Bonnie Pitman is opening her gorgeous unit inside the Howard Meyer-designed 3525 Turtle Creek for this year’s Turtle Creek Tour of Homes on April 8.

There may be a slew of home tours every spring, but there’s only one that focuses on the luxury high-rise buildings that line the picturesque urban neighborhood of Turtle Creek. In fact, it’s such a great tour because it offers something special: A chance to view our city from new angles and perches.

If you’re not familiar with Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, then this tour is a great way to get acquainted. And we’re very excited at the great properties and units offered during this year’s Turtle Creek Tour of Homes benefiting the Turtle Creek Association. In its 17th year, this tour is all about the great properties and views of the area’s beloved namesake, Turtle Creek. The April 8 home tour will offer walk-throughs from 1 to 5 p.m. of one single-family home on St. Johns Drive in Highland Park, as well as units inside The Warrington, The Vendome, and 3525 Turtle Creek. There’s an additional after party at the home of Dallas’ cheese queen Paula Lambert, too, starting at 6:30 p.m. Want to attend both? Advance tickets are available through the Turtle Creek Association website for $150. For those who only want to scope the homes, tickets are $50 per person for Turtle Creek Association members, and $60 per person for non-members. 

We got the chance to chat with one of the homeowners, Bonnie Pitman, who is offering a glance at her beautiful 13th-floor unit inside the midcentury modern high-rise designed by acclaimed architect Howard Meyer — 3525 Turtle Creek. Jump for a sneak peek!

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Today is the day! Heritage Auctions will be auctioning unit 17B at Dallas’ first residential high-rise, 3525 Turtle Creek, at 2 p.m. It’s the Meyer-designed building with the concrete lattice (brise soleil) next to Vendome. Since 1957, it’s been holding court on Turtle Creek and this year marks its 60th anniversary. After a recent tear of renovation projects and the famous Turtle Room about to reopen from a top-to-bottom restoration, the building has its groove back.

Jon Anderson went into great detail about this particular unit earlier this month. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the renovation-minded buyer who wants an enormous high-rise perch for a very good price. 

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On November 15, Heritage Auctions will be auctioning unit 17B at Dallas’ first residential high-rise, 3525 Turtle Creek.  It’s the Meyer-designed building with the concrete lattice (brise soleil) next to Vendome.  Since 1957, it’s been holding court on Turtle Creek and this year marks its 60th anniversary. After a recent tear of renovation projects and the famous Turtle Room about to reopen from a top-to-bottom restoration, the building has its groove back.

Of course there’s a story behind 17B, so whip up a hot cocoa and tuck yourself in …

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Mark Parker and Eric Johnson are opening their gorgeous unit inside the Howard R. Meyer-designed midcentury classic 3525 Turtle Creek.

There are four home tours this weekend, but if your dance card is almost full, the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes should be on your short list. It’s perfect, actually — go to the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society tour on Saturday and then hit the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes on Sunday. Boom. Consider your weekend planned.

This is the 15th annual TCA Tour of Homes, and they have a wonderful lineup of properties that feature amazing works of art. Of course, this tour wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the “Grand Dame” of Turtle Creek, the Howard Meyer-designed tower at 3525 Turtle Creek. I love this building because of its iconic brise soliel and its amazing views of the neighborhood. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has played host to some of the biggest names in midcentury politics and entertainment.

Of course, the units inside are fabulous, and this one owned by Eric Johnson and Mark Parker is particularly splendid. You can still purchase tickets to the tour, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. with an exclusive after party from 6 to 8 p.m. Tour tickets are $60 apiece for non-TCA members and $50 apiece for members, but after party tickets are sold out!

If you want to win a pair of tickets to the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes so you can see Johnson and Parker’s gorgeous condo for yourself, stay tuned right here to CandysDirt.com!

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Update, 9:17 p.m. Bruce Tomaso at the Dallas Morning News was kind enough to give us a link, and now we hear from the folks at 3525 that Mrs. Hunt actually owned three units in this building  on the 13th floor, but only two (the B/C units) are listed for foreclosure. Mrs. Hunt, says Lee T. Wilkirson, owned B/C and also D, but D was sold as a separate unit:

 Her estate marketed the triple unit for sale, but was unsuccessful. It was eventually sold as two separate apartments, a B/C-unit combination and a D-unit.

Checking DCAD, I see the D unit is 2,085 square feet. B/C is 3207. When Mrs. Hunt had all three, that was one large condo. 

Yes, THEE Margaret Hunt Hill who gave us the beautiful bridge across the Trinity. The foreclosure, which comes on the market later this month, is a Freddie Mac foreclosure, unit  13 B/C,  once owned by the late Margaret Hunt Hill, who sold it in 2004.  3525 of course is the building originally designed by the famous architect Howard Meyer in 1957. It is listed as an historical site by The National Register of Historic Places and the United States Department of Interior. This building has always, always been known as “The Grand Dame of Turtle Creek”. It was built in 1957, and it appears HOAs are about 76 cents per square foot, including utilities, centralized heat and air, at the building’s mercy when it comes on. Price range: $160,000-$900,000. Other notable tenants included Greer Garson Fogelson, Patsy Lacy Griffith (before she moved into the Mansion Residences), Dottie and Bob Goddard, Pat Patterson, Sarah Norton, Nancy and Captain A.W. Chandler, Colonel James P. Caston, some Meyersons, and Dr. Sam Hamra’s mother. Also known as The Temple, 3525 was the first high-rise built on Turtle Creek. And in the 1950s and 1960s, everyone who was anyone lived here and wanted to live here. Those Howard Meyer designed and significant poured-concrete grids turn off some Realtors, as do the low ceilings. Is this the building that got its start as low-income housing? 13 B/C was listed at $589,000 initially, then lowered to $499,000 as last listed price. It has 3433 square feet, includes  two garage spaces, family room, study, two beds, two baths, utility room as well as spectacular views of Downtown Dallas as you only get from Turtle Creek condos. There is a dramatic marble & mirrored entry, kitchen with marble countertops & cherry cabinets, updated baths with Toile wallpaper, ceiling speakers, walk-in closets, 24-hour manned & secure entrance. Really, a stunning unit that is going to make someone a stunning bargain.

 

 

 

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Bonnie Pitmans lovely unit inside the Howard Meyer-designed 3525 Turtle Creek will be on the April 8 Turtle Creek Tour of Homes.

Our dance card is filling up with this spring’s bevvy of beautiful home tours, but there’s no way we’d miss this particular event on April 8. The only home tour that focuses on the luxury high-rise buildings that line the picturesque urban neighborhood of Turtle Creek offers something special: A chance to view our city from new angles and perches.

If you’re not familiar with Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, then this tour is a great way to get acquainted. And if you’re lucky, you can attend this year’s Turtle Creek Tour of Homes benefiting the Turtle Creek Association for free! We have a pair of tickets we are giving away to the 17th annual Turtle Creek Tour of Hoemes, which will offer walk-throughs from 1 to 5 p.m. of one single-family home on St. Johns Drive in Highland Park, as well as units inside The WarringtonThe Vendome, and 3525 Turtle Creek. There’s an additional after party at the home of Dallas’ cheese queen Paula Lambert, too, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Want to attend both? Advance tickets are available through the Turtle Creek Association website for $150. Even if you don’t win our giveaway, you can purchase home tour tickets for $50 per person for Turtle Creek Association members, and $60 per person for non-members. 

Want to win? Jump to find out how to enter!

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3525 Turtle Creek #7AB is currently listed by Elly Holder and Gretchen Brasch of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $2.15 million.

When a property this chic comes across your desk, you pay attention, and such was the case when Elly Holder reached out to me for help writing the property romance for her rare-to-market offering in the iconic Howard Meyer designed 3525 Turtle Creek.

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