Source DCAD (with author's highlights)

Source DCAD (with author’s highlights)

Way back, a rather large mansion occupied the northwest corner of Cedar Springs and … well … Cedar Springs (or Turtle Creek depending on your map). It’s sorta across the street from The Renaissance condos.  For as long as I’ve been coming to Dallas (the mid-1980s) it’s always been an empty lot.  Apparently that’s about to change.

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3225 Turtle Creek A

An address on Turtle Creek Boulevard has a certain cachet in Dallas, and often come at a hefty price tag, so an affordable listing always catches my eye.

In today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a high-rise condo at 3225 Turtle Creek Boulevard in the Renaissance on Turtle Creek. Unit 620B is priced at $259,000 with 1,154 square feet. It is a 2-2, located on the sixth floor of the south building, which has 16 floors. It is listed by Sue Krider at Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

The Renaissance is located near the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Turtle Creek, in close proximity to Downtown Dallas, Uptown, Oak Lawn, and the Park Cities. In addition to urban lifestyle options, the condo is also steps from Lee Park and one block from the Beasley entrance to the Katy Trail. The actual Turtle Creek has green spaces, parks, and walking paths, as well.

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3525 Turtle Creek Exterior

I have always loved this building, once touted as the tallest, largest, and most luxurious highrise west of the Mississippi River when it was built in 1957. Designed by the famed modernist Howard R. Meyer, 3525 Turtle Creek is a building with serious history.

Turtle creek Living

The most obvious design characteristic of this trademark midcentury modern highrise is the cubic brise soleil, which shades the interior of the building from heat and harsh sunlight. Imagine how innovated that was 56 years ago! The building, which is called the “Grand Dame” of Turtle Creek, is on the National Register of Historic Places and has entertained famous residents and guests such as Greer Garson, Jimmy Dean, Earle Cabell, Margaret Thatcher, and Minnie Marcus.

Turtle Creek Kitchen

If you want to add your name to this list, here’s your chance. LocalDwelling.com is offering Unit 10C — a fully-furnished one-bedroom, one-bath unit with almost 1,200 square feet — for $2,500 a month, all bills paid. It’s a steal for such a cool unit, and I love the retro kitchen with the double ovens that look to be original. Good design lasts a lifetime, right?

Turtle Creek Balcony

This is a fantastic unit that is perfect for a corporate relocation or someone who is just moving to the area. The views are outstanding and the location is fantastic, as you’re right on the Katy Trail and next to Turtle Creek Park.

Is this the unit for you? Contact the Dallas-Fort Worth property management experts at LocalDwelling.com.

Turtle Creek View