|Super Rich Get Attention in Building
|By James A. Cockrell, Real Estate Editor, The Dallas Morning
19 May 1957
|Dallas' fabulous building boom, two local builders some time ago
concluded, had neglected one group of folks the super wealthy.
|In a few months, though, these builders, Edward T. Dicker and
Jerome J. Frank, will have greatly increased the supply of rental
housing for these people. This will come with the opening of the
23-story apartment building at 3525 Turtle Creek.
|The cheapest units will rent for $350 a month. Also available are
some larger apartments at $700. The highest rates are for the two
penthouses, each renting for $1,500. Both already have been leased.
|Floor space in the apartments is as large comparably as the rent.
Those smallest, $350 units each have 1,253 square feet of floor
space. That's about as large as a new 3-bedroom home.
|The $700-a-month units each have three bedrooms and a total of
2,667 square feet of floor space.
|Tenants won't necessarily be limited to this size apartment. A few
already have leased two together and arranged to combine them for a
total apartment space of 5,354 square feet.
|Dicker, who has dreamed of building such a structure for 20 years,
explains, “The rich man has neglected in the past 30 years. I
made a survey of the nation and found that the only first-rate things
being built for the rich were hotels.”
|Many of the guests at 3525 Turtle Creek will be older persons.
|“The rich want to get out of the big mansions after their
children have married but they can't,” Dicker said. “There
is no place for them to move.”
|Plans in the buildings were done with older persons in mind. No
apartment is more than 30 feet from the elevator to prevent long
walks, Dicker said.
|Getting servants has become increasingly difficult everywhere. And
so, special luxury features just to attract servants have been
planned. There is, for example, a maid's powder room on every other
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