renovating a condo

Jon’s Completely Biased Residential High-Rise Awards, Part 3

By Jon Anderson / July 28, 2016 / 9 Comments

Part 3 continues … and ends … my self-serving, completely subjective high-rise awards based on equally dubious categories.  Click here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2. 8. Best Private Club Feel: Ritz Residences  

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BombSHELLs: The Shelton’s Secret Penthouses

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2015 / 1 Comment

Wow! I stumbled into Carolina Rendon’s hip pocket and neither of us felt a thing – but I saw something wonderful that stirred my renovator’s heart. But I get ahead of myself… In 1983, The Shelton popped up in Preston Center located on Luther Lane just south of Northwest Highway and east of the Tollway. […]

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Renovating in a Highrise, Part 2: How and When to use Architects and Designers

By Jon Anderson / March 16, 2015 / 4 Comments

By Jon Anderson Special Contributor Armed with the renovation application, ideas, and sketches it’s probably time to find an architect, a designer, and a contractor.

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Renovating in a Highrise, Part 1: Planning, Planning, Planning

By Jon Anderson / March 9, 2015 / 1 Comment

By Jon Anderson Special Contributor Over the past few weeks you’ve read my bias towards buying and rehabilitating older high-rise condos. They’re cheaper, generally larger, and (in voce real estate-o) full of potential. But renovating is a bit of a headache no matter where it’s being done. So once you’ve settled on your location, location, […]

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