Trinity’s Driving Me to House P: Katy Trail Townhome With a Kitchen Fit for Dean Fearing

Published May 4, 2012 by Candy Evans

There has been too much real estate news occupying my brain this week — Museum Tower on the front page of the NYT, Champ D’Or closing, the continuing Deion and Pilar fracas. Now I have to digest this Trinity Tollway thing.  My husband is flat out against, I am for, I think. Pretty soon we’ll be like Deion and Pilar! I need a fix of House Porn, something not out on the boonies, but a home where you can walk everywhere because that is what these young Green things want us to do. Never mind that we are all getting older, the climate is getting warmer, and I think making us walk in August is a way to kill us off to save on Social Security!

Lordy Lordy, here’s a fix for $1,199,000. It’s 4,800 square feet at a corner Casada townhome that is gated yet still sports a two car garage. Casada is a development of 22 luxury townhomes at Blackburn and Turtle Creek, ranging from 3500 to 5200 square feet, developed by Alan McDonald as City Homes and then sold to Centex when about 85% completed. Four are exceptionally large units with exteriors rivalling a Park Cities home. In fact, listing agent Missy Woehr says this is about as close as you can get to a home in Turtle Creek without the maintenance.

“If I cannot keep the bushes trimmed with tweezers,” says Missy, “then then it’s too much work.”

This unit was purchased four years ago by serious cooks who gutted the existing 2003 kitchen and brought in German ingenuity. Hell, I think they just relocated Angela Merkel. There’s Gaggeneau, Fisher&Paykel, Bosch, Wolf, professional culinary stainless counters, steam center, induction cooktop, warming drawers, two dishwashers, beverage station, LIEBHERR refrigerator which I will have in my next home, soft-close cabinets and LED lighting. There are four bedrooms, four and a half baths, an extreme exterior entertainment area, beautiful circular staircase, huge master, elevator, formals. Compare Casada to higher-priced downtown condos: try $250ish a square foot with $600 a month HOA dues that cover exterior insurance and include pest control.

Oh yes, best part to make the Greens happy: you can leave your hybrid or electric car in the garage and walk walk walk to Uptown, downtown, even the Tate Lecture Series at S.M.U. 3360 Blackburn is on the Katy Trail, which is almost as important to some buyers today as a pool — maybe more!




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