Craig and Kathryn Hall list Turtle Creek penthouse for $2.95 million
Dallas power couple Craig and Kathryn Hall are putting their luxurious Turtle Creek penthouse up for sale.
Craig, the self-made billionaire and developer, and Kathryn, former U.S. ambassador to Austria, will list their home at 2828 Hood St. in the Plaza II high-rise with Lea Anne Laughlin for $2.95 million.
If you have even remotely thought of moving on up to "THE boulevard" in Dallas, you might want to check out Unit 1702 and grab your checkbook. This home catches your breath, is move-in ready, and honestly won't break the bank.
With breathtaking views of Turtle Creek and downtown Dallas from almost 180 degrees, this spectacular penthouse was custom created by the Halls, who merged two separate units with the help of HKS Architects, to be their Dallas home when they moved back from Europe in 2001.
The home exudes sophistication, elegance, fine custom finishes, and a prime location within the city's traditional luxury high-rise mecca. The square footage is 6,379, and every inch is loaded with fine details, much as you would expect from two of the most avid art collectors in Texas.
Look at the custom herringbone wood flooring, the museum-finished walls (they are everywhere), 11- and 24-foot ceiling heights, windows with motorized shades, and innovative lighting throughout. You have soaring walls to display your own art collection and the perfect light to bathe them. Pick your favorite view of the city: guarantee you there will be several.
The home has entertainment-perfect formals: living room and dining room, the former sporting soaring Palladium windows and French doors to one of three huge terraces. There is a library/study, a family room (Craig's favorite room, he says this is where he can usually be found watching TV), a two-story master bedroom suite with a loft office (Kathryn's), and a separate his/her spa bath.
The kitchen will be well-loved by any chef you invite in to make dinner: double stainless ovens and gas cooktop, two catering-ready Sub-Zero refrigerators. There is a huge island with secondary sink to meal prep. But the warm mahogany woods in the custom cabinetry make it also a warm and cozy enough place to fix up a late-night sandwich, accompanied by a very light red.
The couple owns thousand of acres in the Napa Valley, Sonoma, and Mendocino wine country of northern California; their Hall Wines vineyards produce some of the highest-rated California wines in the world. So it goes without saying this home also features two wine closets to store the Halls' vast collection at the perfect temperature.
And there's more than 400 square feet of on-site terrace space overlooking the city, where you can sip it. The home features three bedrooms, enormous storage, and is a perfect lock-and-leave for anyone who travels. It has also been "lived-in lightly," as Craig Hall says he is never in one place for more than 10 days.
Like most Turtle Creek luxury condos, Plaza II has fabulous building amenities, which include 24-hour valet and concierge, a resort-style pool, two fitness centers, a library, and the newly updated Conservatory, perfect for poolside entertaining, out of the heat.
You may ask, where are the Halls moving? To Hall Arts Residences, of course, where they will be the first residents in a space that will be more than twice as large as this current home.
A version of this story originally was published on CandysDirt.com.