One Perfect Room

The Library: One Perfect Room

[Editor’s Note: The penthouse unit perched atop the Ritz Residences has been in headlines recently, and Jon just showed off the unit of the penthouse buyers, also in the Ritz and marketed by the one and only Sharon Quist. We reported on the former home of billionaire Trevor Rees-Jones on Aug. 28 of last year. Get all of the details on this incredible mansion in the sky right here.]

“Ritz” has been transformed from name to noun by the opulence found in César Ritz and Auguste Escoffier’s Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme since 1898 in Paris. The world has changed as lot since then, but Ritz is still a brand associated with timeless opulence, something we can see today in Penthouse 2200 at Dallas’ Ritz Residences. Neighbor and Realtor Sharon Quist and Kathy Myers of Dave Perry Miller are the agents skilled enough to market this incredible penthouse owned by billionaire Trevor Rees-Jones.

* The word “penthouse” traces its lineage back to the French “apentiz” of the 1520s, meaning to append or hang against. Literally a house that was appended to another structure. The English Middle-English-ized the word to “pentis.” (so 500-years later, together with Freud, I could pull off my double entendre title!)

By now, you know me. When looking around most homes, I tend to see projects. You know, those nagging, “Oh no they di’int” moments. Not this time. In this $8.5-million penthouse, my pickiness has met its match.

The library (pictured above) is one example of how to create a perfect room. Far from the largest room in this 5,666-square-foot home, the library oozes comfort and peace wrapped in killer views of the Dallas skyline with terrace access. Some would say my testosterone is talking. And I suppose with its wood-paneled walls and ceiling, it’s a tad more butch than the “Hers” master bath. However, with an amazing use of lighting, it’s far from the oppressive, dark, Chesterfield-lined smoking-hall that’s such a stereotypical turn-off to the ladies. Add a fridge and a toilet and I’d move in.

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Update 5:oopm: Dave Perry-Miller agent Kathy Myers is co-listing this unit with Sharon Quist. Kathy is, in fact, Mr Rees-Jones’ agent on the properties he purchases. She co-listed with Sharon because of Sharon’s success marketing and selling Avery Johnson’s Ritz unit several years ago.

Let’s say you’ve got a little extra cash to burn like that retired school principal in New York who won the Powerball. Perhaps you want to dip your toe into luxury real estate? Well, there’s no better example than luxury highrise living in Dallas than the Ritz, and there are few that are on par with this phenomenal penthouse owned by billionaire Trevor Rees-Jones.

 

We love the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, and this is the penthouse at Tower 2. This condo has so much going for it, besides being owned by a well-known philanthropist, and we love the gorgeous Poggenpohl Kitchen, amazing views, and inspiring interiors.

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