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Uptown’s next high-rise

Even sitting on a beach chair in North Africa, I felt this. A few days ago (hey, I’m on vacation), a 53,000-square-foot McKinney Avenue parcel lifted its skirt to the market.  I phrase it that way because 2523 McKinney has an asking price of $34 million … for 1.216712 acres.

Good lord, you could buy Walnut Place for that.

We’re talking about four lots owned by OR Asset Holdings that are being marketed as one development plot. OR Holdings is Oscar Renda, who purchased three of the lots in May 2010, picking up the final one in November 2013. The lots are:

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Sometimes you just need to get away, and what better place than Seattle? This popular seaport city on the West Coast promises an abundance of natural beauty with spectacular waterfront homes, an active outdoorsy lifestyle, and a reputation as the coffee capitol of the world. If mountains, evergreen forests, and a good ol’ cup of joe is your thing, then this week’s Splurge vs. Steal is for you! It’s the battle of the waterfront condos, each with two-bedrooms and two-bathrooms, but with price points that are miles apart.

Choose your favorite on SecondShelters.com now!

Find the Ultimate Luxury High-Rise Living with Expertise of Ebby Halliday Realtors | CandysDirt.com

Hi-rise living is a popular option, especially in some of the best buildings in Dallas. Whether you’re buying or selling a hi-rise home, you need an expert on board to help navigate the process. 

I’ve found the Realtors at Ebby Halliday to be some of the most knowledgeable in the business, and they certainly get some fabulous listings! I’ve found three you’ve got to see, including a penthouse at The Mayfair that has us all enamored. 

 

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Sumptuous living room overlooking a private patio oasis

Me? I like the “high” in high-rise.  I suppose it’s my way of wearing high heels without the constant fear of toppling over. However, I realize some people would like the high-rise life and location without the high part.  Enter Vendome’s unit 1H, the only ground-floor unit in the building.

If this home looks familiar, that’s because it’s the featured image on the Turtle Creek  Tour of Homes web page. That tour features some wonderful properties and is the perfect Sunday event on April 8th. If you’re impatient like me, keep reading.

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Sumitomo Forestry’s 70-story W350 project

What would you say if I told you that there is a 70-story, 1,148-foot high-rise on the drawing board made from 90 percent wood? How about an 80-story 800-footer? Maybe 18 stories is more believable? I know, it’s hard to imagine in a city where our wood buildings top out at a mere five stories loaded on top of a concrete podium.

But these new buildings aren’t your grandma’s two-by-fours. Enter Glulam, which stands for glue laminated and cross-laminated timbers (CLT). Think of plywood but different.

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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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St. Michael’s 2016 plan to develop Frederick Square

Yesterday, Holly Haber of The Dallas Morning News’ Philanthropy page noted that the Perot family had donated $15 million to the Episcopal School of Dallas. The money is to help ESD’s younger students move from Saint Michael and All Angels Church (in Preston Center) to the main ESD campus on Merrell Road.  The $44.3 million in total contributions so far place fundraising over halfway to the $75 million goal.

All well and good, but how is Saint Michael’s going to replace the income lost from the school?

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