This is one of my most favorite developments in Dallas, and I can say I even remember when it was built. Regents Park is solid commercial construction with pure high end finish out, and the ideal place to live if you are right-sizing, want zero exterior maintenance but the semblance of a yard. You are gated, secure, right across the street from the Mansion on Turtle Creek and minutes from the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek.
The biggest: you are in a home, not a condo, retaining the ultimate in luxurious living.
Now Emily Price Carrigan presents us with one of the most amazing Regents Park units to become available in years, with views unlike any other from the insulated arched windows: 3522 Gillespie.
What I love: the property on the east side of this home has a huge setback, with a park-like front lawn studded with tasteful sculptures. Beyond that, the lone corner property is a redone vintage home and office space.
From the fourth floor balconies, 3522 Gillespie even has views of Old Parkland — stunning, I have been there, could look at this every day!— and a total southeast view of the entire city of Dallas that literally shimmers come night.
Oh and don’t worry about tripping up the stairs when you are tired: 3522 Gillespie has an elevator to take you from the garage to fourth floor.
The spaces in Regents Park were drafted at a time when luxury ruled, and it prevails.
Like most European townhouses, you enter on the ground floor and a preliminary living area is here. There is a foyer, an entertainment room, and a study with half bath at this level, which is perfection because you can have meetings here without stepping foot into the main living quarters. 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 and those glorious park-like views, that you do not have to pay for! There is a marble fireplace, built-in bookcases, and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. The dining room is quite large and octagonal shaped, sporting a bow-bay window overlooking the trees. The kitchen is on also on this level, complete with professional grade appliances, granite counters, dual sinks, generous 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. Cocktails at every level.
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 on this floor with en suite baths 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. It is large enough to store a fully decorated tree.
The master soars above it all, taking in the neighbor’s gardens, the landscaped park, the jewels of downtown and southeast views. The night time view is like a painting. This floor is what truly makes Regents Park homes so very special: the master swallows up the entire fourth floor with pride including a sitting room, his and her baths, his and her closets and yes, another wine fridge.
The asking price for this home is $1,850,000. Which is incredible for three bedrooms, four full and two half baths, 5,440 square feet (per DCAD) on an .06 acre with enough green space for a dog run, but zero home maintenance.
And I do mean, zero. This is all about convenient living. There is an attached two-car garage so you can get in directly from your car, and still have a little spot to wash your dog (or at the least, rinse paws) outdoors with a hose when the temperature allows.
One of a kind, this won’t last at this price, so dial up Emily stat!