In 1992, The Rosewood Property Company broke ground on a concept that has now been copied world-wide. The idea was to build a high-rise luxury residence with all the advantages of a world-class hotel. That property is The Mansion Residences, also known as 2801 Turtle Creek.
The residents have full use of the amenities at the spectacular hotel Caroline Hunt built, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. It’s a match made in heaven. Who would not covet 24-hour service, catering provided by one of America’s most well-known restaurants, and security that would meet the expectations of the most renowned celebrity?
Before the Mansion Residences were finished, almost every unit was sold, and in an unfinished state. I’ve been here long enough to remember the construction and the buzz was incredible. Every mover and shaker in town that was sick of maintaining a large house signed a contract. And they stayed.
With only 25 units, it’s not surprising that an opportunity to purchase rarely comes along. But today you are in luck as not only is apartment 7W for sale, it has also been recently updated.
With 4,128 square feet, three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a powder bath, great entertaining spaces, and dramatic views of the Dallas skyline, this is indeed a find.
Often the sellers of luxury homes in Dallas believe the address alone will equate to immediate interest and a quick sale. Sometimes that works. However, most buyers in every price point, have high expectations, zero time, and absolutely no interest in any property that is not move-in ready.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listing agent Pogir Pogir was tapped to sell this apartment at the Mansion Residences. He began to show it untouched to get feedback for his clients.
“We had been showing it and not getting the reaction we hoped for,” Pogir said. “So, I spoke to the owners, and we decided to make some updates.”
The sellers were completely on board and made some excellent suggestions, like painting the study ceiling white. Ornate bronze frames surrounding large built-in TV’s were removed, along with dated finishes and wallpaper, and the walls throughout the home were painted a lighter color.
“Then I called George Bass and said, George, we need your magic here,” Pogir said. Bass, who is the owner of George Bass Stage and Design, transformed the home to appeal to today’s luxury buyer base.
“This is a wonderful home, private, quiet, with exceptional square footage, and in a great location,” Bass said. “It’s so important to create a lighter environment to allow prospective buyers to see the potential of a floor plan. You want to appeal to a range of buyers with a soft transitional look. Staging creates a feeling of fantastic possibility.”
“It’s important to invest in a home to make a difference in the presentation,” Pogir said. “The Mansion Residences is probably the most exclusive luxury building in the city.” Along with extreme security, unsurpassed service, and incredible quality, you are surrounded by amazing neighbors inside the building.
One of the best things about this building is that it has a plenum flooring system. This means you can easily move plumbing and wiring something not seen in many Dallas high-rises.
Pogir has spent a great deal of time at the Mansion Residences. He had family members living there for years and swears by the simple joy of sitting on the balcony and eating the best French fries in the world, delivered, of course, from the Mansion restaurant.
“Overall, you can’t give the Mansion Residences only five stars — you have to give it six,” said Pogir.
I think it just may deserve eight.
Pogir has apartment 7W at the Mansion Residences listed for $3.195 million.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. Karen teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. Her love of dogs, international travel, champagne, and historic homes, knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well! Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com