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!

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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 It’s outdated, which the brass fixtures make painfully obvious.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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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Cheryl says

    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.

  2. Cheryl says

    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.

  3. Cheryl says

    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"

    • sellingmyhome says

      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.

  4. Cheryl says

    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"

    • sellingmyhome says

      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.

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