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3217 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Bud Oglesby Condominium on Armstrong and Travis  $775,000

Open House - January 18  1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bud Oglesby, FAIA, with Oglesby Architects, designed the best residential public spaces in Dallas. Bud Oglesby designed modern homes as large as 10,000 square feet or, like this modern Oglesby condominium on Armstrong and Travis, homes with 2,392 square feet. However, whether large or small, these modern architecturally significant homes open to voluminous and open living spaces that connect to the rest of the home.  This modern residence has a further advantage of even greater expanded space with the living room wall of accordion glass doors that open to the freshly renovated outdoor living room and side courtyard with a vertical water feature, enjoying the dappled sunlight from the nearby canopy of trees.

Armstrong and Travis

The tree-lined corner with the modern Oglesby condominiums on Armstrong and Travis connects the vibrancy of the Knox Street area that includes the best restaurants, Trader Joe's, and shops across the street with the leafy residential neighborhoods and the Katy Trail which are behind and beside these Oglesby-designed condominiums. This is a perfect site for an architecturally significant modern condominium. Here, the elegant modernity of the home is combined with the whole reason one would want to live in a city: the ability to stroll to great restaurants, shops, the Katy Trail and still be around the corner from Highland Park.

Here, the elegant modernity of the home is combined with the whole reason one would want to live in the city:  the ability to stroll to and dine inside or eat on the outdoor patios of the great restaurants, or shop for everyday items, go to the Apple Store, or obtain luxury goods.  You will enjoy the special attention the neighborhood restaurant staffs and shopkeepers bestow on you as their neighbor.  And you will still be around the corner from the parks and creeks you will enjoy in Highland Park.

Protected and Vibrant

This Oglesby-designed condominium located on Armstrong and Travis is part of a collection of Oglesby architect-designed modern residences that wrap around the corner of Armstrong Avenue and Travis Street. While many condominiums are being built in dense areas or in a hodgepodge of different era apartments or surrounded by sun blocking buildings, this Oglesby condominium on Armstrong and Travis enjoys the continuity of the other two-story Oglesby-designed modern residences of this prestigious project, the trees that line the street and living spaces that open to a private, sunny, side courtyard.


Open and Sunny Interior

Interior spaces are open, commodious and have recently installed travertine floors.  The living room has a wall of glass doors, a retractable screen that opens onto a wood and light-paneled courtyard with a standing vertical water feature that enhances the outdoor living room.  Several second floor spaces are filled with light from multiple skylights and large windows provide views of trees.

Living Area Expands to Courtyard

What better place for a Thanksgiving dinner for twelve than to set the table on the courtyard patio.  Interior and exterior spaces that are open to each other provide defined spaces and glorious spaces to entertain as you live large in this 2,300 square foot home.

Open Dining Room

The open dining room can easily accommodate six, eight, ten or twelve guests for dinner.  It is close to the kitchen which makes it convenient for serving or entertaining.

Barrel Vaulted Skylight Illuminates Staircase and Landing

You will ascend the stairs to arrive at a light-filled library landing, the result of a dramatic barrel vault skylight.  You will continue to the two bedrooms that are also filled with sunlight.

Master Bedroom Panorama View of Treetops

Even large single-family homes do not have the luxury of space and views of this second-floor master bedroom that looks into treetops.  The tall ceilings accommodate an entire wall of California Closets in addition to an auxiliary closet in the master bathroom.

You will enjoy the marble, stone and tile found in the master bathroom that includes a bathtub, shower and dual sinks.

Continuing Value

Architecturally significant homes hold their value. Architect-designed modern homes like this Oglesby condominium on Armstrong and Travis will become even more valuable in time, as the Knox area becomes increasingly vibrant, the Katy Trail is enhanced and connects to more parts of the city, and opportunities for condominiums in the area become fewer. Certainly no other location or site combines the peaceful environment and vitality of this Oglesby condominium on Armstrong and Travis.

Photographs of Modern Oglesby Condominium on Armstrong and Travis

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