3525 Turtle Creek 7AB is currently listed for $2.15 million by Elly Holder and Gretchen Brasch of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. Photo Credit: Elly Holder
Agent Elly Holder of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty recently tasked me with a challenge - breathe new life into the property romance for a rare-to-market offering in the legendary 3525 Turtle Creek Dallas high-rise. The result was not only a blast for me, but ended up as a story on CandysDirt.com. Elly’s reaction? Priceless. Here is an excerpt from the voicemail she left me after first reading my copy:
“Amy, this is Elly Holder. My jaw is just on the floor, I had to immediately call you! I can't even believe this. This romance is so fabulous, you are so incredibly talented, I am going to use you every single time! I know we had a lot to work with, but you took it so many steps further. You're amazing, and I just want to say thank you! This is fabulous and you are a Rock Star. I couldn't even get finished, I kept wanting to call you. Just amazing! I so appreciate it. Have a great day, and I am looking forward to using you on the next one."
Needless to say this made my day! And I couldn’t wait to share this amazing property with you! You can read the full CandysDirt.com article here or scroll below for a closer look at the breathtaking property photos, along with the marketing copy I wrote to accompany the unbelievably chic listing.
Few residential high rises compare to the Howard Meyer designed beauty at 3525 Turtle Creek, and the coveted unit at 7AB is no exception. Historically significant with impressive south, east, and west facing views, the 7th floor townhouse affords breathtaking panoramas of the downtown Dallas skyline, Turtle Creek, and surrounding landscape, with a level of privacy and sophistication that is unrivaled. The completely renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condominium boasts 4,827-square-feet of light-filled entertaining, coupled by unmatched building amenities that include a 24-hour concierge/valet, sparkling pool, exercise room, dog park, guest suites, and access to The Turtle Room a fabulous party venue that is sure to have seen many celebrities over the years.
Every inch of the home is wrapped in thoughtful, timeless design, providing open airy living spaces awash with light and sky. From the hand-painted, embroidered wall coverings in the foyer and master suite, to the carved wood ceilings and museum finished walls, no detail is left unturned. You ll find a variety of elegant finishes throughout, including wall coverings by Maya Romanoff and Phillip Jeffries, rich textures of silk, suede, leather, flannel, linen weaves, feathers, gold cork, and mother of pearl, and jaw-dropping French Brown wood surfaces, some featuring marble inlay.
A newly remodeled gourmet kitchen by Bentwood of Dallas has been luxuriously appointed with rich custom cabinets, butcher block counters, and top-of-the-line appliances, creating an inviting culinary space for the home chef. Host dinner parties with ease in the exquisite formal dining room, complete with intricate moldings, chair rail, a convenient silver and china closet, and a butler's pantry. After dinner, choose from any one of the gracious living areas to unwind, each outfitted with designer details, soft lighting, and impeccable views. For a quiet place to conduct business or curl up with a good book, the handsome private study/home library lends a welcoming space, marked by lighted geode panels and built-in bookcases that are ideal for showcasing books, art, or sculpture.
Perhaps nothing is more relaxing however, than the home s tranquil master suite, with picture-perfect views of the Dallas skyline, a comfortable sitting area, and en-suite spa-quality bath with jetted tub and shower. Gorgeous marble vanities, white custom cabinets, antique mirrored door fronts, mosaic tile floors, and custom wall coverings come together to create one masterful retreat. Guest rooms are equally sumptuous and carefully designed, each with en-suite baths. Other items of note include HOA covered utilities, four designated parking spaces, and two sizable storage units.
For over 50 years, 3525 Turtle Creek has been home and host to many legendary entertainers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists including academy award winning actress Greer Garson, country singer Jimmy Dean, and the American mezzo-soprano singer, Blanche Thebom who performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for nearly twenty years.
Today the famed building lives up to its legendary reputation of excellence, craftsmanship, and luxury living with a warm and inviting ambiance, and prime location near the Katy Trail. Minutes from lush parks, dining, shopping, and entertainment, you'll live in the heart of Dallas with vibrant city arts and culture right out your front door.
I hope you've enjoyed reading about this one-of-a-kind gem!
Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Why Amy Puchaty? Because it’s selling season. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com #AtHomeWithAmy #AmyPuchaty #LuxuryRealEstateWriter
Guest Post Alert! This week we are happy to feature guest blogger and design consultant Catherine Collins who shows us how to easily create focal points around the house.
By Catherine Collins
If you want your home to look professionally designed and stylish, you need to have a good focal point. A focal point of the space is the first thing your eye goes to when you step into a room. A lot of elements can serve this honorary role that boosts the aesthetics and value of the whole house. Which elements, you ask? Take a look at this guide, and you’ll certainly get some great focal point ideas for your home.
Artwork always attracts attention, even when it’s small and badly placed. However, if you introduce one large and interesting piece of art into your space, it can serve as a very effective focal point. So, visit your local gallery, find an original piece you like and proudly display it in your home. The best location for your art is a wall that’s visible right from the entrance to the room. And if you go an extra step and install dramatic lighting that further emphasizes the piece, the eye will automatically wander off to your focal point.
Highlight your architecture
Many rooms already have a very effective focal point, but many people just don’t know how to recognize it. If you have attractive French doors, a fireplace, a clawfoot freestanding tub or a large window, you have a huge head start when creating your focal point. Other interesting architectural elements like unusually shaped arches, fireplaces, high ceilings with exposed wood beams, circular staircases or built-in niches or bookshelves can also serve as amazing focal points once they are appropriately lit and painted. If you have any of these interesting elements, you don’t have to invest a lot of money into the decoration. Use your beautiful architecture and start building your interior around it.
Opt for interesting designer furniture
An interesting piece of furniture can serve as a great focal point of your space. There are two elements you can highlight—the design and the size of the piece. For instance, you can introduce a small but cute statement French settee or chaise lounge like those from Rococo Decor whose design will attract attention and boost your overall aesthetics. whose design will attract attention and boost your overall aesthetics. On the other hand, you can opt for a large piece whose size will attract the eye.
If you want to add a natural element to your home, you can get a huge plant or a grouping of several smaller plants that will serve as your focal point. It will both draw the eye and freshen up your space. However, be careful while making your plant choice. Some plants require a lot of natural light, water, fertilizer and care in order to thrive. You don’t want your focal point to be a wilted and damaged plant. So, unless you’re ready to dedicate a lot of time to some demanding plant, better opt for a kind that’s native to your area and requires very little care.
Light it up
Even though many people tend to neglect lighting, stylish fixtures can make great statements in interior design. If you want to use lighting as a focal point, make sure to go all out and opt for a large and interesting fixture. Luxe chandeliers and contemporary hanging pendants usually attract the most attention. As you can see, having a good focal point is half the work towards a good interior design. If your space lacks a focal point, feel free to try out any of these ideas, and you’ll certainly end up with an attractive and well-thought-out space. And once you locate your accent piece, the rest of the decoration will be a piece of cake.
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