During my many years of apartment living in Uptown, I was always intrigued by a certain type of listing. Mainly, the million-plus properties in the heart of State-Thomas. What a life those owners must live, with their excellent parking situation and the comfort of having invested their (sizable amount of) money in a popular Dallas neighborhood. Imagine deciding you want to go to Si Tapas for dinner and then just walking next door—what a life!
And such is life for whomever calls 2209 Allen Street home, a sleek contemporary home with more cool custom features than any house could want for. Tucked away from the popular State-Thomas street, the 1999-built residence features a roomy balcony and a secluded pool, each offering stunning tree-lined views—somehow, there’s not an oversized apartment building in sight. (Fun fact: this home was previously occupied by hockey legend Mike Modano, which my sports-interested coworkers assure me is very cool.)
It’s hard to know where to start with 2209 Allen when it comes to highlights. There’s a clandestine, Brazilian wood door leading to a charming courtyard, acrylic display shelving throughout the white oak-paneled walls, and concealed appliance storage accented by handsome dark stone countertops. That being said, the master bedroom absolutely deserves a nod. The recently remodeled space looks more like a hotel suite, with coffered lighting, designer wallpaper, a sun-soaked hallway, and even a TV mounted by the freestanding tub (located directly next to the massive walk-in shower).
2209 Allen is the sort of moody, modern home I’ve long been curious about. The next time I go to Si Tapas, I plan to (discreetly) stare at it, or at least its sprawling balcony. That secluded pool will have to remain a mystery.