renaissance condo

For buyers looking to live at a tony Dallas address without dropping a boatload of cash, a condo at the Renaissance on Turtle Creek offers that opportunity.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is located there, 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt. 842. This is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with an oversized master, 1,154 square feet, and great views from the balcony, priced well below $300K.

Home ownership at The Renaissance on Turtle Creek offers a variety of advantages, including a doorman and an on-site concierge who arrange almost any outside service,from pet-sitting and dry cleaning pick-up to courier service and grocery delivery.

This unit was listed May 27 by Patricia Tafoya Valenzuela with Century 21 Judge Fite Co. for $274,900. Monthly HOA dues are $605 and include blanket insurance, exterior and common area maintenance, full use of facilities, management fees, reserves, trash, and water/sewer.

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Renaissance 325 Renaissance 325a Renaissance 325 b Renaissance 325cThe tragic and frightening parking lot collapse at The Renaissance has this unit under the Real Estate microscope. The Renaissance, built in 1998, is one of the largest condo complexes on Turtle Creek, and it usually has a smattering of units for both sale and rent. Average prices look to be about $200 to 250K, and while some are pretty straightforward and simple — like unit #230 for $174,900 — we love this unit #1516 listed with Allie Beth Allman’s Sue Krider for a whopping $375,000. Both are one bedroom, one bath units. 

There are about 605 units in two buildings, concierge services, a huge pool, outside barbecue area, exercise room and spa services. The Renaissance is a relatively affordable way to get a home on Turtle Creek Boulevard. This is the building where you find ownership under many a name-dropping Dallas family name trust — Winspear, Cline, etc. It’s a favorite safe place to plant your child while attending graduate school in Dallas while not breaking the bank or trust fund.

Here’s a theory from a reader from FaceBook:  (more…)

Photo courtesy Zillow

Photo courtesy Zillow

Update: I’m hearing multiple reports from residents and people who live and work near vantage points for the top of the parking garage who are saying that a contractor had been storing fill dirt in the area that collapsed.

We are still working on the details, but reports are that part of a parking garage at the Renaissance on Turtle Creek at 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. has collapsed. After viewing a picture of the actual collapse, I can say it looks like several parking spaces just dropped through several levels of the Turtle Creek garage. It appears that fire and police are on the scene, and search and rescue as well as canine search and rescue are on the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that might be affected by this pretty scary looking multi-level collapse, and hope that the only things injured are cars.

From Twitter:

Folks, be careful tonight. I can say for sure that there are so many roads (that you wouldn’t even think would flood) are covered over with water. There are many road closures. Once you get home from work, stay home – there’s more coming and the rain is coming down again after that brief break this afternoon.