Friday Four Hundred: for the Contemporary Cult Who Wants Water — Stone, Stucco, Steam, a Spectacular North Dallas Palace!

Another beautiful home that just makes me DROOL hit MLS at 10 a.m. this morning, and I cannot wait ’til Friday to show it to you. I’m like a kid who gets a toy and has to unwrap it in the car: I can’t wait ’till I get home with this one. 7014 Duffield is a 3725 square foot beauty with TWO wet bars set on about a half acre creek lot with its own island and great fishing right in the backyard. No, it is not in outer Timbuktu: try North Dallas near Campbell and Frankfurt Frankford. Built in 1978, the home was recently remodeled by an architectural designer, sparing no expense (as the owner’s husband laments) with soaring ceilings, beautiful natural maple wood flooring, and walls of windows for natural light.  I have to say, that remodel was worth every single penny. The home is stunning and when have you seen a kitchen in North Dallas with a custom built-in breakfast nook with benches like this? In fact, there are so many built-ins in this home, you will save thousands on furniture you do not have to buy. The kitchen is pure white with clean-lined cabinets and pure Corian countertops.

 

 

 

The main living area features a gorgeous stone fireplace with firepit glass and a wall of built-ins. The updated master rivals those in million dollar plus homes: huge walk-in closet and a fabulous spa bath retreat with separate shower, tub and something you won’t even find in million dollar plus homes, a redwood sauna.

Like I said, SPA!

Upstairs is a guest retreat or teenager suite with a large living area, tons more of built-ins, and a second wet bar. Also a separate bedroom and updated bath on the 2nd level. Four bedrooms total, three and a half baths, two car garage, pier and beam. You won’t believe the backyard: more like an oasis with huge, mature trees on a private creek with professionally landscaped grounds. If you are looking for move-in ready, go ahead, get your nails done, you will not even need a bottle of Windex, this home is so clean.

If you are looking for Plano schools and a nearby playground, this home is for you. I cannot believe they are only asking $425,000 considering all the upgrades and renovation that’s been done on this puppy. Brand spanking new to the market. Shall we wager how long before she is snapped up?

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  • Needs a pool.

  • Needs a pool.

  • Would have schedule this home but my buyer want a pool. South/West corner of McCallum & Hillcrest by the railroad drag the price down but I can't wait to see the "outcome" of this incredible well design piece of gem.

  • Would have schedule this home but my buyer want a pool. South/West corner of McCallum & Hillcrest by the railroad drag the price down but I can't wait to see the "outcome" of this incredible well design piece of gem.

  • ….a pool and some new kitchen appliances

  • ….a pool and some new kitchen appliances

  • Thanks for the discussion. The seller’s have architectural pool design ready for the home and new buyer. It should also be noted that the railroad track near the home is non-working. Bring a buyer or bring yourself to see what an amazing property this is!!

  • Thanks for the discussion. The seller’s have architectural pool design ready for the home and new buyer. It should also be noted that the railroad track near the home is non-working. Bring a buyer or bring yourself to see what an amazing property this is!!

  • Beat you to it Candy. Already saved this listing earlier this week to my favorites list on Ebby's website. In fact I almost sent you the link. 🙂 Looks gorgeous!!

  • Beat you to it Candy. Already saved this listing earlier this week to my favorites list on Ebby's website. In fact I almost sent you the link. 🙂 Looks gorgeous!!

  • Frankford….Campbell near Frankford (not Frankfurt ) Good grief….someone who talks about real estate who doesn't even know the correct spelling of the street !

  • Frankford….Campbell near Frankford (not Frankfurt ) Good grief….someone who talks about real estate who doesn't even know the correct spelling of the street !

  • @ Connie you are right about that one, I cannot keep straight the spelling of many Dallas street names. Like Webbs Chapel and Webb's Chapel (and Webb Chapel). Of course it's Frankford —I just had hot dogs on the brain!

  • mm

    @ Connie you are right about that one, I cannot keep straight the spelling of many Dallas street names. Like Webbs Chapel and Webb's Chapel (and Webb Chapel). Of course it's Frankford —I just had hot dogs on the brain!

  • What a beautiful home. You don't find too many contemporary homes like this in the area.

  • What a beautiful home. You don't find too many contemporary homes like this in the area.

  • LOVE the Corian in the kitchen – sick to death of granite, when is that going to be 'done' already

  • LOVE the Corian in the kitchen – sick to death of granite, when is that going to be 'done' already

  • @TG: Agree. Especially when it's cheap granite that's put in just so you can say "granite counters."

  • mm

    @TG: Agree. Especially when it's cheap granite that's put in just so you can say "granite counters."

  • I don't think a remodel that took place 11 years ago can be considered "recent." The current owners aren't even the ones who remodeled it; all they did was add a couple of water heaters and some landscaping that left giant mud patches in the backyard.
    The wide angled lens used in the photos makes the house look amazing, but in person it's way less spectacular and sprawling. The double paned windows the real estate agent bragged about aren't even functional – they've completely fogged up in the dining room. And the 16×12 bedroom isn't that size – I don't think they should include the measurements of a little entry by the door. The room is only about 12×12 ish.
    Sorry to rant, but I'm sick of real estate agents lying and exaggerating. I hate being mislead.

    • Lee, There was additional remodeling besides your mentions. Real maple hardwood floors were installed throughout the master and closet along with a large (double pane) picture window. ALL of downstairs floors were refinished a month ago and are immaculate. There are phenomenal views of the backyard and creek with functional windows throughout. Yes, there are some windows that need to be replaced and the sellers are aware. Each of the measurements used is correct, but your point is well taken about using the door entry length – I’ll change my practice of using that ‘empty’ space. Going so far as to say “lying and exaggerating” is unnecessary. I’m as honest as they come. There’s nothing misleading – the house is beautiful and unique and that speaks for itself.

      • Sorry, Rene. Didn't mean to take out my frustration on you. I guess after a year of house-hunting, my worst comes out for all to see!

  • I don't think a remodel that took place 11 years ago can be considered "recent." The current owners aren't even the ones who remodeled it; all they did was add a couple of water heaters and some landscaping that left giant mud patches in the backyard.
    The wide angled lens used in the photos makes the house look amazing, but in person it's way less spectacular and sprawling. The double paned windows the real estate agent bragged about aren't even functional – they've completely fogged up in the dining room. And the 16×12 bedroom isn't that size – I don't think they should include the measurements of a little entry by the door. The room is only about 12×12 ish.
    Sorry to rant, but I'm sick of real estate agents lying and exaggerating. I hate being mislead.

    • Lee, There was additional remodeling besides your mentions. Real maple hardwood floors were installed throughout the master and closet along with a large (double pane) picture window. ALL of downstairs floors were refinished a month ago and are immaculate. There are phenomenal views of the backyard and creek with functional windows throughout. Yes, there are some windows that need to be replaced and the sellers are aware. Each of the measurements used is correct, but your point is well taken about using the door entry length – I’ll change my practice of using that ‘empty’ space. Going so far as to say “lying and exaggerating” is unnecessary. I’m as honest as they come. There’s nothing misleading – the house is beautiful and unique and that speaks for itself.

      • Sorry, Rene. Didn't mean to take out my frustration on you. I guess after a year of house-hunting, my worst comes out for all to see!

  • Beautiful home! I adore the art as well – does anyone know who did the pieces in the dining room and living room?

  • Beautiful home! I adore the art as well – does anyone know who did the pieces in the dining room and living room?