Updated Master Retreat Will Help Sell this Old Lake Highlands Modern Cottage

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When a master bathroom renovation shows off its best side, buyers take note. This precious commodity can seriously speed up the sale of a house. 

We’re betting that buyers will love the master bath of our Thursday Three Hundred, where all of the elements work together harmoniously to create something unexpectedly special. Carrara Marble? Check. Frameless glass shower? Check. Sliding rustic wood barn doors? Check. It offers on-trend and timeless elements at the same time. 

Pulling back the camera, what’s not to love about the entire Old Lake Highlands modern cottage at 563 Hambrick Rd.? It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,408 square feet on one story, built in 1951. A few more updates: new low-E double pane windows, open concept floorplan, Nest thermostat, tankless water heater, recessed LED lighting, and refinished hardwood floors throughout. 

There’s an open house this Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1-3 p.m. Join me for a look around beforehand.

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The venerable East Dallas neighborhood of Old Lake Highlands is part of the White Rock Lake community, almost completely surrounded by a greenbelt and atop some of the highest elevation in the city. Established in 1946, Old Lake Highlands is about 10 miles northeast of downtown Dallas with about 1,700 homes located within the boundaries of East Northwest Highway, Buckner Boulevard, and East Lake Highlands Drive. 

This Old Lake Highlands modern cottage sits near Easton Road and East Lake Highlands Drive close to Norbuck Park, Flag Pole Hill, and the northeast shores of White Rock Lake. Its 1950’s brick ranch construction makes for sweet curb appeal with updated shutters and mature landscaping. A new contemporary front door welcomes handsomely. (All the interior doors are replaced, too.)

Inside, the typical ranch-style floorplan has been opened up, creating long lines of sight. The living area, dining area, and kitchen share one large space and the effect is marvelous. This home has a modest footprint and this absolutely makes the most of every inch. 

In the kitchen, find Carrara Marble countertops, Acacia butcher block island with breakfast bar, counter-to-ceiling white subway tile backsplash, white Shaker-style cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range.  

In the guest bath, original honeycomb flooring has been restored and they’ve added a modern vessel sink and counter-to-ceiling white subway tile.

In the master bedroom, find that marvelous ensuite bathroom with a walk-in-closet and expansive dressing area. In the bath, there are Carrara Marble countertops, a dual sink vanity, and rain shower head with large frameless glass enclosure. New honeycomb tile flooring echoes the restored tile in the secondary bathroom. 

In back, the owners installed modern horizontal wood fencing this month and there are mature trees.

This home was listed Feb. 19 by Peter Loudis with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $379,900.

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Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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