When you look at over 200 houses and then find the one that stops you in your tracks, it’s very hard to leave it behind. After 26 years of love and laughter in this gorgeous Greenway Parks French Provincial house, Marilyn Lenox is starting the next chapter of her life and putting her family home at 5349 Drane Dr. on the market.
Former builder Cathy Dann designed this house as her personal home in 1985. Remember what we’ve told you about builder’s homes? They don’t cut any corners. Even though professionals in construction and design are certain they have built their forever homes, it’s the nature of the game to create that perfect home and move. And that was a lucky moment for Lenox.
“I loved this house the moment I saw it,” Lenox said. “The primary thing that sold us is two complete master bathroom suites. One on each side. You don’t find that anywhere, it’s unique.”
There is a lot to love about this house. With 6,698 square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and one powder bath, it is truly a perfect home for raising a family and for entertaining.
“I have always loved the layout,” Lenox said. “It’s very symmetrical. All the rooms are large, but they flow into each other. Even though it’s a lot of square footage, it feels intimate.”
If you recognize the décor, we won’t be surprised. The Lenox family founded the iconic home furnishings store, Anteks Home which was at the forefront of the Cowboy Chic movement. Corley Design Associates was instrumental in blending that cowboy element into the design plan and finding just the right spots to display the family art collection.
This home has a distinctive personality, and it’s in a neighborhood to match.
“Greenway parks is such a special place,” Lenox said. “You know all of your neighbors. Everyone is out walking their dogs. It’s like living in a small town. You don’t find that in a lot of neighborhoods. I’ve enjoyed that as much as anything and being close to the tollway. You can be in your seat at American Airlines Center in five minutes!”
Ty Vaughn with The Associates Realty has this lovely French Provincial home listed for $3.195 million.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com.