Turtle Creek Penthouse

Penthouse Plunge Update: Cabinets And Tile Are In

By Jon Anderson / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Even in our diminished circumstances (the Claridge is only allowing four workers in a unit at a time) work has been progressing since my last installment a month ago. And of course we’ve had our hair-raising moments during that month. For those new to the Penthouse Plunge, it’s a series of articles chronicling my purchase, […]

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Penthouse Plunge Turns Penthouse Purchase As I Head To Market

By Jon Anderson / May 7, 2020 / 4 Comments

The road has been long – longer than you know. I first saw my Penthouse Plunge back in 2016 around the time CandysDirt.com was hosting a quadruple open house at The Claridge. I wanted to include the double penthouse in the tour, but the listing agent at the time never called back – maybe she […]

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Penthouse Proceed: Work Restarts As State Clarifies Essential Service

By Jon Anderson / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week you read about the Penthouse Pause, where construction on my high-rise flip-and-live project had been halted due to COVID-19. That column was written over a week ago (I write most columns on weekends) and things changed during that ensuing week. We all know COVID-19 has forced daily changes to how the world operates […]

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One Lucky Reader Got a Virtual Tour of The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2020 / 5 Comments

Last week was a busy week for the old Penthouse Plunge. On Monday contractors remained banned, on Thursday I was agreeing to terms for work to restart (full details tomorrow), and on Friday I welcomed a CandysDirt.com reader and potential buyer for a virtual tour. “Madam X” as I’ll call her, began emailing me in […]

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Penthouse Pause: COVID-19 Cripples Some High-Rise Renovations

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Three weeks ago, I would have said my best guess was that I was a hard six weeks shy of putting my Claridge Penthouse studs-in renovation on the market. Today, I can’t answer that question – and only partly for the reason you think. For those new readers discovering CandysDirt.com while sipping a quarantini, Penthouse […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Renovation Always Brings Surprises And Their Costs

By Jon Anderson / January 28, 2020 / 3 Comments

It’s time to get real on renovation. You will spend more than you budget. I think the only way I’d come in under budget on any renovation were if I died in the middle.

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