From Staff Reports

The Turtle Creek Association, a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to enhance, preserve, and protect Dallas’ 87-acre Turtle Creek Corridor, provides a special look inside three high-rise residences and one single-family home with their 2019 Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Following the tour will be a separately ticketed post tour reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. will have an exclusive Q&A with one of the homeowners on this incredible tour, as well as a ticket giveaway. Stay tuned so you don’t miss out!

The highly anticipated 2019 Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes hosted by the Turtle Creek Association showcases lifestyles, amenities and luxury enhancements. The tour is the primary fundraiser for this non-profit organization, whose mission is dedicated to preserving the 87-acres of greenways and parklands throughout the Turtle Creek Corridor. The tour provides the rare opportunity to visit some of Dallas’ most prestigious tailored homes designed by prominent designers.

This year’s featured homes are:  


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For the past few years, the Turtle Creek Home Tour has pulled out all the stops for tour-goers, making this one of the most sought-after events during the spring home tour season. The cool afterparty doesn’t hurt, either. This year, the Turtle Creek Association is putting out another great event on April 9, which will include a beautiful condo inside the Park Towers owned by Mike Wilkins. Other stops includes single-family homes on Rock Creek Drive and Turtle Creek Drive, the 11th floor of 3525 Turtle Creek, and the 16th floor of The Claridge.

We caught up with Wilkins as he prepares for the home tour. We are absolutely smitten with his gorgeous Park Towers unit, and you will be, too! Want to see it in person? Tickets to the Turtle Creek Home Tour are $50 for Turtle Creek Association members and $60 for non-members. The tour will run from 1 to 5 p.m. April 9 with the afterparty reception — first-come-first-served tickets are $125 each — running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Want to see these properties for free? Stay tuned to for a ticket giveaway before the tour!



Mark Parker and Eric Johnson are opening their gorgeous unit inside the Howard R. Meyer-designed midcentury classic 3525 Turtle Creek.

There are four home tours this weekend, but if your dance card is almost full, the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes should be on your short list. It’s perfect, actually — go to the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society tour on Saturday and then hit the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes on Sunday. Boom. Consider your weekend planned.

This is the 15th annual TCA Tour of Homes, and they have a wonderful lineup of properties that feature amazing works of art. Of course, this tour wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the “Grand Dame” of Turtle Creek, the Howard Meyer-designed tower at 3525 Turtle Creek. I love this building because of its iconic brise soliel and its amazing views of the neighborhood. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has played host to some of the biggest names in midcentury politics and entertainment.

Of course, the units inside are fabulous, and this one owned by Eric Johnson and Mark Parker is particularly splendid. You can still purchase tickets to the tour, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. with an exclusive after party from 6 to 8 p.m. Tour tickets are $60 apiece for non-TCA members and $50 apiece for members, but after party tickets are sold out!

If you want to win a pair of tickets to the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes so you can see Johnson and Parker’s gorgeous condo for yourself, stay tuned right here to!


Turtle Creek dallasTurtle Creek is a tony neighborhood in Dallas, with lovely parks, historically significant architecture, and the largest collection of residential highrises in the city.

Addresses in Turtle Creek are typically associated with big bucks—according to, the average estimated value of detached houses in 2010 was $791,697 (compare that to a city-wide average of $236,454). But there are deals to be had if you’re willing to live in a smaller highrise unit.

Today, we’re looking at a condo in the Renaissance On Turtle Creek, 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. #1533B, a 1-1 with 831 square feet. It is situated along the eponymous Turtle Creek and offers a sophisticated residence and private suite floor with keycard access for under $200K.

Turtle Creek dallasThe Renaissance condos were built in 1998 and this unit has monthly HOA fees of $449. That includes an underground parking space, access to a health and fitness center, dry sauna, swimming pool and sundeck, Jacuzzi, business center, a 24-hour doorman, complimentary valet parking, and concierge services.

This condo is newly listed by Joe Kobell at Ebby Halliday Realtors for $198,500.



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Yes, it’s home tour season in Dallas and we’ve got yet another sneak peek at one of the amazing homes to be featured. This time it’s the Turtle Creek Home Tour and Christopher Ridolfi’s amazing unit inside the Howard Meyer-designed midcentury modern jewel 3525 Turtle Creek.

You’ve heard us wax about this building, and folks, it’s worth all of the beautiful prose we can muster. Besides being popular with celebrities, new money, and old money heirs, this building has some real historic bonafides. In fact, 3525 Turtle Creek was once heralded as the most revolutionary building of its kind, and has now earned its title as the “Grand Dame of Turtle Creek.”

We can see why Ridolfi, a designer with William-Christopher Design, would fall in love with this building and its history. It is a magnificent treasure, and we’re thrilled that he could take a few moments to answer a some questions about his home and the tour. Jump for our Q&A, and keep reading to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to the Turtle Creek Home Tour!


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This year’s Turtle Creek Home Tour is sure to be amazing, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on the fun.

Even better than attending the home tour put on by the Turtle Creek Association is attending for free! Want to win a pair of tickets to the April 21 tour? All you have to do is comment on this blog post!

Want an additional entry? Tweet about our little contest and email us a link to your tweet!

Tomorrow we will draw the winner, so be sure to enter today!

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Happy Monday loyal readers! We have a very special treat for you!

Thanks to the lovely organizers of the 2013 Turtle Creek Home Tour, we have a pair of tickets to the annual event to give to a lucky reader! With a value of $108, you should definitely try your hand to snag these! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this amazing event, which gives you an inside peek inside of some of the most amazing and luxurious Turtle Creek high-rises.

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Want to enter? Comment below! For an additional entry, share this link via Twitter and send us the link to your tweet at

Today is the last day to snag early-bird tickets for the April 21 home tour. Buy tickets and find out more about the Turtle Creek Association and some of the fantastic homes to be featured in this year’s tour on their website!

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