The Claridge

Limited Inventory Has Buyers Scouting The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / January 22, 2020 / 2 Comments

It might be in the chilly 30s as I write this, but buyer interest in the Penthouse Plunge is in full-on spring buying mode.

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Penthouse Plunge: What’s It Like Living On Turtle Creek?

By Jon Anderson / January 2, 2020 / 4 Comments

When I first started visiting Dallas for work, the paint was still wet on The Claridge (1984) and The Centrum (1985). I recall being annoyed when The Mansion Residences were built in 1992 because they ruined the views of downtown Dallas from both The Mansion on Turtle Creek and The Melrose hotels. But through my […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Finding a General Contractor is Harder Than it Looks

By Jon Anderson / September 20, 2019 / 2 Comments

I’ve never used the same general contractor twice. That says something right there. So every time I do a renovation, I have to start from scratch. The usual reason I don’t repeat contractors comes down to communication. I say things that don’t happen. They do things without asking that aren’t on the blueprints. They ignore […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Reuse, Recycle, And PARTY

By Jon Anderson / September 10, 2019 / 4 Comments

Once you’ve checked out the Elite Auctions preview of 11322 E. Ricks Circle on Sept. 14, join me from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Claridge (3510 Turtle Creek Blvd., Units 18 A and B) for your chance to tour my Penthouse Plunge before demolition as I revive and return two Turtle Creek penthouses to […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Finding An Architect At The Right Price

By Jon Anderson / August 30, 2019 / 1 Comment

I’d sketched enough plans to feel comfortable taking the Penthouse Plunge remodel of a double-penthouse at the Claridge on Turtle Creek. To review,  I’ll be restoring the combined 5,311-square-foot unit back into two infinitely more livable spaces. But my work isn’t good enough for building permits. That’s the subject of this column – getting to […]

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Penthouse Plunge: What’s The Plan For This High-Rise Renovation?

By Jon Anderson / August 28, 2019 / 8 Comments

I’m the soon-to-be the owner of a 5,311-square-foot penthouse on Turtle Creek that I don’t want and can’t afford. Now what? As I hinted in my first Penthouse Plunge column, the plan is to separate the condo back into two units as it was originally designed. I foresee three phases. Phase one will include all […]

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