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The next-best penthouse at the Ritz now that Tim Headington's sky pad is off the market

The next-best penthouse at the Ritz now that Tim Headington's sky pad is off the market

2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas
Unit 905 at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton is listed at just under $3 million. Photo courtesy of Bryan Crawford/Briggs Freeman Sotheby's
2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas
Sherry Hayslip designed the elegant traditional interiors of 2525 N. Pearl St., No. 905. Photo courtesy of Bryan Crawford/Briggs Freeman Sotheby's
2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas
The terrace affords views of downtown, Uptown and the Trinity River corridor. Photo courtesy of Bryan Crawford/Briggs Freeman Sotheby's
2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas
The master suite is so big it can hardly be called a bedroom. Photo courtesy of Bryan Crawford/Briggs Freeman Sotheby's
2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas
2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas
2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas
2525 N. Pearl St. #905 in Dallas

Surely you’ve heard that Tim Headington’s glitzy penthouse at the tip top of Tower I of the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton is under contract. The breathtaking 8,228-square-foot condo boasts four bedrooms and six bathrooms, plus three outdoor terraces with incomparable views of the downtown skyline.

Headington, owner of Dallas-based Headington Oil Co. and the Joule Dallas, is a major downtown Dallas redeveloper who loves real estate. About a year ago, he unloaded a stunning Miami penthouse. Late last year, he listed 2525 N. Pearl St., floor 2100, for $14 million, but he lowered the price a few weeks ago to $9,950,000 — the magic number. A movie star couple are rumored to be the buyers.

 This one has something even Headington’s did not: an outdoor potty park for your dogs, right on the rooftop!

But there is another magnificent treasure to be found at 2525 N. Pearl St., No. 905, and this one has something even Headington’s did not: an outdoor potty park for your dogs, right on the rooftop! People think that moving into a condo means giving up outside space — well, wrong!

This 3,612-square-foot home has a huge 1,620-square-foot terrace designed by Lambert’s, with pergola, fountain, landscaping, irrigating watering system, and, of course, a hefty square of green turf for the pups to do their duty. Just hose it down once a week. When the tinkle’s away, the pups can play.

Inside, there are three bedrooms total, plus three and a half baths. The master retreat is so huge you can hardly call it a bedroom. It’s big enough for two kings, with a sitting area, his-and-hers closets, jetted soaking tub, dual sinks with makeup vanity, and what I refer to as better than marriage counseling: two commodes.

The chef’s kitchen comes replete with granite, top-of-the-line appliances, wine chiller, farmhouse sink and huge island you don’t find in most Ritz units. Granted, there is nothing like the three wine coolers at Chez Headington, but the kitchen pantry is large enough to retrofit with a cooler if the existing wine refrigerator doesn’t cut it.

The one and only Sherry Hayslip designed the rich, traditional interiors. Custom and premium finishes are way over-the-top, including marble, stone, hardwood floors, jeweled chandeliers, and luxurious wall finishes and draperies. All windows have electric shades, and the whole place is outfitted with a Lutron lighting system.

The home has views of downtown, Uptown and the Trinity River Corridor — again, like Headington’s, but for a fraction of the price: $2,999,999. Besides, buy this and you’ll be neighbors with the celebrities upstairs who dropped almost $10 million to live above you. Maybe they’ll ask to borrow the doggie yard.