Oak Lawn is one of Dallas’ great neighborhoods with awesome location, lots of restaurants, nightlife, a huge variety of real estate, and the Turtle Creek area with its parks and wildlife.
For this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two fabulous Oak Lawn condos. One is in the iconic Gold Crest, designed by George Dahl. The other is an affordable two-bedroom that has been recently renovated. They both offer great location in this hot neighborhood.
SPLURGE: CORNER UNIT WITH UNPARALLELED VIEWS, READY FOR UPDATES
The Gold Crest is a special place to live and unit 806 at 3601 Turtle Creek Blvd. is an eighth-floor corner unit that is the former residence of Dallas art icon and socialite Betty Blake. As columnist Jon Anderson says of the Gold Crest, “There are usually only one or two listings per year (usually after probate). It’s a beautiful 11-story George Dahl building wrapped in white bands of sweeping patios…[and] every room has patio access.” This home has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,417 square feet on one story, built in 1964.
With only 54 units in the entire building, this listing is a rare find with incredible views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The floorplan is flexible and open with a lot of options. The unit is not updated and feels like a trip back in time, so new owners will probably be renovating the place. The oversized master suite has even bigger potential and its ensuite has a walk-in closet. The Gold Crest features 24 hour valet, guest suite, private storage, a party room, workout facility and saltwater pool.
This property was listed May 1 by Ned Cammack with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — Dallas for $1.2 million. Monthly HOA dues are $2,274 and include all utilities, blanket insurance, reserves, sprinkler system, trash, full use of facilities, and maintenance of common areas, backyard, and exterior.
STEAL: AFFORDABLE, RENOVATED TWO BEDROOM OAK LAWN CONDO
The must-see unit B at 4122 Bowser Ave. has so much to offer in its prime location near Lemmon and Douglas avenues in the Portico Condos. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 926 square feet on two stories, built in 1959.
This condo offers an open floorplan, new hardwood floors, new carpet, and fresh paint and the entire complex was updated in 2006. The kitchen has granite countertops, white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you’ll find the spacious master bedroom with its ensuite bathroom, as well as a second bedroom and a full bath. Relax and enjoy the community courtyard or your private patio.
This Oak Lawn condo was listed June 22 by Chad Barrett with Allie Beth Allman & Assoc. for $220,000. Monthly HOA dues are $220 and include blanket insurance, management fees, water/sewer, full use of facilities, and maintenance of backyard and common areas.