7409 Dalewood Lane Surprises with Maximum Versatility and Unexpected Delights

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One quick glance through the photos and it’s clear: 7409 Dalewood Lane is the house that just keeps on going. Not only is this lovely ranch style home is completely move-in ready, its spacious, 3,200-square-foot interior offers seemingly endless possibilities for personalization. The drive-up is really something special thanks to the massive trees on the property. Overall, the landscaping could use a little TLC (I spy a few bushes that could use some heavy-handed trimming) but my goodness, those trees! I’m experiencing some arbor envy! Situated on a large corner lot near Dallas’ White Rock Lake, this gem is listed at $679,900 by Beth Arnold with Local Resident Realty.

Naturally, the real appeal of this week’s Saturday Six Hundred lies beyond the front door. Join us after the jump for some truly great, versatile spaces, four bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms, and a master bathroom surprise that will have you sighing.


First off, the living space is huge! It’s oversized, but not in such a dramatic fashion that you’d need to worry about your furnishings appearing dwarfed by the room’s size. United by gorgeous hardwood flooring, it’s essentially a great room that can be laid out to include any combination of living, dining, and sitting areas. There’s a lot to be said for versatility.

The fireplace is cozy and sweet and the cabinetry is super practical. Those built-ins are either more recently built or modified because there’s plenty of space for today’s larger flat screens. It’s a detail that may seem insignificant until you’re paying a carpenter a pretty penny just to accommodate your modern technology. Believe me. We recently had to have our 1970s built-in cabinetry surgically altered and it wasn’t cheap.

The kitchen opens to the living area on one side, and the dining area on another. Outiftted with stainless steel appliances, it’s modern and bright and maybe just the tiniest bit generic, but that’s not such a bad thing. It just means that opportunity abounds for putting your own unique stamp on it.

And! There’s a really cute breakfast nook off yet another side, with a dining banquette built right in. I love it! Details like that are my jam.

Off of the breakfast nook is what amounts to a sunroom or a family room. It’s really the far end of that endless great room, but the fireplace makes a great divider.

Off the sunroom (I told you this house just keeps going), you’ll find the guest suite, complete with its own bathroom. A really nice, totally renovated bathroom, at that. I’d say it’s every bit as nice as the master bath, but just wait for it. It’s good.

The remaining bedrooms and bathrooms are nice enough. They’re all light, bright and clean.

The master bedroom, though, is a step above. Saturated with natural light, it has a cozy, private appeal. And through those glass doors to the right is a bit of a bonus space. Whether it’s as an office space for the sometimes-at-home worker, a nursery, or a dressing area, unexpected treasures like this hold big appeal for me. I love a good bonus space.

And what’s that, in the master bathroom? Do I spy a sauna? I do! Goodness, if that doesn’t make the sale, you’re a tough customer. The bathroom overall is gorgeous and updated beautifully. With separate tub, shower, and dual vanities, it’s everything  you could possibly want. And then there’s the sauna. Seriously.

While there’s mention of an outdoor shower and a motorized gate, photography of the backyard is conspicuously absent from the listing. Is it just too amazing to capture? I don’t know about you, but my curiosity is piqued!


Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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