Splurge vs Steal: Downtown Dallas Living

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Life in downtown Dallas is vibrant with lots of residential real estate options, from industrial loft to chic and sleek in the sky. So much has changed over the past 10 years! 

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at downtown Dallas living and two higher-end options. Which one is your favorite?  



We’ve found a One Arts Plaza condo at 1717 Arts Plz. with a massive terrace and killer views. Apartment 1909 has a 773-square-foot terrace with incredible views of the Arts District and downtown. The unit has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a study, and 2,524 square feet on one story built in 2007. 

Inside, you’ll find 11-foot ceilings, museum-finished walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, Lutron motorized window shades, and limestone flooring and a sound system throughout. A Bulthaup kitchen includes Mile and Sub-Zero appliances, including a gas cooktop and wine chiller. In the master, you’ll find those gorgeous views and double walk-in closets that are truly impressive. This unit included a temperature controlled storage unit on the ground floor as well as a two-car garage. 

This condo was listed Jan. 12 by Sharon Quist with Dave Perry-Miller — Park Cities for $1,699,000, reduced to $1.5 million. Monthly HOA dues are $1,828 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, gas, management fees, reserves, and trash. 



Apartment on at 1300 Jackson St. is a corner unit is a super cool 1930 building, updated for a discriminating modern buyer. This home has two bedrooms, one full bath, one half bath, and 1,871 square feet on two stories, built in 1930.

Large commercial windows and doors keep the interior bright and exposed brick and high ceilings make it feel authentic. The unit also offers two fireplaces, two balconies, Lutron smart dimmers, and wiring for sound. A high-end kitchen features a built-in fridge, dual-fuel range, and granite countertops. The master has a sitting area, walk-in closet, and a bathroom with a waterfall tub and a large custom shower with bench. The second bedroom has built-ins and a fireplace. Outside, find a shared patio with a cooking center for entertaining as well as garage parking.

This home was listed July 2 by Grant Vancleve with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $499,000. Monthly HOA dues are $605 and include blanket insurance, trash, and water/sewer.


Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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