Neal Stewarts LRHello beautiful Turtle Creek condo that has been on the market since last July. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s got the most gorgeous condo of them all? I’d put my money on Neal Stewart any day! The veteran Dallas designer and former showroom owner just rocks and divides his time between Dallas and Honolulu with a condo he owns there with his partner, Allen Carrell. This is his private pad at the Vendome. Now here’s one of the the biggest secrets in the RE biz: ALWAYS buy, if you can, the personal house or condo of an architect, designer or high end custom home builder, like the one’s on Candy’s Approved Builder list. Why? These people love homes and they LOAD THEM UP!

Stewart moved into the Vendom in 2004, shortly after it was built, like the third one in. His units — there have been several — have served almost as “models” in the building. Neal buys, fixes the design, someone looks at it to get ideas and ends up buying it, which is I’m sure what they hope helps this time.

Case in point: 3505 Turtle Creek #16E, listed with Judy Pittman. Stewart told D Home Magazine’s Peggy Levinson he furnished the place with “client leftovers”, like an extra panel here, a console a client didn’t want there. It’s a handsome, rich environment, unlke many of the almost stark modern rooms I have seen him create. There is rich, dark colors on the walls which surprisingly makes the space seem larger. There are more than 2100 square feet, 11 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, designer kitchen extraordinaire, hardwoods and all the many amenities of the Vendome: elegant foyer, concierge & doorman, fitness facility, pool, dog park, and even three guest suites should your guests need them. This unit, 16E, has two bedrooms, three and a half baths, and great views of the city skyline overlooking Lee Park. Asking $795,000. For a designer’s dream.Neal Stewarts LR Neil Stewart LR 2 Neal Stewart FR Neal Stewart kitchen Neal Stewart bedroom neal Stewart bath

The swimming pool. Wall mosaic depicts a fave northern family vacation spot.

It was like a coming out party this afternoon over at 3505 Turtle Creek Blvd. as every high end agent in town tossed on a fur wrap and checked out the former home of Bill and Margot Winspear. Mrs. Winspear now lives in a smaller unit in the same building. You cannot blame her: this one is 14,740 whopping square feet and they were not kidding when they said 24 foot ceilings! I got lost five times and felt like I was in a Matrix-like version of the game CLUE. For some reason, I kept wandering back into the Billiards Room.  Everyone marched through, from Claire Dewar and Nancy Holloway and the whole darn team, half of Briggs-Freeman Sothebys, Erin Mathews and David Nichols (air kisses!) Dawn Rejebian, Debbie Ingram, Katye Sloan, some of US led almost by the hand by listing agent Ralph Randall lest you (ME) get lost. These photos turned out better than I expected given the gloomy day, and Ralph promises o-quality photos soon. Overheard: “At this new reduced price ($6,695,000), whoever buys it is basically pocketing $4 million.”

Porcelain fish in the waterfall poolMedia RoomPool overviewThe dining room, well one of them

Kyle Lyon of Keller Williams Urban sent us a fabulous tip about this two-bedroom condo at The Centrum, one of Dallas’ most unique and exclusive residential high-rises. This two-bedroom, two-bath unit at 3111 Wellborn #1202, which has 2,084 square feet, is listed for $750,000. And according to the team at Keller Williams Urban who offered this helpful comparison of surrounding high-rises, The Centrum Tower and Residences in Oak Lawn is a great deal. (more…)

From Staff Reports

The Turtle Creek Association, a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to enhance, preserve, and protect Dallas’ 87-acre Turtle Creek Corridor, provides a special look inside three high-rise residences and one single-family home with their 2019 Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Following the tour will be a separately ticketed post tour reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CandysDirt.com will have an exclusive Q&A with one of the homeowners on this incredible tour, as well as a ticket giveaway. Stay tuned so you don’t miss out!

The highly anticipated 2019 Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes hosted by the Turtle Creek Association showcases lifestyles, amenities and luxury enhancements. The tour is the primary fundraiser for this non-profit organization, whose mission is dedicated to preserving the 87-acres of greenways and parklands throughout the Turtle Creek Corridor. The tour provides the rare opportunity to visit some of Dallas’ most prestigious tailored homes designed by prominent designers.


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With luck, this is the last time we will see this rendering of Lincoln Property’s Lincoln Katy Trail project. Rewinding the clock, in February, the project passed Oak Lawn Committee by a single contentious vote after multiple unsuccessful trips seeking support. This scant win was followed in July by a disastrous City Plan Commission meeting where no commissioner would second a motion my Philip Kingston’s District 14 representative Paul Ridley – and several calling for Lincoln to return with a better plan. After that meeting I saw the city filing of neighborhood support and saw that aside from those cashing out and moving on, not a single entity was in support of the project.

In the ensuing weeks, Lincoln managed to get a letter of support from the Friends of the Katy Trail (more on that later).   However, a meeting last week at the Mayfair condos for its residents plus those of the Vendome and the Claridge resulted in no change of heart from the opposed buildings.

Couple all this with a fierce, largely unsuccessful lobbying campaign around City Hall, and even Lincoln had to finally read the writing on the wall.

At the CPC meeting, Lincoln’s chief opponent stated that there was a way for a redesigned building to move forward. I wondered why, when they were given an out, did they seem too arrogant to take it?

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Bonnie Pitmans lovely unit inside the Howard Meyer-designed 3525 Turtle Creek will be on the April 8 Turtle Creek Tour of Homes.

Our dance card is filling up with this spring’s bevvy of beautiful home tours, but there’s no way we’d miss this particular event on April 8. The only home tour that focuses on the luxury high-rise buildings that line the picturesque urban neighborhood of Turtle Creek offers something special: A chance to view our city from new angles and perches.

If you’re not familiar with Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, then this tour is a great way to get acquainted. And if you’re lucky, you can attend this year’s Turtle Creek Tour of Homes benefiting the Turtle Creek Association for free! We have a pair of tickets we are giving away to the 17th annual Turtle Creek Tour of Hoemes, which will offer walk-throughs from 1 to 5 p.m. of one single-family home on St. Johns Drive in Highland Park, as well as units inside The WarringtonThe Vendome, and 3525 Turtle Creek. There’s an additional after party at the home of Dallas’ cheese queen Paula Lambert, too, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Want to attend both? Advance tickets are available through the Turtle Creek Association website for $150. Even if you don’t win our giveaway, you can purchase home tour tickets for $50 per person for Turtle Creek Association members, and $60 per person for non-members. 

Want to win? Jump to find out how to enter!

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Bonnie Pitman is opening her gorgeous unit inside the Howard Meyer-designed 3525 Turtle Creek for this year’s Turtle Creek Tour of Homes on April 8.

There may be a slew of home tours every spring, but there’s only one that focuses on the luxury high-rise buildings that line the picturesque urban neighborhood of Turtle Creek. In fact, it’s such a great tour because it offers something special: A chance to view our city from new angles and perches.

If you’re not familiar with Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, then this tour is a great way to get acquainted. And we’re very excited at the great properties and units offered during this year’s Turtle Creek Tour of Homes benefiting the Turtle Creek Association. In its 17th year, this tour is all about the great properties and views of the area’s beloved namesake, Turtle Creek. The April 8 home tour will offer walk-throughs from 1 to 5 p.m. of one single-family home on St. Johns Drive in Highland Park, as well as units inside The Warrington, The Vendome, and 3525 Turtle Creek. There’s an additional after party at the home of Dallas’ cheese queen Paula Lambert, too, starting at 6:30 p.m. Want to attend both? Advance tickets are available through the Turtle Creek Association website for $150. For those who only want to scope the homes, tickets are $50 per person for Turtle Creek Association members, and $60 per person for non-members. 

We got the chance to chat with one of the homeowners, Bonnie Pitman, who is offering a glance at her beautiful 13th-floor unit inside the midcentury modern high-rise designed by acclaimed architect Howard Meyer — 3525 Turtle Creek. Jump for a sneak peek!

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Today is the day! Heritage Auctions will be auctioning unit 17B at Dallas’ first residential high-rise, 3525 Turtle Creek, at 2 p.m. It’s the Meyer-designed building with the concrete lattice (brise soleil) next to Vendome. Since 1957, it’s been holding court on Turtle Creek and this year marks its 60th anniversary. After a recent tear of renovation projects and the famous Turtle Room about to reopen from a top-to-bottom restoration, the building has its groove back.

Jon Anderson went into great detail about this particular unit earlier this month. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the renovation-minded buyer who wants an enormous high-rise perch for a very good price. 

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