Pioneering New Roots at Bleu Ciel


They say the beauty of life rests in the journey—and for Tony and Sue Sanders, the next step quickly became the best chapter. Hailing from Plano, the Sanders found themselves in unchartered waters as empty nesters when the daughter, Katie, graduated from High School. Tony and Sue were ready for a lifestyle change and their search brought them to Bleu Ciel’s front steps.

Their search began casually with no realtor to guide them and no true visual of what this “lifestyle change” looked like. Tony and Sue began perusing potential residences spanning from Dallas to Fort Worth. A year into their search, it came to a serendipitous halt. With help from their daughter, the couple had discovered their oasis resting in the very heart of Dallas—Bleu Ciel.

For the Sanders, Bleu Ciel awarded a luxury living experience at the intersection of urban and elegance. Tony loved the cascading floor to ceiling windows with north-facing views, allowing them a breathtaking view of Dallas and stunning sunsets. Sue was enchanted by the gardens and artistry of the finishes, each detail seemingly handpicked to suit their taste.

What Tony and Sue cherish most about this new lifestyle is the walkability and access. Bleu Ciel stands majestically in the epicenter of uptown Dallas, with the sought-after Harwood District as its front yard. The two can saunter into Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar on a Saturday afternoon, indulging in delicious cuisine and craft cocktails from its coveted garden patio. Tony loves the instant access to Mavericks and Stars games at the American Airlines Center, just a stone’s throw away from their residence. Sue’s favorite is to take a stroll down Katy Trail or to Klyde Warren Park on a lazy Sunday.

Tony remembers moving to Plano back in 1980 at a time when the sprawling corn fields seemed endless, separated only by a two-lane highway. He’s seen the metroplex transform over the years and, with the discovery of Bleu Ciel, he and his wife Sue are now able to live quietly in the very pulse of the city.

“We were the first of our friends to make this move, and they thought we were nuts,” quips Tony. “I thought us to be pioneers.”

The Sanders instantly fell in love with the sights, the sounds, and the amenities Bleu Ciel and its surrounding area has to offer. But above all, they fell in love with the lifestyle.