A million dollars and some change, that is. I offer you a bargain, here, a home that, compared to what we have been writing about the last few days, will require the writing of far fewer zeros than, say, $135,000,000. We are talking $1,075,000. Such a bargain, it’s being offered below DCAD appraisal.
Put it on your Amex for points!
Look at what you get at 6926 Lloyd Valley Lane! The location, in case it does not ring a bell, is off of Hillcrest just south of Forest, overlooking the cliffs of Jan-Mar. Lloyd Valley is a charming cul de sac loaded with gorgeous, newer large homes in a secluded, private setting. Gate this street and you will have a fortress, a private Lake Forest. Access to Hillcrest is facilitated by a median that will save your auto on south-bound turns.
Then walk into this home. The front exterior belies what you are about to see. It looks like a Georgian ranch, almost, with red brick and two white columns. The home was built in 1976, which was a very good year, but extensively updated and remodeled in 1995 and since, resulting in a nearly perfect environment. You get four bedrooms, four and a half baths, four living areas plus a study, crafts room and two masters. The home is extremely low maintenance on the yard because the one-half acre lot is green in the front, creekside in the back with just enough green for pets and frolicking. The creek is your zero-maintenance grounds.
And the sellers certainly maximized that glorious creek view — ducks were swimming the January day I visited. From the foyer to the dining room with a charming corner fireplace, to the kitchen and downstairs master, every room takes full advantage of a setting one would expect in Lakewood or Austin. The kitchen is extremely efficient and picture perfect with high end appliances, beautiful custom cabinetry and the requisite granite. Some might call it small, but the breakfast room with huge palladium windows soaking in the views is huge. Huge family room with both study and crafts room off that could be a perfect home business headquarters. I have never seen so much storage, not even in multi million dollar mansions.
On the eastern wing of the home, the master suite has a sunken Sundance spa surrounded by Pau Lope (Brazilian wood) decking. The spa is on a screened porch overlooking the creek. Truly a suite, the master has great storage, an enormous bath with jacuzzi tub that could accommodate a massage table or treadmill easily, toilet and bidet in a closet, and a coffee bar with refrigerator I would make a champagne bar: double duty.
In other words, you could live in the master and never emerge. Isn’t that what a home is all about?
There is a guest room near the master with full bath — I’d make that an exercise studio. Or great room for the hubby to sleep when he’s on call… or the parent on kid duty… ah but who gets the Duxiana? Plenty of space for guests upstairs, two bedrooms, enormous closets, and a master bath because this was, at one point, the master.
I think this is the perfect empty nester home. It’s about 5000 square feet and everything is really on one floor; guests or grandkids can enjoy the upstairs as a suite far from your canoodling in the spa.
But then, it’s also a perfect family home because 2.5 children can enjoy the upstairs away from mom and dad, but still be under their guidance during study time in that family room and office. And little boys would be fishing all day long. Plus the backyard patio and oasis are the perfect playground for a party. Can you imagine karaoke on the water? Or rock and roll with Emerald City?
My Lord, even the ducks will be twisting the night away.