You won’t believe this, but this home inside Lakewood’s Monticello neighborhood was built in 1943. Yes, it’s had an update and addition since then, but quite a bit of the original home still exists, it’s just been transformed. Or perhaps, it has metamorphosed, because while this East Dallas Austin Stone two-story was expanded and updated in 2015, it feels like this is what it should have always looked like.
And on the inside, the good design just keeps on giving. Truly, you can see why we picked this David Griffin & Company listing on one of the prettiest streets in the city — Tokalon Drive — as this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If you’re already falling in love with this gorgeous Lakewood home, call Lisa Peters today to get pre-approved so that you sail through closing. When buying your dream home, there’s nothing better than having an experienced lender by your side like Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.
This listing from David Griffin & Company agent Teresa Costa makes the most of its location, that’s for sure. This home at 7211 Tokalon Drive is on the end nearest White Rock Lake, making this a great home for those who value proximity to one of the best natural spaces in Dallas. Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, or you just like good views, this home definitely fits the bill. Just imagine watching the sun rise and set over White Rock Lake from that large balcony on the home’s second floor! Perfect!
So while the main structure was built in 1943, Dallas Central Appraisal District says that the effective year built for this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home was 2010. The home’s original footprint was around 1,600 square feet, and now it totals 3,825, falling more in line with other nearby homes. Its contemporary style stands out — in a good way, we think — but we love the use of natural materials and the Texas modern architectural details.
Large, undressed picture windows give you those great views of the canopy surrounding White Rock Lake, but inside you’ll find the contemporary style and bright palette the perfect foil for the scenery. Warm Maple hardwood floors run through the first floor of this home, which has three living areas, a study, a formal dining room, and a home gym. The kitchen, which is a dream come true for lovers of transitional design, features trendy two-tone gray and white cabinetry, a textural tile backsplash, commercial-grade stainless steel appliances, and a chic chandelier over the large eat-in island. Over- and under-cabinet lighting adds even more depth to the look.
First, let’s admire that six-burner Thermador range. Now that’s the kind of appliance that you buy if you know what a chef really wants. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it has one of the best reputations for dependability and longevity. Plus, it’s just really, really sexy. The coutertops, while not as sexy as the Thermador range, are a really cool feature. It’s called Vicostone, and it’s an eco-friendly brand of engineered quartz that is made to be a near perfect match to natural stone surfaces while resisting etching and staining.
The large family room, which as a wonderful wall of windows next to the contemporary fireplace, looks out to the backyard, which has a great patio and pool.
You can also see the backyard from the master bedroom, which has a pair of French doors that lead to the patio.
The master suite, which is on the first floor, has a large double vanity, a free-standing tub, and a large rain shower with that wonderful river stone underfoot. I love the emphasis on shape and texture within a very restrained palette. It’s so relaxing!
What do you think of this High Caliber Home of the Week? Are you ready to buy it? Costa has this gem of a Lakewood home listed for $1.399 million.