Sometimes, house flips get a bad rap. But many flippers make smart choices that turn outdated properties into warm, welcoming homes with lot of amenities.
Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is just such a example. Located in Northwest Dallas at 3506 Warick Dr., near Royal and Marsh lanes, the house sold on Sept. 12, and went back on the market Oct. 2. It was a quick flip, and the owners did a great job in that time updating the space. The biggest winners are the kitchen, fireplace, and backyard, all of which shine now. (Be sure to check out the “before” photos later in this post to see the difference.)
The property is located in Highland North, and is included in the Sparkman Club HOA annexed area, which offers swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball area, and a well-maintained playground for families. This is a 3-2 built in 1957 with 1,796 square feet, a one-story sitting on a corner lot with mature pecan and oak trees. It was listed a week ago for $369,000 by Donna Gordon at Dorsey Realty Group.
What was a carpeted, boring space is now an attractive interior, with hand-scraped hardwood floors, recessed lights, new fixtures and fans, fresh paint, and crown molding. The “before” photo above shows you how awful the fireplace was before it got a new look. Now it’s a contemporary, beautiful centerpiece for the room.
The rooms in the front of the house flow easily together, from the front room to the kitchen and dining area. So welcoming. The kitchen has always been large, and with a slightly awkward layout necessitated by the doorways—the sink/dishwasher/refrigerator area is separated from the stove/oven/microwave area, which is separated from a third counter space. But there’s a work triangle there, and the updates make the whole kitchen luxe.
There are new cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens and a gas range. There’s even a new wine refrigerator.
The bedrooms look marvelous with the hand-scraped hardwood floors, fresh paint, and new ceiling fans. The bathrooms got big makeovers—the “before” photo above shows that. They’ve got new cabinets, mirrors, fixtures, lights, and granite counters. One has a frameless glass shower, too. The backyard needed some TLC and trimming, and the flip made that happen. Now, it’s a big, relaxing space with mature trees and landscaping.
I think the renovation choices are smart, and make the most of this house’s features, especially the large kitchen, fireplace, and backyard. Leave us a comment with your thoughts.