Rosewood Residences Turtle Creek is coming to Dallas’ most nature-focused urban neighborhood. In an exclusive sneak peek, we talk to some of the people making it happen.
The buzz has been heard up and down the boulevards: A new Rosewood Residences is coming. With 17 stories and just 39 homes, Rosewood Residences Turtle Creek will be a contemporary spin on classical architecture — all managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, famous for its five-star service and exceptional collection of 30 hotels, resorts and residences around the world.
The location is beyond prime: a secluded corner at Dickason Avenue and Hood Street, near the Katy Trail, surrounded by parks and close to Dallas’ most celebrated sites and neighborhoods, including Highland Park, Uptown, Downtown and Oak Lawn. An invaluable bonus? The new tower will be steps from Rosewood’s very first property: the iconic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
Just some of the luxuries in store include a rooftop oasis with an infinity pool and lounge; a hushed library; a fitness center; a private dog park and pet spa; round-the-clock support from a dedicated Rosewood Residential Team that cares deeply about every resident; and privileged access to Rosewood’s collection of renowned hotels.
The residences will set the bar for Turtle Creek, at approximately 2,000 to 6,380 square feet, with soaring windows, immersive city or park views and interior schemes drawing upon the colors and quality of light along meandering, magnificent Turtle Creek.
Here, we get the inside story from just some of the pros on the project.
France-born, Chicago-based, with projects in Chicago, Milan, Maui, Riyadh, Newport Beach
What are some style inspirations for the project?
A neoclassical aesthetic inspired by the Beaux Arts buildings of the ’30s in Paris, New York and Chicago. The challenge was to bring this style to Dallas and come up with a design that belongs to Dallas. It is a modern building at the same time, with all its construction systems and floor plans, which respond to today’s modern lifestyles.
What are some features you are particularly fond of?
We wanted to create a place you could recognize from far away — for example, the colonnade at the top of the building, well-lit. And, it’s a place with a sense of arrival: the porte cochère, a private open space with a symbolic arch that says, “Welcome home.” The Rosewood Residences building has rich materials and details at the base. The structure sits elegantly on the ground, respecting the site. The materials, the details, the windows — all contribute to the feeling that this is an elegant place to live. It’s quiet. One would feel secure living there.
What were some challenges in designing for Texas?
To respond to the Dallas architecture context and the Dallas community, which are both eclectic. To me, being French, Texas is cowboy country — but Dallas is very sophisticated. And, the site is in the Turtle Creek area, a most prestigious neighborhood, and just two blocks away from the first Rosewood property, the Mansion. This building has to be beautiful for both Rosewood and Dallas.
New York–based, with projects in L.A., Montecito, New York (Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue, The Carlyle)
What are some style inspirations for the project?
We wanted the interiors to be both classic and modern, with echoes of traditional details, and with more contemporary and whimsical elements, too. It’s important that the residences feel established and refined — a part of ultimate luxury living in Dallas. We looked to Turtle Creek and the Katy Trail to inspire us. They are so peaceful and rich with natural beauty, and we wanted to evoke that feeling in the interiors. We looked to them for our color palette — in the woods, metals and stones that fill the common areas and residential units.
What are some challenges in designing interiors for Texas?
Dallas has an exceptional history of residential interior design — great estates beautifully and finely made. Our goal for the Rosewood residences was to translate that high quality to a tower setting, bringing luxury apartment living to Dallas at the highest level.
What are some features that you are particularly fond of?
The units’ kitchens and baths are so timeless and beautifully detailed; they feel so custom-made. The common areas, particularly the lobby, library and rooftop lounge, are all unique and unforgettable rooms that I’m sure all the residents will enjoy their time in with family and friends. [There is a] variety of exquisite common areas and amenities: the dramatic lobby with its fireside welcome; the cozy library room with its vaulted ceiling; the private meeting room; the charming cafe; and the stunning rooftop lounge, terraces and pool. It’s a world unto itself — a very glamorous and special world.
Tell us about your experience with this sort of development.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with several custom builders in a multitude of luxury neighborhoods. One of my favorites was the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Atlanta, which I ended up buying into myself. It’s one thing to sell branded residences, but to buy one and eperience it is absolutely next-level. I understand the value-adds that set a branded residence apart and I convey that very effectively to our clients. Of all the homes we’ve had, my boys loved our condominium at the Ritz-Carlton the best. It felt like we were living in a luxury hotel, with all the legendary services, but instead of other guests, we had neighbors. We grew to love the staff as family. Aside from being one of our best investments, it was an elevated experience that has me convinced I have not owned my last branded residence. There will be more. Nothing compares.
What are some of the most unique features of the project?
This is such a rare opportunity: a residences-only tower that few will be lucky to call home. The location sets it apart, too. It’s where the Rosewood story began. Such history! Such legendary guests and events! So, owners can live the Rosewood lifestyle, with benefits that are unmatched in hospitality. The project offers that sense of place and history but is designed with a freshness for a new time. Common spaces and the private units are light-filled and radiant, and the architecture and furnishings establish presence and grace, without being overly formal. This will be a modern, comfortable, pampering place to call home.
What’s most exciting for you about Rosewood Residences Turtle Creek?
This project is perfection when it comes to scale and proportion, impeccable craftsmanship and design, and service and amenities. It’s for the buyer who wants an elevated experience in terms of service, custom interiors, exquisite common spaces and, most of all, a trusted global brand like Rosewood. It is white-glove service where your every need is anticipated, seamlessly — a private residence that happens to come with the legendary service of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
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