Near Royal Lane and Hillcrest Road is the wonderful North Dallas neighborhood of Brookshire Park. Beautiful houses on larger, heavily treed lots line the streets, with most of the original properties built late 1960s and early 1970s.
This week’s Splurge vs. Steal takes us there to two Brookshire Park beauties just 0.4 miles apart. Both are over 5,000 feet and offer high-end amenities. Which is your favorite?
SPLURGE: ONE-STORY SPRAWLING MIDCENTURY ON DOUBLE LOT
The extraordinary midcentury at 6930 Brookshire Dr. sits on a double lot, 0.65 acres, and was taken to the studs in 2014 and completely rebuilt, restoring this timeless, architecturally significant home. It has four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, four living areas, three dining areas, and 6,320 square feet on one story, built in 1973.
The open floorplan is original, an entertainers dream as this home begs for large parties. Just look at the living-dining room area with soaring ceilings, a dramatic floor-to-ceiling stone surround fireplace, gorgeous hardwoods, and walls of windows. Each bedroom has an ensuite bath, walk-in closet, and its own private courtyard. The master is a sight to behold — its bathroom features a sculptural soaker tub, dual sinks on a floating vanity, and an entire wall partitioned by two frameless glass panels and offering two rainfall showerhead and a sea of marble. Outside, find over 500 square feet on covered patio space that overlooks the sleek swimming pool. A separate side yard provides an additional large green space.
This home was listed April 5 by Clay Stapp with Clay Stapp + Co. for $1.75 million.
STEAL: LOVELY HOME ON HEAVILY TREED HALF ACRE WITH POOL, DECKS
The home at 6981 Forest Glade Cir. sits on a gorgeous 0.487 acres with mature, lush landscaping, multiple large decks, a swimming pool, water features, and still plenty of green space. The house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 5,376 square feet on two stories, built in 1970.
On the first floor, two of the three living areas feature views of the backyard, and are separated by a double-sided fireplace and one has a wet bar and three walls of windows. Lovely. One bedroom with ensuite bath is downstairs, with the master and two secondary bedrooms up. The oversized master offers a roomy sitting area and bath with a jetted tub and skylights. A large study has built-in cabinets and shelves. A second-floor bedroom has an attached living area that would be a perfect sitting room, den, or office. The garage has cabinets, as well as a storage room.
This home was listed Dec. 22, 2017, by Steve Atkinson with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Park Cities for $970,000.