Waterford Parks Traditional is Living Big on a Tidy Floorplan

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Sure, when you build a new home, you’re picking out all the hardware and flooring and paint, but sometimes it takes a year or so to get it just right. If you want a new home and don’t want to deal with the seemingly endless list of here-and-there projects that it takes to make a property truly livable, then you’ll love this new Allen listing from Ebby Halliday Realtor Cathy Browne.

“This home, built in 2013, offers buyers a nearly ‘new’ home with all the plantation shutters already in, landscaping in, and the energy-efficiency features by today’s standards,” Browne said.

And the price? Well, it’s just right.









This Austin-stone traditional home is so classic, and it feels big without being over-sized. In fact, 1095 Arches Park Drive in Waterford Parks packs quite the punch in its 3,064-square-foot floor plan, with four bedrooms, two full and two half baths, two living areas, two dining areas, and a great little backyard. All that for just $464,900.

“We find that this one and a half story floor plan is very desirable — offering a large game room, or optional bedroom or ‘man cave’ plus bath upstairs, split bedrooms with master downstairs, and a gourmet granite kitchen open to the family room,” Browne said.

You’ll love the finish-out, with lighting upgrades and dark stained hardwood floors, a stone-clad fireplace, and neutral paint throughout. Recessed lighting and Energy Star HVAC are fantastic and thoughtful features that will make the home more attractive to buyers who want to keep their electric bills manageable.

Speaking of the kitchen, it’s just perfect for the home cook who wants an open and accessible space without going overboard. You get stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and built-in oven and microwave, granite counters and a stone backsplash, and a huge eat-in island. I also love the dark espresso cabinetry and wood-clad venthood that still feels a bit traditional but has a more modern edge. There’s also a great breakfast nook for casual dining.




The master suite is a great size at 16 x 14, and has a five-piece bath that mimics the finishes in the kitchen, which is great for continuity. The tray ceiling kicks things up a notch, and the master bath has a large walk-in closet that you could share if you are so inclined. Personally, I like the plantation shutters, which are perfect for those who want a dark bedroom and don’t want to deal with fussy curtains.




“The Waterford Parks community is located close to world-class shopping and wonderful restaurants and nightlife with the Villages at Allen and Fairview nearby,” Browne noted. But if you’re a homebody like me, there is plenty of room for you to enjoy world-class living right here.






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 CandysDirt.com. 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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