You’ve got to love a neighborhood with the motto, “A community where neighbors are friends and friends are family.”
That’s what you’ll find in Melshire Estates, a wonderful area inside the 635 loop, just east of the Dallas North Tollway. That’s where our Splurge vs. Steal houses are located today. One is high-end new construction (with a matching price tag) and the other, a complete renovation of a 1967 one-story. Which one is your favorite?
Splurge: Custom Transitional Beauty with Luxe Finish-out
We love the custom luxury home at 5809 Melshire Dr., a transitional style with high-end finish out and amenities. From curb appeal to thoughtful details throughout, everything was considered in its five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, and 5,717 square feet on two stories, built in 2016.
Some of the standout features of our splurge include five-inch plank hardwoods, a Thermador appliance package, temperature controlled wine closet, wine refrigerator, foam insulation, high efficiency 16 SEER HVACm and a post-tension slab-on-grade foundation. The upstairs game room includes a kitchenette and bar. The master suite offers a huge walk-in closet with an incredible stone bathroom, large walk-in shower, and soaker tub. The backyard is lovely with a covered patio, landscaping, and swimming pool.
This Melshire Estates home was listed Sept. 19 by Michelle Wesley by Ebby Halliday Realtors for $2.079 million, reduced to $1.899 million.
Steal: Totally Renovated Style on Almost Half an Acre
Half a mile away, check out our steal at 5717 Forest Ln., an extensively renovated one-story situation on almost half an acre. The interior has been totally re-built, with new open floorplan and a lot of gorgeous design elements. This house has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,364 square feet on one story, built in 1967.
Some of the updates include new hardwood floors, walls, vaulted ceilings, windows, doors, trim, lighting, and neutral colors. Love the dramatic floor-to-ceiling fireplace on a wall of double French doors in the back living room. The island kitchen has granite countertops, white cabinets, contemporary tile backsplash, and commercial-grade stainless steel appliances. The master impresses with its new skylight and fabulous bath with with frameless glass shower and soaker tub. The lot offers many mature tree and room for a swimming pool.
This Melshire Estates home was listed Aug. 23 by Ola Ghabour with Keller Williams Frisco Stars for $595K, reduced to $579,000.