This is one of my most favorite developments in Dallas, and I can say I even remember when it was built. Regents Park is solid commercial construction with pure high end finish out, and the ideal place to live if you are right-sizing, want zero exterior maintenance but the semblance of a yard. You are gated, secure, right across the street from the Mansion on Turtle Creek and minutes from the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek.

The biggest: you are in a home, not a condo, retaining the ultimate in luxurious living.

Now Emily Price Carrigan presents us with one of the most amazing Regents Park units to become available in years, with views unlike any other from the insulated arched windows: 3522 Gillespie.

What I love: the property on the east side of this home has a huge setback,  with a park-like front lawn studded with tasteful sculptures. Beyond that, the lone corner property is a redone vintage home and office space.

From the fourth floor balconies, 3522 Gillespie even has views of Old Parkland — stunning, I have been there, could look at this every day!— and a total southeast view of the entire city of Dallas that literally shimmers come night.

Oh and don’t worry about tripping up the stairs when you are tired: 3522 Gillespie has an elevator to take you from the garage to fourth floor.

The spaces in Regents Park were drafted at a time when luxury ruled, and it prevails. 

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This must mean I’m getting old. I remember when they BUILT Regents Park. I loved it then, I love it now. Regents Park would be the ideal place for my next home — not really downsizing, but right sizing in extreme elegance with zero exterior maintenance, but NOT a condo. Regents Park was built in 2003, as the Dallas high rise/brownstone/density living scene was just hitting the gas pedal. It is one of the most sought after living spaces in the Turtle Creek-Mansion Park area. What’s practically across the street?

The Mansion on Turtle Creek.

It is rare that these extremely well designed, commercially constructed homes are available. And 3522 Gillespie, marketed by Emily Price Carrigan, is just hot on the market. It offers four stories of beautifully designed, jewel-box perfection. (more…)

1212 Regents Dez Bryant Royce West Living

Texas State Sen. Royce West provided photos of the interior of 1212 Regents Park Ct. as exhibits in his suit against Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant, who allegedly left the home trashed after vacating it.

When Texas State Sen. Royce West entered his property at 1212 Regents Park Ct. in DeSoto after his tenant, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, had vacated the property, he found filthy carpet, garbage everywhere, broken windows and shutters, and even feces according to court documents. Bryant moved out in January, leaving the six-bedroom, seven-full-and-one-half-bath home in complete disrepair.

1212 Regents Park Ct.

1212 Regents Park Ct.

The lease documents signed by Bryant show that he was paying $4,720 per month for the 6,400-square-foot DeSoto home, which has both a tennis court and swimming pool. Lease documents show that pets were not allowed, and that the property was supposed to be kept in reasonably clean conditions, with repairs paid for upon move-out.

To fix all the issues with the property after Bryant vacated, West threw down more than $51,000, he says. West is asking for $60,000 for all the fixes to the property. Dallas County Appraisal District has the value of 1212 Regents Park Court on the tax rolls for $510,480 and the condition listed as “poor.” It was purchased in 2009 for $550,000.

West says he’s tried several times to get the embattled football star to pay up for repairs, but this is his last resort to get his money back.

Jump for more, as well as the original filings.

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Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith would be right at home in this Regents Park townhouse. Not Regent’s Park, London, mind you, but Dallas. The Regents Park development is an exclusive gated community of just 14 luxury homes in the heart of Turtle Creek.

White stucco exteriors, balconies, terraces, and iron embellishments mean the builders have gotten it absolutely right in their goal of bringing a bit of London’s style to Dallas. If you could easily imagine yourself living in a tony London flat, this beauty at 2908 Hood Street may be just your cup of tea. Daylon Pereira of Allie Beth Allman has the 6,547-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-full-and-two-half-bath listing priced at $2.59 million.

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