Splurge vs Steal: Two Northwood Hills Homes with Spacious Floorplans

Just past LBJ Freeway in the heart of North Dallas, Northwood Hills is a higher-end neighborhood with a genuine friendliness and established feel that welcomes newcomers and visitors alike. There’s a lot of recommend the area. In addition to larger lots and proximity to highways, they are zoned for Richardson ISD, a selling point for many families. 

Currently, houses on the market in Northwood Hills range from $500,000 to $850,000. In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two properties on both ends of that range. Which one is your favorite? 

 

SPLURGE: MORE THAN 4,600 SQUARE FEET ON OVER HALF AN ACRE WITH POOL

The house at 6838 Meadowcreek Dr. has an appealing circle drive, swimming pool, floorplan, and updates that will make it a hit with homebuyers. It has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 4,638 square feet on one story, built in 1962 and sitting on 0.51 acres.

There are a ton of behind-the-scenes improvements. In 2017 and 2016, the house got a new water heater, front door, roof with 50-year shingles, and master bath. The den features a vaulted, beamed ceiling with a stone fireplace. Kitchen appliances are Viking and SubZero and there’s new cabinetry, and Brazilian Verde granite countertops. Throughout the house, you’ll find custom shutters and hardwood floors, as well as recessed lights. A large master suite with dual full baths, both with quartz countertops. Just off this room is a study and den. Just ofd the den is a sunroom overlooking the pool with a game room nearby and three-car attached garage.

This home was listed March 14 by Kellie Johnson with Keller Williams Realty for $799,000.

 

STEAL: REMODELED RANCH-STYLE HOME ON OVERSIZED LOT

Around the corner and six houses away, find our steal at 14130 Hillcrest Rd. This remodeled home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,565 square feet on one story, built in 1975 and sitting on 0.48 acres. 

There’s a front circular driveway with extra parking in the back plus a rear-entry two-car garage, as well as a spot for RV. Inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, new windows, and new carpet in the bedrooms, as well as new plumbing. The living room features a vaulted, beamed ceiling with a fan, skylights, stone fireplace, and wet bar. The eat-in kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, recessed lights, and a gas cooktop and double oven. The oversized backyard has a patio and plenty of space for a pool, should the new owners want one. 

This Northwood Hills ranch was listed Feb. 8 by Richard Scott with Keller Williams, North Dallas for $579K, reduced to $549,000.