Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper started the modern farmhouse trend that has rapidly become the look every young homeowner loves. Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 6203 Mercedes Avenue could easily be an HGTV star.
Built by Cambridge Homes, the house is 4,882 square feet and sits on a huge corner lot. The large site made it easy to create five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms, as well as a three-car garage — something you rarely see in this neck of the woods. There is even 500 square feet of unfinished space above the garage, ready for a buyer’s custom touch.
“The site is great,” he said. “It allowed Cambridge to create a home that has a very conscientious relationship to the land. East Dallas just does not have many homes designed like this one.”
It’s apparent that attention to detail is the name of the game for Cambridge Homes. You can see it indoors, with dramatic vaulted ceilings, shiplap accents, expansive Jeld-Wen windows, and four-inch-wide Hickory hardwood floors. You can also see it outdoors, with multiple spaces that relate back to the house, creating an ease of flow unmatched by most other new homes you’ll find on the market today. For instance, not only does the living room open onto the courtyard, so do the dining and study areas.
“Cambridge used a new porcelain product on the fireplace and kitchen countertops,” Brinkley said. “It allows for vein matching, so you have massive continuous veins that create a very dramatic look.”
One of the most brilliant features of the home is the downstairs master suite. It has a private en-suite laundry, in addition to the main laundry room upstairs.
“Cambridge really thought of everything,” Brinkley said. We noticed a lot of brass electrical and plumbing fixtures, something that is very current and we have not seen a lot of. Don’t worry, this is not your grandma’s brass — it’s subtle and gorgeous.
Cambridge is known for making the process smooth for buyers. “They have a great support staff, a great warranty, and they do an orientation on the whole house with the buyer,” Brinkley said.
If you’re hankering for home that looks like an HGTV star and puts you in the midst of great Lakewood schools, give Kyle a call and soon — we heard over 50 groups came through the open house last weekend!