Real Estate As Art
Developers take modern achitecture to new heights in Turtle Creek
Residential tower building power player Great Gulf has set its eyes on Turtle Creek for its next high-rise condo project. The 20-story, 100-unit residential project has been in the works for years but the company says it's almost time to put the hammer to the nail.
Ltd Edition No. 2505 is set to go up on the corner of Turtle Creek Boulevard and Fairmount, and is the first high-rise project in Texas for the company. They've hired internationally recognized architect Siamak Hariri with the task of designing his ultimate vision for urban living in Dallas. Features include 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, choice of premium luxury finishes, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, laundry and powder rooms and more.
"We are trying to be the culmination of modern living and estate residences in the sky," said Christopher Wein, the Toronto-based developer’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. "By embracing great architecture and contemporary elements in a Texas way, we will benefit the Dallas skyline and the people living in our building will get a true sense of modern luxury."
It also means that some units have glass on all sides of their units and that the extra deep terraces can wrap around the space in a way that is unprecedented in Dallas.
The design behind Ltd Edition No. 2505 is inspired by the natural phenomenon known as tropism, which sees plants twist and turn to gain maximum exposure to available light. This unique design benefits buyers by taking advantage of downtown views to the south and west. It differentiates itself from other Dallas high-rises by running two elevators along the back of the building — the common practice being to run an elevator core up the middle.
This particular placement of the elevators along the back allows for guests to share access to their unit with no more than three other owners. This dedicates more space to the areas where guests actually live. It also means that some units have glass on all sides of their units and that the extra deep terraces can wrap around the space in a way that is unprecedented in Dallas.
Speaking of the terraces, these are seriously impressive. No tiny patios that hardly have enough space to store your bike and maybe a chair or two. These terraces are big enough for an outdoor kitchen with connections for gas, water and electricity.
"Buyers have the luxury of being able to entertain, cook and garden outside," Wein said. "In a typical condominium high-rise you can't really do those things because you don't have the balcony space to allow for that."
Just as you might expect, resident amenities go above and beyond. Residents can utilize the executive concierge to assist them at all times, however, Ltd Edition No. 2505 takes it a step further by offering a lifestyle director that curates your leisure activity schedule. Other notable resident perks include a fitness studio, private massage room, lap and reflecting pool with hot tub and both valet and private car services. The grounds, which include contemplative gardens and private dog walking area, are designed by famed landscape architect Janet Rosenberg.
Interested buyers can choose from one or two-bedroom units, both of which come with an added den option. Prices start at $1.2 million, and while the sales program is set to start this September, ground breaking isn't slated to begin until 2016. The exact timeline for moving into Ltd Edition No. 2505 is still a little hazy, but Wein ensures us that this project is worth the wait.
"We have really spent a lot of time on design to make sure that we really understood what people in Texas are looking for and what the Dallas market place is keen on," Wein said. "All of this research is what is going to help us to create a building that is perfect luxury living for the Dallas marketplace."