Dear Party People,

You know who you are. You’re the person who lives for Friday. You’ve got weekend plans solidified and RSVP’d weeks in advance. Your bar only has a top shelf. You have an iPod that has playlists for pretty much any occasion you or Martha Stewart could dream up. You have a cocktail repertoire even the most seasoned mixologist can envy.

And now you can have a b*tchin’ pad to match your soiree style.

You see, this amazing condo inside the 588 Lofts building was made for you. It has a kitchen that is so well-appointed that you’ll want for nothing, and if it turns out you do want for something, you can just mosey on upstairs and hit up the bar in the loft area. That’s right. TWO BARS.

Kitchen 588 Bar Space 588

And with two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and more than 2,400 square feet, you can entertain pretty much any crowd. This condo was completely updated and remodeled in 2006 to add some pretty genius features, including bamboo flooring throughout, wiring for whole-home entertainment, and two urinals (!) because no one wants to wait for the john, amiright?

First Floor 588 Second Floor View

There’s also a great little patio in this unit, a wonderful place to catch a breather when your throng of admirers becomes too much. And you know it will be. But you’ll be able to break up the crowd easily considering the two floors inside this ample unit. And you won’t have to worry about people getting lost on their way to your place because you’re on the first floor in Unit 125 after all.

Patio 588

And get this — you can score the perfect party pad inside this highly sought-after building for just $520,000. You’re welcome.

Sincerely,

Jo and the CandysDirt.com team

 

PS: YOU BETTER INVITE US TO YOUR HOUSEWARMING, OK?

Master Bedroom 588 Master bath 588 Second Floor View

Lake Cliff Tower Outside

Lake Cliff Tower is a high-rise condo building that rarely has units up for rent. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance loft lifestyle close to everything that’s happening in Oak Cliff, well, this one is just perfect.

Lake Cliff Tower Kitchen

Represented by Jason Lucas and our friends at LocalDwelling.com, this one-bedroom, one-bath condo is up for rent for $1,100 a month. There’s a stackable washer and dryer in-unit, as well as plenty of storage. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counters, which go well with the open ceilings and concrete floors. There’s plenty of room to hang your bicycle in between jaunts around North Oak Cliff, too.

Lake Cliff Tower Living

This second-floor condo totals just over 1,000 square feet and has plenty of room for both dining and living space. With some creative use of furniture, you could do a lot with this unit. I also love that the current resident has eschewed window dressings. Considering that Lake Cliff Tower is the tallest building around, you don’t really need them.

Lake Cliff Tower Dining

Amenities include assigned parking, a pool, an outdoor patio, and a wine cellar. Unit 202 will be available next week, and if you’re looking for a cozy loft that’s perfect for a single move and shaker who wants to be in the thick of things, this condo is it!

Lake Cliff Tower Bedroom

Lake Cliff Tower Bath

Lake Cliff Tower Outside

Lake Cliff Tower is a high-rise condo building that rarely has units up for rent. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance loft lifestyle close to everything that’s happening in Oak Cliff, well, this one is just perfect.

Lake Cliff Tower Kitchen

Represented by Jason Lucas and our friends at LocalDwelling.com, this one-bedroom, one-bath condo is up for rent for $1,100 a month. There’s a stackable washer and dryer in-unit, as well as plenty of storage. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counters, which go well with the open ceilings and concrete floors. There’s plenty of room to hang your bicycle in between jaunts around North Oak Cliff, too.

Lake Cliff Tower Living

This second-floor condo totals just over 1,000 square feet and has plenty of room for both dining and living space. With some creative use of furniture, you could do a lot with this unit. I also love that the current resident has eschewed window dressings. Considering that Lake Cliff Tower is the tallest building around, you don’t really need them.

Lake Cliff Tower Dining

Amenities include assigned parking, a pool, an outdoor patio, and a wine cellar. Unit 202 will be available next week, and if you’re looking for a cozy loft that’s perfect for a single move and shaker who wants to be in the thick of things, this condo is it!

Lake Cliff Tower Bedroom

Lake Cliff Tower Bath

1505 Elm plateSometimes you just want to go downtown and live that sleek, clean, grown-up style, but not really sure you want to plunk your equity down on condo just yet.

This is what so many of my friends, young and old (like me!) are doing: renting a really great condo to test the urban lifestyle. I’m looking at you, Alicia Trevino! I don’t know about you, but I even feel THINNER when I’m downtown.

Local Dwelling has a rare 3 bedroom luxury residence in the uber boutique-y 1505 Elm Street. Rent is ONLY $2650 a month, one pet allowed. You get 2650 square feet, not one but two master suites, which makes for a most comfy guest room. Picture perfect windows everywhere, a third bedroom that would make a great second living area or office, a great gourmet 1505 Elm Kitchenkitchen with the requisite granite, stainless, gourmet appliances all open to the dining area with something I must have in my next house: a fireplace in the dining room. I saw one over on Lloyd Valley this weekend and am just in love. Makes so much sense to have a crackling fire by the table when you dine!  This condo even has a powder room for guests, so when you have those big parties you won’t have to sanitize your potty at 3 a.m. And have parties you will because you are DOWNTOW! I don’t have to tell you how convenient — ditch your car and walk to the Nasher, the Arts District, West End, or “DART-IT” anywhere else. This is a true test of whether you ought to take advantage of that two year investment back guarantee over at Museum Tower…

Now here’s a little mind game: just how much would this place cost in the Big Apple?1505 Elm #703 pool 1505 Elm #503 1505 Elm ext

1505 Elm plateSometimes you just want to go downtown and live that sleek, clean, grown-up style, but not really sure you want to plunk your equity down on condo just yet.

This is what so many of my friends, young and old (like me!) are doing: renting a really great condo to test the urban lifestyle. I’m looking at you, Alicia Trevino! I don’t know about you, but I even feel THINNER when I’m downtown.

Local Dwelling has a rare 3 bedroom luxury residence in the uber boutique-y 1505 Elm Street. Rent is ONLY $2650 a month, one pet allowed. You get 2650 square feet, not one but two master suites, which makes for a most comfy guest room. Picture perfect windows everywhere, a third bedroom that would make a great second living area or office, a great gourmet 1505 Elm Kitchenkitchen with the requisite granite, stainless, gourmet appliances all open to the dining area with something I must have in my next house: a fireplace in the dining room. I saw one over on Lloyd Valley this weekend and am just in love. Makes so much sense to have a crackling fire by the table when you dine!  This condo even has a powder room for guests, so when you have those big parties you won’t have to sanitize your potty at 3 a.m. And have parties you will because you are DOWNTOW! I don’t have to tell you how convenient — ditch your car and walk to the Nasher, the Arts District, West End, or “DART-IT” anywhere else. This is a true test of whether you ought to take advantage of that two year investment back guarantee over at Museum Tower…

Now here’s a little mind game: just how much would this place cost in the Big Apple?1505 Elm #703 pool 1505 Elm #503 1505 Elm ext

3310 Fairmount 11D Living

Or you could keep it as is, but the wallpaper would need some freshening up. Unit 11D in the Park Towers Condominiums is a time warp. Everything looks to be from the 60s, when this building was constructed.

3310 Fairmount 11D Dining

The owner was obviously a big fan of green, as you can see from the wallpaper in the living room that matches the swag curtains just so. Still, it doesn’t distract from what I consider to be the best selling point for this unit — the huge floor-to-ceiling windows and an amazing view.

3310 Fairmount 11D Kitchen

As the listing tells us, there are no load-bearing walls in this unit, so you can completely upend this two-bedroom, two-bath condo to whatever kind of high-rise vision you have. I think this property, which is sandwiched by the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek, would look amazing as a Mad Men homage with cream shag carpet, a sunken living area that is open to the kitchen and dining areas, and a large master bedroom and spa-like bath.

3310 Fairmount 11D Master

With more than 2,000 square feet of space, you can definitely accomplish your dreams of living like Don Draper. Of course, for $345,000 you will have to have a remodeling budget because there is no way you can live with that cloistered kitchen or that hideous bath!

3310 Fairmount 11D Master bath

Still, I love looking at the photos of this listing. It’s really amazing to see how much home decor has changed in 50 years. Does this unit send you back in time, too?

Happy Grandparent’s Day! What’s better than having a grandparent in your family? Having them close by! Dallas has tons of condos that are perfect for grandparents that want to downsize but not down-style.

1. 3535 Gillespie Unit 201

This 2/2.5 condo in the Plaza One building has grandparents written all over it! With a good-sized terrace with great views, grandma and grandpa will be able to live up their retirement! It’s priced at $450,000, and if you’re a good negotiator you might be able to get the gorgeous furnishings, too!

2. 2801 Turtle Creek Blvd. Unit 1W

I love garden-level units because that means less time in an elevator and more time inside the sumptuous interiors of this $2.75 million, 4,562-square-foot condo inside the Mansion Residents. While it technically might not be “downsizing,” the maintenance is taken care of by the expert staff at what is considered one of the most exclusive buildings in Dallas.

3. 3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. Unit 701 A

With great views of Turtle Creek, I was surprised that this condo inside The Renaissance was priced at the lower end of the spectrum at $325,000. The bathroom is just to die for, too, and this condo was completely renovated, so there won’t be much maintenance for grandma and grandpa, either!