Turtle Creek

This Custom-Built Beauty in University Park Takes You on a Trip Across the Pond

By Candy Evans / July 2, 2020 / 1 Comment

First impressions make an impact, and this home with English elegance dazzles from the start. Custom built, it was designed by architect Richard Drummond Davis and took two years to complete. No detail was overlooked. The result is a home that is almost like a piece of art with gorgeous high ceilings, rich materials, and […]

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Is Turtle Creek Cursed? Planned Developments Struggle to Break Ground

By Jon Anderson / June 22, 2020 / 5 Comments

Probably even before the Sheppard King mansion was built in the 1920s, Turtle Creek was one of Dallas’ most fabled boulevards. Unlike other tony streets, Turtle Creek has been known since the 1960s for its residential high-rises – attracting a Venn diagram of acrophiliacs and downsizers. However, in recent years it’s become our boulevard of […]

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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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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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