For our Friday Four Hundred, we’re heading two miles north of the LBJ loop to a Richardson neighborhood with some fast-appreciating property prices.
The Cottonwood Heights home at 1431 Lamp Post Ln. hit the market in May, a luxe finish-out on a traditional Dutch colonial revival. This house is modern and gorgeous — they’ve taken a blah house and made it absolutely beautiful inside. Its asking price of $484,800 might seem high for this area, but in fact three nearby houses with similar amenities sold recently for $450K, $519,900, and $525K. So maybe not.
This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,808 square feet on two stories, built in 1964.
Extensive new landscaping and mature trees enhance the curb appeal. The house has a gambrel roof, traditional for a Dutch colonial revival, with balanced dormer windows and a small front porch. Visitors will take note of the striking transition from this exterior to the contemporary interior updates.
So let’s start with the “behind-the-scenes” updates to this Cottonwood Heights home. They include new plumbing, water heater, HVAC system and ducting, Pella low-E windows, and triple Pella sliding glass door. That’s a ton of value right there, and the updates also brought new oak hand-scraped hardwoods, recessed lights, modern stainless steel fireplace, high-end cabinets, and a mudroom to the design. They also added a second master to the floorplan, which is opened up significantly in the common living areas.
Every room is good-looking in this flip, but the kitchen in particular enchants with Carrera Marble countertops, white Shaker-style cabinets, high-end fixtures, professional vent hood, farm sink, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. There’s a walk-in pantry with a sliding farm door nearby, as well as a mud room with built-in cabinetry and hook-ups for full-size washer and dryer.
The first master bedroom features two closets, premium carpets, and a sparkly, lovely bathroom awash in marble with a frameless glass shower with nook, white cabinets, and a sleek look. The other bedrooms and bathrooms are also updated and fresh with higher-end finish-outs.
In the backyard, there’s a new patio area, lots of grassy green space, landscaping, and mature trees.
This Cottonwood Heights home was listed May 19 by Kathy Jabri with William Davis Realty for $489K, reduced last week to $484,800.