Sky-High Luxury

By D Partner Studio / June 9, 2022 / D Magazine

Without question, the best parts about high-rise living in Dallas are the luxury amenities and convenient access to the best of the city. Bleu Ciel, the sparkling beacon in Uptown that welcomes you to Dallas, has become an architectural icon. Offering the very definition of a lock-and-leave lifestyle, Bleu Ciel is known for its awe-inspiring exterior but has also become just as coveted for the superior level of concierge service it offers.

“The concierge team at Bleu Ciel provides a higher level of service,” says Allison Hayden, director of sales for Bleu Ciel. “Harwood International’s Harwood Lifestyle group is known for its outstanding customer service. They enjoy 24/7 concierge service, which can include pretty much anything they need—helping coordinate dinner plans, dog walking, food and grocery delivery, and caring for their homes while they are away. They do an amazing job, always attending to residents’ needs.”

Designed by world-renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and a venture of esteemed developer, Harwood International, Bleu Ciel welcomes residents seeking an amenity-driven building, luxury finishes, and breathtaking city views. Known as a vertical cul-de-sac, Bleu Ciel residents have become a well-connected group and enjoy multiple building events monthly, such as cocktail classes, summer pool bashes, and private chef dinners in the wine room. “There are a lot of special ties and friendships in the building, and the shared spaces are popular among the residents,” Hayden says. Bleu Ciel was designed for residents to feel as if the entire building is an extension of their homes.

A plush library and resident lounge offer a change of scenery when working from home, and an expansive wine tasting and storage room—complete with a long, hand-carved Italian wooden table—is just the spot for a lavish, private dinner party. The wine cellar has the capacity to hold 10,000 bottles of wine. Residents enjoy their own private garage space within the building’s master garage that features electric car-charging stations and an owner car wash.

A peaceful water installation signals the entry to the resident-only spa, which was designed by the award-winning team Quintessence Spa Group. The fifth-floor retreat is complete with wet and dry saunas, a soaking tub, and massage rooms. The spa is situated directly across from the fully-equipped fitness center. Located between the spa and the fitness center is the pool deck.

The pool deck features, unarguably, some of the most stunning skyline views in Dallas. Each visit to Bleu Ciel’s pool deck feels like an escape with its towering palm trees, two junior Olympic pools, a beach-entry lounge pool, shaded lounge chairs, hot tub, and grilling stations. Soon, residents will enjoy a street-level European market, juice bar, and bike shop on the property. Bleu Ciel is also on the Katy Trail — just exit the building and you’re on your way.

Then there are the crown jewels of Bleu Ciel—the homes. Several new model homes are ready to tour, and many options are still available for owner design and finish-out. Homes feature top-of-the-line details, with designer finishes, Miele appliances, Porcelanosa cabinetry, high-quality counters, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Depending on which home you choose, you can watch the sunset reflect off of the Dallas skyline, take in the views of West Dallas, or gaze as far as you can see toward the north. Simply select which home and floorplan that best suits your lifestyle and budget from premier penthouses, sky penthouses, the Vista Collection, orsky homes. Homes are designed by some of the most sought-after designers who specialize in modern, high-rise living, including Nikki Njeri Klugh, Janet Baker, Art of Living MODERN, and Susan Smith Designs.

Another perk for Bleu Ciel residents is its location near the burgeoning Harwood District which is adding new office towers, park spaces, and restaurants. With a walk score of 92, Bleu Ciel is centrally located in the Harwood District between Uptown, downtown Dallas, the Arts District, Design District, and Victory Park. Whether you’re going on a grocery run to Whole Foods, an actual run on the Katy Trail, off for a day of shopping, or to dinner or brunch—everything is right in your new urban backyard.