Transforming a Suburban Ranch into a Luxury Texas Transitional

We all love a good makeover story and have I got one for you today! It’s our Inwood Home of the Week, and it’s a beauty. Rather than scrape this 1958 suburban ranch house at 5406 Caladium, the buyer transformed it into a luxury Texas transitional.

Eric Bodiwala, Chief Sales Officer of JNT Developers, spotted this home just north of Russwood Acres and knew he’d found the company’s next project.

luxury Texas transitional

You have to have extraordinary vision to realize this suburban ranch can transition to a luxury Texas transitional.

“The neighborhood is fantastic,” Bodiwala said. “The house is in Inwood Road Estates, and you can’t ask for a more convenient location.” This luxury Texas transitional is right between Inwood Road and the Dallas North Tollway, just south of Forest Lane. The Lamplighter School and Hockaday are a block away.

luxury Texas transitional

Another great touch is wrapping the fireplace and structural support in a wood-look tile.

JNT Developers extended the first floor and added a second story to create a total of 4,743 square feet of space with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two powder baths.

luxury Texas transitional

luxury Texas transitional

luxury Texas transitional

luxury Texas transitional

The floating, midcentury-inspired staircase serves as the focal point in the luxury Texas transitional home. Visible from the entire open-plan living area, it resembles a giant sculpture installation from the dining room, but I think the kitchen view is the most breathtaking vantage point.

The kitchen cabinets, you will note, are not white. We are seeing a return to wood, but it’s a fresh take on that heavy wood that we stagers encourage sellers to paint. There is a difference. Surrounding it with a lot of natural light, white paint, white quartz countertops, and white oak floors allow for a light, bright room with the cabinetry bringing in warmth yet no overwhelming darkness. There is an art to utilizing wood in a kitchen today, and the professionals at JNT Developers got it exactly right in this luxury Texas transitional.

The master suite is part of the first-floor extension, and it’s another inspired design, running the width of the home. A partial wall was designed with a double-sided fireplace to separate a sitting area and the street view from the sleeping area of the room. I’d steal this idea pronto if I were building or remodeling.

JNT Developers understands the value of staging a home. They hired Haven Interior Group to create the connection in this luxury Texas transitional. “When you have no furniture there is no emotion, “Bodiwala said. “Staging brings in the emotion factor and selling a home is all about the emotion. You have to see yourself living here and feeling great, so staging is important!”

There’s even a home theater!

A shot of the backyard before this suburban ranch was transformed into a luxury Texas transitional home.

“People are always surprised by the backyard,” Bodiwala said. “It’s huge. There are four massive, mature trees, and when they are leafed out, it feels like you are in a park.”

This is such a great example of using an existing home as a base for what amounts to a brand new house. It just takes a bit of ingenuity!

Keller Williams listing agent Lindsey Robinson has this luxury Texas transitional listed for $1.35 million.


Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. Karen teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. Her love of dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and Tudor and Midcentury Modern homes knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well! Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com

3 Comment

  • It was not transformed at all.. it’s a completely new build. It’s pretty basic and looks like every new build our there.

    • mm

      I disagree. I find the groupings, window placements, and rooflines quite appealing. The interiors are gorgeous. There’s nothing wrong with being inspired by other homes and designs, either. In all, I think they did a fabulous job of saving what they could and creating a home that any number of buyers would love to live in.

  • You guys are miracle worker…please come to Chi-Town and take ur business on the road …good luck with your endeavors !!!