Tuesday Two Hundred: Adorable Lake Gardens House Feels Private Despite Being on a Busy Street

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It’s address is the only real negative I can come up with for 926 Peavy Road, and even that isn’t such a bad thing. Peavy, which is what Mockingbird Lane turns into as you head east from White Rock Lake, is a busy thoroughfare, but this house won’t suffer from headlights shining through the front windows or blocked driveways thanks to an expertly placed privacy wall.

The wall, which creates a great little courtyard, makes this home feel a lot safer. Marketed by Peggy Millheiser of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, this three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,841-square-foot home is priced at a reasonable $229,900.

This house, which feeds into Blue Ribbon Hexter Elementary, is in a neighborhood that is in the midst of revitalization thanks in part to small business owners. Just down Peavy Road are two restaurants — Good 2 Go Tacos and Goodfriend — that have garnered acclaim from all over the city, and this house is within walking distance. Also less than a brief jaunt away is a great park and playing fields, as well as Dallas’ crown jewel — White Rock Lake — itself.

Inside the home you’ll find several updates, such as hardwood floors and double-pane windows. The best thing about this house, hands down, is the brand-spanking new kitchen. I love the stainless fridge and double-drawer dishwasher, as well as granite counters and gleaming maple cabinets.

The master bedroom is a good size — certainly nothing to sneeze at — and comes equipped with a skylight. As much as I love skylights, I don’t like them waking me up before I have to be, so if it doesn’t come with a shade I am sure you can negotiate one.

The master bath is sparkling. I love the glass vanity top — very chic! The large tile in an off-set pattern makes the room feel longer and larger than it really is.

The backyard, which, thanks to a privacy fence and a creek nextdoor, feels exceptionally quiet. There’s tons of room back there, which is great for kids. The deck is great, too — a good spot for summer barbecues.

All in all, I think this home is an exceptional value. What do you think?

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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

    I saw this the other day and thought Wow, a great value. I like that it has that privacy wall and I could see that courtyard being made into an oasis. The kitchen is fabulous and the dishwasher drawers are interesting. I thought about it for our house but we were already pressing our appliance allowance. That backyard would be fabulous with a pool and it looks like there would still be room for some green space. The only thing I would change to the house before moving in is the front gate. I would put in a wrought iron gate with decorative scrolls.
    As for the skylight in the bedroom it wouldn't be a big deal for us since we sleep with eyecovers. Discovered the lifesaving concept on an international flight that had a pair included with my pillow and blanket (this was in '99, before you had to take your shoes off and carry a qt-sized bag with your liquids). I never leave home without them. Oh and earplugs too. 🙂

  2. Cheryl says

    I saw this the other day and thought Wow, a great value. I like that it has that privacy wall and I could see that courtyard being made into an oasis. The kitchen is fabulous and the dishwasher drawers are interesting. I thought about it for our house but we were already pressing our appliance allowance. That backyard would be fabulous with a pool and it looks like there would still be room for some green space. The only thing I would change to the house before moving in is the front gate. I would put in a wrought iron gate with decorative scrolls.
    As for the skylight in the bedroom it wouldn't be a big deal for us since we sleep with eyecovers. Discovered the lifesaving concept on an international flight that had a pair included with my pillow and blanket (this was in '99, before you had to take your shoes off and carry a qt-sized bag with your liquids). I never leave home without them. Oh and earplugs too. 🙂

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