Our Saturday Six Hundred, at 6903 Sedgwick Drive in Merriman Park Estates, is built around a tree, and there’s something magical about it. It’s almost as if the tree imparts a protective spirit over the home. Think about it for a moment — the builder made sure the tree survived. He had a heart for it. Instead of taking the easy way out and uprooting it, he constructed his home with respect for the tree. You don’t see that happen often.
Of course, I’m a bit partial to homes with trees sprouting out of them. I have an enormous Pecan growing through an equally enormous hole in my deck, five feet from the back door. Years ago, when I saw this house, the tree was a large part of the reason I made it my home. That tree has been both practical and nurturing to my family. It shaded my toddler when he was playing in his sandbox, arched over more parties than I can remember, and has been a source of both inspiration and solace as I laid on the deck and looked up at it during challenging times. I really cannot imagine life without it.
When I spotted this Merriman Park Estates home that was just listed by Kim Sinnott with the Dybvad, Phelps, and Sinnott Group at Ebby Halliday Realtors for $679,900, I picked up the phone to find out more about this spectacular tree house.
Talk about hitting a home run! It turns out the previous owner was Travis Metcalf. For our baseball fans, Metcalf was a professional baseball player and played third base for the Texas Rangers in the 2007-2008 season.
It also turns out he went into real estate and had a heck of an eye for remodeling. Before he left for California, he turned this 3,224-square-foot Merriman Park Estates house into a showstopper. The home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living rooms, a sunroom, and a pool. The attention to detail is incredible, and it’s been remodeled to suit a growing family. Let’s just start with great light, vaulted ceilings, shiplap walls, high-end designer lighting, and quartz countertops — and we’ve barely scratched the surface. There are also cool touches like rope handrails up to the fourth-floor bedroom.
Then, there’s the location. The house sits in the sweet spot between Harry S. Moss Park and the White Rock Creek greenbelt. It feeds into Merriman Park Elementary, in Richardson ISD, and is minutes to downtown Dallas, Northpark Mall, and White Rock Lake.
And I repeat, all this for only $679,000. This house may be the deal of the year.
“It’s just such a unique and special home,” Sinnott said. “It’s a house that you will remember.”
We suggest you put Sinnott on speed dial and start calling her the moment you finish reading. That means now. I’m sure it will have multiple offers before the open house on Sunday.
Open House: Sunday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m.
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