Dallas Condo

Teixeira Duarte Pulls Plug on Neighborhood Negotiations for Oak Lawn High-Rise Project

By Jon Anderson / January 13, 2017 / 3 Comments

On July 26, Teixeira Duarte and Masterplan had what would be their final meeting with the neighborhood to negotiate a better plan for their lots on Hood and Dickason tentatively called Turtle Creek Haus.  The following week, Masterplan presented to the Oak Lawn Committee about the progress being made.  All seemed to be progressing well. […]

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Smoke on the Water: Turtle Creek Haus Fails to Bring Goods to The Table

By Jon Anderson / June 16, 2016 / 4 Comments

Teixeira Duarte, founded in 1921, is a Portugal-based conglomerate with significant operations in real estate and construction. Revenues in 2015 were €1.49 billion, down 13 percent from 2014’s €1.71 billion. The company operates in 17 countries, but their main real estate spheres are in Portugal and Brazil, with a smattering in Africa.  The company intends […]

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Forever 21 at 3883 Turtle Creek, Part 2: More Than Monetary Rewards

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

The first installment of this transformation story can be found here. Aside from the hard-dollar utility bill savings, this overhaul delivered other benefits to residents as well as uncovered some interesting history. Temperature Control In 21, the building at 3883 Turtle Creek, units on one side froze in winter while the other side baked in […]

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Fire Up The Flux Capacitor: Cole House Condo is a Midcentury Miracle Renovation

By Jon Anderson / April 12, 2016 / 3 Comments

Built in 1961, Cole House at 3321 Cole Avenue is a full-on, midcentury swankfest.  From the second you walk in the door you’re convinced all that’s missing is Dick Van Dyke falling over an ottoman. I decided to walk down to Sunday’s open house when I read “studs” in the agent’s description. That is, in […]

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The Goldcrest Unit 1006: When “Rarely Available” is the Truth

By Jon Anderson / March 8, 2016 / 3 Comments

On the eve of whisking out of town, a Goldcrest unit popped onto the market. With just 54 units and a booming private sale market, seeing any unit on MLS is cause for a prospective buyer to pop some champagne … just as soon as their broker has secured the first tour PDQ. When I […]

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BombSHELLS: Vendome Mega-Penthouse Features the World’s Longest Widow’s Walk

By Jon Anderson / September 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

Basking in the metaphorical Marlboro-hazed afterglow of the recent Exxxotica confab, I remembered there’s another penthouse stripped down to its skivvies and waiting to be dressed up. This time it’s the Vendome’s 12,370-square-foot penthouse 20 D/E/F being marketed by Dallas high-rise pioneer herself Judy Pittman. No, I didn’t slip a decimal point, it is twelve-thousand, […]

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