2707 State Street, home of Patricia Meadows

History lovers! Don’t miss this unforgettable tour and reception honoring members of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Dallas Bar Association, Uptown neighbors, and special friends. ‘Old World Charm in Historic State-Thomas,’ hosted by Tom Armstrong, Kyle Crews, Mary Alice Garrison, and Jack Gosnell promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring some unforgettable homes.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in state Thomas neighborhood to see several incredible homes,” said Allie Beth Allman & Associates’ Kyle Crews. The tour includes turn of the 20th Century gems at 2707 Hibernia Street, 2315 Routh Street, and 2309 Boll Street. It kicks off at 2707 State Street, home of Patricia Meadows. Meadows, who is considered to be a ‘neighborhood pioneer,’ will deliver some brief remarks on the “Birth of Uptown.” You won’t want to miss it! (more…)

The Azure, at 2900 McKinnon in Uptown, is a luxury condo building with serious amenities — but you don’t need a multi million-dollar unit to enjoy them.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of shaking off the world by valeting your car at your swank high-rise building, taking the elevator up, and eating up the city views as you unwind with a glass of vino. If it sounds luxurious, it is. But it’s not outside the realm of reality.

Take the Azure, for instance. Completed in 2005, this high-end high-rise in Uptown has some of the best amenities, with a glorious pool deck that offers incredible views of Uptown, a fitness center where any personal trainer would love to help you sweat it out, plus a valet and concierge. 

The lobby of The Azure sets the tone for this building — sexy and luxurious.

But you don’t have to pay upwards of  a million to feel like you’re living in the lap of luxury at the Azure. In fact, Allie Beth Urban’s Ani Nosnik has a beautiful one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath unit on the market that costs less than many homes in the M Streets, gives you more security and amenities, and puts you close enough to downtown that you could very well ditch the car when the weather is irresistible (like today).

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Prepare to have your breath taken away. With every last detail designed and renovated by Mexico native and Dallas-based notable interior designer Gonzalo Bueno, this sleek Uptown condo is the ultimate in luxe and dreamy. From finish-out to furnishings, nothing has been overlooked.  And it can all be yours for a cool $8,000 a month.

We covered a very similar condo just a few weeks ago. That space was nice. This one is extraordinary.  Join us after the jump 2,387 square feet of exquisite design. And hey, if you want to make it yours on a more permanent basis, 1999 McKinney Avenue #404 is listed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Missy Woehr for $997,000.

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One of my favorite lines from Dirty Dancing is when Patrick Swayze saunters up to Frances “Baby” Houseman, who is sitting at a table with her family, and says, rather iconically:  “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

However, I have a small issue with this. Perhaps he should have asked her if she wanted to be there? Maybe Baby wanted to sit in the corner? What’s wrong with corners, anyway?

Sometimes, in fact, corners are fantastic. Especially if we’re talking about corner units. That’s part of what makes our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans so fantastic. It’s a deliciously bright corner unit townhome in Uptown, and it offers a perfect rebuttal to Johnny’s declaration (though after that hot number on the stage at Kellerman’s, we forgive him).

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Ribbon Cutting for the new playground at Griggs Park. Nolan Marshall stands with Katy Slade, Philip Kingston, Paul Simms and his daughter.

“Griggs Park is one of the features that makes Uptown more sustainable. Uptown has a tendency to over-invest in private infrastructure and under-invest in public infrastructure,”noted District 14 Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston at the Tuesday ribbon cutting of Griggs Park’s new playground. “This will soften the hard edges that tend to be created in high-density neighborhoods.” 

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4625 Cole building Ext

Townhomes are growing more and more popular in Dallas, as more larger, older homes are scraped and subdivided into blocks of three-story townhomes.

This community, located just off of Knox and Cole, features a contemporary facade and really beautiful interiors. And at $415,000, this lovely townhome is perfect for those who want a walkable, urban location with access to great shopping and restaurants with a reasonable price tag.

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Neither Teixeira Duarte Version is Awaiting Planning Approval

Neither Teixeira Duarte Version is Awaiting Planning Approval

On July 26, Teixeira Duarte and Masterplan had what would be their final meeting with the neighborhood to negotiate a better plan for their lots on Hood and Dickason tentatively called Turtle Creek Haus.  The following week, Masterplan presented to the Oak Lawn Committee about the progress being made.  All seemed to be progressing well.

Apparently not.

In September, Teixeira Duarte filed plans with the city for a within-zoning (by-right) plan for the lots.  Because the plans have not been approved, the public can’t see what’s going to be built.  The permitting office told me it was to be an 18-story apartment tower. Another source who’s been through permitting a time or two told me that a September by-right plan still awaiting approval is a little odd.

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205 Pecan Street Town Homes – live, work and play (photos: Shoot2Sell)

You always hear the phrase “live, work, and play…” but what does that really mean when it comes to residential real estate?  For many it means a place where they can walk from their home or apartment to their place of business as well as walk to shops, restaurants, bars and other forms of entertainment.  Most often this scenario takes place in a downtown location or a place of urban renewal.

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Could you get used to this view?

But what about a place where you can actually live, work and play?  Wouldn’t that be cool?  I seem to recall that in the Broadway production of Sweeny Todd that he had a residence above his sinister barber shop … but I digress.

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