Bachelors, Rev Your Engines: We Have Found the Perfect She-Magnet

Or he, whatever the case may be.

Let’s face it: When you meet Mister or Miss Interesting, they are interested in only three things — the depth of your eyes, the brand of your jeans, and your digs.

That’s why this three-story luxury Uptown townhome will be snapped up in three-two-one. In fact, 4140 Newton Ave., No. 3 is the perfect location for a bachelor or bachelorette to nest while hunting.

First of all, A-plus prime location. Keep the Porsche in one of the two generous garage spaces. Walk to just about any place in south Highland Park Village, go get a workout (and massage, ask for Daniel Birkholz) at Equinox, or stick with Oak Lawn Avenue.

It’s the perfect central location for a bachelor or bachelorette to meet a Bumble date at Parigi’s 24/7 or just grab coffee at Royal Blue, especially if you think you might be swiping left with this one. 

You will also like the private entry that is nestled off Newton like a sanctuary in the city. It’s a handsome entry at that. Walk into a flex floor plan — perfect for the work-at-home crowd or even co-nesting. The flow includes huge floor-to-ceiling thermo windows that let the sunshine in, bathing the home with light in every single room and wiping out any SADD. In fact, go ahead and donate your light machine.

And the architectural details abound: stone walls, clean-lined moldings, high-quality wood cabinets with self-closing drawers, and sleek contempo hardware.

Walk in, and the first floor has a large bedroom, bath and patio — perfect for guests or roomie, or office/workstation. It also gets best internet service in the ‘hood.

Walk right in, set right down…

Up to the second floor to the massive cook’s kitchen with stainless and granite, large living and dining area, and a large secondary patio that serves as an additional living area.

The lushly lavish master suite occupies the entire third floor, and it’s decked. You get more of those light-kissing windows, a spa bath with stone-clad soaking jetted tub, and a huge walk-in closet. The laundry is located on this floor for closet-to-washer convenience. There is a fourth floor for the ultimate in living high: great views of downtown Dallas from all angles on a private rooftop — the perfect place to seal the deal should Mister or Miss Interesting prove worthy.

The lights are way cool, but you will not believe the star gazing, even on weeknights!

Stairs are carpeted for noise-reduction: no more clacks!

So a whopping 2,024 square feet, two-car garage, two bedrooms, two full baths plus a powder, HOA dues only $416 a month (includes all exterior maintenance), and the best rooftop in town which may or may not include a bar. How much will this set you back?

Only $449,000. Not even kidding.

Listed with Rachel Norris and Katy Tomaszczuk over at Allie Beth Allman and Associates. I would suggest you RUN, not walk or moped to this one.

8 Comment

  • It’s just as likely to be a he-magnet, ma’dear… 🙂

  • Only $416 a month in HOA’s? What else do you get besides the exterior maintenance? HOAs are crap, and anything that high (although I know places in Turtle Creek with $1,600/month fees) is a crime.

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      That does not sound too bad, actually, especially if it includes utilities. The agent will weigh in. We squawk about high HOA’s (me the loudest) but then, I am sitting here writing thousands in checks for maintenance and repair on my home that would probably make $4992 (one full year) a bargain. One new AC unit is $5600.

    • The vast majority of new construction is part of an HOA whether it’s single-family homes in planned communities, high-rises or townhouses. When you’re living in a group, HOAs are needed to keep things looking good and consistent. Imagine living in a row of four townhouses and one is owned by a hoarder with crap spilling out onto the driveways and shared spaces. Without an HOA, the other owners have little leverage to keep that owner in line. Even without a hoarder, imagine one owner decides to paint their home Pepto pink. Again, without an HOA you have no recourse. Things like this impact the value of your home.
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      Beyond that, shared maintenance and insurance is also better and more automatic.
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      This is a townhome community and the $416 ($0.20 per foot) will not include utilities. But the $1,600 fees on Turtle Creek likely do (or the condo is very large). For example, I pay ~$1,250 for 2,000 square feet that covers all utilities, including TV and Internet, plus a pool, gym and 24-hour security. That’s in addition to all building maintenance and insurance.
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      Now, HOAs are OK in a perfect world, but HOAs are made up of people and they can be self-serving tyrants that live to make everyone’s life miserable. But they don’t have to be. And when they are, you can vote them out. Being in an HOA means being plugged in.

  • When I was a 23 year old bachelor in Dallas making 60K a year I would not have been able to afford a $450K condo. Hell even a bachelor making $120K would have a hard time paying for this thing and a Porche.