As beleaguered as Dallas ISD can seem, there are standout schools that draw people to buy in their attendance zones. Today, we’ve found at two houses zoned for Lakewood Elementary, a coveted school in DISD, for our Splurge vs. Steal. Both East Dallas houses are family friendly and move-in ready.
Splurge: Modern Farmhouse Renovation and Addition
You’ve got to love the Williams-Caruth Terrace home at 6907 Santa Maria Ln. This modern farmhouse is a massive renovation and addition, taken to the studs and rebuilt in 2017. It’s a sight to behold now, with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, a home office, game room, and 3,446 square feet on one story, built in 1964. It is 1.3 miles from Lakewood Elementary.
Everything looks new in this house, and the opened floorplan flows easily, with a downstairs master and formals. The fabulous kitchen features a 48-inch built-in KitchenAid refrigerator commercial grade gas range, as well as Carrara Marble countertops and a glass tile backsplash, wine refrigerator, and walk-in pantry. The master features dual closets, and a master bath with double vanities, frameless glass shower, and spectacular soaker tub. Upstairs are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a game room, and media or fifth bedroom. This large corner lot offers a privacy board-on-board fence and great side yard large enough for pool.
This home was listed Aug. 18 by David Collier with David Griffin and Company Realtors for $969,500, reduced to $939,900.
Steal: Updated Cutie with Cottage Style
Located 2 miles from Lakewood Elementary School, the house at 6715 Patrick Dr. is super cute and recently renovated. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,498 square feet on one story, built in 1955.
Curb appeal is great with painted brick, contemporary front door, and a newly poured driveway in large squares. Inside, the open floorplan makes for fun family time or entertaining. You’ll find hand-scraped hardwood floors, fresh paint, recessed lights, and elegant style. The kitchen has new cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Both baths have travertine tile and the house comes with a 2GIG security and home automation control panel, as well as an electric gate and Ranchio smart sprinkler system.
This home was listed Oct. 5 by Dot Winston with Allie Beth Allman and Assoc. for $449K, reduced to $439,500.