With the extra “e” in the name, you know that this home on Boedecker is on the northward stretch of the street, across Northwest Highway from the University Park stretch of the road spelled “Bodecker.” No matter how you spell it, though, it’s a great street, and as it stretches northward toward Meadow, it turns into a treed lane with lovely traditional homes.
Not only that but The Meadows is also one of the safest neighborhoods in Dallas according to the Dallas Morning News, thanks in large part to its tight-knit network of neighbors looking out for one another. Evidence of that is in the sellers’ letter to prospective buyers.
“I wanted to express my love for this community since I know it is something not easily seen or realized,” Renee and Jose Tamayo said in the letter. “It is a voluntary neighborhood organization with very active involvement by over 85% of the households. There are two annual gatherings, a spring social and a fall chili cook off. While the website has struggled to remain current, we have an active newsletter that is sent out regularly and have made big strides to drive the community to use the Nextdoor app, which allows people to quickly inform others of anything going on in the area — from lost dogs to Dallas city communication and everything in between. I have felt that my neighbors have become my friends that I can easily reach to for help and advice on many things.”
It sounds like Mayberry, doesn’t it? But nope, it’s just The Meadows.
The Tamayos did a lot of smart updates on this 1963 traditional, as they originally intended this to be their “forever home” when they moved to Texas from California. But a job change has meant a longer commute, and now they are looking to move somewhere closer to work. Their loss is your gain, as this home has some of the most savvy and sophisticated upgrades I’ve seen in the neighborhood.
Keller Williams agent Chad Hooker has 9722 Boedecker St. listed at $599,000, which comes out to $200.74 per square foot. That’s close to par for this neighborhood, which feeds into Hillcrest High School and is close to all the wonderful shopping and dining options at Preston Hollow Village.
A lot of the updates in this 2,984-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bath home help with energy efficiency. That includes the new roof, radiant barrier, new windows, and plantation shutters. Other smart improvements include recessed lighting and electrical updates throughout the home, a reverse osmosis filter in the kitchen, an epoxy coating on the garage floor, pavers on the rear driveway and front walkway, water-wise landscaping, plus a must-have for any Texas transplant — a mosquito misting system.
This home has an easy-to-love layout that families go nuts for. The kitchen is open to the family room, and there’s a great breakfast nook with coffee bar and a lovely view of the backyard through a picture window. The family room has a wall of built-ins and easy access to the large back deck and beautiful saltwater pool. This home is the essence of warm transitional design. It doesn’t use gray as a crutch, instead opting for a brighter color palette.
The master suite, which is on the first floor, is large enough for oversized furniture and has plenty of storage space. You also have access to the backyard, which is a plus for those who prefer to come in from the pool and go straight to the shower. The master bath has a funky layout, though. I do like the jetted tub and the full-sized shower, but instead of two full-sized vanities you get a single vanity with storage and an additional pedestal sink. There’s a separate vanity table area, which makes it work for someone who needs that space to put their face on in the morning. Too bad it’s right next to the commode, separated only by a half wall. I guess it’s good for morning conversations, though.
I do love the outdoor living space, which, thanks to the fully fenced backyard, feels wonderfully private. The mature trees add to the lush feeling, and I can imagine many a gathering going on back here.
What do you think of this updated traditional in The Meadows?