This is the third installment of a new column here on CandysDirt.com, Splurge vs, Steal (read the last one here). We’ll be looking at properties that offer something in common, but have a big difference in their asking price.
As any Dallasite knows, 75230 is one of the most luxe zip codes in the city. This coveted area includes storied neighborhoods like Preston Hollow, Preston Royal, and Northlake Estates, and you can find some architectural gems throughout, created by DFW’s best custom builders. It’s centrally located, so a lot of Dallas in no more than a 20-minute drive away, making it a convenient place to live, too.
Our Splurge vs. Steal column today takes a look at two Dallas luxury houses in 75230. You’re going to love what we found. Let’s take a tour.
SPLURGE: Northaven Hills Transitional with over 4,000 Square Feet, a Sleek Aesthetic
The transitional-contemporary house at 7130 Northaven Rd. sits on almost half an acre of prime Northaven Hills land, near Royal Lane and Hillcrest Road. This 1960 home has been totally reimagined with extensive renovations, creating a sleek, stylish abode. Think 10-foot ceilings, huge windows, an open design plan, on-trend color palette, and high-end touches everywhere. This home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 4,310 square feet on one story.
From one space to the next, buyers will feel the easy flow and take in some killer design features, like a stone double-sided fireplace flanked by wood clad accent walls. A spacious kitchen overlooks living and dining areas with an unusual U-shaped island with bench seating and a small table. The room also features marble countertops, modern backsplash, beautiful wood cabinets and floating shelves, tons of storage, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens and a gas cooktop. The master bedroom has oversized windows looking out into the backyard. Its bathroom is divine, with a contemporary soaker tub, marble everywhere, a frameless glass shower, and dual vanities. For the backyard, a slider opens to a covered patio, overlooking the yard with a privacy fence and rear driveway enclosed by a motorized gate, adding to the yard’s usable space.
This home was listed June 16 by Matthew F. Rice with The Trophy Group, LLC, for $1.299 million.
STEAL: Melshire Estates Traditional on Almost Half an Acre with Gracious Living Areas
Sitting on almost half an acre in Melshire Estates, the 1961 traditional at 5515 Ridgetown Cir. is our steal, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,736 square feet on one story. Mature trees and and lots of grassy green space make this a great home for kids, as does the fact that it’s quite close to Hockaday and Lamplighter, and only a few miles from Jesuit, Ursuline, St. Mark’s, and other top private schools.
Located near Forest Lane and the Dallas North Tollway, this house is on the west edge of 75230, with houses set back from the streets on large lots. It has hardwoods throughout, nice-sized formal living and dining areas, and double pane windows. We love the back living area with its painted brick wood-burning fireplace, skylights, passthrough to the kitchen, and vaulted, beamed ceiling. The eat-in kitchen features granite countertops, island, farm sink, butler’s pantry, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens and a gas cooktop. The master offers two separate walk-in closets — actually, all the bedrooms have that, which is an excellent amenity. The bathrooms leave something to be desired, but they all have decent-sized footprints and could be beautifully upgraded. Find a sweet retreat in the large backyard, which is big enough for new owners to put in a pool.
This home was listed May 23 by Jennifer Michele Boyd with JP & Associates Frisco for $629,900, reduced in late June to $614,900.
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