Spacious One Arts Plaza urban retreat lets you see for miles and miles
This sleek, newly listed, high-rise urban retreat is fit for an arts magnate. A recent combination of two units, it's a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo home perched on the 18th floor of One Arts Plaza, on the northwest corner of the building.
This 2,784-square-foot home is one of the few residences to boast wide, double terraces overlooking the Arts District. Faisal Halum at Mathews Nichols Group has it listed for $1,780,000.
Befitting its location, the residence resembles a museum, with cool interior appointments of exotic hardwoods, and limestone floors throughout. Soaring 11-foot windows look out on the glittering urban artscape of downtown, beyond the district's performance and exhibition halls directly below.
Befitting its location, the residence resembles a museum, with cool interior appointments of exotic hardwoods, and limestone floors throughout.
All the architectural and artistic inspiration should stir a cook's imagination. And an assortment of professional-quality, stainless-steel Miele appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator in the kitchen will help, too.
The space's design is tasteful and functional, with a snowy white marble island bar that seats four, a wine cooler, and naturally dark, straight-grained wenge cabinetry by Bulthaup. (Wenge is an African hardwood that is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as endangered.)
Just around the corner, a butler's pantry with sink makes catered parties a breeze. The expansive, conjoined living and dining rooms are open to the kitchen and spill out onto both terraces, creating a stunning space for large celebrations. A smaller room off the kitchen is being used as a study by the current owners, but it could be transformed into a cozy formal dining room for more intimate gatherings.
The master bath boasts a wall of richly veined Navona Travertine that creates a dramatic backdrop for a minimalist porcelain soaking tub. Opposite, a beefy marble slab countertop with double built-in sinks and gleaming Vola fixtures seems to float over golden, warm American walnut cabinets. Frosted glass doors conceal the bathroom and shower, providing an elegant counterpoint to the wood and stone.
In the the master bedroom, the new buyer will awake to sweeping 180-degree views of the city before dressing in one of the spacious his-and-her walk-in closets with built ins. Could anything make a person feel more powerful? If that's not enough storage, there are four more enormous closets just off the entry and a climate-controlled storage space on the ground floor.
Other amenities include two parking spaces, an outdoor pool on the 20th floor with lounge and exclusive owner's suite, a fitness center and 24-hour concierge and security. The building even comes with its own art collection that includes works from Tom Orr, Tim Kincaid and Margo Sawyer. No need to fight the hoi polloi and the food trucks to get to the Dallas Museum of Art.