Our Splurge: 2300 Wolf Street, Unit 9A,  is listed by Sharon Quist of Dave Perry-Miller Park Cities for $3,300,000.

Nothings says “I have arrived” like living in a Dallas condo high above the city. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a busy professional climbing the ranks, or an empty nester looking for the convenience of high-rise living, Dallas has something for you. Which is exactly why we chose Uptown for our latest Splurge vs. Steal.

Offering hip cocktail lounges, a posh shopping scene, and plenty of walkable, live-work-play stops along the way, Uptown is a place to see and be seen. Looking for an Uptown home to call your own? Here we feature two Uptown condos, each with updated interiors and a prime Uptown Dallas address, but with price points that are miles apart.

Tell us which one you would choose – the super luxe Stoneleigh splurge or the Brownstone State Street steal. We would love to hear in the comments.

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Easability Is the Buzzword at the Residences at the Stoneleigh | CandysDirt.com

Easeability is the buzzword at one of Dallas’ most desirable luxury high-rises near Uptown, with stellar location and luxury amenities.

Life is just more convenient at the Residences at the Stoneleigh, a 22-story building at 2300 Wolf Street, nestled between historic Turtle Creek and energetic Uptown. It offers easy access to the Katy Trail, the Arts District, high-end shopping, and some of the city’s finest restaurants. 

Residents also get a concierge level of service, said general manager Will Terry, who has been in the hospitality business for over 25 years.  

“Anything we can do to make their life easier is what we try to do — our residents have stayed at some of the nicest hotels and homes in the world and so expect service to be of that five-star quality,” Terry said. “Not only do we bring their car around, we deliver their laundry to them, we can deliver their groceries, take them out of their car, bring up them up to their home, stock their refrigerator…it truly is a lock-and-leave kind of lifestyle.”

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Walkable Neighborhood a Top Appeal for the Residences at Stoneleigh | CandysDirt.com

Walkable communities are getting more attention from homebuyers who crave the lifestyle. In addition to convenience, these places offer unexpected benefits to our health, environment, finances, and communities.  

Some 56 percent of millennials and 46 percent of boomers prefer walkable communities with a range of housing amidst local businesses and public services. 

We’re certainly seeing this trend around Dallas, particularly Uptown and surrounding neighborhoods. One of our favorites there is the Residences at the Stoneleigh , which gets a Walk Score of 86, meaning it is highly walkable. 

That was part of what attracted Paul and Mackie Ellenbogen and their beloved dog Ruby, who looked at a lot of condos in Uptown and the Turtle Creek area before deciding on the Residences at the Stoneleigh. 

“We thought that condominium life might be right for us [because] our children were grown and had moved to other cities, and we were ready to downsize,” said Paul. “We liked it for the location, the proximity to the Arts District, Katy Trail, the American Airlines Center, and to restaurants. We were first attracted to the Residences at the Stoneleigh because of its location, all the things that we could do.” 

The Residences at the Stoneleigh combine a rare real estate opportunity with superior service, luxury amenities, and that incredible location. They’ve got it all! 

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Desirability Is Where It's at for the Residences at the Stoneleigh | CandysDirt.com

It’s the buzz around the Dallas real estate community, and units are 63 percent sold. This 22-story high-rise is one of the most coveted properties in the city, and I’ll tell you why…

The Residences at the Stoneleigh combine a rare real estate opportunity with superior service, luxury amenities, and an incredible location to nail the “desirability” angle. They’ve got it all. 

But don’t take my word for it — listen to John and Jessica East, who moved into the Residences at the Stoneleigh in January 2015, building out a shell. They say the hotel/spa experience living there was a top attraction.

“What I love about the Residences at the Stoneleigh is all the wonderful amenities we have here,” said Jessica. “You’ve got a beautiful pool on the third floor that overlooks the city — it’s very relaxing — you’ve got a gym with everything you need and nothing you don’t, as well as a health club with dry and wet sauna. You’ve also got wonderful staff that treat you like you’re the only resident that lives here.” 

Important to note: This is one of very few buildings in Dallas where homeowners can buy a shell unit and customize it to be whatever they want, creating their “space in the sky” with spectacular views from rooms and balconies. Floorplans range from 2,400 to 4,200 square feet, available also as finished units, and some balconies are as large as 240 square feet. 

 

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Gracious, upscale living has a new address in the heart of Dallas, with easy access to the Katy Trail, the Arts District, high-end shopping, and some of the city’s finest restaurants. 

Live above it all at the Residences at the Stoneleigh with dramatic views of downtown, a lush greenbelt, sunrises, and sunsets from your balcony at ​2300 Wolf St. The 22-story building is nestled between historic Turtle Creek and the energy of Uptown and offers a rare opportunity to totally customize a luxury high-rise unit. 

Floorplans range from 2,400 square feet to over 4,200 square feet of shell space — buyers can even combine units to create a home up to 15,000 square feet.

“It’s the perfect way to have total control over the design/build process and each shell will be hand-crafted by one Dallas’ finest homebuilders, TriArc Construction and Sharif & Munir,” said Stoneleigh Sales and Marketing Manger Donna Smith. “We’ve already sold over 60 percent of available units to buyers who understand what a one-of-a-kind property this is in Dallas.” 

Also available: turn-key, designer-finished homes with all of the details already in place in one of four floorplans. Buyers can work with their preferred interior designer or a recommended designer to select the perfect furnishings, too. Move-in ready homes mean the Residences at the Stoneleigh lifestyle can become a reality all the sooner. 

Now, I can’t go any further without mentioning the fabulous amenities! Jump to read all about them. 

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Kyle Crews and the Allie Beth Urban Team with Allie Beth Allman right in the middle

Dear Diary,

Today I drove a Rolls Royce. Not only was it OMG big (like 20 feet long), but it rode so very unexpectedly smooth (I expected smooth, but it’s shockingly smooth). The new Phantom VIII was on display, and quite at home, at the Stoneleigh Residences in concert with the Allie Beth Urban team who’re taking over shell space sales. And you know me, I love to redesign a shell.

After my recent journeys through Southern Dallas, the city’s Market Value Analysis for affordable housing, and Housing First programs for the homeless, firing up the Phantom’s 563 horsepower, V-12 engine provided for some serious mental whiplash (the Phantom is far too polite to have caused physical whiplash).

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The Main Lobby (Photo: Dan Piassick)

If you have not had the chance to tour the new 22-story Stoneleigh Residences, which are filling up very quickly over off Maple Avenue at Wolf Street, I strongly suggest you stop in and give your eyes a holiday treat. I not only toured one of the units the incredible (and CandysDirt-approved!) Sharif & Munir folks are finishing out over there  — a sleek contemporary — but I attended a party at a friend’s house who now lives there and could not be happier.

First, who all is buying there? As we have told you, Don and Linda Jo Carter shed their Park Cities home in July of 2013 and snapped up a penthouse at The Stoneleigh. Also, of course, a place at The Ritz. So did Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, plastic surgeon Natan Yaker, and a sprinkling of physicians and professionals. Of 75 units on the Dallas County Appraisal District records, only 42 are left to sell and five are pending. The sales office tells me six homeowners bought additional spaces to enlarge their original shell. Some are combining units so there may ultimately be fewer to sell. This is not the building for junior sized homes. According to Donna Smith, sales director,  4000 seems to be the magic number for square feet.  (more…)