Lochwood is lousy with adorable 1960s ranches, midcentury traditionals, soft contemporaries, and midcentury moderns, so it’s a favorable neighborhood for flippers with flair. Pytcher Homes, the same firm that reimagined a stuffy Old Lake Highlands ranch into a luxe and livable home, is building quite the portfolio. This Lochwood traditional, marketed by Kevin Caskey and Bill Clarkson at Dallas City Center Realtors, is just the latest home run for this company.
Pytcher Homes was able to transform this home into a beautiful nest that, with its tasteful transitional design and open floor plan, will work for most any family looking to take advantage of this increasingly upwardly mobile area. Lochwood has a very tight-knit feel, thanks to its active neighborhood association, proximity to White Rock Lake, and the families who are doubling down on the neighborhood schools.
These are all ingredients for increases in property values, but when looking to flip in an established neighborhood, it’s important to hit the right balance of style, space, and amenities. This home is pretty as a picture from the curb thanks to the adorable color on the front door, but inside, it’s so much more.
This remodel does a fantastic job of showing off what the home has, and more noticeably, doesn’t have. The vaulted ceilings and that towering double-sided fireplace in the living room are the first thing you’ll notice when entering, but it’s not overpowering, thanks to the coat of paint on the brick that blends well with the smooth museum-finish walls. It’s a wonderful contrast to the dark stained hardwood floors, and gives this traditional a very contemporary feel, without being too heavy-handed.
The open floor plan in this 2,522-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath home makes it perfect for hanging art and creating spaces for entertaining. You have both a formal living and dining area in the front of the home, and on the other side of the fireplace is the kitchen and den areas, which are great for families and casual entertaining. Caskey and Clarkson just put 10548 Wyatt on MLS for $475,000, or $188.34 per square foot. Compare that to our Thursday Three Hundred from yesterday, which was a three-bedroom home priced at more than $200 per square foot! What a value!
The kitchen, which is now open to the den — great for families! — features stainless steel appliances, an eat-in island, and lovely Luna Pearl granite counters that work well with the European-style white cabinetry and modern hardware. While I’m not a fan of the range — or electric ranges in general — this kitchen is a wonderful, open spot that families will gravitate toward. And while they fill their bellies, they won’t be starved for natural light, either, thanks to the double sliding glass doors that face the backyard.
Now, the master suite is on the second floor, just to the right of the staircase. You get a full-sized shower, granite-topped double-vanity, and a huge bedroom with enough room for a separate sitting area. However, there is another bedroom on the first floor that could either be a living area or an office should you choose.
I love the covered porch and the neat, grassy lawn, which really feels sweet and petite — just enough for a game of catch but not so much grass that you have to beg your progeny to mow the dang lawn. Plus, you have a two-car garage with alley access, which is perfect for families who are constantly running back in the house to grab something they forget on the way out the door.
Overall, this is an adorable home in a fabulous neighborhood and Pytcher Homes has done a great job updating it! What do you think?