Our Thursday Three Hundred is a Lochwood midcentury modern-inspired charmer at 11635 Cimarec Street. It went live very early this morning, and of course, our eagle-eyed staff spotted it because we never sleep. At only $330,000 you need to call Texas Urban Living Realty agent Justin Bernil as you read this post because it will not last the day in our opinion.
Buyers today are looking for homes exactly like this. It’s not only in a terrific neighborhood, close to the Lochwood Library and White Rock Lake, but it has also been completely remodeled. This is no flip either. The sellers purchased it four years ago, and it was meant to be their forever home until an out-of-state job beckoned.
When you remodel a home for personal use, you take extra care with everything from materials selections to installations. The original galley kitchen had the typical pony wall and fir-down seen in most 1955 builds. Everyone spends time in the kitchen, so the sellers opened it up to the dining area but chose to keep it separate from the living area, which is a nice change of pace. The open-plan look in homes of this size can go terribly wrong as we’ve seen with loads of investor flips over the past few years.
One of the inspired features is the Johnn Boos butcher block used for the kitchen island. If you are a cook, you’ll understand that Boos is the Rolls Royce of cutting boards so to have an entire island out of this type of butcher block is a big win.
A hot tip from the seller, “The whole slab was a fraction of the cost of granite. The cut out for the stove was made into cutting boards.”
The bathrooms were updated with new sinks, tile, light fixtures, and a sliding barn door that ramps up the hip factor in the master bath. Original hardwoods were refinished and plantation shutters added throughout the house. All of those important things you don’t see — the HVAC, electrical panel, and water heater — were updated as well.
The house is 1,447 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s rare to find something move in-ready at this price in what is turning into a very hot neighborhood.
The sellers told us they would never have considered leaving Lochwood if it were not for the job offer. When we asked, what feature they’d miss most, the reply was: “Everything!”
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com