In case you haven’t heard, Tim Headington’s 21st floor penthouse at 2525 N. Pearl St. if off the market, purchased by Knoxville couple Moll and Charlie Anderson, who are sure to add some zest to the Dallas social scene. Moll is a lifestyle expert, entrepreneur, Emmy Award-winning entertainment reporter and author. Looking at her latest book, I can tell you that the 21st floor is about to get a sizzling new look.
With that Ritz-Carlton sky pad off the market, what’s left for other celebs to buy? Not to worry. There are plenty of high-end condos for sale in Dallas.
Go on over to Museum Tower to buy up the 42nd floor quick, while that two-year buy-back guarantee is still in place. You know about that, right? Because of all the controversy, potential buyers may be a little spooked about values, so Museum Tower developers have promised to buy back units within two years if the buyers choose to move out.
The 9,400-square-foot Museum Tower penthouse boasts clear 360-degree views of the entire city. Plus it includes the option to purchase part of the roof.
The 9,400-square-foot Museum Tower penthouse is even bigger than the 21st floor at the Ritz, BTW. In addition to the square footage, it boasts clear 360-degree views of the entire city. Plus it includes the option to purchase part of the roof, which could be made into a garden.
Because it’s not yet finished, there is no set price tag from the developer. Anyone who purchases it naturally will want to finish it out to his or her (or his-and-hers) taste. I am going to estimate that with the kind of finish-out Headington had at his place, this one might run a cool $20 mil.
Another option is Kari Schlegel Kloewer and Kirby Schlegel’s brother-sister condo over at the W Dallas VictoryResidences. Kloewer is moving out because she and hubby Troy are starting a family, so the 12,197-square-foot space is on the market for $9,750,000. That’s reduced from the original asking price of $11 million.
The 29th floor condo has 365-degree views of downtown Dallas, Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and cocktail-worthy sunsets. The professionally decorated space includes two of each: masters, guest rooms, living areas, libraries and kitchens. There are also shared spaces, like the party room, movie theater and exercise room. Open up the glass doors, and you have one big party pad.
Let’s say you want to spend a little less. I get that. So check out The Azure, where Greg Brady, formerly of i-2 Technology, is still trying to unload his penthouse unit 3001, a 5,025-square-foot number with two stories and a private swimming pool.
This home has also been reduced from a whopping near $8 million, when Brady said he’d throw in a BMW Z8 at closing, plus a week on his yacht, the Noble House. Now listed with Marilyn Hoffman at only $5.9 million, the two-story home offers three bedrooms (two are master suites); four-and-a-half baths; three living areas; four fireplaces; billiard room; wine storage; and rooftop entertainment terrace with aforementioned pool, spa and huge theater screen.
My favorite space is the master bedroom with TV and wine bar that comes up out of the floor at the touch of a button. How very James Bond. Plus, all the high-tech gadgets in this place would have impressed Steve Jobs. Actually, Jobs has been there, may he R.I.P.
Finally, there are a few sky-high options at the 22-story Residences at the Stoneleigh. Mickey Munir, of Sharif & Munir Uncustomary Custom Homes, is one of two select builders finishing out these residences. The other is Mehrdad Moayedi’s Crescent Estates Custom Homes.
Munir says the place is filling up fast with high-profile names, and the residences are set for completion in July. The deal here is customization; no two units are the same.
You buy a shell, much like the one at Museum Tower, and then Sharif & Munir or Crescent comes in and finishes it out to your exact specifications. There will be no hallways, but rather private entrances direct from the elevator, so each condo feels like a true home. You can even have your own choice of front door!
The Stoneleigh had nine penthouses, and some have been configured together. Only three are left, at approximately 5,300 square feet each for about $2.4 million(ish) depending, of course, on just how very custom you want that finish-out to be.