Front view from street

Front view from street

Recall this stunning townhome in a DELICIOUS part of Uptown so walkable that you could actually flip-flop it to Knox Street, the Apple Store, Kate Spade, all the great places? 4321 Travis Walk is a 4368 square foot, three-story townhouse that is so modern and stunning you will gasp because it is loaded to the gills. And you know I am not kidding.

And I guess having a famous owner helped it sell for more than asking price. Before he moved to Bluffview, this was the bachelor pad of Dallas’ fave pro golfer Jordan Spieth.

The townhome has a courtyard loaded with a firepit and a peaceful fountain. Walk right into a limestone foyer and floors everywhere of rich, dark bamboo. To the left, a huge living room, to the right, you have the dining room and Bulthaup kitchen which is fully loaded with sleek counters, cabinets, and tip-top level appliances including a wine cooler. Bulthaup! The garage entrance is in this room, with a close by powder bath. Bedrooms, three of them, up all with en suite baths.

Listed for $1,199,000 with Debra Robinson of Allie Beth Allman, who just got the listing in September, the house sold for $1,199,999 on October 9. Which means the new owner must be settling in right about now.  Sure hope all the mail’s been forwarded!

Ritz ExtA Reader writes:

I am very interested in buying a condo near downtown Dallas in an exclusive, small building. The price is over $600 per square foot. I am doing this without a Realtor for personal reasons.

My question is this: I know that condo sales at the Ritz, Museum Tower and One Arts are also in that same price per square foot range, but I wonder if those are fair comparables? They are very different buildings. How would I go about finding comparables in an area saturated with big high rises? Thanks!

Dear Reader: Interesting question. Perhaps our vast real estate brain bank can help you out? I will caution you that while I totally understand not using a Realtor for this transaction, research shows that buyers tend to overpay when they buy without an agent. I also think comparing a smaller building to these large, amenity-loaded high rises may not be appropriate.

Go ahead, go nuts in the comments department!

Update 3/29: Dang, this one is sold leased! This hot market is making my job even harder!

Do not tell me we do not have gorgeous, sleek, affordable contemporary housing within steps of everything you need — well, the Katy Trail, Knox shopping, and some of the city’s best restaurants. You tell me a lie I will hit you over the head with 4525 Cole Avenue, No. 11: a three story empty nesters’ dream den.

Two words will tell you a lot about this home: Diane Cheatham, the builder/developer who put these townhomes together in 2004. So no shocker that architectural details abound: a floating staircase, exposed wood beams, maple hardwoods, lots of glass, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms, smooth concrete floors and glass wall in the entry, and an airy balcony with great views all in 1429 square feet. Check out that kitchen and quality of finish-out with European cabinetry, gas range, stainless appliances, and stainless countertops. Talk about wiping the slate clean, the two and a half bathrooms have been re-formatted with fresh slabs of Cararra marble. The home is located in an exclusive complex with only twelve homes and reasonable HOA dues ($150/month) which cover: front and backyard maintenance, sprinklers, water, trash, and gas.Unit 11 happens to be a rare end unit, which has a fenced backyard, is pet friendy and boasts the best views of all! I know this is a very popular area for “lock and leave” post McMansion boomers who want to be urbanites but are not ready for that condo plunge ice bath. You get a yard and some privacy, no garage but extra parking for guests. After all, weird concept for Dallas here, but you’ll be walking: who needs a garage? Three floors, two bedrooms,  three living areas and plenty of room for a rebound kid. How much you ask? $339,000. I know: it’s like they are GIVING it away!