Sky-High Living in an Incredibly Chic Vendome Penthouse

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I once had a long relationship with a Vendome penthouse. Before you jump to conclusions, it’s not what you think!

I was hired to stage a Vendome penthouse after it was purchased by a client several years ago. Yes, after purchase. Generally, you stage before you sell a home, but my client was trying to decide if he wanted to keep it. After all, going from a single-family dwelling on the ground to a penthouse in the sky is an adjustment. The idea was to stage it and do a test drive of sorts.

That test drive was going to take a couple of years, so I took off my stager hat and donned my decorator heels. I bought furniture for the main rooms and had them painted and re-carpeted, all in five weeks. As you can imagine, I got to know the building and the staff, extremely well working in that tight of a time frame. I can tell you there’s not a better staff in town. I find people move to a high-rise for four reasons: better security, no maintenance, great views, and excellent staff. It’s all right here.

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Interior photography by Costa Christ Media

When I found out 18C was for sale, I knew it was what Candysdirt.com readers want to see on a Monday morning. The first thing you need to know is this is a two-story Vendome penthouse. Those don’t come along every day. It’s a wonderful concept if you entertain, as you can maintain privacy on one floor and have the other one function as entertainment and guest space. It’s also helpful if you have children. The playroom, nanny, and kids can have the run of one floor, and you’ll never see a stray Lego!

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Staging by Blue Sky Living

Vendome penthouse

There are so many things to love about this four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-powder-bath Vendome penthouse. Like the restricted access elevator that opens to both floors, spectacular views in three directions, five terraces, a huge media room, and a 2,200-bottle wine room.Vendome penthouse

Vendome penthouse

Vendome penthouse

The 6,638-square-foot luxury penthouse was originally designed as a Dallas base for the Whittenburg family of Amarillo. If you keep up with notable Texas families, the Whittenburgs have been involved in pretty much everything from ranching and oil to banking, and publishing. So, you know, no expense was spared. After a few other owners, it’s had a recent refresh so it is completely move-in ready. Frankly, I’d make an offer to Blue Sky Living to buy the fabulous furniture they used for staging this home.

Vendome penthouse

Vendome penthouse

Amenity Deck at Turtle Creek’s Vendome

“I love the Vendome,” Allie Beth Allman listing agent Kyle Crews said.“The location is wonderful, you cannot beat the quality of construction, and the staff is great. The building is refreshed all the time, and the management is diligent about keeping it pristine.”

You know when Kyle and I both rave about something, it’s worth a trip to 3505 Turtle Creek, whether you live in Frisco or France.

Crews has this Vendome penthouse listed for $5.49 million. Don’t miss the Realtor open this morning from 10 a.m to 12 p.m.


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 all dogs, international travel, good chocolate, great champagne, and historic homes knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well!

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Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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