Penthouse Plunge

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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Limited Inventory Has Buyers Scouting The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / January 22, 2020 / 2 Comments

It might be in the chilly 30s as I write this, but buyer interest in the Penthouse Plunge is in full-on spring buying mode.

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Penthouse Plunge: Picking Leicht German Custom Kitchen Cabinetry For a Flip

By Jon Anderson / January 14, 2020 / 1 Comment

I’ve renovated every home I’ve ever owned, but I’ve never done a flip like I’m doing for the Penthouse Plunge series. Sure, there are different economic elements to consider when you’re flipping, which often shake out of tastes (my specific versus the great unwashed public’s). Armed with my budget and thoughts on what everyone wants […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Sudden Stone Sale Brings Countertops Into Focus

By Jon Anderson / January 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

The framing is almost complete in the A-unit of this Penthouse Plunge renovation project. For the newbies, this is the latest installment of a series chronicling the absurdity of my purchasing a double penthouse at The Claridge on Turtle Creek. I’m separating it back into two units and gutting and renovating the corner A-unit and […]

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Penthouse Plunge: What’s It Like Living On Turtle Creek?

By Jon Anderson / January 2, 2020 / 4 Comments

When I first started visiting Dallas for work, the paint was still wet on The Claridge (1984) and The Centrum (1985). I recall being annoyed when The Mansion Residences were built in 1992 because they ruined the views of downtown Dallas from both The Mansion on Turtle Creek and The Melrose hotels. But through my […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Demolition Begins With Few Surprises

By Jon Anderson / November 20, 2019 / 1 Comment

Building permit (finally) in hand, demolition of the A-unit began on overdrive to make up for lost time. The main concentration was to gut the kitchen and bathrooms on the A-side.  Unless this is your first time reading about the Penthouse Plunge, you know that I purchased a 5,311-square-foot double penthouse at the Claridge on […]

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