Splurge vs. Steal: Two Turtle Creek Condos

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Our splurge is apartment 5F at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd. in the Claridge.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

Turtle Creek Boulevard is one of the toniest addresses in Dallas and a fabulous location close to Oak Lawn, Uptown, and downtown. It also offers proximity to multiple parks, Katy Trail, and green spaces along Turtle Creek itself. What’s not to love?

Over the years, developers have built quite a few highrise condo buildings along the boulevard. Our Splurge vs. Steal this week takes a look at two Turtle Creek condos that are only about a block and a half apart, but about $850K apart in list prices.

 

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The Claridge is a round-ish 1984 building on Turtle Creek with large, well thought out interior spaces and wonderful views at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd. at Lemmon Avenue. Our splurge this week is apartment 5F, a two bedroom, two bathroom condo with 2,149 square feet and panoramic views to the west, downtown, and Katy Trail.

Recent renovations raised the ceilings in this condo, including hallway and baths. The updated kitchen now offers quartz countertops, custom white cabinets, and Thermador stainless steel appliances, including a convection oven. The bathrooms also got a big facelift; the master now features a soaker tub, separate shower with frameless glass, dual vanities, marble countertops, and a walk-in custom closet. The second living area has custom built-ins, and the home includes a bar and wine chiller and great storage. Building amenities include a swimming pool, workout room, and outdoor hot tub and waterfall. 

This property was listed Jan. 24 by Shell Stegall with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.199 million, reduced to $1.099 million. Monthly HOA dues are $1,467 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, full use of facilities, management fees, reserves, sprinkler system, trash, and water/sewer. 

 

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Our steal is apartment 519 in building A at the Renaissance, 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. at Cedar Springs. Located on the pool level, which just completed huge renovations and added a hot tub, this condo has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,240 square feet, built in 1998. Its interior is recently updated and it comes with a parking spot on the first floor of the garage. 

The Renaissance is one of the best values along Turtle Creek with some great amenities, like two pools, two gyms, a club room, and sauna on its 22 stories. This condo offers a recently updated kitchen with gray cabinets, a breakfast bar, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. The paint is fresh and the custom closets and built-ins are new, as are the custom window coverings, including blackout shades, in the master. 

This Turtle Creek condo was listed July 27 by Amy Messer with David Griffin & Company Realtors for $349,900. Monthly HOA dues are $706 and include blanket insurance, exterior and common area maintenance, full use of facilities, management fees, reserves, sprinkler system, trash, and water/sewer.

 

One Comment

  • I’m not sure how this listing is a “steal”, it’s right at the building average per sqft but being at pool level it has to deal with significant privacy and noise issues, it has no view and last I checked the Renaissance HOA is still engaged in active lawsuits over the parking garage collapse.

    Yes the building does have two pools and two gyms but those are also shared by a massive number of condos, I would wager on a per sqft with the number of units and occupancy levels that the amenities are actually lacking compared to other buildings.

    I don’t mean to come off as trashing the Renaissance, it’s a nice building, but this is no “steal”, it’s probably an optimistic listing price