Friday Four Hundred: Looking to Remodel a Ranch? Here's a Perfectly Preserved One in Windsor Park

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Joyce Way Front

You know what I like best about the HGTV show “Property Brothers“? It’s the very beginning, when the buyers are going from house to house looking at all the abysmal fixer-uppers, trying to use their imaginations to see that house through the lens of an experienced renovator. Sometimes they can see the potential immediately, sometimes they just can’t fathom how the ugly, dated house they are standing in could ever become the design that captivates them on the screen.

Joyce Way Living

That’s all to say that, if you have an imagination and are great at budgeting, this house could be the canvas for you. Listed by Lori Sparks of Virginia Cook Realtors, 7048 Joyce Way is a one-owner custom 1967 ranch that is in fabulous shape, just begging for an overhaul. It has fantastic bones and just the kind of framework that could make this house into something spectacular.

Joyce Way Family

This traditional has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, huge windows, a sizable kitchen, and almost 2,500 square feet in Windsor Parks, just south of Walnut Hill and east of Hillcrest. This is an excellent location and a great price, too, at $415,000. You could buy this house and renovate it as a hobby project, pulling up carpet and taking a sledgehammer to walls on the weekends. Or, you could hire an experienced contractor and architect and forego the DIY experience.

Joyce Way Kitchen

Still, considering how much this property will increase in value after a thoughtful and thorough renovation, you are definitely going to see some appreciation here, my friend. And also consider that the backyard already has a pool (you can ask the amazing landscape architects at Harold Leidner Landscape Architects about renovating it, too), so you don’t have to worry about putting one in.

Joyce Way Backyard

Really, I am having a “Property Brothers” moment. Are you?


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 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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