Ask any home buyer these days and they’ll tell you that one of the biggest asks in their property wishlist is low-maintenance living. This is especially true of households that are downsizing from larger family homes and empty nesters. The solution? The patio home, and this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans is a perfect example of high-style, low-maintenance living in an absolutely enviable location.
Located at 3700 Fairfax near West Highland Park is a stellar patio home that has been beautifully maintained, said Saladino. Custom mahogany cabinets, an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and crown moulding show off the quality imbued in this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home. Saladino describes the 3,222-square-foot patio home as “Tastefully traditional with a twist.” The twist comes from the contemporary living area.
“There’s this sexy full-wall fireplace in the living area re-envisioned recently by Dallas tastemaker and sought-after interior designer Brant McFarlin,” says Saladino. “Note the powder blue walls and furnishing accents.”
According to Saladino, the corner lot insures lots of privacy and an enclosed courtyard with mature plantings. “There’s plenty of space for cooking out, and it’s pet friendly,” he added. There’s a first-floor master suite with a fireplace and a lovely bath. “The feeling is a little Dynasty here. I can see Alexis lounging in the tub with strawberries and champagne.”
Upstairs there are three full bedrooms and two full baths, as well as a generous media area. This home has tons of storage, too, Saladino notes, as well as a full utility room and a rare three-car garage with private rear access.
The location is stellar, too. You’re just minutes from Tom Thumb, which has the best orchids in town according to Saladino. You’re also within arm’s reach of Inwood Village, Love Field, Jose’s restaurant, and a stone’s throw from Highland Park Village. This home has all of the makings of a High Caliber Home, and we’re sure Saladino will find a buyer quickly. He’s listed this 2006-built beauty with all the bells and whistles for $759,000.
If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.