The first thing Kristin Keating Sanders will say about her home at 9906 El Patio is that she really would rather not be listing it at all. Truly, Sanders loves her home, her neighbors, and Dallas, but her husband snagging his dream job has necessitated a move.
While Dallas will collectively mourn Sanders, who appreciates the finer things our burg offers, such as a beautiful urban lake, Mambo Taxis at Mi Cocina, and the dry heat of summer, she’ll be moving to Houston. That’s right, she’s heading to the Bayou City, and her loss is our gain, because her gorgeous brick and stone-clad home in Casa Linda Estates is on the market for just $424,900.
I’ve already mentioned how wonderful this area is — close-knit neighbors, calm streets, and beautiful homes — but no house really illustrates the love and care these homeowners have for their properties like El Patio de Sanders, Kristin’s moniker for their Spanish-inspired 1941 ranch home. They’ve completely remodeled this property, and buyer’s will appreciate the level of quality they’ve invested in this house. With four bedrooms, three full baths, and approximately 2,500 square feet, it’s a lovely spot for a family to relax and enjoy life.
Casa Linda is a great location because, while it feels insulated from the city thanks to the abundant landscaping and mature trees, you’re within walking distance to shopping and restaurants in Casa Linda Plaza. You’re less than a mile from White Rock Lake, too, and you can easily bike to the Dallas Arboretum. There are tons of parks nearby, including the recently re-done Casa Linda Park, which has tennis and basketball courts, a brand-new playset, baseball fields, and tons of room for you and your kids and dogs to run around.
Inside El Patio de Sanders are gorgeous interiors, well-curated by Sanders, who has exceptional taste and knows how to mix color and patterns (OK, I’m biased, because I practically adore everything in this house!).
You get formals with tons of style (check out that awesome latticed wallpaper!), built-ins, and a family room that is pure comfort. The kitchen has matching Viking range and refrigerator, with granite counters and gorgeous scored cabinetry. The home’s original built-in bar remains, too. The kitchen opens up seamlessly to the family room, perfect for entertaining any size crowd.
The master appears to be an addition, and has plenty of room at 14 x 19. The lofty ceiling makes it feel much larger, and the arched windows are fantastic for appreciating the beautiful front yard on mornings where you’re less likely to be rising with the sun. The master bath has slate tile on the counters, with double sinks and a walk-in shower.
Outside you’ll adore the spacious backyard with a huge deck. This is where homes in Casa Linda Estates earn their moniker, as this home sits on just less than a half acre. It feels positively enormous, with fresh sodded lawn and a playset (negotiable!) making it perfect for kids. Just imagine sipping a cold drink from the deck, letting the kids run around and tire themselves out, while you sit on the deck or patio with all the neighbors who will become fast friends.
Yes, I can see why Sanders is sad to leave. We’ll raise one high for her departure, that’s for sure, and it might even be a Mambo Taxi.