These are the days where you have to get the kids to bed earlier and earlier each night, and wake them up earlier and earlier to get them off to school or at least ready to go back. Most people will have found a home by now, boxes somewhat unpacked, closets lined with backpacks and books.
But just in case you are still looking for that perfect family house in University Park, just in case you still want Hyer and Highland Park High School, let me introduce you to 4029 Southwestern. It’s a brand spanking new listing with Allie Beth Allman’s smart Chad Barrett.
This home is very classic University Park: you get just under 5,000 square feet (4990 to be exact) of open space, a great entertainment flow, a large decked-out kitchen with serious storage open to the family room, a study and so many built-ins you can probably hold study hall for half the class. There are four good sized bedrooms, three full baths and one half powder room. Elegant front staircase, handy back staircase. The master bath has a huge separate soaking tub and shower. And storage? You will not be able to fill this house even if you try.
Though the house was built in 1998, the owners had foresight to add and include a complete outdoor living area complete with outdoor fireplace, grill and stone slab counter. The large pool features a rock water wall loaded with sprays and water features, which the kids can enjoy until late fall. Of course you have a pet! The leafy .26 acre lot leaves enough room for a dog run anchored by mature foliage.
I’m not going to promise you a rose garden, but maybe there is one tucked in the great landscaping, somewhere. This is a basic, well-constructed family home that will take you through raising your children through the teens and on to college. The location two houses east from Preston is actually walkable to Hyer Elementary, plus all the shops and food establishments of Preston Center.
I know this is a perfect family home, but it might also be good for empty nesters seeking less space — up to 5,000 — who seek a safe street, protective neighborhood and also like to walk. Want to walk.
I mean, who says that kids are the only ones who can skeedoodle?
Asking is $1,825,000 or $366 a square foot. Nice!