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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Imperial House Front

I’m sure you’ve all at least driven past the Imperial House Condos on Averill Way. Built in the early 1960s, it was a new paradigm in luxury living. Today, not much has changed at Imperial House. It’s still quite luxurious and the location behind the pink wall is fantastic. Of course, you won’t have to deal with any construction noise or traffic, now that Transwestern’s plan for an upscale apartment community at Preston and Northwest Highway has been shot down, so you can enjoy a little time at the courtyard pool in peace if you purchase this lovely first-floor unit.

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2401 S. Ervay Rooftop

Here’s a fun property in a neighborhood that is growing like unchecked bamboo! The Cedars, one of the last still-wild urban neighborhoods in Dallas has so many cool condo and loft properties, including this amazing penthouse unit in the Coombs Creek Condos building.

What’s even better is that this unit will be within walking distance to the new Alamo Drafthouse slated for the corner of Cadiz and South Lamar — caddy-corner to Gilley’s Dallas — come 2015. This is going to be such a boon for the neighborhood, bringing in daily foot-traffic and enhancing the cultural quotient of the area. Plus, they have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cellphones in the theater, so they obviously get my business! There’s one in Richardson, but if you’re south of 635 and want to spare yourself the hike, well, this one will be opening next year!

Cedars Alamo Drafthouse Rendering

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Sorrento 405 1

The Sorrento is a really beautiful building that offers tons of great amenities to residents in a stunning, contemporary setting. If you want to capitalize on space, security, views and amenities, then you should definitely consider this building.

Sorrento 405 Living

Marketed by Keith Yonick for $330,000 is Unit 405 inside the Sorrento, a fabulous mid-rise development just north of Northwest Highway and west of Hillcrest. It’s a great location, close to the Park Cities and tons of shopping, and a stone’s throw from the Dallas North Tollway, too.

Sorrento 405 Kitchen

 

This beautiful unit has some gorgeous finishes and a great two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath layout. This condo has gorgeous wood floors, a beautiful new kitchen with a glass subway tile backsplash, and tons of room for entertaining. It’s 1,288 square feet and is the epitome of style.

Sorrento 405 Master

I also love that the master bedroom has a fireplace — a great idea to make this retreat cozy and romantic. The master bath is no slouch, either, with a full five-piece layout and a huge vanity. The glass brick is a bit of a turn-off, but I can look past it thanks to the garden tub.

Sorrento 405 Master Bath

Of course, there are amenities, such as an infinity pool (perfect for swimming laps), spa, cappuccino bar, fire pit area, fitness center, concierge, and gated access at street-level and garage. I think it’s a great unit for someone who wants to downsize and wants a lock-and-leave lifestyle. What do you think?

Sorrento 405 Terrance Sorrento 405 Pool Sorrento 405 Cappuccino

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

Thomas Front

You don’t have to head for the ‘burbs if you want to spread out. That’s what this gorgeous condo in State Thomas — a wonderful Uptown enclave — will make you see. It’s cozy and bright and spacious without sparing the luxury finishes you’d expect in this area.

Thomas Living

Marketed by Dave Perry-Miller agent Steven Beard, this gorgeous 2,538-square-foot condo in the Thomas Court development is just perfect for someone who wants a city lifestyle — close to arts and culture, transit and transportation — without sacrificing space and privacy. It’s listed for $589,000, a good deal for a two-bedroom, two full and two half-bath property with two living areas in one of the most highly sought after areas in Uptown.

Thomas Dining

What makes 2853 Thomas Ave. better than great is its location. Just north of Woodall Rogers Freeway and within walking distance of Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District, and don’t forget about the legendary shopping and restaurants just steps away. It’s an area that has adorable historic homes, too, including some absolutely killer Victorians and Craftsman homes that have sparked more than just a few bidding wars. Still, if it seems like apartment and condo developments are popping up overnight like mushrooms, it’s because they are. According to Steve Brown, Uptown leads the entire North Texas region in construction starts. There are 10 developments on their way to completion and 9 more planned Brown said in this brief.

Thomas Kitchen

So maybe now is a good time to get the home of your dreams, and folks, this one could be it! The kitchen in this unit is just amazing, too, with brand-new Kitchen-Aid appliances and a huge countertop that will give the lucky home chef plenty of prep space. The cabinets are understated, and the lighting is warm and homey. There’s also a built-in desk — perfect for taking notes, paying bills, or charging phones.

Thomas Master

If you’re not in love yet, check out the master suite. Besides having a fireplace (how romantic!) it has tall ceilings and huge windows that make this room feel like a retreat you’d more likely find in a luxury hotel. The master bath has a huge wet area with a shower and a tub that will comfortably fit two, if you know what I mean …

Thomas Master Bath

The community has a great pool, spa, and grill, too, so it isn’t lacking in amenities but if you could do without the maintenance of a home in the ‘burbs, this is the perfect urban property for you!

Thomas Balcony Thomas Pool

Claridge Terrace

We tend to obsess over condos here from time to time, searching through listings and Pinterest. (By the way, did you know you can pin photos from CandysDirt.com just by hovering over them and clicking the “Pin It” button? Well, you can.) Sometimes we find one that is so money and it doesn’t even know it.

Claridge Living

That’s pretty much this third-floor condo in The Claridge. Not only does it have excellent park views, but it also has an amazing updated kitchen, a huge walk-in shower in the master bath as well as a walk-in closet fit for a fasionista. Sure, it’s not on a lofty floor, but from that terrace I wouldn’t care.

Claridge Dining

This condo has two bedrooms, three baths, and more than 2,500 square feet all in one of the best areas in Uptown. Marketed by high-rise expert Sue Krider of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, it’s priced at $599,000.

Claridge Kitchen

What makes this condo worth all that cash? Well, you have direct access to the Katy Trail, you’re within walking distance to some of the best restaurants and nightlife our city has to offer, and you’re a stone’s throw from Arlington Hall at Lee Park, a Dallas landmark if there ever was one.

Claridge Master Bath

This building also has some very swanky public spaces, too. And I love the plethora of built-ins in this unit. I mean, who wouldn’t want a huge wall of bookshelves? I know I do!

Have you spotted a condo that’s absolutely to die for? Send us a link at jo@candysdirt.com.