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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.


Tuesday Two Hundred: New Townhome Part of Downtown Lewisville Redevelopment

001_Building ExteriorThe city of Lewisville is spending millions of dollars to revitalize its historic downtown area, and developers are flocking to the northern suburb. Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to the Belleville Village development near East Main Street and East Mill Street, to a new townhome at 313 S. Kealy Street.

Listed for $209,000, this three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, two-story townhome is 1,827 square feet, one of six like it coming on the market in Uptown Village Lewisville. The brick exterior mirrors the look and feel of downtown Lewisville, and the aesthetic is a historic, urban look.

“This is going to be a walkable area, like Shops at Legacy or in Coppell,” said David Maez, Broker and Co-Owner at VIVO Realty, which represents the developer. “Our company really wanted to showcase the lifestyle that this development and downtown Lewisville will offer.”

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The revitalization of downtown Lewisville is currently underway and will feature new restaurants, shopping, public space, and mass transit. Uptown Village Lewisville is part of the transformation. We’ll take a look later this week at the exciting changes happening in both downtown Lewisville and at Lewisville Lake. Jump to read more about this property! (more…)

Home of the Week: Artful Contemporary in Forest Place

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What a treat we have for you this week, dear CandysDirt.com readers. Our home of the week is an extraordinary contemporary structure in Forest Place that has incredible interiors, walls full of picture windows, and an incredible stainless steel kitchen.

Located at 11715 Parwen and marketed by Keller Williams Dallas Premier agent Traute Malhotra, this five-bedroom, six-bath modern mansion is a work of art. Streamlined but sparing no details, this house is just incredibly eye candy.

Listed for $2.2 million, you definitely get your money’s worth with this amazing home. The views of the private lake from the upstairs terrace are priceless, but I definitely love the wine room, the bar, and the built-in fireplace in the master suite, which has access to the pool (a genius idea, because what’s the first thing you want to do when you get out of the pool for the day? Change clothes!)

I love the kitchen beyond all reason, which has a thorough coat of stainless steel, an amazing island and bar, and gorgeous wood tones. Incredible. I also love that there is a two-oven range, a convection oven, warming drawer, and microwave, as well as two sinks. I want to prepare Thanksgiving dinner here!

Other amazing features include the upstairs family room with wet bar, the built in aquarium, and amazing back patio with angular, geometric pool. This home is just an amazing example of contemporary architecture, and we’re sure our readers will be smitten with it. Ready to sign on the dotted line? Contact the helpful loan officers at Inwood National Bank and Inwood Mortgage to get the ball rolling on financing the contemporary home of your dreams.

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Updated 1960s Ranch Has Sleek Fixtures And A Fabulous Yard

Darbyshire FrontThis is one of those homes that will appeal to just about any palate. Listed by Keller Williams Realty agent Todd Smith, 3215 Darbyshire offers the 1960s ranch layout without all of the weird paneling and outdated fixtures, and for an affordable price at $280,000.

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The sellers have really put a lot into this Sparkman Club Estates house, and some of the upgrades are to die for. I love the polished concrete floors in the living and dining areas. It really highlights the brick fireplace, which is a two-sided gas fireplace. Love those!

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The kitchen has granite tile counters with tumbled stone backsplashes. There’s a Viking range and a convection oven, too, all of which are stainless steel. The real scene-stealer in the kitchen, though, is the commercial-grade stainless steel apron sink. I can’t even remember the last time I saw one of these outside a restaurant kitchen!

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The master bedrooms is sized just like Baby Bear’s porridge — just right at 14 x 17. It opens to the back porch, too. That’s a great feature for folks who like to take in a breath of fresh air first thing in the morning.

Darbyshire Master Bath

The master bath has been updated, too, with distressed black cabinetry, granite, and cabinet-top vessel sinks. I don’t know if I like the cabinetry, but it’s not my house, either. It seems a little dark, but I’m pretty sure that a coat of paint could fix it.

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The backyard, it’s just splendid! I love the stone path and the deck with pergola. That’s a fantastic feature. Put a spa right there and I may never leave!


Yes, we have our $30 million dollar Manson Court mansions, our Mt. Vernon and Troy’s pad, if he ever decides to put Highland Drive back on the market. Of course, if the Hicks ever put The Crespi Estate on the market, it would blow them all out of the water. Speaking of water, why not get away from the maddening crowd and head for Lake Lewisville’s Sunrise Bay? Say you dream of coming home every night to a peaceful water retreat, rather than pining for it at your second home while you stare at your neighbor’s fence Monday through Friday: Sunrise Bay at Lake Lewisville is for you. Not terribly far from I-35 and the Dallas North Toll road, this neighborhood is located in the charming town of Little Elm. It’s probably faster to DFW from here than my house now, thanks to the abortion that is LBJ. And forget the plains: this home is located on a 3.81 acre cul de sac with a CLIFF, an entire 35 foot drop with spectacular lake views.

Designed as his personal home by architect William Hidell of Hidell & Associates, this 7250 square foot home home built in 1997 is truly one-of-a-kind. And it was designed with raw love of architecture! I can tell you first-hand about entertaining at 3959 Spinnaker Point Drive because we have had so many fabulous Supper Clubs there: it flows guests like a faucet.

The front exterior is smooth white stucco with fascinating architectural detail, like a tailored grouping of crisp white boxes. The front stainless steel door is huge, impressive, and if I were the Hidells, I’d take it with me: one of the most unusual doors I’ve ever seen!

Walk into the living room/dining room with soaring 22 foot ceilings overlooking the lake. Oh, you HAVE to go potty: the Hidell’s powder room is to die for — I used to go in there just to see the fabulous stainless steel sink. There is a bar off the hallway leading to the stainless steel glass tread stair that wraps the wet bar, convenient to the entire first floor. The entire first floor experiences and views Lake Lewisville with a panoramic view that is your’s 24/7. Told you about the huge living-dining combo with that limestone fireplace, check. Around the wall is the fab kitchen with a mini morning room, breakfast area and every gourmet appliance — the mistress of the home really cooks! Off this is the family room with walls of custom cabinets. Flow right out to the huge landscaped concrete deck with fireplace, 43,000 gallon pool, fountain, spa, and mosquito mist system.

I don’t talk a lot about garages, but in this home, the garage alone is worth a million bucks: five stalls, two attached and three across a motor court and I’m estimating the height at 22 feet. You could never have south of George Bush because crooks would “go shopping”: the garage doors are floor to ceiling glass, crystal clear. Special overhead storage shelves hold all your junk, but the overall effect is almost artistic. Suffice it to say that you will own one of the prettiest garages in North Texas when you buy 3959 Spinnaker Point.

There are four total bedrooms; the “size of your first apartment” master, 730 square feet, and guest are down. The guest bedroom might as well be a master of it’s own: each bedroom is en suite with huge walk-in closets. Upstairs, too, a media room with built-ins and a 400 square foot balcony with stairs to the pool. Of course you can see that lake view from every room.

Speaking of the water, is it safe to go in? Absolutely. Lake Lewisville is a deep water harbor and 3959 Spinnaker Point has something here extremely rare:  a private Corps of Engineers permitted dock for jet skiing. Two boat slips and four jet ski docks are available.

Don’t let the acreage scare you: the home has an irrigation well to the sprinkler system, so that grass will always be green. Little Elm Independent School District. Complete security system, too. Asking $3,250,000 and worth every penny.


It’s my mansion and I LOVE it! This is what we call a STEAL! Darling uber contemporary condo at 3883 Turtle Creek Blvd., otherwise known as Twenty-One Turtle Creek Condos, unit 701 is a one-bedroom, one bath, one living area deal — 862 square feet in all. You do get a garage spot, too. The view is like Za Za Gabor used to say, “I just adore a Pent House view!”. The unit is way over-designed inside, which is great for the buyer: museum sculpted walls, Brazilian floors, art lighting & an open gourmet limestone kitchen with all stainless steel appliances. The living room is 16 by 24 feet long. Then there’s the master, 11 by 16, including a mammoth “executive closet” — I like the sound of that! — the size of DFW. I love love love the limestone bath and double shower.

But I really, really like that the owners ventured out to bring in a most unique commode, one made of stainless steel, costing we are told about $5,000. It’s like sitting on art, apparently. Maybe it should be in the new Perot Museum?

I totally get the finish-out in this $139,000 home; it will make some lucky buyer very, very happy. Whoops, just saw the house is listed at $139,900, $900 more I guess for the terlit. What I don’t get is why there are only two photos of the rooms when you can have  36. You have a dang Rolls Royce for a toilet, why not flaunt it? I know this is a smaller unit, but come on agents, get creative. It took my darling Kristian Petersen to sit down on that fancy pants commode and tell me all about it for me to let you know. And then, of course, the world!

This cute little puppy at 10142 Apple Creek Drive in Dallas has been updated and is ready for Mama Bear, Papa Bear and the cubs to move right in. 2619 square feet with three bedrooms, three baths and two living areas. Built in 1979 but totally updated from the studs — new kitchen with those three must haves: cabinets, granite and stainless steel. The roof is new, foundation repaired, and all baths have granite. This area is also relatively close in, near Audelia Forest/LBJ, and mercifully on the OTHER side of construction. I mean, are we not avoiding west bound LBJ from Preston at all costs?