It can be a gamble, buying an older home. Sometimes they’ve been updated and the price reflects that, and other times they are in desperate need of love. Neither is the case with this week’s Inwood Home of the Week, a 1950s Mediterranean in West Highland Park with curb appeal for days and bright, airy finishes throughout the interior.
Bright pops of color punctuate the walk up to the home thanks to the red planters and door. Since the home is on Mockingbird Lane, a circular drive will come in handy for quick entry onto the usually busy road.
Inside the four-bedroom, four-bath home located at 4669 Mockingbird Lane, care has clearly been taken to consider both aesthetics and function.
Listing agent Beth Maisak of Dave Perry-Miller – Preston Center said that the home has been “tastefully updated and recent TLC completed to restore the home to its classic beauty.” Those updates include new paint and carpet, she added.
“With loads of charm, no shortage of natural lighting, and a spacious open floor plan, this home provides the flexible footprint needed for today’s homeowners,” Maisak said.
Hardwood floors in the common areas create the opportunity for light to bounce around (and there are plenty of windows to provide that natural light).
All four bedrooms are generously sized, and the bathrooms have been updated as well. And check out that master suite, with a spacious en-suite bathroom with a soaker tub and separate shower, as well as a large walk-in closet.
The kitchen is situated in an open downstairs floor plan and has been tastefully updated with granite countertops, a mosaic tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances.
Outside, the backyard is truly a retreat built for entertaining with a large deck, built-in fire pit, and privacy fencing. A detached two-car garage is also in the backyard.
Thanks to its West Highland Park address, the home provides all kinds of best-of-both-worlds scenarios. The new owners of this home will be close to all the Highland Park amenities (including the pools, parks, dining, and shopping), but will also be close to the tollway (great for commuting), and some stellar Dallas ISD schools (including the district’s latest gifted and talented vanguard, KB Polk, and TEA-distinguished Maple Lawn Elementary).
The home has been on the market for a mere nine days, and with a list price of $840,000, will likely not stay on the market for long.