We have written about this home before because Regents Park is one of my most favorite developments in Dallas full of luxurious European townhomes.
And now, my fingers keep walking over to my checkbook. I mean, I could do this. You could do this, as 3522 Gillespie has been significantly reduced from an asking price of $1.85 million to an unbelievably new list price of $1.495 million.
That is under $1.5 million to live right across from The Mansion on Turtle Creek, a hop skip and jump from The Katy Trail, in a maintenance-free, zero-lot-line, commercial construction home with pure high-end finish out, zero exterior maintenance, but enough yard for a pet or a trunkful of flowers from Nicholson-Hardy. You are gated, you are secure, you are in the Turtle Creek corridor, and you are set for life. And living in this part of town is essentially like living in Beverly Hills.
For less than $1.5 million.
So I had to ask the agent, darling Emily Price Carrigan, what gives?
“We are serious,” she told me. “The current owners loved this home, but they want to move on. Nothing says we are serious like a significant price drop.”
They would love, says Emily, another family to love this Regents Park palace as much as they have.
Now I recall when Regents Park was built. I toured them: rock-solid commercial construction with pure high-end finish out, and the ideal place to live if you are right-sizing or want a smaller footprint in Dallas so you can lock-and-leave to your vacation home(s) or ranch.
One of eight maintenance-free homes, the reason I love this unit so much is 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. Yes, that could change, but the lawn is going nowhere.
And then, from the fourth-floor balconies, 3522 Gillespie has views of Old Parkland plus a southeast view of the entire city that literally shimmers come night.
These homes are compact for 5,440 square feet because this is urban living. But convenient urban living: there is a private elevator to take you and your packages from the garage to the fourth floor.
As I have written before, the spaces in Regents Park were drafted at a time when luxury ruled, and it prevails.
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 perfect because you can have an office and 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 or guests, grandchildren.
Level two is the formal living room with multiple arched divided-light windows and those glorious park-like views, that you do not have to pay for (or maintain)! 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 main living level where you will do your main living, and it boasts a half bath and another, yes, wine fridge. Cocktails at every level!
The third floor holds a reading room with a small den, a coffee bar (barista not included), 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 holiday tree.
Fourth and top floor, 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.
I cannot believe I am writing this home up, I should just go and BUY it. The asking price is, again, in case you think I have typed in error (it has happened), less than $1.5 million. For a Turtle Creek home with three bedrooms, an office, four full and two half baths, 5,440 square feet (per DCAD) on a .06-acre with enough green space for a dog run, but zero home maintenance.
There is also 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. Or you may wish to use the garage for storage, though this home has plenty of storage. It’s living in the same grandness you have had in a Park Cities or Preston Hollow home without 90% of the exterior maintenance. No pool boo… but hey, look at what is across the street. And I cannot imagine anything more fun than slipping into the pool at The Mansion.
I mean, better than Beverly Hills.
Want to see more of this amazing listing? Click here.