Highrise Penthouse

Penthouse Proceed: Work Restarts As State Clarifies Essential Service

By Jon Anderson / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week you read about the Penthouse Pause, where construction on my high-rise flip-and-live project had been halted due to COVID-19. That column was written over a week ago (I write most columns on weekends) and things changed during that ensuing week. We all know COVID-19 has forced daily changes to how the world operates […]

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One Lucky Reader Got a Virtual Tour of The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2020 / 5 Comments

Last week was a busy week for the old Penthouse Plunge. On Monday contractors remained banned, on Thursday I was agreeing to terms for work to restart (full details tomorrow), and on Friday I welcomed a CandysDirt.com reader and potential buyer for a virtual tour. “Madam X” as I’ll call her, began emailing me in […]

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Penthouse Pause: COVID-19 Cripples Some High-Rise Renovations

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Three weeks ago, I would have said my best guess was that I was a hard six weeks shy of putting my Claridge Penthouse studs-in renovation on the market. Today, I can’t answer that question – and only partly for the reason you think. For those new readers discovering CandysDirt.com while sipping a quarantini, Penthouse […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Renovation Always Brings Surprises And Their Costs

By Jon Anderson / January 28, 2020 / 3 Comments

It’s time to get real on renovation. You will spend more than you budget. I think the only way I’d come in under budget on any renovation were if I died in the middle.

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The Beat: Biggest Penthouse in The Cedars

By Jon Anderson / September 18, 2015 / 4 Comments

Jim Croce sang that “the south side of Chicago is the baddest part of town.” And now, thanks to years of work, Dallas’ South Side district, otherwise known as The Cedars, is the baddest part of Dallas. CandysDirt.com is bringing you the exclusive pre-listing peep at the most unique space in the neighborhood. Unlike the […]

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