Not all condominium living is located in Dallas city limits. In fact, some of the most luxurious, resort-inspired condo living is happening at The Corvalla in Frisco, where homes start at $650,000 and go up to $1.2 million. 

The Corvalla is a 121-home neighborhood of three-story buildings with home ranging from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet with especially large master suites and open kitchen living style. From the exterior, it’s clear that clean lines and large windows are prominent in the condo’s contemporary yet comfortable feel.

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Pershing Avenue

If you are on the hunt for a lock-and-leave with location, 5016 Pershing Avenue may be for you. Seemingly retreating behind its two-car garage, this Fort Worth condominium is not much to look at from the street. Still, some may find security in its low-profile discretion. And it’s near the Cultural District, Downtown, the West Freeway — practically everything. Enter and take in the soaring double-height, open-concept living area overlooked by the kitchen. The sleek, mocha-stained concrete floors, scored into large squares on the diagonal, give the area an aura of rich modernity.

Pershing Avenue

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The Drake at White Rock Rendering (1)

A new condominium development has been announced for the White Rock Lake area. The Drake at White Rock Lake is being sold as a “seven-story, modern-inspired condominium residence with 90-100 homes featuring one, two, and three bedrooms.”

The building is envisioned with a terraced elevation, spacious rooms, expansive windows, balconies and entertainment decks, which will provide a variety of inspiring views from White Rock Lake to Downtown Dallas to the lush greenery of Tenison Park.

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It's always sunny in Fort Worth

Montgomery Plaza built in 1928 (photos: Trey Freeze)

If you have ever been to Fort Worth you will recognize the Montgomery Ward Building.  Built in 1928 on West 7th St., near the Trinity River and downtown Fort Worth, it was one of the regional retail and mail order warehouses for the retail company, Montgomery Ward.  Numerous Fort Worthians will tell of visits to the mammoth building as youngsters with fond memories.

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Photo courtesy Zillow

Photo courtesy Zillow

I was able to reach out and chat with Keith Head, branch manager and associate broker for Coldwell Banker and Renaissance resident about this ongoing story.

Renaissance 3

Renaissance parking garage

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1228_N6_webviewThis is very preliminary scoop, so I will tell you outright that I may not have all the facts perfectly straight. But soon, I will. Let me tell you this: 2505 Turtle Creek, doesn’t that addy have a nice ring to it. I will bet you $100 and a bottle of Veuve that will be the name of a new, gorgeous, super high end luxury condominium coming to the corner of Turtle Creek & Fairmont.

I know I have said high end and luxury like 16 times but you’ve got to believe me, this building is better and glossier and more luxurious than anything we currently have in Dallas, which is impossible to believe. But, it’s true.

06Siamak Hariri1 Great GulfThe developer is Great Gulf, out of Toronto. The architect (pictured above) is Sianak Hariri. You simply must see his work. The agents — Sloan/Lester out of Briggs Freeman Sothebys, of course.

There will be 22 stories but only 60 units, which tells me they will be large, sprawling, Texas-loving sized units. None of this 500 square foot nonsense. I am hearing that they will be priced quite high, because, you know, quality is expensive.

Oh my yes, it is.

Stay tuned, stay very tuned.

Wonder if she’ll be getting dressed at the W penthouse today, or over at Mom and Dad’s spread in Preston Hollow?


Most developers are hard-living, hard-drinking, stress-filled time bombs of roller-coaster energy, over-indulgence, extreme risk-taking, and compulsion.

Not Ari Rastegar.

Remember when Jon Anderson told you all about the Austin-based investor/developer of Rastegar Property Company – and his first new-build in Dallas, which has been 100% leased by the short-term stay company Sonder? (Condos are hard to get financing for, and because of the prevalence of construction defect litigation, many developers shy away from building condos: one reason why so many apartments are going up. But because of the lease with Sonder, Rastegar was able to get financing and de-risk the transaction: brilliant. Rastegar says he’ll lease his Uptown building to Sonder for 10 years, then convert the building to residential condominiums.)

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