Friday Five Hundred: Great Bones In This Windsor Park Angel In The Rough

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This home at 7116 Desco Drive is not for the faint of heart. If remodeling raises your blood pressure, this house is not for you. But there is a very strong classicist in me and this house just grabbed those Ivy League/Antebellum stirrings and clung on like a dang horny vampire! She needs work, oh does she need work. But this is a house I would totally buy, tear apart and redo. As someone told me about it, the bones are not just great, they are AWESOME.

First of all the entrance is elegant and stately. I visualize guests — even the postman — coming to this door quite impressed. Plus I have always, always wanted a home with white columns. My very first boyfriend had a beautiful, two story white brick colonial with beautiful columns in Barrington Hills, Ill. White columns are my Gatsby-esque green light, my “Rosebud”. The location is awesome, Windsor Park off Park Lane and Boedecker. The lot is almost half an acre — jeeze, the more I write the more I think I might go buy this home. ($115 friggin dollars a square foot!) Built in 1970 — that’s no shocker. This house doesn’t just scream 1970, it projectile vomits it. All that shiny wood veneer paneling and white Corian kitchens/baths, I think the kitchen even has butcher block counter tops. Perhaps you could donate to a museum?

But you get such a fabulous lay-out, and yard space. Lots to chuck: the enclosed patio garden room, ceilings, all the white panels EVERYWHERE. Ditch those trellis wood overhangs outside, please. You have 4649 square feet, a huge dining room (steal some space for kitchen) four bedrooms three and a half baths. Go look at this house and put your thinking cap on! Best of all, though it was built in 1970, it has high ceilings. 

This home could be a real showplace. I’m thinking that will take $400K. What do you think? 

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Wyman says

    This is a total steal in Windsor Park but it does back to Park & definitely needs a secure gated driveway entrance to keep out the car thieves. It is also on a corner. If the budget is tight paint the kitchen cabinets a nice shade of green, install new counter tops, ditch the fan/lighting and replace with cans & over/under cabinet lights. The huge den is great. Awesome is right!

  2. Wyman says

    This is a total steal in Windsor Park but it does back to Park & definitely needs a secure gated driveway entrance to keep out the car thieves. It is also on a corner. If the budget is tight paint the kitchen cabinets a nice shade of green, install new counter tops, ditch the fan/lighting and replace with cans & over/under cabinet lights. The huge den is great. Awesome is right!

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