Condo Renovation

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: 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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Coming Soon: Studs-In Athena Renovation Renews A Classic

By Jon Anderson / May 12, 2019 / 4 Comments

The Athena is one of those buildings with really good, quite large floorplans coupled with HOA dues that pay for everything including utilities, cable, and internet. Located in Preston Hollow, it’s perfect for those downsizers not wanting to leave the area as well as those seeking easy access to the Dallas Tollway and Central. However, […]

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Dear Jonny: Buyer Seeks Buyer To Separate Oversize Condo Back Into Two Units

By Jon Anderson / March 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. 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: […]

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Metropolitan Club Options: One ZaZa, One Halloween-Ready CaCa

By Jon Anderson / October 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

Do you find it difficult to imagine the ugly duckling becoming a swan before lights come on at last call? In real estate, lots of people are just like you.  Watching, watching, watching as HGTV’s parade of annoying renovators turn a curse into a blessing. But walk into the aforementioned cursed property and you’re reaching […]

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Oak Lawn Condo Has Two Balconies, Walking Distance to Cedar Springs Nightlife

By Leah Shafer / August 25, 2015 / 10 Comments

Oak Lawn is a vibrant Dallas neighborhood, the epicenter of DFW’s gay and lesbian culture, and often affectionately called the “gayborhood.” The heart of the area is Cedar Springs Road, between Oak Lawn Avenue and Wycliff, where tons of businesses, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs show their pride with rainbow flags and cater to the LGBTQ […]

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