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There's so much more to this designer Turtle Creek condo than those views

There's more to this designer Turtle Creek condo than those views

View at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
One of three terraces at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. unit 9B. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Entry at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
The unit was gutted and renovated in 2014. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Art in 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
You want the artwork? You can have that too. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Kitchen at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Chefs dream about this kind of kitchen. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Kitchen at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
A large island makes entertaining easy. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Kitchen and living area at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Limestone floors run throughout. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Living room at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Every room has a view. And you can have that piano too. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Dining room at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Kitchen opens up to the dining room. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Dining room at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Imagine the elegant dinner parties you could have. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bedroom at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
That's your view when you wake up in the morning. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Office at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Second bedrom is staged as an office. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Shower at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Oh my this mosaic-tiled shower. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Tub at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Even the tub has a view. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bathroom at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
No problem with storage here. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Terrace at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Only a few get views this good. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
View at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Entry at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Art in 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Kitchen at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Kitchen at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Kitchen and living area at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Living room at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Dining room at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Dining room at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Bedroom at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Office at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Shower at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Tub at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Bathroom at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas
Terrace at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas

A new listing in a prestigious high-rise offers not only some of best views in Dallas, but also a designer touch. Unit 9B at the Warrington, located at 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd., underwent a complete transformation in 2014 at the hand of its owner, Douglas Bradford of J. Douglas Design.

Ebby Halliday listing agent Dennis Hammett says he referred Bradford to a client who was looking at this unit. When that client didn’t purchase it, Bradford did and proceeded to do what he does best.

Custom doesn’t even begin to describe the interior, which has a state-of-the-art Lutron lighting system and concealed electric shades by Lancaster & Associates. Limestone floors run throughout the main living spaces.

The kitchen boasts only the finest of everything: induction cooktop, Meile vent hood with changing LED color, Dacor double convection oven, microwave drawer and ice maker. Sleek chocolate cabinetry — some of the uppers have opaque glass fronts — can accommodate the collection of even the most serious entertainer. Granite counters and glass tile backsplash add some bling.

A generous island extends into the dining area, and anyone sitting at those barstools can speak comfortably to the cook in the kitchen or the guests in the living area. A wet bar with under-counter wine refrigerator and stainless steel bar sink ensures no one’s glass is ever empty.

There are two seating areas in the main living space — one near the piano and another around a modern fireplace. Of course you can see the views from anywhere you sit, but the views are best taken in from one of three — yes, three — terraces.

The condo has two bedrooms; one is currently staged as an office. But the real show-stopper is the master bathroom, with oodles of sparkling glass mosaic tile both in the spacious walk-in shower and the free-standing tub. A large vanity with double sinks takes care of the practicalities of everyday life. All of the bathrooms (there are two-and-a-half) have quartz countertops.

Contemporary artwork — shown off with the appropriate custom lighting — hangs throughout the home. More designer touches can be seen in all the high-end lighting fixtures, from the dining room chandelier to the bathroom sconces, as well as in the thoughtfully placed tabletop accessories.

Why dwell on the design choices? Because, for $150,000, it can all be yours, including the artwork and piano.

This luxury lifestyle does come at a cost: The condo is listed for $1.399 million, and the HOA dues are steep, at $1,471 per month. That includes backyard maintenance, blanket insurance, full use of facilities, common area maintenance, management fees, security, sprinkler system, trash, and water and sewer.

But can you really put a price tag on that view?