In the world of luxury skyscrapers, Bleu Ciel has always had a certain I do not know what. For starters, it’s visually stunning. Designed by renowned Parisian architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the 33-story glass tower is the epitome of modern elegance – a striking, sculptural silhouette in the heart of Uptown Dallas.
Urban gardens add to the appeal, the work of third-generation Japanese gardener Sadafumi Uchiyama. A lavish list of amenities includes a hotel-worthy spa, two Olympic-style junior pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a temperature-controlled wine tasting and storage room.
And then there’s the skyrise’s enviable location. Located on the north end of Harwood’s 19-block city bubble, you don’t have to wander far to experience some of Dallas’ best restaurants, bars, museums, parks, walking trails and more.
“You may never have to leave the property,” says Sky blue Sales Manager Allison Hayden.
There is also a 24/7 concierge ready to meet any owner needs.
If you’re wondering what it would be like to move in, look no further than the expertly staged model apartments created by two local talents: Cheryl Parsa (Modern Art of Living) and Janet Baker (Design by Janet Baker).
“We gave these wonderful designers carte blanche to stage the units – and they still sell out,” says Hayden.
According to Parsa, most sales are made at the front door. “If clients can imagine themselves living there, every thought they have from then on supports their original decision.”
Her favorite elements are the expansive glass curtain walls and huge balconies.
These adjoining spaces allow the sky and cityscape to blend effortlessly into the design, extending the living space from indoors to outdoors.
The furniture is a mix of modern designers. “Curations range from classic Bauhaus originals to Phillipe Starck MOMA pieces to Minotti, and more,” says Parsa.
For the living room, she chose a Porter Solstice blue velvet sectional from Rove Concepts. “The color works harmoniously with the color of the sky throughout the day and night.”
Much of the original art was created exclusively for the models. Accessories come from a variety of sources. “I always tell customers that we’re going to do it all – Gap to Gucci,” says Parsa. Example: The bedroom combines a CB2 rug, West Elm pillows and lamps from Dulce Interior Consignment Showplace.
For Baker, it’s all about lighting and views. Texture, shape, pattern and color all come into play. In the great room, she pairs a bespoke Dellarobbia sofa with a round Mitchell and Gold coffee table, an Arteriors floor lamp and a Global Views rug in neutral tones.
There are interesting objects at every turn.
The urns on the dining table are from Arteriors. Baker discovered an acrylic eye shadow box at an estate sale. For art, she relies on a network of personal relationships.
“I want everyone who walks in to be aware of the emotional beauty they feel.”
Two, three, and four-bedroom homes are available, ranging from 1,300 square feet to over 7,000 square feet. Contact Blue Sky Sales Manager Allison Hayden.