Craig and Kathryn Hall List Breathtaking Plaza II Penthouse on Turtle Creek

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Dallas self-made billionaire, developer, art collectors and winemaker power couple Craig and Kathryn Hall will soon be listing their Plaza II penthouse at 2828 Hood St. off Turtle Creek Blvd. this week. If you have even remotely thought of moving on up to “THE Boulevard” in Dallas, you seriously might want to check out unit 1702 and grab your checkbook. This home catches your breath, is move-in ready, and honestly won’t break the bank.

With breathtaking views of Turtle Creek and downtown Dallas from almost 180 degrees, this spectacular penthouse was custom created by the Halls, who merged two separated units with the help of HKS Architects, to be their Dallas home when they moved back from Europe in 2001.  The home exudes sophistication, elegance, fine custom finishes, and a prime location amongst the city’s traditional luxury high rise mecca. The square footage is 6,379, and every inch is loaded with fine details, much as you would expect from two of the most avid art collectors in Texas.

Glass coffee table filled with gold leaf by E. Klein: all art will be moving with the Halls to their new home at Hall Arts Residences.

Look at the custom herringbone wood flooring, the museum-finished walls (they are everywhere), 11- and 24-foot ceiling heights, windows with motorized shades, and innovative lighting throughout. You have soaring walls to display your own art collection and the perfect light to bathe them. Pick your favorite view of the city: guarantee you there will be several. 

The home has entertainment-perfect formals: living room and dining room, the former sporting soaring Palladium windows and French doors to one of three huge terraces. There is a library/study, a family room (Craig’s favorite room, he says this is where he can usually be found watching TV) a two-story master bedroom suite with a loft office (Kathryn’s) and a separate his/her spa bath. The kitchen will be well-loved by any chef you invite in to make dinner: double stainless ovens and gas cooktop, two catering-ready Sub-Zero refrigerators. There is a huge island with secondary sink to meal prep. But the warm mahogany woods in the custom cabinetry make it also a warm and cozy enough place to fix up a late night sandwich, accompanied by a very light red. Craig and his wife, Kathryn Walt Hall, own thousand of acres in the Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino wine country of northern California; their vineyards produce some of the highest-rated California wines in the world. So it goes without saying this home also features two wine closets to store the Hall’s vast collection at the perfect temperature. And there is more than 400 square feet of on-site terrace space overlooking the city, where you can sip it. The home features three bedrooms, enormous storage, and is a perfect lock and leave for anyone who travels. It has also been lived-in lightly” Craig Hall tells me he is never in one place for more than ten days!

Like most Turtle Creek luxury condos, Plaza II has fabulous building amenities, which include 24-hour valet and concierge, a resort-style pool, two fitness centers, a library, and the newly updated Conservatory, perfect for poolside entertaining, out of the heat.

You may ask, where are the Halls moving? To Hall Arts Residences, of course, where they will be the first residents in a space that will be more than twice as large as this current home. Stay very tuned for an exclusive on that story!

Listed with Lea Anne Laughlin for an amazing price: $2.95 million.


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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