Regardless of the configuration, this is the gorgeous view.

Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for His opinions are his own.

The following was adapted from a series of emails about how to possibly divide a double unit in the Claridge into two units. With help from the current Realtor, could we help this prospective condo buyer out? Read and see.

Dear Jonny: I saw your column last week about Claridge unit 5D and hoped maybe you can help me.  I’m sure you’re aware of the Claridge’s double-unit 18A/B penthouse that’s been for sale since 2015. The years have seen several price reductions, knocking more than a million off its original $2.65 million. It might finally be within my grasp – kinda. Like you, I am a renovator and feel the price now takes a needed renovation into account. But here’s the thing, at 5,311 square feet, it’s too big for me. Also, the floorplan of the two combined units doesn’t work. It creates a very long space that originally had five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms – as you know, Claridge units have full his/hers master bathrooms.

The current real estate agent is Sharon Quist with Dave Perry-Miller whom I think you know. According to Sharon, the current owner wants to sell the unit whole and not re-divide it. Here’s my dilemma and request – could you look at the floor plan and create options for dividing the unit?  I saw your reimagining of the 3525 Turtle Creek unit and the one at the Gold Crest and thought maybe if agents and buyers saw the options, it might bring another buyer and myself together on a real estate-style “blind date”.

  • Goldilocks


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Here is a little secret about us at, your once a day stop for the latest in North Texas Real Estate news and House Porn: we really  love to party.

So why not, we said, mix a little partying with a little Real Estate every few weeks or so?

Truth be told, because we are all about transparency, it was our Jon Anderson who said it. In fact, he hosted the very first Quarterly Staff Meeting. What happens? Well, we work with an agent to secure a lovely listing or two (or four!) and pour the bubbly (or red, or white, or Perrier) and then we nibble a few hors d’oeuvres, then we take a real close look at the listing.

We kick the tires, or maybe the pipes. We check out the bathroom as you only can when you are actually in a home, um, using it. We check out the kitchen and count the cabinets, fixtures, take note of the views, the light, the sunset, the patio or balcony, the building and doormen, or the drive up appeal and pull of the home. We see how well traffic flows for the party. We gossip about the architect! And you should hear what we say about the builder!

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Sometimes we have guests: famous architects or builders or designers, and they enlighten us. I am still in awe from Mil Bodron’s little talk about an E.G. Hamilton home at 3616 Crescent where we partied before the holidays: he described the painstakingly detailed way the mid century modern jewel was preserved.

But more important than us and our staff of seven, we bring a whole lot of people to the party! Realtors and VIPs who we just happen to know who want to come to the party and see the listing!

Then we write up the house or condo on a couple times.

Tonight we are on ludicrous party speed with not one but FOUR units at the beautiful Claridge, 3510 Turtle Creek Boulevard.

Here are all the stories our Jon Anderson posted on these jewels: REHAB, REMODEL, REFRESH and REJOICE!

It’s not too late to come to the next one IF you want, just let us know…Waterfall Claridge