5 Chic Dallas Condominiums


These spectacular condominium homes offer a premier lifestyle in the heart of Dallas, and they are all currently on the market.

 

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3505 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Penthouse 20DThe Vendome | $3,550,000

 

2_2555 N Pearl

2555 N. Pearl Street, No. 602The Ritz-Carlton Residences | $3,325,000

 

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3525 Turtle Creek Boulevard, 22-ATurtle Creek | $1,600,000

 

4_3515 Normandy

3515 Normandy Avenue, No. 6 | Highland Park | $1,100,000

 

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4120 Gilbert Avenue DOak Lawn | $810,000

 

To see more exceptional condominiums and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Oak Lawn Townhome


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Situated in an 8-unit townhome project, this three-story, modern walk-up features clean lines and upgraded amenities. The contemporary-style residence offers a non-traditional layout and an attached garage with ample storage. From shopping and dining to nightlife and entertainment, enjoy a pedestrian lifestyle in the Oak Lawn area. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

2706 Throckmorton St. D
• $549,000
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 1,919 square feet

Fresh Listing Friday: Above it All


Fresh Listing Friday
It’s Friday, and we’re in love with this week’s Fresh Listing Friday. The home at 2200 Victory Avenue, No. 705 is situated in the heart of Victory Plaza at The House – a luxury, high-rise condo building that puts entertainment, skyline views and convenience right at your doorstep.

 

Need-to-know details:

• High-rise condominium, priced at $539,000
• 1,603 square feet: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 half-bath
• Clean lines, quality finishes, hardwood flooring, marble countertops, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, Lutron shades
• Picturesque downtown views, large balcony
• Two premium parking spaces, guarded entrance, community pool and state-of-the art fitness center

 

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To view this listing, contact Jerri Lamson at 214-674-4829 or JerriLamson@Ebby.com.

The Return of a Dallas Icon


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Dallasites – and pilots – of a certain age remember well a time when approaching the city, whether by car or plane, involved anticipating the initial sighting of downtown’s iconic, neon-lit red Pegasus.

 

The original Pegasus was built atop the Magnolia Building for the Magnolia Oil Co. in 1934. Standing 450 feet above street level, the flying horse (actually two of them back to back) was visible 75 miles away on a clear night – and even further according to some pilots.

 

The winged icon flew high above the Dallas skyline until the elements finally made it necessary to bring it back to earth in 1999. Until recently, no one knew where the original flying red horses, which were replaced in 2000 as part of the city’s Millennium Celebration, had come to rest.

 

Omni Dallas developer Matthews Southwest went in search of the lost horses and eventually discovered them stashed in a city-owned shed near White Rock Lake among lawn mowers and landscape equipment. And this week begins the installation of the fully restored, original rotating Pegasus. This time the icon will sit atop a 22-foot oil derrick in front of the city-owned Omni Dallas Hotel.

 

A symbol now more than 80 years old is about to revel in a new high-profile existence.

 

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Photos courtesy of Omni Hotels

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design


Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

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New York has the nation’s tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design: Dallas. That’s the conclusion of Kriston Capps, who writes about housing, architecture, design, and other factors that shape cities for CityLab.

 

Six different Pritzker Prize-winning architects have designed signature buildings in the Dallas Arts District, all within an area that’s smaller than a square mile. All of the designers have won other prestigious awards, including Japan’s Praemium Imperiale, the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, and the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Gold Medal. Dallas’ superior six includes one architect who’s been knighted by France, one who’s been knighted by England, and one who’s been named a senator for life in Italy.

 

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

 Wyly Theatre

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Nasher Sculpture Center

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Meyerson Symphony Center

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Thanksgiving Square

 

No other geographic area in the nation this small features as much architecture by architects who have received the top honors in their fields.

 

For sheer density of great design in a single destination? Head to Dallas.

 

 

Photos: Andreas Praefcke/Wikimedia Commons, ThisIsPockets/Flickr, TexasBackRoads/Flickr, Eager/Flickr, ThornMonkey/Flickr, RadicalBender/Wikimedia Commons

 

The Best Skyline in the World


In case you missed it yesterday, Dallas’ downtown skyline was rated as the Best International Skyline by a USA Today Reader’s Choice poll.

 

All 20 nominations were made by a panel of practicing architects, and readers were given four weeks to vote.   This is not the first win for the Lone Star State.   Texas also took #1 for its ‘Big Tex’ statue in our Best Quirky Landmark contest.

 

In recent years, Dallas has added colorful interactive lighting to its skyline, giving it 8 extra hours per day to impress travelers. Nighttime flights into DFW – one of the nation’s busiest airports – often give passengers a memorable view of what has become an extravaganza.

 

“Dallas became initially identifiable by the opening credits of an infamous 80’s TV show,” says expert Preston kinsman. “The contemporary Dallas skyline tells a story of big banking, big oil, big money, and the occasional big bust.” James Adams adds, “Dallas has continued to stay flashy. Controversially, it has done this not with the height or style of its newest architecture, but rather through an internal race to adorn its existing and new icons with colorful interactive lighting that cannot be ignored.”

 

Here’s the full list:

Best Skyline in the World1. Dallas

Chicago2. Chicago

Rio de Janiero3. Rio de Janeiro

Toronto4. Toronto

New York5. New York City

Washington, D.C.6. Washington, D.C.

St-Louis7. St. Louis

Hong-Kong8. Hong Kong

San Francisco9. San Francisco

Seattle10. Seattle

 

Other nominees included Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, London, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, and Vancouver.

 

All images via USA Today

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News: Houndstooth Coffee Opening

Coffee, canines, and craft beer are the major highlights of this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Plus, read up on recent openings, closings, and all the relevant news you need to know.

 

Events:

Joyce & Gigi’s: They’re not participating in the official Restaurant Week, but Joyce & Gigi’s is featuring a special three-course menu this week through August 23 for just $25, with wine parings for an additional $10.

 

Fisher Wine Dinner: Gemma is hosting a five-course dinner paired with Fisher wines tonight, August 12, with special guest Cameron Fisher.

 

Backpacks for Brews: United Way and Family Compass invite you to 3015 at Trinity Groves tonight to do some good. In return for a new backpack to fill with school supplies for abused and neglected children you’ll get yummy food and craft beer courtesy of Four Corners Brewing Co.

 

Houndstooth Coffee: We told you recently that Henderson Ave. was getting a new coffee spot to replace Pearl Cup. Well, Thursday, August 14 is opening day! Featuring beans from North Carolina and California, the coffee house will be open from 6:30am-7pm on weekdays and from 7-7 on the weekends.

 

Haute Dogs in the City: Grab your favorite four-legged pal and join Modern Luxury Dallas at the iLume Park Lifestyle Community for a garden party celebrating man’s best friend Thursday night. There will be cold drinks, “haute dogs” with a twist, and all proceeds will benefit Operation Kindness.

 

New Zealand Wine Dinner: Driftwood and it’s new chef, Chef Kyle McClelland, are featuring a five-course dinner paired with Kim Crawford Wines on Thursday. Dinner begins at 6:30pm and includes Thai-style oysters, roasted duck, and whole red mullet.

 

Chefs for Farmers: Sunday, August 17 marks the kick off of the 2014-2015 charitable season during which the organization will pair up with local chefs and businesses to support local food and farmers. You’ll find the “localvores” at Pecan Lodge dining on local food and sipping wine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Café Momentum (see more on them below).

 

Del Frisco’s Prime Pair Sundays: Every Sunday for a limited time, you can indulge in a summer prix fixe menu of an 8oz. filet, your choice of crab cake, scallops or shrimp, a salad, and a side for just $49.

 

Green Grocer Happy Hour: Every Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm is you can get $2.50 of any juice or smoothie.

 

$1 Craft Beer Mondays: Throughout the month of August, R Bar & Grill will sell craft beers for just $1 from 5pm until closing. Additionally, each week, Executive Chef Michael West will recreate a menu item with a craft beer of his choice.

 

Bird Cafe Beer Dinner: Next Monday, August 18, Bird Cafe and Community Beer Co. are teaming up for a six-beer, five-course dinner.

 

Brew Night at The Rustic: Meet the team from Lone Star Beer and learn a thing or two from 5-7pm on Monday, August 18. All schooners of Lonestar brews are just $4 until closing.

 

 

News:

Herrera’s Closing: After an attempt to relocate fell though, Herrera’s on Maple will close August 18. They’ve asked customers to follow them on Facebook for information on future openings and news.

 

LUCK Stout Beer Float: The people at LUCK are taking the classic root beer float and kicking it up a notch with their new Stout Beer Float. It consists of a house-made beer ice cream floating in craft beer.

 

Restaurant Week: The time is now! Make your reservation and get out there and try something new and delicious.

 

Ramen Hakata: If you haven’t heard, Addison now has it’s very own ramen restaurant. This isn’t your dorm room microwave meal, their traditional pork-based ramen broth takes at least 12 hours to make.

 

Public School 214: A new gastropub will open this winter when the 3500M Development in West Village is completed. This full-service restaurant and bar also has three locations in California, all of which are named according to their respective area codes. Also known as PS214, the concept is “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer.”

 

Café Momentum: Since 2011 the organization teaching juvenile delinquents to work in Dallas restaurants has been hopping from spot to spot while hunting for a permanent address. Executive Director Chad Houser has finally found “the tangible reality of a longtime dream” in Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas. Beginning in December, young men will develop kitchen skills and spend time in a classroom all in the same location.

 

Midnight Rambler: The Joule’s basement bar is set to open this fall with a “craft cocktail salon” theme.

 

World Tasting Tour Stops in Dallas: The owners of El Celler de Can Roca, the restaurant consistently voted the best and second best restaurant in the world, have locked their doors. On a mission to share their love for food, wine, conversation, and culture, they are traveling the world demonstrating their techniques and technology. After putting on an amazing eight-course dinner the brothers ate only one meal while they were in Dallas- lunch at Mot Hai Ba.

 

Image via Houndstooth Coffee Facebook

Dallas’ Next Luxury Hi-Rise Coming this Fall


Ground will break this fall on the first high-rise condominium building in Dallas since the end of the recession. Bleu Ciel, which promises to offer some of the best of Dallas’ luxury hi-rise living, will soar with 400 ft. and 33 stories.

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This new residential tower, which is a Harwood International project, will be built on a bluff at the end of North Harwood Street. This bluff is said to be the highest vantage point in downtown and Uptown Dallas, allowing residents to take in 360° views of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the downtown skyline.

 

Dallas' Next Luxury Hi-Rise Coming this Fall

The perks don’t stop at the view, though. Amenities will include an exclusive resident-only onsite spa, two junior Olympic-size pools with water features, landscaped poolside gardens, and a dog run, floor-to-ceiling windows, 9.5 acres of parks and access to the Katy Trail, proximity to more than 100 restaurants, entertainment venues, and museums, a gourmet market with delivery and poolside service, a juice bar, a bike shop, private garages and valet service, a 24/7 concierge, and the list goes on.

 

Dallas' Next Luxury Hi-Rise Coming this Fall

Floor plans come in two- and three-bedroom options that range from 1,300 to 7,000+ square feet and will be priced beginning in the $700,000. Approximately 158 units, each with its own terrace, will make up this seemingly transparent tower that is set to be completed in 2016.

 

Images via bleucielliving.com

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This week in DFW food & beverage news

Looking for the latest events and gossip surrounding the D-FW restaurant scene? Look no further. This week enjoy art, outdoor celebrations, and welcome new restaurant hires and locations. Plus, a Fort Worth chef will be hosting an all-new reality TV series.

 

Events:

Komali Food & Art: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served Wednesday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the first in a series of art exhibits displayed at Komali.

 

Asador’s Summer Harvest Dinner: The second of three dinners in this series takes place this Friday, July 11. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. and will include five courses served family-style with wine and cocktails.

 

Taste of Dallas at Fair Park: This weekend, Fri. July 11 to Sun. July 13, dine on some of the best food that Dallas-area restaurants have to offer. There will be more than 70 restaurants represented, with 20 of them set up inside so you can beat the heat. There will also be live music, food trucks, and dancing.

 

Grace Clam Bake: The Fort Worth restaurant will host its first-ever clam bake featuring Chef Blain’s all-seafood summer menu on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tei-An Rooftop Celebration: Celebrate Asahi Brewery’s Gold Award in the 2014 World Beer Cup with brews, hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ, and a view of Downtown Dallas from the rooftop on Saturday, July 2, from 9 to 11 p.m.

 

Weekly Food Truck Schedule: See where you favorite mobile bites will be every day this week.

 

News:

New Pastry Chef at LARK on the Park: Ann Parravano has taken a new job recreating the dessert menu at the popular restaurant near Klyde Warren Park after three years with Stephan Pyles and Stampede 66. New dishes include her signature Avocado White Chocolate Bavarian as well as the Sweet Corn Ice Cream Cake, Valrhona Dark Chocolate Frozen Soufflé (pictured above), and Butterscotch Blondie Coup.

 

New Alamo Drafthouse Location: This time next year Downtown Dallas will have its very own, two-story movie theater on the southwest corner of Cadiz St. and S. Lamar St. Get ready to enjoy great beer, great food, and great movies on eight screens in the heart of Dallas.

 

Fort Worth Chef on Reality TV: Chef and restaurant operator Tim Love has landed a hosting position on the new show “Restaurant Startup,” a reality series that pairs restaurant innovators with investors. Pitches will be made, test restaurants will be opened, and, hopefully, all of someone’s dream will come true starting tonight, July 8 at 9 p.m.

 

US Open Beer Championship: Last week, Rahr & Sons Brewing, Peticolas Brewing, and Lakewood Brewing were named to the list of Top 10 Breweries in 2014. These three D-FW breweries, along with Community Beer Company, also took home various other awards for their Texas-made creations.

 

Photo via LARK on the Park Facebook

Exciting Plans for Victory Park


There always seems to be something new and exciting coming to D-FW. New restaurants and attractions are constantly popping up all over there area, but the most recent news we’ve heard is about Victory Park.

 

Exciting Plans for Victory Park

Last week, developers announced plans for a 23-story office tower in downtown. This building will have a bold new look courtesy of a North Carolina-based architecture company. It will be located on the northwest corner of downtown Dallas, on the east side of Stemmons Freeway, and it will mark the first office-building project in Victory Park in seven years. The building will feature conference and fitness facilities, ground-floor retail space, and a rooftop terrace!

 

Exciting Plans for Victory Park

Want to hear even more exciting news for the area? We’ve also heard that there are some large-scale plans for a residential and retail building that will sit at the heart of the Victory Park project. New plans call for 256 residential units with 19,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail. There are also plans for a huge cinema and a grocery store.

 

Exciting Plans for Victory Park

Can you say facelift? This entire area is going to be almost completely transformed and will hopefully become a hot spot that will give new life to this part of Dallas. Improvements to the traffic flows and new storefronts and signage are also part of the plan which will kick off sometime this spring!

 

Photos from dallasnews.com