Splurge vs. Steal: Golf Course Living With a Pool, Anyone?

golf courseThe argument over whether life is better inside the 635 loop or outside has adamant advocates on either side. But this week’s Splurge vs. Steal showcases golf course adjacent homes, and what you can get if you go a smidgen outside the loop.

Both of our Splurge vs. Steal homes this week are near golf courses — one Lakewood Country Club, the other Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. What can you get near a golf course, yet close to all the amenities city living offers? Look and see.

SPLURGE: COUNTRY CLUB ABODE IN LAKEWOOD

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Built in 1986, this renovated contemporary modern home at 6745 Country Club Circle overlooks the Lakewood Country Club golf course, and is loaded with updates and amenities.

Everything — from electrical and plumbing to the hinges on the doors — has been redone, so the 4,530 square foot house feels brand new inside and out.

A circle drive provides great parking for guests, and you’re definitely going to have some because this house is made for entertaining.

For instance, can we talk about that backyard? Lush, tropical, and an oasis right in the middle of Dallas, it features gorgeous landscaping, a saltwater heated pool and spa, and an outdoor kitchen.

The chef’s kitchen is palatial, and features stainless steel appliances (including a commercial-grade stove) and gorgeous cabinetry and countertops.

The master suite is bright, airy and large, and features a his and hers master bath with plenty of room for two to get ready in the morning, and gorgeous enough to provide plenty of relaxation when you slip into that big tub.

The garage has been converted to allow for even more square footage, and is currently being used as an office-workshop. The whole home has been made energy efficient with new insulation in the attic, a new radiant barrier, 16+ SEER air conditioner, Energy Star appliances, and Low E windows.

The home is listed for $1,475,000 by Penni Boot with Century 21 Home Team.

STEAL: CUSTOM HOME ON THE 13TH FAIRWAY

This one-story custom home at 3332 Gatwick Place features gorgeous views of the golf course and a pool.

The 2,934 square foot home was built for entertaining, from its large family room with wood-burning fireplace to its two dining areas and sunroom. Updates include a built-in wine cooler, wiring for a flat-screen TV, and decorative lighting. Want to take the party outside? It has an open patio, pool, heated spa and an electric sunshade to shield the deck from a Texas summer.

A gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, a breakfast area with bar top, and stone flooring throughout.

A large master suite has great views and plenty of light, and the master bath seemingly goes on forever, with double vanities and sinks, a soaking tub, and shower.

And energy-efficiency was kept in mind as well, with an energy-saving hot water heater, double-paned windows, and Low-E windows.

The home is listed for $559,000 by Roni Henderson of Keller Williams Realty Dallas Preston Road.