Inwood House of the Week: Don’t Judge This Family Friendly North Dallas Ranch By Its Calm Exterior

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Update: Tryptophan coma, I failed to include address: 3737 Northview Lane.

This northwest Dallas ranch in Underwood Estates has a lot of sizzling surprises once you walk inside. Kind of like my Thanksgiving turkey — nothing to dial home about on the outside, but delicious and tender on the inside!

This 1959-built babe has been opened up, lifted, stretched and pulled, then cooked to perfection with a lot of butter under the skin. The floorplan is broad and open and we really love those arched doorways from the main living area to the kitchen, which is loaded: granite counters, an oversized center island where you could stuff 10 turkeys, stainless steel appliances and a deep double kitchen sink. There is a large laundry room and a mud room with school pack cubbies. The yard is phenomenal — .37 of an acre, loaded with mature trees. You have oodles of room for a pool or a kid’s haven. Northaven Park is a short walk down the street. 3737 Northview old

Northview 1Northview 3There are five bedrooms, including a totally knocked out master suite with fireplace, step-down sitting area, and spa retreat bath featuring a jetted tub, open multi-spray shower I like to call an Ode to Joan Crawford, and large walk-in closets. Each bedroom has an updated bath. The home is also equipped with a fancy schmancy high tech wiring and sound system, and a technology center. The roof is also a 2015 vintage, which means almost brand new.

Northview 4Northview 6 Northview 7 Northview 8 Northview 10 Northview 7 Northview 4 Northview 2 Northview mud Northview laundryNorthview studyThere is also a study center for the kiddos, which is great because you will be living near most North Dallas private schools and will want to crack the old study whip — hello Tiger Mom! How they got all that on one story, I will never know.

Northview master siting Northview 24 master vanity Northview 23 Northviw 22 mster tub Northview Master FPNorthview master closetThe home was renovated in 2011, then sold in October to the current owner who managed to rid the house of the medieval Renaissance feel and update update. Looks like it sold for $465,000. But it has had a pretty major facelift. Listed with Keller William’s Noe De Leon, who always has some snazzy homes to strut, for $719,700. Do I think they poured $300K into this home in a little over a month?

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Northview yard rearI don’t know, what do YOU think oh ye stuffed faithful readers? My chief complaint: I would have liked to see more marble around the master bathtub — I mean on the wall. Looks a little grander.

Hope your Holiday was fantastic! The folks at Inwood Bank and Mortgage say Happy Holidays, and come talk turkey for a new mortgage.Northview front



Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. LonestarBabs says

    It seems so cold, hard, and “echo-y” and I agree, Candy, that the treatment around the tub in the master could be reconsidered. Let’s face it, stepping UP or DOWN into/out of a tub (think slippery when wet, or aging knees and ankles) seems impractical. And how about a little landscaping?

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