By day, you can see the throbbing heart of a vibrant downtown, from Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District to the city’s soaring commercial and residential skyscrapers. At night the view becomes even more spectacular, as the twinkling lights illuminate a skyline that was voted the world’s best in a 2014 poll by readers of USA Today.
Those views are an irresistible attraction of this two-story, penthouse condominium on the 23th floor of the One Arts Plaza building in Dallas’ arts district, the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country. They come via tinted, floor-to-ceiling windows looking west on both floors, controlled effortlessly by automatic, grass-cloth window shades. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing east also are present in two of the three upstairs bedrooms, making this ultra-luxury residence one of the building’s few to afford magnificent views in both directions.
But, this 4,839-square-foot, oak-floored showplace offers much more than just eye-catching panoramas. After entering through the front door, to the left you find an elevator that whisks passengers to the home’s second floor. To the right there’s a powder bath and then a butler’s pantry giving way to the handsome, custom kitchen. Complementing its lacewood cabinetry and a dark-stone-topped island, the kitchen also features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two freezer drawers, a Dacor cooktop, and a Miele dishwasher, double-oven, steam oven, and coffee system.
The state-of-the-art kitchen opens to a dramatic, tall-ceilinged living room with one of the home’s three fireplaces (another can be found outside on the long open terrace, which affords still more west-facing views as well as green artificial turf). The upper floor is accessed from the living room by way of a unique, artist-designed, cast-glass staircase.
Ascending these striking stairs, you’re greeted by another living area, complete with fireplace, that’s adjacent to a third living area or media room. The latter boasts its own wet bar that’s fully outfitted with sink, icemaker, beverage cooler, and microwave oven. Just beyond the media room is the east-facing bedroom, with one of the home’s three full baths and a terrace; a second bedroom with bath and oversized closet; and then the sensational, west-looking master bedroom. It sports not only a huge walk-in closet, but a beautiful bathroom whose vanity counters and shower have been hewn of Brazilian stone. It also boasts a marvelous soaking tub.
In addition to a Control4 app, which allows the owner to control the home’s lighting, automated shades, and temperature, for example, from the likes of an iPad or iPhone, surround sound is available throughout the residence. The home also includes four parking spaces (three of them within a private garage), as well as two temperature-controlled storage units in the building garage, plus two storage units on the expansive terraces.
Residents reach their homes at One Arts Plaza through their own lobby. They also enjoy access to a pool terrace on the 20th floor, a fully equipped private fitness center, and an Owner’s room for guests and special events. The building additionally offers a 24-hour doorman, security services, a concierge, and valet parking.