Everything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly holds true in the residential real estate of Dallas’ northern suburbs.
But spacious houses can be hard to come by under $300K, so today’s Tuesday Two Hundred listing at 400 Acklington Dr. in Anna caught my eye with 3,701 square feet, four big bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. It is newly listed by Steve Warren at Re/Max Dallas Suburbs for $289,900.
That’s just over $78 a square foot—right on par with comparable sales in the area, which have ranged from $63 to $100 a square foot (and this house is the biggest in size of the recent sales I’ve found).
Anna is located about 11 miles northeast of McKinney and 40 miles north of Dallas on U.S. Highway 75, State Highway 5, and State Highway 121. Those highways make getting around DFW a cinch. It’s also one of the fastest growing cities in Collin County with about 11,000 residents and offers great amenities, like Natural Springs Park, which is walking distance from the house. This heavily wooded park has a spring that feeds into a pond, as well as a large open space. Future plans for the park include walking trails with three bridges, picnic tables, benches, a gazebo, and a fishing pier.
The house is also only 1.9 miles away from Slayter Creek Park with its splash pad, playground, walking trail, skateboard park, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard court, disc golf course, athletic fields, and large pavilion. Jump to read more and see lots of pics of the house!
The two-story house, which was built in 2011, has a 15-by-11 kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, built-in microwave, recessed lighting, and neutral ceramic tiles on the floor. There are loads of cabinets and the kitchen opens onto a large living area, measuring 15-by-18, so the space feels oversized. High ceilings add to the effect.
Some of the photos with this listing, by the way, appear to have been taken with a wide-angle lens, so the lines at the edge of the photos look slightly curved. That is not the case.
An eat-in breakfast area looks onto the backyard and windows throughout this area of the house flood it with natural light. Nearby, there is a separate utility room with room for full-size washer and dryer (gas), and it leads to a two-car garage.
The room pictured below is on the first floor and could be a formal dining room, play area for children, or a craft room.
A downstairs study measures 15-by-15 and can be closed off with glass French doors.
A second downstairs living is oversized and has a limestone fireplace, ceiling fan, and arched doorway leading to the master suite.
The master is a spacious 21-by-15 and has three large side-by-side windows, as well as five funky little square windows high on one wall.
The ensuite bathroom has a large jetted tub, separate glass shower, and two vanities. The second photo below is another that appears to have been taken with a wide-angle lens and appears curved when it is not.
The other three bedrooms are upstairs and measure 15-by-15 or 12-by-12, so they are amply sized for children or guest rooms.
Since this house has almost 4,000 square feet, the builder had lots of options for special extras you don’t normally see in this price range in DFW. To that end, the upstairs area has a home theater measuring 24-by-13 and an oversized game room measuring 20-by-18.
The backyard is good-sized, but has no landscaping, so this area could be a project for a buyer with a green thumb, or the name of a great landscape architect. It does have a covered porch, gutters, and sprinkler system.
So that’s what 3,701 square feet for $289,900 looks like—there’s so much in this house and for about $78 a square foot, I’d say it’s an excellent deal. What do you think? Leave us a comment.