A New York-based condo developer has completed renovations on the penthouse of a Dallas high-rise.
The penthouse of The Residences at W Dallas in Victory Park was acquired by Willton Investment Management COO James Pereira, a high-end condo developer from New York who relocated to Dallas to give the city a little taste of a luxury New York-style condominium.
“Dallas is a fantastic city, but I could not find a condo product that I felt was up to New York standard,” Pereira told the Dallas Business Journal.
After discovering the lack of so-called New York-style properties in Dallas, Pereira decided to build one of his own, acquiring the 3,779-square-foot two-story penthouse at the W Dallas Residences.
“Upon entering the unit [penthouse], I knew I wanted two things: to buy and renovate it,” Pereira told the DBJ.
Once the purchase was completed, Pereira immediately began renovations on the tower’s 24th floor. Renovations on the Dallas penthouse lasted eight months and took place in multiple phases, starting first with gutting the standard staircase and replacing it with a slickly-designed spiral version.
“It’s a piece of art that enhances the entire apartment,” Pereira told the DBJ, who believes the updated staircase now serves as the condo’s signature feature.
Once the spiral staircase was completed, Pereira moved on to the bottom floor walls, which he tore down to introduce more open space.
Other renovations to the penthouse included the introduction of oak herringbone wood floors, marble for the kitchen, and smart technology throughout the whole condo.
Pereira moved back to Manhattan shortly after the nearly year-long renovations were finished. All of W Dallas’ rental units have been sold, according to the rental building’s website.
Good for him. Come to Dallas and dis your new city. Not everything about NY is good. 😎
A couple of photos of the renovated penthouse would have greatly enhanced this article.