People are making the move from expansive homes with huge backyards to luxurious condos for many reasons. Part of it could be that apartments are inherently more low maintenance, but another reason is that it’s a liberating change of pace to be in walking distance of raved-about restaurants, amazing shopping, and lush nature parks and trails. The world is wide open and the best city experiences are always at your fingertips. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, you definitely need to take a look at this beautiful unit in the Claridge Condominiums of prestigious Turtle Creek.

 

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Merriman ParkIt happened this week — Lindsay Sikes Nicholson mentioned on Park Cities Resale Shop (a sort of virtual Facebook swap meet but way, way fancier) that her beloved Merriman Park home was going on the market.

“Our precious home will be hitting the market this weekend. Fully renovated in Merriman Park,” she wrote. “This has been a great home and I would love to see it go to someone that will love it as much as we have!”

At last count, there were 73 comments from people asking for more information. So uh, if you’re in love with this house like we were, you better get to hoppin’.

We took a minute to ask Nicholson what prompted the move — after all, the home is immaculate and adorable. Why leave now? (more…)

Simply gorgeous! Perched high from street level with a deep setbThis home is one of the treasures of the Park Cities: a striking French Quarter flavor built by Rusty Goff in 2007 that is owned by one of the most talented landscape architects in town, Doug Smellage, owner and founder of Lawns of Dallas.

True landscapers, they built the structure and landscaped as carefully as they crafted the home’s interiors. That is why, from the very start, you notice that something is very different about 3141 Southwestern Boulevard.

First of all, it’s on a corner lot, the south east quadrant of  Southwestern and Airline. The lot is elevated to an almost Hill Country feel, and the house is set back more deeply than most. You actually walk up the cobbled stone driveway, which is curved and large enough to park a bevy of cars. The sensibility is New Orleans as you walk to the front door, surrounded by greenery, a side entrance from the gracious porch. Here is where Daisy Buchanan would be swinging and watching the world go by.

Guests are welcomed into the grand foyer measuring 21x15 ft thro (more…)