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Hot Property: This Spacious Condo Has a Front Row Seat to Every Dallas Fireworks Show

The 3,220-square-foot home is located in the heart of Knox District.
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Arguably, the focal point of the main level’s open floor plan is the metal and walnut staircase, which was added in 2019. Shoot2Sell
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Hot Property: This Spacious Condo Has a Front Row Seat to Every Dallas Fireworks Show

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On July 4, the residents of The Travis at Knox condominium gather together for parties. But instead of sticking to one home, the partygoers migrate from unit to unit, watching the fireworks along the horizon line. From the balconies, residents can enjoy the patriotic shows downtown, at Fair Park, Lakewood Country Club, and Dallas Country Club. “You can see them all,” says listing agent Kim Hammond, who’s sold more than a dozen units in the building. “It’s so much fun.” 

The guest balcony of Unit 1104B has a particularly spectacular view, she says. Facing Highland Park, the spot has a front row seat to the Dallas Country Club fireworks display. “Literally, you’re like at the show.” 

Of course, on the other 364 days of the year, 1104B offers sweeping views of East Dallas, Highland Park, and Downtown from its abundance of windows and four balconies. “All of the main balconies have great sunrise views,” Hammond says, and owners can enjoy the sunset from the primary, too. 

The two-story, 3,220-square-foot condo is listed for just under $1.7 million. Its size, its location in the heart of Knox District, and its “impeccable” finish out helped inform that price. But, Hammond says, “relatively speaking, this is an amazing value.”

In 2019, the then-owners gave the unit a $500,000-plus facelift, designed by Edwin Brantley Smith & Associates. They built a grand circular metal and walnut staircase as the focal point of the open floorplan. They installed Neolith counters throughout; top-of-the-line appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele in the kitchen; an Accalia ventless ethanol fireplace in the living room; and much more. 

“They got started and just couldn’t stop,” Hammond says. 

In addition to the luxury upgrades, the unit has an “excessive” amount of storage, she says, but “that’s what makes it so attractive.” It has two hall storage closets outside the unit, plus two of the building’s 12 storage lockers. Inside, it has a walk-in pantry, coat closet, extra closets in the laundry room and primary bath, and custom California Closet cabinetry in the primary suite. There’s plenty of cabinetry storage, too, like the primary’s 20-drawer built-in dresser. 

If that’s not enough to sway you, then the amenities might. “It’s a nice, small community” of 60 units, Hammond says, but it has a 24-hour concierge, bike storage, a dog run, and private parking (1104B, in particular, has four parking spots). The building just approved plans to completely renovate the pool and outdoor kitchen and add upgrades to the gym as well. 

Plus, the building is in what Hammond considers “the most walkable neighborhood in Dallas.” It has private access to the Katy Trail. Knox District restaurants and shops, like the Restoration Hardware across the street, are just a short walk away—no driving necessary. But unlike other bustling neighborhoods, nothing is open too late into the night. “It quiets down here and makes it just a nice place to live and play.” 

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