Oak Lawn townhome

These days, it’s pretty common to spot a great listing and watch it go under contract faster than you can say, “Jeeves, fetch me a Realtor!”

So when I spot an Oak Lawn townhome like the one at 3316 Hawthorne Ave. #3316, which has been on the market for 160 days, I have to scratch my head. It looks magazine-worthy, has over 2,000 square feet, and is located in a highly desirable neighborhood. So what gives?

This unit, in the Park Place Townhomes, is 2,025 square feet, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three stories, a custom kitchen, plaster walls, private courtyard, hardwood floors, a private elevator, and oh, so much more. It is listed by Chris Pyle at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $394,900, or $194 per square foot.

Oak Lawn townhome

Looking at the neighborhood comparables, it’s on the high end—others sold for $131, $138, $167, and $184 per square foot. But another unit in the same Park Place Townhomes sold for a dollar more per square foot in December, and it has only 1,149 square feet.

Could it be the school district? This townhome is located in DISD, and nearby comparable properties located in Highland Park ISD sold for $197 to $254 per square foot. But the unit that sold for a dollar more per square foot is also in DISD. So the jury is out on that factor.

Mandatory monthly HOA fees of $1,117 are on the hefty side, and do not appear to include utilities, so that is a potential issue that might be dissuading buyers. But it’s not an unheard-of amount for this area.

Let’s take a look inside and you tell us your opinion on today’s Thursday Three Hundred.

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1505 Elm

There’s a new downtown property on the market that’s got the kind of luxury amenities you usually see on Turtle Creek, but for under $300K: a sixth-floor corner unit on Elm Street at North Akard with a stellar view, modern interior, and prime location.

The condo at 1505 Elm St. #604 is pretty much everything I imagine people desire in a downtown Dallas address: big, open floorplans; high-end appliances; awesome amenities; and easy access a DART light rail station across the street.

This 1-1.5 with a study is 1,482 square feet, listed by Gregory Iker at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $235,000.

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Dallas architect George Dahl designed 1505 Elm, which was constructed in 1957 and served as Dallas Federal Savings bank for years before being abandoned. In 2002, it was part of the first wave of residential redevelopment in downtown Dallas, bringing 68 units to the market.

They didn’t cut corners in this building: it has an incredible level of amenities, which helps explain the whopping HOA fees of $1,001 per month. But those fees earn access to a 24-hour concierge, valet parking for residents and guests, a pool, sauna, private dog run, fitness center, Moroccan-style party room with billiard table and caterer’s kitchen, three high-speed elevators, and a super cool former bank vault that is now a wine cellar with a large dining table and individual wine lockers for residents. There’s even access to downtown tunnel system through lobby.

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1505 Elm 502 Pool

This building is all about the location. Besides, don’t you want to sleep in the same building Jon Voight did? That’s what I thought! If you aren’t already sold, check out this gorgeous condo inside 1505 Elm St., a building beautiful enough to attract a star-studded sleepover!

For rent is Unit #502 inside this luxury high-rise. It’s a gorgeous and modern one-bedroom, one-bath condo with two fireplaces right in the heart of the Main Street district. If you’re wondering where the Main Street district is downtown, try to remember the last time you were downtown for a special event or a holiday celebration. Yup, that’s where it is!

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When it comes to the holidays, there’s no better place to be than the Main Street District. You’ve got gorgeous lights, and you’re neighbors with the Neiman Marcus flagship store that is always decked out with amazing displays and TUNNELS!!! Love that! You’ve got excellent restaurants and parks, as well as a short commute to anywhere around downtown, a priceless benefit if you’ve been stuck on North Central Expressway any time in your life, ever. And you’ve got a DART rail stop right at your doorstep that can take you all over the North Texas area. What’s more to love?

1505 Elm502 Theatre

With more than 1,300 square feet, you don’t have to skimp on living space to make a home downtown. In fact, you don’t have to skimp on anything, especially a beautiful gourmet kitchen, which this unit has. You get tons of other great amenities, including a screening room, rooftop pool, fitness center, game room, and more.

Are you in love? Lease it today from D/FW Property Management experts LocalDwelling.com for a recently reduced $1,825 a month!

1505 Elm 502 Pool

This building is all about the location. Besides, don’t you want to sleep in the same building Jon Voight did? That’s what I thought! If you aren’t already sold, check out this gorgeous condo inside 1505 Elm St., a building beautiful enough to attract a star-studded sleepover!

For rent is Unit #502 inside this luxury high-rise. It’s a gorgeous and modern one-bedroom, one-bath condo with two fireplaces right in the heart of the Main Street district. If you’re wondering where the Main Street district is downtown, try to remember the last time you were downtown for a special event or a holiday celebration. Yup, that’s where it is!

1505 Elm 502 Dining 1505 Elm 502 Kitchen 1505 Elm 502 Living

When it comes to the holidays, there’s no better place to be than the Main Street District. You’ve got gorgeous lights, and you’re neighbors with the Neiman Marcus flagship store that is always decked out with amazing displays and TUNNELS!!! Love that! You’ve got excellent restaurants and parks, as well as a short commute to anywhere around downtown, a priceless benefit if you’ve been stuck on North Central Expressway any time in your life, ever. And you’ve got a DART rail stop right at your doorstep that can take you all over the North Texas area. What’s more to love?

1505 Elm502 Theatre

With more than 1,300 square feet, you don’t have to skimp on living space to make a home downtown. In fact, you don’t have to skimp on anything, especially a beautiful gourmet kitchen, which this unit has. You get tons of other great amenities, including a screening room, rooftop pool, fitness center, game room, and more.

Are you in love? Lease it today from D/FW Property Management experts LocalDwelling.com for a recently reduced $1,825 a month!

Mahanna Pool

The folks over at LocalDwelling.com are really building their stable of fantastic rental properties. Besides a great house in HPISD boundaries, a gorgeous condo with views of downtown, there’s this great condo just off Mahanna that will put you in the middle of it all.

Mahanna Living Dining

It’s Unit #11 at 3116 Mahanna Street, just west of the Dallas North Tollway. This is such an excellent location for someone who wants easy access to the tollway and downtown without sacrificing culture and aesthetics.

This unit is just over 1,000 square feet and has bamboo floors throughout, an updated kitchen, and two bedrooms and one full and one half baths. The bonus of this building is the great little courtyard with a pretty pool and plenty of room to lounge.

Mahanna Condo

This unit rents for an absolute steal, too, at just $1,125. Incredible price, y’all. And consider that pets are allowed, and there’s covered parking, a washer and dryer in the unit, and you’re on the top floor. Just think: no noisy upstairs neighbors!

Sound like your dream rental? Contact Deborah Thierault at LocalDwelling.com.

Neal Stewarts LRHello beautiful Turtle Creek condo that has been on the market since last July. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s got the most gorgeous condo of them all? I’d put my money on Neal Stewart any day! The veteran Dallas designer and former showroom owner just rocks and divides his time between Dallas and Honolulu with a condo he owns there with his partner, Allen Carrell. This is his private pad at the Vendome. Now here’s one of the the biggest secrets in the RE biz: ALWAYS buy, if you can, the personal house or condo of an architect, designer or high end custom home builder, like the one’s on Candy’s Approved Builder list. Why? These people love homes and they LOAD THEM UP!

Stewart moved into the Vendom in 2004, shortly after it was built, like the third one in. His units — there have been several — have served almost as “models” in the building. Neal buys, fixes the design, someone looks at it to get ideas and ends up buying it, which is I’m sure what they hope helps this time.

Case in point: 3505 Turtle Creek #16E, listed with Judy Pittman. Stewart told D Home Magazine’s Peggy Levinson he furnished the place with “client leftovers”, like an extra panel here, a console a client didn’t want there. It’s a handsome, rich environment, unlke many of the almost stark modern rooms I have seen him create. There is rich, dark colors on the walls which surprisingly makes the space seem larger. There are more than 2100 square feet, 11 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, designer kitchen extraordinaire, hardwoods and all the many amenities of the Vendome: elegant foyer, concierge & doorman, fitness facility, pool, dog park, and even three guest suites should your guests need them. This unit, 16E, has two bedrooms, three and a half baths, and great views of the city skyline overlooking Lee Park. Asking $795,000. For a designer’s dream.Neal Stewarts LR Neil Stewart LR 2 Neal Stewart FR Neal Stewart kitchen Neal Stewart bedroom neal Stewart bath

Neal Stewarts LRHello beautiful Turtle Creek condo that has been on the market since last July. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s got the most gorgeous condo of them all? I’d put my money on Neal Stewart any day! The veteran Dallas designer and former showroom owner just rocks and divides his time between Dallas and Honolulu with a condo he owns there with his partner, Allen Carrell. This is his private pad at the Vendome. Now here’s one of the the biggest secrets in the RE biz: ALWAYS buy, if you can, the personal house or condo of an architect, designer or high end custom home builder, like the one’s on Candy’s Approved Builder list. Why? These people love homes and they LOAD THEM UP!

Stewart moved into the Vendom in 2004, shortly after it was built, like the third one in. His units — there have been several — have served almost as “models” in the building. Neal buys, fixes the design, someone looks at it to get ideas and ends up buying it, which is I’m sure what they hope helps this time.

Case in point: 3505 Turtle Creek #16E, listed with Judy Pittman. Stewart told D Home Magazine’s Peggy Levinson he furnished the place with “client leftovers”, like an extra panel here, a console a client didn’t want there. It’s a handsome, rich environment, unlke many of the almost stark modern rooms I have seen him create. There is rich, dark colors on the walls which surprisingly makes the space seem larger. There are more than 2100 square feet, 11 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, designer kitchen extraordinaire, hardwoods and all the many amenities of the Vendome: elegant foyer, concierge & doorman, fitness facility, pool, dog park, and even three guest suites should your guests need them. This unit, 16E, has two bedrooms, three and a half baths, and great views of the city skyline overlooking Lee Park. Asking $795,000. For a designer’s dream.Neal Stewarts LR Neil Stewart LR 2 Neal Stewart FR Neal Stewart kitchen Neal Stewart bedroom neal Stewart bath