From our rental experts over at LocalDwelling.com we find this sleek one bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 story State Thomas condo. You won’t find this fun in an apartment! Right in the heart of Uptown you get almost 1200 square feet, concrete floors, stainless appliances, granite counters, maple cabinets, hardwood laminate floors in the master that are a cinch to swifter clean, a stunning walk-in travertine shower big enough for two or three, tons of storage space, and a washer dryer that stays. $1800 per month, six month leases available. And if this doesn’t float your boat, how about a pool, fitness center, sky deck, courtyard and fire pit which would be so toasty right about now. Nearby Griggs Park, tons of restaurants and shopping on foot, how quaint is that!
What Museum Tower and the Nasher Sculpture Center Can Learn From the Ancient Arabic Design of Mashrabiya
Now here’s an idea for a solution to the Museum Tower/Nasher glare crisis, and it comes right out of one of the hottest spots in the world: Abu Dhabi. Get this: solar rays in this desert town can heat the outside surface of windows up to 90 degrees Celsius — um, folks that is 200 degrees Fahrenheit. That would not just fry grass, it would zap it! But smart architects in Abu Dhabi have figured a way to shield the glass in their buildings from the sun, with a series of computerized screens that keep the buildings cool, reduce glare and still allow diffused natural light.
Battle. Is that a strong word? Perhaps. Disagreement may be a better term, but I do know what it feels like to be in a disagreement with a neighbor and feel you are right and not just right, but passionately right.
Uptown Magic: Crescent Real Estate Holdings Fills Last Vacant Land in Uptown, so We Ask What Are the Hottest Places to Buy in Uptown?
Candy: What do you think are the 3 hottest places to buy in Uptown?
Then Steve Brown blogged last week about Uptown, how it is one of the most successful neighborhoods in Dallas, and how it just sort of happened. Crescent Real Estate Holdings is developing the last large stretch of property across from the Ritz, and filling in the last gap. In a few years, no one will know or recall what Uptown looked like in 1980.
More Museum Tower Drama: Washington’s Cultural Landscape Foundation Puts Nasher on ‘Endangered List,’ Blames Museum Tower
The plot thickens!
The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington-based center bent on “increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes,” has included the Nasher Sculpture Garden in their Landslide 2012 list of endangered cultural landscapes.
I own a condo here at The Seville, and my daughter and son-in-law live here as well. Both these gracious condos are located on Averill Way, “Behind the Pink Wall”, an amazingly close-in and usually SAFE neighborhood in Preston Hollow, near Northwest Highway and Preston Road. Tonight my daughter gave me this report:
Dallas Real Estate News & Crime: Was Someone Shooting Up the Shelton? What is This, Park Cities or Beirut?
Scary thought, but Robert Wilonsky is reporting in the Dallas Morning News there’s been a bit o’ crime over at the Shelton. Yes, thee Shelton — that pricey high rise across from the Park Cities Hilton where they are still trying to sell condos for $1.3 million, don’t get me started. They have been selling these units or trying to since Nicky and Eleanor’s heyday.
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. Continue reading
“Listing online leaves lasting impressions,” recited Bryan Crawford. He’s a young but knowledgeable agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s. He and his wife, Amanda, know how to get the attention of Dallas’ newest generation of homebuyers.
Generation Y, which stretches from the late ’70s through the ’80s, are often serial renters who are more likely to look online for their first home than anywhere else. So, how do you make homeownership more attractive than renting? Continue reading
Interesting stories out of the Dallas Morning News and really, everywhere, today on Museum Tower. While we think the two parties, the Nasher Museum and Museum Tower, have been negotiating diligently under the capable eyes of Tom Luce, we first get word today that negotiations may have all but broken down, and that litigation may take place. But then we learn that no, negotiations ARE taking place, reporting was wrong and the letter the story was based on was just CYA. Or something. Herewith: