Splurge vs. Steal: Two Turtle Creek Condos | CandysDirt.com

Our splurge is apartment 5F at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd. in the Claridge.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

Turtle Creek Boulevard is one of the toniest addresses in Dallas and a fabulous location close to Oak Lawn, Uptown, and downtown. It also offers proximity to multiple parks, Katy Trail, and green spaces along Turtle Creek itself. What’s not to love?

Over the years, developers have built quite a few highrise condo buildings along the boulevard. Our Splurge vs. Steal this week takes a look at two Turtle Creek condos that are only about a block and a half apart, but about $850K apart in list prices.

 

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Turtle Creek condo

Midcentury modern lovers, we’ve found the place of your dreams on tony Turtle Creek Boulevard.

Located at 3701 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt. 4E, this chic and sleek unit is magazine worthy, overlooking the creek from the fourth story. Its retro style is modernized with contemporary touches, like an updated kitchen with a European look in all white. The floorplan is open and bright, and the unit has one bedroom, one bathroom, and 1,025 square feet on one story, built in 1962. Bonus: monthly HOA fees cover all utilities, a rarity in condos. All this for under $300K.

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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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penthouse turtle creek condoThe prestige of a Turtle Creek address is well earned at 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt 1621. This penthouse-level two-story condo has views of Lee Park and Turtle Creek from the balcony, and it looks like a model: totally chic and perfectly staged.

This is a 1-1 with an additional half bathroom, 917 square feet, built in 1998. It has numerous recent updates and luxe amenities, from artist-designed tile on the balcony to a custom backsplash in the kitchen and a glass art deco panel in the entry the owner believes was in a 1930’s hotel owned by Trammell Crow.

This beauty, our Tuesday Two Hundred, was listed April 7 by Jack Carter with David Griffin & Company for $247,500. Monthly HOA fee are $495.

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dallas open houses this weekend

The condo at 3505 Turtle Creek Blvd Apt 3E is elegant and posh, with great skyline views, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

The CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column runs every Thursday, featuring five “don’t miss” properties in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time). It’s an insider’s look at some of the hot houses on the market today.

This week, our houses range in price from $305K to $929K. You’ll find a designer Turtle Creek condo (pictured above), fixer-upper in East Dallas’ Lochwood neighborhood, and a beautiful Prestonwood Estates ranch with over 3,300 square feet.

So get out your smartphone and make a date to visit at least one of these open houses. Leave us a comment with your thoughts, and if you know of any we just have to cover next Thursday!

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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 city-data.com, 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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21 - Small

Washing machines are strictly verboten inside 3883 Turtle Creek, a condo building dubbed “21.”

 

You know by now that one of my personal must-haves is an in-home washer and dryer. This is one of the reasons the “21” high-rise at 3883 Turtle Creek (which has a ban on in-unit washing machines) didn’t last long on my list of potential homes for me. But perhaps that’s all changed?

Enter the Drumi and BiWa.

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