We look at a lot of houses here at CandysDirt.com. The ones that stand out are almost always staged in a way that showcases amenities, function, and flow. Buyers can better imagine themselves in a home with furniture and accessories, and a tastefully furnished home — with no clutter or weirdness — will sell a home a lot faster than an empty place.
Our Thursday Three Hundred at 10323 Vistadale Dr. in Lake Highlands North stands as a beautiful example of staging done right. They show off the recently completed renovations that check off lots of buyer “wants.” Think Carrera Marble, wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, and manicured landscaping.
“This property has great character and personality, not to mention being in an established, popular area like Lake Highlands,” said listing agent Patty Herbert with Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors. “The renovation has made this home more contemporary, yet kept many of the original, unique features.”
This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, and 1,900 square feet, built in 1962. Come, take a tour with us.
Located near Plano Road and LBJ Freeway, this property is situated in Lake Highlands North, a neighborhood that is zoned for Richardson ISD. Additionally, this home is in the Wallace Elementary attendance zone — that school earns high marks from parents.
“Nicely landscaped both in front and backyard, along with covered porch in front and covered patio in back makes for a relaxing environment inside and out,” Herbert said. “There is also an office with electricity in back, not counted in square footage, that faces the lush, green backyard.”
Let’s step inside. With the more open-type floorplan, there is a flow and ease to the home — add the natural lighting, beautiful oak hardwoods, and neutral colors, and this house creates a warm and inviting feel for all that enter.
The home was staged by our own Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging and Design.
“It’s a great house in a wonderful neighborhood and the seller did an excellent job on the remodel — however, it’s always a challenge for any buyer to figure out furniture placement, especially when you have a room with an angled fireplace and the typical ranch L-shaped living and dining space [like you do here],” Eubank said. “Staging allows a buyer to easily see how their own furniture will work and it also creates an instant connection to the property.”
The front living room shows off its style and function beautifully, flowing into the formal dining area and kitchen. Off that area is the family room.
“There is a great bonus living space off the family room that we staged as a playroom, perfect to keep all the toys out of the adult space but still be able to hear and see the kids,” Eubank said. “There is also a great home office space, completely detached, but accessible through two different entry points outside and via the garage. I think it’s a lot of bang for the buck!”
The kitchen offers Carrera Marble countertops, a contemporary backsplash, white Shaker-style cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range.
Both baths have double sinks with Carrera Marble countertops and tile flooring. The master bath features an enclosed area for extra storage or another closet.
The backyard has a privacy fence and covered patio, great landscaping, and grassy green space.
This Lake Highlands North home was listed May 28 by Herbert for $375,000.