In the parlance of those of us in Dallas who have been huddled indoors avoiding the cold and wet winter, “Where’s the patio?”

I’ll tell you where it is —our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. It’s an incredible townhome listed by Dave Perry-Miller agents Phillip Murrell and Stewart Lee in one of the hottest parts of Oak Lawn. 

“In addition to almost 2,600 square feet of indoor space, the townhome includes a yard with access to the first floor, a large balcony adjacent to the living room, and a roof-top deck with stellar views of downtown,” Murrell said. “This is the perfect townhome for those who want to enjoy the excellent weather we’ve been having in Dallas.”

Just make sure you take your allergy medicine and you’re ready to pour some mimosas and soak up the sun and skyline!

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When you live in the heart of a thriving city like Dallas, your apartment building can be one of the best places to relax and unwind. Choose to live in a high-rise building with a stunning rooftop deck and your apartment will be the hottest address in town. Watch the excitement of the city unfold — and take in gorgeous skyline views — from the comfort of your own home.

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the shelby residences

The Shelby Residences offers sleek, chic urban living in East Dallas’ University Crossing neighborhood. It’s about to get even better with the unveiling of their new rooftop deck during a fall social on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Take in the stunning downtown Dallas views from this newly completed space, with multiple seating areas and fire pits. While you’re there, take a tour of the model home, designed by Cheryl Ketner Interiors, along with several of the remaining 10 homes available for purchase.

The evening will include a festive fall theme, courtesy of West Elm, whose designers will be decorating the Owners’ Lounge and Rooftop Deck with new fall accessories. One of their designers will be onsite to answer any questions about West Elm’s products and give design tips.

“The fall social will also feature DJ and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent Jeff Mitchell, popular from ‘Decks on the Park,’ spinning tunes to keep the vibe fun and social,” said The Shelby Residences’ Sales Director Denise Edmondson. “Our visitors can indulge in a free craft beer tasting from Firestone Walker Brewing, or other spirits, complemented by finger foods from Central Market.”

For those with a thirst for knowledge, don’t miss an update on the Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge from Patrick Sanders, Executive Director of the University Crossing Public Improvement District, at 6:30 p.m. The bridge is under construction just steps from The Shelby Residences and will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, connecting residents to the shops and restaurants of Mockingbird Station and linking up with trails to Uptown.

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bryan street loftGet ready to be wooed by our Thursday Three Hundred.

The loft-condo at 3030 Bryan St. Ste 207, near N. Haskell Avenue and Live Oak Street, shows spectacularly, with 11-foot ceilings, stained and polished concrete floors, an open floorplan, and access to a 2,200-square-foot rooftop deck with breathtaking downtown views.

It’s a 2-1 with an additional half bath and 1,512 square feet, built in 2005, a study in New Modern craftsmanship. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow sunlight to flood the space, which feels considerably larger than its measured square footage.

It was listed Tuesday by Matthew Edwards with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $399,000. Monthly HOA dues are $412. There is an open house Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

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dallas open houses

The home at 4321 Merrell Rd. is one of five we’re featuring this week in our open-house roundup. What a fantastic backyard!

Every week, we’re featuring five fantastic open houses in Dallas (and suburbs from time to time) here at CandysDirt.

This week, we’ve found an exceptional group of homes on the market now. They range in price from $365,000 to $760,000. You’ll find everything from one of the best Tudor renovations we’ve seen in Hollywood/Santa Monica, to a three-story townhome with views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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State Thomas condo

Proximity to downtown Dallas is one of the big selling features of the condo at 3110 Thomas Ave., today’s Tuesday Two Hundred.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is all about urban living.

Located in the State Thomas district in Uptown, apartment 102 at 3110 Thomas Ave. is a corner unit with two stories on the first floor of 588 Lofts of Dallas. It has funky loft features, like exposed brick, polished concrete floors, and two stories of commercial class looking out to the courtyard. The owner of this unit also has access to the building’s community amenities: an outdoor lap pool, rooftop lounge with great views, a courtyard with patio furniture, fitness room, and secure parking with assigned spaces. Full use of community amenities are all covered by the monthly HOA fees of $214, which also includes blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, maintenance of common areas, and management fees.

This condo is a one bedroom with 1.5 bathrooms with 1,073 square feet. It was listed yesterday by Brian Franklin with Fathom Realty for $289,900.

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Farmers Market Loft

Lofts tend to feel big because of high ceilings, tall windows, and few interior walls dividing up the space. But today’s Thursday Three Hundred really IS a big space—2,296 square feet with polished concrete floors, exposed ductwork, and huge iron windows that hinge open.

Unit 208 at 2220 Canton St. is located near the downtown Dallas Farmers Market in the historic Olive & Myers Furniture Company Building, constructed in 1925. Now called 2220 Canton, the building was renovated for residential living in 1996 by Corgan & Associates (same folks who did the Adam Hats Lofts nearby in Deep Ellum).

Their beautiful work won a Building Design award from the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It is one of the few remaining examples of factory architecture in downtown Dallas and the property is now listed as a City of Dallas Landmark.

Farmers Market Loft

Not only does 2220 Canton offer an incredible location in the southwest part of downtown, check out that view from the rooftop pool deck above. Wow. Residents have access to a concierge during normal business hours, as well as a fitness center in the building and 1/3-mile walking track on the roof.

This unusual loft is newly listed by Holly Bock at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International for $390,350.

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downtown loft

If stellar downtown views are on your “must-have” list, then today’s Tuesday Two Hundred will exceed your expectations.

With south-facing, eight-foot windows and a rooftop pool deck, the Soco Urban Loft Condo at 1122 Jackson St. No. 904 offers splendid skyline views of downtown Dallas.

But the appeal of this condo isn’t confined to views. Think polished concrete floors, cool-burning LED lighting, a huge custom walk-in California closet with desk and safe, and lots of authentic details that remind you of the building’s 1925 construction (the building was once a railroad terminal and warehouse, completely reimagined as hip condos 11 years ago).

Unit 904 is technically a 1-1, but because it’s a loft, the 1,272 square feet flow together and feel open. It was listed June 3 by Jennifer Shindler at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $224,000, the largest and most expensive of the four units in this building currently for sale. Its price-per-square-foot is $176, which is on the low end compared to the other three, listed at $174, $184, and $209 per square foot. With such a great look and solid price, we think unit 904 won’t be on the market long.

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