Perched in the highly buzzed about Museum Tower sits this stunning condo with breathtaking, unobstructed city views. It’s just waiting to get snapped up, the only question is, who will be the lucky new owner? If you’re looking to jazz things up and find a home in the heart of Dallas, then this newly listed pristine home in the sky was made for you. 

Views, views, everywhere you look. When you walk in and see the airy, open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, you’ll instantly feel a zap of Dallas Arts District glamour, and your guests will have that same electrifying reaction as well. This condo, with modern and sleek style, lets Dallas truly shine. And when it’s filled with friends and family, that same simple yet captivating design allows the people inside to be the stars as well. 

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Last night, District 14 council member David Blewett held the first community meeting of an authorized hearing involving the Arts District. The purpose is two-fold:

First to update the original Arts District plan (known as the Sasaki Plan) adopted by the city in 1981 – no surprise that urban planning has changed.

Secondly, the desire to expand one of two Planned Development Districts (PDs) to grow the district one block south to San Jacinto Street from the DMA to One Arts Plaza and unofficially encompassing Klyde Warren Park.

So far so good, nothing too odd here. But …

An authorized hearing is called when the city needs to decide on appropriate zoning (changes) in a specified area and in certain instances (i.e. all authorized hearings are zoning cases, but not all zoning cases are authorized hearings). But off the bat, we heard that Dallas Arts District representatives have been working on the Sasaki rewrite for roughly five years. They presented full-blown-and-baked renderings of their proposed streetscapes and appeared to have the new PD verbiage captured. We also saw that 90 to 100 percent of the stakeholders were already in agreement.

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The city’s newest luxury tower is set to open early next year, smack in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. 

What perfect timing: Museum Tower is virtually sold out, and The Stoneleigh Residences are getting there, too, at more than 85% sold. So the timing could not be better for the finish out of Craig Hall’s HALL Arts Residences. At a glance:

  •         Architect: HKS Inc.; interior design: Emily Summers Design Associates
  •         Average home size 3,800 square feet.
  •         Designed for privacy and security, only one to two homes per floor
  •        Architectural design complements the Pritzker Prize-winning architecture of DAD
  •         Premium on comfort & health, 24/7 valet, private car service and on-site concierge team
  •         Priority access to luxury HALL Arts Hotel

Just moments ago, HALL Group announced that Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty will assist with home sales at the exclusive, 28-story luxury residential high rise in much the same way the Dallas-based firm sold out Museum Tower. The partnership begins in October. 

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Museum Tower

There’s a lot to be said for living downtown — especially in a property like the Museum Tower. Views for days, the convenience of being right in the middle of everything, and incredible amenities have made the tower one of the premier places to nest in Dallas.

So when we saw a unit available to lease, and on such a great perch as the 36th floor, we decided it was this week’s Luxury Lease, hands down. (more…)

Hall

On Monday, we gave you a hip-pocket sneak peek at the Turtle Creek corridor home of Dallas billionaire businessman and developer Craig Hall, and his extraordinary wife, Kathryn.

Now we are going to tell you where they are moving: Hall Arts Residences, of course!

Hall Arts Residences is the newest, sleekest, most art-loving and luxury-exuding condo project ever built in Dallas to date. I might even invoke the word exclusive because there will be only 48 units. And while each new successive luxury high rise sends shivering shockwaves of taking one giant leap further in terms of amenities, luxury, and design, Hall Arts Residences absolutely rises to the top. (more…)

Ritz-Carlton

The views are spectacular from the balcony of unit 1504 in tower II of the Ritz-Carlton.

I’ve found a real gem in Uptown, a 15th-story condo at The Tower Residences at Ritz-Carlton. It offers incredible views, a gorgeous contemporary interior, and access to the world-class, five-star hotel amenities and concierge services offered at the Ritz-Carlton.

Unit 1504 at 2555 N. Pearl St. is one of only two properties on the market for under a million dollars in either Ritz-Carlton tower, and the only one bedroom at this price point. That’s notable because the penthouse in this second tower just sold for one of the highest prices ever paid for a high-rise residential unit in Dallas. Additionally, the unit overlooks the landmark Crescent property and the upcoming Crescent Park, a $65- million renovation that will feature an expanded shopping and dining arcade across the street. This is the place to live!

I love how walkable this area is: a block to Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District; great restaurants
and entertainment on every corner; the American Airlines Center down the street. Because this condo is on the
15th floor, street noise isn’t an issue. Plus, the balcony is not west-facing, so it stays cooler in the unit than
those that face the blazing Texas sun in the afternoon.

This property is listed by Jennifer Cloud Esq with Private Label Realty, who worked closely with the owner to update the space. For example, the once-purple walls are now a nice, neutral tone and contemporary lighting
that takes it up a notch was added in the dining and master areas. It stays the perfect temperature with a Nest thermostat.

They hired Staged by Stapp to ready the unit for sale, and almost everything you see is available for purchase with the condo, which has one bedroom, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 1,375 square feet, with access to the awesome balcony from both the living room and master. I’d love to give you a tour.

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GetMedia

I pass by this gorgeous, gigantic, classic Tudor at 622 Newell Avenue almost every evening as I walk the dogs. Two years ago I did a staging consultation with the sellers and Cassie Evans wrote about it for the blog, so I was surprised to see it back on the market this week.

You see, people tend to never leave Hollywood Heights. They move, but they move within the neighborhood. For example, both of the neighbors across the street from me have moved to larger homes in the neighborhood. And both of their homes sold within 30 days. A house on Monte Vista listed Saturday and went to contract Monday. This is reflective of what’s happening in general with real estate in our market, but Hollywood Heights, specifically, is hotter than ever. (more…)

Monday Morning Millionaire

When we imagine the perfect country home outside a scenic little European village, this eclectic country French estate is exactly what comes to mind. Fortunately, you won’t need a passport to enjoy 6803 Lakewood Boulevard. You need to give David Bush with David Bush Real Estate a call and book an appointment.

Bush has this iconic house, named one of D Magazine‘s “Ten Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” in 2008, listed for $2.3 million. This lovely, picturesque property has not been on the market for 40 years. (more…)