I Want This Dallas Penthouse Condo: $11.75M

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There's no such thing as sibling rivalry in Texas, especially when you have 12,200 square feet to call home. Sister and brother Kari and Kirby Schlegel share separate-but equally fabulous views atop the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences in the heart of downtown Dallas.

Life doesn't 't get much better than this penthouse perched on the 29th floor of the W Tower North, overlooking the spoils of Dallas' Victory Park, home of American Airlines Center. It's the ultimate bachelor/bachelorette digs for the young siblings. And it could be yours ... for $11.75 million.

Here's what you'll get in this luxury penthouse condo.

First, The Backstory

Kirby Schlegel, 31, chairman and CEO of Schlegel Sports, owns the Tacoma Rainier's, a "AAA" baseball team, and the junior "A" hockey team, Texas Tornado. His office is across the street, he walks to work and because he's in the sports biz, entertains folks like Jessica Simpson ex Nick Lachey (an investor in the Rainier's), Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Dallas Stars players, NASCAR Champ Jimmy Johnson, and more. Last month, the place was hopping as Kirby played host for the NBA All-Stars weekend and often opens up the penthouse for charitable events.

Baby sister Kari, 25, is a Dallas Realtor with Allie Beth Allman & Associates, studying for her M.B.A. at Southern Methodist University and listing this property. It was Kari who, after moving back home to Dallas from New York City following a stint at Tory Burch, fell in love with Dallas' burgeoning downtown and the new W condo towers. She had her eye set on a corner unit. Then brother Kirby copied her, saying he wanted a place at the W, too.

Their dad, Pavestone founder and CEO Robert Schlegel, stepped in with a loftier idea: He thought it a better investment to scoop up the penthouse shell available on the 29th floor rather than have two kids in separate units. His thinking: higher appreciation and future space flexibility.

The Resulting Penthouse
The space, 12,200-square-feet was uniquely divided to give each kid their own 5,000-plus-square-foot home linked in the center by a "grand salon" dedicated to entertaining, but totally separate from the living quarters.

Kari's side has a foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, eating area, and she got that corner for her bedroom (left) with a full bath, free-standing steel tub, shower and dual sinks on a floating white carrera marble counter. She also has a guest room, study and even a room for her dog, Jack, a miniature pinscher.

Kirby has two living areas, kitchen, dining room, a guest suite, study, and bedroom with bath the same size as his sister's but Kirby's has a striking elliptical stone shower. A given: each side has generous closet space. In the center, they share a laundry room, home theater, gym, his and hers powder rooms and a 30-by-40-foot party room complete with a bar and balcony access.

All this for $11,750,000 which includes direct elevator access and full W "Whatever, Whenever" amenities and services including exterior pool, Bliss Spa, and 24 hour a day concierge services. And here's something you definitely don't get in New York: the penthouse comes with eight car spaces in the garage.


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