Splurge vs Steal: Far North Dallas

Far North Dallas is the place to be if you’re looking for bigger homes and a more suburban lifestyle north of LBJ Freeway. It’s the last stop in the city before you get into Plano and it is bordered by Addison and Richardson, too, so the schools are generally quite good (Richardson and Plano ISDs). 

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re headed there to two lovely houses that exemplify the fine living available in Far North Dallas. Which one is your favorite? 

 

SPLURGE: BRAND NEW LUXURY CUSTOM HOME IN EXCLUSIVE GATED COMMUNITY

The Hawkins-Welwood custom home at 64 Fawn Wood Dr. is in one of the last new luxury gated communities in far North Dallas, the Lawn at Glen Abbey. The property is located in the back of the community, close to a large greenbelt and White Rock Creek. This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, a study, and 4,099 square feet on two stories near Keller Springs and Preston roads.

The Lawn at Glen Abbey offers low maintenance living for those who want to downsize on size, but keep a luxury style. The houses are built with energy efficient features and sit on smaller parcels of land with an HOA that takes car of yard work. This house has a three-car garage, two patios, and a wonderful aesthetic, with rich hardwood floors, lots of natural light, and high ceilings. The kitchen features an oversized island with breakfast bar and storage on both sides, lovely countertops, walk-in pantry, and top-of-the-line Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. The master’s two massive walk-in closets are the stuff of dreams and the ensuite bath has marble countertops, white cabinets, a skylight, jetted tub, and a beautiful walk-in shower with custom tile treatment. 

This home was listed June 9 by Kelly Ongena with HW Builders for $1.45 million. Annual HOA dues are $5,100 and include full use of facilities, management fees, and maintenance of back yard, front yard, and common areas.

 

STEAL: BRIAR RIDGE ESTATES TRANSITIONAL WITH FIVE BEDROOMS, POOL

The beautifully updated transitional-style house at 5906 Stoneshire Ct. sits on a cul-de-sac in the Briar Ridge Estates area of Far North Dallas. It is 3 miles north of our splurge, near Frankford and Preston Roads. This home has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,851 square feet on two stories, built in 1983.

Handsome details include white oak hardwood floors, crown molding, plantation shutters, beamed ceilings, three fireplaces, and a wet bar with a wine refrigerator. The renovated kitchen features an island, quartz countertops, white Shaker-style cabinetry, contemporary glass tile backsplash, lots of storage, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and double ovens. All five bedrooms have walk-in closets and the downstairs master delights with French doors overlooking the swimming pool, a fireplace, and gorgeous ensuite bath. That space has a modern freestanding tub, marble frameless glass shower with two shower heads and quartz countertops. 

This home was listed Sept. 7 by Carol Thompson with Keller Williams Realty Plano for $625,000.