Our Inwood Home of the Week at 7244 Westlake Avenue is a completely remodeled Lakewood ranch that offers sought-after one-story living, park views, and is a literal hop, skip, and jump to White Rock Lake.Built in 1950, it has all the charm of the era with an Austin stone façade and a front porch where you can relax with a glass of wine and visit with the neighbors.
When Shane and Beth Jordan bought their Lakewood ranch at the end of 2015, they immediately launched into a major remodel. I think they remodeled it for me because it has every single element I love. They opened it up to create great flow for entertaining, and of course, that makes it easy to keep an eye on kids as well. Beth is an interior designer, so that’s why this home looks so flawless.
Her choices of Taj Mahal quartzite in the kitchen and Carrera marble in the bathrooms, along with swoon-worthy light fixtures, are exquisite. You’ll find all the bells and whistles here including two of my favorite features, a smart home system and a screened-in back porch. With 3,147 square feet, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one powder bath, this Lakewood ranch is perfect for an active family wanting Lakewood schools and easy access to the lake.
“You know it’s getting hard to find a one-story home in Lakewood,” Allie Beth Allman listing agent Breeanna Joubran said. “This is one of the few left that has been totally remodeled with this kind of square footage.”
For those of you that may be new to Dallas and have no idea what you get when you buy in Lakewood, you get a lot more than a great house. You get a connected, active, social neighborhood, and this block is particularly friendly.
“We don’t have official activities, but people are always out in their front yards,” neighbor Molly Terry said. “If you see chairs in one neighbor’s driveway, you know it’s cocktail hour!”There are plenty of kids on the block, and if you’re looking for an active lifestyle, it doesn’t get better than this. TP Hill is walkable, as is Williamson Park. You can join a rowing or sailing club, paddle board, bike, hike, or just walk your dogs around the lake. Lakewood is also enviably located within close proximity to Mockingbird Station, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, and the Dallas Arts District.
All of this means if you like what you see, call Joubran — and call her fast. At only $1.075 million, I’d be surprised if this beautiful Lakewood ranch is on the market much past this weekend.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com