Friday Five Hundred: What Does $500K Buy in Old Shepherd Place? Pecan Hardwoods and Interior Upgrades to the Nth Degree in Plano

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I am told this is one of the most unusual homes in Plano. 5212 Blackhawk Drive, Plano, marketed by Sandy Donsky. (Not Scott Vann as I noted earlier, however, he is the brilliant agent who brought the home to my attention!) Custom built in 1989, it is a one owner home with significant upgrades — do not let that ordinary exterior fool you! You get 3549 square feet, five giant bedrooms, four and a half baths, formals, patio, three car garage, huge yard. There is no pool but plenty of room for one. I think the interiors are so lovely, and so different from most of the homes of this baby’s vintage. Here are some of the extras:

  • Pecan hardwood floors. The most beautiful floors I’ve ever seen.
  • Gourmet kitchen.
  • Six-burner Viking gas range.
  • Thermador double ovens.
  • Granite counter tops.
  • Master bathroom recently updated.
  • Carerra marble.
  • Garden tub
  • Master Suite down stairs
  • Guest bedroom downstairs could also be an office.
  • Large room upstairs with its own full bath and walk in closet could be used as a second master, game room, or media room.
  • Backyard large enough to have a pool installed and still have green space left over.
  • Cabana half bath on the back patio.
  • Great location on Old Shepherd Place

The asking price is $519,500.  HOA dues $500 a year. Really interesting to compare this with last Friday’s home.

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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. Cody Farris says

    Really sharp for anyone looking in Collin County. Sophisticated, and a relief to see some lighter rooms in a home of this age. The owners have done a really nice job with it. I'm scheduling a showing!

  2. Cody Farris says

    Really sharp for anyone looking in Collin County. Sophisticated, and a relief to see some lighter rooms in a home of this age. The owners have done a really nice job with it. I'm scheduling a showing!

  3. John Evans says

    My wife and I are moving to Texas from New York and we looked at this house and it blew us away; sophisticated, open, refined and full of light. Brilliant job and essentially a move in home. We are only sorry it is not in a location that is good for us, as my job is in McKinney, and what we have seen in Frisco and the North Plano and McKinney area is of no comparison.

    I felt compelled to write this because we have never seen anything like it and just wanted to let folks know just how wonderful it is; they even put a half bathroom outdoors for anyone who wishes to put in a pool!

  4. John Evans says

    My wife and I are moving to Texas from New York and we looked at this house and it blew us away; sophisticated, open, refined and full of light. Brilliant job and essentially a move in home. We are only sorry it is not in a location that is good for us, as my job is in McKinney, and what we have seen in Frisco and the North Plano and McKinney area is of no comparison.

    I felt compelled to write this because we have never seen anything like it and just wanted to let folks know just how wonderful it is; they even put a half bathroom outdoors for anyone who wishes to put in a pool!

  5. John Evans says

    Thank you for your interest but I shy away from interviews.

    I only posted this because we were so stunned by the elegance and the presentation of the home and thought that folks who were looking for this location should really take a good look at it because of its style, grace and presentation. It is really in move in condition.

  6. John Evans says

    Thank you for your interest but I shy away from interviews.

    I only posted this because we were so stunned by the elegance and the presentation of the home and thought that folks who were looking for this location should really take a good look at it because of its style, grace and presentation. It is really in move in condition.

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