Sparkman Club-Highland North Reno Is Quick Flip That Makes Most of Space

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Sparkman Club-Highland NorthSometimes, 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 But many flippers make smart choices that turn outdated properties into warm, welcoming homes with lot of amenities.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. Sparkman Club-Highland NorthThis 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

3506 Warick FIREPLACE BEFORESparkman Club-Highland North Sparkman Club-Highland NorthSparkman Club-Highland North Sparkman Club-Highland North Sparkman Club-Highland North3506 Warick L3506 Warick MWhat 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. 3506 Warick KITCHEN BEFORE A 3506 Warick KITCHEN BEFORE BSparkman Club-Highland North Sparkman Club-Highland North 3506 Warick J 3506 Warick K 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.
3506 Warick N Sparkman Club-Highland North Sparkman Club-Highland North Sparkman Club-Highland North 3506 Warick R 3506 Warick BATHROOM BEFORE3506 Warick S 3506 Warick T 3506 Warick UThe 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. 3506 Warick BACKYARD BEFORE3506 Warick V 3506 Warick W 3506 Warick XThe 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.


Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for

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  1. Robert Schlein says

    Good job on the frosting…but I bet the cake is still in shatters…I find many of these flippers ignore structure at the buyer’s peril….does it still have asbestos? Did the aluminum wiring get replaced? Are the ducts new or the same old deteriorated HVAC mechanicals? How about the pipes? In that area, the water and sewer pipes are just TERRIBLE and need to be replaced from house to water meter. Earthquakes have caused a lot of structural damage under the surface…did anyone inspect? Ok..enought of my critique. LOL

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