Sometimes, when life gets too hard on the ground, you just need to look up. Way up. For some, it’s an airplane flight to a new destination, others it’s skydiving, and others, still, it’s daydreaming of sprouting wings like a bird. While becoming a 21st-century Icarus isn’t recommended, moving into a high-rise might just be the perfect compromise.
Take unit #2304 in Harwood District’s The Azure. Up on the 23rd floor, the 1,430-square-foot condo features floor-to-ceiling windows pointing northwest over Dallas. The view is beautiful. Especially at night, listing agent Patricia Massey says, when “it’s magical because of the lights from the city.”
During the day, “you don’t feel the barriers” with the outside balcony, she says. Especially in the open-concept great room, which includes a kitchen, gas fireplace, built-in desk, and a stunning circular alcove that’s more akin to an eagle’s nest than a living room. The kitchen’s features, like the blue granite countertops, draw your eyes back to the outside. “I think everything blends when you’re in there,” Massey says. “I think it just all becomes one.”
The bedrooms, too, are just as airy. Both the guest and primary suites feature the same floor-to-ceiling windows, which Massey loves. “They’re not just four walls of sheetrock.” Plus, each bedroom along the great room has access to the 260-square-foot balcony.
And there are plenty of luxury feathers in the unit’s cap. The current owners have installed fresh carpets in the bedrooms and European White Oak wide plank floors in the great room. The hardwood “gives a contemporary feel,” says Massey, while also making it homey. There are Sonos speakers throughout, blackout shades in the bedrooms, new motorized shades in the great room, a full-sized washer-dryer, and more.
The unit is private, too. While not on The Azure’s top level (there are 31 floors total), the unit has only three other neighbors on the 23rd floor—if you don’t count the birds outside, of course.
Although you’re certain to have your head in the clouds inside the unit, The Azure still has all the grounded creature comforts of luxury living. Outside, there’s a heated pool, firepit, and outdoor grills. Indoors, there’s a gym, private rooms, a party room, and more. The condominium offers dry-cleaning services, valet parking, and a guest desk. There’s a basement parking garage, within which this unit has its own two-car garage with a door, clicker, and a small storage closet. “So, you don’t have just spaces, you actually have a garage in the garage,” Massey says.
Plus, it’s walking—alas not flying—distance to plenty of restaurants and bars, like The Grove at Harwood, Uchi, the Stoneleigh, and Dolce Riviera. It’s less than a quarter mile to the Katy Trail and it’s near Pike and Reverchon parks. “The access to DNT is so convenient,” Massey says, referring to the tollway, and the Arts District, Downtown, and State Thomas are just short drives away.
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