Prepare to have your breath taken away. With every last detail designed and renovated by Mexico native and Dallas-based notable interior designer Gonzalo Bueno, this sleek Uptown condo is the ultimate in luxe and dreamy. From finish-out to furnishings, nothing has been overlooked.  And it can all be yours for a cool $8,000 a month.

We covered a very similar condo just a few weeks ago. That space was nice. This one is extraordinary.  Join us after the jump 2,387 square feet of exquisite design. And hey, if you want to make it yours on a more permanent basis, 1999 McKinney Avenue #404 is listed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Missy Woehr for $997,000.

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We’ve been telling you the apartment rental market is crazy in Dallas. Demand is going nowhere but up. However what’s it like if you are looking for a house to rent in a highly sought-after neighborhood?

Hollywood Heights is hotter than hot right now. Finding a rental in the neighborhood is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. They exist, but tenants who rent stay for a long time.

“A few years ago, when the market was bad and people had a hard time selling, we saw more rentals,” Realtor Britt Lopez said. “However, a lot of those homes were sold in 2012-2014 when the market returned. We see about two to five rentals a year now.”

Out of a neighborhood of about 730 homes you’re darned lucky to nab one, so when a gem like 603 Monte Vista is up for grabs, it’s not going to last long.

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The Gables Republic Tower was a good fit for Ashley Stanley's investor client.

The Gables Republic Tower was a good fit for Ashley Stanley’s investor client.

By Ashley Stanley
Special Contributor

Have you ever found yourself in need of a quick turn-key apartment rental. What do I mean by that? I have an investor client who lives in Plano, but is a part of Tech Wildcatters for the next three months at the Alto 211 Building on Ervay Street. Not a long commute, but the hours are odd and he simply wants a place to crash after working his brain cells all day. So he messaged me and asked if I knew of anything nearby. Yup!

After a quick search in my database there were really only two options for a short term lease. Gables Republic Tower was the closest and is definitely the most respectable building with many corporate travelers. An ambiance desired and deserved by any investor looking to unwind. Plus, check out this rooftop pool!

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8919 Forest Hills Front

If you think you’ve seen this cute little cottage at 8919 Forest Hills Blvd., your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. We actually featured this space before, but at that time it was the office of interior designer Kim Armstrong. She transformed this home from a hoarder’s hellhole to a gorgeous, cozy little Little Forest Hills cottage.

And now, because she’s got tons of projects and another baby on the way, she’s decided to office out of her Lake Highlands home and rent this cutie out. If you need evidence on what a huge transformation this was, check out the post Kim wrote for us.

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4524 Westway Curb

Yes, that’s right. I said perfect. Why? Because it is.

Every inch of this Highland Park home has been thoroughly and thoughtfully planned, right down to the last inch. The result is a grand home with an intimate feel, one that is perfect played up or played down. It could accommodate a range of decor styles, and thanks to its muted, transitional exterior, is appealing to a broad set of potential tenants or buyers.

Truly, 4524 Westway is a masterpiece of design and architecture, and you can live here for a recently reduced $11,250 a month. Listing agent is Douglas Ratlif, a new agent with Lively Realty.

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What? Have some sticker shock? Well, let me tell you that this home is worth it. Jump to see why.

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3344 Rankin Front

There are two reasons I love this listing:

1) This home is seriously adorable and not at all what you’d expect from a home in University Park, where restrained architecture and transitional style reigns supreme. Cozy and colorful, with original details in the most unexpected places, it is a treasure trove of architectural interest.

2) This home is packed to the gills with a lifetime’s worth of worldly collectables. Exotic pelts, antiques, African statues and masks, Moroccan textiles, and Spanish tile cover the floors, walls, and even ceilings of this beautiful home.

Jump for an inside look!

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6832 Westlake Front

We talked about this beauty at 6832 Westlake back when it had a lime green bar, swag curtains that would make Betty Draper weak, and some truly groovy shag carpeting. It was 1960s and ’70s luxury at its finest!

Well, all that’s left of this home’s formerly funky decor is the cool gilded wallpaper in the study and wet bar. It’s now ready for mass consumption, and you can rent this amazing Lakewood home for $5,500 a month! Jump to see it’s fresh new face!

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5328 Quail Run Front

Every once in a while, a cool house will come along that will have me practically screaming, “JUST GO AHEAD AND TAKE MY MONEY!” They are usually crazy unique, fun homes with dramatic spaces and vintage charm. I am a sucker for those midcentury modern homes with original details, ones that are like time capsules, catapulting you back to when smoking was a harmless habit, day-drinking the norm, and seatbelts were optional.

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