Continuing our series on great homes in great school districts, this north Allen two-story home is spacious, commuter-friendly near Sam Rayburn Tollway and zoned in one of the top-rated elementary schools in the highly-rated Allen school district. It’s up to task to contain a large family, with five bedrooms, four baths, and 4,513 square feet of house for under $500,000. This 2003-built home is located at 1205 Waterford Way in Allen near N. Alma Drive and Sam Rayburn Tollway and is listed by Maryam Dargahi of Keller Williams Realty Plano. This home feeds into Allen ISD’s highly rated Kerr Elementary (10 of 10), Scoggins Middle School (9 of 10), and Liberty High (9 of 10), as ranked by GreatSchools.org, a third-party ranking of best schools based on standardized test scores, attendance data, graduation rates, and college readiness.
Walking into this neatly landscaped, red-brick home, you’ll first notice the soaring, 20-foot ceilings and ample natural light from the energy-saving double pane windows. Once your gaze fades from the impressive ceilings, you’ll notice the exotic Brazilian Rosewood flooring throughout the front living and dining areas. Actually this home has two living areas and two dining areas. But the great thing about this home is that the formal dining is part of the great room, so the layout feels both spacious and dramatic as you step foot inside this Waterford Way estate.
Walk straight ahead to the updated kitchen, which has a kitchen island with seating, ample granite counter-top space, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens up to a roomy breakfast nook with a wall-inset for decor. You’ll find several inset arches and recessed wall niches throughout the house.
The spacious master is located downstairs with two walk-in closets and en suite bath. The master bath has a corner tub, standing shower, and his-and-hers vanities.
Upstairs you’ll find an additional living area that’d be perfect for a playroom, as well as spacious bedrooms, and a game and media room.
There’s plenty of running room for the kiddos in the backyard, which has a sprinkler system installed. Just add a canopy market umbrella on the patio, or better yet a more permanent shaded patio structure, and you’ll have a great place to keep watch.
And finally, cabinets galore, like two whole walls of them. This home features an unusual three-car tandem-style garage, where in typically two cars park side-by-side and one car is parked adjacently. It could be a challenge for three-driver households, but at least it offers all this built-in storage space. Now you just have to decide who gets to use it.