High Rise Living in Dallas

Penthouse Plunge Update: Cabinets And Tile Are In

By Jon Anderson / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Even in our diminished circumstances (the Claridge is only allowing four workers in a unit at a time) work has been progressing since my last installment a month ago. And of course we’ve had our hair-raising moments during that month. For those new to the Penthouse Plunge, it’s a series of articles chronicling my purchase, […]

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Summer’s Hot Resort-Living Trend Doesn’t Require a House

By Jon Anderson / June 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

Homeowners’ backyard pools are being used with abandon as people will continue to avoid public spaces throughout the summer. Those with even more wealth have their compounds with home gyms, media rooms, putting greens and tennis courts. A veritable Disneyland of activities that may see more use this summer than in all their summers past. […]

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Penthouse Plunge Turns Penthouse Purchase As I Head To Market

By Jon Anderson / May 7, 2020 / 4 Comments

The road has been long – longer than you know. I first saw my Penthouse Plunge back in 2016 around the time CandysDirt.com was hosting a quadruple open house at The Claridge. I wanted to include the double penthouse in the tour, but the listing agent at the time never called back – maybe she […]

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Penthouse Proceed: Work Restarts As State Clarifies Essential Service

By Jon Anderson / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week you read about the Penthouse Pause, where construction on my high-rise flip-and-live project had been halted due to COVID-19. That column was written over a week ago (I write most columns on weekends) and things changed during that ensuing week. We all know COVID-19 has forced daily changes to how the world operates […]

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One Lucky Reader Got a Virtual Tour of The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2020 / 5 Comments

Last week was a busy week for the old Penthouse Plunge. On Monday contractors remained banned, on Thursday I was agreeing to terms for work to restart (full details tomorrow), and on Friday I welcomed a CandysDirt.com reader and potential buyer for a virtual tour. “Madam X” as I’ll call her, began emailing me in […]

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Penthouse Pause: COVID-19 Cripples Some High-Rise Renovations

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Three weeks ago, I would have said my best guess was that I was a hard six weeks shy of putting my Claridge Penthouse studs-in renovation on the market. Today, I can’t answer that question – and only partly for the reason you think. For those new readers discovering CandysDirt.com while sipping a quarantini, Penthouse […]

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