This is the second installment of a new column here on CandysDirt.com, Splurge vs Steal (read the first one here). We’ll be looking at properties that offer something in common, but have a big difference in their asking price.
When Victory Park was being built up in the early 2000s, it was hailed as a major development in downtown’s evolution from a place that rolled up its sidewalks at 5 p.m. to a vibrant live-work-play destination.
Our Splurge vs. Steal today is at 2408 Victory Park Ln. in the W South Tower — Victory Residences, designed by David Cadwallader and opened in 2005. Located on corner of Victory Park and Museum Way, these condos are a short walk to Katy Trail, Dart Rail, House of Blues, American Airlines Center, Klyde Warren Park, and the Perot Museum, with a Cinepolis Luxury Cinema coming soon.
This is luxury lifestyle living, with 24/7 security, a 16th-floor zero-edge infinity pool, two fitness centers, fantastic views, signature “Whatever/Whenever Service” from the concierge, and housekeeping and room service available from the hotel. Let’s compare.
Splurge: Two bedrooms with wraparound balcony and killer views
Apartment 735 wows with its corner-unit views and panoramic views of downtown Dallas and Uptown. Unlike other units on this line, unit 735 has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout bedrooms, kitchen, and living area. This condo has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,442 square feet on one story.
Some of the features of our “splurge” include a contemporary fireplace, built-in retractable TV, macassar ebony shelving, and a built-in bed in the second bedroom/study. The second bathroom also has macassar floor-to-ceiling bathroom paneling. The kitchen is open, with a large island and breakfast bar, Carrerra Marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in microwave, built-in refrigerator/freezer, and convection oven. This condo comes with two parking spaces.
This condo was listed March 20 by Logan Waller with Waller Group, LLC for $720K, reduced to $719,000. Monthly HOA dues are $1,275 and include blanket insurance, maintenance of the exterior and common areas, full use of facilities, management fees, 24/7 security, sprinkler system, trash, and water/sewer.
Steal: Bright and sleek one-bedroom condo with West Dallas views
Apartment 732 is a steal, a light and bright condo with expansive views of West Dallas from its balcony. A different direction from the “splurge” above, but still something impressive. The floorplan is called “Whisper” and offers hardwood floors in the common areas and carpet in the bedroom. This condo has one bedroom, one bathroom, and 957 square feet on one story.
The open floorplan makes its modest square footage seem bigger, as do the floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen has lots of light-wood cabinets, quartz countertops, and a sleek backsplash. The spa-inspired master bath offers a large walk-in closet, bath, and separate tub. This condo comes with one parking space.