Come for the View at 2140 Helsminster Drive and Stay for Townhome Living at its Finest

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Urban living at its finest. That’s what the listing for this property promises, and honestly, it’s hard to argue. With three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in 3,046 square feet, 2140 Helsminster Drive is certainly urban living at its largest. High ceilings, plantation shutters, and well-planned spaces with high-end finishes make this townhome feel every bit the luxurious city abode. But ultimately, you’ll find that what’s outside truly sets this home apart.

Built in 2013, this spacious townhome is listed by Tony Nuncio of Dallas City Center Realtors for $849,900. Join us after the jump for a roof deck to beat all roof decks.

How handsome! Though newer construction, the building possesses the charm of an old, pre-war apartment building in a big city. I love it.

The entryway is a little underwhelming. I don’t know what I was expecting. Perhaps some exposed brick? The outside certainly suggested something a little warmer, a little grander. But regardless, it’s just the foyer. Toss your jacket in the coat closet and step up into the living area. That’s where things get good.

So far as I can tell without a floor plan, the living area is actually on the second level of this four-level townhome. It’s beautiful, bright, and open. And the ceilings strike me as really high. Gorgeous hardwoods run throughout (except in the bedrooms where the plushest of carpet awaits).  I love the lines in this room, the fireplace and the curved entry to the kitchen, in particular. And all the windows! Ooh, look! The patio off the living room confirms my suspicion that we’re on the second floor here.

The kitchen features a huge island with granite countertops, stainless appliances, and huge pantry – everything you’d expect to find in a kitchen at this price point. The nice surprise is that it’s also really, really big. I guess you say ‘townhouse’ and I expect compromise on space. There’s none of that here. And the huge windows over the kitchen sink are another unexpected plus.

Each of the three bedrooms has its own attached bath. The one pictured below is, I believe, the guest suite on the first floor, tucked away and private.

The master suite in this townhome is pretty epic. First, it’s massive. With double walk-in closets (seriously, I have dreams about closets like these) and ample space for a sitting area, you’ll never feel cramped.  But it’s the views to downtown that make it really special. The attached bath is nice – double vanities, separate tub and shower – but really, nothing particularly stunning. Though, the jetted tub is certainly appealing.

But speaking of stunning! A roof deck this fantastic is already a selling point. But when paired with this view, hoo boy, it becomes the crown jewel of the listing. The unobstructed view, by the way, will remain unobstructed. Unbeatable!

Finally, it’s hard to find fault with shared amenity spaces, either. Just gorgeous!


Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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  1. Mike says

    I really don’t get it. $850K for tiny windows, a cave feel and if you stand on your tippy toes, a view of of the tops of downtown sky scrapers. I think values have gone mad but I assume they get them.

  2. Karen Eubank says

    I’ve been in the house several times and actually the windows are enormous and light just pours through the place. You don’t have to stand on tiptoe to enjoy the view from the roof deck. Those skyscrapers are right smack dab in your face, so much so, that you are actually startled when you walk out. At sunset you can’t find a better spot unless you are at The Beat in the Cedars.

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