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900-plus square feet never looked so good as in this swank, fifth floor condominium

900 sq.ft. never looked so good as in this swank, fifth floor condo

On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
Dallas based interior designer Alice Cottrell created the sophisticated environment. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
Thoughtful placement of art works enlivens the space.  Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
The 11X12 square foot dining area opens directly to the living room. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
The contemporary kitchen features quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
The spacious balcony has access from both the living room and the bedroom. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
The master bedroom opens to the balcony and offers views in two directions. Photo by Chris Brown
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
The renovated bathroom features quartz counter tops and stone finishes. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
The condo entry provides space for a desk. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
The work station. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
Sunset views are special from this tree-top vantage point. Photo
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
Inwood Manor's location on San Felipe convenient to Uptown and Downtown. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27
On the Market, 3711 San Felipe, #5, 9/27

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Inwood Manor, 3711 San Felipe, #5-I

It's hard to find a more centrally located high rise condominium building than the mid-century modern Inwood Manor rising on San Felipe at the edge of River Oaks. This one bedroom unit within stands high above the crowd, even though it's on only the fifth floor (actually, my personal tree-top preference). It is compact but beautifully designed for a solo buyer or a young couple.

What's inside: Interior designer Alice Cottrell of Dallas transformed what could have been a ho-hum residence to a knocked out contemporary abode with loads of both coziness and sophistication. (Cottrell's most recent high profile project was the Hotel St. George in Marfa.) She created the sophisticated look for a single gentleman who is moving on.

At a little more than 900 square feet, this condo is a gem due to the upgrades, the furnishings, and the 12x12 foot balcony with access from both the living room and bedroom, offering amazing views of River Oaks to the north and the downtown skyline to the east.

Love the raised ceilings in the living and dining areas as well as the motorized window shades and the comprehensive audio/video system. Also appreciate the work station with built-in desk and storage.The kitchen has been updated and the bathroom (there is only one) renovated to reflect a contemporary sensibility. An electric fireplace in the living room adds a cozy touch for those who don't mind the faux nature.

No worries that there is only one bedroom as the building boasts three guest apartments. Building amenities include the elegantly manicured grounds, exercise room and pool. 

Square footage: 926 square feet.

Asking price: $345,000.

Listing agent: Mike Good of Michael Good Properties.