Friday Five Hundred: After You Redo The Master Bath, There’s no Stopping This Preston Brook Estates Home From Being The Cutest on The Block!

Just north of Forest and west of Hillcrest is Preston Brook Estates. It’s a quiet little area, carved seemingly from a forest with its mature trees on typical suburban lots. The location is outstanding — you’re close to shopping all along Preston Road, you’re close to North Central Expressway, and you’re about 25 minutes from downtown.

The neighborhood is populated with 50s and 60s-era traditional ranches, which is a great home for those interested in remodeling. Pretty much anything goes with these houses (within the bounds of good taste, of course).

 

That’s why I like 11820 Hampstead marketed by Sylvia Scott of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. So much of the home has been remodeled, and what’s been done recently is absolutely perfect.  What original work has been kept — the gorgeous fireplaces — were definitely keepers. I love the copious living area (three rooms total!) and the two dining areas.The kitchen is adorable, too. I love the dark cabinets!

In total, this home is 3,154 square feet and priced at $575,000. You get three bedrooms and three baths, too, along with a great backyard that looks like the perfect spot to relax in no matter what the weather throws your way.

My only nit I’m going to pick is the master bath. It’s outdated, which the brass fixtures make painfully obvious. This is a pretty easy fix, though, so don’t let that put you off from this cutie!

What do you think about this house?

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  • Has a lot of great features, including that living room with a wall of cabinets. I'm a sucker for storage capabilities.
    My nit to pick isn't with the house itself but the pictures. Why are there only pics of one side of the kitchen. Where's the refrigerator? I would love to open up the living room with the stone fireplace (that would need to be remodeled; hate that ugly stone) to the kitchen. That project would be first, then the master bath, which is in need of an update for certain.

  • Has a lot of great features, including that living room with a wall of cabinets. I'm a sucker for storage capabilities.
    My nit to pick isn't with the house itself but the pictures. Why are there only pics of one side of the kitchen. Where's the refrigerator? I would love to open up the living room with the stone fireplace (that would need to be remodeled; hate that ugly stone) to the kitchen. That project would be first, then the master bath, which is in need of an update for certain.

  • Yeah, I think when those photos are missing you wonder why they chose to ignore. Jo and I just discussed some great photo topics for our future!

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    Yeah, I think when those photos are missing you wonder why they chose to ignore. Jo and I just discussed some great photo topics for our future!

  • Link should have had all photos – see if this works below. Otherwise, they are on MLS. Not hiding anything, I promise! 🙂
    http://apps.shoot2sell.net/dashboard/?galleryurl=http://apps.shoot2sell.net/galleries/sysc_aba/11820_Hampstead/

  • Link should have had all photos – see if this works below. Otherwise, they are on MLS. Not hiding anything, I promise! 🙂
    http://apps.shoot2sell.net/dashboard/?galleryurl=http://apps.shoot2sell.net/galleries/sysc_aba/11820_Hampstead/

  • Ooh, speaking of photos, I've noticed that many of the new listings are showing the house at twilight, with the exterior lights on. Find it interesting and wonder if they are trying to "hide" something, or just something to be considered "avent guarde"

    • Cheryl, we recently listed our home and our realtor chose to take twilight photos for two reasons: 1)to highlight the fact that we have extensive landscape lighting and 2)it just looks pretty. Zero attempts to hide anything.

  • Ooh, speaking of photos, I've noticed that many of the new listings are showing the house at twilight, with the exterior lights on. Find it interesting and wonder if they are trying to "hide" something, or just something to be considered "avent guarde"

    • Cheryl, we recently listed our home and our realtor chose to take twilight photos for two reasons: 1)to highlight the fact that we have extensive landscape lighting and 2)it just looks pretty. Zero attempts to hide anything.