High Rise Living in Dallas

Penthouse Plunge: Finding a General Contractor is Harder Than it Looks

By Jon Anderson / September 20, 2019 / 2 Comments

I’ve never used the same general contractor twice. That says something right there. So every time I do a renovation, I have to start from scratch. The usual reason I don’t repeat contractors comes down to communication. I say things that don’t happen. They do things without asking that aren’t on the blueprints. They ignore […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Reuse, Recycle, And PARTY

By Jon Anderson / September 10, 2019 / 4 Comments

Once you’ve checked out the Elite Auctions preview of 11322 E. Ricks Circle on Sept. 14, join me from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Claridge (3510 Turtle Creek Blvd., Units 18 A and B) for your chance to tour my Penthouse Plunge before demolition as I revive and return two Turtle Creek penthouses to […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Finding An Architect At The Right Price

By Jon Anderson / August 30, 2019 / 1 Comment

I’d sketched enough plans to feel comfortable taking the Penthouse Plunge remodel of a double-penthouse at the Claridge on Turtle Creek. To review,  I’ll be restoring the combined 5,311-square-foot unit back into two infinitely more livable spaces. But my work isn’t good enough for building permits. That’s the subject of this column – getting to […]

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Penthouse Plunge: What’s The Plan For This High-Rise Renovation?

By Jon Anderson / August 28, 2019 / 8 Comments

I’m the soon-to-be the owner of a 5,311-square-foot penthouse on Turtle Creek that I don’t want and can’t afford. Now what? As I hinted in my first Penthouse Plunge column, the plan is to separate the condo back into two units as it was originally designed. I foresee three phases. Phase one will include all […]

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Tight High-Rise Inventory Means Less Choice: Are You Moving On Up?

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2019 / 3 Comments

If you’re looking for a Dallas high-rise home so you can get as far off the ground as possible, be prepared to shell out big bucks or live in close quarters.  In parts one and two, I outlined how Dallas has relatively few high-rise listings, and because of a lack of new high-rise construction, Dallas […]

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Tight High-Rise Inventory Means Less Choice: Luxury Living in the Sky

By Jon Anderson / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

As Dallas becomes more dense, high-rises should become the choice for more residents. The problem is that Dallas isn’t really building for-sale condo high-rises outside the ultra-luxury market. As noted in part one, there are currently just 133 high-rise condos on the market by my count – that’s it from $159,000 to $9.2 million. That’s […]

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