and octagonal shaped, sporting a bow-bay window overlooking the trees. Of note: because of this home’s unique location, it overlooks some beautiful nearby property gardens as well as the parks and downtown Dallas. The kitchen is on also on this level, complete with professional grade appliances, granite counters, dual sinks, custom cabinets and a light, bright feel. The breakfast area is large enough to be a morning room and comes with a built-in desk. This is the level where you will do your main living and it is loaded with conveniences including a half bath and another, yes, wine fridge.
Third floor holds a reading room with small den, a coffee bar, and yet another wine fridge because we can never be too far from our bubbly. There are two bedrooms each with own bath and the laundry room. There is also an extra room that could be a craft room, wrapping/gift room, sewing or major holiday storage spot.
Then the master soars above it all, taking in the neighbor’s gardens, landscaped park, and the jewels of downtown. The night time view is like a painting. It’s quite the private sanctuary. There’s a sitting room plus those two baths, dedicated closets and yes, another wine fridge.
The asking price for this home is $2,095,000 for three bedrooms, four full and two half baths, 5,440 square feet (per DCAD) on an .06 acre that affords one just enough green space for a dog run, but eliminates exterior home maintenance forever. From my wine-stained lips to your’s: this will not last!